Hamburger SV

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Hamburger SV
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Surname Hamburger Sport-Verein e. V.
Seat Hamburg
founding September 29, 1887 (SC Germania from 1887)
0 June 2, 1919 (merger)
To dye Blue-white-black
Members 85,360 (May 1, 2021)
president vacant
Managing Director Kumar Tschana
(special representative according to § 30 BGB)
Football company
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Surname HSV Football AG
Shareholders 75.67%: Hamburger Sport-Verein e. V.
20.44%: Kühne Holding AG
0 3.89%: minority shareholders
Board Jonas Boldt (Sports)
Frank Wettstein (Finance, Legal & Human Resources)
First team
Head coach Tim Walter
Venue Volksparkstadion
Places 57,000
league 2nd Bundesliga
2020/21 4th Place

The Hamburger Sport-Verein e. V. , Hamburger SV for short or simply HSV , is a sports club from the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg . It was created on June 2, 1919 through the merger of the three clubs SC Germania von 1887 , Hamburger FC von 1888 and FC Falke 06 . According to the statutes, the traditional date of foundation is September 29, 1887, the foundation date of SC Germania of 1887 . With (as of May 1, 2021) 85,360 members in more than 30 departments, the HSV is the ninth largest sports club in Germany and ranked 18th worldwide . The HSV is first and foremost a popular sports club , the purpose of which is to "promote sport". The club colors are “blue, white, black.” The playing attire consists of “white shirt with the club badge, red trousers and blue socks with vertically striped black and white border.” The HSV originally comes from the Rotherbaum district in the Eimsbüttel district . The headquarters are now located within the Altona district in the Bahrenfeld district on the premises of the Volksparkstadion . In addition, the HSV has sports facilities in Norderstedt in Schleswig-Holstein .

HSV became known through its professional football department , which has been outsourced to HSV Fußball AG since 2014 . From its foundation in 1919 until the 2017/18 season, HSV was consistently represented in the top division. In addition, of the 16 founding members of the Bundesliga , he was the only club that competed in the top German division for almost 55 years from the 1963/64 season until his relegation on May 12, 2018. This earned the club the nickname “Bundesliga Dino ” in the new millennium . In the all-time table, HSV occupies fourth place (as of 34th matchday 2020/21). At the national level, Hamburg is one of the most successful football clubs with six German championships , three DFB Cup and two league cup wins . Internationally, the club won in the 1976/77 season the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup and the 1982/83 season the European Champions Cup and also reached three more European finals. The first team plays its home games in the Volksparkstadion and played second class for the first time in the 2018/19 season .

Another figurehead of the club is the beach volleyball player Laura Ludwig , who together with her partner Kira Walkenhorst won the gold medal at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 and the world championship at the beach volleyball world championships in Vienna in 2017 . Laura Ludwig has been at the start for HSV with Margareta Kozuch since 2019.


Foundation of an association

Predecessor clubs

The colors of the Hanseatic city can be found on the jersey and pants
The " Blue Peter " is a flag signal from merchant shipping

Hamburger SV itself officially names September 29, 1887 as its founding date. However, the actual establishment of the HSV did not take place until June 2, 1919. On this day, the three clubs SC Germania von 1887 , Hamburger FC 1888 (which was called Hamburger SV 1888 from February 26, 1914 ) and FC Falke 1906 from Eppendorf came together , although, strictly speaking, the other two clubs joined for Hamburger FC 1888, which had already been entered in the register of associations at the Hamburg District Court on June 30, 1909 . However, since the HSV is explicitly continuing the tradition of its three predecessor clubs, the Articles of Association under Section 1, Paragraph 2, Clause 2 stipulate: "The founding date is September 29, 1887."

The SC Germania from 1887 emerged on September 29, 1887 from the merger of the athletics clubs Hohenfelder SC and Wandsbek-Marienthaler SC , founded in 1884 . Football was also played at Germania from 1891 onwards. In 1896 the club won the first Hamburg-Altona championship . Four more titles followed. In 1904 Germania took part in the final round of the German championship and was eliminated in the semifinals against Britannia 92 Berlin . In 1917 Germania formed a war association with SV Uhlenhorst-Hertha from 1911 . A year later there was a war union with the SC Concordia Hamburg .

Long before that, Hans Nobiling and Hermann Friese , who were important pioneers of football in Brazil at the beginning of the 20th century, emerged from the club. Nobiling founded the SC Internacional in São Paulo , from which the future World Cup winner FC São Paulo emerged , and the SC Germânia , which has since developed as EC Pinheiros into the largest sports club in the southern hemisphere. Friese, Brazil's first football star, was also the German champion in the 1,500-meter run in 1902 .

The second parent club was Hamburger FC from 1888 , which was founded on June 1, 1888 by students from Wilhelm-Gymnasium . Between 1895 and 1898, FC Victoria 95 joined the HFC as a youth division. The Hamburg FC changed on 3 February 1914 his name in Hamburg Sports Club in 1888 , before settling on 27 July 1918, the SC Victoria for War Association Victoria Hamburg 88 merged. The union was successful and was both Hamburg and North German champions in 1919. The final round of the German championship did not take place after the end of the First World War , so that the war association disbanded just one day after the north German championship.

The third parent club was FC Falke 06 , which was founded on March 5, 1906 by students from the Oberrealschule in Eppendorf. FC Falke 06 achieved no significant successes and mostly played in lower leagues. On May 12, 1919, FC Falke 06 joined the Hamburger Sportverein 1888, which from now on was called Hamburger SV von 1888 . On June 2, 1919, the merger of SC Germania from 1887 and Hamburger SV from 1888 to form the Hamburger Sport-Verein e. V. (Hamburg 88-Germania-Falke) , which was entered in the register of associations at the local court on July 12, 1919.

The SC Germania and the HFC 88 were among the founding members of the German Football Association .

Club colors and crests

As jersey colors of the outdoors and were in honor Hanseatic City of Hamburg, the Hanseatic determined colors red and white. Blue and black, the colors of SC Germania , were incorporated into the club's coat of arms ( logo ) in honor of it . It shows a white square on top with a wide black and white border on a blue background. Because the square is on the top, it is popularly called a " diamond ".

The coat of arms was designed by the later commercial artist and HSV player Otto Sommer after having adopted (including his own) representations for decades . In 1996, however, the name Henry Lütjens came into play as an inventor. Ultimately, the authorship cannot be clarified with any certainty. The "diamond" is borrowed from a symbol used by Hamburg merchant shipping : The Blue Peter , the flag signal for "All men on board" , is said to have been the inspiration . The club logo of the HSV is the only one of a Bundesliga club that has remained essentially unchanged to this day, only the width of the square has varied in the past.

History of the football department

1919–1933: Foundation and first successes

Season dates 1919-19330
season city ​​square Gates Points
1919/20 2 65:22 25: 9
1920/21 1 65:19 34: 2
1921/22 3 60:15 19: 9
1922/23 1 93:14 26: 2
1923/24 1 61:11 26: 2
1924/25 1 76:12 26: 2
1925/26 1 72:12 26: 2
1926/27 1 79:17 26: 2
1927/28 1 101: 22 29: 3
1928/29 1 50:16 17: 1
1929/30 1 70:20 33: 3
1930/31 1 58:22 27: 9
1931/32 1 87:27 34: 2
1932/33 2 52:27 26:10
highlighted in green: German champion
highlighted in yellow: North German champion
For more details, see the Hamburger SV season balance sheet

HSV started its first season in the Hamburg league with an 8-0 win over SC Concordia. After the team had secured the autumn championship, the club came into conflict with the association, as the newcomer Hans Popp should not have had a formal release. The “red pants” were initially deducted five points, but the association revised the judgment again after the end of the season. The champions were SC Victoria by one point. For the 1920/21 season, the North German Football Association set up two top divisions, the Northern and Southern District Leagues. HSV became the undefeated champions of the northern group and won the northern German championship for the first time with two clear victories over Hannover 96 . In the final round of the German championship , however, it was already in the quarter-finals after the team lost 2-1 at Duisburger SpV after extra time .

Reinforced by the Norwegian national player Asbjørn Halvorsen , HSV went into its third season, in which the "Rothosen" competed in the Alster district league. Although the team was only third after a messed up season, they were allowed to take part in the final round of the North German championship as defending champions. Here HSV defended its title and moved into the final of the German championship after victories over Titania Stettin and Wacker Munich . HSV met 1. FC Nürnberg . When the score was 2: 2, the game in Berlin's Grunewald Stadium had to be stopped after 189 minutes of play due to darkness. The replay in the Leipzig VfB Stadium ended with 1: 1 after the end of regular time. The Nuremberg team had been decimated to eight men by a dismissal, followed by another in overtime, and a player who was injured. When Luitpold Popp , another Nuremberg man, was injured and could not continue, referee Peco Bauwens broke off the game.

The DFB then declared HSV the German champions because of the Nuremberg’s “unsporting behavior”. Nürnberg protested against the decision because the game was abandoned illegally . In November 1922, the DFB initially declared HSV to be German champions at its Bundestag in Jena . A few minutes later, the Hamburg board member Henry Barrelet stated that HSV "has no claim to this year's championship". So there was no German soccer champion in 1922.

Match dates for the 1922 championship finals

The Victoria first brought Hamburg to the Hanseatic city in 1923. In 1928 the HSV repeated the success.

A year later, the HSV should secure the first championship title in a sporty way. The team won both the Alster District and the North German championships. After victories over Guts Muts Dresden and VfB Königsberg , the "Rothosen" reached the final of the German championship . With goals from Otto Harder , Ludwig Breuel and Karl Schneider , HSV defeated SC Union Oberschöneweide and won their first championship title.

Match dates for the 1923 championship final

Also in 1924 the HSV players were in the final of the German championship. Once again, the team dominated the competition at local and regional level at will. In the final round of the German championship , HSV first prevailed against the United Breslauer Sportfreunde and SpVgg Leipzig-Lindenau and met 1. FC Nürnberg in the final. The Victoria went to Franconia through goals from Georg Hochgesang and Wolfgang Strobel .

Match dates for the 1924 championship final

In the following years, the club could no longer build on the great successes. Although the "Rothosen" reached the final round of the German championship every year, the team was always eliminated early except for the semi-final defeat in 1926 against Hertha BSC . At the same time, dissatisfaction with the championship mode grew at the local level. HSV was rarely challenged in the Alster District League , which is why it regularly played friendly matches against well-known foreign clubs. It was not until 1928 that the team reached the final of the German championship, in which the opponent was Hertha BSC. After just 20 minutes, Hamburg was leading 3-0 and finally won with a clear 5-2.

Match dates for the 1928 championship final

The following season brought the "Hamburg Football Revolution" with it. Nine Hamburg top clubs and Holstein Kiel broke away from the association and played their own championship with the “ Round of Ten ”, which HSV won undefeated. After tough negotiations, the association finally gave in and reduced the number of first leagues from eleven to six. Although HSV was able to defend its North German championship title, it was already in the quarter-finals at the DFB level after a 2-0 defeat against SpVgg Fürth . After HSV missed the championship finals in 1930 , the team was rejuvenated. Longstanding top performers such as Otto Harder, Walter Kolzen and Hans Rave left the club.

A year later, the "Rothosen" were again northern champions and were only eliminated in the 1931 German championship in the semi-finals with 2: 3 after extra time against Hertha BSC. A further rejuvenation of the team brought talents such as Richard Dörfel and the only 18-year-old Rudolf Noack into the team. Noack alone scored 48 competitive goals in the 1931/32 season. The only competitive defeat of the year resulted in the quarter-finals of the German championship when HSV lost 4-2 to FC Schalke 04 . A year later it was already in the round of 16 after a 1: 4 defeat against Eintracht Frankfurt .

1933–1945: HSV in the Third Reich

Season dates 1933-19450
season city ​​square Gates Points
1933/34 2 91:35 29: 7
1934/35 2 55:32 26:10
1935/36 3 49:38 23:13
1936/37 1 71:22 31: 5
1937/38 1 103: 26 41: 3
1938/39 1 87:20 35: 5
1939/40 1 39: 9 18: 2
1940/41 1 104: 25 44-0
1941/42 2 74:29 28: 8
1942/43 2 73:19 26:10
1943/44 2 65:20 28: 8
1944/45 1 100: 21 34: 2
highlighted in green: fourth place in the
German championship.
For more details, see the season balance sheet of Hamburger SV

The takeover of power by the National Socialists brought about considerable changes in German league football. 16 Gauligen were introduced, which from now on were the highest German league. The HSV was one of the founding members of the Gauliga Nordmark , whose catchment area extended to Hamburg, the province of Schleswig-Holstein and Mecklenburg . In the first three seasons, HSV remained in the shadow of local rivals Eimsbütteler TV (ETV), which each secured the Gaume Championship. In 1934 and 1935 the "Rothosen" were runner-up, a year later only third. With the Tschammer Cup , the forerunner of today's DFB Cup was introduced in 1935 . After a 5: 4 first round win at Werder Bremen, Hamburg was eliminated one round later against Fortuna Düsseldorf .

It was not until the 1936/37 season that HSV won its first gaume championship and reached the final round of the German championship . In the preliminary round, the "Rothosen" met BC Hartha , Hindenburg Allenstein and Beuthen 09 and won all games. In the semifinals, which was played in the Berlin Olympic Stadium , 1. FC Nürnberg proved to be too strong and HSV lost 2: 3. HSV lost the game for third place against VfB Stuttgart 0-1. A year later, the better goal quotient secured the "red pants" the advancement. The Gauliga season ended the HSV and the ETV tied and unbeaten, but the HSV was 0.66 goals better. In the final round of the German championship , the better goal quotient compared to Eintracht Frankfurt secured the semi-finals. The opponent in the Dresden Ostragehege was Hannover 96 . At halftime, HSV led 2-0. But the Lower Saxony equalized in the second half and scored the winning goal in extra time despite being outnumbered. As in the previous year, HSV lost in the game for third place, this time only in the replay with 2: 4 against Fortuna Düsseldorf .

The third fourth place in a row was secured by HSV 1939 . After the new Gaume Championship, the team prevailed in the group phase and met Admira Vienna in the semifinals . The game in Frankfurt was lost 4-1 for Hamburg, and in the game for third place the "Rothosen" lost, this time 3-2 against Dresdner SC . The negative highlight of the season was the first round in the cup against VfB Peine . The outbreak of World War II was not without consequences for football in Hamburg. First of all, a "Hamburg War Championship" was played, before Gauliga points were played again from the end of November 1939. HSV won its season unbeaten, but suffered two bitter defeats in the final against Eimsbütteler TV. But things went better in the Tschammer Cup. HSV was the first Hamburg team to reach the quarter-finals , where however, after a 2: 6 defeat at SV 07 Waldhof, the end followed.

The 1940/41 Gauliga season was curious. The "Rothosen" won all 21 league games played and were Gaumeister for the fourth time. The still missing game at Barmbecker SG was played after the end of the 1941/42 season. At the Reich level , however, Hamburg did not get beyond the group stage after losing to FC Schalke 04 in the group final. After another runner-up by HSV in 1942, the Gauliga Nordmark was dissolved and replaced by the Gauligen Hamburg , Schleswig-Holstein and Mecklenburg . In 1943 the title went to Victoria, a year later to the newcomer Luftwaffen SV . At that time, the war dictated the team line-up, in which the then record national player Paul Janes was in the meantime , so that it was often only clear on the day of the match which line-up HSV would be playing with. While the Gauliga season 1944/45 had to be broken off almost everywhere in Germany or did not even begin, a Gaumeister was chosen in Hamburg in 1945. The "Rothosen" won the last Gaume Championship unbeaten.

Immediately after the National Socialists came to power, the HSV submitted to the regime unconditionally. Numerous functionaries and players became members of the NSDAP , the SA and the SS . Between 1933 and 1945 the chairmen of the board were referred to as "club leaders". Members of the Jewish faith were initially no longer allowed to join the association and were later systematically excluded. Some Jewish members saved the association from bankruptcy through donations in 1935 . But non-Jewish members also went through difficult times during the Nazi era. The later honorary president Emil Martens was imprisoned for homosexuality and later had to undergo a castration .

1945–1963: Dominance in the Oberliga Nord

Historic HSV logo (1950–1978)
Season dates 1945–19630
season city ​​square Gates Points
1945/46 01 75:11 22: 2
1946/47 02 101: 33 34:10
1947/48 01 66:17 37: 7
1948/49 01 61:31 32:12
1949/50 01 101: 39 48:12
1950/51 01 113: 54 49:15
1951/52 01 96:48 45:15
1952/53 01 78:57 43:17
1953/54 11 77:58 27:29
1954/55 01 108: 41 47:13
1955/56 01 89:35 41:19
1956/57 01 86:34 41:19
1957/58 01 78:35 43:17
1958/59 01 98:29 52: 8
1959/60 01 96:38 45:15
1960/61 01 101: 29 50:10
1961/62 01 100: 34 50:10
1962/63 01 100:40 49:11
highlighted in green: German champion
highlighted in yellow: German runner-up
For more details, see Hamburger SV season balance sheet

While in southern Germany a large-scale league had already been set up in autumn 1945 with the Oberliga Süd , in the north they only played for points at the local level. In Hamburg, the Hamburger Liga was introduced, which HSV won undefeated. A North German championship was canceled after the first round at the behest of the British military government . A year later, the HSV was runner-up behind FC St. Pauli . For the first time a British zone championship was played. Via the stations VfB Lübeck , Schalke 04 and Rot-Weiß Oberhausen , the "Rothosen" reached the final in the Düsseldorf Rheinstadion . With a goal from Alfred Boller , Hamburg won the game and secured their first post-war title.

In the summer of 1947, the Oberliga Nord finally started playing with twelve clubs. HSV and St. Pauli ended the round with the same number of points, so a play-off was necessary. Here the "Rothosen" got the upper hand with 2: 1. Both teams met again in the final of the British Zone Championship. HSV defended its title with a 6-1 win. At the first German post-war championship, however, the Hamburg team was eliminated in the quarter-finals against SpVgg Neuendorf . In 1949 the quarter-finals of the German championship were also the final destination, this time the “Rothosen” were clearly defeated by the eventual champions VfR Mannheim with 0: 5.

For the 1949/50 season the contract player statute was introduced, which legalized the payment of players. In the following years the dominance of the HSV became more and more obvious, and the "Rothosen" became champions of the league with a large margin. But while the team was superior to the regional competition, it was only able to celebrate limited successes in the finals for the German championship. In 1950 , HSV awarded a 2-0 half-time lead against Kickers Offenbach in the quarter-finals and lost 2: 3. A year later , the team set 113 goals and striker Herbert Wojtkowiak with 40 goals this season, two league records. In the final round , the "Rothosen" gambled away after a 1: 4 defeat at 1. FC Nürnberg. In 1952 , too , it was the Nuremberg team who ruined HSV's final game dreams with a 4-0 home win.

The Hamburg team played a very special game in preparation for the 1952/53 season , when the "Rothosen" played in a friendly against the Indian national team . Although the game was played on a grand court , the Indians played barefoot and lost 3: 5. After another championship in the Oberliga Nord, the team had no chance in the final round and only won against SC Union 06 Berlin . In return, HSV won the NFV Cup, which was played again for the first time since 1927, with a 3-2 win against Holstein Kiel. The DFB Cup was also reintroduced; the Hamburgers reached the quarter-finals, but had to bend after a 1: 6 Rot-Weiss Essen .

The 1953/54 season was completely screwed up . Disputes within the team and a four-point deduction due to prohibited hand money payments to Willi Schröder , who was obliged from Bremen, meant that HSV only reached 11th place and was even at risk of relegation for a short time. The 2:10 defeat at Arminia Hannover was the only double-digit competitive defeat in HSV history. After the season, two Hamburg players, Jupp Posipal and Fritz Laband, won the World Cup in Switzerland with the German national team .

Coach Martin Wilke (photo from 1986) took over HSV in 1954 together with Günter Mahlmann. In 1963 Wilke won the DFB Cup with the “Rothosen”.
Away game against Holstein Kiel (0-2), February 17, 1957

Martin Wilke and Günter Mahlmann took over as coaches for the 1954/55 season and built several talented young people into the team with Uwe Seeler , Klaus Stürmer and others. Seeler and Günter Schlegel were top scorer in the Oberliga Nord with 28 goals each and secured their team the seventh Northern Championship in eight years. For the final round of the German championship, HSV moved to the Volksparkstadion . Here the Hamburg team took second place in their group behind 1. FC Kaiserslautern .

The championship in the Oberliga Nord also went to HSV in the 1955/56 season , but the Rothosen had the narrowest lead in five years with three points ahead of Hannover 96. In the final round of the German championship , Hamburg ended the group stage with the same number of points, but with the worse goal quotient compared to Borussia Dortmund in second place. In the DFB Cup, the “Rothosen” reached the final after beating Fortuna Düsseldorf in the semi- finals. Uwe Seeler brought the HSV the lead before two goals from Bernhard Termath and Antoine Kohn to Karlsruher SC scored the Cup victory.

Match dates for the 1956 DFB Cup final

The team was further rejuvenated and won the Oberliga Nord for the ninth time in the 1956/57 season . In the final round , HSV made it into the final with a 2-1 win over 1. FC Saarbrücken. The Hamburgers benefited from the fact that Duisburg SpV did not get more than 2-2 at 1. FC Nürnberg at the same time. In the final, Borussia Dortmund showed the young HSV team their limits. With two goals each from Alfred Kelbassa and Alfred Niepieklo , the Westphalia defended their championship title. Gerd Krug scored the consolation goal for Hamburg .

