Alemannia Aachen

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Alemannia Aachen
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Surname Aachen gymnastics and sports club Alemannia 1900 e. V.
Seat Aachen , North Rhine-Westphalia
founding December 16, 1900
Colours Black yellow
Members 5,800 (January 2018)
president Martin Fröhlich
Football company
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Surname TSV Alemannia Aachen GmbH
Shareholder 100%: e. V.
executive Director Hans-Peter Lipka
First team
Head coach Stefan Vollmerhausen
Venue Tivoli
Places 32,960
league Regionalliga West
2019/20 6th place

The Aachen gymnastics and sports club Alemannia 1900 e. V. , known as Alemannia Aachen , is the largest sports club in the city of Aachen . The first football team was relegated to the Regionalliga West in 2013 . From 1967 to 1970 and in the 2006/07 season she played in the Bundesliga . In addition to the football department, which has been outsourced to the wholly owned subsidiary Alemannia Aachen GmbH since January 1, 2006 , the club also operates the athletics , table tennis , handball , volleyball and futsal departments. The volleyball women played in the Bundesliga from 2008 to 2013 and then moved to PTSV Aachen .

Club history

Resident English merchants and industrialists brought in the second half of the 19th century next to the traditional equestrian the sport of football in the western Rhineland . The club was founded on December 16, 1900 under the name of the Aachen Football Club by 18 students from the Kaiser Wilhelm Gymnasium , the Oberrealschule and the Realgymnasium , who trained together at the Marienthaler Kasernenhof. Since the name 1. FC Aachen had just been occupied by a club that had been founded shortly before and was soon dissolved, it was called Alemannia Aachen . The name "Alemannia" (from Alemanni ) should emphasize the Germanness in the far west. After the merger with Aachener TV 1847 on September 17, 1919, the club was called Aachener TSV Alemannia 1847 . On January 26, 1924, the two clubs separated again, and the club was given its current name Aachener Turn- und Sportverein Alemannia 1900 e. V.

The ATSV Alemannia had other departments in its history that no longer exist today, namely gymnastics, fistball, hiking, swimming (1920-1939), hockey (1920-1939), basketball (1952-1965) and badminton (1956-2009) . The last disbanded badminton department was transferred to the independent "Badminton Association Aachen 2009" on July 1, 2009. The most successful department of Alemannia in terms of titles were the basketball players, who were able to secure the German championship in 1963 and 1964 and are thus among the ten most successful basketball teams to this day.

In March 2012, the association had around 8,700 members. On August 14, 2006, the general assembly decided, retrospectively to January 1, to spin off all teams from the U13 up to the licensed player department into the newly founded Alemannia Aachen GmbH . On June 12, 2010, sports director Erik Meijer announced the change of the club's logo at the general meeting; the traditional coat of arms - first used in 1925 - returned to the jerseys for the 2010/11 season. On November 16, 2012 the GmbH announced the application for insolvency plan proceedings due to insolvency, which opened on June 1, 2013 and ended on January 21, 2014. Shortly afterwards, a new managing director, Alexander Mronz, was hired.

There are intensive and friendly contacts with the Dutch professional club Roda JC Kerkrade, both at club and fan level and for geographical reasons . Both clubs have the same club colors.


Pre-war period

In the pre-war period, the Aacheners always commuted between the second-class district class and the first-class Gauliga . In 1930, Reinhold Münzenberg the first Alemanne that the jersey of the German national football team wore. Alemannia celebrated its first success in 1938, when the club won the championship of the Gauliga Mittelrhein as a climber and thus took part in the final round of the German championship for the only time. There the Aacheners were third in a group with Hannover 96 , 1. FC Nürnberg and FC Hanau 93 and were eliminated. The football club played some of these games in Aachen's Waldstadion , as this space, with standing room for almost 15,000 at the time, could hold more spectators than the old Tivoli at the time. After various protests by SV Beuel 06 , the Aachen championship was subsequently revoked and SV Beuel declared champions.

In 2017/2018 the exhibition Alemannia 1933 to 1945 - Football between Sport and Politics was shown in the International Newspaper Museum in Aachen .

post war period

Soccer ball with the former logo of Alemannia Aachen
old club crest

After the war, Alemannia Aachen qualified for the newly founded Oberliga West in 1947 . The Aacheners belonged to the Oberliga until 1963 and, together with Borussia Dortmund and FC Schalke 04, are among the three clubs that consistently play in the Oberliga West. However, Aachen never managed to qualify for the finals of the German championship during this time. However, Alemannia reached the DFB Cup final in 1953 for the first time , in which they lost 1: 2 (0: 2) on May 1, 1953 in the Düsseldorf Rheinstadion Rot-Weiss Essen .

