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Rheinlandliga
Founded
1952
Nation
State
Rheinland-Pfalz
Region
Rheinland
Promotion To
Oberliga Südwest
Oberliga Südwest
The Oberliga Südwest is the highest regional football league for the Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland state of Germany. It is the fifth tier of the German football league system. It is one of eleven Oberligas in German Football, the 5th tier of the German football league system...

Relegation To
Bezirksliga Rheinland-Mitte
Bezirksliga Rheinland-Ost
Bezirksliga Rheinland-West
Number of Teams
18
Level on Pyramid
Level 6
German football league system
The German football league system, or league pyramid, refers to a series of hierarchically interconnected leagues for association football clubs in Germany that consists of over 2,300 men's divisions, in which all leagues are bound together by the principle of promotion and relegation...

Domestic Cups
Rhineland Cup
Rhineland Cup
The Rhineland Cup is one of the 21 regional cup competitions of German football. The winner of the competition gains entry to the first round of the German Cup. It is limited to clubs from the northern part of Rhineland-Palatinate, however, teams from the Fußball-Bundesliga and 2nd...

Current Champions 2010-11
FSV Salmrohr
FSV Salmrohr
FSV Salmrohr is a German association football club in the village of Salmrohr, Rhineland-Palatinate. Founded in 1921, the small club has limited resources and has relied largely on local talent, but still managed two decades of play in the tier III Amateur Oberliga Südwest and Regionalliga...



The Rheinlandliga, formerly the Verbandsliga Rheinland, is currently the 6th tier of the German football league system
German football league system
The German football league system, or league pyramid, refers to a series of hierarchically interconnected leagues for association football clubs in Germany that consists of over 2,300 men's divisions, in which all leagues are bound together by the principle of promotion and relegation...

. Until the introduction of the 3rd Liga
3rd Liga
The 3rd Liga is the third division of football in Germany. The league started with the beginning of the 2008–09 season, when it replaced the Regionalliga as the third tier football league in Germany. In the German football league system, it is positioned between the 2...

 it was the 5th tier of the league system.

Overview


The Amateurliga Rheinland
Amateurliga Rheinland
The Amateurliga Rheinland was the highest football league in the region of the Rheinland FA and the third tier of the German football league system from its inception in 1952 to the formation of the Oberliga Südwest and the Verbandsliga Rheinland below it in 1978.- Overview :The Amateurliga...

was formed in 1952 in the northern half of the state of Rheinland-Pfalz. Before its interception, three separate leagues operated in the area as the highest level of play. The league was a feeder league to the 2nd Oberliga Südwest
2nd Oberliga Südwest
The 2nd Oberliga Südwest was the second-highest level of the German football league system in the southwest of Germany from 1951 until the formation of the Bundesliga in 1963. It covered the two states of Rheinland-Pfalz and Saarland.-Overview:...

. From 1952 until the establishment of the Oberliga Südwest
Oberliga Südwest
The Oberliga Südwest is the highest regional football league for the Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland state of Germany. It is the fifth tier of the German football league system. It is one of eleven Oberligas in German Football, the 5th tier of the German football league system...

 in 1978, it was the third tier of the football league system.

The winner of the Amateurliga Rheinland was not automatically promoted to its superior league but rather had to take part in a promotion play-off
Promotion to the 2nd Bundesliga (Football)
The Promotion to the 2nd Bundesliga was an end-of-season competition, held annually to determined the clubs that were promoted from the Amateurligas, later the Amateur Oberligas to the 2nd Bundesligas...

. The champion would have to compete with the winners of the Amateurligen Saarland
Amateurliga Saarland
The Amateurliga Saarland was the highest football league in the state of Saarland and the third tier of the German football league system from 1951, when the clubs from the Saar returned to Germany, till the formation of the Oberliga Südwest and the Verbandsliga Saarland below it in 1978.- Overview...

 and Südwest
Amateurliga Südwest
The Amateurliga Südwest was the highest football league in the region of the Südwest FA and the third tier of the German football league system from its inception in 1952 to the formation of the Oberliga Südwest and the Verbandsliga Südwest below it in 1978....

.

