SG Wattenscheid 09

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SG Wattenscheid 09
Club crest
Basic data
Surname Sports community 09
Wattenscheid e. V.
Seat Bochum - Wattenscheid ,
North Rhine-Westphalia
founding September 18, 1909
Colours Black-and-white
CEO Christian Fischer
First soccer team
Head coach Christian Britscho
Venue Lohrheidestadion
Places 16,233
league Oberliga Westfalen
2019/20 19th place ( Regionalliga West )  

The SG Wattenscheid 09 (officially: Sportgemeinschaft 09 Wattenscheid) is a football club from the Bochum district of Wattenscheid . The association was founded in 1909 and has around 1000 members. The club colors are black and white. The club's venue is the Lohrheidestadion . The men's team had to be officially closed on October 23, 2019.

The first soccer team played in the fourth-class Regionalliga West since its promotion in 2013 . Between 1990 and 1994 the Wattenscheider team belonged to the Bundesliga , and they played in the second division for 20 years .

From 1973 to 2010 the club also had a women's football department. The women's team played in the Bundesliga for two years before the division joined local rivals VfL Bochum .


Main article: Season balance sheets of SG Wattenscheid 09

From the foundation to the Second World War (1909 to 1945)

As early as 1907 there were two clubs in Wattenscheid with the name Ballspielverein, which merged a year later. On August 9, 1909, the Ballspiel-Verein 1909 Wattenscheid was founded, which merged with TV 1901 Wattenscheid on August 3, 1919 to form TuBV Wattenscheid 01 . The club was popularly nicknamed "Boobs and Bulls". On December 1, 1923, the clubs separated again in the form of a clean divorce . In terms of sport, the club mostly shuttled between the second and third highest league and was in the shadow of local rivals SV Höntrop in terms of sport .

On March 14, 1934, under pressure from the National Socialists, BV Wattenscheid 09 merged with SG 1930 Wattenscheid to form SG Wattenscheid 09/30 . The merger partner was the company sports club of the Zeche Centrum-Morgensonne . Just one year later, he was promoted to the second-class district class. The desired promotion to the first class Gauliga Westfalen was initially missed several times. In 1939 the team failed after an 8-0 defeat in a direct duel against Preußen Münster , four years later SpVgg Erkenschwick had the lead. In 1944, the Wehrmacht SG Minden had the better goal quotient . Due to a league increase, however, the leap into the top division succeeded. Because of the Second World War , the season was canceled after only two match days.

Post-war period (1945 to 1969)

Klaus Steilmann

Immediately after the end of the war, SG 09/30 Wattenscheid became today's SG Wattenscheid 09. Together with the other Gauligists from 1939 to 1944, the club was included in the Landesliga Westfalen , from which the Wattenscheid had to be relegated and were promptly passed into the third division. In 1948 he was promoted again to the now second-class national league. A year later the club was included in the newly created 2nd Division West . In the 1952/53 season, the 09ers caused a sensation in the West German Cup . In the second round a 1-0 win over the upper division FC Schalke 04 succeeded , in the third round, Prussia Münster , another first division team was defeated. The end came in the quarterfinals against VfB Bottrop .

1954 were the Wattenscheider shortly before the promotion to the Oberliga West. On the last day of the match they met Westfalia Herne as third in the table , who was one point ahead of a promotion spot. In front of 18,000 spectators, the Herner won 2-1 and rose. In the following years the team fell back into mediocrity, in 1958 they had to accept relegation to the Association League Westphalia . At the same time, the businessman Klaus Steilmann from Neustrelitz founded a clothing company in Wattenscheid. Steilmann came to the club through his colleague Arkadius Peter; he became involved as a sponsor and later also as chairman. After third places in 1960 and 1961, the 09ers slipped into the table cellar and fought against relegation.

In 1965, the Wattenscheider were actually the third from last; however, they stayed in the league due to a chain of fortunate events. Initially, FC Schalke 04 remained in the Bundesliga due to the withdrawal of Hertha BSC's license. As a result, the STV Horst-Emscher did not have to relegate from the Regionalliga West. When VfL Bochum was promoted to the regional league by tossing a coin against SpVgg Erkenschwick, Wattenscheid was guaranteed to stay in the association league. Before that, the SG won a playoff against SpVg Beckum 1-0.

