|Association||German Football Association|
|Teams||42 (14 per season)|
|Record player||Kevin Kerr (80)|
|Record scorer||Federico Palacios (47 goals)|
|Qualification for||Championship finals|
The A-Juniors Bundesliga (also A-Youth Bundesliga or U19 league ) is the highest German league for U19 - soccer teams . It was founded in 2003 and is divided into the North / Northeast, South / Southwest and West squadrons, each with 14 teams. At the end of the season, their three season winners and one of the three runners-up will play off the German A youth champions , who have qualified for the UEFA Youth League since the 2014/15 season .
The A-Juniors regional leagues were the forerunners of the A-Juniors Bundesliga . In the summer of 2003, the regional leagues north and north-east as well as south and south-west were merged into Bundesliga relays. The Regionalliga West remained unchanged and was only upgraded.
Teams from the North German and Northeast German Football Associations play in the North / Northeast relay . The regional leagues North and Northeast are subordinate to the Bundesliga season. The champions of these two regional leagues are promoted directly. The runners-up play the third promoted team in the first and second leg.
Teams from the South German and South West German Football Associations play in the South / Southwest relay . The upper leagues of Hesse and Baden-Württemberg, the Regionalliga Südwest and the Bayernliga are subordinate to the Bundesliga relay. The champions of the Bayernliga and Oberliga Baden-Württemberg are promoted directly to the Bundesliga. The champions of the Regionalliga Südwest and Oberliga Hessen determine the third promoted player in the first and second leg.
Teams from the West German Football Association play in the West season . The Bundesliga relay is subordinated to the Westphalia, Lower Rhine and Middle Rhine leagues, the champions of which are promoted to the Bundesliga.
Each team plays twice against all other teams of its relay; once at your own place and once away. A win is rewarded with three, a draw with one point. The last three teams placed in the relays at the end of the season are relegated.
The semi-finals of the final round will be played in the first and second leg, the final in one game. Until the 2007/08 season , the three season winners and the runner-up of the season south played for the German championship in this final round. Since the beginning of the 2008/09 season, however, it is no longer the runner-up of the southern season that qualifies automatically, but the runner-up of the season that had the most successful participants in the final round in three previous seasons. To determine this, a performance table is created in which three points are awarded for the German championship, two points for participation in the final and one point each for the two losing semi-finalists. In relation to the relay, which has two participants, only the points of the best placed are counted. If two seasons have the same number of points, the result of the previous season decides.
The performance table for the 2020 championship is calculated from the results of the 2017, 2018 and 2019 game years:
|year||North / Northeast||South / southwest||west|
|All in all||5||5||8th|
The West season would have provided two representatives for the 2020 finals, which did not take place.
Season winner and champion
The respective masters are printed in bold.
Participant season 2019/20
(N) = climber
List of record players
The record player after appearances is Kevin Kerr with 80 games in the A-Juniors Bundesliga.
The record goalscorer is Federico Palacios with 47 goals, which he scored in 43 games. Haluk Türkeri scored the most goals in a season with 35 goals in the 2004/05 season , one of them in the final round of the championship.
Record players after appearances
|rank||player||Games||for clubs 1||from 2||until 2|
|1.||Kevin Kerr||80||Arminia Bielefeld (80 games)||2004||2008|
1. FC Nürnberg (48) FC Schalke 04 (27)
|3.||Sebastian Langkamp||72||FC Bayern Munich (72)||2004||2007|
TSV 1860 Munich (45) SpVgg Greuther Fürth (26)
|5.||Philipp Schubert||70||FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt (70)||2004||2007|
|6th||Shaban Ismaili||69||VfB Stuttgart (69)||2005||2008|
|Suleyman Çelikyurt||69||VfL Wolfsburg (69)||2005||2008|
|Meritan Shabani||69||FC Bayern Munich (69)||2015||2018|
FC Schalke 04 (27) Rot-Weiß Oberhausen (24) SG Wattenscheid 09 (17)
|10.||Stefan Riess||67||FC Bayern Munich (67)||2004||2007|
|Sevdail Selmani||67||Bayer 04 Leverkusen (67)||2005||2008|
3 The order of the clubs depends on the number of games.
4th The period from the player's first to last bet is given.
Record players by goals
|rank||player||Games||for clubs 3||from 4||to 4|
|1.||Federico Palacios Martínez||47||VfL Wolfsburg (47 goals)||2011||2013|
|2.||Muhammed Kiprit||45||Hertha BSC Berlin (45)||2016||2018|
Borussia Mönchengladbach (38) MSV Duisburg (5)
|4th||Fabian Baker||42||Borussia Moenchengladbach (42)||2007||2009|
|Nico Empen||42||FC St. Pauli (42)||2013||2015|
|6th||Haluk Türkeri||41||VfL Bochum (41)||2003||2005|
|Manuel Wintzheimer||41||FC Bayern Munich (41)||2016||2018|
FC Schalke 04 (30) TSG 1899 Hoffenheim (10)
|Johannes Eggestein||40||Werder Bremen (40)||2015||2016|
|David Otto||40||TSG 1899 Hoffenheim (40)||2015||2018|
3 The order of the clubs depends on the number of goals.
4th The period from the player's first to last bet is given.
Youngest players used
Note: The youngest players used are given based on their age when they first played in the A-Junioren-Bundesliga.
|1.||Youssoufa Moukoko||14 years 8 months 22 days||08/11/2019||Borussia Dortmund|
|2.||Lennie Maeder||15 years 1 month16 days||08/16/2019||Chemnitzer FC|
|3.||Laurin Mack||15 years 1 month17 days||02/03/2019||Sc freiburg|
|4th||William Ehrhardt||15 years 2 months 17 days||11/23/2019||Chemnitzer FC|
|5.||Felix Hacker||15 years 3 months8 days||02/07/2016||TSG Sprockhövel|
|6th||Dominik Dedaj||15 years 3 months 13 days||07/12/2019||FC Ingolstadt 04|
|Selome Victor Hounyovi-Huschka||15 years 3 months 13 days||04/13/2007||Borussia Dortmund|
|8th.||Brian Gheorghiu||15 years 4 months 13 days||11/01/2008||FC Carl Zeiss Jena|
|9.||Bobby Wood||15 years 4 months 15 days||03/30/2008||TSV 1860 Munich|
|10.||Mika Hanraths||15 years 4 months 27 days||10/31/2014||Fortuna Dusseldorf|
References and comments
All data as of February 25, 2020
- Bundestag decides to end the season of junior competitions , dfb.de, accessed on May 25, 2020
- vmLOGIC - Volker Mallmann: The football studio
- Bochum's U19 record scorer looking for a club. In: RevierSport . July 3, 2019, accessed February 25, 2020 .
- Performance data of Haluk Türkeri by seasons. In: transfermarkt.de . Retrieved February 25, 2020 .
- Youngest players used in the A-Junioren-Bundesliga North / Northeast. In: transfermarkt.de . Retrieved February 25, 2020 .
- Youngest players used in the A-Junioren-Bundesliga West. In: transfermarkt.de . Retrieved February 25, 2020 .
- Youngest players used in the A-Junioren-Bundesliga Süd / Südwest. In: transfermarkt.de . Retrieved February 25, 2020 .