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A Gauliga
Gauliga
(German pronunciation: [ˈɡaʊˌliːɡa]) was the highest level of play in German football
German football
from 1933 to 1945. The leagues were introduced in 1933, after the Nazi takeover of power by the Sports office of the Third Reich.

Contents

1 Name 2 Overview 3 Finances 4 Aftermath 5 Influence of the Nazis
Nazis
in football

5.1 In occupied territories

6 German championship

6.1 German championship finals under the Gauliga
Gauliga
system 6.2 German cup finals under the Gauliga
Gauliga
system

7 List of Gauligen

7.1 Original Gauligen in 1933 7.2 Gauligen formed through subdivision of existing leagues 7.3 Gauligen formed after German expansion

8 Clubs in the Gauligen from annexed territories 9 Gauliga
Gauliga
timeline 10 See also 11 In popular culture 12 Further reading 13 References 14 External links

Name[edit] The German word Gauliga
Gauliga
is composed of Gau, approximately meaning county or region, and Liga, or league. The plural is Gauligen. While the name Gauliga
Gauliga
is not in use in German football
German football
anymore, mainly because it is attached to the Nazi past, some sports in Germany still have Gauligen, like gymnastics and faustball. Overview[edit]

The initial 16 districts of the Gauliga
Gauliga
in 1933.

The Gauligen were formed in 1933 to replace the previously existing Bezirksligas in Weimar Germany. The Nazis
Nazis
initially introduced 16 regional Gauligen, some of them subdivided into groups. The introduction of the Gauligen was part of the Gleichschaltung
Gleichschaltung
process, whereby the Nazis
Nazis
completely revamped the domestic administration. The Gauligen were largely formed along the new Gaue, designed to replace the old German states, like Prussia
Prussia
and Bavaria, and therefore gain better control over the country. This step came as a disappointment to many more forward thinking football officials, like the German national team managers Otto Nerz and Sepp Herberger,[1] who had hoped for a Reichsliga, a unified highest competition for all of Germany, like the ones already in place in countries like Italy
Italy
(Serie A) and England
England
(The Football League). Shortly before the Nazis
Nazis
came to power, the DFB started to seriously consider the establishment of such a national league. In a special session on 28 and 29 May 1933, a decision was to be made on the establishment of the Reichsliga as a professional league. Four weeks before that date, the session was cancelled, professionalism and Nazi ideology did not agree with each other.[2] With the disappointing performance of the German team at the 1938 FIFA World Cup, the debate about a Reichsliga was reopened. In August 1939, a meeting was to be held to decide on the creation of a league system of six Gauligas as a transition stage to the Reichsliga, but the outbreak of the Second World War shortly after ended this debate, too.[2] In reality, this step was not taken until 1963, when the Bundesliga
Bundesliga
was formed, for similar reason, after the disappointing performance at the 1962 FIFA World Cup, .[3] It did, however, reduce the number of clubs in top leagues in the country considerably, from roughly 600 to 170.[4] Beginning in 1935, with the re-admittance of the Saarland
Saarland
into Germany, the country and the leagues began to expand. With the aggressive expansion politics, and later, through the Second World War, Germany grew considerably in size. New or regained territories were incorporated into the Third Reich. In those regions incorporated into Germany, new Gauligen were formed.[5] With the outbreak of the Second World War, football continued but competitions were reduced in size as many players were drafted to the German Wehrmacht. Most Gauligen split into subgroups to reduce travel, which became increasingly more difficult as the war went on. Many clubs had to merge or form Kriegsgemeinschaften (war associations) due to lack of players. The competition became increasingly flawed as the list of available players to a club fluctuated on a weekly basis, depending on who was where at a time. The last season, 1944–45, was never completed, as large parts of Germany were already under allied occupation and the German unconditional surrender on 8 May 1945 ended all sports competitions, the last official match having been played on 23 April. Finances[edit] Unlike most leagues today, where income is generated from sponsors and TV in addition to ticket sales, the Gauliga
Gauliga
teams relied on ticket sales as the exclusive source of income. But while in today's leagues the hosting teams keep the cash from the ticket sales, this was handled differently in the Gauligen. In the regular season, in cup matches or other competitive matches, the money was shared between the German Football Association, who received 5% of the income, the hosting club and the hosted club. In particular, the hosting club received 10% for using their ground and 5% for administrative costs. The remaining 75% of the matchday income were shared between the two clubs. These relations changed for the play-offs for the German championship. Here the matches were usually played on neutral ground, therefore 15% of the income were allotted for renting the ground, administrative cost and travel cost for the teams. The remaining income was divided equally between the clubs and the DFB. For the semi-final and final matches, yet another distribution key was applied. In the semi-final, teams received 20% of the net income (that is, after rent, administrative and travel costs had been deducted) and in the final their share was reduced to 15%.[6] Aftermath[edit] While some areas took until 1947, to restart football competitions, in the south of Germany, a highest league was formed soon after the Nazi collapse. The new Oberligen took the place of the Gauligen from 1945, when six new leagues were gradually formed in what was left of Germany:

