Sports fans victories
|Sports fans victories|
|Surname||Sportfreunde Siegen von 1899 e. V.|
|Seat||Siegen , North Rhine-Westphalia|
|founding||September 8, 1899|
|First soccer team|
|Head coach||Tobias Cramer|
Sportfreunde Siegen is a soccer club from Siegen . The club was originally founded on September 8, 1899 as a division of TV Jahn Siegen 1879 and was then still called the Jahn Siegen Football Club . In 1923 the merger with the sports club 07 Siegen took place . Since then, with the exception of a short phase after the Second World War , the club has been called Sportfreunde Siegen von 1899 e. V. Die Sportfreunde became German amateur champions in 1955 and have been playing in the fifth-class Oberliga Westfalen since relegation in 2017 .
The FC Jahn victories, the first forerunner of today's sports fans, created in 1899 as a football department of the TV Jahn of 1879 wins and entered the game, founded in 1898 Rheinische Association in the same year. The Siegener won their first titles in 1908 (first class master in the Oberhessen district, group B), 1911 (A-class master in the Upper Hesse district) and 1914 (A-class master in the north of the southern district of the Rhineland).
The most successful period in early Siegen football history was the 1920s. In 1920, FC Jahn took part as champions of South Westphalia and Mark for the third time in the final round of the West German championship and survived the quarter-finals for the first time with a 2-1 win against Kurhessen Kassel. Subsequently, the Sportfreunde Siegen , created in 1923 by the withdrawal of FC Jahn from the entire club and the merger with the sports club 07 Siegen , became South Westphalia champions four times in a row from 1899 to 1926, but did not qualify for the Gauliga in 1933. Despite four championships in the Arnsberg district class in Gau IX (Westphalia), they did not succeed in advancing.
German amateur championship 1955
After the Second World War, sports fans could not build on their pre-war success for a long time. Despite several championships (1947: Sportkreise Siegen, Wittgenstein and Olpe, thus promotion to the third division; 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1959 and 1961 in the amateur league of Westphalia) and the German amateur championship in 1955, the promotion to the 2nd division was not achieved until 1961 . In 1963, the Sportfreunde were qualified for the newly founded second-class regional league, but were immediately relegated. In 1968 they even crashed into the fourth division, but they came back to the Amateur League Westphalia in 1969 and the Regionalliga back in 1972.
The absolute highlight was winning the German amateur championship on June 25, 1955 in Wetzlar with a 5-0 final victory over the Hessen champions SpVgg Bad Homburg . The Siegener only entered the DFB finals as third in Westphalia. In Westphalia, where there were five top-class amateur leagues at the time, sports fans had to compete for the Westphalia Amateur Championship at both Eintracht Gelsenkirchen and VfB 03 Bielefeld , both of which, however, switched to the paid football camp and therefore did not care about the Amateur crown could apply, give way.
- Lineup: Werner Steffe, Heinz Kirsch, Friedel Klein, Werner Rarrasch , Hans Czerny, Günter Neuser, Willi Elze, Paul Haase, Otto Nauroth, Herbert Schäfer , Werner Kurth
- Trainer: Jean Paffrath
- Game data: Sportfreunde Siegen - SpVgg Bad Homburg 5: 0; Goals: Paul Haase (2), Otto Nauroth (2), Werner Kurth
The regional league years
When the West Regional Football League was introduced for the 1963/64 season, Sportfreunde were also among the founding teams. However, they only occupied 18th place in the table and were relegated. The outstanding player this season was Peter Blusch , who received a contract for the Bundesliga with Eintracht Frankfurt for the 1964/65 season .
