TSV St. Otmar St. Gallen
|Surname||Gymnastics and Sports Club St. Otmar St. Gallen|
|Place of foundation||St. Gallen|
|Association headquarters||Zürcherstrasse 202
The TSV St. Otmar St. Gallen is a polysportiver club in St. Gallen (Switzerland) and one of the biggest sports associations in the eastern Swiss metropolis. It includes six sports departments. The best known is the men's handball division . The Fanion team plays in the Swiss Handball League (SHL). The junior department is one of the most successful in Switzerland. St. Otmar plays his games in the Kreuzbleiche-Halle in St. Gallen.
In 1931 the athletics group was founded. Only one year later, on May 25, 1932, the still existing Gymnastics & Games department was founded.
St. Otmar first took part in a handball championship in 1942 and took 3rd place in the field handball championship, which was held for the first time . A neat field handball stadium was built in the west of the city. In 1949, an indoor handball championship (called the St. Gall Championship) was held for the first time in winter , while field handball continued to be played in summer. In 1952, the Fanion team took second place in the National League B, Group East at the first Swiss championship in the hall.
Tennis has also been played in the club since 1959 . On July 1st, Beni Baumberger was elected 1st President of the Tennis Department.
In 1970, Stefan Matag initiated the establishment of the basketball department.
In 1972 50 football enthusiasts founded the football department. The games could be played on the field handball lawn in Lerchenfeld because this sport was discontinued and the handball championship was only held in the hall.
The fistball department was launched on August 18, 1978 .
TSV St. Otmar was purely a men's club until the basketball players set up the first women's team in 1980 and only a year later the women's handball team started the championship.
On July 1, 1996, the handball department was split into a men's and women's department.
The women's handball department was closed in summer 2010 due to financial and personnel difficulties.
|Full name||Gymnastics and Sports Club St. Otmar St. Gallen|
|league||National League A|
1971, 1973, 1974, 1981, 1982, 1986, 2001
1980, 1981, 2000, 2001
Swiss field handball champions
1964, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971
Cup winners field handball
1961, 1968, 1971, 1972
|International||European Cup finalist 1982
European Cup semi-finalist 1987, 2005, 2009
Squad season 2019/20
- Swiss Supercup winner 2000, 2001
- Swiss indoor handball champions 1971, 1973, 1974, 1981, 1982, 1986, 2001
- Swiss indoor handball cup winner 1980, 1981, 2000, 2001
- Swiss field handball champions 1964, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971
- Swiss field handball cup winner 1961, 1968, 1971, 1972
- European Cup finalist 1982
- European Cup semi-finalist 1987, 2005, 2009
- Homepage of the entire association
- Homepage Handball men
- Homepage football club St. Otmar
- Homepage St. Otmar Basketball Club
- Homepage of the St. Otmar tennis club
- St. Otmar St. Gallen in handball-hall-of-fame.ch
- handball-world: Bo Spellerberg becomes player-coach. Retrieved October 16, 2018 .
- Portraits of the SHL players | TSV St.Otmar Handball St.Gallen. Retrieved October 16, 2018 .