When the Bundesliga was founded in 1963, Alemannia was refused admission, although the incumbent President Gerd Heusch presented a 12-point catalog for Alemannia's admission to the new league, in which, among other things, he looked at the orderly economic situation and the planned stadium expansion for 42,000 spectators, the uninterrupted membership in the Oberliga West and the fact that it is the largest lawn sports club in North Rhine-Westphalia. The application for membership for Alemannia was still not approved, against which the club protested at the DFB and even called an ordinary court, as important officials had promised to apply for an increase to 18 clubs and thus allow Alemannia to participate; however, at the decisive meeting they voted against the increase. However, all protests were unsuccessful and from then on Alemannia played in the second-rate Regionalliga West . In 1964, the Aachen champions of the Regionalliga and the following year after Borussia Mönchengladbach were runner-up; they each took part in the promotion round to the Bundesliga, but both times could not prevail. In 1964 they had to let Hannover 96 take precedence, in 1965 FC Bayern Munich won the promotion group, so that Alemannia remained second class. For this, Aachen made it into the final of the DFB Cup for the second time in 1965 . After a 4: 3 after extra time in the semifinals against FC Schalke 04 , Alemannia were in the final against Borussia Dortmund . In Hanover she was defeated by the Westphalia 0-2.

Promotion to the Bundesliga and vice-champion

In 1967 the Aacheners were again first in the regional league. In the third attempt, the club finally achieved the longed-for promotion to the Bundesliga. In a group with Kickers Offenbach , 1. FC Saarbrücken , Göttingen 05 and Tennis Borussia Berlin , the Aacheners won six of their eight games and thus made it into the upper house. Significantly involved in the promotion was Hans-Jürgen Ferdinand , who scored eight goals in the promotion round. In the first Bundesliga season 1967/68 the Aacheners reached a respectable eleventh place in the table. In the following season they played brilliantly and were runner-up in the end, eight points behind Bayern Munich. The disillusionment followed, however, in the following season; With 83 goals conceded and only one away point, Alemannia rose from bottom of the table.

In the following year, the desired promotion was clearly missed, but the team reached the semi-finals of the DFB Cup in the summer break of 1970 . In the regional league year 1971/72 they improved to fourth place, but lagged far behind the promotion lap positions, so that coach Gunther Baumann was dismissed in March. For the following season ten new players were brought in addition to coach Barthel Thomas , including Joaquín Montañés , who should be Aachen's record player with 542 league appearances. But even with this completely renewed team, the Alemannia did not get beyond places in the upper midfield in the last two regional league seasons.

2nd Bundesliga

Alemannia managed to qualify for the newly founded 2. Bundesliga in 1973/74 , but the club's financial problems increased, and the club's management was also repeatedly staffed. Reinhold Munzenberg was elected President, several Bundesliga clubs such as FC Schalke 04 made guest appearances in the Tivoli Stadium in order to generate income for Alemannia. In the next few years the club played in the 2nd Bundesliga, but Aachen did not succeed in the often targeted return to the Bundesliga. In 1977/78 the club was only able to secure relegation in the last game of the season.

In the 1980/81 season, Alemannia qualified for the single-track 2nd Bundesliga, which started playing a year later. From 1981 onwards, seven coaches worked at Alemannia Aachen in three years, but none could lead the team into the Bundesliga. 1984 President Egon Munzenberg , nephew of Reinhold Munzenberg , resigned and the new board of directors around Bubi Hirtz was able to avoid the insolvency of the club with difficulty. In 1985/86 and in the following season , promotion to the Bundesliga was only just missed. In the 1988/89 season , however, serious financial problems occurred again, so that several top performers had to be sold. At the annual general meeting in 1989, managing director Bert Schütt also died after a heart attack; he had been heavily criticized. The meeting had to be broken off, promotion was not achieved this season either.

old club crest

Descent and reassignment

In 1990, the now highly indebted club was relegated to the Oberliga Nordrhein and thus played third-rate for the first time in the club's history. Heinz-Gregor Johnen ran Alemannia with great commitment from 1992 to 1996, was responsible for the association to a considerable extent as president and thus saved it through difficult times. The Aacheners just barely missed their promotion several times and so they played in the re-established regional league from 1994 onwards . At first, Aachen did not get beyond midfield until the long-awaited return to the 2nd Bundesliga in 1999. However, this resurgence was also closely connected with a tragic stroke of fate. A few days before the decisive promotion game against SpVgg Erkenschwick , successful coach Werner Fuchs collapsed with his team during a forest run and died of a heart attack at the age of only 50.

Return to the Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal and UEFA-Pokal

Logo between 1997 and 2003

From 1999 to 2006, Alemannia played in the 2nd Bundesliga. Between 2003 and 2005 she finished sixth in the table three times in a row and was closer to returning to the Bundesliga in 2004 than it was since her first promotion to the Bundesliga in 1967. For the first time, Alemannia was on a promotion spot before the last matchday, but they lost at Karlsruher SC . Nevertheless, the Alemanni celebrated a great success in the 2003/04 season, when they reached the final of the DFB Cup for the third time in the club's history . The game on February 4, 2004 at Tivoli is unforgettable, when Alemannia defeated FC Bayern Munich 2-1 in a thrilling game. After the Aacheners were able to eliminate the first division clubs 1860 Munich , Bayern Munich and Borussia Mönchengladbach , they lost 3-2 in the final to Werder Bremen . As the Bremen team qualified as German champions for the Champions League , Alemannia Aachen qualified for the UEFA Cup for the first time .

The Aacheners, who had eliminated the Icelandic representative FH Hafnarfjörður in the first round, even managed to qualify for the round of 32 with victories against OSC Lille and AEK Athens in the newly created group phase. After a 0-0 in the first leg against the Dutch representative AZ Alkmaar lost the second leg after the lead with 1: 2 and was eliminated.

