KSV Hessen Kassel

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Hessen Kassel
Club coat of arms of KSV Hessen Kassel
Basic data
Surname Kasseler Sport-Verein Hessen e. V.
(short: KSV Hessen Kassel e.V.)
Seat Kassel , Hesse
founding February 3, 1998 (new establishment)
November 23, 1947 (first establishment)
Colours Red White
Board Jens Rose
Website ksv-hessen.de
First soccer team
Head coach Tobias Damm
Venue Auestadion
Places 18,737
league Hessen League
2018/19 3rd place

The KSV Hessen Kassel (full name: Kasseler Sport-Verein Hessen e.V. or KSV Hessen Kassel e.V. ) is a football club from the Hessian city ​​of Kassel . The club was founded on February 3, 1998 and has the club colors red and white. The first men's soccer team will play in the Hessenliga in 2019/20 . The venue for the team known by the nickname “Löwen” is the Auestadion with a capacity of 18,737 seats.

Today's KSV Hessen is the unofficial successor club of FC Hessen Kassel , which in turn was the unofficial successor club of the old KSV Hessen Kassel . The old KSV Hessen played in the 2nd Bundesliga for eight years between 1980 and 1990 and narrowly missed promotion to the Bundesliga several times . After the bankruptcy in 1993, the unofficial successor FC Hessen was founded, which also went bankrupt at the end of 1997 and was deleted from the association register.


Predecessor clubs and merger

Coat of arms of the SV Kurhessen

The first KSV Hessen was formed in 1947 through several mergers in the post-war years. In the footballing tradition, he was the successor to SV Kurhessen Kassel and VfL TuRa Kassel , the former being the much more successful of the two previous clubs .

The SV Kurhessen also had two previous clubs, the established on July 3, 1893 FC Union as well as the expenditure incurred in the same year FC Hassia . Both joined forces in 1895 to form the Casseler FV 95 , which was the city's most successful team up until the First World War and in 1908 also provided a German national player with Gustav Hensel . In 1919 the Casseler FV merged with the heavy athletics club Verein für Körperkultur Cassel to form the SV Kurhessen Cassel . The new name was also successful on a regional level, even if the competition from BC “Sport” , CSC 03 , Hermannia and Spielverein 06 increasingly challenged the “Kurhessen” for the local leadership role in the course of the 1920s. SV Kurhessen reached its sporting zenith in 1927, when it finished third in the West German championship finals with Fortuna Düsseldorf and only narrowly missed entry into the final round of the German championship due to a defeat in the playoff. With “Heini” Weber , the club again provided a national player in 1928, who made his debut in the national jersey at the Olympic Games in Amsterdam. In the 1930s and 1940s, SV Kurhessen was continuously represented in the top division, from 1933 in the Gauliga Hessen and from 1941 in the Gauliga Kurhessen . On November 17, 1945, the SV Kurhessen Kassel participated in the founding of the sports group South as a merger with the clubs CT-Hessen Prussia , water sports club Wilhelmshöhe , winter sports club Wilhelmshöhe and tennis club Wilhelmshöhe . The sports group south renamed itself in 1946 in the Association for physical exercises (VfL) Hessen Kassel .

VfL TuRa Kassel was less successful, but also consistently represented in the top divisions until the introduction of the Gauligen . The Wehlheider district association was founded in 1904 and has been called the Turn- und Rasensportverein since the merger with two gymnastics clubs in 1919, whereby the liaison with the gymnasts was soon resolved. During the war years, the VfL TuRa soccer team played in the Gauliga Hessen and Kurhessen for one year. After the end of the Second World War , the SG Wehlheiden was formed at Schönhauser Park in 1946 , and a short time later it was renamed Kasseler SV .

On November 23, 1947, the Kurhessen successor VfL Hessen and Wehlheider Kasseler SV merged to form the Kultur Sport-Verein Hessen Kassel . In the post-war period, the two previous clubs shared the old TuRa -Platz at Schönfelder Park; after the merger they moved to the so-called "A-Platz" on the Fuldaaue. The former place of the SV Kurhessen had been poorly restored with rubble and served the club as a home until the completion of the Auestadion in 1953. In addition to football, KSV Hessen cultivated a wide range of other competitive and popular sports and was supported by a number of well-known officials and local companies such as the Herkules brewery and the Henschel works .

