3. Liga

The 3. Liga[lower-alpha 1] is a professional association football league and the third division in Germany. In the German football league system, it is positioned between the 2. Bundesliga and the fourth-tier Regionalliga.

3. Liga
Founded2008; 13 years ago (2008)
First season25 July 2008
CountryGermany
ConfederationUEFA
Number of teams20
Level on pyramid3
Promotion to2. Bundesliga
Relegation toRegionalliga
Domestic cup(s)DFB-Pokal
Current championsDynamo Dresden (2nd title)
(2020–21)
Most championshipsVfL Osnabrück
Dynamo Dresden (2 titles)
Top goalscorerAnton Fink (136)
WebsiteOfficial website
Current: 2021–22 3. Liga

The modern 3. Liga was formed for the 2008–09 season, replacing the Regionalliga, which had previously served as the third-tier in the country.[1] In Germany, the 3. Liga is also the highest division that a club's reserve team can play in.