ASEAG bus with advertising for the club's entry into the Bundesliga

However, by reaching the final in the DFB Cup and the income from the European Cup, the Aacheners were able to reorganize themselves economically. In the 2005/06 season , after 36 years, he was finally promoted back to the Bundesliga .

From the Bundesliga to the regional league (2007-2013)

Alemannia ended the 2006/07 season with 34 points in 17th place in the table and relegated back to the 2nd Bundesliga. From 2007 she stayed in the upper half of the table for two years, finished seventh and fourth. But in 2009/10 she only reached 13th place. The reason for this was, among other things, renewed financial difficulties; the city of Aachen saved the association from the impending license withdrawal with a guarantee. The financial problems arose mainly from uncalculated costs for the construction of the New Tivoli , which opened on August 12, 2009. Despite the city's guarantee, some of the team's top performers had to be sold.

After a 10th place in the 2010/11 season , the 2011/12 Alemannia found themselves in a relegation battle and there were some personnel changes in the club's management. At the general meeting on March 29, 2012 Meino Heyen was elected as the new president of the TSV. He inherited Alfred Nachtsheim, who was no longer running. On April 25, 2012, the chairman of the supervisory board, Meino Heyen, announced the termination of the contract with the manager Erik Meijer, who has been with Alemannia since January 1, 2010, due to the negative sporting situation. At the end of the season, the Alemannia - even two coach changes had not resulted in a sporting turnaround - the penultimate place and were relegated to the 3rd division . In this one came last and was relegated again to the Regionalliga West .

Regionalliga (since 2013)

Another relegation was prevented with 13th place in the 2013/14 season. For the 2014/15 season, the newly organized club set itself the goal of placing in the top ten. This expectation was already exceeded during the winter break, because the team was playing for the autumn championship and only just missed it. After the winter break, Alemannia Aachen found itself at the top of the table. A doping case at Rot-Weiss Essen resulted in a point deduction. With a 1-0 win at the sold-out Tivoli on February 7, 2015 against Rot-Weiss Essen, the Alemannia consolidated first place. The game was also broadcast live on WDR television . The attendance record for all regional leagues was broken with 30,313 spectators. This had previously been at 30,104 spectators, set up on May 29, 2013 at the game RB Leipzig against Sportfreunde Lotte . At the end of the season, however, Alemannia only finished second and remained in the regional league.

On June 20, 2015, Christian Benbennek became the new trainer at Tivoli. The 2015/16 season began with 16 points from the first six games, the best start to the season in 58 years. By the end of the first half of the season, however, only eleven more points were taken. In October they were eliminated 2-0 in the first round of the FVM Cup against third division club SC Fortuna Köln . On November 28, 2015, the team lost 6-0 against Viktoria Köln. This was the highest competitive defeat in over ten years. The team wrote a letter to the board of directors and demanded personal consequences for the coaching team. Then Christian Benbennek had to leave on December 5, 2015, goalkeeping coach Markus Pröll also quit his job. Aïmen Demai and Sven Schaffrath took over the vacant coaching position until the end of December , before Fuat Kılıç took over as the new coach. This letter was not without consequences for the team. On December 15, Frederic Löhe , Peter Hackenberg and Bastian Müller were released. From that point on, they no longer played a role in the squad. In April 2016, Alemannia also parted ways with sports director Alexander Klitzpera . He had held the post since February 2015. In terms of sport, Alemannia ended the 2015/16 season in seventh place in the Regionalliga.

As in the previous season, Alemannia ended the 2016/17 season in seventh place. In the 2017/18 season as well as in the 2018/19 season, Alemannia occupied sixth place in the table at the end of the season.

Bankruptcy proceedings

First bankruptcy proceedings

The financial situation of Alemannia Aachen GmbH deteriorated dramatically as a result of the two relegations and the associated lower income. Since Alemannia was no longer able to adequately repay the debts from the new Tivoli building, the city of Aachen, as one of the main creditors, also came under further pressure, as its own financial situation already required a budget security concept. On October 31, 2012, managing director Frithjof Kraemer was dismissed with immediate effect and a new restructuring concept - after spring 2012 - was able to avert the company's insolvency for the time being. On November 16, 2012, Alemannia Aachen GmbH applied for an insolvency plan procedure. She should play the season in the third division to the end and compete again in the following season in the Regionalliga West , should the opening of insolvency proceedings not occur before June 30, 2013 or are finally averted by then. In November, the city of Aachen filed a criminal complaint against the former managing director Frithjof Kraemer and the public prosecutor's office started an investigation. On January 31, 2013, the club was banned from the DFB due to existing liquidity gaps further player access. At the end of the 2012/13 season, Alemannia rose from bottom of the table in the Regionalliga West.

On January 21, 2014, the bankruptcy proceedings ended. Of a total of 10,500 creditors , 1,800 had actually registered claims amounting to 69 million euros. Depending on the group, they received between one and 25 percent of their claim.

Second bankruptcy

On March 21, 2017, another application for insolvency was filed with the Aachen district court . The supervisory board of Alemannia Aachen GmbH resigned with the announcement of the bankruptcy. Christoph Niering was appointed provisional insolvency administrator .