The historical association

The early years (1947 to 1963)

In the 1947/48 season, the KSV Hessen football team took the place of the predecessor club VfL Hessen in the Landesliga Hessen , the second division below the Oberliga Süd , in which it had previously become champions but failed in the promotion round. The trainer was Ernst Paulus , a former Olympic participant in the discus throw . He succeeded in forming a team that was not only able to keep the local competition at a distance, but also soon became one of the top clubs in the league. However, the targeted goal of league promotion was missed several times. After the runner-up in 1947/48 behind 1. FC Rödelheim , the "Löwen" were champions of the Hessian national league a year later, but in the subsequent promotion round it was only enough for second place. On the last day of the match, KSV lost at VfL Neckarau , while competitor Jahn Regensburg rose through an 8: 3 win over SG Untertürkheim . Also in the second division , introduced in 1950 as a new substructure for the Oberliga , Kassel always played in the top group and also made a decisive difference locally, because arch-rivals CSC 03 , who had also narrowly missed promotion to the Oberliga in 1949, had to come in sixth in the qualifying round to move into the third division.

With the jump into the new II. League was also associated with a change in personnel. The football department headed by the old international "Heini" Weber was joined by a number of local young talents who shaped the face of the team in the following years. For the 1952/53 season, the former Schalke Rudolf Gellesch was added, under whom it was enough to rise after five unsuccessful attempts: The "Löwen" were runner-up in the II. League South and rose together with Jahn Regensburg in the league. One of the players this season was Karl-Heinz “Gala” Metzner , who made his debut in the national team on December 28, 1952 . Metzner was later also part of the squad for the 1954 World Cup , in which, however, he was not used.

Although the team fought against relegation in the league, the KSV recorded one of the highest spectator numbers in Germany with an average of 19,200 visitors in the recently completed Auestadion. The team around the goalkeeper Laue, the defender Hutfles, the national player Metzner on half-right and the goal scorer Hellwig (17 goals this season) had problems from the start in 1953/54 to keep up. Despite a few surprising successes such as a 1-0 win against Frankfurter Eintracht or a 2-2 draw against 1. FC Nürnberg, KSV Hessen played against relegation throughout the season and was only able to keep relegation on the penultimate match day with a 5-1 Finally secure success through fellow climbers Regensburg. Already in the second league year the "Löwen" was relegated. Already in late autumn, after eight defeats in a row, they lost the connection and at the end of the season had to start second-to-last together with FC Bayern Munich . On May 1, 1955, only 3,000 spectators watched the 1-1 draw against Schwaben Augsburg, the last league game in the Auestadion for a long time.

After the direct resurgence was missed, the Lions slipped into midfield of the II. League South. In the 1957/58 season , the Hessians were only able to prevent the fall into the amateur camp thanks to four victories at the end of the season. When the Viennese Willibald Hahn took over the training in the 1960/61 round , KSV Hessen returned to success. At the end of the 1961/62 season , the championship was two points ahead of TSG Ulm 1846 and thus the return to the upper house of football. However, the 1962/63 season was also the last of the old league that was replaced by the Bundesliga . For this, KSV Hessen could have qualified as champions, because in the twelve-year ranking of the Oberliga Süd it was far behind due to its long-standing second division. After all, they finished tenth in the table as a climber, but the “Löwen” also suffered the highest home defeat in the club's history in the last league season when 1. FC Nürnberg won 9-0 at the Auestadion.

Path to the third class (1963 to 1980)

After the founding of the Bundesliga in 1963, KSV became champions of the new second division, the Regionalliga Süd , in the 1963/64 season , in which Klaus-Peter Jendrosch , who was top scorer with 34 goals , played a major role. At the beginning of the promotion round to the Bundesliga, 37,000 spectators saw a 1: 2 defeat against Hannover 96 - the most popular home game of the “Löwen” to date. As second in the group behind Hanover, KSV missed promotion. Goal scorer Jendrosch was signed by Bundesliga club Karlsruher SC after the end of the season , and without his goals the Kassel team slipped into the mediocrity of the regional league, from which they could not break free in the following years. After all, a few games in the DFB Cup temporarily created a mood in the Auestadion, in January 1965 the Hamburger SV were guests (0: 2), and on New Year's Eve 1966 the "Lions" made the qualification for the main round 6-2 over the Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt for a sensation. In the first main round, the KSV was eliminated only after extra time in the replay at Werder Bremen .

From the end of the 1960s under Heinz Baas in the preliminary round of the 1969/70 season in the Auestadion 17: 1 points were fought and the average number of spectators doubled. In the 1970/71 season , KSV played for one of the first two places for a long time, but crossed the finish line in third place. In the DFB Cup , the "lions" forced Bayern Munich into a replay, which was lost 3-0. The 1973/74 season was about qualifying for the newly introduced 2nd Bundesliga . The DFB awarded the places on the basis of a five-year evaluation , the Regionalliga Süd was awarded 13 places. In the ranking list, the people from Kassel took ninth place. However, the DFB stipulated that the teams that occupy one of the last three places in the 1973/74 regional league season would not be admitted to the 2nd Bundesliga, regardless of the 5-year score achieved. The KSV was third from bottom, missed the 2nd Bundesliga South and had to compete in the amateur league Hessen .

