Danmarksturneringens 3. division
Organising bodyDivisionsforeningen
Founded2021; 0 years ago (2021)[1][2]
First season2021–22
CountryDenmark
ConfederationUEFA
Divisions1[1]
Number of teams12[1]
Level on pyramid4
Promotion to2nd Division
Relegation toDenmark Series
Domestic cup(s)Danish Cup (1954–present)
International cup(s)UEFA Europa Conference League
(via winning Danish Cup)
Current: 2021–22 Danish 3rd Division

The 3rd Division (Danish: Danmarksturneringens 3. division or Herre-DM 3. division) is the fourth tier of the Danish football league system beginning with the 2021–22 season. It is a semi-professional association football league for men. It is organised by the Divisionsforeningen on behalf of the Danish Football Association (DBU) as part of the nationwide football competitions and is positioned between the third-tier 2nd Division and the fifth-tier Denmark Series in the league pyramid.

History

In 2020, the Danish Football Association announced the creation of one new division, which would split the existing third tier 2nd Division in two, creating a new fourth tier: the 3rd Division. Therefore, it replaced the Denmark Series as the fourth tier, which instead became the new fifth tier.[1]

League format

The 3rd Division is made up of a total of 12 clubs. After 22 rounds the group will be split in a promotion group and a relegation group. The top two teams of the promotion group will be promoted to the 2022–23 Danish 2nd Division, while the bottom four in the relegation group are relegated to the Denmark Series.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Ny struktur i 2. Division". Divisionsforeningen (in Danish). Retrieved 13 July 2021.
  2. ^ Dalgård, Jonas (27 May 2021). "'Nye' danske rækker hedder 2. og 3. division". bold.dk (in Danish).
  3. ^ Sauermilch, Jonas (27 May 2021). "Dansk fodbold får en ny 3. division". TV 2 (in Danish).