Success since 1947


  • 1947 founding member of the Oberliga West and uninterrupted membership in the league
  • Promotion to the Bundesliga
    • 1967 as champion of the Regionalliga West and first of the promotion round
    • 2006 as runner-up in the 2nd Bundesliga
  • German runner-up in 1969
  • from December 2009 to September 2017 leader of the all-time table of the 2nd Bundesliga on points
  • Team with the second most second division games (1020)


European Cup

Placements in the Bundesliga since 1963

season space Gates Points Average audience top scorer
1967/68 11. 52:66 34:34 21,800 Hans-Jürgen Ferdinand , 14 goals
1968/69 02. 57:51 38:30 18,200 Heinz-Gerd Klostermann , 12 goals
1969/70 18th 31:83 17:51 12,600 Jupp Kapellmann , 6 goals
2006/07 17th 46:70 34 20,310 Jan Schlaudraff , 8 goals


Well-known former players

1Appearances in the German national team as a player from Alemannia Aachen
2Appearances in the German national team 2006 as a player from Alemannia Aachen
3Appearances in the German national team U-18 and U-19 as a player from Alemannia Aachen
4thAppearances in the German national youth soccer team and U-23 national team as a player for Alemannia Aachen
5Appearances in the Romanian national team as a player from Alemannia Aachen
6thAppearances in the Zambian national team as a player from Alemannia Aachen
D.Appearances in the German national team , but not as a player from Alemannia Aachen
UAppearances in the German national team U-21 , but not as a player of Alemannia Aachen
A. Appearances in foreign national teams, but not as a player of Alemannia Aachen


All coaches in the first team since 1945:

Current squad 2020/21

  • As of July 10, 2020
No. Nat. player Birth date at ATSV since Last club
1 GermanyGermany Joshua Mroß October 12, 1996 2020 Chemnitzer FC
  AustriaAustria Valentin Manzenreiter January 22, 2001 2018 Own U-19
GermanyGermany CroatiaCroatia Mario Zelic May 6, 2000 2020 Fortuna Düsseldorf II
02 GermanyGermany André Wallenborn March 25, 1995 2019 SC Wiedenbrück
03 GermanyGermany Alexander Heinze December 24, 1993 2017 FK Pirmasens
15th GermanyGermany Marco Müller April 7, 1994 2018 TuS Koblenz
16 GermanyGermany Steven Rakk September 16, 1998 2018 KSV Hessen Kassel
17th GermanyGermany Matti Fiedler December 27, 1995 2017 SV Elversberg
19th GermanyGermany Robin Garnier May 13, 1994 2018 Stuttgart Kickers
24 GermanyGermany Peter Hackenberg (C)Captain of the crew February 6, 1989 2018 BelgiumBelgium KAS Eupen
GermanyGermany Leon Gaedicke November 4, 2001 2020 Bayer 04 Leverkusen U-19
GermanyGermany Nils Blumberg January 2, 1997 2020 Chemnitzer FC
08th CroatiaCroatia Stipe Batarilo 17th November 1993 2018 SC Wiedenbrück
10 GermanyGermany Kai-David Bösing March 7, 1994 2017 SC Fortuna Cologne
21st GermanyGermany Sebastian Schmitt July 7, 1996 2018 Wormatia worms
22nd GermanyGermany Muja Arifi August 3, 2000 2013 Borussia Mönchengladbach Youth
36 GermanyGermany Frederic Baum August 1, 2000 2018 FC Viktoria Köln Youth
  JapanJapan Takashi Uchino March 7, 2001 2019 Own U-19
  GermanyGermany Dustin Teething February 23, 1996 2020 SV Bergisch Gladbach 09
07th GermanyGermany Florian Rüter June 25, 1990 2019 KFC Uerdingen 05
09 GermanyGermany Vincent Boesen September 23, 1998 2018 1. FC Nuremberg II
  GermanyGermany Daniel Sopo March 25, 2002 2016 Own U-19
  GermanyGermany Fabian Nießen October 13, 2002 2016 Own U-19
  CanadaCanada NigeriaNigeria Oluwabori Falaye October 8, 1998 2020 VfB 03 Hilden

Transfers for the 2020/21 season

Nat. Surname donating club Transfer
GermanyGermany Joshua Mroß Chemnitzer FC Summer
GermanyGermany CroatiaCroatia Mario Zelic Fortuna Düsseldorf II
GermanyGermany Leon Gaedicke Bayer 04 Leverkusen U-19
CanadaCanada NigeriaNigeria Oluwabori Falaye VfB 03 Hilden
GermanyGermany Dustin Teething SV Bergisch Gladbach 09
GermanyGermany Nils Blumberg Chemnitzer FC
Nat. Surname receiving club Transfer
GermanyGermany PolandPoland Ricco Cymer Unknown Summer
BelgiumBelgium Congo Democratic RepublicDemocratic Republic of Congo Jonathan Benteke Unknown
GermanyGermany Manuel Glowacz SV Eintracht Hohkeppel
GermanyGermany Patrick Salata SF Baumberg
GermanyGermany David Puetz 1. FC Dueren
GermanyGermany Jeff-Denis Fehr FC Wegberg-Beeck
GermanyGermany Can Özkan DSC Arminia Bielefeld
GermanyGermany Nikolai Rehnen DSC Arminia Bielefeld
GermanyGermany David Bors 1. FC Dueren
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wa was borrowed

Current trainer and supervisor staff

Nat. Surname function
GermanyGermany Stefan Vollmerhausen Trainer
BelgiumBelgium DenmarkDenmark Kristoffer Andersen Assistant coach
NetherlandsNetherlands Hans Spillmann Goalkeeping coach
GermanyGermany Kolja Vrase Athletics coach
GreeceGreece Dr. Jordanis Gissis Team doctor
GermanyGermany Dr. Alexander Mauckner Team doctor
GermanyGermany Dr. Harald Thorsten Rohde Team doctor
GermanyGermany Michael Berger masseur
GermanyGermany Thomas Lange Physiotherapist
IraqIraq Mohammed Hadidi Kit manager
GermanyGermany Wera Bosseler Kit manager


Velodrome in the zoological garden

The first venue from 1901 to 1904 was in the interior of the cycling track in the Zoological Garden in what is now Aachen's West Park .