In 1972, when he won the title "Westfalenmeister" and "Westdeutscher Amateurmeister", he was promoted to the regional league again . In the 1972/73 season, Sportfreunde played in front of 8,206 spectators on average. At the start of the season against the Bundesliga relegated Borussia Dortmund, there was a record of 22,339 paying spectators, which is still valid today. As a climber, they finished in seventh place in the final, with 39:29 points tied with the sixth Alemannia Aachen . Two prominent "homecomers" made a significant contribution to this success; the winning country football idol Herbert Schäfer , who returned to his home club as a coach in the summer of 1971, and Gerhard Neuser , who had also returned after six successful years as a midfield director at Schalke 04 . In addition, striker Gerhard Scholtyschik was the second top scorer in Regionalliga West with 24 goals - right behind Manni Burgsmüller, who stormed for Bayer 05 Uerdingen (29 goals) and ahead of Willi Lippens from Essen (23 goals).
The 1973/74 season presented sports fans with a barely surmountable hurdle in their second regional league year, as it was decided to dissolve the regional league in the summer of 1974 and earlier rankings were assessed using the current table rankings for the classification in the newly established 2nd Bundesliga . This gave veteran regional league clubs an advantage and despite being ranked 12th out of 18 teams, the sports fans had to return to the amateur camp.
From the establishment of the 2nd Bundesliga for the 1974 season, the Siegen team played in third class for twelve years - initially in the amateur league, and from 1978 in the new amateur league of Westphalia . After relegation in 1986, they needed three attempts (1988/89, 1992/93 and 1994/95) to move up to the league and to stay in the class there. The defining players in the late 1980s and early 1990s included Thomas Gräbener , Thomas Vtic , Skender Gega and Luděk Kovačík . In 1997, under coach Ingo Peter, he was promoted to the Regionalliga West / Südwest with a large lead over the second Hasper SV . Zorislaw Jonjic and Stephan Kessenich stood out as the most successful goal scorers of the team around Asif Šarić , Zdenko Kosanovic , Afrim Kuci , Darius Scholtysik and Romas Cirba , which watched an average of almost 2,000 spectators per home game. Well-known players like Kosanovic and Kessenich left the club, but the core of the team remained. In addition, there were players such as Ralf Kellermann , Frank Germann , Thomas Hein, Dieter Schönberger or the most successful goalscorer of the Sportfreunde with 14 goals in the 1997/98 season, Uwe Klein . In that first season they reached the runner-up championship behind Rot-Weiß Oberhausen . As in the previous season, Sportfreunde again had the highest average attendance of all clubs in the league and clearly distanced Rot-Weiss Essen (4,373) and Alemannia Aachen (3,732) with 5,416 spectators per home game . In the promotion round to the 2nd Bundesliga, they just failed at Tennis Borussia Berlin . In 1998/99 they reached the quarter-finals in the DFB Cup .
2nd Bundesliga, crash and bankruptcy
In the 2004/05 season, the winners finally achieved their first promotion to the 2nd Bundesliga. In a dramatic season finale, Jahn Regensburg had given the sports fans the decisive help, as they beat FC Augsburg , which was promoted just before victories on the last match day, 2-1 due to two goals in the 88th minute and stoppage time. With 21 goals, Patrick Helmes, who grew up in Alchen in the Siegerland and later became the national player, contributed significantly to the promotion; However, he then moved to 1. FC Köln . In the year of promotion, Siegen also won the Westphalia Cup with a 5-3 penalty shoot-out against the second team of VfL Bochum .
Sven Lintjens scored the first goal for the sports fans in professional football on the second match day in the 4-0 home win over SpVgg Unterhaching . Despite further initial successes, the Sportfreunde slipped to a relegation zone in the second half of the 2005/06 season and never left it. After a 2-2 draw at SC Freiburg , relegation to the regional league was clear on matchday 31. The club finally ended the season in last place.