Oberliga Süd, formed in 1945 Oberliga Südwest, formed in 1945 Oberliga Berlin, formed in 1945 Oberliga Nord, formed in 1947 Oberliga West, formed in 1947 DDR-Oberliga, formed in 1949, disbanded in 1991 after German reunification

Influence of the Nazis
Nazis
in football[edit] With the rise of the Nazis
Nazis
to power, the German Football Association came fully under the party's influence. All sport, including football, was controlled by the Reichssportführer (Reich Sports Leader) Hans von Tschammer und Osten. In 1935, the newly established German cup, the Tschammerpokal, now the DFB-Pokal, was named after him. The Nazis prohibited all workers sports clubs (Arbeiter Sportvereine) and, increasingly so, all Jewish sport associations. Jewish clubs were immediately removed from all national football competitions in 1933 and had to play their own tournaments. From 1938, all Jewish sport clubs were forbidden outright.[7] Additionally, clubs with strong connections to Jews were punished and fell into disfavor, like Bayern Munich, who had a Jewish coach (Richard Dombi) and chairman (Kurt Landauer).[8] After the annexation of Austria
Austria
in 1938, FK Austria
Austria
Wien, another club with strong Jewish ties, suffered from prosecution and many of the club's leaders, like its chairman Emanuel Schwarz, had to escape to survive the Nazi regime.[9] Apart from those two clubs, the VfR Mannheim, VfB Mühlburg, 1. FC Kaiserslautern, Stuttgarter Kickers, Eintracht Frankfurt
Frankfurt
and FSV Frankfurt
FSV Frankfurt
had all benefited in their pre-1933 success from a strong Jewish membership in the clubs and found themselves initially unpopular with the Nazis. Even though Jews were soon removed from all these clubs, some retained a more open-minded attitude than others and continued to be out of favor with the Nazis. The players of Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich
for example were heavily criticized for greeting their former chairman Landauer at a friendly at Servette Geneva in Switzerland.[10] The Nazis
Nazis
were, however, interested in furthering sport, especially football, as success in the sport served their propaganda efforts. Hans von Tschammer und Osten
Hans von Tschammer und Osten
specifically ordered that players from former workers' sports movements be integrated in the Nazi-approved clubs, as the Nazis
Nazis
could not afford to lose the country's best players. Upon his orders, teams were not selected by political criteria, but by performance criteria. Despite this, the number of active players and clubs declined in regions like the Ruhr area, where the workers' movement was traditionally strong.[11] The fact that some famous players, like FC Schalke 04's Tibulski, Kalwitzki, Fritz Szepan, and Ernst Kuzorra, had less-than-German-sounding names and were mostly descendants of Polish immigrants, was ignored by the Nazis. On the contrary, players like Szepan successfully represented Nazi Germany
Nazi Germany
in the 1934 and 1938 World Cups.[12] Jewish players like the two former internationals Gottfried Fuchs
Gottfried Fuchs
and Julius Hirsch
Julius Hirsch
were not as welcome. Fuchs, who had scored an incredible 10 goals versus Russia
Russia
in 1912, migrated to Canada, while Hirsch died in Auschwitz.[10] In occupied territories[edit] The Nazis' position to football and its clubs in the occupied territories varied greatly. Local clubs in Eastern Europe, such as Polish and Czech clubs, were not permitted to compete in the Gauligen. The situation was different in Western Europe, where clubs from Alsace, Lorraine, and Luxembourg
Luxembourg
took part in the Gauliga
Gauliga
system under Germanised names. Clubs with a Czech majority, while part of the German Reich, played out their own national, Bohemia/Moravia championship in this time, parallel to the German Gauliga
Gauliga
Böhmen und Mähren, but were racially segregated.[13] German championship[edit] Main article: German football
German football
champions The winners of the various Gauligen qualified for the finals of the German championship, held at the end of season. From 1934–38, the system was straight forward, as the 16 Gauliga champions were allocated in four groups of four teams. After a home-and-away round, the winners of the four groups played a semi-final on neutral ground. The two winners of the semi-finals went to the final to determine the German champion. In the years 1939, 1940, and 1941, the number of groups was extended to compensate for the additional Gauligen created. From 1942, the competition was played in a single-game knock-out format due to the worsening situation in the war. While FC Schalke 04
FC Schalke 04
was by far the most successful club in this era, however in 1941 the title went to Austria
Austria
with Rapid Wien. Also, a Luxembourgian club, Stade Dudelange (renamed FV Stadt Düdelingen), managed to reach the first round of the championship and cup in 1942. German championship finals under the Gauliga
Gauliga
system[edit]