Until 1933, the region covered by the Rheinland FA was politically part of the now dissolved German
Germany
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

 state of Prussia
Prussia
Prussia was a German kingdom and historic state originating out of the Duchy of Prussia and the Margraviate of Brandenburg. For centuries, the House of Hohenzollern ruled Prussia, successfully expanding its size by way of an unusually well-organized and effective army. Prussia shaped the history...

. It was part of the Prussian Rhine Province
Rhine Province
The Rhine Province , also known as Rhenish Prussia or synonymous to the Rhineland , was the westernmost province of the Kingdom of Prussia and the Free State of Prussia, within the German Reich, from 1822-1946. It was created from the provinces of the Lower Rhine and Jülich-Cleves-Berg...

.

The league was established in 1952 with sixteen teams, the winner gaining promotion to the 2nd Oberliga Südwest. The founder members were:
  • SpVgg Bendorf
    SpVgg Bendorf
    SpVgg Bendorf is a German association football club from the town of Bendorf, Rhineland-Palatinate. The club first came to note as a second division side in the various Amateurliga Rheinland leagues in place after World War II.-History:...

  • FC Urbar
  • VfL Trier
  • SpVgg Neuwied
  • SC Wirges
    SpVgg EGC Wirges
    SpVgg EGC Wirges is a German association football club from the city of Wirges, Rhineland-Palatinate.-History:Spielvereinigung Eintracht Glas-Chemie Wirges was formed 1 July 1972 through the merger of Sport Club Wirges , Sportverein Rot-Weiß Keramchemie Siershahn , and Sportverein Ebernhahn...

  • SV Niederlahnstein
  • SV Ehrang
  • Germania Mudersbach
  • TuS Konz
  • SSV Heimbach-Weis
  • SpVgg Zewen
  • VfB Lützel
  • SV Remagen
  • TuS Mayen
    TuS Mayen
    Tus Mayen is a German association football club from the city of Mayen, Rhineland-Palatinate. It is part of a larger sports club that also includes departments for athletics, basketball, dance, field hockey, gymnastics, handball, swimming, and tennis....

  • SV Trier-West
  • SG Betzdorf
    SG Betzdorf
    SG Betzdorf is a German association football club from the city of Betzdorf, Rhineland-Palatinate. The team has its origins as a football department established within the gymnastics club Betzdorfer Turnverein on 6 September 1906...



In 1956 the league was split into a western and an eastern group with twelve teams each. In 1963 it reverted to its old single group setup.

With the introduction of the Bundesliga
Fußball-Bundesliga
The Fußball-Bundesliga is a professional association football league in Germany. At the top of Germany's football league system, it is the country's primary football competition. It is contested by 18 teams and operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the 2. Bundesliga...

 in 1963 the Amateurliga was placed below the new Regionalliga Südwest
Regionalliga Südwest (1963-74)
The Regionalliga Südwest was the second-highest level of the German football league system in the southwest of Germany from 1963 until the formation of the 2nd Bundesliga in 1974...

 but still retained its third-tier status. It continued to do so after the introduction of the 2nd Bundesliga Süd
2nd Bundesliga Süd (1974-81)
The 2. Fußball-Bundesliga Süd was the second-highest level of the German football league system in the south of Germany from 1974 until the formation of the single-division 2. Fußball-Bundesliga in 1981...

 in 1974.

The SC Bad Neuenahr and SC Sinzig hold the record for years in the Amateurliga, each with 22 out of a possible 26.

In 1978, the league was renamed Verbandsliga Rheinland. At the same time, the Oberliga Südwest
Oberliga Südwest
The Oberliga Südwest is the highest regional football league for the Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland state of Germany. It is the fifth tier of the German football league system. It is one of eleven Oberligas in German Football, the 5th tier of the German football league system...

 was reintroduced. The top five teams out of the Amateurliga went to the new Oberliga
Oberliga (football)
The Oberliga is currently the name of the fifth tier of the German football leagues. Before the introduction of the 3rd Liga in 2008, it was the fourth tier...

 while the teams from place 6 to 15 found themselves in the Verbandsliga
Verbandsliga
The Verbandsliga is the 6th tier of football in Germany, played on a regional basis by Bundesland. In Saxony, Thuringia, Hamburg, Bremen and Bavaria the 6th tier is called Landesliga, which is the 7th tier in some of the other Bundesländer...

. The bottom team was relegated. The Verbandsliga was now the fourth tier of the league system.

