Football Westphalia League
|Association||Football and Athletics Association Westphalia|
|Teams||2 × 18|
TSV Victoria Clarholz (season 1)
SG Finnentrop / Bamenohl (season 2)
|Record champions||SpVgg Erkenschwick , Sportfreunde Siegen (6 each)|
↑ Oberliga Westfalen (V)
↓ 4 seasons of the
Landesliga Westfalen (VII)
The Westfalenliga (until 2008 Verbandsliga Westfalen ) has been the second highest division of the Westphalian football and athletics association in men's football and the sixth highest in the German league system since the 2012/13 season . The reigning champions of the Westphalia League are TSV Victoria Clarholz and SG Finnentrop / Bamenohl .
The Westfalenliga consists of two relays with a nominal strength of 16 teams each. As a rule, teams from Münsterland and East Westphalia play in season 1 , while teams from the Ruhr area , Sauerland and Siegerland play in season 2 . The exact division of the two seasons is carried out every year according to geographical criteria. It happens that teams from the middle of Westphalia have to change the relay so that a uniform relay strength is guaranteed.
There is no final between the season winners, the champions of each season are promoted to the Oberliga Westfalen , unless a team from the same club is already playing in this division. In this case (also in the case of renouncing promotion) the next placed, ready for promotion and approved team of the respective relay moves up. The three bottom of the table of each season descend into the Landesliga Westfalen, which is divided into four seasons .
Participants of the 2020/21 season
Westphalia League venues in the 2020/21 season. Season 1 (blue) and Season 2 (red)
The number in brackets after a place name indicates the number of teams from this place.
Bielefeld = VfB Fichte & Theesen; Bochum = Hordel & Wiemelhausen; Dortmund = Bövinghausen, Brünninghausen, Schüren & Wickede; Dorsten = to interpret; Hagen = SpVg & Hohenlimburg; Herne = Sodingen & Wanne-Eickel; Iserlohn = FC & Dröschede; Münster = Gievenbeck, Hiltrup & Kinderhaus
- VfB Fichte Bielefeld
- Delbrücker SC
- Borussia Emsdetten
- SpVgg Erkenschwick (from season 2)
- FC Preußen Espelkamp (promoted)
- 1. FC Gievenbeck
- SC Herford
- TuS Hiltrup
- SC Westfalia Kinderhaus (promoted)
- Lüner SV (from season 2)
- SV Mesum (promoted)
- SuS Neuenkirchen
- Green and white Nottuln
- SC Peckeloh (promoted)
- SV Rödinghausen II
- TuS 05 Sinsen (from season 2)
- TuS Tengern
- VfL Theesen
- TuS Bövinghausen (promoted)
- FC Brünninghausen
- SV Rot-White Interpretation (promoted)
- Borussia Dröschede (promoted)
- FSV Gerlingen
- SpVg Hagen (promoted)
- YEG Hassel
- SV Hohenlimburg
- DJK TuS Hordel (climber)
- FC Iserlohn 46/49
- FC Lennestadt
- SC Neheim
- Wacker Obercastrop (promoted)
- BSV Schüren
- SV Sodingen
- DSC Wanne-Eickel
- BV Westfalia Wickede
- Concordia Wiemelhausen
The Westphalia League was founded in 1956/57 as the third-class Association League Westphalia and has always been held in two seasons since then. It was founded in order to create a strong game level between the then existing 2nd Oberliga West and the Landesliga Westfalen, which is still held in five seasons below. Even after the establishment of the Bundesliga in 1963/64 and the introduction of the 2nd Bundesliga in 1974/75, the Association League Westphalia remained unchanged as the third highest division in the German league system.
Since the division was also the top division in the Football and Athletics Association of Westphalia until 1977/78, the two season winners also played finals for the title of Westphalia champion. The title win then entitled to participate in the promotion round to the next higher league. This was the 2. Oberliga West until 1962/63, the Regionalliga West between 1963/64 and 1973/74 and the 2. Bundesliga from 1974/75.
It was only with the introduction of the superior Oberliga Westfalen in the 1978/79 season that the Association League Westphalia was downgraded to the fourth level of the league pyramid. The title of Westphalia champion was henceforth awarded to the master of the Oberliga Westfalen. Therefore, the final between the two season winners was omitted; since then they have been promoted directly to the Oberliga Westfalen. If there were vacancies there due to the relegation situation from higher leagues, the two runners-up could possibly also be promoted.
After the reintroduction of the regional league in 1994/95, initially still in the fifth division, since 2008/09, after the establishment of the third division , the division has only been the sixth highest division in the German league system.
As part of the amalgamation of the Oberliga Nordrhein and Oberliga Westfalen to form the NRW League in the 2008/09 season, the division was renamed the Westfalenliga and it was again the highest league of the Westphalia Football and Athletics Association. However, the final of the two season winners for the title of Westphalia champion was not reintroduced.
In the course of the regional league reform in 2012, the Westfalenliga is now only the second highest Westphalian league again due to the reintroduction of the Oberliga Westfalen.
Association league as the third highest division (1956–1978)
1 Brambauer won the playoff against SC Dahlhausen 1-0.
2 Bochum became champions by drawing lots.
3 Hagen waived the final.
4 Erkenschwick won the play-off against SpVgg Herten 2-0.
5 Both teams did not play a replay.
6 Hagen waived the final; the VfL Schwerte moved up.
7 Gütersloh and Hammer SpVg parted in the play-off 2-2 after extra time . The Gütersloher won the replay 3-2 after extra time.
