Landesliga Bayern-Nord
Map of Germany with the location of Bavaria highlighted
Founded1963
Folded2012
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Level on pyramidLevel 6
Promotion toBayernliga
Relegation to
Last championsKickers Würzburg
(2011–12)

The Landesliga Bayern-Nord (English: State league Bavaria-North) was the sixth tier of the German football league system in northern Bavaria. Until the introduction of the 3. Liga in 2008 it was the fifth tier of the league system, until the introduction of the Regionalligas in 1994 the fourth tier.

The winner of the Landesliga Nord was automatically qualified for the Bayernliga, the runners-up needed to compete with the runners-up of Landesliga Bayern-Süd and Landesliga Bayern-Mitte and the 15th placed team of the Bayernliga for another promotion spot.

The league was disbanded in 2012, when the Regionalliga Bayern was introduced as the new fourth tier of the German league system in Bavaria. Below this league, the Bayernliga was expanded to two divisions while the number of Landesligas grew from three to five divisions. However, none of the new leagues carried the name Landesliga Bayern-Nord, with the Landesliga Bayern-Nordwest coming closest in territorial coverage.[1]

Overview

The Landesligas from 1963 to 2012.
The Landesligas from 1963 to 2012.

The Landesligen in Bayern were formed in 1963, in place of the 2nd Amateurligas, which operated below the Bayernliga until then. In the region of the Landesliga Nord, the 2nd Amateurligen were split into three groups, Oberfranken, Unterfranken-Ost and Unterfranken-West. The league was formed from eighteen clubs, seven of them from the Amateurligas (III) and thirteen from the 2nd Amateurligas (IV).[2]

In the first eighteen seasons, up until 1980, only the league champions were promoted to the Bayernliga. This was altered in 1981, when the three Landesliga runners-up were given the opportunity to earn promotion, too, via a promotion round.[3] It took 14 attempts by a Landesliga Nord club however, to actually achieve promotion through this way, which VfL Frohnlach finally did in 1994. The Bavarian football association actually stipulates in its rules and regulations that every league champion has to be promoted, unless it declines to do so, and every runners-up has to have the opportunity to earn promotion, too.

Below the league, the Bezirksligas were set as the fifth tier of league football, until 1988, when the Bezirksoberligas were formed. In the first years, four teams were promoted from the Bezirksligas, two from each region. In the 1980s, this number was increased to five clubs for a time. The Landesliga Nord was now fed by the two Bezirksoberligen of Unterfranken and Oberfranken. The winner of those were automatically promoted, the runners-up played-off for another promotion spot, the loser of this game then played a decider with the 15th placed team of Landesliga to determine the winner of the last available spot in the Landesliga.

For the most part of its history, the league has operated on a strength of eighteen clubs, only occasionally diverting from this when the number of teams relegated from the Bayernliga to it was more than one. With the changes in the league system there were, on occasion, two automatical promotion places available to each of the Landesligs, like in the seasons 1993–94 and 2007–08.

Clubs based in the border region to Hesse traditionally play in the Hessen football league system rather than the Bavarian Football League System. Notable examples of this are Viktoria Aschaffenburg and FC Bayern Alzenau who both currently play in the Oberliga Hessen. The later only left Landesliga Nord to do so in 1992.

Disbanding

The Bavarian football federation carried out drastic changes to the league system at the end of the 2011–12 season. With the already decided introduction of the Regionalliga Bayern from 2012–13, it also placed two Bayernligas below the new league as the new fifth tier of the German league system. Below those, five Landesligas instead of the existing three were set, which would be geographically divided to limit travel and increase the number of local derbies.[4]

The clubs from the Landesliga Bayern-Nord joined the following leagues:[1]

Founding members

When the league was formed in 1963 as the new fourth tier of the Bavarian league system in Upper Franconia and Lower Franconia, in place of the 2nd Amateurligas, it consisted of the following eighteen clubs from the following leagues:[2]

The clubs in the two Amateurligas placed seventh or better were admitted to the new Amateurliga Bayern, all others went to the new Landesligas. The top-three teams in the four regional 2nd Amateurligas were each admitted to the Landesliga Bayern-Nord. In the case of the 2nd Amateurliga Oberfranken-West, the league champion, the reserve team of VfL Neustadt, was disbanded and the fourth place club in the league, TSV Küps, was not permitted to take its place.

