Blue and white Langenbochum

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Blau-Weiß Langenbochum was a sports club from Herten in the Recklinghausen district . The soccer team played in the highest Westphalian amateur league for five years .


The club was founded on July 14, 1928 as DJK Baldur Langenbochum and initially took part in the games of the Catholic German youth force. After the National Socialists came to power in 1933, the club's name was changed to Blau-Weiß Langenbochum . After the end of the Second World War , Otto Tibulski took over as coach. Under the two-time German national player, he was promoted to the district class in 1948. The year of promotion was overshadowed by the tragic death of goalkeeper Josef Pötter, who had an accident in a game and later died.

The club spent a total of 15 years in the district class before being promoted to the then fourth-class national league in 1963 . Right in the promotion season, the team was runner-up behind the amateurs of FC Schalke 04 . In 1965, blue-white rose as a champion in the third-class association league at the time . After a seventh place in the promotion season 1965/66 , the Langenbochum team even reached fifth place two years later . In 1970 , however, it went back down to the regional league, before the blue-whites were passed through to the district league as the defeated bottom of the table in the following season. Blau-Weiß Langenbochum produced two Bundesliga players, Gerhard Kentschke and Rolf Kucharski , and Gerd Möller, a player in the GDR upper league .

Successor clubs

Blue white Westfalia
Surname Blue white Westfalia
Venue Sports center north
Places 6,000
league Regional League Westphalia 3
2019/20 17th place

In 1971 Blau-Weiß merged with Concordia Langenbochum to form SG Herten-Langenbochum . This rose to the state league in 1978 and returned four years later to the district league. In 1992 the club had to relegate to the district league A. Promotions in 1998, 2000 and 2002 led the Langenbochumer back to the Association League, where the team reached third place in the 2002/03 season. In 2007 the team was relegated and in 2011 had to go to the district league. With Benedikt Höwedes , Noah Korczowski , Michael Ratajczak and Christian Timm , the SG produced four Bundesliga players.

Also in 2011, SG Herten-Langenbochum merged with Westfalia Scherlebeck to form Blau Weiß Westfalia Langenbochum . He initially competed in the district league and made it to the state league in 2019.

Individual evidence

  1. a b c Ralf Piorr (Hrsg.): The pot is round - The lexicon of Revier football: The clubs . Klartext Verlag, Essen 2006, ISBN 3-89861-356-9 , p. 127 .
  2. Michael Steyski: From Langenbochum we went to the east. Because of love, Gerd Möller moved to Gera in 1966. The Hertener then had an impressive career up to the highest class. In: Stimberg Zeitung, May 16, 2020, p. 25.
  3. SG Herten-Langenbochum. Tables, accessed on May 12, 2019 .
  4. ^ Stefan Schinken: BW Westfalia Langenbochum founded. RevierSport , accessed January 11, 2014 .
  5. Blue and white Westfalia Langenbochum. Tables, accessed on May 12, 2019 .