8 Bielefeld won the play-off against SC Hassel 3-1.
9 Gütersloh beat SC Herford 2-1 and 1-0 in the playoffs .
10 Paderborn prevailed 1-0 and 1-1 against VfB Rheine in the play-offs.
Association league as the fourth highest division (1978-1994)
|year||season 1||season 2||More climbers|
|1979||VfB Waltrop||Teutonia Lippstadt||-|
|1980||Hammer SpVg||STV Horst-Emscher||-|
|1981||Eintracht Hamm-Heessen||Lüner SV||-|
|1982||ASC Schöppingen||VfL Bochum amateurs||-|
|1983||FC Gohfeld||SV Langendreer 04||-|
|1984||VfL Reken||DJK Hellweg Lütgendortmund ( 11 )||-|
|1985||1. FC Recklinghausen||SuS hips 09||-|
|1986||SC Verl||SG Wattenscheid 09 amateurs||-|
|1987||SpVg Marl||Borussia Dortmund amateurs||SC Buer-Hassel|
|1988||VfB Rheine||Sportfreunde Siegen ( 12 )||-|
|1989||SpVg Beckum ( 13 )||VfR Sölde||VfL Bochum amateurs|
|1990||VfB Hüls||Rot-Weiß Lüdenscheid||1. FC Recklinghausen|
|1991||FC Gütersloh||VfL Gevelsberg||-|
|1992||Schalke 04 amateurs||Sports fans victories||SpVg Brakel , SG Wattenscheid 09 amateurs|
|1993||TSG Duelmen ( 14 )||SV Holzwickede ( 15 )||-|
|1994||VfB Hüls||Sports fans victories||-|
11 Lütgendortmund won the playoff against the amateurs from Wattenscheid 3-2 after extra time. The decider won
12 wins against VfR Sölde 6: 4 on penalties.
13 Beckum won the play-off against 1. FC Recklinghausen 7-2.
14 Dülmen won the playoff against Hammer SpVg 4-2 after extra time.
15 Holzwickede won the play-off against Sportfreunde Oestrich 1-0.
Association league as the fifth highest division (1994-2008)
|year||season 1||season 2||More climbers|
|1995||Do Ahlen||Sportfreunde Oestrich||SV Rotthausen|
|1996||TSG Duelmen||DJK TuS Hordel||-|
|1997||Blue White Post Recklinghausen||FC Schalke 04 amateurs||VfL Bochum amateurs|
|1998||FC Eintracht Rheine||VfB Kirchhellen||SV Lippstadt 08 , SV Langendreer 04|
|1999||Prussia Lengerich ( 16 )||Westfalia Herne||SC Herford , SV Rotthausen|
|2000||Lüner SV||TSG Sprockhövel||-|
|2001||VfB Fichte Bielefeld||SC Hassel||Hövelhofer SV|
|2002||Arminia Bielefeld amateurs||TSG Sprockhövel||SpVg Emsdetten 05 , Sportfreunde Siegen II|
|2003||LR Ahlen amateurs||SV Schermbeck||Forward corn harps|
|2004||Sports fanatic Lotte||SpVgg Erkenschwick||-|
|2005||Delbrücker SC||Westfalia Herne||-|
|2006||Hammer SpVg||DSC Wanne-Eickel||SF Oestrich-Iserlohn ( 17 )|
|2007||SV Schermbeck||TSG Sprockhövel||SC Wiedenbrück 2000 , DJK Germania Gladbeck|
|2008||VfB Hüls||SG Wattenscheid 09|
16 Due to a game rating, Prussia Lengerich became champion. The original master SC Herford was also allowed to rise.
17 The DSC Wanne-Eickel was refused promotion.
Westfalenliga as the sixth highest division (since 2008)
From 2008 to 2012, the Westphalia League served as the foundation of the NRW League alongside the Middle Rhine League and Lower Rhine League . Since 2012, the Oberliga Westfalen has again been superordinate to the Westfalenliga.
|year||season 1||season 2||More climbers|
|2009||SC Wiedenbrück 2000||TSG Sprockhövel||-|
|2010||Westfalia Rhynern||SpVgg Erkenschwick||-|
|2011||TuS Dornberg||TuS Erndtebrück||-|
|2012||SV Lippstadt 08||SG Wattenscheid 09||Hammer SpVg , FC Gütersloh 2000 , SC Roland Beckum , 1. FC Gievenbeck , SuS Neuenkirchen (all season 1), SpVgg Erkenschwick , TuS Heven , TuS Ennepetal , TSG Sprockhövel (all season 2)|
|2013||SV Rödinghausen||SV Zweckel||FC Eintracht Rheine|
|2014||SuS city wages||ASC 09 Dortmund||-|
|2015||SC Paderborn 07 II||TSV Marl-Hüls||SV Schermbeck|
|2016||SC Hassel||FC Brünninghausen||1. FC Kaan-Marienborn|
|2017||TuS Haltern||Westfalia Herne||-|
|2018||1. FC Gievenbeck||Holzwickeder SC||SV Schermbeck|
|2019||Prussia Minster II||RSV Meinerzhagen||-|
|2020||TSV Victoria Clarholz||SG Finnentrop / Bamenohl||SpVgg Vreden (Season 1)|
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