In the amateur camp, the “Löwen” belonged to the top teams of the Hessenliga from the beginning, despite a large bloodletting, but several times just missed the intended return to the second division. The 1978/79 season, in which KSV Hessen had strengthened itself prominently with returnees Gerd Grau and Klaus Zaczyk , offered a head-to-head race with VfR Bürstadt . Although the Lions were the top scorer in Helmut Hampl (38 goals), Bürstadt won the championship. A year later, KSV was more successful, secured the championship under his coach Rudi Kröner with four points ahead of local rivals and second division relegated KSV Baunatal and rose to the 2nd Bundesliga South. The Kassel team also took part in the German amateur championship . After two victories over FC Preussen from Berlin , KSV met the amateurs of VfB Stuttgart in the semi-finals . A 1: 3 home defeat was followed by a 0:11 defeat in Stuttgart, the highest in the history of the competition .

Missed Bundesliga (1980 to 1987)

After promotion to the 2nd Bundesliga, the club faced a difficult 1980/81 season . The previous two-track league was to be continued as a single track from 1981. After a three-year evaluation set up for this purpose, the four winners automatically qualified for the single-track 2nd Bundesliga. The team trained by Rudi Kröner even led the table. In the second half of the season KSV was always among the top four. With a 1-0 victory over FSV Frankfurt , the Kassel team could not be ousted from fourth place. Had Kassel finished fifth, this would have meant relegation.

Timo Konietzka replaced Kröner who had moved to Kaiserslautern in eighth place in the first season of the single-track 2. Bundesliga . He formed the team around the striker Heinz Traser , Uwe Pallaks , Volker Münn and the returnees Holger Brück . Four years followed, in which the “Löwen” had the chance of promotion to the Bundesliga until the last matchday, but they gave it away every time. In the 1982/83 season the team was one point behind Bayer 05 Uerdingen before the last match day , but then lost 5-1 at the Stuttgarter Kickers . Jörg Berger took over as coach in the next season . The third place qualifying for relegation was missed because MSV Duisburg, who had two points ahead of KSV before the last match day, won their game.

On the 34th matchday of the 1984/85 season , the Kassel team took the lead. After that, the team lost 2-1 in Bürstadt and then parted ways with Hertha BSC 1-1 . Nevertheless, only two points were needed for promotion from the last two games. After the 2: 2 in front of 23,000 spectators in the Auestadion against Hannover 96 on the penultimate matchday, the Kassel team were still leaders before the match at 1. FC Nürnberg. Nuremberg won the “final” for the championship 2-0 and was promoted to the Bundesliga. Since the immediate rivals Hannover 96 and 1. FC Saarbrücken won their games, the "lions" slipped to fourth place.

After three missed attempts in a row, disappointment spread in Kassel. The team, which was strongly rejuvenated at the express request of the board, was able to maintain contact with the leading group in the preliminary round of the 1985/86 season , but slipped into midfield at the end of the season. During the winter break, Jörg Berger was replaced by ex-coach Rudi Kröner, who led KSV into the "single track" in 1981 and from whom it was hoped that football would be more attractive and successful. The KSV fought their way back in the second half of the season, but the chance of the relegation place was again gambled away on the season's home straight. A 1: 1 against Blau-Weiß 90 Berlin was followed by a 0: 1 defeat at SpVgg Bayreuth . After the season, the club had to sell top performers like Peter Cestonaro and Dirk Bakalorz for financial reasons - the target average of 8,000 spectators had been missed by an average of 5,411 .

In the season 1986/87 , the team consistently occupied a relegation place. As the penultimate, the KSV had to return to the league. The well-known football author Hardy Grüne described the development of KSV Hessen Kassel during this time as one of the most tragic chapters in the history of the 2nd Bundesliga .

Decline and two bankruptcies (1987 to 1998)

With five points behind Viktoria Aschaffenburg , the "Löwen" were runner-up in the Oberliga Hessen in 1988. In the amateur championship , KSV was eliminated in the semifinals on penalties against eventual winners Eintracht Trier . The championship followed a year later, in which the goalscorer Dieter Hecking and Lothar Sippel had a large share with 23 hits each. On the penultimate game day of the promotion round, the team managed to return to the 2nd Bundesliga with a 6-2 win against SpVgg Unterhaching . Here the Lions won 2-0 against Hertha BSC on the last day of the match. Competitors VfL Osnabrück (3: 1 against Schalke 04 ) and Darmstadt 98 (0: 0 at Wattenscheid 09 ) were also able to score, so that all three teams were equal on points. Since the "lions" had the worst goal difference , the KSV had to relegate.