Match dates for the 1957 championship final

During the entire league season 1957/58 , HSV occupied first place in the table. There was tumult on the sports field at Rothenbaum on December 1, 1957 at the home game against TuS Bremerhaven 93 , when Uwe Seeler had to accept the only expulsion of his career after an assault . The referee had to leave the stadium incognito and by secret routes. The club was then suspended and had to play its home game against Eintracht Braunschweig in Bremen's Weser Stadium. After HSV was 4-0 down against Eintracht at halftime, they turned the game around and won 6-4. Again the "Rothosen" moved into the championship final , where the team met Schalke 04. With two goals from Bernhard Klodt and a goal from Manfred Kreuz , HSV had to admit defeat 3-0.

Match dates for the 1958 championship final

On June 25, 1960, Hamburger SV won the third German championship in the club's history after a 3-2 win against 1. FC Köln.

Match dates of the championship finals 1960

In addition, HSV reached the semi-finals in the European Cup for the first time in 1961 . After the two-way leg against CF Barcelona (now FC Barcelona) it was a draw, and in the decider on May 3, 1961, Hamburger SV lost 1-0.

1963–1973: Mediocre in the newly created Bundesliga, first high point in Europe

Season dates 1963–19730
season city ​​square Gates Points BL squad
1963/64 06th 69:60 32:28 BL squad
1964/65 11 46:56 27:33
1965/66 09 64:52 34:34
1966/67 14th 37:53 30:38
1967/68 13 51:54 33:35
1968/69 06th 55:55 36:32
1969/70 06th 57:54 35:33
1970/71 05 54:63 37:31
1971/72 10 52:52 33:35
1972/73 14th 53:59 28:40
For more details, see the Hamburger SV season balance sheet
Uwe Seeler: Player of the Year in Germany in 1960, 1964 and 1970, honorary citizen of the city of Hamburg and one of the six male honorary captains of the German national team.
In honor of Seeler, a sculpture of his right foot was placed in front of the stadium.

In the Bundesliga , which was founded for the 1963/64 season , HSV was unable to secure any further championship titles for the time being. Even with its dominance in the north it was initially over when Werder Bremen won the championship in 1965 and Eintracht Braunschweig also succeeded two years later. On the 22nd matchday of the 1965/66 season , HSV achieved their highest home win to date with 8-0 against Karlsruher SC . In the following season, HSV lost the cup final against FC Bayern Munich, and again a year later the European Cup final against AC Milan . Uwe Seeler was named "Footballer of the Year" two more times in 1964 and 1970, and in 1972 he ended his active football career at HSV.

Despite rather mediocre placements in the Bundesliga (with 14th place in 1966/67 and 1972/73 as the worst placement), one of the foundations for the successes laid in the second half of the 1970s and the first half of the 1980s.

Charly Dörfel scored the first Bundesliga goal for HSV in the away game of HSV at Preußen Münster to equalize 1-1 on the first day of the match . HSV finished sixth in the premiere season, Uwe Seeler won the first top scorer with 30 goals in 30 games  - only Gerd Müller (six times), Dieter Müller (once) and Grafite (once) achieved the same or better hit rate in the Bundesliga . In the DFB Cup, however, Hamburger SV lost to SpVgg Fürth in the first round , and in the European Cup Winners' Cup, the German representative lost to Olympique Lyon in the quarter-finals .

In the following season , HSV only finished ninth and was eliminated in the second round (round of 16) in the cup against 1. FC Nürnberg . The 1965/66 season was only marginally better : again ninth in the rankings, quarter-finals in the cup (1: 2 against FC Bayern Munich ).

A partial success, which in the following year brought renewed participation in a European competition, was achieved in the 1966/67 season  - although not in the championship (14th place) - but in the cup : The "Rothosen" made it to the final and lost in Stuttgart to Bayern clearly with 0: 4. However, since FC Bayern won the German Cup last year and then the European Cup Winners' Cup, and was therefore the European defending champion, HSV was allowed to take part in the international competition as “runner-up” alongside FC Bayern in the following season.

Match dates for the 1967 cup final

In the 1967/68 Cup Winner's Cup, HSV won one after the other against the Danish club Randers Freja , Wisła Krakau from Poland, Olympique Lyon from France and the Welsh club Cardiff City , which played in England, and met AC Milan in the final . Against the Italians, however, the Hanseatic League had no chance in the final in Rotterdam and lost 2-0. In the league, HSV finished in 13th place, in the DFB-Pokal it was the end of the line in the first round (0: 1 at Hertha BSC).

Match dates for the final in the 1968 European Cup Winners' Cup

In the 1968/69 season, Hamburg reached sixth place in the table. In the DFB Cup, the Hanseatic League was eliminated in the quarter-finals - for the third time in four years they were defeated by FC Bayern Munich in the cup. HSV made it to the quarter-finals in the trade fair cup , the forerunner of the UEFA Cup , but decided not to host the game at Göztepe Izmir , as those responsible feared they would not be back in Germany in time for the weekend, where the away game, which was considered more important, was at Kickers Offenbach was decent. Hamburg was therefore eliminated from the competition without a fight.

At the beginning of the 1969/70 season, the later top performer Peter Nogly came to HSV, who finished sixth in the ranking. In the DFB Cup, the Hanseatic League was eliminated in the round of 16 (second round) against Eintracht Frankfurt. In the following season, Hamburg moved up to fifth place in the table and in the DFB Cup up to the quarter-finals (0: 2 against 1. FC Köln).

The 1971/72 season was the last in which Uwe Seeler was active for HSV. On May 1, 1972, the farewell game took place in front of 62,000 spectators in the sold-out Volksparkstadion. Seeler competed with HSV against a world selection he had put together; HSV lost the game 3: 7. In Seeler's farewell season, several, later important players came to the club: Manfred Kaltz (TuS Altrip), Rudi Kargus (Wormatia Worms), Caspar Memering and Ole Bjørnmose (both Werder Bremen) and Georg Volkert (FC Zurich). In that season, HSV finished tenth, lost to Werder Bremen in the round of 16 of the DFB Cup and was eliminated in the first round of the UEFA Cup against Scottish representatives FC St. Johnstone .

In the season 1972/73 HSV was in a relegation battle for long stretches and ended up 14th. In the cup, HSV was eliminated in the round of 16 (second round) against 1. FC Köln. A sporty “ray of hope” was winning the DFB League Cup, which was held for the first time (to bridge the Olympic break) . In the final, the Hanseatic League defeated Borussia Mönchengladbach 4-0. With Willi Schulz , another long-time player ended his career after this season.

1973–1987: The greatest successes

Season dates 1973–19870
season city ​​square Gates Points BL squad
1973/74 12th 53:62 31:37
1974/75 04th 55:38 43:25
1975/76 02 59:32 41:27
1976/77 06th 67:56 38:30
1977/78 10 61:67 34:34
1978/79 01 78:32 49:19 BL squad
1979/80 02 86:35 48:20
1980/81 02 73:43 49:19
1981/82 01 95:45 48:20
1982/83 01 79:33 52:16
1983/84 02 75:36 48:20
1984/85 05 58:49 37:31
1985/86 07th 52:35 39:29
1986/87 02 69:37 47:21 BL squad
highlighted in green: German champions
highlighted in yellow: qualification for the UEFA Cup
(1976 and 1987 for EC Cup winners)
For more details, see the Hamburger SV season balance sheet

Peter Krohn (son of the member of the championship team from 1923, Hans Krohn ), who was elected as the new HSV President on November 26, 1973 , introduced a number of innovations at HSV that brought the club a previously unknown economic success and so little by little Investing in new players enabled. From the 1974/75 season onwards, HSV was the fifth club in the Bundesliga (after Eintracht Braunschweig , FC Bayern Munich , Eintracht Frankfurt and MSV Duisburg ) with jersey advertising for companies on their chest. The sponsor was the beverage manufacturer Campari . For the first time, events related to the games were held in order to attract more spectators - which was indeed crowned with success. However, this did not always meet with approval - jersey designs in pink and sky blue were particularly controversial because, according to Krohn, “women like these colors”. In its first season under Krohn, HSV generated a profit of DM 250,000 on sales of DM 5.7 million - a season earlier, sales of DM 2.9 million had resulted in a loss of DM 250,000. Krohn remained president until 1975 and then worked as general manager of the association for two years. He was succeeded as president in 1975 by Paul Benthien , under whose presidency Günter Netzer was hired as manager and the first Bundesliga championship was won (1979). Benthien in turn was replaced in 1979 by Wolfgang Klein (until 1987). Under Klein's aegis, the greatest triumphs in the club's history to date (twice German champions, once cup winners and the European Cup victory in the National Champion Cup in 1983) were achieved.

Under coach Kuno Klötzer (1973 to 1977), HSV won a cup (1976), the European Cup Winners' Cup (1977) and was runner-up in the Bundesliga (1976) and vice-cup winner. Klötzer's successor, Rudi Gutendorf , remained a short episode. In addition to "Riegel-Rudi", the association also parted with the "General Manager" Dr. Peter Krohn. Gutendorf's successor Arkoc Özcan , former HSV goalkeeper, was considered "too soft" towards his players - a European Cup place was missed - he also had to vacate his place after a few months. He is remembered as a trainer mainly because he came up with an astonishing diagnosis of the condition of striker Georg Volkert in a press conference: "Volkert has a performance strain."

Manager Netzer brought Branko Zebec , who is considered very authoritarian, to the Elbe, under whose leadership the team won the championship in 1979. At the victory celebration in the Volksparkstadion, rioting and panic broke out despite the deployment of 500 stewards and 340 police officers. 71 people were hospitalized with injuries. Due to Zebec's alcoholism, the club dismissed the coach. The former assistant coach Aleksandar Ristić temporarily took over the coaching position, and in 1981 HSV finally signed Ernst Happel . To this day, he is the most successful coach in HSV history.

Of the 14 seasons of this era, HSV played in eleven seasons in a European competition, including three times with the national champions, twice in the Cup Winners Cup and six times in the UEFA Cup. In addition to three German championships, HSV reached second place in the final table five times in this phase. In the period from January 16, 1982 to January 29, 1983, the Hanseatic League remained unbeaten in 36 games in a row - an unbroken Bundesliga record until the end of 2013.

HSV only reached twelfth place in the league in 1973/74 , but moved into the cup final against Eintracht Frankfurt that year after victories over SV Darmstadt 98 , Borussia Mönchengladbach , SG Wattenscheid 09 and Kickers Offenbach . The Hessians won in front of 53,000 spectators in the Düsseldorf Rheinstadion with 3: 1 n.V.

Match dates for the 1974 cup final

For the 1974/75 season, the club signed the strikers Horst Bertl (from Borussia Dortmund , stayed until 1979) and Willi Reimann (from Hannover 96 , stayed until 1981), who made their contribution to the title wins in the following years. In order to be able to buy Bertl's services, President Krohn had launched the “Fans buy players” campaign, for which an extra fee had to be paid in addition to the ticket price. HSV started in the 1974/75 UEFA Cup, where the German-German encounter with Dynamo Dresden came in the round of 16 . HSV won the first leg 4-1 at home, the second leg ended 2-2, with Rudi Kargus saving two penalties. In the quarter-finals, HSV finally had to bow to Juventus Turin . In the league this season ended in fourth place, in the DFB Cup, however, the HSV surprisingly lost in the second round against the amateurs of VfB Eppingen .

Things went better in the 1975/76 season: after HSV had won the DFB Cup against lower-class teams (1. FC Köln Amateure, Union Salzgitter, SC Jülich 1910, Bayern Hof and FC Homburg), it came to one in the semi-finals memorable meeting with FC Bayern Munich. The game took place in front of 53,000 spectators in the local Volksparkstadion. After the regular season it was 1-1 with goals from Ole Björnmose and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge . In extra time Bayern took a 2-1 lead through Franz Beckenbauer , but Peter Nogly equalized in the 115th minute. In the replay in Munich there were no hits for a long time. In the 82nd minute Gerd Müller took a penalty kick (the foul had been committed on himself), but Rudi Kargus parried the penalty. In stoppage time, Kurt Eigl finally scored the 1-0 winning goal for HSV. HSV won the cup final in front of 61,000 spectators in Frankfurt 2-0 against 1. FC Kaiserslautern . HSV also played at the top in the Bundesliga for a long time and was ultimately runner-up behind Borussia Mönchengladbach  - the best Bundesliga placement up to that point. In the UEFA Cup, HSV prevailed one after the other against Young Boys Bern , Red Star Belgrade , FC Porto and FKS Stal Mielec and only failed in the semifinals at Club Bruges , which was trained by the later HSV trainer Ernst Happel . At the beginning of the season Horst Blankenburg from Ajax Amsterdam , who was considered the second best German libero after Franz Beckenbauer, and Hans “Buffy” Ettmayer from VfB Stuttgart came.

Match dates for the 1976 cup final

Willi Reimann (left) and Rudolf Kargus (right) with the cup after winning the final against RSC Anderlecht in the European Cup Winners' Cup , May 11, 1977

The 1976/77 season, at the beginning of which Felix Magath was signed by 1. FC Saarbrücken , brought sixth place in the league and the end of the second round in the DFB Cup. Once again the opponent was Bayern Munich. In the European Cup Winners' Cup, however, the Hanseatic League successively prevailed against Keflavík ÍF , Heart of Midlothian ( Edinburgh ), MTK Budapest FC and in the semifinals against Atlético Madrid . As a result, HSV reached the final against RSC Anderlecht . HSV won the final on May 11, 1977 in Amsterdam 2-0 and achieved the greatest success in the club's history to date. Coach Kuno Klötzer had already known before the final that he would be replaced by Rudi Gutendorf for the new season; For him, winning the European Cup was the culmination of his four-year tenure.

Match dates for the final in the 1977 European Cup Winners' Cup

At the start of the 1977/78 season, the offensive defender Ivan Buljan came from Hajduk Split and his star Kevin Keegan from Liverpool FC . As the European Cup winners of the cup winners, HSV played for the European Supercup at the beginning of the 1977/78 season and was defeated by Keegan's former club. As defending champion, HSV also started again in the European Cup Winners' Cup, but were eliminated in the second round - against RSC Anderlecht of all places. Then coach Rudi Gutendorf was dismissed, successor was Arkoc Özcan . In the DFB Cup, FC Schalke 04 were too strong in the round of 16 (already under Özcan) and won 4-2. In the league, the Hanseatic League only reached tenth place. Manager Netzer then decided that the team needed a coach with high authority and signed Branko Zebec .

Hamburger SV brought fresh forces at the beginning of the 1978/79 season. While Georg Volkert (to VfB Stuttgart ) was sorted out because he was identified by Netzer as a "troublemaker" within the team and Klaus Zaczyk (to KSV Hessen Kassel ) also moved, the Hamburg team brought the second division hunter (41 goals) from the previous season, Horst Hrubesch from Rot-Weiss Essen . In addition, "Jimmy" Hartwig from TSV 1860 Munich and Bernd Wehmeyer from Hannover 96 were signed . All three became regular players and played a key role in the success of the years to come. These began in the season in which HSV became champions of the Bundesliga for the first time and brought the fourth German title to the Elbe. The championship celebration on the final day of the match (June 9, 1979) at the home stadium got out of hand when fans overcame the fence and stormed onto the field. 71 people were injured, some seriously. The game result (1: 2 against Bayern Munich) was irrelevant. HSV had already secured the championship with a 0-0 draw at Arminia Bielefeld on the penultimate match day, because competitor VfB Stuttgart had lost at home to 1. FC Köln at the same time. Bielefeld also brought the Hanseatic League a 2-1 defeat in the first round of the DFB Cup that season.

In the 1979/80 season, HSV was eliminated in the third round of the DFB Cup - again the Hanseatic League lost against a lower class opponent, in this case Kickers Offenbach . In the Bundesliga, HSV led the table until the penultimate matchday, but lost 2-1 to promoted Bayer 04 Leverkusen and had to let Bayern overtake them. Bayern gave up their two-point lead on the last matchday (May 31, 1980) and won the championship, while HSV was second. This was the second disappointment in just a few days, as HSV had already lost the European Cup final against Nottingham Forest on May 28th . The "Red Pants" qualified for the final by winning over Valur Reykjavík , Dinamo Tbilisi , Hajduk Split and Real Madrid . The semi-final against the Madrilenians in particular was remembered for a long time. In front of 110,000 spectators at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Hamburg lost the first leg 2-0. In front of 61,500 spectators in the Volksparkstadion, the home team offered "the greatest and best I've ever seen from HSV" (Manager Netzer) and threw the Madrilenians out of the competition with 5: 1. For HSV, Kaltz (10th, FE), Hrubesch (17th), again Kaltz (40th), again Hrubesch (45th) and Memering (89th), Cunningham (31st) scored the 2-1 in the meantime . After the end of the game, the HSV received a congratulatory telegram: "Your faithful supporters, Helmut Schmidt, Federal Chancellor". In the final, which took place in Madrid, John Robertson scored the winning goal for Nottingham in the 20th minute, which the English team saved over time in the following 70 minutes.

Match dates for the final in the 1980 European Cup

Second in the 1979/80 final table, HSV competed in the UEFA Cup and reached the round of 16. A 5-0 home defeat against AS Saint-Étienne made it clear after the first leg that this would be the “end of the line”; the 0: 1 defeat in the second leg meant the final end. Despite the previously won autumn championship, the "Rothosen" parted ways in December 1980 from coach Branko Zebec. Because of his alcohol problem, the club had given him notice in December 1980, his successor until the end of the season was the previous assistant coach Aleksandar Ristić . In the end, Bayern were once again ahead in the league: They were four points ahead of HSV champions. In the DFB Cup, Hamburg did not get beyond the quarter-finals: Eintracht Braunschweig won 4: 3 afterwards.

Hamburger SV against Bayern Munich on October 31, 1981: The Hanseatic League won 4-1.

In the following season, HSV reached the semi-finals in the DFB Cup and got as far as it has not since 1976. The 1. FC Nuremberg but retained in the semifinals the upper hand (2: 0). In the UEFA Cup, HSV defeated FC Utrecht , Girondins Bordeaux , FC Aberdeen , Neuchâtel Xamax and Radnicki Nis, one after the other , and made it to the final. The first leg at IFK Göteborg was lost 1-0, so the hopes were on the second leg in the Volksparkstadion. There, however, the hosts lost 3-0, so the cup went to the Swedish port city. In the Bundesliga, however, things went better for HSV. The last time the “Rothosen” lost during the season was on January 16, 2-1 at Eintracht Braunschweig, after which they lost no game. This was the prelude to the longest series without defeats of a Bundesliga club: It lasted until January 1983. This record lasted 30 years and was only exceeded by Bayern Munich in the 2012/13 season. HSV won the fifth German championship in its first season under coach Ernst Happel.

Match dates for the finals in the 1982 UEFA Cup

Holger Hieronymus (r.) Stops BFC player Hans Jürgen Riediger in the 1982 European Cup game
The European Cup of National Champions

Under Ernst Happel, the HSV finally won the European Cup with 1-0 against Juventus Turin . In the first round, Hamburg prevailed in a German-German duel against BFC Dynamo from Berlin (1: 1 in Berlin, 2: 0 at home). This was followed by victories over Olympiacos , Dynamo Kiev and Real Sociedad San Sebastián , before the team met Juventus Turin on May 25, 1983, which included several Italian internationals who had won the world championship in Spain about a year earlier also had the French midfield genius Michel Platini and the strong Polish striker Zbigniew Boniek . With a goal by Felix Magath in the eighth minute, HSV took the lead and did not give it up until the end of the game. The success in the Olympic Stadium in Athens is still the greatest in the club's history. In the Bundesliga, HSV was again German champion and thus managed to repeat a championship title for the first time in the club's history. In the DFB Cup, HSV lost 2-1 at Hertha BSC in the round of 16 .

Match dates for the final in the 1983 European Cup

As the successor to the striker Horst Hrubesch, who had switched to Standard Liège , Dieter Schatzschneider was signed by SC Fortuna Cologne in the summer of 1983 , who scored 15 goals in 31 games. In addition, midfielder Wolfram Wuttke came from FC Schalke 04 . In the 1983/84 season , the defending champion HSV played for the championship until the penultimate matchday, but lost 2-0 at home to Eintracht Frankfurt, while competitor VfB Stuttgart won in Bremen and could only be intercepted theoretically thanks to the significantly better goal difference. HSV's 1-0 win in Stuttgart on the last day of the match remained worthless. VfB Stuttgart also meant the end of the line for HSV in the DFB Cup : In the replay (after 1: 1), the Swabians won 4: 3 afterwards . In the Landesmeister Cup , HSV had a bye in the first round and then failed to Dinamo Bucharest (0: 3, 3: 2). Also this season, HSV played for the World Cup and the European Supercup as the 1983 winner of the National Champion Cup. These games were also lost (1: 2 n. V. against Gremio Porto Alegre and 0: 0 and 0: 2 against FC Aberdeen ). The HSV had played for five titles, but won none, so that coach Ernst Happel spoke of a "lost year". Schatzschneider, who had human difficulties with Happel and his teammates, left the club after the season (for FC Schalke). Wuttke, who had the same problems, went to 1. FC Kaiserslautern a year later . At the end of the season, crowd favorite Jimmy Hartwig also left the club for 1. FC Köln .

Match dates for the 1983 World Cup

In 1987 HSV was runner-up in the league and won the DFB Cup with a 3-1 win over the Stuttgarter Kickers . It has remained the last “big title” (championship, cup, European cup) to this day.

