MSV Duisburg

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MSV Duisburg
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Surname Meidericher Spielverein 02
e. V. Duisburg
Seat Duisburg , North Rhine-Westphalia
founding June 2, 1902
Colours Blue White
Members 8,823 (December 31, 2019)
Board Ingo Wald (chairman)
Robert Philipps
Udo Steinke
Football company
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Surname MSV Duisburg GmbH & Co. KGaA
Limited partners 89.9%: MSV Duisburg e. V.
10.1%: Capelli New York
General partner GmbH MSV Duisburg
Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH
→ 100%: MSV Duisburg e. V.
Managing Director
(general partner GmbH)
Michael Klatt
First team
Head coach Torsten Lieberknecht
Venue Schauinsland-Reisen-Arena
Places 31,500
league 3rd league
2019/20 5th place

The Meidericher Spielverein 02 e. V. Duisburg is a sports club from Duisburg that was founded on June 2, 1902 under the name of Meidericher Spiel꞊Verein in the then city of Meiderich and was incorporated into the Rheinisch-Westfälischen Spiel-Verband on September 28th of the same year , to which 8,823 members belong (status: December 31, 2019). In addition to the well-known football department, it includes the departments handball , hockey , athletics , volleyball , judo and gymnastics .

The club colors of MSV Duisburg are blue and white. Because of the striped jersey, the team is also called "the zebras ". After the club had been part of the 1st Bundesliga for a long time (28 seasons in total, most recently in the 2007/08 season ), the club's first men's team will play again as of the 2019/20 season after relegated from the 2nd Bundesliga last in 2016/17 in the 3rd division .

The professional football department is outsourced to MSV Duisburg GmbH & Co. KGaA , whose limited partners are 89.9 percent of the club and 10.1 percent of Capelli New York . Your personally liable and authorized to manage the company Complementary is the MSV Duisburg mbH , whose shares fully maintains the association and its CEO Michael Klatt.

Name and mergers

Historical logos of the MSV Duisburg
Logo of the MSV Duisburg until 1980

The MSV Duisburg was founded on June 2, 1902 as Meidericher Spiel⹀Verein in the city of Meiderich , which was merged with Duisburg and Ruhrort three years later, registered with the local police administration on August 4 of the same year and moved to the Rheinisch- Westphalian Game Association (today West German Football Association ) included. In June 1905 the club merged with the sports club Viktoria Meiderich, which was established in 1903, to form the Meiderich sports club . The old name was taken back three years later. The entry in the association register at the Ruhrort district court (as Meidericher Spielverein von 1902 eV ) took place in January 1910.

From 1919 to 1923, the Meiderich footballers together with the local gymnastics club from 1880 formed the major club Meiderich TuS 1880 . In the course of the conflict between gymnastics and game associations, this club had to be split up again. In the canceled 1944/45 season, the MSV formed a war syndicate with local rivals SpVgg Meiderich 06 .

On January 9, 1967, the club was given the name Meidericher Spielverein 02 eV Duisburg , which was decided two and a half years earlier and is still valid today .

Sporting development

From the foundation in 1902 to 1925

After the first friendlies, the club was already a participant in the III. Class (also C-Class, at that time the lowest division) at the start of league operations in West Germany. The game was played on a field in the shadow of the Westende colliery on what was then Friedrich-Wilhelm-, now Westender Straße. In the third year, the club was able to celebrate its first promotion to the B class, in which it apparently immediately reached 2nd place. The following game year ended disastrously and probably without winning any points, relegation was only prevented by the exclusion of other teams, as did in 1907/08, when one was disqualified. Thanks to its first sponsors, the MSV established itself as a football club early on, and this was one of the reasons why it was able to fight for promotion to the A-class as early as 1909. After a 1: 3 defeat in the decisive game against the Turn-Club Essen , however, the promotion dreams had to be buried for the time being.

But just one year later, in 1910, the long-awaited promotion to the A-Class could be celebrated, in which the first season could be finished in 4th place, behind local rivals VfvB Ruhrort . For the next season, the club had set itself the goal of promotion to the top division, the so-called "ten league", because it had a strong offspring. This endeavor did not succeed, however, as the decisive game against VfvB Ruhrort only ended 1: 1. In return, winning the Dr. Haßlacher Cup could be celebrated in the 1912/13 season. The 1913/14 season was the most successful season in the club's history to date. The first team won all 12 games and in the end had a goal difference of 88:13 goals, which made it up to the ten league.

From now on, Meidericher SV was able to compete with the traditional teams of Essener TB , Duisburger SV or Preußen Duisburg , but due to the war, football faded into the background for the time being. In order to prepare for the first season in the Ruhrkreis district league, tests were carried out against strong opponents such as the Bonn FV (4: 0), TB Essen (5: 4) or the Duisburger SpV (2: 3), but the highlight was that 19-2 win against TC Gelsenkirchen , who played in the ten league a year earlier. Although the majority of the members of the MSV did military service, the zebras became Ruhr champions in 1915 and thus qualified for the West German Football Association's war cup, which they won after a 5-0 victory in the final over FC Eppenhausen.

After the war, the MSV had the goal of advancing to the Gauliga, but in the following years, in which the youth department of the Meidericher was founded, they occupied lower places. In order to advance, Karl Lebzelter was brought to Westender Strasse as the first coach. Thanks to a new division into the league, Meidericher SV 1922/23 was able to take part in the game operations of the Gauliga Niederrhein, to which 16 teams belonged, so that the first season was played over two years.

The years leading up to World War II

From the 1925/26 season, the Meidericher played in the Niederrhein district class, where they finished 4th in the first year. In the following season, the team played for group victory, but the play-off, which 15,000 spectators saw, was lost 3-2 against Duisburg FV 08 , and so only the runner-up was left. When the zebras were only runner-up again in the 1927/28 season, they were nicknamed "eternal second", but the following year MSV was group winner and qualified for the final round of the Lower Rhine Championship, the opponent was the SpVgg. Oberhausen . After the first and second leg did not result in a winner (6: 1 and 0: 1), a playoff had to be played, but this ended 0-0 after extra time, so a second playoff had to take place. Thanks to a 3-2 victory, the Meidericher SV Niederrheinmeister was able to take part in the West German championship.

