They've came out of nowhere to become the No.2 in Wuppertal behind the legendary WSV. In fact so much so, that in 2004 the clubs agreed to a merger...
The club was founded in 1976 when two older Wuppertal clubs merged, SV Germania 1907 Wuppertal and VfL 1912 Wuppertal. The club didn't do much until gaining promotion to the Oberliga in 2001, and created a sensation as they mounted a direct challenge to legendary WSV for city supremacy. A split in both matches the first season along with a 3rd place finish showed they were serious.
However, by the next season, the first rumours of a possible merger with WSV surfaced. Part of the reason was that Borussia, whose 2003 budget was approx. 400,000 euros, felt that they could not compete financially at this level. Also, there was a desire to see a Wuppertal club make it back to the pro ranks. Negotiations with WSV were begun, and informal cooperation started, with players being "traded" between the two clubs. Supposedly the new club will be called Wuppertaler SV Borussia, but will still gave the colours and initials of WSV. The bone thrown to Borussia was that the president would become vice-president of WSV, which is undoubtedly good for him, but crap for the members. If they wanted to be part of WSV, they could have joined in the first place.
The new "Borussia" now essentially becomes "WSV-II", what a sad joke perpetrated upon the supporters.
|Full Name||Sport-Verein Borussia Wuppertal 1907/1912 e.V.|
|City||Wuppertal (Nordrhein-Westfalen). Pop: 365,000 (2002).|
Nevigeser Straße 176, 42113 Wuppertal|
Phone: (0202) 761257
|Colors||Home: Yellow jersey, black shorts, black socks with white band. Road: White jersey, sky blue vertical stripes, white shorts, sky blue socks with white band.|
Am Ölberg, Capacity: 3,500|
Also known as Sportplatz Nevigeser Straße. Larger matches are now played at the Zoo-Stadion, Capacity: 26,000
Averaged 536 in 2004 (Oberliga).
Anyone who votes against the merger.
Management, who are abandoning the club in order to pursue their personal
ambitions with WSV.
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www.borussia-wuppertal.de is now up for sale.
1990-91 (V) Landesliga Niederrhein-1 8th
1991-92 (V) Landesliga Niederrhein-1 5th
1992-93 (V) Landesliga Niederrhein-1 10th
1993-94 (V) Landesliga Niederrhein-1 12th
1994-95 (VI) Landesliga Niederrhein-3 1st
1995-96 (V) Verbandsliga Niederrhein 3rd
1996-97 (V) Verbandsliga Niederrhein 5th
1997-98 (V) Verbandsliga Niederrhein 7th
1998-99 (V) Verbandsliga Niederrhein 7th
1999-00 (V) Verbandsliga Niederrhein 4th
2000-01 (V) Verbandsliga Niederrhein 1st
2001-02 (IV) Oberliga Nordrhein 3rd
2002-03 (IV) Oberliga Nordrhein 5th
2003-04 (IV) Oberliga Nordrhein 6th
(c) Abseits Guide to Germany