The sporting course of the 1990/91 season was more successful. In the DFB Cup competition they were only eliminated in the quarter-finals against the later cup winners of SV Werder Bremen and the third league was celebrated. Because of the integration of the clubs from the new federal states , there were only two promoters from the West German top leagues instead of the four usual up to now. The "lions" would have had to win their groups in order to rise. On the penultimate game day, the Kassel team met TSV 1860 Munich . With two goals from Munich in the last ten minutes, the preliminary decision was made in favor of Bayern, who could not be denied promotion.

Although the club was still able to maintain its position in the top tier of the league, the financial problems grew bigger and bigger. On July 21, 1993 the soccer department was spun off as FC Hessen Kassel . The main club with its 23 amateur divisions went with a debt of 2.5 million Mark in bankruptcy .

The new club FC Hessen Kassel took over the starting right of KSV Hessen with the team and was thus able to play in the Oberliga Hessen. The team managed to qualify for the new Regionalliga Süd in the 1993/94 season and always placed in the lower half of the table. Due to financial problems, players and club employees sometimes had to wait months for their salaries to be paid. The FC Hessen office was evacuated in autumn 1994 . Already in winter 1995 there was a threat of insolvency . Nevertheless, as part of a cooperation with Arminia Bielefeld , the club signed ex-professionals like Armin Eck or Peter Quallo . FC Hessen had to pay around 2.5 million marks for the loan deal.

On November 24, 1997, FC Hessen Kassel, which was in debt with 1.8 million marks, had to file for bankruptcy at the Kassel district court , which was rejected by the court for lack of assets. The last game of FC Hessen took place on December 13, 1997 against the amateurs of Karlsruher SC . 800 spectators saw a 2-2 draw. FC Hessen Kassel was dissolved at the general meeting on January 27, 1998.

The new club

New beginning (1998 to 2006)

Under the chairmanship of the ex-player Holger Brück , a successor club was founded on February 3, 1998 with the Kurhessischer Sportverein Hessen Kassel as a pure football club. As a result of a local court decision, the club was again allowed to call itself Kasseler Sportverein Hessen Kassel ( KSV Hessen Kassel ) from April 1998 and began operating clubs and games as such.

The first team was classified in the eight-class District League A, Kassel (Group 2) for the 1998/99 season. The team made up of ex-professionals and talents from the region dominated the league and became undefeated champions. The highlight was the highest victory in the club's history, a 19: 1 against TSV Wolfsanger II. The “Lions” remained unbeaten in the following district league season. The first defeat of the new club dates from October 1, 2000, when KSV lost 1-0 to TuSpo Grebenstein.

Two further promotions brought the new KSV Hessen 2002 into the Oberliga Hessen. A fifth ascent was just missed after the “Löwen” was runner-up five points behind 1. FC Eschborn . Also in the following season 2003/04 it was only enough to place second. For months there was a head-to-head race with Darmstadt 98, which ended with a four point lead in favor of South Hesse. In the 2004/05 season, the team was still in danger of relegation after nine games without a win. In the 2005/06 season, he was finally promoted to the regional league. From the second day of the match on, FSV Frankfurt topped the league and awarded numerous points in the second half of the season. With ten wins in a row, KSV moved closer and closer to FSV, who had a three-point lead before the last match day, but had a goal difference that was one goal worse. On the last day of the match there was a direct duel in Frankfurt. In front of 8,000 spectators, including around 3,000 from Kassel, KSV won 1-0. Goalscorer Thorsten Bauer and goalkeeper Oliver Adler played a major role in the success .

Regional league years (2006 to 2018)

The intended relegation was achieved in the 2006/07 season on the third last match day with a 2-1 win over the Stuttgarter Kickers. With an average of 4838 the KSV welcomed most of the spectators of the Regionalliga Süd. For the 2008/09 season, the DFB introduced the 3rd division . To qualify for this, at least tenth place had to be achieved in the 2007/08 season . In the second half of the season, the “lions” only got three wins. Mirko Dickhaut took over as coach from Matthias Hamann , but was only able to lead the team to 14th place. Thorsten Bauer was the top scorer in the league with 19 goals.