The winner of the Verbandsliga Rheinland, like the winners of the Verbandsligen Südwest
Verbandsliga Südwest
The Verbandsliga Südwest is currently the 6th tier of the German football league system. Until the introduction of the 3rd Liga it was the 5th tier of the league system.-Overview:...

 and Saarland
Verbandsliga Saarland
The Verbandsliga Saarland is currently the 7th tier of the German football league system. Until the introduction of the 3rd Liga in 2008 it was the 5th tier of the league system and until the introduction of the Saarlandliga in 2009, it was the 6th tier....

 gains direct promotion to the Oberliga Südwest. The runners-up will only get a chance for promotion when there is additional spots to fill in the Oberliga, like 1994 when the Regionalliga
Regionalliga
Regionalliga is a designation in Germany for sports leagues, which are led by one or more regional federations. Regionalligen often fall below the Bundesliga and 2nd Bundesliga of a given sport...

s were introduced and the SpVgg EGC Wirges and the SG Betzdorf were promoted.

In the Rheinland, the Verbandsliga is called Rheinlandliga.

The Rheinland contains an unproportianal amount of SG's, which are joint teams without the contributing clubs actually merging. The reason for this is the relatively low population density and therefore a lack of players. SG's can usually not be promoted above their Verbandsliga.

Feeder Leagues to the Rheinlandliga
  • Bezirksliga Rheinland-Mitte
  • Bezirksliga Rheinland-Ost
  • Bezirksliga Rheinland-West


Until 2003, two Landesligas, north and south, existed in the region, set between Verbandsliga and Bezirksliga. Those leagues were disbanded in 2003.

League champions

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Season Club
1952-53 SpVgg Bendorf
1953-54 VfL Trier
1954-55 VfL Trier
1955-56 SV Niederlahnstein
1956-57 Germania Metternich
1957-58 Spfr. Herdorf
1958-59 Germania Metternich
1959-60 Germania Metternich
1960-61 SV Ehrang
1961-62 VfB Wissen
1962-63 VfL Neuwied
1963-64 Germania Metternich
1964-65 SpVgg Bendorf
1965-66 Germania Metternich
1966-67 SSV Mülheim
1967-68 SC Sinzig
1968-69 SSV Mülheim
1969-70 VfL Neuwied
1970-71 SpVgg Andernach
SpVgg Andernach
SG Andernach is a German football club from the city of Andernach, Rhineland-Palatinate. The club was formed in 1999 through the merger of the football departments of SpVgg Andernach, BSV 1910 Andernach, and DJK Boulla Andernach based in the earlier association between these sides going back to 1992...

1971-72 SF Eisbachtal
Sportfreunde Eisbachtal
Sportfreunde Eisbachtal is a German association football club based in Nentershausen, Rhineland-Palatinate.-History:Sportfreunde Eisbachtal were formed in 1966 as a merger of local teams SC Großholbach, TuS Girod-Kleinholbach, VfR Nomborn, TuS Heilberscheid and TuS Nentershausen...

Season Club
1972-73 SpVgg Andernach
1973-74 SV Leiwen
1974-75 Eintracht Trier
1975-76 Eintracht Trier
1976-77 TuS Neuendorf
TuS Koblenz
TuS Koblenz is a German association football club, located in Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate. Fussball Club Deutschland Neuendorf, which was formed in 1911, is viewed as the foundation of the modern club.-Play under the Third Reich:...

1977-78 TuS Neuendorf
1978-79 SV Leiwen
1979-80 TuS Mayen
TuS Mayen
Tus Mayen is a German association football club from the city of Mayen, Rhineland-Palatinate. It is part of a larger sports club that also includes departments for athletics, basketball, dance, field hockey, gymnastics, handball, swimming, and tennis....

1980-81 SV Leiwen
1981-82 VfL Hamm
1982-83 SpVgg EGC Wirges
SpVgg EGC Wirges
SpVgg EGC Wirges is a German association football club from the city of Wirges, Rhineland-Palatinate.-History:Spielvereinigung Eintracht Glas-Chemie Wirges was formed 1 July 1972 through the merger of Sport Club Wirges , Sportverein Rot-Weiß Keramchemie Siershahn , and Sportverein Ebernhahn...