Forest playground in the Aachen city forest

From 1904 to 1907 they played on the forest playground in the Aachen city forest . The Aachen Waldstadion is located on this site today .

Sports field seal

In 1907 the Siegel sports field was used , where the Burtscheider Turnverein 1873 is still based today.

Tivoli sports ground

From March 1908, the city of Aachen rented the grounds of the old Tivoli estate to Alemannia on the former Sandkaulsteinweg 205, today's Krefelder Straße ( B57 ), and expanded the Tivoli sports field at great expense. This area was later used by the Post Sports Club 1925 Aachen until the new Tivoli was built in February 2008.


Tivoli ticket from the 1997/98 cup season

In addition to the Tivoli sports field , another area was made available in 1925 and construction of the stadium began. Its inauguration was held on June 3, 1928. The capacity at that time was 11,000 spectators. This number of spectators was reached for the first time in 1938 at a Rhine district game against Beuel. In the years from 1931 to 1938, the Alemannia also played more often in the Aachen Waldstadion for reasons of capacity , as this place with standing room for almost 15,000 at that time could hold more spectators than the Tivoli at the time.

In 1953, due to the steadily growing demands in the Oberliga West, to which Alemannia belonged from the start, an expansion was necessary. The realization took place in the form of a new standing room, the Würselener Wall. During this time, the players tunnel and the vehicle entrance were also completed. In 1957 the grandstand was given a roof. It consisted of a corrugated asbestos concrete roof and had - at the time unique in Germany - side glazing made of tempered glass . In the same year, the most powerful floodlight system in Germany at that time was completed (240,000 watt system with 170 lux). For the inauguration on August 28, 1957, 32,000 spectators greeted the team from Espanyol Barcelona . In 1968 the stadium was sold to the city of Aachen because the club needed the money to secure its membership in the Bundesliga. The Tivoli was further modernized in the following years. In February 1980, the roofing of the standing room was finished.

In April 1999, a standing room block was set up especially for the Junior Club. Only members of the JuniorClub had access there at particularly low prices. In the summer of the same year, the Tivoli got a completely new lawn cover as part of its promotion to the 2nd division . In addition, an underfloor heating system was put into operation, which was controlled with a microprocessor system. Since then, the entire district heating, the heating of the building, the hot water preparation and the ventilation of the showers have also been regulated. In addition, the illuminance of the floodlight system has been increased to make it suitable for television. In January 2000 the grandstand was given a new set of seating shells, the old wooden benches had had their day.

Due to the lack of seating capacity, which is mandatory by UEFA in European competitions , the Cologne Rheinenergiestadion had to be rented for the three home games in the 2004/05 UEFA Cup . Alemannia would have preferred to play in the Parkstad Limburg Stadium near the border , owned by the Dutch club Roda JC Kerkrade . However, this was not approved.

New Tivoli

Since the long-standing Alemannia stadium no longer complied with modern building and safety regulations and, given the promotion to the 1st Bundesliga, a larger audience capacity should be tackled after the 2005/06 season, the club decided to build a completely new building. The project was and is controversial, especially among long-time fans of Alemannia and the citizens of Aachen. Since an expansion or renovation of the "old" Tivolis was not an option for legal reasons, the fan communities finally came to terms with the new building, also thanks to the close proximity of the new building site to a traditional site. The representatives of the fans had not given up their constructive criticism, but now saw themselves as part of the decision-making process for the new stadium. As part of this task, the Alemannia Fan-IG handed over a position paper with fan requests to Alemannia Aachen GmbH, which was entrusted with the construction of the stadium.

On May 11, 2006 plans for the construction of a new stadium were published; As part of the public procurement, the competition documents were finally sent to interested companies on February 8, 2007. In addition to the stadium, the project also included an administration building and a planned parking garage. Beyond these functional conditions, however, Alemannia did not issue any framework specifications for the applicants' planning, in particular the architectural design of the stadium (open or closed, one or two tier) was deliberately left open.

Alemannia, with the support of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, and the city of Aachen, financed the roughly 50 million euros in construction costs . In addition, an interest-bearing stadium loan was issued for purchase by fans. The contract for the new construction of the stadium was signed on September 17, 2007 together with the contractor of the Hellmich Group . After two years of construction, the stadium was opened on August 12 with a friendly match (2-2) against the Belgian second division club Lierse SK . The first competitive game of the 2009/10 season took place on August 17, 2009 against FC St. Pauli . The game ended with 0: 5 and represents Aachen's highest home defeat in the history of the second division. Curiously, the first competitive goal was scored by the former Aachen Marius Ebbers . In addition, the game was overshadowed by an accident in the guest gallery.