Match dates of the DFB Cup final 1987

1987–1999: years of sadness

Season dates 1987-19990
season city ​​square Gates Points BL squad
1987/88 06th 63:68 37:31 BL squad
1988/89 04th 60:36 43:25 BL squad
1989/90 11 39:46 31:37
1990/91 05 60:38 40:28
1991/92 12th 32:43 34:42
1992/93 11 42:44 31:37
1993/94 12th 48:52 34:34
1994/95 13 43:50 29:39
1995/96 05 52:47 50
1996/97 13 46:60 41
1997/98 09 38:46 44 BL squad
1998/99 07th 47:46 50 BL squad
highlighted in yellow: qualification for the UEFA Cup.
For more details, see the season balance sheet of Hamburger SV

The following years were marked by a descent of the team to the mediocrity of the league. Between 1989/90 and 1996/97 the club reached only two UEFA Cup places, otherwise only double-digit places in the table. In some seasons, the club played against relegation until late in the season. At the beginning of the 1990s, HSV had to fear for its existence due to a high level of debt. He was saved from his financial misery mainly by the lucrative transfer of the most valuable player, Thomas Doll, to Lazio Rome . Neither at the top, i.e. in the presidium, nor in the coaching bench, there was continuity. There was also high fluctuation in the management team. At the top of the club followed Klein Ernst Naumann (1987–1990), Horst Becker (who stayed in office for only ten months in 1990) and Jürgen Hunke . Only under Hunke did the financial reorganization of the club succeed, when Doll was sold to Rome for the then record transfer fee of 17 million DM. Hunke remained in office until 1993, followed by Ronald Wulff (1993–1995), Uwe Seeler (until 1998), Werner Hackmann (1998) and Rolf Mares (1998–1999) in the following six years . Between 1987 and 1999 there were seven presidents at the HSV. During the same period, HSV employed eight different coaches.

The first half of the 1987/88 season already gave a foretaste of the high fluctuation in the squad. Coach Josip Skoblar , signed as successor for Happel, had to leave on November 10, 1987 - with him goalkeeper Mladen Pralija , who was only brought in at the beginning of the season to replace the suspended Uli Stein (Stein had Bayern player Jürgen Wegmann in the 1987 Supercup hit a fist). After some heavy defeats, including a 6-0 at Bayern Munich, a 4-0 at home against Karlsruher SC and 8-2 at Borussia Mönchengladbach , Pralija also had to leave. Skoblar's successor on the sidelines was Willi Reimann . From then on, “Jupp” Koitka , who was a substitute goalkeeper at HSV from 1980 to 1982 and was signed by SG Wattenscheid 09 , was in goal . A reinforcement was Uwe Bein , who formed a good midfield duo with Thomas von Heesen. HSV finished the season in sixth place, the Hanseatic League reached the semi-finals in the DFB Cup and was eliminated from VfL Bochum . In the European Cup Winners' Cup, the club failed in the round of 16 (second round) to Ajax Amsterdam .

At the end of the 1980s, a midfield supporter at HSV: Uwe Bein (photo from 2005)

In the summer of 1988, HSV had no fewer than eleven newcomers, of which only striker Jan Furtok brought the club forward significantly (59 goals in 156 games within five years). In the 1988/89 season, HSV again reached a UEFA Cup place (fourth place). In the DFB Cup, a 0-1 home defeat against Werder Bremen meant the end of the quarter-finals. In the following season , the Hamburg only reached eleventh place and thus for the first time since the 1978/79 season no more single-digit table position. A 0-1 defeat at home in the first round against MSV Duisburg meant an early end in the DFB Cup. The game took place at Rothenbaum . After the defeat, there were tumults, so that the first HSV team never played there again - so the defeat against Duisburg was the last game at the traditional venue. In the UEFA Cup, HSV made it into the quarter-finals, but there the Hanseatic League failed at Juventus Turin  - HSV only got at least as far in the UEFA Cup in the 2008/09 season when it lost to Werder Bremen in the semifinals. In April 1990 the HSV coach Reimann dismissed, successor was Gerd-Volker Schock , who was previously Reimann's assistant.

HSV started the 1990/91 season with some spectacular new signings: Thomas Doll and Frank Rohde came from BFC Dynamo , and Manfred Kaltz also came back to Hamburg. The season brought the "Rothosen" a fifth place in the ranking. In the DFB Cup, however, the round of 16 ended: A 1: 2 defeat against SG Wattenscheid 09 meant the end. In the summer of 1991, after only one season with the "Rothosen", Thomas Doll moved to Lazio Rome for a transfer fee of 17 million DM. Even if the Hanseatic population only had seven to eight million DM left, it was enough to refurbish themselves financially. Manfred Kaltz ended his professional career after 20 years, most of which he was active in Hamburg. At the end of the season HSV landed in twelfth place, in the DFB Cup Werder Bremen won in the second round (in the first round all Bundesliga clubs had bye) 3-1 in the Weserstadion . In the UEFA Cup, HSV lost to Sigma Olmütz in the round of 16 . Coach Gerd-Volker Schock was replaced by Egon Coordes in April 1992 . President Hunke tried to divide the club into a grassroots sports department and a professional soccer department, as Borussia Dortmund later implemented. However, his plan failed because there were not enough buyers for the "shares" of HSV Sport AG. Several prominent HSVers, including the former presidents Peter Krohn, Wolfgang Klein and Horst Becker, spoke out against the division of the club. The plans were not pursued any further.

The following season brought HSV another bad start to the season. In the DFB Cup, Hamburg reached the second round (2-4 at Karlsruher SC ). Coach Coordes was dismissed and replaced by Benno Möhlmann . The Hamburg season ended with eleventh place in the table. The 1993/94 season brought HSV a twelfth place in the table as well as the end of the DFB Cup quarter-finals against Werder Bremen (2-4 in the Weserstadion). In the following season , the Hanseatic League jumped out to 13th place in the table, in the cup it was in the second round against FC Schalke 04 .

HSV retired in the 1995/96 season in the DFB Cup in the first round at Arminia Bielefeld . Möhlmann was dismissed in October, followed by Felix Magath . The Hanseatic League took fifth place in the league and for the first time in years a place that allowed them to start in the UEFA Cup in the following season. In autumn 1995 the HSV received a new president: Uwe Seeler had applied and was elected by the members with a large majority with his new team. Financially, the Seeler team took over a club that has since recovered - without debts, instead with around five million DM in reserve. In the 1996/97 UEFA Cup , HSV had to bow to AS Monaco in the round of 16 . In the DFB Cup, the Hanseatic League lost to VfB Stuttgart in the semi-finals . In the league, however, the Hamburg team again only achieved a 13th place. In May 1997, the club announced the coach, and Ralf Schehr was the interim coach until the end of the season .

For the 1997/98 season, HSV signed not only coach Frank Pagelsdorf , who stayed for a little more than four years (and thus longer than any coach since Ernst Happel), but also goalkeeper Hans Jörg Butt from VfB Oldenburg , who in the following years Seasons became the new regular goalkeeper and also the most successful penalty taker among German goalkeepers. In addition, Rodolfo Cardoso , who had previously only been loaned from Werder Bremen, was finally signed. In addition, Anthony Yeboah (from Leeds United ), Ingo Hertzsch (from Chemnitzer FC ) and Thomas Gravesen (from Vejle BK ) joined in the course of the season . Even if these new signings only brought out ninth place that season, they all became regular players and high performers in the following years. However, in the 1997/98 season after the 21st matchday, HSV was in last place in the table with just 20 points and saved themselves in the final sprint with only one defeat from relegation. In the DFB Cup, HSV's bid for the title ended in the second round at Bayer 04 Leverkusen (1: 2 aet).

The 1998/99 season was the last in the “old” Volkspark Stadium. On June 2, 1998, shortly after the end of the 1997/98 season, demolition work began. As a result of the renovation while football was still going on, the capacity of the stadium subsequently fell significantly; the game against FC Bayern Munich on March 13, 1999 was sold out with 28,600 spectators. At the beginning of that season, Thomas Doll came back to HSV, and the Hanseatic team signed Nico-Jan Hoogma . HSV finished seventh at the end of the season and was eliminated from Rot-Weiß Oberhausen after penalties in the round of 16 of the DFB Cup .

1999–2010: Back to the top of Germany with a new stadium and two European semi-finals

Season dates 1999-20100
season city ​​square Gates Points BL squad
1999/00 03 63:39 59 BL squad
2000/01 13 58:58 41 BL squad
2001/02 11 51:57 40 BL squad
2002/03 04th 46:36 56
2003/04 08th 47:60 49
2004/05 08th 55:50 51
2005/06 03 53:30 68
2006/07 07th 43:37 45
2007/08 04th 47:26 54
2008/09 05 49:47 61
2009/10 07th 56:41 52 BL squad
highlighted in green: qualification for the Champions League
highlighted in yellow: qualification for the UEFA Cup
For more details, see the Hamburger SV season balance sheet
Home game in the converted Volksparkstadion
Record transfer: Nigel de Jong left HSV in 2008 for Manchester . The association received 19 million euros for this
Played for the club from 2007 to 2009 and again in 2015/16: Ivica Olić

At the same time as the completion of the new stadium, HSV achieved sporting successes again. The new Volksparkstadion was opened on August 21, 1999 during the game against VfB Stuttgart - but the stadium was not yet completely covered. In the 1999/2000 season , HSV finished third in the table and qualified for the UEFA Champions League for the first time . In the first game on September 13, 2000 against the mostly favored Italian club Juventus Turin it came 4: 4 to the so-called game of the century . In Turin, HSV won 3-1. HSV eventually came third in the group and continued to play in the UEFA Cup. There the club failed at AS Roma .

The new arena was finally completed at the beginning of the 2000/01 season . In terms of sport, this was a setback compared to the previous season, HSV finished 13th in the final table and was eliminated in the second round (round of 16) against Karlsruher SC in the DFB Cup . In the following season , the Hanseatic team finished eleventh and were eliminated again in the second round of the DFB Cup, this time against VfB Stuttgart . In September 2002 Dietmar Beiersdorfer was hired as the new sports director . In the 2002/03 season, HSV had a record deficit of 14.3 million euros on its balance sheet.

HSV achieved their first title in 16 years in July 2003 when they won the DFB League Cup by beating Borussia Dortmund 4-2 in the final . The 2002/03 season ended for HSV with fourth place and thus qualification for the UEFA Cup. In the DFB Cup, HSV failed with a 0: 1 at home against VfL Bochum . On February 1, 2003, Bernd Hoffmann was appointed chairman of the board. He held this office until March 16, 2011. The 2003/04 season ended with an eighth place in the table. In the DFB Cup, the "Rothosen" were eliminated by a 3-0 defeat at Bayern Munich , and in the 2003/04 UEFA Cup in the first round against Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk .

With the new signings Daniel Van Buyten (from Olympique Marseille ), Khalid Boulahrouz (from RKC Waalwijk ) and Piotr Trochowski (from FC Bayern Munich ), HSV strengthened itself at the beginning of the 2004/05 season. In the league jumped eighth place, in the DFB-Pokal, HSV was eliminated by a 2: 4 at SC Paderborn 07 (for details see here ). It later emerged that the game had been rigged by referee Robert Hoyzer . In exchange for compensation of 500,000 euros from the DFB and the promise to host an international match in Hamburg, HSV decided not to take any further action against the "scandalous game". In the UI Cup, HSV reached the semi-finals in summer 2004, but lost to FC Villarreal and did not qualify for the UEFA Cup in the current season.

With the Dutch Rafael van der Vaart and Nigel de Jong (both from Ajax Amsterdam ), as well as Guy Demel signed by Borussia Dortmund , HSV strengthened itself again at the beginning of the 2005/06 season, also won the UI Cup in the summer and pulled with it in the UEFA Cup. In the round of 16, the Hanseatic League lost to Rapid Bucharest . In the DFB-Pokal, FC Bayern Munich got the upper hand in the last sixteen with a 1-0 win. In the league, HSV reached third place and then qualified for the Champions League.

At the beginning of the 2006/07 season there was a change in personnel. Important players like Sergej Barbarez , Daniel Van Buyten and Khalid Boulahrouz left the club. The team qualified against CA Osasuna (0-0, 1-1) for the group stage of the Champions League . In the Champions League, HSV finished bottom of the group with five defeats and only one win. In the Bundesliga, the team finished last in the table after the 20th matchday. On February 1, 2007, Hamburger SV reacted to the continued failure and parted ways with head coach Thomas Doll . A day later, Huub Stevens was signed as the new coach. Stevens managed to stay in league with HSV on matchday 33 at the away game in Nuremberg : HSV had nine wins and three draws from the last 14 games of the season and ultimately finished seventh. The Hamburgers thus took part in the UI Cup in the following season .

Via the third round of the UI Cup , HSV reached the qualifying round of the UEFA Cup . With wins against FC Dacia Chișinău (first leg 1-1, second leg 4-0) and Honvéd Budapest (first leg 0-0, second leg 4-0), HSV qualified for the UEFA Cup. After two wins (1-0 away and 3-1 at home) against Litex Lovetsch (Bulgaria), the group stage was reached. On February 22, 2008, HSV was declared the last remaining UI Cup participant to win the competition. This is the second time since 2005 that the UI Cup has been won, but due to the changed game mode and the award of the victory to the team that has stayed in the UEFA Cup the longest, this time the cup goes to HSV alone. In the league, HSV played more stable than in the previous year and was placed in the top group of the league for practically the entire 2007/08 season. Only after coach Stevens announced that he would leave the club at the end of the season, a phase of relative failure followed. Nevertheless, thanks to a 7-0 win against Karlsruher SC on the last matchday, the club managed to make it into the UEFA Cup.

On July 1, 2008, the Dutchman Martin Jol took over the position of head coach as the successor to Huub Stevens . Under Jol, Hamburger SV played the best season in 26 years. The club moved into the semi-finals of the DFB Cup and the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup . In both competitions, however, Hamburger SV was eliminated against arch rivals Werder Bremen . At the end of the season, HSV finished fifth and qualified for the UEFA Europa League . The association generated a profit of 13.4 million euros in 2008/09.

The last game of HSV in a European Cup competition in the Volkspark: On April 22, 2010, HSV received FC Fulham for the first leg of the Europa League semi-finals (0-0)

Martin Jol prematurely terminated his contract after the end of the season in May 2009 to go to Ajax Amsterdam . Bruno Labbadia was hired as his successor . After a dispute about competencies between Bernd Hoffmann and Dietmar Beiersdorfer, Dietmar Beiersdorfer's contract was terminated by mutual agreement. Since the 2009/10 season , the office of sports director was vacant. HSV got off to a strong start into the season and was on the 7th match day among other after victories against Borussia Dortmund, the reigning champions VfL Wolfsburg and FC Bayern Munich in first place in the table. The first half of the season ended in fourth place. In the second half of the season, the team steadily decreased. After a 1: 5 defeat on matchday 32 against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, Labbadia was dismissed and replaced by technical coach Ricardo Moniz . With him, HSV was eliminated in the semi-finals of the UEFA Europa League after a 2-1 defeat against Fulham - as in the previous season against their northern rivals from Bremen - and missed the final in their own stadium, after a 0-0 under Labbadia was scored in the first leg. The season ended the HSV in seventh place in the table, which for the first time in six years could not qualify for international business. After the end of the season, Joris Mathijsen and Eljero Elia moved into the final as Hamburger SV players with the Dutch national team at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa ; Mathijsen played through and Elia was substituted on in extra time.

2010–2018: decline, outsourcing and relegation after successful rescues

Season dates 2010–2018
season city ​​square Gates Points BL squad
2010/11 08th 46:52 45 BL squad
2011/12 15th 35:57 36 BL squad
2012/13 07th 42:53 48 BL squad
2013/14 16 * 51:75 27 BL squad
2014/15 16 * 25:50 35 BL squad
2015/16 10 40:46 41 BL squad
2016/17 14th 33:61 38 BL squad
2017/18 17th 29:53 31 BL squad
Highlighted in red: relegation to the 2nd Bundesliga.
* Relegation in relegation
For more details, see the season balance sheet of Hamburger SV

2010/11 season

Since the beginning of the 2010/11 season , the former Stuttgart master trainer Armin Veh and assistant trainer Michael Oenning have looked after the team. The departures included Jérôme Boateng and Bastian Reinhardt . The latter took over the post of sports director. New additions included Jaroslav Drobný and the new captain Heiko Westermann . The first half of the season was mixed for Hamburg and they went into ninth place in the table for the winter break. The second half of the season was just as unsuccessful. The first sporting low point was the 0-1 derby defeat in the home game against FC St. Pauli on matchday 21. After the team had lost 6-0 at Bayern Munich on the 26th match day, Veh was given leave of absence on March 13, 2011 and replaced by the previous assistant coach Michael Oenning. Three days later, the association separated from the previous chairman of the board, Bernd Hoffmann, and marketing director Katja Kraus . Carl-Edgar Jarchow , who had already been a member of the supervisory board from 2001 to 2004 , was initially temporarily appointed as the new chairman of the board . Joachim Hilke became the new Marketing Director. HSV finished the season in eighth place in the table and again missed qualifying for international business.

2011/12 season

A major change in personnel took place in the 2011/12 season . The new head of sport was Frank Arnesen . Deserved players such as Piotr Trochowski , Joris Mathijsen , Ruud van Nistelrooy , Frank Rost and Collin Benjamin left the club. Arnesen's first transfers caused a sensation, when he signed Jacopo Sala , Jeffrey Bruma , Michael Mancienne , Slobodan Rajković and Gökhan Töre from his ex-club Chelsea . On September 19, 2011, Oenning was given leave of absence after 13 point games across the seasons without a win. He was succeeded by Rodolfo Cardoso , who was previously employed as a supervisor for the U-23s, as an interim trainer. Since he did not have the necessary football instructor license and the DFB did not issue a special permit, sports director Frank Arnesen also took over the coaching position on an interim basis after two games. Arnesen played a game on the sideline after signing Thorsten Fink as the new coach from FC Basel for HSV. In the end, the club finished in 15th place in the table, the worst final placement of its 49-year Bundesliga membership so far.

Rafael van der Vaart returned to Hamburg in 2012 and until his departure in 2015 he became a “symbolic figure” of the decline for some observers

2012/13 season

During the summer break, Mladen Petrić and Paolo Guerrero, two top performers, left the club. On the other hand, René Adler from Bayer 04 Leverkusen joined HSV . In the first competitive game of the 2012/13 season they lost in the first round of the DFB Cup against third division club Karlsruher SC . After the first league game was lost, Rafael van der Vaart returned from Tottenham Hotspur to HSV. After an increase in performance, the first half of the season was finished in 10th place in the table. On March 30, 2013, HSV was inflicted by FC Bayern Munich with a 2: 9 defeat, one of the highest club defeats in the history of the HSV Bundesliga (before that, HSV lost three times with a seven-goal difference). The season ended after a changeable second half of the season with 48 points in seventh place in the table, which meant that the qualification for the Europa League play-offs - on the last day of the game - was missed.

2013/14 season

The 2013/14 season goes down in HSV history as the worst season in terms of points . Just a few days after the end of the preseason, the club parted ways with sports director Frank Arnesen and signed Oliver Kreuzer from Karlsruher SC as his successor. Having started the season with the aim of improving on the previous year in order to move into the UEFA Europa League , the team botched the start of the season. After the fifth match day Thorsten Fink was relieved of his duties after a 2: 6 defeat at Borussia Dortmund. After Rodolfo Cardoso had taken over the 15th place team for two games as interim coach, Bert van Marwijk was signed as the new head coach on September 25, 2013 . Under him, HSV was able to improve initially and finish the first half of the season in 14th place in the table. After the first three second round games were lost with 0: 3 each, the supervisory board caused a sensation because it - although it cannot intervene in the operational business - discussed a removal of the board and the coach and an installation of Felix Magath . However, this later canceled the HSV and all positions initially remained unchanged. Meanwhile, they were eliminated 5-0 in the quarter-finals of the DFB Cup against FC Bayern Munich, which meant the highest HSV home defeat in this competition. When the following Bundesliga match against the bottom of the table Eintracht Braunschweig was lost 4-2, Bert van Marwijk was released and replaced by Mirko Slomka . This development was described by the media as the worst crisis in the club's history to date. Under Slomka, the HSV reached with inter alia. two wins against the top teams Borussia Dortmund and Bayer 04 Leverkusen despite a final series of five defeats with 27 points the relegation place . With a 0-0 in the first leg and a 1-1 in the second leg against SpVgg Greuther Fürth , HSV's first relegation from the Bundesliga was prevented due to the away goals rule .

According to the former chairman of the board Dietmar Beiersdorfer, “scored one of the most important goals in the club's history”: Marcelo Díaz

Season 2014/15

A structural reform took place in the club before the 2014/15 season . After the board had already been commissioned by the members on January 19, 2014 to prepare the outsourcing of the licensed players' department  - according to the HSVPlus reform model - into a stock corporation , the implementation was voted on on May 25, 2014 at an ordinary general meeting. 86.9 percent of the 9,702 members present with voting rights voted for a spin-off at the largest general meeting to date. As CEO of HSV football AG was Dietmar Beiersdorfer , who had been from 2002 to 2009 head of motorsport, from Zenit St. Petersburg committed. In addition, Oliver Kreuzer was released as head of sports and, from October 1, 2014, was replaced by Peter Knäbel as "Director of Professional Football". Bernhard Peters took over the new post of "Director Sport" on August 1, 2014. As the new President of the e. V. was elected Jens Meier to succeed Jarchow at the end of January 2015 .

