Football Regionalliga West

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Regionalliga West
Full name Football Regionalliga West
abbreviation RL West
Association WDFV
First edition 1963, 2012
hierarchy 4th league
Teams 21 or 22
master SV Rödinghausen
Record champions Alemannia Aachen , Borussia Dortmund II , Sportfreunde Lotte , VfL Bochum , FC Viktoria Köln (2 each)
Current season 2020/21
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3rd division (III)

The Football Regionalliga West is a league in German amateur football. It is one of five regional leagues that are currently the fourth highest division in the league system in Germany . It is sponsored by the West German Football Association (WDFV) based in Duisburg . The master takes part in the promotion round to the 3rd division . The squadron strength is currently ( 2020/21 season ) 21 or 22 teams, when it was founded in 2012 it was 20.

Founding members 1963/64

Alemannia Aachen , Wuppertaler SV , Fortuna Düsseldorf , TSV Marl-Hüls , SC Viktoria Köln , Westfalia Herne , Rot-Weiß Oberhausen , Borussia Mönchengladbach , Duisburger SpV , Rot-Weiss Essen , Arminia Bielefeld , Bayer 04 Leverkusen , Schwarz-Weiß Essen , Hamborn 07 , STV Horst-Emscher , SpVgg Herten , VfB Bottrop , Sportfreunde Siegen , TuS Duisburg 48/99 , Lüner SV .

Playing times

Second-rate regional league (1963–1974)

From 1963/64 to 1973/74, the Regionalliga West, together with the Regional Leagues North , Berlin , Southwest and South , was one of the five second-highest divisions in the Bundesliga . At that time it comprised the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia . Masters and runners-up took part in the promotion round to the Bundesliga.

Fourth class regional league in three seasons (2008–2012)

With the introduction of the 3rd league , the regional league was played in three seasons from the 2008/09 season (regional league north , west and south) . Thus, the Regionalliga West returned, but was now only fourth class. Their catchment area was North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland , so like the area of ​​the Regionalliga West / Südwest from 1994 to 2000. In the 2008/09 season, the club BV Cloppenburg was incorporated into the west relay, although it should have been in the north have to play. This happened because only 18 clubs should play in all three seasons. The champions of the Regionalliga West rose directly to the 3rd division.

Fourth class regional league in five seasons (since 2012)

With the regional league reform in 2012, the regional league was increased to five leagues: North, Northeast, West, Southwest and Bavaria . As from 1963/64 to 1973/74, the catchment area of ​​the Regionalliga West is limited to North Rhine-Westphalia. The champion of the Regionalliga West is qualified for the promotion round to the 3rd division .

Master and runner-up

year master Runner-up
Regionalliga West (1963–1974)
1964 Alemannia Aachen Wuppertal SV
1965 Borussia Monchengladbach Alemannia Aachen
1966 Fortuna Dusseldorf Red and white food
1967 Alemannia Aachen Black and white food
1968 Bayer 04 Leverkusen Red and white food
1969 Rot-Weiß Oberhausen Red and white food
1970 VfL Bochum Arminia Bielefeld
1971 VfL Bochum Fortuna Dusseldorf
1972 Wuppertal SV Red and white food
1973 Red and white food SC Fortuna Cologne
1974 SG Wattenscheid 09 Rot-Weiß Oberhausen
Regionalliga West (2008-2012)
2009 Borussia Dortmund II 1. FC Kaiserslautern II
2010 1. FC Saarbrücken Sports fanatic Lotte
2011 Prussia Munster Eintracht Trier
2012 Borussia Dortmund II Sports fanatic Lotte
Regionalliga West (since 2012)
2013 Sports fanatic Lotte SC Fortuna Cologne
2014 SC Fortuna Cologne Sports fanatic Lotte
2015 Borussia Mönchengladbach II Alemannia Aachen
2016 Sports fanatic Lotte Borussia Mönchengladbach II
2017 FC Viktoria Cologne Borussia Dortmund II
2018 KFC Uerdingen 05 FC Viktoria Cologne
2019 FC Viktoria Cologne Rot-Weiß Oberhausen
2020 1 SV Rödinghausen SC Verl
1Since the 2019/20 season did not end normally due to the COVID-19 pandemic , champions and runners-up were named after applying the quotient rule

( clubs in bold = newcomers)

Championship title

rank society Championships
1 Alemannia Aachen 2
VfL Bochum 2
Borussia Dortmund II 2
Sports fanatic Lotte 2
FC Viktoria Cologne 2
5 Fortuna Dusseldorf 1
Red and white food 1
SC Fortuna Cologne 1
Borussia Monchengladbach 1
Borussia Mönchengladbach II 1
Bayer 04 Leverkusen 1
Prussia Munster 1
Rot-Weiß Oberhausen 1
1. FC Saarbrücken 1
SG Wattenscheid 09 1
Wuppertal SV 1
KFC 05 Uerdingen 1
SV Rödinghausen 1

Clubs of the 2020/21 season

Venues of the Regionalliga West 2020/21
1 FC Schalke 04 II

So far, the following clubs have qualified for the 2020/21 season:

See also

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