Top-three of the Landesliga

The following teams have finished in the top-three in the league:[5]

Season Champions Runners–up Third
1963–64 FV Würzburg 04 SC Sylvia Ebersdorf 1. FC Bayreuth
1964–65 1. FC Bayreuth TSV Donndorf-Eckersdorf SC Sylvia Ebersdorf
1965–66 SpVgg Hof VfL Neustadt FC Münchberg
1966–67 VfB Coburg 1. FC Bayreuth FV Würzburg 04
1967–68 FC Münchberg 1. FC Bayreuth FC Kronach
1968–69 1. FC Bayreuth FV Würzburg 04 1. FC Bamberg
1969–70 FV Würzburg 04 Wacker Marktredwitz TSV Mainaschaff
1970–71 FC Kronach 1. FC Bayreuth FC Münchberg
1971–72 1. FC Bayreuth BSC Saas Bayreuth VfB Coburg
1972–73 VfB Coburg ATS Kulmbach VfB Helmbrechts
1973–74 ATS Kulmbach VfB Helmbrechts 1. FC Lichtenfels
1974–75 1. FC Bamberg TSV Trebgast SpVgg Hof
1975–76 1. FC Haßfurt BSV 98 Bayreuth TSV Trebgast
1976–77 TSV Trebgast BSV 98 Bayreuth VfB Helmbrechts
1977–78 TSV Hirschaid VfL Neustadt BSV 98 Bayreuth
1978–79 VfB Helmbrechts SV Erlenbach SV Hallstadt
1979–80 VfL Frohnlach SV Erlenbach TSV Hirschaid
1980–81 1. FC Bamberg VfB Coburg FC Bayern Hof
1981–82 VfB Coburg FT Schweinfurt TSV Trebgast
1982–83 FC Bayern Hof SV Heidingsfeld 1. FC Haßfurt
1983–84 FC Schweinfurt 05 SV Heidingsfeld VfB Helmbrechts
1984–85 SV Heidingsfeld VfB Helmbrechts FC Bayern Hof
1985–86 FC Schweinfurt 05 VfB Helmbrechts TSV Trebgast
1986–87 FC Kronach VfB Helmbrechts FC Bayern Hof
1987–88 FC Bayern Hof VfB Helmbrechts SC Weismain
1988–89 VfB Helmbrechts SV Memmelsdorf Wacker Marktredwitz
1989–90 Kickers Würzburg DJK Schweinfurt SV Heidingsfeld
1990–91 SC 08 Bamberg VfL Frohnlach FC Bayern Hof
1991–92 VfL Frohnlach SV Heidingsfeld FC Bayern Hof
1992–93 VfB Helmbrechts FC Bayern Hof SV Heidingsfeld
1993–94 FC Bayern Hof SV Heidingsfeld VfL Frohnlach
1994–95 SC Weismain Alemannia Haibach SpVgg Stegaurach
1995–96 SpVgg Stegaurach Alemannia Haibach FV Würzburg 04
1996–97 Kickers Würzburg FV Würzburg 04 Teutonia Obernau
1997–98 SpVgg Bayreuth FV Würzburg 04 1. FC Sand
1998–99 FV Würzburg 04 DJK Waldberg TSV Großbardorf
1999–2000 1. FC Sand SpVgg Bayreuth VfL Frohnlach
2000–01 SpVgg Bayreuth TSV Großbardorf VfL Frohnlach
2001–02 TSV Gerbrunn VfL Frohnlach TSV Großbardorf
2002–03 FV Würzburg 04 TSV Großbardorf VfL Frohnlach
2003–04 VfL Frohnlach 1. FC Bamberg 1. FC Sand
2004–05 FV Würzburg 04 SpVgg Bayern Hof 1. FC Sand
2005–06 SpVgg Bayern Hof 1. FC Bamberg 1. FC Sand
2006–07 FC Schweinfurt 05 Alemannia Haibach 1. FC Sand
2007–08 VfL Frohnlach Kickers Würzburg SV Friesen
2008–09 SV Memmelsdorf 1. FC Sand Alemannia Haibach
2009–10 Würzburger FV FC Schweinfurt 05 TG Höchberg
2010–11 VfL Frohnlach SpVgg Selbitz 1. FC Sand
2011–12 Kickers Würzburg TSV Aubstadt SpVgg Selbitz

Multiple winners

The following clubs have won the league more than once:

Club Wins Years
Würzburger FV 6 1964, 1970, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2010
VfL Frohnlach 5 1980, 1992, 2004, 2008, 2011
SpVgg Bayern Hof 4 1983, 1988, 1994, 2006
Kickers Würzburg 3 1990, 1997, 2012
FC Schweinfurt 05 3 1984, 1986, 2007
VfB Helmbrechts 3 1979, 1989, 1993
VfB Coburg 3 1967, 1973, 1982
1. FC Bayreuth 3 1965, 1969, 1972
SpVgg Bayreuth 2 1998, 2001
FC Kronach 2 1971, 1982
1. FC Bamberg 2 1975, 1981