There was also a change in sporting terms. More than ten players left the club, including the departure of Hakan Çalhanoğlu , who moved to Bayer 04 Leverkusen after a transfer theater . Despite the initial euphoria caused by the structural reform, HSV started the season badly. After two defeats in the first three league games, Mirko Slomka was dismissed and replaced by the previous U23 coach Josef Zinnbauer , who had won the first eight games of the Regionalliga season . On the 6th matchday, the team set a new negative record, as they only scored the first goal of the season after 507 minutes of play. At the winter break, HSV was in 14th place in the table with 17 points, despite only having scored nine goals. During the winter break, the club upgraded and signed the former crowd favorite Ivica Olić from Wolfsburg and the Chilean Marcelo Díaz from Basel. In the second half of the season, however, the sporty decline continued. After two Bundesliga victories in a row for the first time since April 2013 in February 2015, they conceded their highest Bundesliga defeat ever on February 14, 2015 at Bayern Munich with a 0: 8. After six games without a win in a row, coach Josef Zinnbauer was replaced by sports director Peter Knäbel, who was to take over the team that was in 16th place in the table as interim coach for the remaining eight games. After Knäbel had lost his first two games and HSV had fallen to the bottom of the table, the club changed coach for the third time in a season and signed Bruno Labbadia six game days before the end of the season , who made HSV into the semifinals in the 2009/10 season the Europa League had led. Under Labbadia, HSV got ten out of 18 possible points. While the team had clearly undercut the previous season with half as many goals, in the end of the season they managed to finish the season with 35 points, which meant they were relegated on the last day of the match . After the first leg of the relegation against Karlsruher SC in Volkspark had ended 1: 1, HSV secured relegation in the second leg: After the 0: 1 deficit, Marcelo Díaz only scored in stoppage time with a directly converted free kick due to a handball the equalizer had been imposed and saved HSV in extra time, in which Nicolai Müller ultimately scored the decisive 2-1 in the 115th minute of the game.

Bruno Labbadia saved HSV from relegation in 2015 and achieved the best placement in three years in 2016

2015/16 season

For the 2015/16 season , the contracts of veteran players Marcell Jansen , Heiko Westermann and Rafael van der Vaart were not extended; The new captain was the Swiss Johan Djourou . In addition to them, more than ten players left the club. The team was strengthened, for example, by the long-time Bremen-based Aaron Hunt , who was signed by the then runner-up and reigning cup winner VfL Wolfsburg . After the start of the season failed with the elimination from the DFB Cup after a 2: 3 after extra time against the fourth division club FC Carl Zeiss Jena and a 0: 5 defeat in the Bundesliga opening game at champions Bayern Munich, HSV played theirs best first half of the season for three years and was in tenth place in the table with 22 points before the winter break. In the second half of the season HSV came closer to the relegation ranks again, but secured relegation on matchday 33. Even before the season finale, the club parted ways with the “Director of Professional Football” Peter Knäbel , whose duties Dietmar Beiersdorfer took on in addition to his duties as Chairman of the Board. HSV ended the season in tenth place in the table with 41 points.

Heribert Bruchhagen took over as CEO from Dietmar Beiersdorfer in December 2016. In February 2018, he and Jens Todt were relieved of his duties at the highest risk of relegation.

Season 2016/17

Before the 2016/17 season , HSV invested around 38 million euros in the squad with the help of AG shareholder Klaus-Michael Kühne . Among other things, they were obliged to Bobby Wood from the second division club 1. FC Union Berlin , the reigning Olympic champion Douglas Santos ( Atlético Mineiro ), Luca Waldschmidt ( Eintracht Frankfurt ), Alen Halilović , who left the club again in winter, for five million euros from FC Barcelona and Filip Kostić , who for a club-internal record transfer fee of 14 million euros from the relegated VfB Stuttgart . Nevertheless, HSV started the season weak. After being on the 16th place in the table with only one point from the first five games, Bruno Labbadia was dismissed and replaced by Markus Gisdol . Even under Gisdol, who determined Gōtoku Sakai as the new team captain, the team could not improve, which put down the weakest start of the season in the club's history with two points after ten games. After the first victory was achieved on the 13th matchday, the team was able to improve and end the first half of the season with 13 points on the relegation place. Due to the developments, the Supervisory Board replaced the CEO Dietmar Beiersdorfer with Heribert Bruchhagen at the end of December 2016 . During the winter break, he filled the post of "Director of Professional Football" with Jens Todt . In the winter transfer period, the squad was strengthened - especially on the defensive - with Kyriakos Papadopoulos (most recently RB Leipzig ), Mergim Mavraj ( 1. FC Cologne ) and Walace ( Grêmio Porto Alegre ). In the second half of the season HSV was able to stabilize and took seventh place in the second half of the table with 25 points. Negative highlights were the 8-0 defeat at Bayern Munich on the 22nd matchday, with which the highest defeat in the club's history from the 2014/15 season was repeated, as well as three defeats in a row between the 29th and 31st matchday, which the HSV brought back into acute danger of relegation. On the last day of the game you could - standing on the relegation place - with a 2-1 win against the table-15. VfL Wolfsburg secure relegation and end the season with 38 points in 14th place in the table. HSV turned a 0: 1 deficit late through the goals of Kostić (32nd) and Waldschmidt (88th). In contrast, things went better in the DFB Cup than in previous years : after victories against third division clubs FSV Zwickau and Halleschen FC as well as 1. FC Köln, HSV was eliminated in the quarter-finals against Borussia Mönchengladbach .

Season 2017/18

For the 2017/18 season , among others, René Adler ( 1. FSV Mainz 05 ) and Michael Gregoritsch ( FC Augsburg ) the club. Among other things, new commitments were made. André Hahn ( Borussia Mönchengladbach ), Rick van Drongelen ( Sparta Rotterdam ) and the reigning U-21 European champion Julian Pollersbeck ( 1. FC Kaiserslautern ). In addition, the previously loaned Kyriakos Papadopoulos was firmly committed. In the first round of the cup, HSV retired after a 3-1 defeat against third division club VfL Osnabrück . After two first wins, a negative series followed. By the end of the first half of the season, HSV was able to win two more games and, after 17 match days, hibernated in 17th place with 15 points. No changes were made to the squad during the winter break. After HSV had also lost the first two second round matches, coach Markus Gisdol was replaced by Bernd Hollerbach . In the seven games under Hollerbach, HSV scored three points with three draws and, after 26 matchdays, was seven points behind the relegation position in 17th place in the table. Due to these developments, in February 2018, the chairman of the board, Heribert Bruchhagen, was replaced by the new supervisory board around the chairman Bernd Hoffmann , who at the general meeting of the e. V. had been elected as the new president of the association, released from his duties. Frank Wettstein , the sole director from now on , also put the director of professional football Jens Todt on leave and, after a 6-0 defeat at Bayern Munich, coach Bernd Hollerbach, replacing him with the previous U-21 coach Christian Titz before the 27th match day . Titz put with Tatsuya Ito and Matti Steinmann on players who had started the season in the second team, and was able to significantly increase the team's performance and style of play. With ten points from seven games, HSV came within two points of the relegation place before the last matchday. Despite a 2-1 home win against Borussia Mönchengladbach on the last day of the match, HSV was relegated to the 1st Bundesliga on May 12, 2018 for the first time and as the last founding member of the Bundesliga after 55 seasons in the Bundesliga.

Since 2018: Present in the second class

Season dates since 2018
season city ​​square Gates Points Squad
2018/19 4th 45:42 56 Squad
2019/20 4th 62:46 54 Squad
2020/21 4th 71:44 58 Squad
For more details, see the Hamburger SV season balance sheet

In the 2018/19 season, HSV played in the second division for the first time in the history of the club. After relegation, the restructuring of HSV Fußball AG , which began after Bernd Hoffmann was elected club president and chairman of the supervisory board of the AG in February 2018, continued. At the end of May 2018, the Supervisory Board appointed Bernd Hoffmann - initially for a year, which meant that his seat on the Supervisory Board was suspended - as Chairman of the Board of Management of the AG and appointed Ralf Becker from the league competitor and last year's third Holstein Kiel to be a sports director. In September 2018 Hoffmann was finally appointed chairman of the board, for which he permanently gave up his office as club president and the supervisory board seat. In January 2019, the ex-player Marcell Jansen was elected as the new club president.

In the summer transfer period, numerous players left the club whose contracts had not been renewed. The returnee Pierre-Michel Lasogga ( Leeds United ) as well as loan players Orel Mangala ( VfB Stuttgart ) and Hee-Chan Hwang ( FC Red Bull Salzburg ) were added to the squad . A transfer fee was only paid for Khaled Narey ( SpVgg Greuther Fürth ). Lewis Holtby , Gōtoku Sakai and Aaron Hunt , who succeeded Sakai as captain, extended their expiring contracts. After the 10th matchday, Titz was replaced by Hannes Wolf . At this point in time, HSV was only 2 points behind the leader of the table in 5th place, but lost 3-0 in the opening game against Holstein Kiel and 5-0 against SSV Jahn Regensburg , which meant the highest home defeat in the club's history , but have already suffered 2 major home defeats and played 0-0 3 times. Under Wolf, HSV won 6 of the last 7 first round games - with a draw - and finished the first half of the season with 37 points as autumn champions . In a disastrous second half of the season, in which they finished 15th in the second half of the table with 19 points, the HSV gambled away the direct promotion. The only highlights of the back series were reaching the DFB Cup semi-finals for the first time since 2009 , in which they were eliminated from the first division club RB Leipzig , and the 4-0 victory in the city ​​derby at FC St. Pauli on matchday 25, after which the HSV only won the insignificant game on the last day of the game. Even before the last match day, the separation from Hannes Wolf at the end of the season was announced. The HSV finished its first season in the second division with 56 points in 4th place. By missing the promotion, HSV lost the record for most Bundesliga appearances, which is now held by north rivals Werder Bremen , who only missed one season in the Bundesliga.

Before the 2019/20 season , the sports director Ralf Becker was replaced by Jonas Boldt , who was signed by the first division club Bayer 04 Leverkusen . The new head coach was Dieter Hecking , who led Borussia Mönchengladbach into the Europa League in the preseason and then had to leave the club anyway. The squad was again greatly changed by more than 30 additions and departures. In addition to the former captain Gōtoku Sakai ( Vissel Kobe ), the long-time players Pierre-Michel Lasogga ( Al-Arabi ) and Lewis Holtby ( Blackburn Rovers ) as well as Douglas Santos ( Zenit St. Petersburg ) left HSV. Mainly players with first and second division experience such as Adrian Fein (on loan from FC Bayern Munich , previously SSV Jahn Regensburg ), Martin Harnik ( Werder Bremen ), David Kinsombi ( Holstein Kiel ), Sonny Kittel ( FC Ingolstadt 04 ), Tim Leibold were newly signed ( 1. FC Nürnberg ) or Lukas Hinterseer ( VfL Bochum ), who was the third top scorer in the 2. Bundesliga in the previous season with 18 goals. The HSV started the season positively and was always on a direct promotion place from the 3rd matchday until the end of the first half of the season. The first half of the season was finished in 2nd place with 30 points. In the meantime, the team in the DFB Cup against league rivals VfB Stuttgart was eliminated in the second main round. During the winter break, players from the Bundesliga were added to the squad, including Joel Pohjanpalo on loan from Bayer 04 Leverkusen until the end of the season. As in the previous year, the performance in the back series collapsed, so that in the second round table with 24 points they only occupied 7th place. In mid-March, the season had to be interrupted for 2 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic . At this point in time, after the 25th matchday, HSV was in 3rd place with 44 points. After a break of around two months, during which the supervisory board released CEO Bernd Hoffmann after differences with the other board members Boldt and Wettstein , games with ghost games were resumed. In 4 of the last 9 games, the team lost a total of 6 points in stoppage time. So on the 33rd matchday against the fourth-placed 1. FC Heidenheim , against whom they lost 2-1 after a 1-0 lead and were therefore no longer in the top 3 for the first time since the 2nd matchday. On the 34th matchday, HSV received their highest defeat of the season with a 5-1 home defeat against SV Sandhausen , although a draw would have been enough to achieve relegation due to the simultaneous defeat of Heidenheim at champions Arminia Bielefeld . HSV ended its second season in the second division with 54 points in 4th place.

By again missing the promotion, Hecking's contract was not extended. For the 2020/21 season , Daniel Thioune was signed by league competitor VfL Osnabrück as his successor. In the summer transfer period, various players left the club at the end of their loan or contract, but most of them were not part of the regular staff. In addition to Amadou Onana (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim U19) and Moritz Heyer (25; VfL Osnabrück), Klaus Gjasula (30; SC Paderborn 07), Toni Leistner (30; Queens Park Rangers), Simon Terodde (32; 1. FC Köln ), who became the second division shooter in 2016 , 2017 and 2019 , and Sven Ulreich (32), who had replaced Manuel Neuer at FC Bayern for the past 5 years , mainly committed experienced players. In addition, Tim Leibold succeeded Aaron Hunt as the new team captain. The season began with a 1: 4 first round draw in the DFB Cup against third division club Dynamo Dresden . Despite this high defeat, HSV then started the season well and won the first 5 games. After a subsequent winless series of 5 games, 3 of which were lost in a row, the team stabilized again from the 11th game day and only had to accept one point loss due to a draw until the end of the semi-series. The first half of the season, which only ended in January 2021 due to the late start of the season, ended with 36 points as the championship leader. In the second half of the season, the performance of HSV, which took 10th place in the second half of the table with 22 points, collapsed as in the two previous years. The team remained without a win for 5 games in a row from the 20th match day. After 2 victorious games, a winning series of 5 games followed from matchday 27, during which they played 3: 3 after a 3-0 lead against Hannover 96 or lost to the relegation candidate SV Sandhausen . Due to this development, Thioune was temporarily replaced three game days before the end of the season by Horst Hrubesch , who had returned to HSV as a junior director after 37 years before the season. The team got 6 points, but after the defeat against the relegation candidate VfL Osnabrück on matchday 33 it was already clear ahead of time that the relegation place was no longer attainable. With 58 points, HSV played their season with the highest points so far in the 2nd Bundesliga and put up the best offensive with 71 goals, but this was only enough for 4th place in the third year.

Achievements and records of the football department

Bundesliga placements of Hamburger SV (until 2018)


In its history, HSV has been German football champions six times and DFB Cup winners three times . There are also two European titles: HSV won the European Cup Winners 'Cup and the European National Champions' Cup once each . HSV is one of 16 European teams that have won a title in at least two different European cup competitions.

Honor lap with the European Champion Clubs' Cup

The European Champions Cup , won the HSV 1983 . The team won the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1977 . Internationally, the UI Cup titles in 2005 and 2007 are added. HSV reached a European final three more times ( Cup Winner Cup 1968 , National Champion Cup 1980 and UEFA Cup 1982 ), but had to bow to AC Milan , Nottingham Forest and IFK Göteborg in the finals .

Championship celebration of HSV 1979

With six German championship titles , HSV is in fifth place in the list of clubs with the most titles - behind FC Bayern Munich (30 titles), 1. FC Nürnberg (nine), Borussia Dortmund (eight) and FC Schalke 04 (seven titles). Taking into account the championships in the GDR , which were won ten times by Dynamo Berlin , eight times by Dynamo Dresden and six times by FC Vorwärts Berlin , HSV ranks seventh together with Vorwärts Berlin. The German championship was the HSV in 1922 , but renounced the title, as well as in 1923 , 1928 , 1960 , 1979 , 1982 and 1983 . All German championships of the HSV are on the German championship trophy under the designation "HSV. Hamburg "or from 1982 as" HSV Hamburg "engraved. This is probably due to the fact that at the time of the first championships they wanted to avoid mix-ups, as Hannover 96 was also referred to as "HSV". In any case, an official report from that time differentiates between "HSV-Hamburg" and "HSVv96-Hannover".

The Hanseatic League won the DFB Cup three times: 1963 , 1976 and 1987 . With three titles (with six finals), HSV - together with VfB Stuttgart - occupies eighth place in the list of DFB Cup winners, behind FC Bayern Munich , Werder Bremen , FC Schalke 04 , 1. FC Köln , Eintracht Frankfurt , 1. FC Nürnberg and Borussia Dortmund . The three unsuccessful finals were in 1956 , 1967 and 1974 . Borussia Mönchengladbach has also won three times, but has one less participation in the finals.

HSV was North German champions in the years 1921 to 1925, 1928, 1929, 1931 to 1933, 1948 to 1953 and 1955 to 1963. In the Oberliga Nord there was only one season in which HSV was not champions - this was 1954 Hannover 96 , which later also won the national title. The football championship of the British occupation zone was won by HSV in 1947 and 1948 - these were the only two seasons in which this competition was held. During the time of National Socialism , HSV was Nordmark champion four times : 1937, 1938, 1939 and 1941. HSV was Hamburg-Altona champion 16 times: 1896 *, 1897 *, 1901 *, 1902 *, 1904 *, 1905 *, 1919 **, 1924, 1926 to 1928, 1930 to 1932, 1945 and 1946. There are also six North German cup winners' titles (1927, 1953, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1960).

The club won the (unofficial) DFB Indoor Cup in 1987. The German League Cup , which was held for the first time in 1973, was won by HSV as well as the 2003 edition.

( * by Germania 1887 Hamburg, ** championship by a war football association (KFVgg) from Victoria Hamburg and Hamburger FC 1888 )


From its founding in 1919 to 2018, Hamburger SV played in the highest league level of German football, so the club's first men's team has never been relegated for a total of 99 seasons in a row. Until the 2017/18 Bundesliga season , the “Rothosen” had been part of the league since it was founded, longer than any other German team. The club also has the highest number of regional championship titles in Germany (25 times North German champion) and the largest number of finals for the German championship (32, 31 times HSV and one Germania 87). Alongside Borussia Dortmund, Borussia Mönchengladbach and FC Bayern Munich, Hamburger SV is the fourth club that has been able to defend its title in the Bundesliga.

The highest home win in the Bundesliga was achieved by HSV on February 12, 1966 in an 8-0 win against Karlsruher SC . The highest away wins were 6-0, namely on November 14, 2004 at Hansa Rostock , on April 13, 1991 at Eintracht Frankfurt , on September 7, 1982 at Fortuna Düsseldorf and on April 5, 1980 at Hertha BSC .

The biggest home defeats were a 0: 5 against FC Bayern Munich on May 4, 1974 in the Bundesliga, a 0: 5 against AS Saint-Étienne on November 26, 1980 in the UEFA Cup, and a 5: 0 on February 12 2014 against FC Bayern Munich in the DFB Cup and a 0: 5 against SSV Jahn Regensburg on September 23, 2018 in the 2nd Bundesliga. The biggest defeats away from home were a 2:10 at SV Arminia Hannover on February 20, 1954 in Oberliga Nord, 8-0 against FC Bayern Munich on February 14, 2015 in the Bundesliga and 8-0 against FC Bayern Munich on February 25, 2017 in the Bundesliga.

In the period from January 16, 1982 to January 29, 1983, the Hanseatic League remained unbeaten in 36 games in a row across all seasons - this Bundesliga record lasted for 30 years and was only exceeded on November 9, 2013 by Bayern Munich. The Hamburg team had their best start in the Bundesliga in the 2009/10 season: They scored 22 points from ten games (six wins, four draws, no defeat).

In the seasons 1979/80 to 1985/86, seven years in a row, HSV played in a European competition - the longest uninterrupted period so far. HSV started three times in the national championship cup and four times in the UEFA cup . HSV also played in European competitions between 2003/04 and 2009/10, but in the 2004/05 season it was only the start in the UI Cup (lost in the semifinals against Villarreal , so no later participation in the UEFA Cup ).

At the time of the Oberliga Nord , HSV had the best league goalscorers in eight of the 16 seasons: once each Herbert Wojtkowiak and Günter Schlegel (together with Uwe Seeler ) and six times Uwe Seeler alone.

In the 2013/14 season, HSV achieved relegation with 27 points. This was the lowest number of points with which a club has not been relegated since the introduction of the three-point rule, and together with the converted 27 points with which FC 08 Homburg held the class in the 1986/87 season , the lowest value since the foundation of the Bundesliga. In the relegation games, HSV succeeded as the first club to prevail with only one goal scored and no game won. This was made possible by the away goals rule , which was used for the first time to make decisions.

In the 2014/15 season, HSV was able to keep the class with 25 goals scored. This was the lowest number of goals scored with which a team achieved relegation since the foundation of the Bundesliga, and the third lowest value of all participating teams. Tasmania Berlin scored fewer goals in the 1965/66 season (15 goals) and Borussia Mönchengladbach in the 2006/07 season (23 goals).

Most successful trainer

Since the club was founded, the club has employed 44 different coaches . The first trainer was Rudolf Agte , who was once German champion and once runner-up in three terms of office. The first foreign coach was the Englishman A. W. Turner , under whose leadership the first German championship was won in 1923.

Turner was the only coach to work for HSV four times, Agte had three phases as HSV trainer. Carl Mattheides , Otto Rohwedder , Karl Höger , Georg Knöpfle and Bruno Labbadia worked as coaches twice each . However, all of this is only comparable to a limited extent because some of the early coaches - including Agte and Turner, including Mattheides - were voluntary club members, not employed professional coaches.

