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Most clubs are full-time professional at this level. From the introduction of the Bundesliga in until the formation of the 2. Bundesliga in , there were five Regionalligas, forming the second tier of German Football:.
The champions and runners-up of the respective divisions played out two promotion spots to the Bundesliga in two groups after the end of the season.
In , the two 2. In , the Regionalligas were re-introduced, this time as the third tier of German Football.
There were initially four Regionalligas:. Between and , promotion to the 2. Bundesliga was regulated without much continuity.
It was a problematic rule, as becoming champion of a division did not automatically mean promotion for that team. The champions of the North and Northeast divisions had a play-off to decide who would get the fourth promotion spot.
This rule was justified because there are more clubs in the southern part of Germany than the north. In , the promotion rule was changed again: The new divisional alignment was not bound to certain states any more so teams were moved between the divisions in order to balance club numbers.
This led to some clubs in the Southern division being geographically further north than some northern clubs, and vice versa.
The champions and the runners-up of both divisions were promoted to the 2. In , the Regionalliga was demoted to become the fourth tier of football in Germany after the introduction of a new nationwide 3.
However, there was an expansion to three divisions: This led to teams assigned to a division other than their geographical one.
An example for this is BV Cloppenburg , who was assigned to the Western division for the —09 season despite being located in Lower Saxony.
In October , yet another reform of the Regionalligas was decided upon. The number of leagues were now to be expanded to five, with the defunct Regionalliga Nordost to be reestablished and a Regionalliga Bayern to be established.
The new system is due to come into operation in the —13 season. It was also decided to limit the number of reserve teams per Regionalliga to seven.
The new leagues will consist of up to 22 clubs in their inaugural season but will then have to be reduced to between 16 and 18 clubs.
The Regionalligas will not be administrated by the DFB but rather by the regional football associations. In regards to reserve teams, initially only seven are permitted per league, however, this rule may be subject to change under certain circumstances.