Landesliga Bayern-Nordost
Map of Germany with the location of Bavaria highlighted
Founded2012
CountryGermany
StateBavaria
Number of teams19
Level on pyramidLevel 6
Promotion toBayernliga
Relegation toBezirksliga
Current champions1. SC Feucht
(2019–21)

The Landesliga Bayern-Nordost (English: State league Bavaria-Northeast) is currently the sixth tier of the German football league system in north eastern Bavaria and the third tier of the Bavarian football league system.

It is one of five Landesligas in Bavaria, the other four being the Landesliga Südwest, Landesliga Mitte, Landesliga Nordwest and Landesliga Südost. The league champion automatically qualifies for the Bayernliga, the runners-up needs to compete with the runners-up of the other four Landesligas and a number of Bayernliga teams for another promotion spot.

The league replaced the Landesliga Bayern-Nord and the Landesliga Bayern-Mitte at this level, both formed in 1963, with the former disbanded in 2012 while the latter was reduced in area of coverage. The new Landesliga Nordost covers eastern Upper Franconia, formerly part of the Landesliga Nord, and the northern parts of Upper Palatinate and Middle Franconia, formerly part of the Landesliga Mitte.[1][2]

History

Formation

The Landesligas from 2012 onwards.
The Landesligas from 2012 onwards.

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, splitting the previously single division league into a northern and a southern group. Below those, five Landesligas instead of the existing three were set, which were geographically divided to limit travel and increase the number of local derbies.[3]

Clubs from three different league tiers were able to qualify for the new league. From the Landesliga level, the clubs placed ninth to 15th had the opportunity to qualify for the Bayernliga through play-offs. Those clubs who failed to qualify for the Bayernliga were grouped in the Landesliga. The Landesliga clubs placed 16th, 17th and 18th automatically went to the Landesliga. The Bezirksoberliga (BOL) champions also had the chance to qualify for the Bayernliga. Those clubs who failed went to the Landesliga, alongside the BOL teams placed second to sixth. The teams placed seventh in Upper Palatinate, seventh to twelfth in Lower Franconia and seventh to thirteens in Upper Franconia entered a play-off with the Bezirksliga champions for the remaining Landesliga spots.[1] The league, in its inaugural season, plays with 20 clubs instead of 18, like the other four, because of a successful protest by 1. FC Burgkunstadt which saw a minor realignement of the leagues.[4]

The league started out with 20 clubs in its inaugural season, the clubs coming from the following leagues:

Seasons

The opening game of the new league took place on 17 July 2012 when SpVgg Oberkotzau hosted TSV Thiersheim in a 0-0 draw.[5] At the end of the 2012–13 season, league champions SpVgg SV Weiden were directly promoted while runners-up SV Friesen failed to earn promotion via the promotion round.[6] The league champions SpVgg SV Weiden had an outstanding season, winning the league by 30 points, losing only one game all season, and earning 103 points out of 36 games. At the other end of the table, FSV Erlangen-Bruck II, TSV Thiersheim and ASV Zirndorf were directly relegated,[7] while FSV Bayreuth, ASV Vach and 1. FC Burgkunstadt had to enter the promotion/relegation round with the Bezirksliga runners-up. Both ASV Vach and 1. FC Burgkunstadt managed to hold the league while FSV Bayreuth was relegated after losing to TuS Feuchtwangen.[8] For the 2013–14 season two clubs were promoted to the league, TSV Kirchenlaibach-Speichersdorf and ASV Veitsbronn-Siegelsdorf. Apart from these two sides the league also received 1. FC Strullendorf and SV Pettstadt who moved to the Nordost division from the Nordwest after the 2012–13 season while, in turn, SV Etzenricht and SV Mitterteich were moved to the Mitte division.[9]

The 2019–20 season was interrupted by the coronavirus disease pandemic in Germany that began in March 2020. It was later suspended until 31 August, forcing a cancellation of the 2020–21 season as the BFV approved a resumption of the preceding one,[10][11] which was curtailed in May 2021.

Modus

The league is played in a home-and-away format with the league champion being directly promoted to the Bayernliga. The runners-up enters a promotion round with the other four Landesliga runners-up and the Bayernliga teams placed just above the direct relegation ranks, 15th and 16th in the south and 15th in the north, for additional spots in this league. The bottom three teams from the Landesliga are directly relegated to the Bezirksligas. The teams placed 15th, 16th and 17th have to play-off with the Bezirksliga runners-up for their place in the Landesliga.[12][13]

Top-three of the Landesliga

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

Season Champions Runners-up Third
2012–13 SpVgg SV Weiden SV Friesen SV Etzenricht
2013–14 TSV Neudrossenfeld FSV Stadeln TSV Buch
2014–15 1. SC Feucht SpVgg Selbitz TSV Buch
2015–16 ASV Neumarkt TSV Kornburg SG Quelle Fürth
2016–17 TSV Kornburg FSV Erlangen-Bruck SG Quelle Fürth
2017–18 ATSV Erlangen TSV Nürnberg-Buch 1. SC Feucht
2018–19 FC Eintracht Bamberg 1. SC Feucht TSV Neudrossenfeld
2019–21 1. SC Feucht SC 04 Schwabach TSV Buch