The coach of the championship team from 1960 was Günter Mahlmann , the 1963 cup victory was won under Martin Wilke . In 1977 Kuno Klötzer stood on the sidelines for the first European Cup victory (Cup Winner's Cup) . HSV won the championship in 1979 under the aegis of the Yugoslav Branko Zebec .

The most successful HSV coach was the Austrian Ernst Happel , who won two German championships with the club (1982, 1983), one cup winner (1987) and one European cup winner (National Champion Cup 1983).

HSV coach with the longest term in office was Günter Mahlmann. He was initially coached for two years with Martin Wilke (1954–1956), immediately afterwards for six years as sole coach. Ernst Happel (1981-1987) also spent six years on the sidelines.

Record player

Most competitive games
(all competitive games added together)
Most Bundesliga games Most competitive game goals Most Bundesliga goals
01. Manfred Kaltz (744) 01. Manfred Kaltz (581) 01. Uwe Seeler (507) 01. Uwe Seeler (137)
02. Uwe Seeler (587) 02. Thomas von Heesen (368) 02. Otto Harder (387) 02. Thomas von Heesen (99)
03. Horst Schnoor (507) 03. Ditmar Jakobs (323) 03. Rudi Noack (233) 03. Horst Hrubesch (96)
04. Thomas von Heesen (443) 04. Harald Spörl (321) 04. Herbert Wojtkowiak (163) 04. Manfred Kaltz (76)
05. Charly Dörfel (423) 05. Peter Nogly (320) 05. Edmund Adamkiewicz (158) 05. Sergei Barbarez (65) Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina 
06. Peter Nogly (414) 06. Felix Magath (306) 06. Charly Dörfel (144) 06. Franz-Josef Hönig (62)
07. Jürgen Kurbjuhn (406) 07. Caspar Memering (303) 07. Klaus Stürmer (140) 07. Georg Volkert (62)
08. Ditmar Jakobs (405) 08. Richard Golz (273) 08. Horst Hrubesch (134) 08. Harald Spörl (60)
09. Caspar Memering (402) 09. Klaus Zaczyk (262) 09. Franz Horn (126) 09. Charly Dörfel (58)
10. Jochenfritz Meinke (400) 10. David Jarolím (257) Czech RepublicCzech Republic  10. Thomas von Heesen (125) 10. Jimmy Hartwig (52)

Manfred Kaltz scored 53 of his 76 Bundesliga goals for HSV from penalties (with 60 attempts), making him the most successful penalty taker in Bundesliga history. With six own goals , however, he also holds this Bundesliga record (together with Nikolče Noveski ). Ivica Olić scored the first hat trick for HSV in the Bundesliga against VfB Stuttgart on October 20, 2007 in Hamburg's 45th Bundesliga season. Uwe Seeler (1963/64) and Rafael van der Vaart (2007/08) were the only HSV players to score in seven consecutive Bundesliga games (once each).

The most frequent appearances were Horst Schnoor (507), Rudi Kargus (336) and Richard Golz (314). Richard Golz (273), Rudi Kargus (254) and Uli Stein (228) completed most of the Bundesliga games between the posts. With 24 saved penalties, the majority of them during his time at HSV, Kargus is the goalkeeper with the most saved penalties in Bundesliga history. On March 9, 1985, Kargus, then at Karlsruher SC , also held a penalty against his ex-teammates. The saved penalty was one of seven failed attempts by Manfred Kaltz.

So far, the youngest HSV player in the Bundesliga is Josha Vagnoman , who made his Bundesliga debut on March 10, 2018 at the age of 17 years and 89 days. The youngest goalscorer in HSV Bundesliga history to date is Fiete Arp , who scored his first Bundesliga goal on October 28, 2017 at the age of 17 years and 295 days. The youngest player and scorer of all time is still Otto Sommer with two goals on his debut on January 15, 1922 at the age of 17 years and two weeks.

In the Bundesliga, three HSV players were top scorer:

Former players

Selection of former well-known and successful first-team players.

Walk of Fame

In 2005 the Hamburg entrepreneur Andreas Maske donated the “Walk of Fame”, which is located in the northeast of the Volksparkstadion. The following former HSV players and officials were selected by a committee and honored there.

125-year-old team

For the 125th anniversary of HSV on September 29, 2012, the following players were elected to the 125-year-old team.

Item player
Active for HSV
TW Uli Stein 1980-1987, 1994-1995
AWAY Ditmar Jakobs 1979-1989
AWAY Manfred Kaltz 1970-1989
AWAY Peter Nogly 1969-1980
AWAY Jupp Posipal 1949-1958
AWAY Willi Schulz 1965-1973
MF Thomas Doll 1990-1991, 1998-2001
MF Thomas von Heesen 1980-1994
MF IranIran Mehdi Mahdavikia 1999-2007
MF Felix Magath 1976-1986
MF NetherlandsNetherlands Rafael van der Vaart 2005–2008, 2012–2015
ST Karsten Bäron 1992-2000
ST Charly Dörfel 1958-1971
ST Horst Hrubesch 1978-1983
ST EnglandEngland Kevin Keegan 1977-1980
ST Uwe Seeler 1946-1972
Trainer AustriaAustria Ernst Happel 1981-1987
masseur Hermann Rieger 1978-2004

First team

Current squad 2021/22

  • Status: July 18, 2021

The current composition of the squad is shown below.

The team's captain is Sebastian Schonlau, his deputy is Tim Leibold. Jonas Meffert, Jonas David and Tom Mickel also belong to the team council.

Item No. Nat. (a) player Birthday (age) At HSV since (b) Contract up to (c)
gate 01 PortugalPortugal Daniel Heuer Fernandes Nov 13, 1992 (28) 2019 2022
12th Tom Mickel Apr 19, 1989 (32) 2015 2023
40 Leo Oppermann Aug 28, 2001 (19) 2020 2022
Defense 02 Jan Gyamerah June 18, 1995 (26) 2019 2022
03 Moritz Heyer Apr 4, 1995 (26) 2020 2023
04th Sebastian Schonlau (C)Captain of the crew Aug 5, 1994 (26) 2021 2024
21 Tim Leibold Nov 30, 1993 (27) 2019 2023
27 Josha Vagnoman Dec 11, 2000 (20) 2010 2024
28 SwitzerlandSwitzerland Miro Muheim March 24, 1998 (23) 2021 2022
34 Jonas David March 8, 2000 (21) 2014 2024
35 Stephan Ambrosius Dec 18, 1998 (22) 2012 2024
37 Toni Leistner Aug 19, 1990 (30) 2020 2022
41 Maximilian Rohr June 27, 1995 (26) 2020 2022
midfield 06th David Kinsombi December 12, 1995 (25) 2019 2023
08th TunisiaTunisia Jeremy Dudziak Aug 28, 1995 (25) 2019 2022
10 Sonny Kittel Jan 6, 1993 (28) 2019 2023
14th NetherlandsNetherlands Ludovit rice June 1, 2000 (21) 2021 2025
18th GambiaGambia Bakery Jatta June 6, 1998 (23) 2016 2024
20th AlbaniaAlbania Klaus Gjasula Dec 14, 1989 (31) 2020 2022
23 Jonas Meffert 4th Sep 1994 (26) 2021 2024
24 BelgiumBelgium Amadou Onana Aug 16, 2001 (19) 2020 2024
29 Aaron Opoku March 28, 1999 (22) 2011 2024
36 FinlandFinland Anssi Suhonen Jan 14, 2001 (20) 2017 2023
Storm 09 Robert Glatzel Jan 8, 1994 (27) 2021 2024
11 DenmarkDenmark Mikkel Kaufmann Jan 3, 2001 (20) 2021 2022
19th Manuel Wintzheimer Jan 10, 1999 (22) 2018 2022
22nd Robin Meissner Oct 8, 1999 (21) 2020 2022
(a)Information only for foreign players. In the case of dual nationality, the country for which the player last played international matches is named
(b) individual players previously in the offspring of HSV
(c) unless otherwise stated, up to and including June 30th of the corresponding year
II also in the squad of the second team

Squad changes 2021/22

(Changes to the squad between the first and second team are not taken into account)
time player Transferring association
Summer 2021 Robert Glatzel Cardiff City
Mikkel Kaufmann FC Copenhagen (loan)
Jonas Meffert Holstein Kiel
Miro Muheim FC St. Gallen (loan)
Aaron Opoku SSV Jahn Regensburg (loanee)
Ludovit rice FC Barcelona
Sebastian Schonlau SC Paderborn 07
time player Receiving club
Summer 2021 Rick van Drongelen 1. FC Union Berlin
Ogechika salvation Go Ahead Eagles Deventer (Loan)
Aaron Hunt End of contract
Gideon Jung Termination of contract → SpVgg Greuther Fürth
Moritz Kwarteng End of contract
Khaled Narey Termination of contract → Fortuna Düsseldorf
Simon Terodde End of contract → FC Schalke 04
Sven Ulreich Termination of contract → FC Bayern Munich

Coaching staff

Tim Walter has been the head coach of the professional team since the 2021/22 season

Since the season 2021/22 is Tim Walter 's head coach the first team. As an assistant coach the newly set him act Filip Tapalović and Julian Hübner, who already in 2014 to be an assistant coach with the U19 of Karlsruher SC had been, and Merlin Polzin, the last year with the then head coach Daniel Thioune from VfL Osnabruck to HSV was changed. With Sven Höh, a new goalkeeping coach joined HSV in the summer of 2021. In the other special areas, Walter works with the longstanding staff of his predecessors. The following are currently responsible:

function Surname Birthday (age) Function since
Head coach Tim Walter Nov 8, 1975 (45) 2021
Assistant coach CroatiaCroatia Filip Tapalović Oct 22, 1976 (44) 2021
Assistant coach Julian Huebner Dec 31, 1983 (37) 2021
Assistant coach Merlin Polzin Nov 7, 1990 (30) 2020
Goalkeeping coach Sven Höh Apr 4, 1984 (37) 2021
Athletic trainer Daniel Müssig March 5, 1982 (39) 2015
Rehab trainer Sebastian Capel Aug 22, 1985 (35) 2012
Video analyst Alexander Hahn March 31, 1989 (32) 2018
Video analyst Sören Meier July 18, 1983 (38) 2009

Second team

Hamburger SV II
Surname Hamburger SV II
Venue Wolfgang Meyer Sports Facility
Places 2,018
Head coach Pit reimers
league Regionalliga North
2020/21 7th place (size north, quotient regulation)


The second team is a U23 team according to the DFB game rules . In principle, only players may be used who are not older than 23 years during the entire game year (July 1st to June 30th). In addition, three older players can be in the game at the same time. However, HSV has been organizing its second team internally as U21s since the 2016/17 season. Through the U21, players who do not make the leap into the professional squad after their last season in the A-Juniors (U19) are to be promoted for another year or two. Then they should make the leap into their own professional squad or that of another club. In addition to the U21 players, two to three older players should belong to the squad in order to give it stability. In addition, the second team should enable the young players of the professional squad who have not yet received a lot of playing time in professional football, and professionals who have been injured for a longer time, match practice. The U21 is based in the Alexander Otto Academy on the HSV campus at the Volksparkstadion and plays their home games on the Wolfgang Meyer sports facility .


When the Regionalliga was introduced as the third highest division in 1994, they were directly qualified for the Regionalliga Nord and played in this league until it was replaced by the 3rd division in 2008. The only played in the 2000/01 and 2001/02 seasons Team after relegation in the then fourth-class Oberliga Hamburg . Since the team finished the 2007/08 season in the Regionalliga Nord with 17th place, they could not qualify for the newly created 3rd league, which consists of 20 clubs. Since then, the U23 and U21 teams have played in the fourth-class Regionalliga Nord .

The following seasons 2008/09 , 2009/10 , 2010/11 and 2011/12 the team finished in midfield. After the division of the regional leagues, they played against relegation in the 2012/13 and 2013/14 seasons .

For the 2014/15 season Josef Zinnbauer took over the team from long-time coach Rodolfo Cardoso . Zinnbauer won the first eight games and took over the professional team in September 2014. The new U23 coach was Daniel Petrowsky. The series continued under Petrowsky. After 14 wins and three draws in the first half of the season, the team was at the top of the table with 45 points and ten points ahead and was the only team in the history of the new regional leagues to be defeated for the entire first half of the season and became autumn champions. Matti Steinmann , Tolcay Ciğerci , Ashton Götz , Mohamed Gouaida and Ronny Marcos made their debut during the 2014/15 Bundesliga season under Zinnbauer, who looked after the professionals up to the 26th matchday . Due to the fact that there was a lot of posting to the professionals and some injured and suspended players, the U23 suffered a series of defeats. After Daniel Petrowsky had to resign from the position of head coach for health reasons, Rodolfo Cardoso, now a technical coach in the youth, took over the team until the end of the season and reached third place in the table.

For the 2015/16 season , Josef Zinnbauer took over the position of head coach again, but moved to FC St. Gallen after just eight games . Subsequently, the previous assistant coach Soner Uysal was responsible for the team. Under him, the U23 finished the season in 14th place in the table. Since the 2016/17 season, the team has been organized internally as a U21. The new head coach of the U21s was Dirk Kunert, who last coached the VfL Wolfsburg A-youth team. This occupied fifth place in the table with the team in the 2016/17 season . Christian Titz took over the position of head coach for the 2017/18 season . This gave the team after 20 games with 45 points standing in first place in the table and became head coach of the first team. The new head coach was Steffen Weiß, who was previously the assistant coach of the second B-youth team (U16). The season closed the team, which inter alia. Tatsuya Itō and Matti Steinmann gave up to the professionals, behind the SC Weiche Flensburg 08 in second place in the table. The team finished the 2018/19 season in 7th place. For the season 2019/20 took Hannes Drews the team. This closed the season, which had to be canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic , with 22 games played in 14th place. For the 2020/21 season , Pit Reimers, previously coach of the B1 Juniors (U17), became the new head coach after Drews had become Daniel Thioune's assistant coach for the first team .

Current squad 2021/22

  • As of July 23, 2021

According to the game rules of the DFB , only players who are not older than 23 years (U23) during the entire season (July 1 to June 30) may be used in second teams of licensed clubs. In principle, only players born on or after July 1, 1998 are eligible to play in the 2021/22 season. In addition, three older players can be in the game at the same time. Their birthday is marked in bold in the roster. A-Juniors (U19) are eligible to play if they belong to the older U19 age group (2003) or are 18 years old. For reasons of promoting talent, in exceptional cases players of the younger U19 age group (2004) are also eligible to play.

gate Defense midfield attack
No. Nat. player date of birth
Gavin Didzilatis 02/28/2002
Bennett shiver 04/25/1999
No. Nat. player date of birth
02 Maxwell Gyamfi January 18, 2000
17th Bryan Hein 09/25/2001
Bent Andresen U19 07/01/2003
ScotlandScotland David Bates 05/10/1996
Luca Benz 09/05/2002
Dennis Duah U19 08/26/2003
PolandPoland Pascal Połoński 03/23/2002
Leon summer 03/10/2001
KosovoKosovo Valon Zumberi 11/24/2002
No. Nat. player date of birth
06th Jonah Fabisch 08/13/2001
07th KosovoKosovo Gentrit Limani 04/01/2000
10 Faride Alidou 07/18/2001
13 FinlandFinland Juho kilos 06/23/2002
Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina Luka Božičković U19 09/02/2003
Timon Burmeister 11/22/2002
Maximilian Great 07/23/2001
Arlind Rexhepi U19 07/28/2003
Robin Velasco 06/24/2002
No. Nat. player date of birth
Burkina FasoBurkina Faso Pingdwind Beleme 01/05/2001
Moses Otuali 08/27/2002
Ware pakia 02/11/2002
Etienne son U19 06/09/2003
1 also in the first team squad
U19Eligible to play for the A-Juniors (U19; born 2003 or younger)

Squad changes 2021/22

(Changes to the squad between the first and second team are not taken into account)

Accesses Departures
Summer break / preparation

Coaching staff

function Surname Birthday (age) Function since
Head coach Pit reimers Nov 7, 1983 (37) 2020
Assistant coach Soner Uysal Aug 24, 1977 (43) 2019
Goalkeeping coach Arvid Schenk July 28, 1989 (31) 2018
Athletic trainer Jan Hasenkamp Jan 19, 1974 (47) 2019

Young talent center


The young talent center (NLZ) comprises eight teams ( Young Talents Teams ) from the basic, through the advanced to the performance area. Besides maintains the HSV - as in the men's area - other teams in recreational sports . The NLZ is divided into the following areas:

  • Basic area: U9 ( F-Juniors ), U10 ( E2-Juniors ) and U11 (E1-Juniors). The NLZ only has its own team from the U11 onwards. Below this age group, HSV has a perspective squad in which talented children who remain in their home clubs train together every three weeks.
  • Advanced area: U12 ( D2 juniors ), U13 (D1 juniors), U14 ( C2 juniors ) and U15 (C1 juniors).
  • Performance range: U16 ( B2 juniors ), U17 (B1 juniors), U19 ( A juniors )

Management and locations of the NLZ

The junior director has been Horst Hrubesch since the 2020/21 season . Sven Marr is the administrative manager.

On the Paul Hauenschild site, named after three-time HSV President Paul Hauenschild , in Norderstedt is the HSV's junior performance center with the Jürgen Werner School, which was opened in 2000 and named after Jürgen Werner, who died in 2002 . The second location is the Alexander Otto Academy on the HSV campus at the Volksparkstadion . While the teams from the basic and advanced areas are based in Norderstedt, the teams from the performance area moved to the campus in 2017. While the U19 and U17 play their home games at the Wolfgang-Meyer-sports facility in the district of Stellingen unsubscribe or to an artificial turf field on the campus dodge the U16 bear its games on the Paul-Hauenschild plant in Norderstedt or on one of the artificial turf on the campus of . The teams from the basic and advanced areas also play on the Paul Hauenschild facility in Norderstedt.

HSV campus

To promote the next generation, the HSV issued a bond with a seven-year term at six percent interest on the 125th anniversary of the club on September 29, 2012. The club took in 17.5 million euros, with which the new "HSV Campus" is to be built right next to the Volksparkstadion. This will include the new boarding school, the performance center and the training center, which means that the Norderstedt youth department will move directly to the Volkspark. However, the money raised was used by the then board of directors to repay debts.

After the licensing department was outsourced, the new management led by Dietmar Beiersdorfer and Sports Director Bernhard Peters revised the concept of the campus. On January 25, 2015, the association announced that the former supervisory board member Alexander Otto would support the campus project with a donation of ten million euros to finance the entire construction and planning costs. To this end, a non-profit GmbH - the "HSV-Campus gGmbH" - was founded, 75 percent of which is HSV Fußball AG and 25 percent is Alexander Otto. She rents the 4600 square meter building to HSV Fußball AG and uses her surpluses to support charitable sports projects at HSV e. V. The U16 to U21 (performance area and second team) moved to the campus for the 2017/18 season.

Cooperation with schools and associations

The Heidberg high school in the Langenhorn district is an elite football school

According to the free leg and supporting leg concept , the school education of the young players is also the focus. According to this, every player should ideally achieve the Abitur . Since the time demands of the players through training, games and everyday school life is very high, the HSV works with seven Hamburg partner schools. In this way, exemptions from junior national teams or due to club tournaments and point games can be compensated through tutoring, individual lessons and flexible exam dates. In addition, football skills and athletics are trained in the schools once or twice a week. Thus, the entire training of the young players takes place at the two NLZ locations and in the schools. The seven partner schools of the HSV are the Heidberg high school and the Heidberg district school in Langenhorn (both certified by the DFB as an elite football school ), the Othmarschen high school in Othmarschen , the Bahrenfeld district school in Bahrenfeld , the Fischbek-Falkenberg district school with two locations and the vocational school School for economy and trade in Borgfelde .

The HSV entered into collaborations with partner associations for the first time in the spring of 2003. The aim is to strengthen the training structures of the partner clubs, especially in the basic and advanced areas, in order to make them more attractive and to offer the greatest talents the best possible training. The trainers of the partner clubs are regularly presented with the training guidelines of the HSV through further training and observation in the NLZ. Every year, a Young Talents Day takes place at each partner club in the form of a viewing tournament, in which the HSV is present with scouts , coaches and a youth team. The current cooperative associations are in Hamburg the SV Nettelnburg / Allermoehe , in Schleswig-Holstein the SV Eichede , Leezener SC and SV Todesfelde and in Lower Saxony the MTV Treubund Lueneburg , youth development association Buxtehude (Association of the TSV concord Immenbeck and the VSV Hedendorf-Klostertal ) and Buchholz FC .

NLZ U13 North Cup

The D1 juniors (U13) have not participated in the games of the Hamburg Football Association since the 2019/20 season. Instead, the NLZ U13 North Cup will be held with Hannover 96 , Eintracht Braunschweig , Werder Bremen , Holstein Kiel , VfL Wolfsburg , VfL Osnabrück and FC St. Pauli .

NLZ teams at a glance

The former HSV professional Bastian Reinhardt is the head coach of the U15

The teams of the Young Talent Center (NLZ) are listed below . For the 2021/22 season, HSV introduced a coach rotation. The coaches from the U12 to the U14 and from the U15 to the U17 keep their respective age group for three years before starting again with the U12 or U15.