On May 1, 2008, the club took coach Marc Fascher on leave, as he saw his qualification for the new 3rd division in danger. Assistant coach Peter Nemeth was employed as interim coach until the end of the season. On May 16, 2008, ex-Bundesliga professional Heinz Knüwe resigned his position as sporting director without notice because he had not been informed about Fascher's leave of absence and the club had therefore violated his employment contract. On May 28, 2008 the sports fans announced that the club was threatened with bankruptcy. Shortly afterwards, the Siegener ended the regional league season in eleventh place and thus just missed qualifying for the new 3rd division despite a victory on the last match day. On June 2, 2008, the association filed for insolvency at the Siegen district court due to insolvency with overindebtedness of around € 500,000. The WFLV allowed the club to participate in the NRW League in the 2008/09 season. On March 25, 2009, the bankruptcy proceedings were finally lifted after an insolvency plan had been drawn up.
Consolidation and return to the fourth highest division
After its rescue was secured, the club recovered both athletically and financially; With 7th place in the 2010/11 season and strong new signings, he underpinned his ambitions for promotion for the 2011/12 regional league qualifying season. The promotion to the newly designed Regionalliga West was then made perfect by a 3-0 win at FC Viktoria Köln on May 9, 2012 with five games still to go.
At the general meeting on May 30, 2012, a majority decided to outsource the first men's team to Sportfreunde Siegen Spielbetriebs-GmbH . In 2015 this GmbH was dissolved and the first men's team became part of the club again.
Sponsor jump, relegation to the top division and immediate promotion
When the main sponsor and supporter of the Siegener, Manfred Utsch , announced his retirement as a donor at the end of the 2013/14 season, things changed a lot. After a renewed fifth place, many players switched to other clubs during the summer break after coach Michael Boris had already moved to Lotte in January and the previous assistant coach Matthias Hagner had taken over his post. The new season started with a lower budget; By early November, the team had only two wins and two draws, but ten defeats. Coach Hagner was dismissed on November 3rd and Michael Boris returned from Lotte to the Leimbachtal. Until the end of the season they kept connection to the other clubs, but rose as 17th in the Oberliga Westfalen. During the summer break, coach Boris switched to the regional league relegated KFC Uerdingen, who played in the Oberliga Niederrhein from the 2015/16 to 2016/17 season. On July 6, 2015, Ottmar Griffel was confirmed as the new coach of the Siegener; unlike Boris, he does not work as a full-time trainer. On May 20, 2016, Sportfreunde managed to get promoted back to Regionalliga West with a 5-0 win against SuS Stadtlohn .
Another bankruptcy in 2017
The following season ended the club in the last place in the table, after he had already declared in the spring to withdraw voluntarily from the league for financial reasons to start again in the league. On June 19, 2017, Sportfreunde filed for bankruptcy at the Siegen district court for the second time since 2008. With the decision of the Siegen District Court on November 6, 2019, the insolvency proceedings for the assets were repealed. Sportfreunde Siegen celebrated their 120th anniversary as part of the game against Westfalia Rhynern on the 3rd match day of the 2019/20 Oberliga season .
