The Landesliga Schleswig-Holstein is the new sixth tier of the German football league system and the second-highest league in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein, supplanting the Verbandsligen at that level in the state.
|Number of teams||34|
|Level on pyramid||Level 6|
|Promotion to||Oberliga Schleswig-Holstein|
|Current champions||Schleswig: TSV Altenholz|
Holstein: TSV Pansdorf
The Landesliga was launched to start play in the 2017–18 season as part of realignments in the league system of Schleswig-Holstein and as a solution to the problem of many teams promoted to the Verbandsliga ending up relegated or withdrawn after one season.
The league is divided into two divisions of 16 clubs each, Schleswig (north-west) and Holstein (south-east), and teams promoted to or relegated from it will be assigned to a division based on geographical proximity, a practice called "flexible game operation" (German: flexibler Spielbetrieb).
For the 2020–21 season, the Landesliga was temporarily expanded to three groups, each having 11 to 12 teams for a total of 34 after the previous season was curtailed.
Founding members of the LandesligaEdit
The league was formed from the following clubs that have played in the following leagues in 2016–17:
- From the Schleswig-Holstein-Liga:
- From the Verbandsliga Nord-Ost:
- Gettorfer SC, 2nd
- TSV Bordesholm, 3rd
- Osterrönfelder TSV, 4th
- Büdelsdorfer TSV, 5th
- Heikendorfer SV, 6th
- Eckernförder SV, 7th
- From the Verbandsliga Nord-West:
- Husumer SV, 2nd
- BSC Brunsbüttel, 3rd
- Schleswig 06, 4th
- TSV Rantrum, 5th
- Blau-Weiß Löwenstedt, 6th
- SG Geest 05, 7th
- From the Verbandsliga Süd-Ost:
- From the Verbandsliga Süd-West:
- SSC Phönix Kisdorf, 2nd
- FC Reher/Puls, 3rd
- VfR Horst, 4th
- VfR Kellinghausen, 5th
- SV Schakendorf, 6th
- SV Todesfelde II, 7th
- From the promotion round:
- TSV Klausdorf, Nord-Ost, 8th
- TSV Pansdorf, Süd-Ost, 8th
|2017–18||TSV Kropp||VfB Lübeck II|
|2018–19||Husumer SV||Oldenburger SV|
|2019–20||TSV Altenholz||TSV Pansdorf|
- In 2020, the division champions were determined by points-per-game average after the season was terminated in May due to the coronavirus disease pandemic in Germany. TSV Kronshagen (Schleswig) and FC Dornbreite Lübeck (Holstein) were also promoted as runners-up.
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