League placings

The complete list of clubs and placings in the league since its inception in 2012:[14]

Club 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
ATSV Erlangen 5 1 B B B B
FC Eintracht Bamberg R R R B 17# 1 B B B
1. SC Feucht 5+ 14+ 1 B B 3 2 1 1 B
ASV Neumarkt B B 3+ 1 B B B 1+ 1+ B
SpVgg SV Weiden 1 B B B B B 3+ 2+ 2+ x+
SC 04 Schwabach 17+ 9 7 4 3 2 x
TSV Nürnberg-Buch 12 3 3 6 4 2 13 2 3 x
SV Friesen 2 6 6 18 11 12 8# 3# x#
FSV Stadeln 14 2 8 14 6 4 x
SV Memmelsdorf B B B 10# 5# 6 8 6# 4# x#
TSV Neudrossenfeld 6 1 B 5 8 4 3 4 5 x
SpVgg Jahn Forchheim B B B B 2# B B 7 6 x
1. FC Lichtenfels 8# 10 9 5# 7# x#
Kickers Selb 5 7 x
SV Mitterteich 13 6+ 8+ 13+ 13 9 6 11 9 x
TSV Kornburg 2 1 B 11 14 8 x
FSV Erlangen-Bruck B B B 10 2 B B 8 10 x
ASV Vach 16 10 9 4 6 2# B 9 11 x
SG Quelle Fürth 4 4 7 3 3 5 7 10 12 x
VfL Frohnlach R B B B B 14 15# 12# x#
SV Schwaig 12 13 x
FC Vorwärts Röslau 11 8 4 11 14 10 13 14 x
SC Großschwarzenlohe 14 16 15 x
FC Coburg 12# 15# 15 17# 17# x#
1. FC Herzogenaurach 5 15 16 x
BSC Woffenbach 11+ 16+ x
TuS Feuchtwangen 16 6# 14# 17 17
Baiersdorfer SV 11# 16 7 13 16 18 18
Türkspor/Cagrispor N. x
TSV 1860 Weißenburg x
SpVgg Selbitz B B 2 7 10 8 17
TSV Sonnefeld 12 18
ASV Veitsbronn 9 5 12 11 15
FSV Bayreuth 17 12 16
SpVgg Bayreuth II 15 17
SpVgg Erlangen 18
ASV Pegnitz 7 11 10 8 16
Dergahspor Nürnberg 5 12 12 9 17
SSV Kasendorf 11 13 18
SV Poppenreuth 15
VfL Frohnlach II 15 17#
SV Seligenporten II 15+ 13 17
BSC Saas Bayreuth 8 7 14
TSV Kirchenlaibach 5 16
SV Pettstadt 2# 13 16#
1. FC Redwitz 17
ASV Hollfeld B B 18
SV Buckenhofen 9 14
1. FC Burgkunstadt 15 15
SpVgg Oberkotzau 10 16
1. FC Trogen B 17
1. FC Strullendorf 12# 18
ASV Zirndorf 18
TSV Thiersheim 19
FSV Erlangen-Bruck II 20

Key

Symbol Key
R Regionalliga Bayern
B Bayernliga
1 League champions
Place League
Place# Played in the Northwest division that season.
Place+ Played in the Central division that season.
Place Played in the Southwest division that season.
Blank Played at a league level below this league

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. Retrieved 16 July 2011.
  2. ^ Die neue Landesliga-Einteilung Map of the new Landesligas with all 2012-13 clubs. (in German) fupa.net. Retrieved 13 June 2012.
  3. ^ Attraktive Gegner, regionale Einteilung, weniger Fahrtkosten Archived 10 August 2012 at WebCite (in German) BFV website. 12 February 2011. Retrieved 29 April 2011.
  4. ^ Landesligen-Einteilung modifiziert (in German) nordbayern.de. 20 June 2012. Retrieved 21 July 2012.
  5. ^ Die neuen Landesliga-Spielpläne 2012/13 (in German) 10 July 2012. Retrieved 20 July 2012.
  6. ^ FuPa zieht Bilanz: Das war die Relegation 2013 (in German) fupa.net. 18 June 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2013.
  7. ^ Landesliga Bayern-Mitte table 2012–13 (in German) fupa.net. Retrieved 28 June 2013.
  8. ^ So läuft die Relegation 2013 auf Verbandsebene (in German) fupa.net. Retrieved 29 June 2013.
  9. ^ Die Landesliga-Einteilung 2013/14 (in German) fupa.net. 20 June 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2013.
  10. ^ "BFV-Vorstand beschließt Aussetzung der Saison 2019/20 bis zum 31. August 2020". bfv.de (in German). 23 April 2020.
  11. ^ "Bayernliga "19/21": Über den Ligapokal soll man aufsteigen können". kicker.de (in German). 10 June 2020.
  12. ^ Spielordnung (in German) BFV website. Retrieved 20 July 2012.
  13. ^ Auf- und Abstiegsregelung der Regionalliga Bayern, der Bayernligen und der Landesligen - Spieljahr 2012/2013 Archived 3 August 2012 at the Wayback Machine (in German) fupa.net. Retrieved 20 July 2012.
  14. ^ Landesliga Bayern-Nordost table & results on kicker.de.