After five wins in the six games of the preliminary and final round, the club made it into the final of the West German championship, which was lost, however, 1: 2 against FC Schalke 04 . Nevertheless, the team qualified for the final round of the German championship, but failed in the first round at Hamburger SV with 2: 3. The performances ensured that the zebras went into the 1929/30 season as a title candidate, but in the end they only came third. But one year later they were again Niederrheinmeister (5: 1 and 5: 5 against SpVgg. Sterkrade) and took part again in the West German championship. Here the Meidericher Spielverein failed in the final round to Fortuna Düsseldorf , Alemannia Aachen and VfB Bielefeld 03. Nevertheless, SF BW Barmen played the third West German representative in the final round of the German championship. With a 4-2 win, MSV made it to the finals, but this year too, the first round was over, they lost 4-1 to TSV 1860 Munich . In the following year, the Meiderich were again Niederrhein champions, this time the Duisburg FV 08 was defeated in three games. In the final round of the West German championship, the team failed in the semi-finals at FC Schalke 04. After the botched West German championship, Meidericher SV made it to second place in the Niederrhein district league, but after a new division in 1933 the zebras had to play in the Compete in the district league. Like many other successful clubs, the MSV was not allowed to participate in the top division, the Gauliga, which is why the mood was bad. Most of the high performers left Westender Strasse because they did not want to play in such low classes; MSV has not played in such a low class for over ten years. So it happened that the Meidericher now had to fight against relegation, which they successfully managed until 1939, the year in which the game had to be stopped due to the war. In previous years it was no longer possible to speak of regular gaming operations, as many players had to do military service.

Post-war period and major league (1945 to 1963)

The first games of the direct post-war period are only friendly games against teams from Duisburg. The British then allowed in 1946 that a city championship could be played in two groups, which the Meidericher Spielverein secured, but due to the situation in the city, this was not celebrated. After the first official season after the war, the MSV only reached 5th place in the Niederrhein district league, which is why it did not qualify for the newly founded upper league of the West German Football Association (WFV). The two following seasons, 1947/48 and 1948/49, the Meidericher played in the national league of the WFV before they could compete in the newly introduced 2nd League West . In the first season the 4th place could be reached, which is why Meiderich started to dream of the league, at that time the highest division. The following year there was already a folk festival mood in the Duisburg district, the MSV rose to the league with a goal difference of 96:37 goals and a margin of nine points at 48:12 points.

The first year in the big league started promisingly, although the successful coach Willi Multhaup left the zebras. There were victories against Schalke 04, 1. FC Cologne and Borussia Dortmund , Hamborn 07 won 1: 1 in front of 25,000 spectators. At the end of the series, MSV was in fourth place with 18:12 points, two points behind Herbstmeister Schalke. The second half of the season was not so successful. After the 3: 6 defeat against Horst Emscher missed the leap to the top of the table, the team collapsed and ended up only in 8th place. The second season was also very satisfactory, the zebras finished 4th and won from top teams such as 1. FC Köln or Rot-Weiss Essen . The number of spectators was also good, as you were the only Duisburg representative to play in the Wedaustadion , and up to 25,000 spectators came. The next year was less successful. The MSV renounced newcomers at the beginning of the season and tried to promote the youngsters, but the first half of the season was disappointing. The first victory was not achieved until the ninth matchday and accordingly they were in last place for a long time, in the end they finished 11th and were able to prevent relegation for the time being. Only a year later, Meidericher SV got down after all.

The immediate resurgence succeeded, as second they rose behind VfL Bochum and played in the league again from the 1956/57 season. Despite promising preparations, the start was not successful, and the MSV was only in the table cellar, but after two big wins against Schwarz-Weiß Essen (7: 1) and Borussia Mönchengladbach (8: 1), the zebras managed to establish themselves in the upper third of the table . Since they lost too many points in the second half of the season due to too many draws, the zebras ended up in seventh place. The season was played under the famous coach Helmut Kronsbein , not least thanks to victories over RW Essen (4: 0) and Schalke 04 ( 4: 1) you were in third place at the end of the first half of the season, and through a successful second half of the season you were finally fourth. The next season was initially very satisfactory, and at the end of the series in which they did not lose a home game, the MSV were in third place. Table position. The second half of the season was the exact opposite, it went underground, and so the Duisburg team fell to eighth place. The financial situation forced those responsible to save, including in the area of ​​newcomers, so that in the 1959/60 season they increasingly focused on the youth . The first half of the season was correspondingly weak, and they cut it off as third from last, thanks to an increase in performance and two points that were subsequently won at the Green Table (Schalke 04 put in a player who was not eligible to play in the first leg), they came in eighth and managed to stay up.

The following season, in which you started with ten players from your own youth, was also rather mediocre. The start of the season was still very positive and they were even in second place, but then the crash followed, and the MSV only managed to stay in league on the last day of the game with a 3-0 win over Borussia Dortmund, in the end they were in 11th place. At the beginning of the 1961/62 season, the introduction of the single-track Bundesliga in Meiderich was a topic of conversation, and so the return of coach Multhaupt, with the aim of more successful times, was pushed into the background. After the series it didn't look as if the Meidericher SV could meet the expectations, because they only came in ninth, but an increase in performance in the second half of the season brought them fifth.

The goal for the following season was clear: "Qualification for the Bundesliga". This important season got off to a bad start, with 3: 5 points from the first four games. After a winning streak, the MSV made contact with the top of the table and was seventh only two points behind first place. After a long winter break, due to a severe winter for three months, the zebras came out of the starting blocks well and were able to. a. the Wuppertal SV and 1. FC Köln beat, but down the stretch seemed the forces to wane. There followed two decisive games against Hamborn 07 and Viktoria Köln . In the game against Hamborn, Dieter Danzberg scored the winning goal in the 84th minute. Five days later he scored the 2-1 in the 90th minute. One day after the triumph, on May 6, 1963, there was written confirmation, the MSV was accepted into the Bundesliga, and the jubilation knew no bounds. The last game against Preußen Münster was therefore meaningless, but they still secured third place in the table with a 2-1 win.

Bundesliga - the 1960s

On August 24, 1963, the time had finally come for the first Bundesliga matchday to kick off. MSV completed it with Helmut Rahn and trainer Rudi Gutendorf in Karlsruhe , where Karlsruher SC was beaten 4-1. The zebras managed to establish themselves in the top group at the end of the first half of the season. Thanks to a strong second half of the season, Meidericher SV moved up to 2nd place and surprisingly became runner-up behind 1. FC Köln . The 1964/65 season was not so successful, in the first half of the season the MSV was in the relegation zone and was only able to establish itself in the midfield under the new coach Hermann Eppenhoff in the second half of the season, at the end of the day they had 7th place with 32:28 points. The following season, with 70 goals, was the Bundesliga season with the highest number of goals in the club's history, in which another record was set. The 9-0 win at Tasmania Berlin was the highest away win of a Bundesliga team of all time. Despite the 70 goals they only finished 8th, reaching the cup final made the season successful.