A year later, the club left its previous venue, Stadion Beckmannshof, and moved to the Lohrheidestadion. This move was not without problems, as the previous user Sportfreunde Rot-Weiß Leithe was not very happy about the new subtenant. In terms of sport, the 09ers made it into the top group of the association league. In 1969 the Wattenscheider team around goal scorer Gerd Haselhoff became champions of their season and prevailed in the subsequent round of promotion to the regional league. However, the final of the Westphalia Championship against DJK Gütersloh was lost 3-1.

Path to the Bundesliga (1969 to 1990)

Carlos Babington

With Wattenscheid's promotion to the regional league, a spirit of optimism set in in the club's environment. Mayor Erwin Topp took over the chairmanship and patron Klaus Steilmann aspired to the Bundesliga. First of all, the 09ers reached midfield. In 1972 Karl-Heinz Feldkamp took over the team and led the Wattenscheider team to the top group of the Regionalliga West. The highlight of the 1972/73 season was a 4-1 win over Borussia Dortmund . The kicker certified the Wattenscheidern “football of the most modern form”.

A year later , the 09ers secured the championship with 102 goals and moved into the promotion round to the Bundesliga. The team started with wins at Eintracht Braunschweig and 1. FC Saarbrücken and a draw against Wacker 04 Berlin . In the end they were third with 8: 8 points behind promoted Braunschweig and 1. FC Nürnberg . At the same time, the 09ers caused a sensation in the DFB Cup when they first prevailed against Bundesliga clubs Schalke 04 and Hertha BSC and only lost 1-0 to Hamburger SV in extra time in the quarter-finals .

In 1974 the 2nd Bundesliga started playing and the Wattenscheider team went into the 1974/75 season as a top favorite after signing the Argentinian national player Carlos Babington . Nevertheless, the team did not get beyond average. In 1977 she had to tremble for a long time about staying in the league. After a fifth place in the 1979/80 season , the 09er had to fear for relegation a year later as tenth again. Since Eintracht Braunschweig finally prevailed against Kickers Offenbach in the relegation games to the Bundesliga , the Wattenscheider qualified for the now single-track 2nd Bundesliga.

There the team was actually relegated as fourth from last in the 1981/82 season, but remained in the second division, as TSV 1860 Munich was punished with a license withdrawal. At the same time Wattenscheid B-Jugend won the German championship with a 3-1 final victory over Eintracht Frankfurt . The first team had to tremble for a long time to stay in the league in 1983 and 1984 before they could establish themselves in the middle of the table in the mid-1980s.

In the 1987/88 season , the Wattenscheider played for the first time for promotion. With a 1-1 draw at 1. FC Saarbrücken they missed the relegation due to the worse goal difference compared to SV Darmstadt 98 . A year later, Hans Bongartz took over the Wattenscheider as a coach and led them straight away to the runner-up and promotion to the Bundesliga. Strikers Maurice Banach and Uwe Tschiskale , who were top scorer with 22 goals and second best scorer of the season with 19 goals, played a major role in the success .

Bundesliga and last professional years (1990 to 1999)

Thorsten Fink

Wattenscheid's promotion to the Bundesliga not only made the competition happy. The manager of FC Bayern Munich , Uli Hoeneß , described it as "the worst that could happen to the Bundesliga". In addition, the club was often referred to as the gray mouse . The Bundesliga era of the 09er began with a 2-0 win against Werder Bremen . After a 7-0 defeat at Bayern Munich, the second leg, which was played in Bochum's Ruhrstadion , was won 3-2. The team, which was one of the first to act in defense with a back four , was never in danger of relegation and ended up eleventh. In the meantime, she played her most successful season in the DFB Cup . Via the stations Werder Bremen Amateure, VfL Osnabrück and Hamburger SV, she reached the quarter-finals, in which she lost 3-1 at Eintracht Frankfurt .

Since the local Lohrheidestadion was rebuilt in the 1991/92 season, the Wattenscheider had to move to the Bochum Ruhrstadion. This season, the team was considered an "offshoot" of 1. FC Kaiserslautern ; With Markus Schupp , Stefan Emmerling , Hans Werner Moser , Frank Hartmann and Roger Prinzen , five former active and young players of the then reigning German champions belonged to the regular squad, which was also coached by former FCK coach Bongartz. Nevertheless, the team fought to stay up, which was finally secured on the last day of the match with a 3-2 win over Borussia Mönchengladbach . A year later the Wattenscheider celebrated 2-0 victories over Bayern Munich and VfL Bochum and took over local supremacy for the first time after the Bochum team was relegated. Off the pitch, the club made headlines when patron Klaus Steilmann made his daughter Britta the manager of the club.