In the 2008/09 season the KSV played in the fourth-class Regionalliga Süd. The team led the table during the second half of the season, followed by defeats at SC Pfullendorf and against TSV 1860 Munich II. The "Löwen" were runner-up with one point behind 1. FC Heidenheim . Thorsten Bauer was again top scorer with 32 goals. A year later it was only enough to place four in the league, but the team reached the finals of the Hessen Cup for the first time since the re-establishment , which was lost 2-1 to Kickers Offenbach in Fulda . Also in the season 2010/11 the third was missed promotion. After the team had become autumn champions and had topped the table for months, KSV lost in the top game at Darmstadt 98 after a 2-0 lead with 2: 3. Again the "Löwen" reached the Hessen Cup final, which was lost 3-0 against SV Wehen Wiesbaden . Since Wehen qualified fourth in the third division for the DFB Cup, the KSV moved up. Against Fortuna Düsseldorf there was a 3-0 defeat in the first round of the 2011/12 cup . The 2011/12 league games started with a rump squad with older players with a contract (Bauer, Koitka, Zepek) who were also removed from the squad. VW extended the contract as the main sponsor and SMA was won as a further co-sponsor.

For the 2012/13 season , the KSV was grouped into the newly created Regionalliga Südwest. Here the Hessians secured the championship and met in the promotion games to the 3rd division on the champion of the Regionalliga Nord, Holstein Kiel . With two defeats (0: 2 and 1: 2) the promotion was missed. With the victory in the Hessenpokal 2014/15 the KSV qualified for the 1st main round of the DFB-Pokal 2015/16. At the draw on June 10, 2015, the Lions were drawn to the Bundesliga club Hannover 96 . The game was lost 2-0. In mid-February 2017 it was announced that the contract with coach Tobias Cramer would be extended until 2020. The original contract ran until the end of the season. At a press conference held on April 27, 2017, it was announced that the club had accumulated around 400,000 euros in liabilities during the ongoing game operations of the season and around 1.1 million euros in debt. Furthermore, there was a lack of sponsorship funds of 900,000 euros for the following season of the regional league. Insolvency was therefore hardly avoidable. On June 13, 2017, the association filed for insolvency at the Kassel District Court. The resulting loss of nine rating points ultimately ensured that KSV was relegated to the fifth-class Hessenliga at the end of the 2017/18 season.

Present (since 2018)

The first team was penalized with a deduction of five points in the 2018/19 season for not providing referees. The initially sought immediate promotion from the fifth class Hessen League did not succeed. Immediately afterwards the head coach and sporting director Tobias Cramer announced that he did not want to extend his contract with KSV, which had been running since 2014, and that he would leave the club.

Head coach Dietmar Hirsch, who was engaged at the beginning of the 2019/20 season, was dismissed after eleven match days after a disappointing start to the season. The board of the association referred to the "consequences of a sporty descent". Hirsch was replaced by assistant coach and former KSV striker Tobias Damm. After the season suspended due to the Corona crisis, the Regionalliga Südwest made the decision in May 2020 to allow KSV Hessen to be the fourth promoted player for the coming season, which will thus play in fourth grade again after a two-year abstinence.


The KSV Hessen played three years in the top division (1953–1955, 1962/63) and 29 years in the second division (1949–1953, 1955–1962, 1963–1974, 1980–1987, 1989–1990). In the all-time table of the 2nd Bundesliga, KSV Hessen ranks 37th (as of 2015). KSV Hessen was the top scorer of the Regionalliga Süd in the 1963/64 seasons ( Klaus-Peter Jendrosch , 34 goals) as well as 2007/08 and 2008/09 ( Thorsten Bauer , 19 and 32 goals respectively) . In addition, the striker Sebastian Schmeer received the award for goal of the month August 2016, making KSV the first soccer club in North Hesse to have a goal of the month goalscorer.


