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|Replaced by||Verbandsliga Württemberg (IV)|
|Confederation||Württembergian Football Association|
|Level on pyramid||Level 3|
|Domestic cup(s)||Württembergischer Pokal|
|Last champions|| SSV Reutlingen |
Between 1960 and 1978 the 1. Amateurliga Schwarzwald-Bodensee was the highest football division in the southern parts of the Württembergian Football Association and a level three division of the German football league system.
The German football league system, or league pyramid, refers to the hierarchically interconnected league system for association football in Germany that in the 2016–17 season consists of 2,235 divisions having 31,645 teams, in which all divisions are bound together by the principle of promotion and relegation. The top three professional levels contain one division each. Below this, the semi-professional and amateur levels have progressively more parallel divisions, which each cover progressively smaller geographic areas. Teams that finish at the top of their division at the end of each season can rise higher in the pyramid, while those that finish at the bottom find themselves sinking further down. In theory it is possible for even the lowest local amateur club to rise to the top of the system and become German football champions one day. The number of teams promoted and relegated between the divisions varies, and promotion to the upper levels of the pyramid is usually contingent on meeting additional criteria, especially concerning appropriate facilities and finances.
The division was formed in 1960 in the southern half of Württemberg by splitting the previous 1. Amateurliga Württemberg into the northern division 1. Amateurliga Nordwürttemberg and the southern division 1. Amateurliga Schwarzwald-Bodensee. Additionally, several teams from the 1. Amateurliga Südbaden joined the division.
Württemberg is a historical German territory roughly corresponding to the cultural and linguistic region of Swabia. Together with Baden and Hohenzollern, two other historical territories, it now forms the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg. Württemberg was formerly also spelled Würtemberg and Wirtemberg.
The Amateurliga Württemberg was the highest football league in the region of the Württemberg FA and the third tier of the German football league system from its inception in 1945 until the formation of the Oberliga Baden-Württemberg and the Verbandsliga Württemberg below it in 1978.
The Amateurliga Südbaden was the highest football league in the region of the Südbaden FA and the third tier of the German football league system from its inception in 1945 to the formation of the Oberliga Baden-Württemberg and the Verbandsliga Südbaden below it in 1978.
The founding members of the 1. Amateurliga Schwarzwald-Bodensee were:
FC 08 Villingen is a German association football club based in Villingen-Schwenningen, Baden-Württemberg. The association was founded on 1 October 1908 and over time absorbed other local clubs including Germania, Alemania and Phönix.
The FV Ravensburg is a German association football club from the town of Ravensburg, Baden-Württemberg.
The Association for Movement Games Friedrichshafen, short VfB Friedrichshafen, is a sports club from Friedrichshafen with nearly 4000 members. The volleyball men are the most successful team in the first Bundesliga, they won the 2007 Champions League.The team won the 2006-07 CEV Champions League title. It is also the en-titre champion of Germany winning in 2011 the seventh title in a row.
The winner of the 1. Amateurliga Schwarzwald-Bodensee was not automatically promoted. Instead the division champions gained entry to a promotion tournament to the superseding level two division.
Upon its inception, it was a feeder league to the 2. Oberliga Süd. From 1963 to 1974 it became a feeder to the Regionalliga Süd and finally, after 1974, to the 2. Bundesliga Süd. During all its 18 years of existence, the 1. Amateurliga Schwarzwald-Bodensee always was a level three division of the German football league system and along with the Nordwürttemberg division the top flight of the Württembergian Football Association.
In 1974, five clubs belonging to the South Badenese Football Association left the 1. Amateurliga Schwarzwald-Bodensee to join the 1. Amateurliga Südbaden instead, these clubs being FC Villingen, DJK Konstanz, FC Konstanz, FC Gottmadingen und FC Singen.
In 1978, the new level three Oberliga Baden-Württemberg was formed to allow direct promotion to the 2. Bundesliga Süd for the amateur champions of the Baden-Württemberg state. The teams placed one to five in the last edition of the 1. Amateurliga Schwarzwald-Bodensee gained entry to the new Oberliga while the teams placed six to thirteen remained in the division, that was merged with the 1. Amateurliga Nordwürttemberg and renamed into Verbandsliga Württemberg, now the fourth tier of the German football league system. The last four teams were relegated to the Landesliga Württemberg.
The Oberliga Baden-Württemberg is the highest association football league in the state of Baden-Württemberg and the Baden-Württemberg football league system. It is one of fourteen Oberligas in German football, the fifth tier of the German football league system. Until the introduction of the 3. Liga in 2008 it was the fourth tier of the league system, until the introduction of the Regionalligas in 1994 the third tier.
The Verbandsliga Württemberg is a German amateur football division administered by the Württemberg Football Association, one of the 21 German state football associations. Being the top flight of the Württemberg state association, the Verbandsliga is currently a level 6 division of the German football league system.