Age group Volume (2021/22) * League (level) Head coach Venue
Performance range
U19 ( A-Juniors ) 2003 & 2004 Bundesliga North / Northeast (I) Oliver Kirch Wolfgang Meyer sports facility /
artificial turf on the HSV campus
U17 ( B1 juniors ) 2005 Bundesliga North / Northeast (I) Tobias Kurbjuweit
U16 (B2 juniors) 2006 Regionalliga North (II) Thomas Johrden Paul-Hauenschild-Anlage /
artificial turf on the HSV campus
Construction area
U15 ( C1-Juniors ) 2007 Regionalliga North (I) Bastian Reinhardt Paul-Hauenschild-Anlage, Norderstedt
U14 (C2 juniors) 2008 U15-Oberliga Hamburg (II) Eren Şen
U13 ( D1 Juniors ) 2009 NLZ U13 North Cup Baris Tuncay
U12 (D2 Juniors) 2010 U12 District League Hamburg (I) Frederick Neumann
Basics area
U11 ( E-Juniors ) 2011 & 2012 District class Jonas Bastian Paul-Hauenschild-Anlage, Norderstedt
* Players of younger age can be used
  • Coach rotation U15 to U17
  • Coach rotation U12 to U14
  • Successes of the competitive teams

    The successes of the teams in the performance area are listed. So far, HSV has not won the German championship with either the A or B1 juniors. However, some regional championships could be won, including once with a second team. In the DFB A-Juniors Cup, the greatest success was reaching the finals in 2000.

    A juniors
    B juniors

    Well-known former youth players

    Shkodran Mustafi, trained by HSV, became
    world champion in 2014 . However, he never played for the HSV professionals.

    The following is a selection of players who were active in the youth department of HSV for at least a year before their first professional appearance and who played at least 50 games in one of the five "big" leagues, the Bundesliga (or, before 1963, in the Oberliga ), Premier League , Primera División , Serie A and Ligue 1 completed (the year of birth of the player is shown in brackets).

    As of December 11, 2020

    Club structure and AG

    HSV e. V.

    The highest body of the HSV e. V. is the general meeting. This elects the members of the honorary council for five years . The chairman of the honorary council is a natural member of the advisory and electoral committees. The other four members are a delegate of the amateurs and the supporting members, as well as an honorary member with honorary and sporting merits. The task of the advisory board and election committee is to present candidates for the presidium election to the general assembly. In addition, the committee advises and controls the presidium elected by the members and decides whether it is volunteer or full-time. The term of office of the Advisory Board and Election Committee is four years.

    The presidium, which is elected for four years by the members on the proposal of the advisory and electoral committee, consists of the president and two vice-presidents, one of whom is also the treasurer . The executive committee is responsible for the management of the association. Since the ordinary general meeting on January 19, 2019, the current Presidium has consisted of President Marcell Jansen , Vice-President Thomas Schulz and Vice-President and Treasurer Moritz Schaefer, with Schulz and Schaefer having been on the Presidium since February 2018.


    On May 25, 2014, the general meeting decided with a majority of 86.9 percent that the licensed players department of HSV e. V. into a corporation , more precisely into a stock corporation . The HSV e. V. is a shareholder in HSV Fußball AG and, according to the 50 + 1 rule, always holds at least 50 percent of the voting shares plus one share. Current shareholders (as of December 2020) are 75.67 percent of Hamburger Sport-Verein e. V., 20.44 percent Kühne Holding AG owned by Klaus-Michael Kühne and 3.89 percent several minority shareholders (Burmeister family, Helmut Bohnhorst , the heirs of Alexander Margaritoff, who died in May 2016, and AMPri Handelsgesellschaft ).

    The general meeting , in which the members of HSV e. V. are represented by the executive committee, elects 5 of the 6 supervisory board members of the AG. The HSV President is a natural member, unless he is a member of the Board of Directors. The Supervisory Board determines the number of Management Board members, names and controls them and issues its rules of procedure. The board currently consists of Jonas Boldt (sports) and Frank Wettstein (finance, law and human resources).


    The south stand of the Volksparkstadion (1983)

    Since the merger of its three predecessor clubs in 1919, Hamburger SV played on the sports field at Rothenbaum in the Rotherbaum district . The stadium, inaugurated in 1911, brought HFC 88 into the club. In the 1920s, the Hoheluft stadium was also used by SC Victoria Hamburg , and from the late 1920s the Altona stadium in the Altona Volkspark , the forerunner of the Volksparkstadion . Both stadiums had larger spectator capacities than the sports field on Rothenbaum. Since the introduction of the Bundesliga, HSV has used the Volksparkstadion in the Bahrenfeld district with a few exceptions and only returned to Rothenbaum for a few games, which was then demolished in 1997. Initially, the Volksparkstadion held 76,000 spectators, but during renovation and modernization measures for the 1974 World Cup , the capacity was reduced to 61,300.

    The Volksparkstadion, which was very spacious and draughty due to its tartan track and which therefore often had a poor atmosphere when the number of spectators was low, was converted into a pure football stadium at the end of the 1990s. The playing field was rotated 90 degrees. The renovation of the stadium took place while the game was running, so that the audience capacity was significantly reduced during the construction period. Before the renovation, the HSV bought the Volksparkstadion from the city of Hamburg for the symbolic price of DM 1, and was and is responsible for the costs of the renovation, although there were public subsidies of DM 21.3 million.

    The Volksparkstadion (2004)

    In 2001 the Volksparkstadion was renamed “ AOL Arena” in order to generate additional advertising income. This renaming met with violent protests from fan circles, but also from "veteran" HSVers. In 2007, a sponsorship name was replaced by another for the first time in German professional football. HSH Nordbank, based in Hamburg and Kiel, became the new sponsor . Due to the financial crisis, this prematurely withdrew from name sponsorship. The Hamburg-based system manufacturer Imtech has been the new stadium sponsor since 2010 . On July 1, 2015, Klaus-Michael Kühne acquired the stadium's naming rights for four years, so that - 14 years after it was first renamed - it is again called “Volksparkstadion”. In 2019, Kühne initially extended his engagement for another year until 2020 because he wanted to link his financial support to sporting success. New negotiations are currently pending. [outdated]

    The HSV Museum , which opened in February 2004, was integrated into the arena . The installation in the northeast corner of the stadium cost 800,000 euros. The museum not only presents the various trophies that the HSV has collected in its more than 120-year history, but also many other devotional objects, including those related to the venues and famous actors of the HSV. By the end of the 2007/08 season, the museum had more than 200,000 visitors, 60,000 in that season alone. The museum also shows special exhibitions on HSV history, the most important of which was probably the diamond under the swastika - the HSV under National Socialism . The HSV was the first club to illuminate this phase of its history in an exhibition.

    In and around the stadium there is also the office, a fan shop and, since 2004, the HSV training area, so that the players of the first men's team no longer have to drive to the training center in Norderstedt .

    The games of the second team, the first women's team and the A and B youth teams are played in the Wolfgang Meyer sports facility in the Stellingen district . The third HSV team, which will compete in the Hamburg Oberliga in the 2019/20 season , as well as the F to C juniors play on the club's own Paul Hauenschild sports facility in Norderstedt , where a large number of training facilities and the junior Center of Excellence ( Jürgen Werner School ) are located.

    Spectators and fan culture

    The "diamond in the heart":
    HSV fan in the Volksparkstadion
    North stand, round stadium and Lotto King Karl with Carsten Pape singing "Hamburg, my pearl"
    Lotto King Karl sang “Hamburg, my pearl” live in front of the north stand from 2005 to 2019
    Fans on the north stand

    The Volksparkstadion is the fifth largest stadium in Germany that is only used for football matches . Since the opening of the new Volksparkstadion, Hamburger SV has consistently ranked fourth in terms of audience numbers in the Bundesliga - with the exception of the 2004/05 season, when Borussia Mönchengladbach took this place and HSV posted the fifth largest audience. The average attendance has always been well over 50,000 since the 2005/06 season.

    The area of ​​the stadium in which the organized fan scene gathers was the west curve, especially Block E, until the Volksparkstadion was converted into a football stadium . Corresponding patches can still be found on many of the frocks of older HSV fans. With the renovation and the 90-degree rotation of the playing field, the trunk area of ​​these trailers also shifted. You are now standing and sitting on the north stand, guest fans are accommodated opposite in the corner area between the south and west stands. There is standing room for HSV fans on the lower tier of the north stand and in Block 22C; these are only converted into seats for international games. The north stand is often the setting for larger choreographies by HSV fans. On the north stand above Block 22A there was a clock that was made available in 2001 by the sponsors Hamburgische Electricitäts-Werke . Up until relegation on May 12, 2018, it indicated HSV's membership of the Bundesliga as a "Bundesliga watch", and since May 13, 2018 the age of the club since September 29, 1887. After the missed promotion in the 2018 / 19 the clock was dismantled.

    Before the home games of the first HSV team, the anthem “ Hamburg, my pearl ” was played regularly between 2005 and 2019 in the soccer version “Hamburg, my pearl of football”. The Hamburg singer (and HSV stadium announcer) Lotto King Karl sang this song live with his long-time friend, the Hamburg-based Carsten Pape , ex-singer of Clowns & Heroes . For this purpose, “Lotto and Pape” drove up a lifting platform several meters in front of the north stand. After the missed re-promotion in the 2018/19 season, the anthem was removed from the stadium program because it no longer fits the current situation and the attitude of HSV.

    The actor and comedian Olli Dittrich is one of the fans of HSV . In his television series Dittsche , HSV players have been seen in supporting roles several times, including Uwe Seeler . At another appearance, Rafael van der Vaart appeared in the company of his then wife Sylvie in that Eppendorfer grill snack. The DJ Felix Jaehn is also a HSV fan.

    Fan clubs and supporters club

    The HSV has more than 700 officially registered fan clubs in Germany and abroad. Significant ones include "Rautengeil Fallingbostel", "Hermanns Treue Riege", "Totale Offensive e. V. ”and the“ Wilhelmsburger Jungs ”. Well-known ultra groups of the HSV are or were "Poptown" and "Chosen Few". The supporters' association "Rothosen", founded in April 1972, is the oldest HSV fan club. It still exists with around 40 members and was one of the better-known fan clubs in the 1980s. The Hamburger SV business fan club was registered as an official fan club by the HSV in 2006. This fan club was founded by entrepreneurs and combines sporting and business interests. Since the 2006/07 season, the Hamburg sports club has had "BLUE PRIDE", a fan club for gay and bisexual fans, which was merged into the "Volksparkjunxx" in January 2012. Notorious for their aggressiveness were “Die Löwen”, from whose ranks it came on October 16, 1982 to the manslaughter of the Bremen fan Adrian Maleika .

    In response to this act, the HSV fan project was founded, which still exists today and is financially supported by the German Football League and the Hamburg Authority for Labor, Social Affairs, Family and Integration . The fan project turns travel offers into away games and supports the Supporters Club with its offers. Numerous events take place in the fan house, also with the support of HSV itself.

    The Supporters Club , founded in 1993, has now 66,489 fans (as of June 1, 2019) who have also become members of the HSV. The 36 founding members include the former board member responsible for member matters, Oliver Scheel, the former supervisory board members Henning Trolsen and Christian Reichert and the current director of the HSV Museum , Dirk Mansen.

    In response to the spin-off, disappointed fans founded the “HFC Falke” - based on the model of FC United of Manchester - which started playing for the 2015/16 season and is currently playing in the Hamburg District League North.

    Songs and singing

    Lotto King Karl and Carsten Pape sang “Hamburg, my pearl” on a crane in front of the north stand (right) at every home game

    In addition to the aforementioned "warm-up song" "Hamburg, my (football) pearl" by Lotto King Karl, the performance of which in front of the north stand was ritualized for a long time, the warm-up anthem was also part of the music program at home games of the HSV. The hymn "HSV Forever" was recorded by David Hanselmann .

    One of the classics among the HSV songs is “Who will be German champions? HSV! ”By Stefan Hallberg with a text by Gunter Gabriel , which has been an integral part of the HSV fans' repertoire since its appearance in the championship year 1979 and is tuned in on the north stand to this day. In addition to the "unofficial club anthem" "Hamburg, my (football) pearl", Lotto King Karl has also released other songs that deal with HSV and its passion for this club, for example "Under the HSV bed linen". The band Abschlach! is also very popular with many fans with songs like "Hamburg Till I Die". The song “Kings of the North” - and from this in particular the line We are all Hamburg boys  - has also been part of the repertoire of HSV fans for years. In the 1980s the song We are smart, we are fans of HSV , sung to the tune of "My oh my" by Slade , was very popular. The more catchy battle cries and chants include “Super-Hamburg olé” and above all “Nur der HSV!”.

    In the past, when the players were dissatisfied with the performance of the players, the battle cry “You can all go except Hermann”, referring to the “cult masseur” Hermann Rieger and his longstanding loyalty to the club (1978-2005).

    In 2021 the song "Wir sind der HSV" was presented.

    Fan friendships

    In the 1970s and 1980s in particular, Hamburger SV cultivated some fan friendships, but these were not supported by the entire fan scene and in some cases were just "alliances of convenience". The most intense was formed in 1976 with Borussia Dortmund . For more than a decade, the fans picked each other up from the train station and gave each other "escorts" at problem games. Around 1988 this friendship increasingly disintegrated, and in the mid to late 1990s there was hardly any trace of it. The reasons for this included the change in the fan scene at HSV and BVB. Nevertheless, this friendship is still accepted today, especially by older fans, and is still cultivated by some. The oldest alliance was formed in 1972 between the Rothosen fan club and the 1. FC Nürnberg Seerose fan club . Even if there are still isolated contacts between the fan clubs today, this friendship officially broke up in the early 1980s due to the increasingly intensive contacts between the Nürnbergers and BVB arch rivals FC Schalke 04 .

    There is currently a friendship among fans, especially with the fans of Arminia Bielefeld . The friendship with Arminia Bielefeld has existed since the late 1970s and is accepted by the entire fan scene. You not only share the colors "black-white-blue, Arminia and HSV", but also some players in the 1990s. Among others, Uli Stein, Thomas von Heesen, Thomas Stratos, Armin Eck and Jörg Bode moved from HSV to Arminia Bielefeld in the mid-1990s. Bernd Wehmeyer began his career at Arminia Bielefeld and later rose to become a club legend at Hamburger SV.

    For a long time, part of the fan scene had good relations with the fans of Hannover 96 , who also use the abbreviation “HSV” (for Hannoverscher SV). During the encounters, the two fan curves will play alternating chants "HSV, HSV". In recent years it has also become established that the club anthem of the respective guest is played in the “other” stadium. In addition, there are still relationships between individual fan clubs and the ultras and groups of other clubs, but these are not supported by the entire fan scene. Hamburger SV, Hannover 96 and Arminia Bielefeld formed the "Northern Alliance".

    At the international level there have been good contacts with the Glasgow Rangers since 1976/77 , which in turn “corresponds” to the fact that the respective local rivals ( FC St. Pauli and Celtic Glasgow ) also maintain good connections with one another.

    There is also a fan friendship with VfB Lübeck . One reason for this is certainly that many HSV fans come from the nearby Lübeck area and sympathize with both clubs. In addition, the two clubs have not met in any competitive game since the introduction of the Bundesliga and were therefore not in direct competition. Since then, HSV has only played friendly games against VfB on the Lohmühle , which have always been well attended, as the Lübeck viewers wanted to see the HSV's "stars" live. But HSV has already played its own test matches at the Lohmühle - for example in July 2010 against Juventus Turin or in August 2014 against Lazio Rome . In April 2013, the HSV took on the Lohmühle against VfB to a "rescue game", which laid a "foundation stone for the rescue" of VfB Lübeck. Together with the VfB fans, HSV “shares” the rivalry with Holstein Kiel and FC St. Pauli .

    Fan rivalries

    The fans of HSV maintain traditional rivalries with those of FC St. Pauli, with which the Hamburg city derby is being held. The relationship with Werder Bremen , with which HSV holds the north derby , is also steeped in tradition . This game is also the one that has taken place most frequently in the Bundesliga: HSV played in the league for 55 years, from 1963 to 2018, and the Bremen team “missed” just one season. The fact that the leading clubs from the two largest German Hanseatic cities and the largest cities in Northern Germany play against each other and that the catchment areas of the two clubs are adjacent and often overlap also certainly contributes to the rivalry.

    Although there was no mutual rivalry due to the class difference between 1963 and 2018, games between HSV and Holstein Kiel are to be seen as risk games. This is evidenced by the relocation of a test match between the two clubs in 2017 from Rendsburg to a different stadium, since, according to the Schleswig-Holstein police, there is no professional separation of the two fan camps, and the friendship with VfB Lübeck , its arch rival Holstein The keel is additionally reinforced. In February 2018, in the run-up to a game in the 2nd Bundesliga against FC St. Pauli , fans of Holstein Kiel called for a meeting on Hamburg's Hans-Albers-Platz, which connects the Reeperbahn to a catchment area of ​​FC St. Pauli and a Divides the catchment area of ​​the HSV. HSV is holding the north-south summit with FC Bayern Munich , an encounter that was held at eye level, especially at the end of the 1970s and the beginning of the 1980s, and therefore promised to be explosive in sport.

    Cross-club fan meeting of the HSV

    Apart from the fan friendships that arose independently from the fan scene, the HSV itself also cooperated for the first time with another club in the recent past, namely with SV Sandhausen , in order to enable joint fan meetings.

    These have been taking place since the beginning of 2019 in the form of boat trips, which are offered by the club's own HSV Supporters Club and SV Sandhausen to the respective home games, and to which the fans of both clubs are invited. The first of these boat trips was organized in Hamburg as a harbor tour with free beer in response to the friendly treatment of HSV fans at the first away game in Sandhausen in August 2018. In particular, the "freedoms around the stadium, the calm police and the free drink vouchers in the heat" were emphasized. The harbor tour was initially advertised on a poster at the St. Ilgen / Sandhausen train station , which was an allusion to several posters by SV Sandhausen in Hamburg Central Station , on which directions to the Hardtwald Stadium could be seen on the occasion of the first away game . In the following season, SV Sandhausen reciprocated with a visit to the Christmas market and a free trip across the Neckar for supporters of both clubs. Another launch on the Elbe has already been announced by HSV for the second leg in 2020.

    Permitted use of pyrotechnics

    At the home game against Karlsruher SC on February 8, 2020, a permitted controlled use of pyrotechnics took place for the first time in a game of the first two national leagues. Ten fans, accompanied by stewards and a pyrotechnician, were allowed to burn down a smoke simulator between the playing field and the north stand. The police union criticized this attempt as "naive and very risky". While the HSV spoke of positive assessments that they wanted to reflect on with all those involved and then consider the next steps, the sociologist and fan researcher Gunter A. Pilz considers this attempt "a kind of sham". In his opinion, the smoke simulators used were not the "variant that ultras understand by fan culture".


    A mascot was launched as early as the 1990s, mainly in order to bind the very young fans to themselves at an early stage. Originally this was a bumblebee , because of the greeting " Hummel, Hummel ". The bumblebee was rejected by the fans, so it disappeared again.

    For marketing reasons, the club's management decided to introduce a new mascot: a dinosaur , as the club is referred to as the “Dino” of the Bundesliga, which is due to its uninterrupted membership of the elite class since its introduction in 1963. The mascot was named "Hermann" in honor of the masseur Hermann Rieger (1941–2014), who worked for HSV for 26 years. He received his jersey number 87 after the club was founded in 1887. In the course of the Bundesliga jubilee for the 40th anniversary of the game HSV against FC Bayern Munich on August 24, 2003, the mascot was presented to the public by hatching from an egg .

    Fan cemetery

    Gravestone on the HSV cemetery, in the background pylons of the stadium roof
    Sign pointing to the HSV grave field in the main cemetery in Altona

    On September 9, 2008, the Hamburg sports club presented its own cemetery (location) , which consists of a grave field from the main cemetery in Altona , to the public. The grave field is located on the back of the west stand on the opposite side of the Hellgrundweg, only about 100 meters from the stadium area.

    The facility is modeled on a stadium and can be entered through a passage the size of a football goal. It offers space for 500 HSV supporters, but has not yet been widely accepted. The turf used in the facility is planted directly from the stadium's playing field on the grave field, so that the grave field is an authentic place to rest in connection with the club.

    With this system, after the Boca Juniors from Buenos Aires / Argentina, Hamburger SV is the second football club in the world to allow a funeral as part of their favorite club.

    Catchment area

    The traditional catchment area of ​​the HSV begins on the Danish border in Schleswig-Holstein and includes parts of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania as well as Lower Saxony . Especially in the districts of Cuxhaven and Rotenburg / Wümme, the catchment areas of HSV and arch rival SV Werder border each other and partially overlap. The majorities change from place to place and the fans of both clubs sometimes live next to each other. The Vierlanden , Volksdorf and Farmsen-Berne are the strongholds of Hamburger SV within Hamburg . However, there are also HSV fans in other parts of Germany and sometimes abroad.


    Sponsors and suppliers of Hamburger SV since 1969
    Period Outfitter Sponsor chest Sponsor sleeves
    1969-1974 Erima
    (not official)
    no sponsor not possible
    1974-1976 Campari
    1976-1979 Hitachi
    1979-1987 Adidas BP
    1987-1994 Sharp
    1994-1995 TV feature film
    1995-1998 Uhlsport Hyundai
    1998-2000 Fila
    2000-2001 TV feature film
    2001-2003 Nike
    2003-2005 ADIG
    2005-2006 puma
    2006-2007 Emirates
    2007-2017 Adidas
    2017-2020 Popp delicatessen
    since 2020 Orthomol
    Official supplier from 1979–1980; before that,
    different manufacturers within one season.