The first series of the 1966/67 season was very disappointing, after 18th place at the winter break, the fear of relegation went around in Meiderich. Therefore, January 7, 1967 was seen as a new beginning, the day on which the name was changed to "MSV Duisburg". Only through a show of strength in the second half of the season, the MSV managed to stay 11th. The downward trend could be stopped in the following season, after 34 games they were 7th and scored 69 goals, including seven goals from the highest home win in the club's history (7-0 against 1. FC Kaiserslautern ). However, the year was marked by financial problems, one reason for this being the poor attendance figures. In the season 1968/69 the MSV had to fight with meanwhile 1.4 million marks debts, therefore the season goal was a middle field place. The first half of the season exceeded expectations many times over, in the meantime the MSV was in 4th place, after 17 match days they were in 7th place. At the end of the season, the zebras were only 12th, one reason was the too many draws, with 16 draws in the season you set a new Bundesliga record. In 1969/70 the MSV was also depressed by a lot of debts, although it was hoped that the rise of Rot-Weiß Oberhausen and Rot-Weiss Essen would generate a lot of audience income. The financial situation meant that you were among the relegation candidates, so the 10th place at the winter break was very satisfactory. In the end, they managed to stay in the league as 15th with a four point lead.

MSV "Dietzburg" (1970 to 1982)

Bernard Dietz played for the MSV "Dietzburg" for twelve years

After the zebras were almost relegated in the 1969/70 season, the face of the team was changed significantly in the following season, and they relied on the proven concept of their own youth. A talented young player who was signed by the amateur club SV Bockum-Hövel in 1970 was Bernard "Ennatz" Dietz , who was to head the team for more than a decade (he nicknamed the club MSV Dietzburg). The concept worked, and in the end it was seventh - despite a somewhat bumpy first half of the season that ended in eleventh. In 1971/72 they wanted to confirm the shape of the previous season, if not improve it, but a lull in the storm ended these hopes. At the end of the day there was only 14th place, although the top teams like Bayern Munich (3-0) could be beaten. The MSV started the season 1972/73 with seven reigning A-youth champions from their own youth. After finishing sixth at the end of the season, Meiderich dreamed of the UEFA Cup , but since the team collapsed at the end of the season, the Duisburg team slipped from fourth place to tenth. In the next season the zebras fought to stay in the league and were last in the table for a long time, but a final sprint with 9: 1 points from the last five games made the impossible possible.

Surprisingly, the zebras were in first place on the second match day of the 1974/75 season, the first time in eleven years, but the success was short-lived. During the winter break, the club was in midfield, after 34 match days MSV was 14. The only positive thing was reaching the cup final in 1975, which MSV Duisburg lost 1-0 to Eintracht Frankfurt . While the zebras caused a sensation in the UEFA Cup next season, this trend was not reflected in the Bundesliga. In the meantime, the zebras were in last place, but made it to ninth place during the winter break. The Meidericher stayed in midfield and finally finished tenth. Under the new coach Otto Knefler , the MSV hoped for a UEFA Cup place in the 1976/77 season , which did not seem impossible given third place after 20 games, but a negative series in the final phase meant the fall to ninth place. In the next season, MSV Duisburg managed the long-awaited qualification for the international competition in sixth place. On November 5, 1977, the most legendary game in the club's history took place. Bernard Dietz scored four goals as a defender in the 6-3 win over Bayern Munich.

In the 1978/79 season, the zebras experienced the rigors of participating in three competitions (Bundesliga, DFB Cup and UEFA Cup). While the team reached the UEFA Cup semi-finals, they fought against relegation in the Bundesliga (16th place at the winter break), with 13th place this was prevented. The next three seasons were marked by the relegation battle. The reasons for this were the financial crisis and the loss of many top performers. In the 1979/80 and 1980/81 seasons, the MSV managed to stay in the league (14th and twelfth place respectively), but after 19 years of first class, the Zebras had to start the bitter step into the 2nd Bundesliga in 1982. At first they had a midfield position, after the highest defeat in the Bundesliga history of the MSV (0: 7 against Hamburger SV), the MSV slipped deeper and finally descended with 19:49 points and in 18th place.

2nd Bundesliga and Oberliga (1982 to 1991)

After relegation, nobody in Duisburg talked about an immediate re-promotion, the notable departures and the lack of money made the zebras difficult to create. The bad start meant that they were in dire need of relegation. Thanks to the change of coach to Luis Zacarias, the relegation could be prevented again (eleventh place). For the next season the promotion was targeted. With a final sprint they reached third place, but failed in the relegation to Eintracht Frankfurt (0: 5 and 1: 1). In the next season 1984/85 they fought again against relegation, which could only be averted on the last day of the game by a 3-1 victory over SV Darmstadt 98 . In addition, the club had such high debts that a dissolution of the club was getting closer. In 1986 the MSV then fell into the league. Four coaches could not prevent the relegation to the third division and so they rose with only 15 points from 38 games, 18 points behind the rescuing bank.

From now on the zebras had to compete against teams from Rhede , Baesweiler or Lindlar . The goal was to get promoted again, and for a long time it looked like this, but then the Bonner SC and BVL Remscheid stopped the MSV on the home straight, and so they only came second. But you were allowed to play for the German amateur championship , which you could win by a 4-1 over the amateurs of Bayern Munich. Even in the second attempt, the ascent did not work. Although the team around Ewald Lienen and Thomas Strunz reached the promotion round as leaders, they failed there at Hertha BSC . After three years, the MSV made the leap back into professional football in the 1988/89 season . The MSV were sovereign leaders with only two defeats and scored 60:12 points with 97:36 goals. Since you completed the promotion round first, you reached the season goal.

After returning to professional football, MSV Duisburg set itself the goal of returning to the Bundesliga after two years of second division football. The zebras finally succeeded in doing this. The 1989/90 season ended in tenth after being seventh at the winter break. On June 16, 1991, the Meidericher rose again after ten years of abstinence in the Bundesliga. Right from the start, MSV was at the top of the table, only losing it on matchday 24, but this fact didn't change the fact that MSV Duisburg was promoted to second in the Bundesliga.

Ascents and Descents (1991 to 2013)

The first Bundesliga season in nine years began promisingly, after 13 match days the Meidericher were in second place and the topic of relegation should remain a foreign word. After MSV only received praise nationwide for its great performance (the Süddeutsche Zeitung wrote: “A team like MSV Duisburg has not seen the Bundesliga for a long time”), there were more and more squabbles and the team was still in dire straits. Due to the 0: 1 defeat on the last match day against Borussia Dortmund, MSV had to relegate to the 2nd division as 19th. For the MSV Duisburg it was 1992/93 to aim for a direct promotion. The season was very bumpy, and you always shuttled between the top group and midfield, but in the end the MSV rose to second in the Bundesliga, in which they caused a sensation in 1993/94. Right from the start there was a sense of optimism around Wedau, which the team also implemented in the Bundesliga, one of the highlights was the 5-1 win at German champions Werder Bremen . The climax was reached on the 22nd matchday: after a 1-0 win in the second leg against Werder Bremen, MSV was the leader of the table and the first with a negative goal difference. But a defeat against Bayern Munich broke the neck of the zebras and they fell back to ninth place. The next season, however, ended in mourning, the MSV was relegated from the Bundesliga for the third time. During the winter break, the Meidericher were at the bottom of the table with just seven points, and the new coach Hans Bongartz (he replaced Ewald Lienen ) could not prevent relegation.

