SpVgg 07 Ludwigsburg

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SpVgg 07 Ludwigsburg
Full name Sports Association 07
Ludwigsburg e. V.
place Ludwigsburg , Baden-Wuerttemberg
Founded February 15, 1907
Dissolved June 30, 2019
Club colors black yellow
Stadion Ludwig Jahn Stadium
Top league Regional league south
successes German Vice Amateur Champion 1991
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The SpVgg 07 Ludwigsburg was a sports club from Ludwigsburg in Württemberg with around 1000 members . The footballer , who played second and third class for many years, constituted the largest and most successful division of the club. In addition, there were the departments of youth football , AH football , amputee football, gymnastics , boxing , table tennis , coronary sports, roller derby and American football (Ludwigsburg Bulldogs) . The club colors of SpVgg 07 Ludwigsburg were yellow and black. In the course of a merger with MTV Ludwigsburg , the SpVgg 07 Ludwigsburg association was dissolved in June 2019.


The club was founded on February 15, 1907 under the name 1. Football Club Ludwigsburger Kickers , and when the club started working again after the First World War, it was renamed VfB Ludwigsburg . In 1938 the VfB Ludwigsburg merged with the RKV Ludwigsburg to form today's sports association 07 Ludwigsburg .

After the Second World War, the sports association initially played in the 2nd amateur league. In 1955 SpVgg 07 Ludwigsburg was penultimate and had to be relegated to the third in the promotion round to the 2nd amateur league. Here they won against VfB Conweiler 7-1 and avoided falling into the A-class. As a result, the sports association occupied places in the top third of the table. After completing the points round in 1956/57, Ludwigsburg was at the top of the table together with the previous year's relegated team, Stuttgarter SC . The final game for the championship, scheduled for Easter Saturday 1957, was won 1-0 by 07 Ludwigsburg in front of 7,000 spectators on the Schlotwiese in Zuffenhausen with a goal from the oldest 07 player, Willy Kanzok. By winning the championship, the club had qualified for the promotion round to the 1st amateur league Württemberg , in which three of the six champions of the 2nd amateur leagues were promoted to the highest amateur class in Württemberg. In the end, Ludwigsburg was first ahead of FC Wangen 05 and SpVgg 08 Schramberg and made it into the first amateur league for the first time.

In 1963 the Wuerttemberg Vice Championship came in second behind the amateurs of VfB Stuttgart . After SpVgg 07 Ludwigsburg was only eleventh in the following year, they played again against relegation in the 1964/65 season. At the end of the season they finished third from last with SSV Ulm . In the subsequent deciding game for relegation, Ludwigsburg prevailed 4-1 against SSV Ulm and remained third-rate for another year. In the following season, the team rose as the penultimate with 20:44 points and 41:64 goals in the 2nd amateur league. After relegation to the 2nd amateur league in 1966, it was not until 1970 that the rise could be celebrated.

The 1970s were a successful time for Sportvereinigung 07 Ludwigsburg. In the first year after returning to the first amateur league, the club was able to reach the vice-championship and qualification for the promotion games to the regional soccer league - the second highest German division at the time - as a newcomer . After the promotion round, FC Singen , SV Waldhof Mannheim and Ludwigsburg were tied, so a decision-making round was necessary to determine who was promoted. Waldhof defeated Singen on penalties in the first play-off and met 07 Ludwigsburg in the final on June 20, 1971 in Rastatt. With two goals within 60 seconds, striker Günther Schuh brought SpVgg 07 Ludwigsburg 2-0 up, while Ludwigsburg saved the narrow 2-1 victory for 30 minutes and were promoted.

From then on, well-known clubs such as 1. FC Nürnberg , which was defeated 5: 1 in the Jahnstadion, 1860 Munich and Karlsruher SC in Ludwigsburg made guest appearances for two years . Three times (around 1860, the club and VfR Heilbronn ) the stadium was sold out with 15,000 spectators. The success and the popularity of the audience aroused desire, and so professionals from Germany, but also from France and Belgium, were hired. The Swabian promoted team was taken over by former Bundesliga coach Kurt Baluses for the 1971/72 round , who died on March 28, 1972 - two days after a 2-1 draw at 1. FC Schweinfurt 05 . After two seasons, the regional league adventure was over. This was followed by relegation to the 1st Amateur League Württemberg, to which the black and yellow belonged until 1978.

