Straubing Spiders

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Straubing Spiders Flag of Germany.svg
City: Straubing
Founded: 1984
League (2018): GFL2 south
Greatest successes
Promotion to the 2nd Bundesliga 1987, 1998, 2017
Championship Regionalliga Süd 2013, 2015, 2017

Municipal stadium

Address: Am Peterswöhrd 12
94315 Straubing
Play surface: Natural grass
Data status
April 23, 2019

The Straubing Spiders are an American football club from Straubing founded in 1984 . The Spiders are currently playing in GFL2 Süd, the second highest division in Germany.


The association was founded in 1984. The Straubing Spiders started their official game in 1987 under the coaches Günther Dorfner, Peter Schimpfhauser and Wolfgang Pilz in the Regionalliga Süd. Already in the first season they were promoted to the 2nd Bundesliga, in which the club was able to hold up until 1992.

From the 1993 season, the Straubing Spiders competed in the Landesliga Ost, which was renamed Bayernliga Ost in 1994. The Spiders played in the Bayernliga until 1998, before they were promoted to the Regionalliga Süd and then again to the 2nd Bundesliga. In 2002, they were relegated to the Regionalliga Süd, where the Spiders spent 2 seasons.

In 2005 there was no game operation in Straubing. The game operation was only continued in the youth department by the coaches Christian Jeranek, Stephan Christl and Michael Stuhlmeier. In the following years, the first Flag youth team was brought into play under the leadership of the young players Adrian Burson and Eugen Tertytschnyi. From 2007 the Spiders were again represented in the Bavarian League. In 2009 and 2010 the decline could be avoided. In 2011 they rose as Bavarian runner-up for the first time in 10 years in the Regionalliga Süd.

In the 2012 season, the Spiders were able to win all 4 games against Plattling and Regensburg, as well as their arch rivals from Ingolstadt. At the end of the season they were in 4th place. The following year, the team was able to defeat the big favorites from Ingolstadt twice and surprisingly win the championship in the Regionalliga Süd. In 2014 the Spiders were again 4th in the table, in 2015 with a new coaching team - under the leadership of HC Oliver Helml - the renewed regional league championship was secured on the last match day.

At the end of 2017, team manager Helml, head coach Ertl Roland and coach Tom Gmeiner made it to the second Bundesliga.

In the 2017-2018 term of office, Karl-Heinz Zobundija was the sporting director of the Spiders.

For the 2019/2020 season, the Straubing Spiders hired head coach and offensive coordinator Samir Farghali from the Ingolstadt Dukes .

In 2020/21, defensive coordinator Max Macek was hired - with the clear goal of becoming the best team in Bavaria.


In addition to the first team, which currently plays in the GFL2 , the second highest German league, there is the youth department, also known as Juniors, and the Flaggies, the youngest football department of the Spiders. In November 2018, the second team of the Straubing Spiders was founded, which will be included in the game operations of the American Football Association Bavaria in 2019 and start in the development league. The joint training of both senior teams takes place every Wednesday and Friday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Straubing Spiders cheerleading team can also be divided into the 1st Squad, the Youth Squad and the PeeWees.

Web links

official website

Official Facebook page of the Straubing Spiders

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