For the next year, a renewed rise was targeted. With a series of 16 games without defeat, the MSV initially lived up to its role as favorites, but a series of eight games without a win followed and the dream of promotion threatened to burst. Friedhelm Funkel managed to get promoted with the team after Hannes Bongartz's dismissal after a tremendous game, and more successful years in the upper house followed. The years 1997 to 1999 were very successful years for MSV Duisburg. Three years in a row the zebras reached a single-digit place in the table (once ninth and twice eighth), in 1998 the club reached the cup final for the third time, and the MSV was also represented internationally. However, they failed in the European Cup Winners' Cup in the first round at KRC Genk . The 1999/2000 season, on the other hand, was anything but successful. The MSV was only able to win their first game on matchday 13, but the club could no longer be saved and was relegated from bottom of the table with only 22 points.

The MSV did not start the new season successfully, but after ten games without defeat the Zebras were suddenly at the top and dreamed of a renewed promotion, which failed due to a poor second half of the season in eleventh. In the 2001/02 season the promotion should be made with the new coach Pierre Littbarski , after a mixed season they were again eleventh. Also in the seasons 2002/03 and 2003/04 the zebras only landed in midfield, meanwhile under the coach Norbert Meier . President Walter Hellmich , who had the MSV-Arena (since 2010: Schauinsland-Reisen-Arena ) built at the same time, built a competitive team for the 2004/05 season by giving the competition top performers such as Ivica Grlic (Alemannia Aachen ) and Georg Koch (Energie Cottbus). After initial difficulties, the Meidericher started a series of twelve games without defeat, and the 1-0 on matchday 17 against 1. FC Köln, the MSV autumn champions. Towards the end of the season the zebras seemed to be weak. But then MSV defeated Wacker Burghausen after a 1: 3 break deficit on matchday 31 with 4: 3 and was able to celebrate the promotion a week later with 1: 0 at Eintracht Frankfurt, 10,000 fans celebrated their return until late at night to the House of Lords.

But the guest appearance in the Bundesliga only lasted a year. The entire season was the MSV in the table cellar and rose with only 27 points. The zebras played again in the 2nd Bundesliga in 2006/07 , where they were aiming for promotion to the Bundesliga. On the last day of the match, the MSV secured third place and thus direct promotion. MSV started the 2007/08 season with an away win at Borussia Dortmund (1: 3). The "Zebras" lost their first home game against VfL Wolfsburg (1: 3). From the eighth game day they were on a relegation zone, which they could not leave until the end of the season. On the 33rd match day, relegation was sealed by a defeat against FC Bayern (2: 3). The fifth time in the seventh relegation, the club left the league bottom of the table.

In the following second division years you ended up in the upper midfield and had little to do with the promotion in the end. With the coaches Rudi Bommer and Peter Neururer , the promotion was targeted in the first two years, but with 6th place at the end of the season, this goal was missed by far. Before the 2010/11 season there was a major upheaval at MSV. In addition to a major change in the management team, the budget had to be reduced. Sportily and financially they did not see themselves in a position to tackle the goal of promotion. The coach Milan Šašić, who had been brought in six months earlier , now had to start the season with a squad of mostly talented players. A three-year plan by coach and sports director Bruno Huebner provided for MSV to be financially secure from the ground up and to gradually build up a competitive team with the goal of advancing to the Bundesliga in 2013. In the first year, however, the goal was to stay up. This was achieved with the 8th place, and the team also offered the Duisburg audience attractive football. In addition, Šašić led the zebras back to the DFB Cup final in Berlin after 13 years , where they lost 5-0 to FC Schalke 04 . Shortly thereafter, sports director Huebner announced his move to league competitor Eintracht Frankfurt .

In November 2012, the club's financial situation deteriorated dramatically, so that there was even talk of insolvency and the "end of professional football in Duisburg". However, the bankruptcy could still be averted by donations from the stadium shareholders.

Development since the forced relegation to the 3rd division (since 2013)

Call for a protest march by MSV fans on June 4, 2013

Because the economic efficiency was not proven, the licensing committee of the league association refused the MSV on May 29, 2013 the license for the second division season 2013/14. On June 13th, the association separated from its managing director Roland Kentsch , on the same day changes in the supervisory board were announced. In the afternoon, the team started training in front of 3,000 spectators. On June 19, the Permanent Court of Arbitration upheld the license withdrawal. From the fan protests, which were directed against the license withdrawal and the club management, the action alliance "Show Stripes" arose. It organized demonstrations and initiated a five-kilometer human chain from Duisburg city center to the stadium, the “bond of solidarity”, with several thousand participants. The fan camps of previously rival clubs joined forces in solidarity campaigns under the motto “Separate in colors, united in substance”. On July 1, the media reported that the documents submitted for obtaining a license for the 3rd division were incomplete and incorrect. Coach Runjaic announced his retirement on the same day.

After the club had received the right to play in the 3rd league, Karsten Baumann Runjaic succeeded him. With a newly assembled team, he established the MSV in the upper table region. However, the MSV could not play as hoped for promotion back to the 2nd division. In March 2014, the creditors of MSV Duisburg waived 80 percent of their claims, a total of around 12 million euros, as part of a haircut. At the end of the season, the MSV occupied seventh place in the table. Karsten Baumann's contract, which expired at the end of the season, was not extended and Gino Lettieri was hired as the new coach.

On the penultimate matchday of the 2014/15 season , MSV Duisburg secured promotion to the 2nd Bundesliga with a 3-1 home win against Holstein Kiel . When the team was there after the 13th matchday with six points in the last place in the table, Gino Lettieri was released and replaced by Ilija Gruew . In December 2015, Capelli New York bought 5.1 percent of the shares in MSV Duisburg GmbH & Co. KGaA. The MSV managed to catch up in the second half of the season, so that on the penultimate matchday they could leave the direct relegation ranks for the first time and jump to 16th place in the table, which entitles them to participate in the relegation games. On the last day of the match, MSV Duisburg managed a 1-0 win against Bundesliga promoted RB Leipzig, so they could secure the relegation place. In the relegation, the MSV met the Würzburger Kickers and relegated to the 3rd league on May 24, 2016 after a 2-0 in the first leg and a 2-1 in the second leg.

In April 2017, Capelli New York took over another 5 percent of the shares in MSV Duisburg GmbH & Co. KGaA and now holds 10.1 percent of the shares. On the penultimate matchday of the 2016/17 season , MSV Duisburg managed to get promoted back to the 2nd Bundesliga with a 3-0 away win at SC Fortuna Köln . On the last day of the match, MSV Duisburg won their home game against FSV Zwickau 5-1 and finished the season first.