Squad of the 2020/21 season

No. Nat. player born in the team since Previous club
01 GermanyGermany Maximilian Zunker 1995-04-29 2019 FSC Lohfelden
12 GermanyGermany Nicolas Groteke 2001-04-08 2016 own youth (U 19)
36 GermanyGermany Niklas Neumann 1999-07-05 2020 Maryland Terrapins (USA)
GermanyGermany Jonas Labonte 2001-11-08 2018 own youth (U 19)
02 GermanyGermany Alexander Missbach 1993-09-05 2019 TuS Erndtebrück
04th GermanyGermany Kevin Nennhuber 1988-04-11 2020 FC Giessen
08th GermanyGermany Frederic Brill 1992-05-28 2015 SV Waldhof Mannheim
20th GermanyGermany Tim-Philipp Brandner 1991-02-12 2014 KSV Baunatal
23 GermanyGermany Luis Allmeroth 1999-02-09 2018 FC Carl Zeiss Jena (U 19)
24 GermanyGermany Leonardo Gabriele Zornio 2001-05-31 2016 own youth (U 19)
32 GermanyGermany Nael Najjer 1996-06-23 2014 own youth
06th SpainSpain Adrian Bravo Sanchez 1993-10-28 2016 FSC Lohfelden
14th GermanyGermany Brian Schwechel 1998-07-19 2013 own youth (U 19)
15th GermanyGermany KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan Sergei Evlyuskin 1988-01-04 2014 Goslarer SC 08
16 GermanyGermany Serkan Durna 2000-08-04 2017 own youth (U 19)
17th AlbaniaAlbania KosovoKosovo Alban Meha 1986-04-26 2019 SV Elversberg
21st GermanyGermany Ingmar Merle 1990-03-13 2017 KSV Baunatal
25th GermanyGermany Marco Dawid 1994-07-27 2012 own 2nd team
0 GermanyGermany Aram Kahraman 2001-01-02 2020 SC Paderborn 07 II
05 GermanyGermany Marcel Fischer 2000-11-21 2017 own youth (U 19)
07th GermanyGermany Sebastian Schmeer 1987-01-19 2012 KSV Baunatal
09 GermanyGermany Jon Mogge 1997-04-14 2018 ZFC Meuselwitz
26th TurkeyTurkey Mahir Saglik 1983-01-18 2019 Eyüpspor / without association
28 GermanyGermany Lukas Iksal 1994-05-06 2018 own 2nd team
29 GermanyGermany Nils Pichinot 1989-08-29 2020 Wacker Nordhausen

U-23 players are marked .

Change to the 2020/21 season

Accesses Departures
  • GermanyGermany Michael Voss (own U 23)
  • GermanyGermanyValdrin Kodra (first own U 23, then SC Willingen )
  • GermanyGermany Nils Twardon (own U 23)
  • TurkeyTurkeyHüseyin Çakmak ( SG Baroque City Fulda-Lehnerz )
  • GermanyGermany Nasuf Zukorlic (unknown)
  • GermanyGermany Jan-Philipp Houses (TG Friedberg)
  • GermanyGermanyLuca Wendel ( TSV Wabern )
  • GermanyGermanyFelix Schäfer (termination of contract, then again KSV Baunatal )

(Transfers after the start of the season and winter transfers in italics)

Former players

The club has provided several national players in the course of its history. Karl-Heinz Metzner played twice for the German national team . Other national players during their time in Kassel were the Afghan Harez Habib , the Swede Mats Nordgren , the Burkinabe Kassoum Ouédraogo and the Finn Tommi-Björn Paavola . Football players who are relevant to football history are also listed.

This (now outdated) table takes into account all players who either played more than 100 games for KSV or FC Hessen Kassel or who scored more than 50 goals for the club. The first number in brackets indicates the number of games, the second number the number of goals scored.

Former trainers

A chronological overview of all the club's coaches since 1946.

Term of office Trainer
.001946- .001947 Fritz Kleim
.001947- .001949 Ernst Paul
.001949- .001950 Karl Höger
.001950- .001952 Lothar Schröder
.001952– .001955 Rudi Gellesch
.001955– .001956 Walter Koch
.001956– .001958 Hans Carl
.001958- .001960 Jupp scratch
.001960- .001962 Willibald Hahn
.001962- .001964 Walter Müller
.001964- .001966 Herbert Widmayer
.001966– .001968 Toni Hellwig
.001968- .001969 Willy Kurrat
.001969- .001971 Heinz Baas
.001971 Toni Hellwig
.001971- .001972 Hans-Wilhelm Lossmann
.001972- .001973 Toni Hellwig
.001973- .001974 Heinz Baas
.001974 Klaus Kuhnert
Term of office Trainer
.001974- .001976 Robert Gebhardt
.001976 Walter Müller
.001976- .001978 Gyula Tóth
.001978- .001982 Rudi Kröner
.001982- .001983 Timo Konietzka
.001983- .001986 Jörg Berger
.001986 Rudi Kröner
.001986 Jürgen Nehme
.001986 Elmar Müller
.001987 Werner Biskup
.001987 Holger Brück
.001987- .001989 Franz Brungs
.001989- .001990 Lorenz-Günther Köstner
.001990- .001992 Hans-Ulrich Thomale
.001992- .001993 Karl-Heinz Wolf
.001993- .001995 Franz Brungs
.001995- .001996 Holger Brück
.001996 Hans-Jürgen Gede
.001997 Hans-Werner Moors
Term of office Trainer
.001997 Horst Schmidt
.001998- .002000 Jörg Müller
.002001 Holger Brück (Interim)
.002001 Terry Scott
.002001 Holger Brück (Interim)
.002002 Oliver Roggensack
.002002- .002003 Thomas Freudenstein
.002003- .002004 Hans-Ulrich Thomale
.002004- .002005 Bernd Sturm
.002005- .002008 Matthias Hamann
05.2008-04.2011 Mirko Dickhaut
04.2011-10.2011 Christian Hock
10.2011-12.2011 Holger Brück (Interim)
01.2012-06.2013 Uwe Wolf
06.2013–11.2013 Jörn Großkopf
.002014– .002016 Matthias Mink
.002016- .002019 Tobias Cramer
06.2019–10.2019 Dietmar Hirsch
.002019– Tobias Damm