As a result of the rapid sporting downturn, the costs of the stadium could less and less be covered by ongoing match operations. In order to save at least the costs of ongoing operations, it was even considered during the insolvency proceedings to move to the Karl Knipprath Stadium of SC Jülich for the 2013/14 season . Eventually, however, the association and the city were able to agree on a further use of Tivoli.

On January 28, 2015, Alemannia sold the stadium to the city of Aachen for the symbolic price of one euro.

On June 22, 2018, the new stadium beer, the Kaiserstädter, was presented. Since the Alemannia could not agree on a contract extension with the Bitburger brewery group , they joined forces with the private brewery Bolten to sell their own beer. The Kaiserstädter is not only available at the Tivoli, but also in the stadium restaurant Klömpchensklub , online and in various restaurants and shops in the Aachen city region .

Second team

Alemannia Aachen II
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Basic data
Seat Aachen
First soccer team
Venue "Alkmaar" artificial turf pitch
Places about 500
league Landesliga Mittelrhein 2
2016/2017 15th place ( Landesliga Mittelrhein 2 )
season league Division Place
Gates Points
2000/01 Middle Rhine League V 02. (15) 86:29 56
2001/02 Oberliga Nordrhein IV 08. (18) 57:68 48
2002/03 Oberliga Nordrhein IV 16. (18) 43:68 29
2003/04 Middle Rhine League V 01. (16) 77:30 68
2004/05 Oberliga Nordrhein IV 07. (18) 46:43 45
2005/06 Oberliga Nordrhein IV 07. (18) 55:47 47
2006/07 Oberliga Nordrhein IV 02. (18) 56:39 61
2007/08 Oberliga Nordrhein IV 09. (18) 45:46 48
2008/09 NRW League V 03. (19) 68:42 68
2009/10 NRW League V 06. (19) 54:48 52
2010/11 NRW League V 04. (18) 58:37 52
2011/12 NRW League V 06. (18) 62:46 58
2012/13 Middle Rhine League V 09. (16) 48:37 43
2013/14 Middle Rhine League V 04. (16) 59:39 50
2014/15 Middle Rhine League V 07. (16) 49:53 46
2015/16 Middle Rhine League V 14. (16) 36:50 28
2016/17 Regional League Middle Rhine VI 15. (16) 51:83 23


In 1953, at that time still playing in the lowest league, the 3rd district class Aachen, the team managed to rise five times over the next seven years until they made the leap into the highest possible league, the third-class Mittelrhein Association League, in the summer of 1960 .

But they only stayed there for a year and were relegated to the state league again. After three years, in 1964, they returned to the Association League, in which they stayed for another three years until 1967. From 1967 to 1978 they played in the national league until the return to the fourth-rate association league in the summer of 1978. After a year they got relegated, but they managed to get back up again directly. From 1980 to 1989 they played uninterruptedly in the association league until they surprisingly rose to the third-class Oberliga Nordrhein in the summer of 1989 .

The league, in which you met traditional clubs like Wuppertaler SV , Schwarz-Weiß Essen or Union Solingen , turned out to be a size too big. With a goal difference of 60:86 goals, the third from bottom was immediately relegated to the association league.

The next ten years up to the turn of the millennium were pretty meager, similar to the first team. Two years after relegation to the upper league in 1992, they were relegated to the regional league, from which, after two years in 1994, they were promoted back to the then only fifth class association league, although they were relegated straight back to the regional league. In 1996 he returned to the Association League for two seasons, when in 1998 he had to return to the State League. Then a big upswing followed at the same time as the professional team.

In the summer of 2000 they rose again to the association league, from which surprisingly succeeded in marching through to the upper league. Unlike in the first guest appearance in 1989, you could now also keep up in the league, as a climber you were immediately eighth without being in danger of relegation. In the second year after promotion, the team rose again in the summer of 2003 in the association league. But there they managed to get back up straight away. Since then, the U-23 has established itself in the big leagues.

The greatest success was achieved in the 2006/07 season, when they landed on 2nd place behind Rot-Weiß Oberhausen and only narrowly missed promotion to the third-class Regionalliga Nord. The following season, however, was mixed and you missed the qualification for the fourth-class Regionalliga West after a bad first half with rank 9 clearly. So they qualified for the NRW League, which they belonged to until the last season 2011/12. For the league reform in the summer of 2012, the team occupied the relegation place to the regional league, where they were not allowed to participate due to the second division relegation of the professional team, and from summer 2012 entered the Oberliga Mittelrhein, which replaced the NRW league. Before the 2014/15 season, the team's previous U-23 concept was changed to an U-21 age limit in order to make the transition between junior and senior areas smaller. In the 2015/16 season they only finished 14th in the table and therefore have to relegate to the national league after 16 years. The decline continued in the 2016/17 season; they finished 15th place at the end of the season, thus the penultimate place in the league.

After the end of the 2016/17 season, the 2nd team was canceled from the game.

Other great successes were winning the Middle Rhine Cup in 2002 and 2006, which qualified them for the DFB Cup. In both cases, however, they were eliminated in the first round against TSV 1860 Munich (0: 7) and VfB Stuttgart (0: 4). Both games were played on the Tivoli .