Year Champion Runner-Up Result Date Venue Attendance

1944 Dresdner SC LSV Hamburg 4–0 18 June 1944 Berlin 70,000

1943 Dresdner SC FV Saarbrücken 3–0 27 June 1943 Berlin 80,000

1942 FC Schalke 04 First Vienna FC 2–0 5 July 1942 Berlin 90,000

1941 Rapid Wien FC Schalke 04 4–3 22 June 1941 Berlin 95,000

1940 FC Schalke 04 Dresdner SC 1–0 21 July 1940 Berlin 95,000

1939 FC Schalke 04 Admira Wien 9–0 18 June 1939 Berlin 100,000

1938 Hannover 96 FC Schalke 04 3–3 aet 4–3 aet 26 June 1938 3 July 1938 Berlin Berlin 100,000 100,000

1937 FC Schalke 04 1. FC Nürnberg 2–0 20 June 1937 Berlin 100,000

1936 1. FC Nürnberg Fortuna Düsseldorf 2–1 aet 21 June 1936 Berlin 45,000

1935 FC Schalke 04 VfB Stuttgart 6–4 23 June 1935 Cologne 74,000

1934 FC Schalke 04 1. FC Nürnberg 2–1 24 June 1934 Berlin 45,000

German cup finals under the Gauliga
Gauliga
system[edit] The German Cup competition was first played out in 1935 and ceased in 1943, only restarting again in 1953. During the Third Reich, it was called The von Tschammer und Osten Pokal.

Year Winner Finalist Result Date Venue Attendance

1943 First Vienna FC LSV Hamburg 3–2 aet 31 October 1943 Stuttgart 45,000

1942 TSV 1860 Munich FC Schalke 04 2–0 15 October 1942 Berlin 80,000

1941 Dresdner SC FC Schalke 04 2–1 2 October 1941 Berlin 65,000

1940 Dresdner SC 1. FC Nürnberg 2–1 aet 1 December 1940 Berlin 60,000

1939 1. FC Nürnberg SV Waldhof Mannheim 2–0 8 April 1940 Berlin 60,000

1938 Rapid Wien FSV Frankfurt 3–1 8 January 1939 Berlin 38,000

1937 FC Schalke 04 Fortuna Düsseldorf 2–1 9 January 1938 Köln 72,000

1936 VfB Leipzig FC Schalke 04 2–1 3 January 1937 Berlin 70,000

1935 1. FC Nürnberg FC Schalke 04 2–0 8 December 1935 Düsseldorf 55,000

List of Gauligen[edit]

Map of Nazi Germany
Nazi Germany
showing its administrative subdivisions, the Reichsgaue

Original Gauligen in 1933[edit]