The second division season 2017/18 started mixed for Duisburg at first, so that the team of Ilija Gruew found themselves in 15th place in the table after a defeat against Fortuna Düsseldorf on matchday 9. With only one defeat from the following 13 games, the MSV pushed steadily forward in the table and even intervened in the promotion battle. On the 25th matchday Duisburg was in fourth place. With a series with only one point from six games, all hopes for promotion were lost. Duisburg ended the season in 7th place in the table. In the following season Duisburg got only two points from the first eight games, which led to the dismissal of Ilija Gruew. Under the new coach, Torsten Lieberknecht , a surprise success was initially achieved at the front runner 1. FC Köln . Thanks to further positive results, the MSV worked their way up from the relegation ranks to 15th place. This positive tendency could not be sustained in the further course of the season, so that the MSV relegated to the third division as bottom of the table at the end of the season.

The MSV in the DFB Cup

MSV Duisburg was never able to win the DFB Cup , in which the zebras have always participated since 1963 with one exception in 1987/88, although they made it into the final four times. This makes him the club that made it to the final most often without being able to win a title.

The first final reached the Zebras 1966, when they in Frankfurt on the Bayern Munich met. On the way to Frankfurt, MSV always had home rights and won VfB Stuttgart (2: 0), FC Schalke 04 (6: 0), Karlsruher SC (1: 0) and 1. FC Kaiserslautern (4 : 3) beat. In the final itself, MSV took a 1-0 lead through Rüdiger Mielke after 28 minutes , Hartmut Heidemann was able to compensate for the Munich double strike with a penalty kick, before Bayern won the final with two more goals shortly before the end with two more goals could.

On June 21, 1975, the zebras completed their second final, this time against Eintracht Frankfurt. The MSV were an equal opponent, but the men around coach Willibert Kremer failed to score a goal from their many chances, so a 1-0 win was enough for the Frankfurters; Charly Körbel scored the golden goal in the 57th minute. On the way to the cup final in Hanover , the MSV u. a. 1. FC Nuremberg (3: 0), FC Bayern Munich (3: 2), Werder Bremen (2: 0) and Borussia Dortmund (2: 1).

For the third time, the zebras were in a cup final in 1998. Up until then, it was difficult for the Meidericher to make it into the final perfectly. The stations were Essen (2: 1), Bochum (1: 0), Frankfurt (1: 0), Jena (2: 1) and Trier. There Eintracht was beaten in a dramatic semi-final with 11:10 after penalty shoot-out, only goalkeeper Thomas Gill was able to convert the decisive penalty. In the run-up to the men's final, FCR Duisburg defeated FSV Frankfurt 6-2 in the women's final, MSV wanted to follow the example of women and also win its final. It looked good for a long time, the zebras led 1-0 through a goal from Bachirou Salou early on , but with one minute before the end Mario Basler made it 2-1 for Bayern Munich.

The Duisburgers took part in the DFB Cup final for the fourth time in the 2010/11 season. After victories at VfB Lübeck (2: 0), Halleschen FC (3: 0), 1. FC Köln (2: 1), and at home against 1. FC Kaiserslautern (2: 0) and Energie Cottbus (2: 1) you were the first to take part in the 2010/11 DFB Cup finals . In the final they lost to FC Schalke 04 5-0 and had to accept the highest defeat in the final in the history of the DFB Cup. Just as clearly only 1. FC Kaiserslautern had to admit defeat in the 1972 cup final.

The zebras made it to the semi-finals twice. In 1978 they failed at Fortuna Düsseldorf and in 1991 at 1. FC Cologne. The Meidericher have already been eliminated in the first round of the cup nine times. The highest victories came against TuS Rosenberg (11: 1, 1977/78), Wacker 04 Berlin (9: 0, 1980/81) and MTV Fürth (10: 2, 1975/76). The biggest defeats were in 1969 a 1: 6 against 1. FC Köln, in 1982 0: 5 against Hamburger SV, in the round of 16 in 2009 a 0: 5 defeat at FC Augsburg , and in 2011 also 0: 5 against FC Schalke 04 in Final. In the 2016/17 season, MSV was eliminated in the first main round against 1. FC Union Berlin . Even a year later, MSV did not make it through the first main round - they lost their first game against 1. FC Nürnberg .

The MSV Duisburg in the international competitions

In the 70s, 80s and 90s MSV Duisburg played several times in international competition, the zebras played most of the games in the Intertoto Cup and the UI Cup , but the MSV was also represented in the UEFA Cup and the European Cup Winners' Cup .

The MSV can show 14 participations in the Intertoto Cup, which took place during the summer break. The first of a total of 76 games was played in 1970. In the 14 appearances, the zebras managed to win the Intertoto Cup three times (1974, 1977 and 1978), which brought the MSV a cash bonus; otherwise the competition was worthless. The Meiderich achieved the highest victory in 1978 against NEC Nijmegen 6-0, the 7-1 against PSV Eindhoven 1973 was the biggest defeat.

The MSV also took part twice in the follow-up competition, the UI Cup. In this competition, the MSV played for a UEFA Cup starting place and not for a cash prize. In 1997/98 the zebras were close, but AJ Auxerre prevailed in the finals (0-0 and 0-2). Two years later, MSV Duisburg was eliminated in the semi-finals, this time the opponent was Montpellier Hérault SC (1: 1 and 0: 3).

The MSV also won the UEFA Cup twice. In 1975/76 the zebras narrowly failed to Levski Sofia (3: 2 and 1: 2) after the Cypriot participant Paralimni Famagusta was beaten 7: 1 and 3: 2 in the first round. In the 1978/79 season, MSV Duisburg was only eliminated in the semi-finals, while Borussia Mönchengladbach was the opponent. On the way to the semi-finals, the teams from Poznan (5: 0 and 5: 2), Jena (0: 0 and 3: 0 after extra time), Strasbourg (0: 0 and 4: 0) and Budapest (3: 2 and 1: 2) can be switched off. After a 2: 2 in the first leg and a 1: 4 defeat in the second leg, the foals from Mönchengladbach were the final destination for the MSV.

In 1998/99 the zebras took part in the European Cup Winners' Cup, even though they were only runner-up. Since FC Bayern Munich qualified as runner-up for the Champions League , the MSV moved up as a representative. The MSV failed miserably in the first round at KRC Genk . The first leg ended in a 1-1 draw, but the zebras were eliminated by the 5-0 defeat in Brussels, where the home game of KRC Genk was moved. The MSV Duisburg was the last German representative in this competition, which was held for the last time this year.