1983-84 TuS Mayen
1984-85 VfL Hamm
1985-86 SV Leiwen
1986-87 SpVgg EGC Wirges
1987-88 VfB Wissen
1988-89 TuS Mayen
1989-90 SF Eisbachtal
1990-91 VfB Wissen
1991-92 SV Wittlich
Season Club
1992-93 SV Prüm
1993-94 TuS Koblenz
TuS Koblenz
TuS Koblenz is a German association football club, located in Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate. Fussball Club Deutschland Neuendorf, which was formed in 1911, is viewed as the foundation of the modern club.-Play under the Third Reich:...

1994-95 VfL Trier
1995-96 SV Prüm
1996-97 TuS Montabaur
1997-98 SpVgg EGC Wirges
1998-99 TuS Mayen
1999-2000 Germania Metternich
2000-01 TuS Mayen
2001-02 FV Engers 07
FV Engers 07
FV Engers 07 is a German association football club based in the city of Engers, Rhineland-Palatinate that currently plays in the Oberliga Südwest .-History:...

2002-03 SV Klausen
2003-04 SG Betzdorf
2004-05 Eintracht Trier II
2005-06 SG Rossbach-Verscheid
2006-07 SV Rossbach-Verscheid
SV Roßbach/Wied
SV Roßbach/Verscheid is a German association football club based in Roßbach/Wied, Rhineland-Palatinate that currently plays in the Oberliga Südwest .-History:...

2007-08 SG Betzdorf
SG Betzdorf
SG Betzdorf is a German association football club from the city of Betzdorf, Rhineland-Palatinate. The team has its origins as a football department established within the gymnastics club Betzdorfer Turnverein on 6 September 1906...

2008-09 SF Eisbachtal
2009-10 Eintracht Trier II
2010-11 FSV Salmrohr
FSV Salmrohr
FSV Salmrohr is a German association football club in the village of Salmrohr, Rhineland-Palatinate. Founded in 1921, the small club has limited resources and has relied largely on local talent, but still managed two decades of play in the tier III Amateur Oberliga Südwest and Regionalliga...


Source:
  • bold denotes club gained promotion.
  • In 1994 the SpVgg EGC Wirges and the SG Betzdorf were also promoted.
  • The SG Betzdorf was again promoted as runners-up in 1998.
  • In 2006 the FSV Salmrohr
    FSV Salmrohr
    FSV Salmrohr is a German association football club in the village of Salmrohr, Rhineland-Palatinate. Founded in 1921, the small club has limited resources and has relied largely on local talent, but still managed two decades of play in the tier III Amateur Oberliga Südwest and Regionalliga...

    was promoted instead of the first placed SG Rossbach-Verscheid
    SV Roßbach/Wied
    SV Roßbach/Verscheid is a German association football club based in Roßbach/Wied, Rhineland-Palatinate that currently plays in the Oberliga Südwest .-History:...

    . The reason for this is the fact that a conglomerate of clubs, usually called SG, can be refused promotion by their "Verband". Rossbach-Verscheid is two separate clubs fielding a joint team, not a merger of two clubs. In 2007, promotion was granted as the club was now an SV (Sport Verein).

Sources

  • Deutschlands Fußball in Zahlen, An annual publication with tables and results from the Bundesliga to Verbandsliga/Landesliga, publisher: DSFS
    Deutscher Sportclub für Fußballstatistiken
    The Deutscher Sportclub für Fußballstatistiken e.V., short DSFS is an association dedicated to collecting and publishing German football statistics, similar to the RSSSF, and is a member of the German Olympic Society.The club used to be best known for its annual publication, the Deutschlands...

  • Kicker Almanach, The yearbook on German football from Bundesliga to Oberliga, since 1937, published by the Kicker Sports Magazine
    Kicker (sports magazine)
    kicker Sportmagazin is Germany's leading sports magazine and is focused primarily on football. The magazine was founded in 1920 by German football pioneer Walther Bensemann and is published twice a week, usually Monday and Thursday, in Nuremberg...

  • Süddeutschlands Fussballgeschichte in Tabellenform 1897-1988 History of Southern German football in tables, publisher & author: Ludolf Hyll
  • Die Deutsche Liga-Chronik 1945-2005 History of German football from 1945 to 2005 in tables, publisher: DSFS, published: 2006

External links

Das deutsche Fussball Archiv Historic German league tables Verbandsliga Rheinland at Fussball.de