The 3. Liga 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.
|First season||25 July 2008|
|Number of teams||20|
|Level on pyramid||3|
|Promotion to||2. Bundesliga|
|Current champions||Dynamo Dresden (2nd title) |
|Most championships||VfL Osnabrück|
Dynamo Dresden (2 titles)
|Top goalscorer||Anton Fink (136)|
|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. In Germany, the 3. Liga is also the highest division that a club's reserve team can play in.