1974 was the only title win in the club's history. In front of their home crowd, the team around the later Bundesliga professionals Rainer Adrion and Frank Schäffer were able to defeat the amateurs of VfB Stuttgart on penalties in the final of the WFV Cup . 1700 fans watched the final in the Ludwigsburg Jahn Stadium. After no goal had been scored in 120 minutes of playing time, the hosts showed better nerves and won 5: 3 with all Ludwigsburg shooters - Schäffer, Zwickel, Swillus, Eisenhardt and Häfner - scoring. In 1981 the same pairing took place again in the Jahnstadion. Jürgen Heselschwerdt equalized the VfB lead, and overtime was again. The knockout with the 1: 2 overtook Ludwigsburg shortly before the end of the game.

In 1978 the SpVgg qualified for the newly founded Oberliga Baden-Württemberg , in which the best teams from the associations North Baden, South Baden and Württemberg are represented. With one interruption in the 1988/89 season - when they were relegated to the Württemberg Association - they belonged to the Oberliga Baden-Württemberg without interruption until the regional league was introduced in 1994. The aftermath of the regional league intermezzo from 1971 to 1973 accompanied the sports association over the years and almost led them to financial ruin in the mid-1980s. This was prevented at the last minute by the Ludwigsburg architect Kurt Knecht (born February 7, 1934 in Stuttgart ; † March 7, 2018 in Rottach-Egern ), who supported the badly ailing association for ten years as a patron.

SpVgg 07 flourished again under Knecht's aegis. In 1988 Rainer Adrion took over the team as a coach in the Württemberg Association League and led them to the championship and back to the league immediately with talents like Lust , Widmayer , Mödinger or experienced players like Deutsch and goalkeeper Nossa. In 1991, the Ludwigsburg made second place and took part in the final round of the German Amateur Championship as champions from Württemberg. After victories in Unterhaching and against Eintracht Trier , the zero sevens made it into the final and, in front of 4500 spectators in the Jahn Stadium, had home rights against the amateurs of SV Werder Bremen , who won the final 2-1. Adrion then moved to the Bayern league team SpVgg Unterhaching. By participating in the amateur championship, the Ludwigsburg had qualified for the DFB Cup , defeated the then second division Eintracht Braunschweig in the first round , but failed in the second round against the Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt .

In 1994, coach Horst Hägele and the 07 team qualified for the new Regionalliga Süd. After three years of regional league membership, relegation took place in 1997. After a 1: 2 home defeat on the last matchday against the long-established amateur team of FC Bayern Munich , the Ludwigsburg had to relegate to the Oberliga Baden-Württemberg. The club belonged to the newly founded regional league for three seasons, until 1997 after a 16th place in the Oberliga Baden-Württemberg. After not being promoted again, after eight seasons in the major league in 2005, he was relegated to the Württemberg Association. In 2011 there was another descent into the seventh-class regional league, which was followed by relegation to the district league in 2018.

Due to financial and personnel difficulties, the general meeting on March 29, 2019 decided to merge the association with MTV Ludwigsburg. In the course of the merger, SpVgg 07, which had a bank debt of over EUR 200,000, was dissolved.


Well-known players and coaches

For decades SpVgg 07 Ludwigsburg was an outstanding address for footballers in Württemberg. Former player and coach Rainer Adrion was the coach of the German U21 national team (and former head coach of the VfB Stuttgart youth team) and was a board member responsible for the sporting area at 07. The early 1990s and later players like Matthias Lust (Karlsruher SC, SpVgg Unterhaching, VfL Bochum), Dennis Mödinger (Waldhof Mannheim), José Alex Ikeng (VfB Stuttgart II and Werder Bremen II) and Tomislav Maric , who became a Croatian national player in addition to the leap into the Bundesliga.

The legendary duo of goalscoring Wolfgang Holoch and Günther Schuh switched to the Stuttgarter Kickers after being promoted to the Regionalliga Süd in 1971 . Holoch, who later stormed for 1. FC Nürnberg and is now chairman of SGV Freiberg , scored 22 goals in the 1970/71 season, Günther Schuh 19. In the promotion team at that time with Holoch and Schuh, players like Heinz Stickel and also played Jürgen Kanzleiter , who later also joined the Stuttgarter Kickers. The former Bundesliga players Eberhard Trautner (now at RB Leipzig) and Jürgen Kramny come from the youth of 07 . Rainer Widmayer was the assistant coach at VfB Stuttgart when Babbel was head coach at VfB.