Gauliga
Gauliga
Baden: covering the state of Baden, split into a varying number groups after 1939 Gauliga
Gauliga
Bayern: covering the state of Bavaria
Bavaria
without the Palatinate region, split into a northern and southern division from 1942, split into five separate groups in 1944 Gauliga
Gauliga
Berlin-Brandenburg: covering what is now the federal states of Berlin
Berlin
and Brandenburg, both part of Prussia
Prussia
until 1945, in the 1939–40 season in two groups Gauliga
Gauliga
Hessen: covering what is now the federal state of Hesse
Hesse
except the Frankfurt
Frankfurt
(Mainhessen) region, split into a varying number groups after 1939, renamed Gauliga
Gauliga
Kurhessen from 1941, covering a somewhat smaller area Gauliga
Gauliga
Mitte: covering what is now the federal states of Thuringia and Saxony-Anhalt, split into regional groups in 1944 Gauliga
Gauliga
Mittelrhein: covering the Middle Rhine
Middle Rhine
and Rhineland, then part of Prussia, after 1941 split into the Gauligen of Köln-Aachen and Moselland Gauliga
Gauliga
Niederrhein: covering the Lower Rhine region Gauliga
Gauliga
Niedersachsen: covering what is now the federal states of Lower Saxony
Lower Saxony
and Bremen, from 1939 in two regional groups, in 1942 split into the Gauligen Weser-Ems and Südhannover-Braunschweig Gauliga
Gauliga
Nordmark: covering what is now the federal states of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein
Schleswig-Holstein
and the western half of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, in the 1939–40 season split into two groups, from 1942 split into the Gauligen Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein
Schleswig-Holstein
and Mecklenburg Gauliga
Gauliga
Ostpreußen: covering the region of East Prussia
Prussia
and the Free City of Danzig, playing in two, from 1935 four regional groups, from 1939 in a single division, including occupied Polish territories, Danzig became part of the Gauliga Danzig-Westpreußen
Gauliga Danzig-Westpreußen
in 1940, folded in 1944 Gauliga
Gauliga
Pommern: covering the region of Pomerania, now divided between Poland
Poland
and Germany, until 1937 operating in an eastern and a western group, divided again in 1940 Gauliga
Gauliga
Sachsen: covering what is now the federal state of Saxony, in the 1939–40 season divided in two groups, in 1944 divided into seven groups Gauliga
Gauliga
Schlesien: covering the region of Silesia, in the 1939–40 season divided into two groups, from 1941 subdivided into the Gauligen Niederschlesien and Oberschlesien Gauliga
Gauliga
Südwest/Mainhessen: covering the Palatinate, Saarland
Saarland
and Mainhessen (Frankfurt) regions, from 1939 in two regional groups, in 1941 subdivided in the Gauligen Hessen-Nassau and Westmark Gauliga
Gauliga
Westfalen: covering the region of Westphalia, divided into three regional groups in 1944 Gauliga
Gauliga
Württemberg: covering the state of Württemberg, in the 1939–40 season divided into two groups, in 1944 divided into three groups

Gauligen formed through subdivision of existing leagues[edit]

Gauliga
Gauliga
Südhannover-Braunschweig: formed when the Gauliga Niedersachsen split in 1942, covering the eastern half of its region, the Gauliga
Gauliga
Ost-Hannover split from it in 1943, split into regional groups in 1944 Gauliga
Gauliga
Hamburg: formed when the Gauliga Nordmark
Gauliga Nordmark
was split in 1942 Gauliga
Gauliga
Hessen-Nassau: formed when the Gauliga Südwest/Mainhessen
Gauliga Südwest/Mainhessen
was split in 1941, covering the region now part of the federal state of Hesse Gauliga
Gauliga
Köln-Aachen: formed when the Gauliga Mittelrhein
Gauliga Mittelrhein
was split in 1941 Gauliga
Gauliga
Mecklenburg: formed when the Gauliga Nordmark
Gauliga Nordmark
was split in 1942 Gauliga
Gauliga
Moselland: formed when the Gauliga Mittelrhein
Gauliga Mittelrhein
was split in 1941, played in two regional groups and included clubs from Luxembourg Gauliga
Gauliga
Niederschlesien: formed when the Gauliga Schlesien
Gauliga Schlesien
was split in 1941, covering the north-western half of the region Gauliga
Gauliga
Oberschlesien: formed when the Gauliga Schlesien
Gauliga Schlesien
was split in 1941, covering the south-eastern half of the region Gauliga
Gauliga
Osthannover, split from the Gauliga
Gauliga
Südhannover-Braunschweig in 1943 Gauliga
Gauliga
Schleswig-Holstein: formed when the Gauliga Nordmark
Gauliga Nordmark
was split in 1942 Gauliga
Gauliga
Weser-Ems: formed when the Gauliga Niedersachsen
Gauliga Niedersachsen
split in 1942, covering the western half of its region, split into regional groups from 1943 Gauliga
Gauliga
Westmark: formed when the Gauliga Südwest/Mainhessen
Gauliga Südwest/Mainhessen
was split in 1941, covering the region now part of the federal states of Saarland
Saarland
and Rhineland-Pfalz, also included the FC Metz
FC Metz
from the Lorraine region

Gauligen formed after German expansion[edit]

