Verbandsliga Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Founded1991
CountryGermany
ConfederationUEFA
Divisions1
Number of teams14
Level on pyramid6
Promotion toNOFV-Oberliga Nord
Relegation toLandesliga Nord
Landesliga Ost
Landesliga West
Current championsNone
(2019–20)

The Verbandsliga Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is the sixth tier of the German football league system and the highest league in the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. 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.

Overview

The Verbandsliga Mecklenburg-Vorpommern was established in 1991 from sixteen clubs as a highest league for the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Football Association, LFVMV (German: Landesfußballverband Mecklenburg-Vorpommern). It comprised the area of the three Bezirksligen of Rostock, Neubrandenburg and Schwerin. Each of those three Bezirke contributed four to five clubs to the new league, with two clubs coming from the 2nd Division. The Verbandsliga Mecklenburg-Vorpommern was the last of the five leagues established at this level in former East Germany, a year after the other four. The league was originally named Landesliga Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and changed to the Verbandsliga in 1996.

The Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Football Association was formed on 14 July 1990.[1]

Throughout its existence, the league operated on a strength of sixteen clubs, occasionally diverting to seventeen to level out promotion and relegation.

The Verbandsliga was and is a feeder league to the NOFV-Oberliga Nord, together with the Berlin-Liga and Brandenburg-Liga, which its champion is directly promoted to. As such, it was the fourth tier of the German league system.

With the introduction of the Regionalliga Nordost as third tier of the league system in 1994, the Verbandsligen slipped to tier five. In 2008, the league was again demoted one level when the 3. Liga was established. However, this did not change anything in the leagues status as a feeder league to the NOFV-Oberliga.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Germany, the 2019–20 season was prematurely declared over after the suspension of game operations on 13 March 2020 with the decision of the extended LFVMV board on 7 March. The official and final standings using the points per game quotient rule were based on the additional decision made for the season's results on 26 May. There were therefore no champions, only table leaders.[2] The number of clubs was reduced to fourteen by next season.

League champions

The league champions:

Season Champions
1991–92 F.C. Hansa Rostock II
1992–93 FSV Schwerin
1993–94 VfL Rostock
1994–95 Parchimer FC
1995–96 F.C. Hansa Rostock II
1996–97 TSG Neustrelitz
1997–98 FC Schönberg 95
1998–99 SV Warnemünde
1999–2000 FC Anker Wismar
2000–01 FC Eintracht Schwerin
2001–02 TSG Neustrelitz
2002–03 Sievershäger SV
2003–04 FC Anker Wismar
2004–05 Torgelower SV Greif
2005–06 FC Schönberg 95
2006–07 Greifswalder SV
2007–08 FSV Bentwisch
2008–09 FC Schönberg 95
2009–10 FC Anker Wismar
2010–11 1. FC Neubrandenburg 04
2011–12 Pommern Greifswald
2012–13 Sievershäger SV
2013–14 SV Waren 09
2014–15 FC Anker Wismar
2015–16 FC Mecklenburg Schwerin
2016–17 Torgelower FC Greif
2017–18 Greifswalder FC
2018–19 MSV Pampow
2019–20 None

Source: "Verbandsliga Mecklenburg-Vorpommern". Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv (in German). Retrieved 21 February 2008.

Founding members of the league

The league was established from sixteen clubs from four leagues in 1991. Most of the East German clubs changed their names in the years after the reunion, some reverted to their old ones after a brief period, current names, when different from the one in 1991, are listed. The clubs are:

From the 2nd Division-Group A:

From the Bezirksliga Rostock:

From the Bezirksliga Schwerin:

From the Bezirksliga Neubrandenburg:

References

  1. ^ "Short history of the LFVM". Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Football Association. Retrieved 21 February 2008.
  2. ^ "Saison 2019/2020: Quotientenregel ist Hauptkriterium für Abschlusswertungen". Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Football Association. 27 May 2020.

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