Statistics since the 1947/48 season
|1947/48||Regional League Westphalia||11.||5||6th||11||35:46||16:28||Promoted from the previous season|
|1948/49||Regional League Westphalia||5.||13||5||8th||64:42||31:21||three national league seasons|
|1949/50||Regional League Westphalia||2.||15th||4th||9||78:47||34:22||two national league seasons|
|1950/51||Regional League Westphalia||4th||18th||7th||9||81:45||43:25||only one national league relay|
|1951/52||Regional League Westphalia||6th||14th||6th||10||91:58||34:26||only one national league relay|
|1952/53||Regional League Westphalia||1.||19th||6th||3||81:36||43:13|
|1953/54||Regional League Westphalia||1.||20th||1||5||92:29||41:11|
|1954/55||Regional League Westphalia||1.||18th||4th||4th||101: 28||40:12||German amateur champion 1955|
|1955/56||Regional League Westphalia||1.||23||3||2||89:31||49: 7||Qualification for the new association league|
|1956/57||Association League Westphalia||5.||14th||5||11||71:57||33:27|
|1957/58||Association League Westphalia||6th||13||9||8th||57:32||35:25|
|1958/59||Association League Westphalia||1.||21st||4th||5||80:35||46:14||Final of the Westphalia Championship
against SpVg Beckum lost
|1959/60||Association League Westphalia||2.||19th||3||6th||65:31||41:15|
|1960/61||Association League Westphalia||1.||18th||5||3||73:25||41:11|
|1961/62||2. Oberliga West||8th.||55:46||28:32|
|1962/63||2. Oberliga West||5.||63:57||33:27||Qualification for the new regional league|
|1964/65||Association League Westphalia||5.||51:43||34:30|
|1965/66||Association League Westphalia||9.||43:50||27:29|
|1966/67||Association League Westphalia||12.||40:51||22:34|
|1967/68||Association League Westphalia||15th||44:61||22:38|
|1968/69||Regional League Westphalia||2.||75:29||49:11|
|1969/70||Association League Westphalia||4th||59:35||38:22|
|1970/71||Association League Westphalia||2.||65:29||44:16||Participation in the amateur championship in 1971|
|1971/72||Association League Westphalia||1.||70:25||45:15|
|1973/74||Regionalliga West||12.||9||10||15th||59:76||28:40||no qualification for the new 2nd Bundesliga|
|1974/75||Association League Westphalia||3.||19th||8th||7th||86:42||46:22|
|1975/76||Association League Westphalia||15th||11||7th||16||47:61||29:39|
|1976/77||Association League Westphalia||10.||10||14th||10||51:59||34:34|
|1977/78||Association League Westphalia||4th||20th||5||9||85:54||45:23||Qualification for the new league|
|1986/87||Association League Westphalia||3.||71:46||42:26|
|1987/88||Association League Westphalia||1.||72:34||47:17|
|1989/90||Association League Westphalia||14th||33:52||24:36|
|1990/91||Association League Westphalia||2.||70:31||44:16|
|1991/92||Association League Westphalia||1.||65:24||47:13|
|1993/94||Association League Westphalia||1.||47:20||41:19|
|1997/98||Regionalliga West / Southwest||2.||20th||5||9||69:37||65||Participation in the 1998 amateur championship|
|1998/99||Regionalliga West / Southwest||3.||15th||9||8th||48:24||54|
|1999/00||Regionalliga West / Southwest||3.||20th||7th||9||61:42||67|
|2000/01||Regional league south||6th||14th||8th||12||45:45||50|
|2001/02||Regional league south||7th||14th||10||10||49:37||52|
|2002/03||Regional league south||16.||11||10||15th||47:55||43|
|2003/04||Regional league south||16.||10||7th||17th||53:63||37|
|2004/05||Regional league south||2.||18th||10||6th||52:29||64|
|2006/07||Regional league south||12.||12||8th||14th||53:49||44|
|2007/08||Regional league south||11.||10||15th||9||35:37||45||Forced relegation after filing for bankruptcy|
|Playing times with a green background indicate a promotion, a red background indicates a relegation|
- Tobias Cramer, since November 26, 2019
- Dominik Dapprich, from June 13, 2017 to October 29, 2019
- Thorsten Seibert, September 25, 2016 to June 13, 2017
- Ottmar Griffel, July 6, 2015 to September 25, 2016
- Michael Boris, November 3, 2014 to June 24, 2015
- Matthias Hagner , January 8, 2014 to November 3, 2014
