Bezirksliga Main-Hessen
Map of Germany in 1925
Founded1927
Folded1933
Replaced byGauliga Südwest/Mainhessen
Country Germany
State
Level on pyramidLevel 1
Last championsMain: FSV Frankfurt
Hessen: FSV Mainz 05
(1932–32)

The Bezirksliga Main-Hessen was the highest association football league in the German state of Hesse and the Prussian province of Hesse-Nassau from 1927 to 1933. The league was disbanded with the rise of the Nazis to power in 1933.

Overview

The league was formed in 1927, from the clubs of the Bezirksliga Main and the clubs of the north-eastern part of the Bezirksliga Rheinhessen-Saar. The clubs from the Bezirksliga Rheinhessen-Saar which did not become part of the new league were added to the new Bezirksliga Rhein-Saar instead. With the Viktoria Aschaffenburg, the league also included one club from Bavaria.

The league operated from the start in two regional divisions, the Main-division, named after the river Main and the Hessen-division, named after the region of Hesse. The first played with twelve, the second with ten clubs in its first season 1927-28. The clubs in each division played each other in a home-and-away round with the division winners advancing to the Southern German championship, which in turn was a qualification tournament for the German championship. A Bezirksliga final was not played.

The second and third placed team in each division qualified for another round, the Bezirksliga runners-up round, to determine one more team which would gain entry to the German finals.

The leagues were reduced to ten teams in the Main division and nine in the Hessen division in the following season but remained unchanged in modus otherwise. For the 1929-30 season, both divisions then operated on a strength of eight teams, a system that also applied in the following season.

In the 1931-32 season, both divisions expanded in strength, Main to eleven and Hessen to ten teams. The Southern German finals were also reorganised with the top two teams from each division advancing to the Northwest finals group.

In its last season, 1932–33, both divisions operated on a strength of ten clubs.

With the rise of the Nazis to power, the Gauligas were introduced as the highest football leagues in Germany. In the region, the Gauliga Südwest/Mainhessen replaced the Bezirksliga Main-Hessen as the highest level of play. The clubs from the Hanau and Friedberg region however were added to the new Gauliga Hessen.

National success

Southern German championship

Qualified teams and their success:

German championship

Qualified teams and their success:

Founding members of the league

The 22 founding members of the league and their positions in the 1926-27 season were:

Main division

Hessen division

Winners of the Bezirksliga Main-Hessen

Season Main Hessen
1927–28 Eintracht Frankfurt Wormatia Worms
1928–29 Eintracht Frankfurt Wormatia Worms
1929–30 Eintracht Frankfurt Wormatia Worms
1930–31 Eintracht Frankfurt Wormatia Worms
1931–32 Eintracht Frankfurt FSV Mainz 05
1932–33 FSV Frankfurt FSV Mainz 05

Placings in the Bezirksliga Main-Hessen 1927-33

Main division

Club 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933
Eintracht Frankfurt 1 1 1 1 1 2
FSV Frankfurt 2 2 3 5 2 1
Rot-Weiß Frankfurt 3 7 2 3 3 7
Union Niederrad 4 3 4 2 4 4
FC Hanau 93 5 5 7 6 8 9
Viktoria Aschaffenburg 6 9
Kickers Offenbach 7 4 5 4 5 3
SpVgg Fechenheim 8 8 8
SpVgg Hanau 9 10
VfR Offenbach 10
Viktoria Hanau 11
Germania 94 Frankfurt 12 11
Germania Bieber 6 6 7 7 6
SpVgg Griesheim 8 10
VfL Neu-Isenburg x x x x 6 5
FSV Heusenstamm 9
Sportfreunde Frankfurt 8
VfB Friedberg 10

Source:"Bezirksliga Main-Hessen". Das deutsche Fussball-Archiv. Retrieved 2008-07-24.

Hessen division

Club 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933
Wormatia Worms 1 1 1 1 2 2
FSV Mainz 05 2 2 4 5 1 1
VfL Neu-Isenburg 3 3 2 2 x x
SV Wiesbaden 4 4 3 3 6 4
TSG Höchst 5 9
Alemannia Worms 6 5 5 4 5 3
Hassia Bingen 7 6 8
SpVgg Arheiligen 8 8
SV Darmstadt 98 9 6 8 10
Germania Wiesbaden 10
FC Langen 7 7 6 4 8
Viktoria Urberach 7 8 10
FVgg Kastel 3 5
Olympia Lorsch 7 9
Viktoria Walldorf 9
VfR Bürstadt 6
FVgg Mombach 7

Source:"Bezirksliga Main-Hessen". Das deutsche Fussball-Archiv. Retrieved 2008-07-24.

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