Statistics on Bundesliga time

The MSV took part in the Bundesliga in a total of 28 seasons, most recently in 2007/08. The best placement was second place in the premiere season 1963/64. Duisburg topped the Bundesliga three times and so far the only one with a negative goal difference (on February 18, 1994, 22nd matchday, 29:30 goals). With 1147 points, the club is in 16th place in the all-time Bundesliga table . (Status: after the 34th matchday of the 2019/20 season)

Highest wins and losses:

  • highest home win: 7-0 against 1. FC Kaiserslautern (April 6, 1968)
  • highest away win: 9-0 at Tasmania Berlin (March 26, 1966, Bundesliga record)
  • Biggest home defeat: 7-1 against 1. FC Kaiserslautern (April 10, 1994)
  • Biggest away defeat: 7-0 at Hamburger SV (September 26, 1981)


National successes

International success


First team player and coach

Team squad

Current squad 2020/21
No. Nat. Surname birthday in the team since Contract until Last club
01 GermanyGermany Leo buying wine 0July 7, 1996 2019 2021 Hannover 96
22nd GermanyGermany Jonas Brendieck 0June 5, 1999 2014 2020 Borussia Dortmund Youth
30th SwitzerlandSwitzerland Steven Deana 04th Mar 1990 2019 2021 FC Aarau
02 GermanyGermany Maximilian Sauer May 15, 1994 2020 2022 SpVgg Greuther Fürth
03 GermanyGermany Dominik Schmidt 0July 1, 1987 2020 2021 Holstein Kiel
04th GermanyGermany Dominic Volkmer Apr 27, 1996 2020 2022 FC Carl Zeiss Jena
15th GermanyGermany Tobias Fleckstein Apr 24, 1999 2020 2022 Holstein Kiel
17th GermanyGermany Arne Sicker Apr 17, 1997 2019 2022 Holstein Kiel
23 GermanyGermany Joshua Bitter 0Jan. 1, 1997 2019 2021 Werder Bremen II
26th GermanyGermany Vincent Gembalies Jan. 18, 2000 2008 2021
27 GermanyGermany Niko Bretschneider Aug 10, 1999 2020 2022 Hertha BSC II
05 MontenegroMontenegro Mirnes Pepic Dec 19, 1995 2020 2021 Hansa Rostock
06th GermanyGermany Connor Krempicki Sep 14 1994 2019 2021 KFC Uerdingen 05
07th GermanyGermany Lukas Scepanik Apr 11, 1994 2019 2021 Red and white food
08th RomaniaRomania Darius Ghindovean U19 0Nov 1, 2001 2017 2022 SC Kapellen-Erft
09 GermanyGermany Ahmet Engin 0Aug 9, 1996 2011 2021 KFC Uerdingen 05
10 GermanyGermany Moritz Stoppelkamp (C)Captain of the crew Dec 11, 1986 2017 2021 Karlsruher SC
11 GermanyGermany Arnold Budimbu Feb 20, 1995 2019 2021 TSV Steinbach Haiger
20th GermanyGermany Leroy-Jacques Mickels June 25, 1995 2019 2020 SSVg Velbert
21st GermanyGermany Max Jansen May 26, 1993 2019 2021 Royal Excelsior Virton
19th GermanyGermany Sinan Karweina 29 Mar 1999 2019 2021 Sports fanatic Lotte
24 NetherlandsNetherlands Vincent Vermeij 0Aug 9, 1994 2019 2021 Heracles Almelo
25th CroatiaCroatia Petar Slišković Feb 21, 1991 2019 2021 VfR Aalen
35 GermanyGermany Cem Sabanci 09 Mar 2000 2016 2020 FC Schalke 04 Youth
As of August 24, 2020
U19 also in the A-youth squad
The current trainer / function team
Nat. Surname birthday function In the team since
GermanyGermany Torsten Lieberknecht 0Aug 1, 1973 Chief trainer 2018
GermanyGermany Marvin Compper June 14, 1985 Assistant coach 2019
GermanyGermany Philipp Klug 0Feb. 3, 1993 Co-trainer and Analyst 2015
GermanyGermany Sven Beuckert Dec 12, 1973 Goalkeeping coach 2003 p
GermanyGermany Andreas Tappe Jan. 28, 1972 Fitness trainer 2014
CroatiaCroatia Miro Lušić 0Nov. 7, 1981 Athletics coach 2017
Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina Ivica Grlić 0Aug 6, 1975 Sports director 2004 p
GermanyGermany Katharina Günther 0Oct 8, 1987 Team manager 2017
GermanyGermany Christian Schoepp 0Dec. 4, 1971 Team doctor 2012
GermanyGermany Falk Ullerich 0Nov 5, 1979 Team doctor 2012
GermanyGermany Ingo Geuen 03rd Sep 1974 Team doctor 2016
GermanyGermany Andreas Bühren 03rd Mar 1980 Physiotherapist 2019
GermanyGermany Oliver Grabowski Jan. 21, 1980 Physiotherapist 2008
NetherlandsNetherlands I want the boom 0Dec. 4, 1965 Physiotherapist 2011
GermanyGermany Chris Schmoldt Apr 18, 1983 Chief scout 2016
GermanyGermany Manfred Piwonski June 27, 1942 Kit manager 1991
GermanyGermany Tim Schmitz Nov 28, 1986 Kit manager 2018
As of August 21, 2020
S. as a player

Transfers of the 2020/21 season

As of August 26, 2020

Accesses Departures
Summer 2020

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Second team

The second team of MSV has played in the Oberliga Niederrhein since the 2013/14 season and was last in fifth place in the table. They usually played their home games in the Meiderich Stadium , which has a capacity of 5,000. The team was withdrawn from play at the end of the 2015/16 season.

The formation of the team goes back to the year 1958, even if they only took part in official game operations from 1959. She quickly achieved promotion to the top amateur leagues, but after a strong downward trend in the 1970s, she only played lower class for years before returning to the upper amateur level in the 1990s. Many later professionals emerged from the team, including the national player Michael Bella .

Women's soccer

On January 1, 2014, the teams of the insolvent FCR 2001 Duisburg will play in the new women's football department . The first team, like the men's team, has been outsourced to MSV Duisburg GmbH & Co. KGaA and has played in the Bundesliga since it was promoted in 2016 .

Youth teams

The club has its own department for its youth footballers, which includes teams for all age groups between U-9 and U-16. In addition, there is a U-17 and a U-19 team that compete in the respective national leagues of their age groups. All youth teams belong to the youth performance center (NLZ), which aims to promote children and young people in the long term. It was tested by the DFB on the basis of various criteria and awarded one of a maximum of three possible stars for its high quality. In women's football, there are teams for the age groups U-13, U-15 and U-17 and a second team.

Even in the Oberliga West, youth work had a high priority for the club, which is why a number of own talents always made it into the first team. In the first Bundesliga season in 1963/64, the club became German runners-up with nine players trained in their own youth. In addition, it was able to record its own successes in the junior division, with the A-youth becoming German champions in this age group in 1972, 1977 and 1978.

Various players from the club's youth division made the leap into professional football. Among the most successful were Werner Krämer , Hartmut Heidemann , Michael Bella and Ronald Worm , who were able to establish themselves in the MSV's first division team and were also accepted into the German national team. In the current circle of the DFB team, Max Meyer is a player who was trained at MSV Duisburg over a period of five years.