Map of Nazi Germany
Nazi Germany
showing its expansion 1938 -1945

Gauliga
Gauliga
Böhmen und Mähren: formed in the occupied parts of what is now the Czech Republic, then called the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, in 1943, two regional groups, only including German clubs, Czech clubs played their own championship Gauliga
Gauliga
Danzig-Westpreußen: formed in occupied Reichsgau
Reichsgau
Danzig-West Prussia
Prussia
in 1940 Gauliga
Gauliga
Elsaß: formed in the occupied French region of Alsace
Alsace
in 1940, first in two groups, from 1941 in a single division Gauliga
Gauliga
Generalgouvernement: formed in the occupied Polish provinces which became part of the so-called General Government
General Government
in 1941, in various numbers of groups Gauliga
Gauliga
Ostmark: formed in the annexed country of Austria
Austria
in 1938, in 1941 expanded with northern parts of Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia
and renamed Gauliga Donau-Alpenland Gauliga
Gauliga
Sudetenland: formed in the predominantly German speaking parts (Sudetenland) of Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakia
annexed in 1938, from 1940 also with German clubs from Prague, in various number of groups Gauliga
Gauliga
Wartheland: formed in the occupied Reichsgau
Reichsgau
Wartheland in 1941, first in two groups, from 1942 in a single division

Clubs in the Gauligen from annexed territories[edit] Three of the Gauligen contained clubs from regions occupied and annexed by Germany after the start of the Second World War
Second World War
in 1939. The Gauliga Elsaß
Gauliga Elsaß
was completely made up of French clubs from Alsace, who had to Germanise their names, like RC Strasbourg, which become Rasen SC Straßburg. In the Gauliga Westmark
Gauliga Westmark
three clubs from the French Lorraine region played under their German names:

FV Metz, was FC Metz TSG Saargemünd, from Sarreguemines TSG Merlenbach, from Merlebach

In the Gauliga
Gauliga
Moselland, clubs from Luxembourg
Luxembourg
took part in the competition, including:

FV Stadt Düdelingen, formerly Stade Dudelange FK Niederkorn, formerly Progrès Niedercorn Moselland Luxemburg, formerly Spora Luxembourg SV Düdelingen, formerly US Dudelange SV Schwarz-Weiß Esch, formerly Jeunesse d'Esch Schwarz-Weiß Wasserbillig, formerly Jeunesse Wasserbillig

In the Gauliga
Gauliga
Schlesien, later the Gauliga
Gauliga
Oberschlesien, a number of clubs from Poland
Poland
played under their German names:

TuS Schwientochlowitz, was Śląsk Świętochłowice TuS Lipine, was Naprzód Lipiny Germania Königshütte, was AKS Chorzów 1. FC Kattowitz, retained its name Bismarckhütter SV 99, was Ruch Chorzów RSG Myslowitz, from Mysłowice Sportfreunde Knurow, from Knurów Adler Tarnowitz, from Tarnowskie Góry Reichsbahn SG Kattowitz, from Katowice

Gauliga
Gauliga
timeline[edit] This timeline shows the length of time periods certain Gauligen existed. Note however, that all Gauligen were severely restricted after 1944 and none finished the 1944–45 season. Due to the German military collapse, information on the last season is generally limited, especially in the occupied areas.

See also[edit]

NSRL, the Sports Office of Nazi Germany List of Gaue of Nazi Germany

In popular culture[edit] Das große Spiel (The big game), a movie about a fictitious German football team, Gloria 03, directed by Robert Stemmle, released in 1942. The scenes at the final were filmed at the 1941 German championship final Rapid Wien
Rapid Wien
versus FC Schalke 04.[14] Further reading[edit]

Matthias Marschik. "Between Manipulation and Resistance: Viennese Football in the Nazi Era". Journal of Contemporary History, Vol. 34, No. 2 (April 1999), pp. 215–229 Sturmer Fur Hitler : Vom Zusammenspiel Zwischen Fussball Und Nationalsozialismus, by Gerhard Fischer, Ulrich Lindner, Dietrich Schulze-Marmeling, Werner Skrentny, published by Die Werkstatt, ISBN 3-89533-241-0 Fussball unterm Hakenkreuz, Nils Havemann and Klaus Hildebrand, Campus Verlag, ISBN 3-593-37906-6

References[edit]

