About English Southern League South Division
The English Southern League South Division, also known as the BetVictor Southern League Division One South, is a regional football league in England that sits at the eighth tier of the English football league system. It covers the southern part of England and consists of 20 teams.
The league operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the leagues below it, such as the Southern League Division One South West, and with the leagues above it, such as the Southern League Premier Division South. At the end of each season, the team that finishes top of the Southern League South Division is promoted to the Southern League Premier Division South, while the teams that finish in second to fifth place take part in a playoff to determine the second team to be promoted.
The bottom three teams in the league table are relegated to the appropriate Step 5 league, depending on their geographical location.
The Southern League South Division was formed in 1999 as part of a restructuring of the English football pyramid, and it has since become an important part of the non-league game. It is known for its passionate and loyal fans, who provide a unique atmosphere at matches, and for its commitment to developing talented players who can go on to play at higher levels of the game.
Notable former players who have played in the Southern League South Division include Charlie Austin, who played for Poole Town, and Harry Kane, who played for Leyton Orient, before going on to become one of the best strikers in the world with Tottenham Hotspur and the England national team. Overall, the Southern League South Division is an important part of the English football pyramid, providing a vital stepping stone for clubs and players to progress to higher levels of the game.
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Promotion ~ National League South
Promotion ~ Southern League South Division (Play Offs: )