The Landesliga Württemberg is the second highest league of the Württemberg Football Association and the seventh highest league in the German football league system. It was first carried out between 1945 and 1950. In today's form, consisting of four divisions, it has existed since 1978.
Admitted to the new Oberliga were SSV Reutlingen, FV Biberach, FC Tailfingen, FV Ravensburg and VfB Friedrichshafen
To the new Verbandsliga (previously labelled 1. Amateurliga): BSV Schwenningen, SV Tübingen, FC Wangen 1905, FV Ebingen, TSV Ofterdingen, SpVgg Lindau, FC Tuttlingen and TSG Tübingen.
Relegated to Landesliga (previously labelled 2. Amateurliga): SV Kreßbronn, TSV Tettnang, SG Aulendorf, SV Weingarten
|1965–66||FC 08 Villingen|
|1970–71||FC Singen 04|
|1971–72||FC Singen 04|
|1972–73||FC 08 Villingen|
|1973–74||FC 08 Villingen|
The SpVgg Lindau was participating in the 1. Amateurliga Schwarzwald-Bodensee from 1962 to 1978, although it is actually a Bavarian club. The club is playing in the Württemberg league system because Lindau is geographically closer to the Schwarzwald-Bodensee region than most of Bavaria.
During its 18 year of existence, three clubs were always present in the league, the FC Tailfingen, FC Wangen and FV Ebingen.
The Oberliga is currently the name of the fifth tier of the German football (soccer) league system. Before the introduction of the 3. Liga in 2008, it was the fourth tier. At the end of the 2011–12 season the number of Oberligas was increased from eleven to fourteen.
SC Pfullendorf is a German sports club based in Pfullendorf, Baden-Württemberg. The 700-member club is best known for its football department, but also has departments for chess, table tennis and ice stock sport, a winter sport similar to curling.
BSV 07 Schwenningen is a German association football club that plays in Schwenningen, Baden-Württemberg. The 1974 merger of Schwenningen SC and VfR Schwenningen that formed BSV Schwenningen 07 brought together two separate threads of the club's history.
The Verbandsliga Baden is a German amateur football division administered by the Badenese Football Association, one of the 21 German state football associations. Being the top flight of the Baden state association, the Verbandsliga is currently a level 6 division of the German football league system.
The Verbandsliga Südbaden is a German amateur football division administered by the South Badenese Football Association, one of the 21 German state football associations. Being the top flight of the South Baden state association, the Verbandsliga is currently a level 6 division of the German football league system.
The Oberliga Süd was the southernmost of the five Oberligen, the regional leagues forming the top level of association football in West Germany from 1945 until the formation of the Bundesliga in 1963. Oberliga Süd covered the southern three German states of Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg and Hesse.
The Regionalliga Süd was the second-highest level of the German football league system. It existed in the south of Germany from 1963 until the formation of the 2. Bundesliga in 1974. It covered the three states of Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg and Hessen.
The 2. Bundesliga Süd was the second-highest level of the West German football league system in the south of West Germany from its introduction in 1974 until the formation of the single-division 2. Bundesliga in 1981. It covered the southern states of Saarland, Rheinland-Pfalz, Baden-Württemberg, Hesse and Bavaria.
The Amateurliga Nordbaden was the highest football league in the region of the Nordbaden FA and the third tier of the German football league system from its inception in 1945 to the formation of the Oberliga Baden-Württemberg and the Verbandsliga Nordbaden below it in 1978.
The FC Singen 04 is a German association football club from the city of Singen, Baden-Württemberg. Established 4 August 1904. the club merged with Fußball-Club Radolfzell in 1908 to form FC Radolfzell-SIngen. That union was ended on 10 March 1910 and in 1917 04 was joined by Sportclub Singen.
SV Göppingen is a German association football club from the city of Göppingen, Baden-Württemberg. The team was established on 13 October 1905 as 1. Göppingener Fuβballverein and lays claim to being the oldest football club in the city. On 24 April 1920, soon after World War I the club merged with Athletiksportverein 1895 Göppingen and took on its current identity. The origins of predecessor side ASV go back to 11 August 1895 formation of 1. Athletik Klub Göppingen. This club merged with Kraftsportverein Fortuna Göppingen in 1901 to become Athleten-Klub Foruna Göppingen. They adopted the name Athletiksportverein Göppingen early in 1907, and in 1911 merged with Sportclub Göppingen.
FV Biberach is a German association football club from the city of Biberach an der Riß, Baden-Württemberg. The origins of the club are with the gymnastics club Turngemeinde 1847 Biberach, which first formed a football department in 1903, and Fußball-Club Wacker Biberach which was established in 1925. These two clubs merged in 1970 to form the present-day side.
The 1975–76 season of the Oberliga was the second season of the Oberliga as a tier-three league. The original post-Second World War Oberligas, then as tier-one leagues, had been disestablished after the 1962–63 season, when the Bundesliga was introduced.