  • Kurt Baluses : July 1, 1971 - March 28, 1972
  • Kurt Sommerlatt : November 12, 1972 - June 30, 1973
  • Rainer Adrion : July 1, 1988 - June 30, 1991
  • Hans-Martin Kleitsch: July 1, 1991 - June 30, 1992
  • Klaus Stark: from July 1, 1992 - 1993
  • Horst Hägele : 1993 - June 30, 1994
  • Martin Hägele: July 1, 1994 - June 30, 1996
  • Bernd Hoffmann : July 1, 1996 - May 10, 1997
  • Martin Deutsch: May 11, 1997 - June 30, 1997
  • Jörg Wolff : July 1, 1997 - October 17, 1998
  • Martin Deutsch: October 18, 1998 - November 12, 2000
  • Martin Hägele : November 13, 2000 - June 30, 2002
  • Thomas Siegmund : July 1, 2002 - November 15, 2002
  • Reinhard Fröhlich: November 16, 2002 (interim trainer)
  • Tobias Büttner / Oliver Dense: November 17, 2002 - January 31, 2003 (interim player trainer)
  • Bernd Klaus : February 1, 2003 - June 30, 2003
  • Klaus Mirwald : July 1, 2003 - October 26, 2004
  • Thilo Koch: October 27, 2004 - October 29, 2004 (interim trainer)
  • Armin Scheiffele: October 30, 2004 - June 30, 2005
  • Manfred Jung: July 1, 2005 - November 2005
  • Thilo Koch: November 2005 - June 30, 2006
  • Herbert Bentz: July 1, 2006 - December 2006
  • Markus Fendyk: December 2006 - June 30th 2008
  • Gianni Coveli : July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009
  • Christian Seeber: July 1, 2009 - January 15, 2011
  • Thomas Siegmund : January 15, 2011 - May 24, 2011
  • Thilo Koch: May 24, 2011 - June 30, 2012
  • Matteo Battista: July 1, 2012 - September 30, 2013
  • Detlef Olaidotter : December 1, 2013 - November 30, 2014
  • Marco Fischer: January 1, 2015 - April 30, 2016
  • Roman Kasiar: April 30, 2016 - June 4, 2016
  • Uli Thon: From July 1, 2016
  • Holger Ludwig: From October 1, 2016
  • Christian Hofberger: From February 1, 2017
  • Marcel Ivanusa, Fabian Gerstner: From June 1, 2017
  • Antonio Carneiro, Roman Kasiar: From September 1, 2017


SpVgg 07 Ludwigsburg played their home games in the 18,000-seat Ludwig-Jahn Stadium . When it was inaugurated in 1938, it was the second largest stadium in Württemberg . In the immediate vicinity of the stadium, on the club grounds, there are two artificial turf pitches and another grass pitch. An artificial turf pitch serves as an alternative if the pitch in the stadium is not playable.

The club area is called "Fuchshof". This name is based on the historical name of this area. The Ludwig-Jahn-Stadion is located between Bebenhäuser Strasse and Fuchshofstrasse.

Other sports


In 1970 the basketball department of the DJK Ludwigsburg joined the club. In the 1979/80 season, the basketball players of SpVgg 07 Ludwigsburg achieved their first promotion to the basketball league . On December 29, 1987, the basketball department split off and founded its own club under the name BG Ludwigsburg , from which today's club BSG Basket Ludwigsburg emerged with its team, the MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg , which took part in the Bundesliga .


The boxing department emerged from the boxing relay of the RKV Ludwigsburg , which was considered to be one of the most competitive in Württemberg even before the Second World War. In the 1960s, the Ludwigsburg boxer Kurt Morwinsky was German amateur boxing champion in the light heavyweight division in 1960 and 1961. Fourteen years later, in 1975, he was able to win the title for the third time.

American football

From 2004 the then founded Ludwigsburg Bulldogs belonged to SpVgg 07 Ludwigsburg. In the first year of league operations, the team was able to move unbeaten from the state to the association league and in the following year to the league.

Roller derby

As of 2017, the Barockcity Rollerderby , founded in 2007, belonged to SpVgg 07 Ludwigsburg. The women's team last played in the 2nd Bundesliga. Also had Baroque City Roller Derby member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).


  • Luise Derenbach: 90 years of sports association 07 Ludwigsburg. 1907-1997. Ludwigsburg 1997.
  • Karl Moersch: Ludwigsburg Sports Almanac. Ludwigsburg 1982.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Asc-neuenheim.de: 2nd amateur league Württemberg season 1954/55
  2. asc-neuenheim.de: Tables for the 1956/57 season
  3. asc-neuenheim.de: 1st Amateur League Württemberg 1965/66
  4. ^ Kurt Knecht obituary , accessed on April 14, 2019
  5. lkz.de: Almost everyone is voting for the merger