In the 1993/94 season, the Wattenscheider slipped into the relegation zone. Coach Bongartz had to leave in March and the team was relegated second to last. Two years later, he was relegated from the 2nd Bundesliga, which was corrected again by the championship in the Regionalliga West / Southwest in the 1996/97 season. At the same time, Klaus Steilmann, whose company was becoming increasingly dilapidated as a result of the spreading globalization , withdrew from the work on the board. He had previously threatened the team's voluntary withdrawal to the Oberliga Westfalen . In the second division season 1997/98 the Wattenscheider managed to stay in the league only after a goalless draw on the last match day at VfB Leipzig . A year later, the relegation followed.

Elevator Years (1999-2013)

Halil Altintop

As fourth in the 1999/2000 regional league season, the 09ers qualified for the now two-track Regionalliga Nord. There the team reached fourth place in 2002 and 2003. When several top performers such as the future Turkish national players Halil and Hamit Altıntop left the club, relegation from the regional league followed in 2004 after a 0-1 defeat at Preußen Münster on the last match day. As a champion of the Oberliga Westfalen, he was promoted again in 2005.

A turbulent time began for the Wattenscheider family. The renewed relegation from the regional league in 2006 was followed by relegation from the Oberliga Westfalen a year later due to the worse goal difference compared to the second team of Rot Weiss Ahlen . The club's economic situation was so problematic in summer 2007 that bankruptcy threatened. However, this was averted in July 2007 by the board members Rüdiger Knaup, Stefan Beermann and Peter Oelmann with the great support of the chairman of the supervisory board Wilhelm Beermann . In 2008 the team became champions of the Association League Westphalia 2 and qualified for the newly introduced NRW League .

The 09s got down from this two years later and were left without a team. With André Pawlak , a former Schalke youth coach took over the training and led the team to the championship of the Westfalenliga 2 in 2012. There the Wattenscheider had the opportunity to qualify for the regional league and had to play relegation games against SV Bergisch Gladbach 09 . After a 2-0 win in Bergisch Gladbach, they achieved a 3-2 home win in the second leg, which was not enough. Wattenscheid now played in the reintroduced Oberliga Westfalen. On June 5, 2013, after a 1-1 draw in the catch-up game against TuS Dornberg, they were promoted to the Regionalliga West.

Establishment in the Regionalliga West and insolvency (2013-2019)

At the end of February 2014 there were reports in the Turkish press about the entry of the first division club Galatasaray Istanbul for the purpose of recruiting players. Finally, a cooperation limited to five years was agreed between the clubs. By then, Wattenscheid should be promoted to the 3rd division . In terms of sport, the Wattenscheider managed to stay in the league despite some turbulence in the area. The players complained in an open letter about unpaid salaries and non-compliance with agreements on the part of the board. On May 8, 2015, the West German Football and Athletics Association (WFVL) announced that SG Wattenscheid would not receive approval for the regional league for the 2015/16 season. On May 13, 2015, this decision was revised by the WFVL so that the club could compete in the regional league in the 2015/16 season.

At the end of the 2015/16 season, the Wattenscheider team won the Westphalia Cup for the first time in the club's history with a 3-0 final win over Rot Weiss Ahlen . In the first main round of the DFB-Pokal 2016/17 they met the second division club 1. FC Heidenheim . Despite a good performance, the SGW retired with a 1: 2 defeat. In July 2018, the Hamburg start-up company Haalo Technology got on board as an investor and set the goal of making Wattenscheid the “most digitized ” club in Europe and bringing the club back into professional football. The investor wanted to provide the association with five million euros over a period of three years. The investor ended the collaboration at the end of September. The reason for this was, among other things, the no longer existing foundations for cooperation after internal power struggles at the board level of the association. The supervisory board members Bennemann and Wieschemann resigned after a dispute with the supervisory board chairman and main financier Oğuzhan Can. After it became known in mid-November 2018 that the club had liabilities of almost 200,000 euros and that some salary payments had not been made, it started a crowdfunding campaign because the liabilities had risen to 350,000 euros for a short time and another match would have been suspended without any other help have to. The neighbor FC Schalke 04 therefore competed in a rescue game in the Lohrheidestadion on July 14, 2019.

