Bremer SV 06

Obviously in a town dominated by Werder, there isn't much room for other clubs to share the spotlight. However, Bremer SV has kicked around for almost a century, making the best of the shadow of their giant neighbor.

Not surprisingly, the club was founded in 1906, and nothing much eventful happened until 1933, when they were joined by members of the banned Arbeitersportverein.

After WW-II, BSV entered the Oberliga Nord, and had some mixed success, finishing as high as 5th in 1949. By most measures, they were the main city rival to Werder. But that was as close as they would get, as by the mid 1950s they were relegated. They made it back in 1961, but when reorganization and the Bundesliga started in 1963, they had been dropped again.

In 2007, BSV won the Verbandsliga title, which gave them the right for promotion into the Oberliga Nord. However, the North-German Federation denied them a license due to "lack of financial resources." An appeal by BSV was denied, so they had to go back to the Verbandsliga.

Full Name Bremer Sportverein von 1906 e.V.
City Bremen (Hansastadt Bremen). Pop: 546,000 (2002).
Address Vegesacker Straße 84b, 28217 Bremen
Phone: 0421-382557
Colors Blue jersey, white shorts and socks
Stadium Stadion Panzenberg. Capacity: 8,000
Supporters Usually a couple hundred in the amateur Oberliga days. Immediately after WW-II, they averaged 16,000 in the old Oberliga Nord.
Pub Grub
The Net

Recent History:

1963-64	(III)	Amateurliga Bremen	2nd
1964-65	(III)	Amateurliga Bremen	1st
1965-66	(II)	Regionalliga Nord	13th
1966-67	(II)	Regionalliga Nord	17th
1967-68	(III)	Amateurliga Bremen	8th
1968-69	(III)	Amateurliga Bremen	5th
1969-70	(III)	Amateurliga Bremen	9th
1970-71	(III)	Amateurliga Bremen	7th
1971-72	(III)	Amateurliga Bremen	3rd
1972-73	(III)	Amateurliga Bremen	8th
1973-74	(III)	Amateurliga Bremen	2nd
1974-75	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord	17th
1975-76	(IV)	Verbandsliga Bremen	7th
1976-77	(IV)	Verbandsliga Bremen	2nd
1977-78	(IV)	Verbandsliga Bremen	1st
1978-79	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord	13th
1979-80	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord	15th
1980-81	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord	14th
1981-82	(IV)	Verbandsliga Bremen	2nd
1982-83	(IV)	Verbandsliga Bremen	1st
1983-84	(IV)	Verbandsliga Bremen	2nd
1984-85	(IV)	Verbandsliga Bremen	1st
1985-86	(IV)	Verbandsliga Bremen	1st
1986-87	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord	16th
1987-88	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord	12th
1988-89	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord	16th
1989-90	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord	16th
1990-91	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord	8th
1991-92	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord	16th
1992-93	(IV)	Verbandsliga Bremen	15th
1993-94	(V)	Landesliga Bremen
1994-95	(VI)	Landesliga Bremen
1995-96	(VI)	Landesliga Bremen
1996-97	(VI)	Landesliga Bremen
1997-98	(V)	Verbandsliga Bremen	7th
1998-99	(V)	Verbandsliga Bremen	5th
1999-00	(V)	Verbandsliga Bremen	2nd
2000-01	(V)	Verbandsliga Bremen	3rd
2001-02	(V)	Verbandsliga Bremen	2nd
2002-03	(V)	Verbandsliga Bremen
2003-04	(V)	Verbandsliga Bremen
2004-05	(V)	Verbandsliga Bremen
2005-06	(V)	Verbandsliga Bremen
2006-07	(V)	Verbandsliga Bremen	1st
2007-08	(V)	Verbandsliga Bremen

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