Last updated : Friday, 24 November 2023
What is the VPFL?
The VPFL (Volkswagen Premier Football League) is an amateur football league in Germany. It is one of the most competitive amateur leagues in the country, and is known for its high level of play.
The VPFL was founded in 1970, and currently has over 100 teams competing in it. The league is divided into four divisions, with each division having its own promotion and relegation system.
The VPFL season runs from August to May, and each team plays each other team in their division twice. The top two teams in each division at the end of the season are promoted to the next division, while the bottom two teams are relegated to the lower division.
The VPFL also has a cup competition, called the VPFL Cup. The cup is open to all teams in the league, and the winner of the cup qualifies for the DFB-Pokal, the German national cup competition.
History of the VPFL
The VPFL was founded in 1970 by a group of amateur footballers who wanted to create a more competitive league for themselves. The league quickly grew in popularity, and by the early 1980s it was one of the most competitive amateur leagues in Germany.
The VPFL has continued to grow and develop over the years, and it is now one of the premier amateur leagues in the country. The league has produced a number of professional footballers, including former Germany internationals Michael Ballack and Thomas Hitzlsperger.