Former players

Trainer since 1963

Commencement Exit Surname Commencement Exit Surname Commencement Exit Surname
July 1, 1963 March 1, 1965 Rudi Gutendorf May 2nd 1983 June 30, 1985 Luis Zacarias January 5, 2003 December 8, 2005 Norbert Meier
March 2, 1965 June 30, 1965 Wilhelm Schmidt July 1, 1985 September 12, 1985 Günter Preuss December 9, 2005 December 17, 2005 Heiko Scholz *
July 1, 1965 June 30, 1967 Hermann Eppenhoff September 19, 1985 March 19, 1986 Helmut Witte December 18, 2005 April 4, 2006 Jürgen Kohler
July 1, 1967 June 30, 1968 Gyula Lóránt March 20, 1986 June 30, 1986 Friedhelm Vos April 5, 2006 June 30, 2006 Heiko Scholz *
July 1, 1968 June 30, 1970 Robert Gebhardt July 1, 1986 June 30, 1989 Detlef Pirsig July 1, 2006 November 9, 2008 Rudi Bommer
July 1, 1970 20th October 1973 Rudi Fassnacht July 1, 1989 April 19, 1992 Willibert Kremer November 17, 2008 October 29, 2009 Peter Neururer
October 21, 1973 March 18, 1976 Willibert Kremer April 20, 1992 March 23, 1993 Uwe Reinders October 30, 2009 November 1, 2009 Uwe Speidel *
March 19, 1976 June 30, 1976 Rolf sheepfold March 24, 1993 November 1, 1994 Ewald Lienen November 2, 2009 October 28, 2011 Milan Šašić
July 1, 1976 19th November 1977 Otto Knefler November 2, 1994 May 13, 1996 Hannes Bongartz October 28, 2011 August 25, 2012 Oliver Reck
November 29, 1977 May 21, 1978 Carl-Heinz Rühl May 13, 1996 March 24, 2000 Friedhelm Funkel August 25, 2012 2nd September 2012 Ivica Grlić *
July 1, 1978 June 30, 1979 Rolf sheepfold March 25, 2000 June 30, 2000 Seppo Eichkorn 3rd September 2012 July, 1st 2013 Kosta Runjaic
July 1, 1979 February 10, 1980 Heinz Höher July 1, 2000 October 15, 2000 Wolfgang Frank July 8, 2013 June 30, 2014 Karsten Baumann
February 11, 1980 November 29, 1981 Friedhelm Wenzlaff October 16, 2000 May 31, 2001 Seppo Eichkorn July 1, 2014 November 2, 2015 Gino Lettieri
November 30, 1981 June 30, 1982 Kuno Klötzer June 1, 2001 November 2, 2002 Pierre Littbarski 3rd November 2015 1st October 2018 Ilija Gruew
July 1, 1982 May 1, 1983 Siegfried Melzig November 3, 2002 January 4, 2003 Bernard Dietz * October 2, 2018 Torsten Lieberknecht

* = Interim coach

Fans and club culture

Followers and audience ratings

Most of the club's supporters come from the city of Duisburg and its surroundings. According to a study with data from 1998, around half of the fans come from Duisburg itself, while around 20 percent live more than thirty kilometers from the stadium. Local ticket sales outlets for the purchase of tickets for home games exist in addition to various locations in Duisburg, in Mülheim an der Ruhr and in the Wesel district ( Dinslaken , Moers , Voerde and Wesel ).

Prominent fans of the club are Hilmi Sözer , Jürgen Hingsen , TV inspector Bernhard Kuhnt , who works in real life for the Duisburg criminal police , the fictional crime scene inspector Horst Schimanski , Joachim Llambi , top manager Klaus Engel , the band Mallorca Cowboys and comedian Markus Cancer . Furthermore, the former NRW Interior Minister Ralf Jäger , who used to play in the youth of the MSV, the member of the Bundestag Mahmut Özdemir from Duisburg and the Duisburg mayor Sören Link are supporters of the club.

The number of spectators has tended to develop positively since 1980, but it was dependent on the league affiliation. Around 1980 an average of around 17,000 people formed the audience. After the decline in 1982, the value fell into the four-digit range and reached a low of 2,342 in the 1985/86 holding period. At the same time, the sporting fall into the amateur camp took place, but the return to professional football in 1989 sparked increased interest, and the average number of visitors in the Bundesliga was often over 20,000. In the first division seasons 2005/06 and 2007/08 it was just over 25,000 and leveled off after relegation in 2008 with a little less than 15,000 spectators. Even in the third division, MSV always played its home games in front of a five-figure backdrop.

Due to numerous other well-known clubs in the vicinity, the club was always exposed to fierce competition in attracting spectators and sponsors. Before the Second World War , there were a number of sporty successful teams in Duisburg and until it was accepted into the Bundesliga in 1963, the club was exposed to strong competition from within the city. In the Oberliga West, the Duisburger Spielverein and Hamborn 07 were in the audience's favor, partly ahead of the MSV. With an average of 7,500 visitors, the club was far behind in the league comparison in the 1960/61 season, for example, while the city rivals each had more than 10,000 spectators per game. Although the other Duisburg clubs lost a lot of their importance from 1963, there is still very pronounced competitive pressure due to other clubs in the Ruhr area and its surroundings. In 2011, the University of Duisburg-Essen published a study according to which the association is seen as rich in tradition and to a large extent regionally rooted. She attested that it had great brand potential.

After the revocation of the license for the then second division team became known in the run-up to the 2013/14 season, his supporters organized numerous support and protest actions, including a march to the stadium with around 6,000 participants. In the opinion of those responsible at MSV, the positive attention it received from the DFB and sponsors was of great importance for obtaining the license for the third division and the further development of the club. According to the magazine 11 Freunde , there was also a clearly increased willingness to support in the following third division years up to the resurgence in 2015, which was shown, among other things, by a significant increase in season ticket sales. Especially in earlier times, the Duisburg audience was also assumed to be very critical of sporting failure.

The number of club members has increased significantly in the 21st century. In the middle of 2009 the association had 3,138 members. Mainly as a result of the forced relegation in 2013, there was a significant increase in membership, which is why the value rose to 7,008 by the end of 2014.

Fan clubs, fan projects and ultras

The first fan club of the Bundesliga team at that time was established in December 1973 under the name "MSV Fan Club". In 1975 other followers joined together under the name "The Zebras". The merger of the two organizations in the course of the 1975/76 season created the 150 fan club “The Zebras 74”. The number of official fan clubs grew rapidly in the decades that followed and in the 2008/09 season stood at 65 institutions of this type.

The "Duisburg Fan Project" is a social institution for the supporters of the association. It offers various forms of support for fans, organizes its own events and makes efforts to prevent violence. It was created in 1994 under the sponsorship of Kinder und Jugendhilfe eV and was converted into an independent association in 1997 called Fanprojekt Duisburg eV .