All-time table 1963–2012

The 1. FC Sand holds top spot in the all-time table of the Landesliga Nord, with 1,456 points from 928 games. Number two is the FT Schweinfurt, 46 points behind but with the record number of games, 1,060. Third place goes to 1. FC Bamberg. The last place, number 131, is the FC Wacker Trailsdorf on nine points. For the 2011–12 season, only one team joined the league that hasn't played at this level before, the TSV Kleinrinderfeld.[7]

Pos. Club Seasons M W D L GF GA P
1 1. FC Sand 28 962 422 245 295 1764 1352 1511
2 FT Schweinfurt 31 1060 408 241 411 2018 2047 1465
3 1. FC Bamberg 24 818 369 191 258 1620 1245 1298
4–128 125 clubs
129 SV Frankenwinheim 1 34 5 5 24 41 92 20
130 TSV Scheuerfeld 1 36 5 1 30 40 121 16
131 FC Wacker Trailsdorf 1 34 2 3 29 30 105 9

League placings since 1988–89

Main article: List of clubs in the Landesliga Bayern-Nord

The complete list of clubs and placings in the league since the 1988–89 season:[8]

Club S 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12
FC Bayern Alzenau 3 9 5 8 8 12 H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H R H R
SpVgg Bayern Hof 9 13 B B 3 3 2 1 B B B B B B B B B B 2 1 B B B B B B
TSV Großbardorf 7 16 5 3 8 2 3 2 B B B B B R B B B
Würzburger FV 04 1 16 11 6 10 6 3 2 2 1 B B B 1 B 1 B B B B 1 B B
FC Schweinfurt 05 5 B B 2B B B B B B B B R R R 2B R R B 7 1 B B 2 B B
VfL Frohnlach 11 B B 2 1 B 3 B B B B B 3 3 2 3 1 B B B 1 B B 1 B
Kickers Würzburg 23 4 1 B 4 11 15 9 7 1 B 9 5 8 17 6 6 2 B 5 5 1
TSV Aubstadt 11 13 14 17 10 14 14 16 9 15 13 2
SpVgg Selbitz 7 13 4 6 13 12 2 3
SpVgg Bayreuth 4 B B B B B B B B B 1 B 2 1 B B B B R B B B B B 4
SV Memmelsdorf 16 2 9 4 9 15 10 14 7 12 9 15 8 1 B 10 5
1. FC Sand 28 10 14 15 6 4 4 7 6 4 3 5 1 B B 9 3 3 3 3 10 2 6 3 6
TSV Kleinrinderfeld 1 7
1. FC Trogen 2 16 8
Alemannia Haibach 16 2 2 B 17 13 4 10 6 5 6 10 2 4 3 4 6 9
TG Höchberg 24 7 14 14 5 8 13 5 11 6 13 14 12 8 7 6 9 14 8 7 8 3 9 10
TSV Neudrossenfeld 3 7 8 11
DJK Don Bosco Bamberg 2 7 12
FT Schweinfurt 31 12 13 13 18 8 8 13 14 7 13 16 7 8 9 5 12 10 8 4 13
ASV Hollfeld 4 15 13 11 14
1. FC Burgkunstadt 4 14 15
FC Gerolzhofen 8 18 16
TuS Frammersbach 5 12 17
SV Pettstadt 2 19 18
FVgg Bayern Kitzingen 9 18 18 15
ASV Rimpar 6 7 14 16
FC Viktoria Kahl 12 12 9 9 10 4 10 5 12 11 14 10 17
DVV Coburg 7 8 8 12 7 16 13 11 9 18
Eintracht Bamberg II 8 2 12 11
FC Blau-Weiß Leinach 1 17
SV Friesen 8 16 8 12 12 10 3 5 18
SV Mitterteich 14 6 9 15 17 11 5 5 10 5 11 7 9 4 19
TSV Mönchröden 5 4 14 5 6 20
FC Strullendorf 10 7 11 10 6 7 10 17 15 15 16
1. FC Haßfurt 21 13 11 16 16 9 9 16 4 11 11 17 16 17
TSV Sulzfeld 7 15 12 13 13 16 14 18
TSV Thiersheim 9 12 11 11 15 11 15 17 9 17
SpVgg Stegaurach 6 3 1 B B B B B 13 16 13 18
SV Aschaffenburg-Damm 6 1 11
TSV Lengenfeld 2 15 16
TSV Karlburg 4 17
SpVgg Bayreuth II 2 5 11 8 18
1. FC Bamberg 8 24 8 17 15 8 4 6 6 4 2 4 2
TSV Aidhausen 3 14 14 17
SV Erlenbach 11 17 17 13 18
SpVgg Bayern Hof II 1 15
SC Weismain 12 8 11 5 5 7 5 1 B R R R B 5 15 18
TSV Gerbrunn 5 4 6 6 7 1 B
TSV Scheuerfeld 1 19
Wacker Trailsdorf 1 18
Teutonia Obernau 8 13 4 4 3 8 15 9 17
DJK Waldberg 7 9 10 11 5 4 2 11 18
ATS Kulmbach 19 15 17 7 16
DJK Schweinfurt 14 7 2 7 10 10 14 15 13 7 10 12 18
SC Weismain II 3 12 4 19
FC Kronach 21 B 5 6 13 9 18 12 10 16
1. FC Lichtenfels 16 19 8 9 14 18
FC Adler Weidhausen 4 12 15 15 19
VfB Helmbrechts 4 16 1 B B 8 1 B B B B
FC Rodach 4 11 5 14 16
SV Frankenwinheim 1 17
ASV Gaustadt 9 18
SV Heidingsfeld 14 6 3 10 2 3 2 B 16
SC 08 Bamberg 4 1 B B 12 14 18
VfB Coburg 7 15 16 12 16 17
Wacker Marktredwitz 21 3 4 12 7 13 6 18
TV Helmstadt 4 16 14
SV Hallstadt 13 14 10 17
TSV Trebgast 13 11 12 18
SG Randersacker 2 9 15
FC Frankonia Thulba 1 16
TSV Hirschaid 7 17
FC Ochsenfurt 2 17