    Main sponsors

    In 1973, then President Peter Krohn negotiated a sponsorship agreement with Davide Campari-Milano . From the 1974/75 season onwards, HSV advertised with Campari on their jerseys. Before that, only Eintracht Braunschweig ( Jägermeister ) appeared with jersey advertising . The jersey advertising was not welcomed by the television companies who wanted to bypass " surreptitious advertising" by boycotting sporting events . Finally, jersey advertising was banned in the European Cup, which is why the HSV lettering could be read on the shirt chest at international matches . In the 1976/77 season Krohn let the players appear in pink jerseys to increase the proportion of women in the stadium. In 3 years as president, Krohn earned 16 million DM and thus reorganized the club, which was in debt with over 3 million DM. He is therefore considered a pioneer of modern football marketing.

    The sponsorship by the mineral oil company BP fell into what was probably the most successful period in the club's history . When Franz Beckenbauer moved to HSV in October 1980 , the mineral oil company took over his entire annual salary, which was the enormous sum of around one million DM at the time.

    The main sponsor TV feature film caused a stir . On the 32nd matchday of the 1994/95 season , HSV had to play in the away game against 1. FC Kaiserslautern without the name of the sponsor on the jersey, as the Milchstrasse publishing group wanted to distance itself from the club, which gave a bad image to the public. to avoid damage to the company's image. As in previous European Cup games, the HSV lettering could be seen on the jerseys. As a result, HSV and TV Spielfilm separated and the car manufacturer Hyundai became the new main sponsor for the 1995/96 season . TV Spielfilm returned to the shirt front for 3 years from the 2000/01 season .

    Before the 2003/04 season , HSV was unable to present a main sponsor for the first time in 29 years. In the preparatory games and in the league cup , the HSV logo could be seen on the home jersey and the Hamburg logo on the away jersey . The capital management company ADIG was introduced as the new main sponsor three days before the start of the season .

    From the 2006/07 season from the was UAE originating airline Emirates main sponsor. From 2006 to 2019, the airline advertised with the lettering Fly Emirates on the jerseys of the first team, before the slogan Emirates in the 2019/20 season . FLY BETTER was used. The contract originally ran until June 30, 2022. After HSV, second-rate since 2018, had again missed promotion in the 2019/20 season, Emirates made use of an exit clause and terminated the contract on June 30, 2020.

    For the season 2020/21 was Orthomol , a manufacturer of nutritional supplements from Langenfeld , new main sponsor. The contract runs for two seasons.

    Other sponsors

    For the 2001/02 season , HSV was the first Bundesliga club to sell the naming rights to its stadium.

    For the 2015/16 season , the association ended its collaboration with the Holsten brewery . The 75-year collaboration meant the longest exclusive partnership in Bundesliga history to date. The König brewery became a new partner for 8 years .

    Adidas will be the supplier until 2024 ; Since the 2017/18 season , the Bundesliga clubs have been able to place a sponsor on their shirt sleeves for the first time. The first sleeve sponsor was Popp Feinkost . In addition to the main sponsor Orthomol and the supplier Adidas and sleeve partner Popp Feinkost, the entire sponsor portfolio includes 6 “exclusive partners”, 8 “partners” and 18 “suppliers” (as of September 2020).

    Popular sports / other sports

    The HSV is primarily a popular sports club . There are currently 33 departments. Some of them are presented below.


    Success in badminton0
    event season discipline gold
    German individual championship U18 1972/73 Ladies singles Dagmar Schneider (H)
    German team championship U18 1974/75 team Hamburger SV
    German individual championship U18 1975/76 Ladies doubles Heidi Kellner / Sabine Gantke (HSV)
    German individual championship U18 1983/84 Ladies doubles Angelika Krüger / Ingra Holtz (TSV 08 Hamburg / HSV)
    event season discipline silver
    German team championship 1956/57 team Hamburger SV (M. Biune, P. Erpel, C. Schneider, C. Bhatlekar, J. Mundt, G. Zimpel)
    German individual championship U18 1972/73 Ladies doubles Heidi Kellner / Sabine Gantke (HSV)
    German individual championship U18 1973/74 Ladies doubles Heidi Kellner / Sabine Gantke (HSV)
    German individual championship U18 1979/80 Mixed Klaus Buschbeck (SC Langenhorn) / Ingra Holtz (HSV)
    event season discipline bronze
    German individual championship 1980/81 Men's doubles G. Kattau / J. Schulz (HSV)

    The badminton department was founded on September 12, 1955 and was headed by Harald von Thüsen. HSV won the Hamburg team championship as early as 1955/56 and was henceforth subscribed to the title.

    On May 18, 1957, the HSV even reached the final of the German team championship, but gave it to the 1st DBC Bonn . After the first international tournament, the number of visitors to the new department was so great that it was temporarily suspended, which reached a maximum of 200 members. The juniors of HSV badminton also won a number of German championship titles. In 1975 the HSV in Königswinter became German youth team champion of the U18. At times, the badminton department attracted attention with spectacular campaigns: a marching band was used for advertising purposes, the young players from their school stay abroad were flown in for an important game and sponsors were found with companies such as Victor-Sport , Feinkost-Kellner and Sieda Autovermietung inspire the sport. In the 1970s, however, there was a decline in membership numbers, this decline particularly affected the youth sector, but it also continued among adults. In the 1990s, the number of members was only 40. The department succeeded in rebuilding the department in cooperation with schools, so that the nine fields of the Ochsenzoller sports hall were quickly back to life. The badminton department at HSV currently has 130 members (as of April 2020).


    In 2004 the baseball department was anchored in the Hamburger Sport-Verein e. V. under the name "HSV Hanseatics". Due to a lack of space, the venue for the Hanseatics was initially in Itzehoe in Schleswig-Holstein . Just two years later, the then Lokstedt stealers were looking for a new large club for their department due to financial worries and found it in the HSV. From then on, the HSV baseball teams were only known under the name "HSV Stealers" and they became the largest baseball club in Northern Germany . Soon the Stealers were playing their home games in Mümmelmannsberg , where a good cooperation with the HSV cricket department developed at the same time . After a bumpy start in the district league, some successes followed in the next few years, which were rewarded with promotion. The softball team also began to grow and took part in the cup competition for the first time in 2014. After the merger of the Hanseatics and the Stealers, more and more veterans left the team until no original Hanseatic belonged to the HSV. The Stealers went back into independence in 2014. Since then, HSV has started again with the founding team, the HSV Hanseatics, in the men's game. Both the baseball players and the softball women who joined the HSV Wildcats are still part of the HSV today.


    The basketball department of HSV was founded, initially as part of the rugby department, between 1951 and 1953, until it was set up as an independent department. Right from the start, the women took on the leading role in HSV basketball. Nothing has changed to this day. In 1956 and 1958 the women became runner-up and in 1965 they even won the Northern Championship. Today the HSV basketball players play in the top league. The men's teams of HSV basketball now play in the Hamburg upper league.

    Beach soccer

    The beach soccer department has been part of the Hamburger Sport-Verein e. V. and play their games with the first team in the German Beach Soccer League.


    The bowling department of the HSV was founded in 1967. At the beginning of the 1980s, the department had its heyday with 64 members. The HSV bowlers often took part in the final round of the German championship. In 2010 Volker Jacobs managed the “perfect game” and was the first HSV player in the department's history to score 300 points with 12 strikes . The department currently has 56 active members (as of April 2020).


    A boxing department already existed in the Hamburger Sport-Verein e. V., which was not granted a long existence. On February 1, 2009, the second attempt to establish boxing in HSV was started, with success. The department is created on the initiative of the HSV Supporters Club and some HSV employees. First and foremost, women and men in different age groups train to improve their fitness , but sometimes there are also competitions. The department was able to welcome ex-professional soccer player Stefan Schnoor as the 100th member and, in 2011, the 150th member, TV chef Steffen Henssler . The department now has 173 members (as of April 2020).


    The cricket department of the Hamburger Sport-Verein e. V. was founded in 1999 when the new sports arena was to be built next to the HSV stadium in the Volkspark. A cricket club that played on the area of ​​today's sports arena was looking for a new home and found it in HSV. Until 2005, however, it remained manageable until the Hansa Cricket Club and its athletes transferred to HSV. Since the Hansa Cricket Club moved to HSV in 2005, the HSV cricket department has been the measure of all things in the north and it has already celebrated great successes nationwide, such as the 2010 German Indoor Cricket Championship.


    In 2006 the darts department in the Hamburger Sport-Verein e. V. launched. The darters were previously known as the Dartsport Association Alster Hamburg e. V. and came to the HSV to get a better platform for their sport. The department currently has 122 members and reports a total of five teams. The highest division in which HSV competes in darts is the Association League. During the heyday of darts at HSV, the division was active in Germany's top division, the Bundesliga. Even before the repositioning, the darters were one of the founding members of the Bundesliga in 2003.

    Disc golf

    Founded in 2016, the disc golf department is the youngest department of the HSV universal sports club. In January 2018, the new HSV disc golf course opened in the Volkspark. The facility, which is located in the Bornmoor part of the park and comprises 18 lanes, is the new training and playing facility of the HSV's disc golf department and at the same time freely accessible and usable by the public.

    ice Hockey

    The ice hockey department of Hamburger SV was founded in 1968. The first men's team is currently playing in the fourth-class Regionalliga Nord , while the second team is playing in the fifth-class Verbandsliga Nord and the third team is in the sixth-class Landesliga Nord. The women's team and EHC Timmendorfer Strand 06 form the SG HSV / Timmendorf syndicate, which plays in the third-class 1st women's division North.


    Hamburger SV is entering professional e-sports , and the range of virtual soccer has been expanding since October 2018. Initially, the activities are limited to the soccer simulation FIFA . The long-term strategic marketing partner Sportfive and the agency eSportsReputation provide support.

    In the beginning, HSV was represented at the console by professionals Quinten van der Most and Jannik Berg as well as talented Niklas Heisen. In 2021, the HSV eSports team will consist of a total of seven players with Niklas Heisen, Leon Krasniqi, Jeffrey Aninkorah, Cina Hosseindjani, Daniel Dwelk, Steffen Pöppe and Tarik Filali. Within the club, the team is supervised by esports project coordinator Roberto Cepeda and esports coach Nicolas Eleftheriadis. The Porsche branch in Hamburg has been a sponsoring partner of the esports department since February 2019, and Deutsche Telekom has been added as an exclusive partner in 2020 .

    Since November 2019 there has also been an eSports youth team in the Hamburger Sport-Verein e. V., which consists of eight players who play in teams of two in the newly founded eFootball League of the Hamburger Fußball-Verband e. V. participate.

    Ice and roller sports

    In July 2015, the Hamburg Ice Skating Club was accepted into the Hamburger SV and supplemented the club with the disciplines of speed skating , figure skating , roller figure skating and ice stock sport .

    Parent-child gymnastics

    Since 2014, the HSV has been offering children between the ages of 1 and 4 the opportunity to gain their first motor and social experience in a playful way with a trusted person .



    In addition to the youth division, the amateur footballers also represent the third men's team at HSV and currently play in the Hamburg Oberliga. The fourth and fifth men are represented in the district league and district class in Hamburg. The venue is the Paul Hauenschild facility in Norderstedt. The 3rd men gained notoriety in the 2014/15 season, as the ultra group Chosen Few supported the team after the professionals were outsourced to HSV Fußball AG until it was dissolved in May 2015 .

    The amateur area of ​​the soccer department also includes the seniors and the futsal area . The entire football department currently has over 900 active members (as of April 2020). In the squad of the third HSV men's team are Marcell Jansen and Piotr Trochowski, two ex-professionals and former German national players.


    A women's football department has existed at Hamburger SV since 1971 . It currently comprises three women's and four girls' teams. The venue is the Paul Hauenschild facility in Norderstedt.

    The first team played in the Bundesliga since its promotion in 2003 . Previously, the team gave one-year guest appearances in the Bundesliga in the 1997/98 and 2001/02 seasons . The greatest success was the entry into the DFB Cup final in 2002, which was lost to 1. FFC Frankfurt with 0: 5. The HSV women made it to the final of the DFB Indoor Cup three times , but each time they left the pitch as a loser. The second team played in the 2nd Bundesliga North . In the 2006/07 season the team was runner-up.

    With Antonia Schmale , Tanja Vreden , Britta Carlson , Sarah Günther and Kim Kulig, HSV provided five national players . Sarah Günther won the Olympic bronze medal with the national team in 2004 and became European champion a year later . Kim Kulig became European Champion in 2009 and U20 World Champion in 2010 .

    Due to financial difficulties, the board of the Hamburger SV decided on May 21, 2012 to withdraw the women's team from the Bundesliga for the 2012/13 season. From a sporting point of view, the HSV women held ninth place among twelve teams in the 2011/12 Bundesliga season. The club also decided not to submit any more applications for the second division. The women then played in the third-class Regionalliga Nord and were relegated to the fourth-class Verbandsliga Hamburg in the 2015/16 season.

    In the 18/19 season, HSV's 1st women's team managed to reassign themselves to the Regionalliga Nord with 20 wins from 20 games .


    Emerging from the Hamburg Panthers, the division with the top team of the HSV Panthers has existed since September 2017 . So far, the team has won the German Futsal Championship four times, making them the German record champions. The HSV Panthers were also represented twice internationally, but have not yet achieved any success on the international level. With Michael Meyer, Onur Saglam and Ian-Prescott Claus, three German national futsal players play in the ranks of HSV.

    Health sport

    Health sports at HSV include rehab measures such as lung sports, cardiac sports and orthopedic sports and consists of more than 120 members (as of April 2020).


    The golf department of HSV was founded in April 2005. The department has almost 1,300 members (as of April 2020) and is therefore the largest department in the Hamburger Sport-Verein e. V. The then goalkeeper of the Bundesliga soccer team, Frank Rost , was accepted as the 150th member on May 18, 2007 . The golf department cooperates with 17 different golf courses, among others. in Hamburg-Moorfleet , Siek , Quickborn and Pinneberg (2).


    The HSV handball men belonged to the German elite from the 1960s both in the hall and on the large field, which was still popular at the time. In field handball , the HSV handball players first drew national attention with the qualification for the final round of the German field handball championship in 1963 , where they only failed in the quarter-finals, as well as in the final round tournaments in 1964 and 1965 . The greatest success came in the championship tournament in 1966 , when HSV qualified for the finals as North German champions for the first time. The Hamburg team eliminated the southwest German champions TV Hochdorf in the quarter-finals and then surprisingly clearly defeated the West German champions VfL Gummersbach , title holder of the 1966 indoor championship . Only the TV oppum was too strong in the final; the HSV became German runner-up. The handball players were thus also one of the founding members of the field handball league introduced in 1967 . In the northern season they finished 1967 No. 2 , 1968 3rd place and in 1969 re-Platz 2 . After the third year, however, field handball was over. HSV withdrew from the league, which was dissolved in 1973.

    Instead, the HSV concentrated on the two-track indoor Bundesliga , introduced in 1966 , as handball had become increasingly popular in the hall, while the large field had lost its attractiveness. The handball players had already had their first successes in the hall before: In the finals for the German championship in 1962 , the qualification for the tournament was successful for the first time, and reinforced by the outstanding Hamburg attacking player of the 1950s, Otto Maychrzak , the HSV only had to defeat in the semi-finals The record champions at the time, Frisch Auf Göppingen, were beaten in extra time and finally came fourth. Two years later in the 1964 finals , HSV won the game for third place. In the hall, too, HSV was a founding member of the new Bundesliga, to which it belonged until 1976. In the 1969/70 Bundesliga season , HSV made it into the finals of the German championship. But in the semifinals, HSV was eliminated with two narrow defeats (13:14, 13:15) against Frisch Auf Göppingen. In the following year, HSV just missed the leap into the final round. Then the club slipped from season to season in the final standings until after the 1975/76 season the Bundesliga was relegated.

    The handball department of Hamburger SV continues to exist despite the establishment of the Bundesliga club HSV Hamburg . The latter, however, had signed a cooperation agreement with HSV in 2002 in order to be able to use the diamond as a logo. After the handball men were promoted to the fourth-class Hamburg league in 2007, Hamburger SV and HSV Hamburg expanded their cooperation and founded a syndicate with SG HSV Handball .

    For the 2008/09 season, the syndicate was expanded to include the youth teams of Hamburger SV. After the 2015/16 season, the cooperation was ended and the Hamburger SV logo was removed from the HSV Hamburg logo. The handball department at HSV e. V. is now represented by the HSV / Hamm 02 Handball community. The first men play in the regional league and the first women are active in the Hamburg league.


    The hockey department of the HSV, founded in 1919, is one of the oldest departments of the Hamburg sports club. It offers training for both youth and adults and regularly organizes hockey camps. Indoor hockey is played in the club's own hall on Ulzburger Strasse in Norderstedt, field hockey has been played on an artificial turf pitch at the same location since 2001.

    Every woman / everyone

    The department, founded in 1988, is all about movement. Various exercises such as back exercises, stretching , recreational sports , exercises with wellness bands and ball games such as B. Basketball offered. The Everyone department consists of a total of 29 members (as of April 2020).