"Alkmaar" artificial turf pitch
  • Aschenplatz at Tivoli (until 1970): Until the spring of 1970, the amateurs played on an ash court that had been on the forecourt of the old Tivoli. The spectators were able to watch the games on the steps to the Tivoli stand, which was still uncovered at the time, and the professionals were also preparing there for the upcoming home games.
  • Reinhold-Münzenberg-Kampfbahn (1970 to 2008): As the Aschenplatz had to give way due to modernization of the infrastructure around the Tivoli (stadium forecourt, further training facilities), the reserve team moved to the new adjacent square not far from Tivoli, which is named after the famous Alemannia Player Reinhold Munzenberg was named to. There, too, was played on ashes until the end of the 90s, when it was replaced by a modern artificial turf. The capacity was around 2,000 spectators. Depending on the space occupied, the Reserve elf occasionally moved to another adjacent space (Sparkassenstadion) directly behind the Würselner Wall of the Tivoli. The Munzenberg arena was the venue for the second team until the end of the 2007/08 season, when it had to be demolished due to the new Tivoli building.
  • old Tivoli (2008 to 2011): After the Munzenberg arena was demolished, the former venue for the first team was the venue for the reserve. The capacity was 21,300 spectators, but only the main and opposite stands were open for the home games. After the 2010/11 season, the stadium was demolished.
  • new Tivoli (2011/12): The construction of the new amateur stadium, which is to be named after the former Alemannia coach Werner Fuchs , is currently on hold. For this reason, the team played their games in the new Tivoli .
  • Artificial turf "Alkmaar" (since 2012): After missing the qualification for the new regional league, the team is now playing on the artificial turf "Alkmaar", which is located on the car park roof next to the Tivoli. This course was inaugurated in July 2011. The capacity is around 500 spectators on a long side at ground level, there is no expansion.

Women's soccer

On July 1, 2009, the women's and girls' soccer division of FC Teutonia Weiden joined TSV Alemannia Aachen. In the 2009/10 season, two women's and three girls' teams were kept in play. The first women's team, coached by Manuel Ortiz-Gonzalez since the 2010/11 season, plays in the third-class Regionalliga West . The Alemannia soccer players won the FVM Cup in 2010 and thus qualified for the 2010/11 DFB Cup . The 2011/12 season ended with 3rd place. In the 2013/14 season, the team became regional league champions and qualified for the 2nd Bundesliga for the first time . The venue was the Leo Vermeeren Stadium on Hasselholzer Weg. After promotion to the 2nd Bundesliga, Alemannia uses the West Stadium , the home of the Westwacht Aachen club .

Other departments


The badminton department was dissolved on July 1, 2009, when the first senior team played in the association league. Almost all members and teams were transferred to the newly founded "Badminton Club Aachen 2009".

Table tennis

The table tennis department at Alemannia Aachen was also very successful until the end of the 1960s. The first men's team played in the Oberliga West until 1968, which was the top division until the table tennis Bundesliga was founded. The women played in the major leagues in 1960/61, 1967/68 and then again in 1973/74. Currently there is no longer a women's team in the club, but it is being set up again. The best of the three men's teams plays in the 1st district class and the students play in the district and district league.


The volleyball players founded their department in 1960 and were one of the most successful departments of the club. In 1961 the German men's championship was won. The first women's team played in the Bundesliga from 2008 to 2013 , the first men's team in the 2012/13 season as last year's regional league champions in the newly created third division . In the 2012/13 season, in addition to numerous youth and popular sports teams, the men of the VT West played in the Regional League Women II, in the Oberliga Women III, in the Association League Women IV and as a syndicate with TV Düren in the Oberliga. In 2013 the entire volleyball department moved to PTSV Aachen .


The handball department of the TSV initially existed from 1923 to 1998 and has been in existence again since November 3, 2009. Until the end of the 1970s, the Aacheners were among the best handball teams in North Rhine-Westphalia. In 1967 and 1968, Alemannia took part in the West German championship as Middle Rhine champions, which at the time also served as a promotion round to the Bundesliga. The club then belonged to the second-rate (and two-part) Regionalliga West from 1969 to 1981. During this time, the Aacheners took part in the finals of the Regionalliga West four times, two of them as the relay champions of the southern season. With six participations - in which, however, the promotion was clearly missed every time - Alemannia Aachen is the club that has most frequently taken part in promotion rounds to the handball Bundesliga without ever having played in the elite league. After the decline of the regional league to the third highest division through the introduction of the 2nd handball Bundesliga in the 1981/82 season, Alemannia rose directly in the first season without a single plus point and with a goal difference of 309: 585 goals from 22 games from. 1982/83 followed immediately with 4-40 points the further descent from the Oberliga Mittelrhein, in which the club was not able to return until now. The women's team played in the third-class regional league from 1985 to 1994. There are currently three men's teams, a women's team under construction and an F-youth or mini-group (born 2006-2010).


From 1952 to 1965 the club also had a basketball department. The men's team became German champions in 1963 and 1964 and also won the national cup in 1960.


The athletics department of the club has produced top athletes several times. Rita Jahn was German champion over 200 meters in 1968 and 1969, with the German sprint relay she was in the finals at the 1968 Olympic Games and won silver at the 1969 European Championships. In 1997 Jens Dautzenberg won the 400-meter run at the German championships and reached the final at the European Championships in 1998 with the German 4 x 400 meter relay. The best-known age-class athlete is the sportsman Peter Schumm , who has won numerous German, European and world championship titles.

