Jun 11, 2012, 10:18 PM
Location: Outer Cheltenhamshire
Team(s): Cheltenham Town
Post #62 of 70
German Fifth Level and other information.
Schleswig-Holstein Liga. 18 teams
The champions go into a play off round.
Four teams can be relegated.
The next level down is Verbandsliga, which has four groups.
Hamburg Liga. 18 teams
Again the champions enter the play off round, while four teams go down.
The next level down is Landesliga, in two groups.
Bremen Liga 16 teams
Again the champions enter the play off round, only two teams go down.
The next level down is Landesliga, in a single group
Niedersachsen Liga. 16 teams
The champions are automatically promoted, with the runners up into the play off round. Four teams go down
There are four groups in the Landesliga, named after three main towns, Hannover, Braunschweig and Luneburg, plus the Weser-Ems region
Two teams will be promoted from the play off round, so a total of 3 go up
There are Two Oberliga, still named Oberliga NordOst, Staffel Nord and Staffel Sud.
Both have 16 teams, promotion and relegation is not yet confirmed, but one expects one promotion and three relegations from each group
The six leagues at the next level are either Verbandsliga or Landesliga!
There are three Oberliga below this, Mittelrhein (16 teams), Niederrhein (20 teams) and Westfalen (18 teams)
The champions of Mittelrhein and Niederrhein, and the top two in Westfalen will be promoted.
Again three Oberliga, Baden-Württemberg, Sudwest and Hessen. Each has 18 teams and will promote one.
Baden-Württemberg has three Verbandsliga, Baden, Sudbaden and Württemberg - they are likely to promote one each, with a play off for one place bwteeen the 3 second placed teams
Hessen had three Verbandsliga, Hessen Nord, Hessen Mitte and Hessen Sud
SudWest has three lower leagues, Saarlandliga, Rheinlandliga and Verbandsliga SudWest
AFAIK, champions of all these leagues get promoted, and no play offs.
This means that SudWest has three different meanings, Regionalliga SudWest which includes Baden-Württemberg and Hessen, Oberliga SudWest which includes Rheinland and Saarland, and Verbandsliga Sudwest, which is basically Rheinland-Pfalz.
The Oberliga Bayern, below Regionliga Bayern, will be split into Staffel Nord and Staffel Sud
Each has 18 teams, one direct promotion place, and one play off place. There are five groups at Landesliga below this
That means there will be 14 divisions at Level 5 next season. I have not got confirmation of the breakdown of level 6 in the West Region, but if each level 5 division has two at level 6, then total will be 37 divisions at level 6
So the pyramid in Germany will be 1-1-1-5-14-37... next season
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