    Athletes' successes0
    Surname year title discipline
    Franz Duhne 1898 German champions Single - 1500 m
    Franz Duhne 1899 German champions Single - 1500 m
    Hermann Friese 1902 German champions Single - 1500 m
    Artur Reinhardt 1917 German champions Single - 100 m
    Artur Reinhardt 1917 German champions Single - 200 m
    Wilhelm Kruse 1922 German champions Single - 500 m
    Wilhelm Boltze 1928 German champions Single - 5000 m
    Schaefer, Benecke, Abraham, von Eberstein 1930 German champions Relay - 4 × 400 m
    Schein, Henne, Benecke, von Eberstein 1931 German champions Relay - 4 × 400 m
    Schein, Steigerthal, Benecke, Plötz 1933 German champions Relay - 4 × 400 m
    Egon Schein 1934 German champions Single - 200 m
    Egon Schein 1934 European champion Relay - 4 × 100 m
    Schein, Scheele, Steigerthal, Plötz 1934 German champions Relay - 4 × 400 m
    Hans Scheele 1934 European champion Relay - 4 × 400 m
    Hans Scheele 1934 European champion Single - 400 m hurdles
    Margarethe Kuhlmann-Trenkner 1934 German junior champion Relay - 4 × 100 m
    Hans Scheele 1935 German champions Single - 400 m hurdles
    Egon Schein 1936 German champions Single - 200 m
    Hans Scheele 1936 German champions Single - 400 m hurdles
    Berberich, Kroger, King 1939 German champions Relay - 3 × 1000 m
    Loch, Köhsen, Kröger, Kuhlmann-Trenkner 1940 German champions Relay - 4 × 100 m
    Schreiber, Homburg, Behrend, Rath 1942 German champions Relay - 4 × 400 m
    Homburg, Sunday, Steigerthal, Rath 1943 German champions Relay - 4 × 400 m
    Giesen, Hieke, Pieper, Edel 1946 German champions Relay - 4 × 400 m
    Werdier, E. Siefert, G. Siefert, jewelry 1946 German champions Relay - 4 × 100 m
    Kurt Edel 1946 German champions Single - 400 m
    Wawrczyn, Hieke, Behrend, Burnitz 1947 German champions Relay - 4 × 400 m
    Hans Hieke 1947 German champions Single - 400 m
    Metelmann, Geertz, Langehans, Schaper, Ohmann, Tietz, Schulz, Kruse, Kalitzki, Papke, Harder, Hasenpusch, Drebold, Voelkel 1948 German youth champion team
    Lipphardt, Hieke, Behrend, Burnitz 1949 German champions Relay - 4 × 400 m
    Karl-Heinz Prehn 1951 German junior champion Single - walking 10 km
    Willi Nanse 1951 German junior champion Single - 400 m
    Claus Biethan 1952 German junior champion Single - walking 3000 m
    Griem, Prehn, Feucht 1952 German champions Team - walking 10 km
    Claus Biethan 1954 German champions Single - walking 10 km
    Claus Biethan 1955 German champions Individual - walking 20 km
    Claus Biethan 1956 German champions Single - walking 50 km
    Claus Biethan 1957 German champions Single - walking 50 km
    Bartels, Biethan, Griem 1957 German champions Team - walking 50 km
    Hans-Joachim Blatt 1957 German junior champion Single - 1500 m
    Gerd Hillermann 1958 German youth champion Single - discus throw
    Maaß, Böhme 1958 German junior champions Relay - 3 × 1000 m
    Claus Bartels 1959 German champions Single - walking 50 km
    Claus Biethan 1959 German champions Single - walking 50 km
    Claus Bartels 1959 German champions Team - walking 20 km
    Hollatz, Wagner, Taschen, Schilling, Hoffmann, Tuhnecke, Freutel, Lemm, v. Boddien, L. Weyer, Bock, Schülzke, Manhardt, Stern, Rese, Schöl, Andersen 1959 German youth champion team
    Kalitzki, Hoffmann, Lemm, von Boddien, Bock 1959 German youth champion Team - pentathlon
    Sewekow, Maaß, Böhme 1959 German junior champion Relay - 3 × 1000 m
    Jutta Stöck 1959 German youth champion Single long jump
    Gerdau, Müller 1959 German champions Team - walking 20 km
    Gerd Hillermann 1959 German youth champion Single - discus throw
    Gerd Hillermann 1959 German champions Team - pentathlon
    Flomm, Blatt, Profé 1959 German champions Relay - 3 × 1000 m (hall)
    Salomon, Bock, Stelzner 1959 German champions Team - pentathlon
    Hermann Salomon 1959 German champions Individual ranking - pentathlon
    Hermann Salomon 1960 German champions Pentathlon
    Manfred Bock 1960 German junior champion Pentathlon
    Ros, Fittkau, Hollatz, Kehne, Resühr, Peters, Gabers, Harder, Thiele, Weyer, Schülke, Schöter, Saul, Stern, Rese, Schöl, Sewekow, Schultz 1960 German youth champion team
    Fittkau, Kehne, Hollatz, Weyer, Schöl 1960 German youth champion Team - pentathlon
    Salomon, Thymm, Stelzner, Tauer, M. Bock, R. Bock 1960 German master Team - pentathlon
    Prehn, Paetow, Böhme 1960 German champions Team - forest run long distance
    Hermann Salomon 1960 German champions Javelin throw
    Flomm, Blatt, Böhme 1960 German champions Relay - 3 × 300 m (hall)
    Dieter Kehne 1960 German youth champion Long jump
    Hans-Joachim Blatt 1961 German champions Single - 1500 m (single)
    Willhelm-Rüdiger Böhme 1961 German champions Single - 3000 m (hall)
    Willhelm-Rüdiger Böhme 1961 German champions Single - 3000 m obstacle
    Willhelm-Rüdiger Böhme 1961 German champions Individual - 3800 m forest run
    "Gloy, Winkler, Oppermann, Klatzer, Kraul, Piepmeyer, Wöhlbrandt, Riekmann, König, Norden, Schmidt, Dünnebeil, Hüttenrauch, Kohne, von Allwörden, Trenkner 1961 German youth champion team
    Stelzner, Beyer, Bock 1961 German champions Team - pentathlon
    Bernd Lichters 1961 German champions Team - 10 km walking
    Hempel, Dähn 1961 German junior champion Team - 10 km walking
    Blatt, Prehn, Böhme 1961 German champions Team - forest run middle distance
    Wolfgang Klein 1961 German champions Long jump
    Draeger, Kreikenbohm, Gloy, Martiensen, Raschker, Wierz, Schultz, Gülck, Heyme, Krauel, Rehder, Rudolph, Wolfsegger, Neumann, Wöhlbrandt, Brodmeier, Norden 1962 German youth champion team
    Dünnebeil, Hüttenrauch, Kohne " 1962 German youth champion team
    Stutzer, Blatt, Böhmer 1962 German champions Team - forest run middle distance
    Schwerdtfeger, Oppermann, Glindemeyer, Plambeck 1962 German junior champion Relay - 4 × 100 m
    Gudrun Lenze 1963 German champion Single - 100 m
    Dietmar Klose 1963 German junior champion Single - triple jump
    Palmié, Hanke Paetow, Glindmeyer, Kapolke, Lenze, Tesch, Thymm, Kirsten, Stöck, Wöhlbrandt, Koch, Garski, Tauer, Bordmaier, Hüttenrauch, v. Allwörden, Dührkopp 1963 German champion team
    Dietmar Kehne 1963 German junior champion Long jump
    Wolfgang Klein 1963 German champions Long jump
    Wolfgang Klein 1963 German champions Long jump (hall)
    Paetow, Henning, Schneider, Hüttenrauch 1964 German champion Relay - 4 × 1 lap (hall)
    Gudrun Lenze 1964 German champion Single - 50 m (hall)
    Wolf-Jochen Schulte-Hillen 1965 German junior champion Single - 1500 m
    Karin Schneider 1965 German junior champion Single - 200 m
    Gudrun Gülck 1965 German junior champion Single - 50 m hurdles
    Long, red sleeves, Schulte-Hillen 1965 German champions Relay - 3 × 1000 m (hall)
    Jenzsch, Schneider, Hüttenrauch 1965 German junior champion Relay - 4 × 100 m
    Helga Henning 1966 German champion Single - 400 m
    Helga Henning 1966 German champion Single - 400 m (hall)
    Hofer, Plamié, Breul-Pahl, Raschker, Lehmkuhl, paetow, Gülck, Kapolke, Pommerenke, Heyme, Henning, Kirsten, Reimer, Stöck, Schneider, Koch, König, Kunow, Garber 1966 German champion team
    Schneider, Grimm 1966 German junior champion Team forest run
    Jenzsch, tailor 1966 German junior champion Relay - 4 × 100 m
    Paetow, Henning, Schneider, Stöck 1966 German champion Relay - 4 × 100 m
    Helga Henning 1967 German champion Single - 400 m (hall)
    Epler, Danger, Wengler 1969 German junior champions Relay - 3 × 1000 m
    Lars Brechtel 1981 German junior champion Single - 800 m
    Achim Lamps 1983 German junior champion Single - 200 m
    Detlef Schwarz 1984 German junior champion Single - cross-country long distance
    Black, Haury 1984 German junior champion Team - cross-country run
    Götz Verdieck 1984 German champions Team - cross-country run
    Andreas Fischer 1985 German youth champion Single - 3000 m (hall)
    Andreas Fischer 1987 Junior European Champion Single - 3000 m obstacle
    Andreas Fischer 1988 German champions Single - 3000 m obstacle
    Fischer, Meyer, Brechtel, Plätzer 1989 German champions Relay - 4 × 1500 m
    Detlef Schwarz 1990 German champions Team - cross-country run
    Fischer, Meyer, Wagner, Rohrer 1994 German champions Relay - 4 × 1500 m
    Henning Mohr 2007 German youth champion Single - 200 m
    Henning Mohr 2007 Junior European Champion Relay - 4 × 100 m
    Nadja Käther 2010 German junior champion Single long jump
    Mario Kral 2011 German junior champion Single long jump
    Sebastian Bayer 2011 German champions Single long jump
    Sebastian Bayer 2011 German champions Single long jump (hall)
    Sebastian Bayer 2011 European champion Single long jump (hall)
    Sebastian Bayer 2012 European champion Single long jump (hall)
    Sebastian Bayer 2012 German champions Single long jump (hall)
    Sebastian Bayer 2012 German champions Single long jump

    The athletics department provided the first Olympic athletes in 1928 with Willi Boltze over 5000 meters and Richard Krebs , who won silver in the 4 x 400 meter relay. In 1936 in Berlin , Egon Schein over 200 meters and Hans Scheele over 400 meters hurdles were two HSVers who had both become European champions at the first European championships two years earlier with the relay, but Scheele was not yet with HSV in 1934. In the 1960s, the sprinter Jutta Stöck and the decathlete Manfred Bock won other athletes from the Hamburger Sportverein EM medals.

    Most international matches were played by Claus Biethan in the 1950s , the obstacle runner Wolf-Rüdiger Böhme from 1959 to 1962 and, from 1961, the long jumper and later HSV President Wolfgang Klein , all of whom started more than ten times in the national jersey. In the women's category, the long jumper Christa Striezel made nine international matches in the adult class.

    The long jumper and European champion Sebastian Bayer , who wore the HSV jersey from 2011 to the end of his career in 2018, qualified for the 2012 Olympic Games . In the final he ended up in fifth place.

    The HSV athletics department with 1,212 members (as of April 2020) is the second largest department of the universal sports club and with Lucas Ansah-Peprah and Bennet Vinken, two athletes in the DLV perspective squad, who both also won the German championship. In addition, Lucas Ansah-Peprah broke the Hamburg indoor record over 200 meters in 2020.

    Equestrian sport

    The purpose of the department HSV horse riding, which is the club since 2013, is the promotion of equestrian sports and all physical upgrading work involved. In this context, the promotion of the training of horse and rider and the species-appropriate keeping of horses as well as the promotion of animal and nature conservation and landscape management are taken into account. This is to be achieved in particular by enabling and promoting sporting exercises and performances in grassroots, training and competitive sports for children, young people and adults.

    Wheelchair sport

    Successes of wheelchair athletes0
    Surname year title discipline
    Beate Schippmann 2008 German champion Table tennis
    Beate Schippmann 2009 German champion Table tennis
    Seyrl, Möller, von Berg, van Haaren, Kahl, Ludewigt, Dassau 2009 German junior champion Team - basketball
    Maya Lindholm 2009 European Champion Team - basketball
    Simone Kues 2009 European Champion Team - basketball
    Vincent Ide 2009 German junior champion Team - basketball
    Seyrl, Weberling, Büsig, Kirste , van Haaren, Köper, Lindholm, Seifert, Kues 2009 German junior champion Team - basketball
    Seyrl, Möller, von Berg, Lindholm, Altmann 2010 German junior champion Team - basketball
    Dorothee Vieth 2011 world champion Hand biking
    Edina Mueller 2011 European Champion Team - basketball
    Maya Lindholm 2011 European Champion Team - basketball
    Nadine Bahr 2011 European Champion Team - basketball
    Edina Mueller 2012 Paralympic winner Team - basketball
    Maya Lindholm 2012 Paralympic winner Team - basketball
    van Haaren, Köper, Lindholm, Adermann , Bahr, Bode, Gerwinat, Kean, Kues, Müller, Vogel 2013 German champion Team - basketball
    van Haaren, Zeyen , Lindholm, Schünemann , Schleicher, Bode, Mund, Seifert, Kues, Müller 2014 German champion Team - basketball
    Annika Zeyen 2015 European Champion Team - basketball
    Maya Lindholm 2015 European Champion Team - basketball
    Gesche Schünemann 2015 European Champion Team - basketball
    Dorothee Vieth 2016 Paralympic winner Hand biking

    The wheelchair sports department was founded in 2008 when the Hamburg Wheelchair Sports Club from 1975 e. V. was incorporated into the HSV. Only wheelchair basketball and wheel soccer are operated . Dorothee Vieth became world champion in road racing (handbiking) in 2011 and won gold at the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 .

    BG Baskets:

    The HSV wheelchair basketball players have been playing successfully in the Bundesliga since 2012 . Since the 2013/2014 season, the team has been playing for HSV under the team name BG Baskets Hamburg. The first team plays its home games in the arena in Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg , which was completed in the winter of 2014 and is also the hall of the Hamburg Towers . The current trainer of BG Baskets Hamburg is the Iranian Alireza Ahmadi. With Mareike Miller , Anne Patzwald and Maya Lindholm , the HSV team has three German national players who will compete in the Paralympic Summer Games in Tokyo.


    Last seasons0
    year league position
    2006-2007 Rugby Regional League North (III) 8th.
    2007-2008 Rugby Association League North (IV) 5.
    2008-2009 Rugby Association League North 7th
    2009-2010 Rugby Association League North 4th

    The rugby department of Hamburger SV was founded on October 16, 1925 by athletes from the club and rugby players coming from outside the club. The Hamburg championship was won in 1938 and 1978, and the Lower Saxony Cup in 1978 and 1991. Promotion to the Bundesliga was achieved in 1978, and the team stayed there until 1979.

    After the initial euphoria , the popularity of this sport steadily decreased, which initially resulted in league operations and even training operations in 1990. In 2006, the rugby department was reactivated by some athletes and tried again in league operations. After initial difficulties, things steadily improved again. Today the rugby team of the HSV plays in the Regionalliga Nord, which is the third division of the German Rugby Association .


    A youth swimming department was founded as early as 1925, but it wasn't until July 1962 that a swimming department was set up for everyone, and the HSV accepted the members of SV Stern from 1889, as it was dissolved. In the 1960s, the department had a size of around 60 members. At the end of the 1970s there were already over 220 active participants. Various North German and Hamburg championships were won. In the 1980s, the HSV team swam the German team championships in the 2nd Bundesliga. From 1990 to 2004 the department had its own swimming school in Turmweg. The HSV swimming department has been part of SG-West Hamburg since 2005. The five clubs ATSV, ETV , HTB , NTSV and HSV have joined forces here to optimize their sports offer. This meant that competitive swimmers in particular could be offered a good offer for competitions and training.


    On March 1st, 2008 the Skat department was founded by nine members of the HSV. Since then they have also belonged to the German Skat Association . As early as 1993, skat tournaments were held every two to three months at the HSV fan project. In June 2012, HSV was represented with two teams in the District League West. In the anniversary year of HSV, the first team made it to the association league.

    Sports for children

    In 1947 the sports department for children, at that time still called Kinderturnen , was founded from the athletics department of the HSV by the married couple Gertraud and Harry Diekhoff. In addition to the normal offer, events such as the festival of 1,000 dwarfs are also offered and there are also several collaborations with schools.

    Dance sport Hamburg

    In 1965 the Club zur Uhlenhorst joined the Hamburger SV and has been the HSV's amateur department responsible for dance sport for over 40 years . The current Hamburg dance sport department of the HSV looks back on a long tradition. The club was founded in a Hamburg dance school in 1933 and was named in 1946. The renaming to Tanzsport Hamburg came about through the newly added Tanzsport Norderstedt department in 2006.

    Dance sport Norderstedt

    The origin of this department can be found at TuS Alstertal, which had almost 1,000 members in the 1980s and even provided world champions. After 2000 there was a decline for the club. After a short period of independence for the department as the Elbe Dance Sports Center, the department joined Hamburger SV. In addition to ballroom and line dancing , performance-related tournament dancing is also offered.


    The tennis department of the Hamburger Sport-Verein e. V. refers to the founding date of June 26, 1971. However, the HSV club news from 1928 already states that it was founded on March 15, 1928. At that time, the game was played on the sites of the railway club in front of the Dammtor, today's site of the Club on the Alster in the Rotherbaum district of Hamburg. Today's tennis department is based on the HSV grounds in Norderstedt. There are seven Rotgrand open-air courts and three additional courts in the tennis hall available to the athletes. The women 30 and men 50 compete in the regional league north and east.

    In 1896, Friedrich Traun from Hamburg won the Olympic Games in Athens in doubles with Irishman John Pius Boland .


    With the establishment of the table football department on August 1, 2013, HSV entered the table football sport. The aim is to provide a platform for both popular and elite sports that provides optimal conditions for successful sports. The teams in the table football department are represented in various national associations and leagues.

    Table tennis

    The table tennis department of Hamburger SV has existed since 1927 and is located in the Eppendorf district. The department experienced its most successful period in the 1930s and 1940s. The first men's team became German champions in 1937 and 1938. In addition, Paul and Heinz Benthien and Erich Deisler were German champions in the men's singles and Ulla Paulsen was German champions in the women's doubles in 1957. Today the first men's team plays in the 2nd national league.


    The triathlon department at Hamburger SV was founded in 2010. Some athletes only start in sprint distances , others in the long distance ( Ironman ), but each with their own individual goals. In summer, the triathletes train their disciplines outdoors and then move to halls and gyms in winter.

    Volleyball / beach volleyball

    Successes of volleyball / beach volleyball players0
    team year title sport
    1. Men 1974 Cup winners volleyball
    1. Men 1976 German champions volleyball
    1. Men 1977 German champions volleyball
    1. Men 1977 Cup winners volleyball
    1. Men 1983 Cup winners volleyball
    1. Men 1985 German champions volleyball
    1. Men 1985 Cup winners volleyball
    1. Men 1986 German champions volleyball
    1. Men 1987 German champions volleyball
    1. Men 1988 German champions volleyball
    1. Men 1989 Cup winners volleyball
    Jana Köhler & Julia Sude 2010 German champion beach volleyball
    Christine Aulenbrock & Cinja Tillmann 2010 U20 European champion beach volleyball
    Kira Walkenhorst & Laura Ludwig 2013 German champion beach volleyball
    Kira Walkenhorst & Laura Ludwig 2015 German champion beach volleyball
    Kira Walkenhorst & Laura Ludwig 2015 European Champion beach volleyball
    Kira Walkenhorst & Laura Ludwig 2016 German champion beach volleyball
    Kira Walkenhorst & Laura Ludwig 2016 European Champion beach volleyball
    Kira Walkenhorst & Laura Ludwig 2016 Olympic champion beach volleyball
    Nadja Glenzke & Julia Großner 2017 European Champion beach volleyball
    Kira Walkenhorst & Laura Ludwig 2017 world champion beach volleyball
    Victoria Bieneck & Isabel Schneider 2018 German champion beach volleyball

    The volleyball -Spielbetrieb began in 1962, went over as the teams of the VBV University of Hamburg for HSV. Head of department and trainer Alexander Mühle had a women's, a men's and a junior team in play at the time. When the Volleyball Bundesliga was founded in 1974, HSV was represented by both women and men . The HSV volleyball men have always been among the top German teams. You have been German champion six times (1976, 1977, 1985, 1986, 1987 and 1988) and won the DVV Cup five times (1974, 1977, 1983, 1985 and 1989). Well-known national players were Tonda Mozr , Klaus Meetz , Klaus Wegner , Thomas Broscheit , Klaus-Peter Weinhold , Frank Mackerodt , Christian Voß , Jörg Brügge , Hauke ​​Braack , Leif Andersson , Waldemar Lesner , Michael Dornheim and Dirk Oldenburg . The volleyball women (with the national players Regine Bracht and Angela Liebelt ) also played in the Bundesliga in the 1970s and 1980s.

    The teams played continuously in the top league until 1991, when HSV decided to withdraw from paid volleyball. The volleyball players made their own way as 1st VC Hamburg, in which the men again became German cup winners in 1992 . In 1994 they joined 1. SC Norderstedt for financial reasons .

    Some volleyball players remained loyal to HSV as members. The senior athletes among them formed the independent division volleyball men until mid-2010. At first they also took part in tournaments, later there were only sporadic training games. In July 2010, the men's department was merged with the women to form a volleyball department. Today a women's team plays in the Hamburg regional league.

    Beach volleyball players have also been assigned to the department since 2004 . Several top German beach volleyball teams have played or played for HSV since 2005: Okka Rau / Stephanie Pohl (until 2009), David Klemperer / Eric Koreng (until 2012), Sebastian Dollinger / Stefan Windscheif and Lars Flüggen (until 2014), Jana Köhler / Julia Sude (until 2012), who became German champions in Timmendorf in 2010, Katharina Culav / Katharina Schillerwein (until 2017 and 2011), Christine Aulenbrock / Anna Behlen and Cinja Tillmann (until 2013), with Aulenbrock, also U20 European champions in 2010 was, Nadja Glenzke / Julia Großner (European champions 2017), Lars Flüggen / Markus Böckermann and Nils Ehlers , Victoria Bieneck / Isabel Schneider (German champions 2018) and Leonie Körtzinger / Sarah Schneider . Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst play for HSV from 2013 to 2019 . They became German champions in 2013, 2015 and 2016, won the European Championships in 2015 and 2016, won the gold medal at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 and became world champions in 2017.

    After Walkenhorst temporarily ended her career in January 2019 for health reasons, Margareta Kozuch switched to HSV in March 2019 and played there with Laura Ludwig.

    In 2020, the HSV's beach volleyball squad includes:

    For the current Olympic cycle (until 2020), HSV has established a strategic partnership with the City of Hamburg and the German Volleyball Association . In Hamburg, the leading German base for beach volleyball is to be set up as a training center for both women and men. At the same time, beach volleyball is also to be expanded in popular and youth sports.

    See also


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    • Axel Formeseyn: Our HSV - The ultimate HSV book . Edition Temmen, Bremen 2009, ISBN 978-3-86108-894-3 .
    • Hans-Günter Klemm, Michael Richter: The HSV Lexicon . The workshop, Göttingen 2000, ISBN 3-89533-305-0 .
    • Matthias Kropp: Germany's big soccer teams - Hamburger SV . Agon, Kassel 1996, ISBN 3-928562-70-3 .
    • Inge Marszolek: "A new Germany has emerged ..." On the history of HSV in the Third Reich. In Dan Diner , Gideon Reuveni, Yfaat Weiss (eds.): Deutsche Zeiten. History and living environment. Festschrift on the retirement of Moshe Zimmermann. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen et al. 2012, ISBN 978-3-525-30164-7 .
    • Manfred Mitrowan: Hamburger SV . In: 50 Years of the Hamburg Table Tennis Association - Chronicle 1948–1998 . Hamburg 1998, p. 28-29 .
    • Jens Reimer Prüß , Hartmut Irle: goals, points, players - the complete HSV statistics . The workshop, Göttingen 2008, ISBN 978-3-89533-685-0 .
    • Werner Skrentny: Places of Passion. HSV and its stadiums . The workshop, Göttingen 2006, ISBN 3-89533-502-9 .
    • Werner Skrentny, Jens R. Prüß: Always first class - The history of Hamburger SV . The workshop, Göttingen 2005, ISBN 3-89533-469-3 .
    • Werner Skrentny, Jens R. Prüß: With the diamond in the heart - The great history of Hamburger SV . The workshop, Göttingen 2008, ISBN 978-3-89533-620-1 .
    • Otto Tötter: Hundred years of German football - HSV . Rasch and Röhring, Hamburg 1985, ISBN 3-89136-023-1 .
    • Werner Skrentny, Stephan Spiegelberg: 125 Years HSV - The Anniversary Book, Göttingen 2012, ISBN 978-3-89533-931-8 .
    • Hamburger Sport-Verein e. V .: Festival magazine for the 125th Foundation Festival, Hamburg 2012.
    • Tobias Escher , Daniel Jovanov: The descent. How officials ruin a club , Rowohlt 2018, ISBN 978-3-499-63449-9 .

    Web links

    Commons : Hamburger SV  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

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    4. “The date of the union was on June 2, 1919, d. H. the day on which the fights for the North German soccer championship, which we still have to fight together with SC 'Victoria', will, as we hope, have a happy ending. "From: Verein-Nachrichten des Hamburger Sport-Verein von 1888 ( e.V.) , Volume 16, No. 2 from June 1, 1919.
    5. See Section 1, Paragraph 2, Clause 1 of the Articles of Association.
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