^ „Fußball ist unser Leben“ – Beobachtungen zu einem Jahrhundert deutschen Spitzenfußballs (in German) author: Peter März, publisher: Die Bayerische Landeszentrale, accessed: 24 June 2008 ^ a b Sport und Kommerzialisierung: Das Beispiel der Fußballbundesliga (in German) Article on the Bundesliga
Bundesliga
and its predessesors, accessed: 20 April 2009 ^ Karl-Heinz Huba. Fussball Weltgeschichte: Bilder, Daten, Fakten von 1846 bis heute. Copress Sport. (in German) ^ Soccer in the Third Reich: 1933–1945. The Abseits Guide to Germany. Accessed 14 May 2008. ^ DerErsteZug.com. Fußball, by Tait Galbraith. Accessed 15 May 2008 ^ "Meisterschaft, Pokal, Pflichtspiele", Saale-Zeitung (in German), p. 6, 1933-08-07  ^ Jewish Teams Worldwide at RSSSF.com. Accessed 15 May 2008. ^ German Jews and football history European Jewish Press, 4 July 2006, Accessed 15 May 2008 ^ Fußball unterm Hakenkreuz – »Wer's trotzdem blieb« – die Austria
Austria
(in German) author: David Forster and Georg Spitaler, published: 10 March 2008, accessed: 24 June 2008 ^ a b „Fußball ist unser Leben“ – Beobachtungen zu einem Jahrhundert deutschen Spitzenfußballs – Juden und Fußball (in German) author: Peter März, publisher: Die Bayerische Landeszentrale, accessed: 24 June 2008 ^ Dietrich Schulze-Marmeling. "Fußball unterm Hakenkreuz". ak – Zeitung für linke Debatte und Praxis. Accessed 15 May 2008. (in German) ^ Dirk Bitzer, Bernd Wilting. Stürmen für Deutschland: Die Geschichte des deutschen Fußballs von 1933 bis 1954. Campus Verlag, pp. 60–64. Google Books. Accessed 15 May 2008 (in German). ^ Bohemia/Moravia and Slovakia 1938–1944. RSSSF.com. Accessed 31 May 2008. ^ Goethe Institut – Das große Spiel accessed: 24 June 2008

External links[edit]

All-time table GERMANY 1st level 1933/34 – 1944/45 by Clas Glenning „Fußball ist unser Leben“ – Beobachtungen zu einem Jahrhundert deutschen Spitzenfußballs (in German) Das große Spiel – The big game at the Internet Movie Database The Gauligen Das Deutsche Fussball Archiv (in German) Germany – Championships 1902–1945 at RSSSF.com Where's My Country? Article on cross-border movements of football clubs, at RSSSF.com Germany – League Final Tables

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Gauliga

Original Gauligen

Gauliga
Gauliga
Baden Gauliga
Gauliga
Bayern Gauliga
Gauliga
Berlin-Brandenburg Gauliga
Gauliga
Hessen Gauliga
Gauliga
Mitte Gauliga
Gauliga
Mittelrhein Gauliga
Gauliga
Niederrhein Gauliga
Gauliga
Niedersachsen Gauliga
Gauliga
Nordmark Gauliga
Gauliga
Ostpreußen Gauliga
Gauliga
Pommern Gauliga
Gauliga
Sachsen Gauliga
Gauliga
Schlesien Gauliga
Gauliga
Südwest/Mainhessen Gauliga
Gauliga
Westfalen Gauliga
Gauliga
Württemberg

Gauligen formed after 1939

Gauliga
Gauliga
Südhannover-Braunschweig Gauliga
Gauliga
Hamburg Gauliga
Gauliga
Hessen-Nassau Gauliga
Gauliga
Köln-Aachen Gauliga
Gauliga
Mecklenburg Gauliga
Gauliga
Moselland Gauliga
Gauliga
Niederschlesien Gauliga
Gauliga
Oberschlesien Gauliga
Gauliga
Osthannover Gauliga
Gauliga
Schleswig-Holstein Gauliga
Gauliga
Weser-Ems Gauliga
Gauliga
Westmark

Gauligen in occupied territories

Gauliga
Gauliga
Böhmen und Mähren Gauliga
Gauliga
Danzig-Westpreußen Gauliga
Gauliga
Elsaß Gauliga
Gauliga
Generalgouvernement Gauliga
Gauliga
Sudetenland Gauliga
Gauliga
Ostmark Gauliga
Gauliga
Wartheland

Seasons

1933–34 1934–35 1935–36 1936–37 1937–38 1938–39 1939–40 1940–41 1941–42 1942–43 1943–44 1944–45

League system: German football
German football
league system Cup competition: Tschammerpokal

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