SV Borussia Wuppertal


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).
Address 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.
Stadium Am Ölberg, Capacity: 3,500
Also known as Sportplatz Nevigeser Straße. Larger matches are now played at the Zoo-Stadion, Capacity: 26,000
Supporters Averaged 536 in 2004 (Oberliga).
Heroes Anyone who votes against the merger.
Zeroes Management, who are abandoning the club in order to pursue their personal ambitions with WSV.
Pub Grub
The Net Official site: is now up for sale.

Recent History:

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