About German 3 Bundesliga

The German 3. Liga, also known as 3. Bundesliga, is the third tier of professional football in Germany, following the Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga. The league consists of 20 teams and operates on a promotion and relegation system with the 2. Bundesliga and Regionalliga.

The 3. Liga season typically runs from late July to late May, with each team playing a total of 38 matches - twice against every other team in the league. The top two teams in the league table at the end of the season are automatically promoted to the 2. Bundesliga, while the team that finishes in third place enters a playoff with the team that finishes 16th in the 2. Bundesliga to determine which team will play in the higher division the following season.

The bottom three teams in the league table at the end of the season are automatically relegated to the Regionalliga, with the teams that finish in 16th and 17th place entering a playoff with the third-placed teams from the Regionalliga to determine which teams will play in the 3. Liga the following season.

The 3. Liga features a range of teams from across Germany, with a mix of experienced players and up-and-coming talent. The league provides an opportunity for clubs to compete at a high level and gain promotion to the 2. Bundesliga and eventually the Bundesliga.

Some notable players who have played in the 3. Liga include Serge Gnabry, Timo Werner, and Joshua Kimmich, among others. Overall, the 3. Liga is an important part of German football and offers an exciting and competitive environment for teams and players looking to progress to the higher levels of the sport.


2Freiburg II382110754:3473
3VfL Osnabruck382171070:4970
6SG Dynamo Dresden38209965:4469
8Munich 1860381691361:5257
9Viktoria Koln3814131158:5355
13Dortmund II381361947:4945
15RW Essen389151443:5642
18VfB Oldenburg38982142:6435
20SpVgg Bayreuth38952439:8132

      Promotion ~ 2. Bundesliga
      Promotion ~ 2. Bundesliga (Promotion: )

1. Munich 1860: 5.75 (22.83 %)
2. Saarbrucken: 9.5 (13.82 %)
3. VfL Osnabruck: 9.5 (13.82 %)
4. Wehen: 13 (10.1 %)
5. Mannheim: 16 (8.21 %)
6. Dortmund II: 16 (8.21 %)
7. Hallescher: 21 (6.25 %)
8. Duisburg: 21 (6.25 %)
9. Freiburg II: 43 (3.05 %)
10. Verl: 43 (3.05 %)
11. Zwickau: 55 (2.39 %)
12. Meppen: 65 (2.02 %)

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