Since 2015 the athletes of the Alemannia have started together with the TV Roetgen and the Aachener TG as the star community auxilia Aachen .


On March 13, 2014 it was decided to set up a futsal department. For the 2014/15 season, the department began playing in the Middle Rhine League. In 2016, the team rose to the first-class Futsalliga West as Middle Rhine champions . Also in 2016, the women's team took part in the women's Futsalliga West for the first time.


Alemannia has had an eSports department since 2018.


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  • Franz Creutz (Ed.): “ Games that you will never forget! Alemannia in the 1960s. “Meyer & Meyer, Aachen 1996, ISBN 978-3-89124-373-2 .
  • Franz Creutz (Ed.): “ The TivOli Review - Alemannia Aachen 1949–1999.” Meyer & Meyer, Aachen 1999, ISBN 978-3-89124-605-4 .
  • Franz Creutz (Ed.): " The return of the Men in Black - Alemannia's path to the UEFA Cup." Meyer & Meyer, Aachen 2004, ISBN 978-3-89899-080-6 .
  • Franz Creutz (Ed.): " Europe we are coming - Alemannia in the UEFA-CUP 2004/05." Meyer & Meyer, Aachen 2005, ISBN 978-3-89899-156-8 .
  • Franz Creutz (Ed.): " Operation Bundesliga - The Diary of the Alemannia Rise." Meyer & Meyer, Aachen 2006, ISBN 978-3-89899-260-2 .
  • Erik Meijer with Thorsten Pracht: “ 3 great years .” Meyer & Meyer Aachen, 2006, ISBN 978-3-89899-259-6 .
  • Franz Creutz (Ed.): " Our football club plays on Saturday - The Alemannia fan book." Meyer & Meyer, Aachen 2007, ISBN 978-3-89899-322-7 .
  • Ralf Schröder, Kolja Linden, Thorsten Pracht: “ The Tivoli . 100 years of legendary home for Alemannia Aachen. “Die Werkstatt, Göttingen 2008, ISBN 978-3-89533-599-0 .

Web links

Commons : Alemannia Aachen  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Club information
  2. former departments
  3. Meino Heyen new Alemannia President ( Memento from April 3, 2012 in the Internet Archive )
  4. ^ Alemannia Aachen GmbH ( Memento from June 25, 2013 in the Internet Archive )
  5. Alemannia Aachen: Insolvency proceedings opened
  6. a b Alemannia Aachen GmbH is excused and restructured ( Memento from May 18, 2015 in the Internet Archive )
  7. When the black and yellow became brown in FAZ of November 4, 2017, page 12
  8. Long-running 2nd division ( Memento from June 1, 2013 in the Internet Archive )
  9. Meino Heyen new Alemannia President - Alemannia Aachen GmbH (Ed.) ( Memento from April 3, 2012 in the Internet Archive )
  10. New beginning in Aachen - without Meijer
  11. Regionalliga: Regionalliga hit Aachen-RWE overshadowed by death - record number of viewers
  12. ^ Relegation first leg to the third division: Leipzig wins in front of a record crowd
  13. ^ Alemannia: Full house, empty coffers, great financial need
  14. Alemannia separates from Frithjof Kraemer. The managing director is recalled with immediate effect.
  15. (pa / red): Alemannia separates from Frithjof Kraemer. In: Aachener Zeitung . October 31, 2012, accessed November 6, 2012 .
  16. Alemannia Aachen GmbH: Alemannia Aachen is planning a new start in League 4 ( memento from November 19, 2012 in the Internet Archive ), November 16, 2012.
  17. Christoph Pauli: Alemannia Aachen has to file for bankruptcy. In: Aachener Zeitung . November 16, 2012, accessed February 20, 2013 .
  18. pa / red: City of Aachen files criminal complaint against Frithjof Kraemer. In: Aachener Zeitung . November 23, 2012. Retrieved November 24, 2012 .
  19. DFB forbids Aachen to go shopping on on January 31, 2013.
  20. Allemannia Aachen files for insolvency , accessed on March 21, 2017
  21. ^ Niering: Giving Alemannia a future , accessed on March 25, 2017
  22. Pedigree. Retrieved August 29, 2009 .
  23. Peter Schubert becomes the trainer of Alemannia Aachen. Retrieved June 3, 2013 .
  24. Trainer Benbennek has to go
  25. Team ,, accessed on June 10, 2020
  26. sports field seal
  27. Chronicle Alemannia Aachen, (column 1910–1945 - section 1937/1938) ( Memento from June 1, 2013 in the Internet Archive )
  28. ^ UEFA Cup games in Kerkrade? ( Memento from February 25, 2016 in the Internet Archive )
  29. Tivoli-Tigers: Position Paper January 23, 2005 and January 26, 2007
  30. ^ Move to Jülich
  31. Alemannia goes under the brewer
  32. ^ Alemannia in future without NLZ and 2nd team
  33. ^ Alemannia Aachen: Women win the FVM Cup , May 15, 2010.
  34. 1st team women. Retrieved July 15, 2012 .
  35. a b Handball at Alemannia on the rise. (No longer available online.) Alemannia Aachen GmbH, archived from the original on January 30, 2013 ; Retrieved on February 6, 2013 (undated).
  36. club homepage
  37. ^ Starting community auxilia Aachen

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