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The Verbandsliga Baden is a German amateur football division administered by the Badenese Football Association, one of the 21 German state football associations. Being the top flight of the Baden state association, the Verbandsliga is currently a level 6 division of the German football league system.

Verbandsliga Baden
Verbandsliga Baden
Founded1945
CountryGermany
StateBaden-Württemberg
RegionBaden
ConfederationBadenese Football Association
Number of teams18
Level on pyramidLevel 6
Promotion toOberliga Baden-Württemberg
Relegation to
  • Landesliga Mittelbaden
  • Landesliga Odenwald
  • Landesliga Rhein/Neckar
Domestic cup(s)Baden Cup
Current championsVfB Gartenstadt
(2018–19)

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OverviewEdit

The league was formed as Amateurliga Nordbaden in 1945 in the northern half of the then state of Baden, which is now the western half of the German state of Baden-Württemberg. It was a feeder league to the Oberliga Süd and therefore the second tier of the football league system in the south of Germany until the interception of the 2nd Oberliga Süd in 1950. From 1950 until the establishment of the Oberliga Baden-Württemberg in 1978, it was the third tier of the football league system.

The winner of the Amateurliga Nordbaden was not automatically promoted but rather had to take part in a promotion play-off to its league above. Usually, the champion had to compete with the winners of the Amateurligas Südbaden, Württemberg and (from 1961) Schwarzwald-Bodensee.

The separation of North Baden and South Baden results from the outcome of World War II when the state was split into two separate occupation zones. The north was in the US zone and the south in the French zone. The official names for the two FA's reflect the separation of South Baden from the original association, with North Baden just simply calling itself Baden FA.

The league was established in 1945 with ten teams, the winner gaining promotion to the Oberliga Süd. The founder members were:

The league was split into a northern and a southern group from 1946 to 1948.

With the introduction of the Bundesliga in 1963 the Amateurliga was placed below the new Regionalliga Süd but still retained its third-tier status. It continued to do so after the introduction of the 2nd Bundesliga Süd in 1974.

The longest continuous member of the league was the SV Sandhausen which gained promotion to it in 1957 and spent 21 seasons in it until its admittance to the new Oberliga in 1978. The VfR Pforzheim spent a record of 28 out of 33 possible seasons in the league.

At the same time as the Oberliga Baden-Württemberg was introduced in 1978, the Amateurliga Nordbaden was renamed Verbandsliga Nordbaden. The top five teams out of the Amateurliga went to the new Oberliga while the rest of the teams found themselves in the Verbandsliga. The league was now set at tier four of the league system.

The winner of the Verbandsliga gains direct promotion to the Oberliga. The runners-up must play-off against the runners-up of the Verbandsliga Südbaden. The winner of this play-off has to face the runners-up of the Verbandsliga Württemberg for the final Oberliga spot. In 1981 no extra spot and in 1994 three extra spots were available due to league format changes.

Feeder leagues to the Verbandsliga Baden:

  • Landesliga Mittelbaden
  • Landesliga Odenwald
  • Landesliga Rhein/Neckar

The term "Verbandsliga" translates as "Football Association League". There are 21 football associations within the German Football Association, North Baden being one of them.

League championsEdit

The league champions of the league:

Source: "Verbandsliga Nordbaden". Das deutsche Fussball-Archiv. Retrieved 7 March 2008.

  • Bold denotes team gained promotion.
  • In 1950, three teams were promoted to the new 2nd Oberliga Süd.
  • In 1965, the VfR Pforzheim gained promotion as runners–up as the reserve team of Karlsruher SC was ineligible.
  • In 2019, the reserve team of SV Sandhausen gained promotion as runners-up when VfB Gartenstadt declined.

Teams promoted to the Oberliga after play–offsEdit

Since the 1978–79 seasons the runners–up have the opportunity to play–off for promotion. The following runners–up have succeeded in the promotion round:

League placingsEdit

The complete list of clubs in the league and their league placings since 1994.[1][2]