At the end of August 2019, after the chairman of the supervisory board Can resigned from his office in July, the association filed for insolvency at the Bochum district court ; Sports director Neururer had also withdrawn from his position after only six months. The proceedings were opened on October 1, 2019. On October 23, after an unsuccessful search for sponsors, the first men's team in the regional league was stopped. The team is therefore the first to be relegated to the fifth-class Oberliga Westfalen , provided that the game can be resumed in the 2020/21 season depending on the course of the COVID-19 pandemic in Germany . The game operations of the youth department, however, could be secured by funds from private individuals and entrepreneurs.


In the Eternal Table of the Bundesliga, the Wattenscheiders are 36th. In the Eternal Table of the 2nd Bundesliga , they are in 16th place. Maurice Banach was the top scorer in the 2nd Bundesliga in the 1989/90 season . In the 1999/2000 season was Marius Ebbers scorer in the Regionalliga West / Southwest .


Well-known former players

Trainer since 1973

A chronological overview of all the club's coaches since 1973.

Term of office Trainer
..00001973- .0011.1975 Karl-Heinz Feldkamp
.0011.1975- ..00001976 Helmut Witte
..00001976- ..00001977 Erhard Ahmann
..00001977- .0002.1981 Helmuth Schieth
.0002.1981- .0004.1982 Klaus Hilpert
.0004.1982- ..00001985 Fahrudin Jusufi
..00001985- ..00001987 Hans-Werner Moors
..00001987- ..00001989 Gerd Roggensack
..00001989- .0003.1994 Hannes Bongartz
Term of office Trainer
.0003.1994- ..00001994 Frank Hartmann
..00001994- .0003.1995 Hans-Peter Briegel
.0003.1995- .0009.1995 Franz-Josef Kneuper
.0009.1995- .0004.1996 Heinz-Josef Koitka
.0004.1996- ..00001996 Peter Vollmann
..00001996- .0009.1998 Franz-Josef Tenhagen
.0009.1998– ..00002004 Hannes Bongartz
..00002004- .0010.2004 Peter Kunkel
.0010.2004– ..00002006 Georg Kress
Term of office Trainer
..00002006- .0012.2006 Frank Wagener
.0012.2006- .0004.2009 Dirk Helmig
.0004.2009– ..00002010 Thomas Obliers
..00002009- .0003.2010 Stefan Blank
.0004.2010– ..00002010 Marek Lesniak
..00002010- ..00002014 André Pawlak
..00002014- .0012.2014 Christoph Klöpper
December 29, 2014– October 23, 2019 Farat Toku

More teams

Second team

The second team of SG Wattenscheid 09 played on the Espenloh sports field with a capacity of 1,000 standing places.


The second team of the club still reached the third-class Association League Westphalia under the name SG Wattenscheid 09 Amateure after two ascents in a row in 1970 . After finishing fourth in the 1971/72 season, the Wattenscheider team came third five years later. The team just barely missed the opportunity to qualify for the German amateur championship. In the following season she missed the qualification for the newly created Oberliga Westfalen .

After a runner-up in 1982 behind the STV Horst-Emscher , the team had the chance to rise to the league two years later, but lost the playoff for the championship against Hellweg Lütgendortmund with 2: 3 after extra time . A year later the amateurs were runner-up again, this time behind SuS Hüsten 09 . Although the team prevailed against SC Verl in the promotion games , they missed promotion because league champions SC Eintracht Hamm failed in the promotion round to the 2nd Bundesliga. In 1986 he finally made the leap into the Oberliga Westfalen.

A fifth place in the 1986/87 season was followed by fourth place a year later . But already in the following season 1988/89 the amateurs rose as penultimate in the association league. There the Wattenscheider were runner-up in 1990 behind Rot-Weiß Lüdenscheid and failed in the subsequent relegation games at 1. FC Recklinghausen . Two years later he returned to the league. Wattenscheid should have played a relegation against Lüdenscheid and SpVg Brakel , but the association decided that both association league champions were allowed to rise.

As the table sixth in the 1993/94 season, the amateurs qualified for the newly created Regionalliga West / Südwest , from which the team had to relegate two years later. Back in the big leagues, the Wattenscheider team came third again in 1998 . The sporting crash in the 2000s was heralded by the relegation of its own first team. In 2004 , the team had to go down to the association league despite being relegated to the league because the first was relegated to the league.

Three years later this constellation was repeated in the association league. Three relegations in a row brought the Wattenscheider Reserve 2010 to the Bochum district league A. After four years, the team secured the relay championship and achieved promotion to the district league with a 2-1 victory over the second team of SV Herbede . After only one year, the Wattenscheider had to return to the district league A. In the following season 2015/2016 the "Zwote" rose again and was disbanded in summer 2018.