More teams

The second team played in the highest Hessian league for a total of eleven years. The team achieved undoubtedly their greatest success with victory in the Hessen Cup in 1961. The team also played very successfully in the 1967/68 season; as a climber, she was runner-up behind Rot-Weiss Frankfurt . In the German amateur championship, however, the KSV amateurs were eliminated against the amateurs of 1. FC Köln in the round of 16.


The north stand of the Auestadion

The home stadium of the club or its predecessors has been the Auestadion since 1953, with a current capacity of 18,737 seats, including around 8,700 seats. The stadium was built from the rubble and opened on August 23, 1953 with a game against Viktoria Aschaffenburg . The stadium has been renovated several times since then. The main grandstand was last rebuilt in 2010.

The attendance record was set on June 6, 1964, when 37,000 spectators saw the promotion round match for the Bundesliga against Hannover 96. The highest number of spectators at a game of the "new" KSV Hessen was reached on May 2, 2008, when 17,200 spectators attended the premiere of the new floodlight system during the game against Bayern Munich II .

Before the completion of the Auestadion, KSV Hessen played on the A-course . The venue, inaugurated in 1922 as the Kurhessen sports field or Kurhessen sports facility, was already used by the predecessor club SV Kurhessen Kassel and offered space for up to 16,000 spectators. After the completion of the Auestadion, the A-Platz was demolished. From 1998 to 2001 KSV Hessen played on the G-Platz in the immediate vicinity of the Auestadion. The sports field with a capacity of 2,000 spectators was affectionately known as the "lion cage".

Former KSV athletes in other sports


The athletics department of the club, which existed until 1993, was one of the performance centers in Hesse, and the club also provided outstanding athletes on a national level, such as B .:


In badminton, the KSV was able to win several Southwest German and Hessian championship titles in the individual disciplines. Outstanding athlete was Maren Schröder, who won 13 Hessian and three southwest German titles. Other Hessen champions from the club were Anke Jaskolla and Ulrich Schaper.


In 1978 a division for tennis was founded within KSV Hessen Kassel . The tennis area with originally three, later four tennis courts (sand) was built a few hundred meters south of the Auestadion - for example on the southern edge of the Karlsaue on Damaschkestrasse. After the main club KSV Hessen Kassel went bankrupt in 1993 and continued as a pure football club under the name FC Hessen Kassel , the tennis division was spun off and re-founded as an independent club called Tennis-Club-Auepark Kassel eV (TC-Auepark Kassel eV) , whereby many members switched directly to the new association.

Table tennis

The table tennis department was founded in 1936. It was the first table tennis department in a Kassel sports club. After the Second World War, the department was re-established on November 17, 1945. It was one of the leading associations in Northern Hesse.

The women in particular were successful at KSV Hessen Kassel . As early as 1967 he was promoted to the Oberliga Südwest . When the two major league squadrons in the southwest were merged into one season in the following year, the northern Hessians, however, missed the qualification for the new class. As early as 1969, however, succeeded in renewed promotion to the Oberliga Südwest. But this time too, membership of the upper house (a women's Bundesliga was only introduced in 1972) was short-lived, as the relegation followed in 1971. After eight years in the lower classes, Hessen Kassel managed to return to the highest southwest class in 1979, which was now called Regionalliga Südwest . When this was renamed the Second Bundesliga in 1981 , the team had already established itself and was able to stay there with interruptions (relegation in 1982) until the end of the 1980s.

In 1993 the table tennis department left the club and founded the new club TTC Kassel , which played in the first division for two years. KSV Hessen Kassel , founded in 1998 , no longer has a table tennis department.