- Michael Boris, July 1, 2011 to January 8, 2014
- Daniel Cartus , May 4 to June 30, 2011
- Andrzej Rudy , April 13, 2010 to May 3, 2011
- Peter Németh . March 29, 2010 to April 12, 2010
- Rob Delahaije, October 29, 2009 to March 29, 2010
- Jörg Jung , June 5, 2009 to October 28, 2009
- Peter Németh , May 1, 2008 to June 2, 2009
- Marc Fascher , October 2, 2007 to April 30, 2008
- Sascha Franz, September 29, 2007 to October 1, 2007
- Ralf Loose , July 1, 2006 to September 29, 2007
- Hannes Bongartz , February 17, 2006 to June 30, 2006
- Uwe Helmes , February 4, 2006 to February 17, 2006
- Ján Kocian , July 1, 2005 to February 4, 2006
- Ralf Loose , June 4, 2004 to June 2005
- Gerhard "Fanja" Noll, April 9, 2004 to June 3, 2004
- Michael Feichtenbeiner , July 1, 2003 to April 8, 2004
- Ingo Peter , July 1, 1994 - June 30, 2003
- Uwe Helmes , February 28, 1994 - June 30, 1994
- Werner Schumacher , July 1, 1993 - February 27, 1994
- Toni Burghardt , July 1, 1992 - June 30, 1993
- Klaus Scheer , July 1 - June 30, 1992
- Toni Burghardt, July 1, 1989 - June 30, 1991
- Hubertus Count von Reichenbach,? 1989 -? 1989
- Ernst-Adolf Breuer, January 1, 1989 -? 1989
- Volker Rieske, July 1, 1987 - December 31, 1988
- Gerd vom Bruch , July 1, 1986 - June 30, 1987
- Peter Geyer, July 1, 1984 - June 30, 1986
- Herbert Wunderlich, Interim 1984
- Elmar Müller , July 1, 1979 - June 30, 1984
- Rolf Salgert †, July 1, 1978 - June 30, 1979
- Herbert Wunderlich, July 1, 1975 - June 30, 1978
- Herbert Schäfer , July 1, 1971 - June 30, 1975
- Rudi Brückmann, July 1, 1968 - June 30, 1971
- Jean ("Schäng") Paffrath † July 1, 1967 - June 30, 1968
- Emil Izsó , July 1, 1966 - June 30, 1967
- Herbert Schäfer † July 1, 1960 - June 30, 1966
- Josef Gesell †, July 1, 1958 - June 30, 1960
- Rudi Brückmann, July 1, 1957 - June 30, 1958
- Jean Paffrath † July 1, 1954 - June 30, 1957
- Hermann Lindemann †, July 1, 1948 - June 30, 1949
There was a second team until the end of the 2014/15 season and in the 2016/17 season. In 1999 he was promoted to the Westphalia League, and three years later was promoted to the league again. This was followed by a 10th place in the 2002/03 season, the highest ranking in the Oberliga, before relegating to the Westphalia League again in 2006. Since 2010, the reserve of the Sportfreunde has played season 2 in the Landesliga Westfalen . There she was dissolved after the 2014/15 season, standing in 15th place. In March 2016 the Sportfreunde announced that for the next season a second team, which will act as U21, will take part in the game. The team began in the district league A, as they were determined by the failure to report the preseason as the first relegated from the district league. After one season, the U21 was canceled due to bankruptcy for the 2017/18 season.
Between 2002 and 2004 there was a third team. She played in the district league.
In the 2012/13 season, a total of 15 youth teams took part in the game. The club's B-youth played in the 2012/13 season in the B-Junior Bundesliga, Staffel West, but was relegated straight away and then played again in the Association League. In 2015 he was once again promoted to the top division of the U17.
In the 2019/20 season, the A-youth (U19), B-youth (U17) and the C-youth (U15) each play in the second highest division of the age group.
There is a B junior women team for girls. In the 2013/14 season they played in the association league. The team has been playing in the district league since the 2018/19 season.
Sportfreunde has been cooperating with VfL Bochum in the youth sector since 2018 . In addition, the association has developed a concept to combine competitive sport and (vocational) training. The youth department enjoys a high priority in the club. A large part of the budget goes to the youth department. Especially since the second bankruptcy in 2017, some players have made the jump from the youth department to the first men's team.