Youth department

Michael Skibbe
Marius Ebbers

The SG Wattenscheid 09 is known for its excellent youth work. The SG 09 Wattenscheid was the only amateur club in Germany, whose A-, B- and C-Juniors and B-Juniors played in the highest German junior class. The A-Jugend played in the U-19 Bundesliga from 2003 to 2007 and from 2009 to 2011 . The B-Jugend played in the 2007/08 season and from 2009 to 2011 in the U-17 Bundesliga . The greatest success was winning the German B youth championship in 1982

Many football talents have been discovered, promoted and introduced to professional football in recent years, e. B. Leroy Sané ( Manchester City ), Niko Bungert (1. FSV Mainz 05), the brothers Halil and Hamit Altıntop (FC Augsburg, Galatasaray), Yıldıray Baştürk (Blackburn Rovers), Pierre-Michel Lasogga (Hamburger SV), Kerem Demirbay ( TSG 1899 Hoffenheim ), İshak Doğan (Trabzonspor) and Dustin Bomheuer ( MSV Duisburg ). Other players who went from the youth of SG Wattenscheid 09 to paid football are Felix Bastians , Sergio Allievi , Marius Ebbers , Dirk Kontny and Michael Skibbe .

Successes of the youth department

  • German B youth champion 1982
  • A-Youth Westphalia Champion 1982
  • A-Youth Westphalia Cup winner 1999
  • B-Youth Westphalia Champion 1982, 2006
  • B-Youth Westphalia Cup winner 1982, 1990, 1993, 1994, 1995
  • B-Youth-WFLV-Cup winner 1988, 1989, 1990, 1994, 1998
  • C-Youth Westphalia Cup winner 1991
  • C-Youth-WFLV-Cup winner 1991, 1992
  • D-Youth Westphalia Champion 1977, 1982, 2011
  • B-Junior WFLV Champion 2009
  • B-junior Westphalian champion 1987

Women's soccer

Main article: SG Wattenscheid 09 (women's football)

Kerstin Stegemann
Annike Krahn


The women's football department was founded in 1973. The first major success was the championship in the Regionalliga West in 1994. In the subsequent promotion round, the team made the leap into the Bundesliga . However, the immediate relegation followed. The direct re- promotion was only missed because of the two goals worse goal difference compared to Schmalfelder SV . A year later, the team missed promotion to the single-track Bundesliga. Several years followed in the top group of the regional league, but without being able to play seriously for the championship. It was not until 2004 that the team became runner-up one point behind SG Essen-Schönebeck and qualified for the new 2nd Bundesliga .

The women's team rose to the Bundesliga three game days before the end of the 2006/07 season with a 4-0 win over Holstein Kiel . With the final 8-0 win against TSV Jahn Calden in the last home game of the season, the team set a new record; she won all home games of the season. Due to the precarious financial situation of the club, a spin-off of the women's football department was discussed. The members rejected these efforts at an extraordinary meeting on June 12, 2007. After a failed season, the immediate relegation had to be accepted.

In the 2008/09 season , the Wattenscheiderinnen caused another sensation in the DFB Cup when they only failed in the semi-finals, with 0: 3 at 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam . On July 1, 2010, the women's and girls' soccer department of SG Wattenscheid 09 was taken over by VfL Bochum .


Well-known former players

With Kerstin Stegemann, SG Wattenscheid 09 produced a German national player and another with Annike Krahn . Jennifer Ninaus was the top scorer in the 2nd Bundesliga in 2007 and 2009 . Daniela Löwenberg was U-19 European Champion in 2006 and 2007 . In 2009 Wattenscheid provided three U-17 European champions with Claudia Götte , Kyra Malinowski and Ramona Petzelberger .


Main article: Lohrheidestadion


The SG Wattenscheid 09 has played its home games in the Wattenscheid Lohrheidestadion since 1965. The stadium, with a capacity of 16,233 seats, of which 5,033 is covered, was opened in 1954 and renovated in 1992 and 2002.

The first sporting home was the sports field at the Zeche Holland , before the club used the sports field Südstraße from 1919 . From 1927 to 1934 and from 1945 to 1965, the Wattenscheiders were at home in the Beckmannshof stadium . In the meantime, the club used the sports field on Verbandsstraße .

In 2002, 2005 and 2012 the stadium was the venue for the German athletics championships and from 2007 to 2010 the DLV gala took place annually in the Lohrheidestadion.


Web links

Commons : SG Wattenscheid 09  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

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