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Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b c statutes of KSV Hessen. (PDF; 477 kB) KSV Hessen Kassel, p. Cover sheet and 3 , accessed on June 3, 2013 (see cover sheet of the statutes and p. 3).
  2. a b The renovation is finished: the Auestadion will be inaugurated on Sunday. In: ksvhessen.de. October 23, 2010, accessed January 19, 2017.
  3. ksvhessenkassel.de: Promotion round to Oberliga Süd 1949 ( Memento from May 13, 2014 in the Internet Archive )
  4. ksvhessenkassel.de: 2nd League South, season 1957/58 ( Memento from May 12, 2014 in the Internet Archive )
  5. ksvhessenkasse.de: record results ( Memento of 7 July 2007 at the Internet Archive )
  6. ksvhessenkassel.de: DFB-Pokal, season 1966/67 ( Memento from July 12, 2013 in the Internet Archive )
  7. Hardy Greens : Encyclopedia of German League Football. Volume 2: Bundesliga & Co. 1963 to today. 1st division, 2nd division, GDR Oberliga. Numbers, pictures, stories. AGON Sportverlag, Kassel 1997, ISBN 3-89609-113-1 , p. 81.
  8. ^ Hardy Greens: Bundesliga & Co. 1963 to 1997. Encyclopedia of German League Football - Volume 2 . AGON Sportverlag, Kassel 1997, ISBN 3-89609-113-1 , p. 135 .
  9. fussballdaten.de: 2nd Bundesliga 1984/85
  10. ^ A b Hardy Green , Christian Karn: The big book of the German football clubs . AGON Sportverlag, Kassel 2009, ISBN 978-3-89784-362-2 , p. 257.
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  12. a b ksvhessenkassel.de: How to ruin a sports club ( Memento from October 19, 2013 in the Internet Archive )
  13. ksvhessenkassel.de: FC Hessen no longer exists, the old KSV is to follow ( Memento from February 6, 2013 in the web archive archive.today )
  14. a b lion history , according to ksvhessen.com.
  15. ksvhessenkassel.de: The lions were caught in the 67th game ( Memento from August 3, 2012 in the web archive archive.today )
  16. ksvhessenkassel.de: Trembling victory with happy ending ( Memento from September 7, 2012 in the web archive archive.today )
  17. ksvhessenkassel.de: Spectator table Regionalliga Süd, season 2006/07 ( Memento from September 5, 2012 in the web archive archive.today )
  18. kicker.de: Sad anniversary for Bauer
  19. http://www.hna.de/sport/ksv-hessen-kassel/hessen-dfb-pokal-gruenes-licht-hannover-5092729.html
  20. Until 2020: Trainer Cramer extends long-term at KSV HNA.de from February 13, 2017
  21. Hessen Kassel is fighting for survival hessenschau.de of April 27, 2017
  22. Hessen Kassel reports bankruptcy to HNA, June 14, 2017
  23. KSV Hessen Kassel rises from Regionalliga from HNA.de on May 27, 2018
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  25. Drama at the season finale: KSV Hessen wins in Flieden - but it's not enough for 2nd place HNA.de on May 25, 2019
  26. After missing the promotion KSV Hessen: Trainer Tobias Cramer leaves the Löwen HNA.de on May 27, 2019
  27. Only eighth in the Hessenliga KSV Hessen Kassel dismisses coach Hirsch hessenschau.de on October 9, 2019
  28. ↑ The pressure was enormous: KSV Hessen Kassel rises - now the planning of HNA.de begins on May 28, 2020
  29. It's done: KSV Hessen Kassel wins the Hessen Cup In: hna.de , May 13, 2015
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  32. ksvhessenkassel.de: All players (from 100 games) ( Memento from April 10, 2004 in the Internet Archive )
  33. ksvhessenkassel.de: All goal scorers (from 30 goals) ( Memento from July 6, 2007 in the Internet Archive )
  34. Peter Fraßmann | Career | Player profile. Retrieved June 29, 2019 .
  35. Uwe Wolf becomes a Löwen trainer. KSV Hessen Kassel website, December 10, 2011, accessed on January 18, 2012 .
  36. Leuven will present a new trainer in the next few days. June 7, 2013, accessed September 10, 2014 .
  37. rsssf.com: Amateur Championship West-Germany '67 -'68
  38. Only successes in the KSV jersey are mentioned here.
  39. History - Athletics - German Championships (Discus Throwing - Women) ( Memento from August 19, 2011 in the Internet Archive )
  40. Irmgard Schmelzer in the Sports-Reference database (English; archived from the original )
  41. TC-Auepark Kassel e. V. ( Memento of June 20, 2012 in the Internet Archive ), website.
  42. HB: 30 years of table tennis in Kassel - KSV Hessen Kassel celebrates anniversary , DTS magazine , 1966/9 p. 36.