During the 1997/98 season, supporters of the ultra movement formed in Duisburg and founded the Ultras Duisburg 98 group the following summer . These have grown to around 50 members in the meantime, but internal conflicts and external pressure resulted in their de facto dissolution in 2001/02. From 2003 the group resumed its activity and established the performance of choreographies as an important stylistic element. In the summer of 2007, the Ultras Duisburg 98 were dissolved and inherited by the newly founded Duisburg cohort . The youth Ultra Group, founded already in the preseason youngsters was taken there. The Proud Generation Duisburg (PGDU), founded in February 2007, is another ultra group of the MSV . Its members initially did not see themselves clearly as ultras, but finally accepted this orientation in 2012.

Club songs

On January 11, 1964, the club song Zebratwist was premiered by Peter Steffen in the run-up to a game against Karlsruher SC . The work, which was created during the first Bundesliga season, was created by Henry Valentino and is considered the oldest stadium anthem in Germany. It is still played in the same form at home matches to this day, serves as a goal anthem and its text refers to the game of the time.

In addition to the zebra twist , another club-related song was introduced in 2004 with the title MSV-Hymne . The Duisburg song , which was created in 1994 with the participation of the player Peter Közle and relates to the entire city, is played before every home game.

Stadium booklets

The MSV Duisburg had many previous issues up to today's ZebraMagazin , u. a. The Zebra-Primer , MSV-Echo and MSV-Kurier . These booklets are still offered today at well-known Internet exchange sites. Collectors pay high prices for them.

The ultra groupings also publish their own information flyers. The cohort distributed such a sheet under the name "Words of Cohort" at every home game. The Proud Generation Duisburg publishes a flyer entitled “Hafenpost” on the same occasion.

The association as the subject of films

In 1984 the Tatort episode Zweierlei Blut appeared , the plot of which is set in the Wedau Stadium , among other places . The children's film Eating Pommes, released in 2012, tells the story of three sisters who take part in a competition to organize stadium catering in Duisburg and who ultimately succeed. In March 2014, the first part of the documentary series From Beginning to West End , which deals with the history of the association , appeared with Meidericher Vizemeister .


Due to the many ups and downs in its club history, MSV Duisburg has no classic arch rivalry, such as that between FC Schalke 04 and Borussia Dortmund or between Borussia Mönchengladbach and 1. FC Köln. Certain rivalries exist with various clubs in the region such as Rot-Weiss Essen, Rot-Weiß Oberhausen, Fortuna Düsseldorf, VfL Bochum, Prussia Münster and FC Schalke 04, but their respective importance depends largely on the current league membership of the "zebras" depends.

Game and training facilities

MSV Duisburg plays its home games in the Schauinsland-Reisen-Arena , which was completed in 2005 and is located in the Duisburg sports park . The spectator capacity is 31,500 seats, of which 22,082 are seated and 7039 are standing. In addition, there are 1537 business seats, 46 seats for wheelchair users, 41 boxes with a total of 420 seats and 124 seats in the press box.

A special feature was the construction of the new stadium, as it was built on the site of the old Wedau stadium while the game was still going on . The laying of the foundation stone was celebrated on October 17, 2003 before the game against Rot-Weiß Oberhausen , on April 18, 2004 the first two grandstands (north and east stands) were opened, and on September 12 of the same year, before the game against Rot -Weiß Oberhausen , the first two grandstands were opened -Weiss Essen opens the south stand. The last grandstand with the main grandstand was opened in November during the game against Alemannia Aachen, and the construction work was finally completed in February 2005.

Until then, the games were played in the Wedaustadion. In the 50s it was already used by the MSV, in the years when it was the only club in the city of Duisburg in the Oberliga West , the stadium was previously used by the Duisburg SpV . Before that, the zebras only played once in Wedau, in 1929, when they played against Schalke for the West German championship. From the Bundesliga season 1963/64, the stadium became the permanent home ground of MSV Duisburg, which from then on left its source area.

The headwaters in Meiderich now only serve as a training ground, only the amateur team and the youngsters play their games there. Initially, the zebras only played on a meadow on the site on Westender Strasse, which was replaced in 1921 by the Meiderich stadium (27,000 seats), home of the zebras until 1963, and training grounds. Today the stadium where the amateur team plays has a capacity of 5,000. In addition to the club house, there is also the 1500 square meter training center in Meiderich, which was built in 1999. This has an oasis of calm, a sauna , an anti-fatigue pool, a fitness room, a massage and physiotherapy area and a conference room for meetings. A 500sqm functional building will be built in 2016 for the young talent center. It has changing rooms, a meeting room, offices and the medical department. In 2018 the last ash area will be replaced by a multifunctional area. The training area has 9 sports fields and a multi-purpose sports hall.

See also


  • Dagmar Dahmen, Hermann Kewitz, Bernd Bemmann: 100 years of MSV Duisburg. Where Meiderich wins ... Mercator-Verlag, Duisburg 2002, ISBN 3-87463-331-4 .
  • Michael Wildberg: So lonely: A life with MSV Duisburg . Verlag Die Werkstatt, Göttingen 2011, ISBN 978-3-89533-785-7 .

Web links

Commons : MSV Duisburg  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

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  4. a b Conditions for license, 5 percent of the club sold , April 20, 2017
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  19. Gino Lettieri officially the new coach of MSV Duisburg, May 21, 2014
  20. Lettieri has to pack his bags, November 1st, 2015
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  44. Oberliga West 1960/61 - Audience numbers ( Memento of the original from September 24, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  45. How strong is the MSV Duisburg brand? ,
  46. ^ Duisburg's license fight ,
  47. ^ The difficult times of the MSV Duisburg ,
  48. ^ About Duisburg's promotion to the second division ,
  49. Failure makes you sexy ( memento of the original from February 17, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  50. General meeting after successful licensing ,
  51. Hardly any players, no coach, no league ,
  52. MSV fan club "Die Zebras 74" ( Memento of the original from February 5, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  53. Press ( Memento of the original from February 23, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  54. Financing for football companies: successful ways of raising capital ,
  55. Offers ,
  56. The history of the Duisburg fan project ,
  57. Ultras Duisburg dissolved ( memento of the original from October 6, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  58. Ultras Duisburg becomes Cohort Duisburg ,
  59. About PGDU ,
  60. Dagmar Dahmen, Hermann Kewitz, Bernd Bemmann: MSV Duisburg - the chronicle: where Meiderich wins ... published by MSV Duisburg GmbH & Co. KGaA. Duisburg: Mercator-Verlag, 2nd edition, 2005; ISBN 3-87463-391-8 ; P. 85.
  61. How the zebra twist found its way into the MSV stadium ,
  62. The best club song in German football ,
  63. What do MSV Duisburg, 1. FC Köln and Borussia Mönchengladbach have in common? ,
  64. Dagmar Dahmen, Hermann Kewitz, Bernd Bemmann: MSV Duisburg - the chronicle: where Meiderich wins ... published by MSV Duisburg GmbH & Co. KGaA. Duisburg: Mercator-Verlag, 2nd edition, 2005; ISBN 3-87463-391-8 ; P. 159.