For the 1996/1997 season, Sportfreunde Siegen took over the successful TSV Siegen women's team . One could not build on the success of the TSV. After five seasons they were relegated from the Bundesliga and played on in the Regionalliga West . In the seasons 2002/03 and 2008/09 one rose to the Verbandsliga Westfalen and was able to celebrate the direct promotion in the following season.
In the 1999/2000 season the Sportfreunde Siegen reached the DFB Cup final and lost there 1: 2 against 1. FFC Frankfurt . 12 years later, in the 2011/12 season, they won the Westphalia Cup against Germania Hauenhorst . This qualified them for the next season's DFB Cup.
The first women's team has been playing in the fourth-class Westphalia league since the 2016/17 season .
The renovation work on the municipal Leimbach Stadium was completed before the 2003/04 season, so that it now has completely renewed standing spaces and floodlight masts. However, the east curve was not renovated until July 2005. Covered press areas were set up in the main stand in accordance with the requirements. The stadium currently has 18,500 seats, 2,100 of which are covered and 16,400 standing, of which 2,000 are covered under the main stand.
The active fan scene of the sports fans is located in block C3 on the back straight in the Leimbachstadion. The largest and most active groups are the Ultras 2009 sneaker crew, Brigada Siegena 2000 and the Krönchenstadt section. Despite several sporting relegations, the Siegener still have a very active fan scene and still bring many fans with them to away games. In the last few years there has been a great rivalry between the fans of SV Lippstadt 08 and Rot Weiss Ahlen .
- "Scrolled back", Siegener Zeitung, September 11, 2010.
- KH Hof: Siegerländer Sportgeschichten, ISBN 3-00-002216-3 .
- " the dead in memory", Siegerländer Heimatkalender 2002, p. 46, 77th edition, published by Siegerländer Heimat- und Geschichtsverein e. V., publishing house for local literature.
- "Mourning for Günter Neuser", Siegener Zeitung of January 16, 2012, p. 23.
- KHHof: Siegerländer Sports stories, publishing Vorländer GmbH & Co., ISBN 3-00-002216-3 .
- Sportfreunde Echo of May 25, 1997, pp. 6/8/12.
- Sportfreunde Echo of May 24, 1998, pp. 7/8/19.
- Sportfreunde Siegen: Insolvency is imminent ( Memento of the original from May 29, 2008 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. , May 28, 2008.
- Sportfreunde Siegen: Application for insolvency filed ( Memento of the original from June 3, 2008 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. , June 2, 2008.
- Sportfreunde Siegen: Sportfreunde in the NRW League season 2008/09 ( Memento of the original from July 31, 2008 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , July 15, 2008.
- DerWesten.de, viewed May 10, 2012
- SF Siegen found a football company derwesten.de, May 30, 2012
- Schöler new SFS boss derwesten.de, May 26, 2015
- sportfreunde-siegen.de. Manfred Utsch ends his financial commitment ( page no longer available , search in web archives ) Info: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- reviersport.de: KFC Uerdingen: Boris comes to the KFC
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- Sportfreunde Siegen are promoted to the Regionalliga on westline.de, accessed on May 24, 2016.
- wdr.de Sportfreunde Siegen dismount "voluntarily"
- kicker.de. Sportfreunde Siegen file for bankruptcy
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- 'Sports fans celebrated 120 years' on sportfreunde-siegen.de. Retrieved January 29, 2020 .
- Association website, viewed on September 26, 2016
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- Association homepage, viewed November 3, 2014 ( Memento of the original from July 3, 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.
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- Siegener Zeitung, viewed May 5, 2011
- Reviersport.de of October 29, 2009
- Interview with Jean Paffrath in the Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger ( page no longer available , search in web archives ) Info: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- former player of Prussia Dellbrück (* 1922 in Cologne)
- Siegener newspaper from June 15, 2015.
- Peter Bäumgen coaches new U21s. In: www.sportfreunde-siegen.de. Retrieved July 5, 2016 .
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- Sportfreunde Siegen: About School & Play. Retrieved September 9, 2018 .