Key

Symbol Key
B Bundesliga
RL
2B
Regionalliga Süd (1963–74)
2. Bundesliga (1974–present)
3L 3. Liga
R Regionalliga Süd (1994–present)
B Bayernliga
1 League champions
Place League
Blank Played at a league level below this league
H Played in the league system of Hesse

Notes

League records 1963–2012

The league records in regards to points, wins, losses and goals for the clubs in the league are:[5]

Record Team Season Number
Most wins VfB Helmbrechts 1988–89 29
Würzburger FV 2002–03
Würzburger FV 2004–05
Würzburger FV 2009–10
FC Schweinfurt 05 2009–10
Fewest wins SC Weismain II 1999–2000 1
Most defeats SC Weismain II 1999–2000 32
Fewest defeats VfL Frohnlach 1979–80 1
VfL Frohnlach 2010–11
Most goals for 1. FC Sand 1999–2000 122
Fewest goals for TSV Trebgast 1990–91 24
Most goals against SC Weismain II 1999–2000 197
Fewest goals against SC 08 Bamberg 1990–91 14
Highest points (2 for a win) FC Schweinfurt 05 1983–84 61
SV Heidingsfeld 1984–85
Lowest points (2 for a win) TSV Staffelstein 1969–70 7
Highest points (3 for a win) Würzburger FV 2002–03 90
Würzburger FV 2004–05
Würzburger FV 2009–10
Lowest points (3 for a win) SC Weismain II 1999–2000 6

References

  1. ^ a b Auf- und Abstiegsregelung der Bayernliga und der Landesligen für das Qualifikationsspieljahr 2011/2012 Archived 5 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine (in German) Bavarian FA website – Regulations for promotion and relegation in 2012, accessed: 16 July 2011
  2. ^ a b Die Bayernliga 1945–1997 (in German) publisher: DSFS, published: 1998, page: 55 & 56, accessed: 29 June 2009
  3. ^ Die Bayernliga 1945–1997 (in German) publisher: DSFS, published: 1998, page: 116, accessed: 29 June 2009
  4. ^ Attraktive Gegner, regionale Einteilung, weniger Fahrtkosten Archived 10 August 2012 at WebCite (in German) BFV website, published: 12 February 2011, accessed: 29 April 2011
  5. ^ a b Tables and results of the Landesliga Bayern–Nord Archived 19 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine (in German) Manfreds Fussball Archiv, accessed: 4 February 2011
  6. ^ Spielordnung: § 14 (2) Feststellung des Meisters Archived 22 July 2012 at archive.today (in German) BFV website – Rules of the game: § 14 (2) How to determine the league champion, accessed: 7 February 2011
  7. ^ All-time table of the Landesliga Nord 1963–2010 Archived 19 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine, publisher: Manfred Herzing, accessed: 7 February 2011
  8. ^ Das deutsche Fussball Archiv: Landesliga Bayern-Nord (in German) Historic German league tables, accessed: 7 February 2011

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