Club S 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
TSG Hoffenheim 4 9 3 2 1 1 13 5 5 7 4 2 2 7 11 11 11 16 9 8 15 4 3 9 x
TSG Hoffenheim II 2 2 2 10 8 6 8 5 2 1 5 7 9 10 9 3 4 6 10 x
FC Astoria Walldorf 6 6 3 4 8 5 1 8 4 2 8 7 2 1 8 11 11 11 13 x
FC Nöttingen 5 11 12 12 6 1 8 1 18 9 14 11 5 9 2 6 4 3 15 2 19 5 4 x
SV Spielberg 16 5 6 8 7 3 9 12 12 6 9 3 4 7 6 1 15 1 14 15 16 1 16 10 14 18 x
1. CfR Pforzheim 5 5 7 12 4 7 2 5 8 13 11 x
FC Germania Friedrichstal 22 10 13 7 2 4 8 7 3 12 17 5 1 16 x
VfB Gartenstadt 2 8 1 x
SV Sandhausen II 6 15 14 12 5 1 10 11 16 2 x
Fortuna Heddesheim 3 2 2 3 x
ATSV Mutschelbach 1 4 x
FC Astoria Walldorf II 8 11 5 4 6 2 3 1 15 17 5 x
1. FC Bruchsal 8 9 10 1 17 6 8 4 4 6 x
Olympia Kirrlach 2 9 7 x
VfB Eppingen 21 9 6 13 14 10 15 14 9 5 8 x
VfR Mannheim 3 7 8 2 7 14 10 3 8 9 1 12 10 15 16 16 4 2 2 3 15 17 3 3 3 9 x
FC Zuzenhausen 12 8 3 5 3 7 10 9 14 10 8 10 10 x
TSG Weinheim 2 19 6 10 7 5 1 15 1 16 1 18 6 3 2 4 2 5 16 2 5 11 5 2 1 18 11 x
TSV 1887 Wieblingen 1 12 x
SpVgg Durlach-Aue 6 13 7 9 6 6 13 x
TuS Bilfingen 3 10 12 14
SV Schwetzingen 30 4 11 4 12 4 3 4 4 15 13 11 6 8 8 3 2 6 8 7 11 7 15
FC 07 Heidelsheim 9 7 9 3 3 11 10 13 14 16
FV Lauda 21 2 3 1 12 4 2 5 10 6 13 13 17 8 14 8 12 15 5 14 17
SGK Heidelberg 28 3 2 13 1 8 3 15 8 7 8 11 7 12 10 5 13 9 10 9 11 12 11 18
FV Fortuna Kirchfeld 0+ x
SpVgg Neckarelz 9 17 14 9 4 1 4 3 1 9 12 17 18 13 x
FC Español Karlsruhe 1 14
ASV Durlach 20 14 12 15 2 7 6 7 3 4 11 1 16 6 1 14 14 18 5 13 6 7 15
VfR Gommersdorf 4 15 15 13 16 x
TSV Reichenbach 20 9 6 9 16 8 4 10 12 13
Amicitia Viernheim6 16 15 16 14 2 12 9 11 13 4 4 15
TSV Strümpfelbrunn 1 16
FC Spöck 5 6 3 9 11 14
TSV Höpfingen 3 15 12 15
SV Kickers Pforzheim 2 1 18 16
Waldhof Mannheim II 4 21 9 7 2 8 10 2 2 6 10 5 12 7 11 8 13 x
SpVgg Neckarelz II 2 12 15
TSV Grunbach 7 1 1 13 2
TSV Buchen 2 16 14
DJK/FC Ziegelhausen/Peterstal 1 15
1. FC Birkenfeld 4 11 17 6 16
FC Mosbach 6 13
1. FC Pforzheim5 11 8 3 2 5 3 7 2 3 12 19 4 1 16 3 10 6
TV Hardheim 11 14 4 15 11 8 10 5 9 11 15 10
FC Germania Forst 11 11 10 5 13 13 14
FC Rot 4 5 12 11 15
SpVgg Oberhausen 7 5 3 2 2 4 8 14
SV Schollbrunn 4 15 14 14 17
FC Neureut 14 7 8 9 10 7 13 12 16
TSV Viernheim 6 14 12 9 10 15 16 12 10 13
FC Viktoria Bammental 10 1 10 11 16 5 5 11 10 11 5 7 14
VfB Leimen 15 11 4 3 6 8 4 3 5 9 2 12 15
SV Schefflenz 1 16
SV Seckenheim 2 6 15
SpVgg Ketsch 3 10 15 16
VfR Ittersbach 6 5 10 13 11 16 13
Viktoria Wertheim 14 12 16 14
SV Sinsheim 15 9 8 9 7 12 15
SV Laudenbach 1 16
SpVgg Heidelsheim 1 14
FC Oestringen 7 13
SG Dielheim 10 8 13 14 14 14
SG Oftersheim 11 7 1 16 13 16
VfR Grötzingen 6 8 12 11 17
FV 09 Weinheim 2 7 10 5 6 18
Spfr. Dossenheim 1 15
Alemannia Wilferdingen 3 13 13
Fvgg Weingarten 7 15
Karlsruher FV 3 14
VfR Ussingheim 1 15

KeyEdit

Color Key
1, 2, 3, ... Bundesliga
1, 2, 3, ... 2. Bundesliga
1, 2, 3, ... 3. Liga
1, 2, 3, ... Regionalliga Süd (1994–2012)
Regionalliga Südwest (2012–present)
1, 2, 3, ... Oberliga Baden-Württemberg
1, 2, 3, ... Verbandsliga Baden
1 League champions
Played at a league level below this league
  • S = No of seasons in league (as of 2018–19)

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Verbandsliga Nordbaden tables 1978–present (in German) Das deutsche Fussball Archiv, accessed: 26 September 2011
  2. ^ Fussball.de - Ergebnisse Archived 7 December 2011 at the Wayback Machine (in German) Tables and results of all German football leagues

SourcesEdit

  • Deutschlands Fußball in Zahlen, (in German) An annual publication with tables and results from the Bundesliga to Verbandsliga/Landesliga, publisher: DSFS
  • Kicker Almanach, (in German) The yearbook on German football from Bundesliga to Oberliga, since 1937, published by the Kicker Sports Magazine
  • Süddeutschlands Fussballgeschichte in Tabellenform 1897-1988 (in German) History of Southern German football in tables, publisher & author: Ludolf Hyll
  • Die Deutsche Liga-Chronik 1945-2005 (in German) History of German football from 1945 to 2005 in tables, publisher: DSFS, published: 2006

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