SV Blau-Weiss Berlin

A small club in Berlin that had it's moment in the sun in the late 1980s, as it made it all the way to the Bundesliga, before collapsing into bankruptcy.

The original club came together in 1927, through the merger of Berliner Thor und Fußball-Clubs Union 92 and BFC Vorwärts 90 Berlin, and became known as SpVgg Blau-Weiss 90 Berlin. Both were regulars in the old Oberliga Berlin, and in 1920 Vorwärts won the city championship, defeating Preussen twice. They went on a fine run in the German championship, before losing in the finals to juggernaut 1.FC Nürnberg 0-5. They remained in contention for the city title for the next few campaigns as well. BTuFC's bets years were actually pre-WWI, and they even went one better, winning the German championship in 1905, as they knocked off Karlsruher FV 2-0 in a big upset.

The newly merged club didn't start off with a bang: although previously Vorwärts had finished 7th and Union 8th, the new Blau-Weiss played crap and was relegated! They were then joined by Arminia 06 and started a slow climb back up. The best years were the late 1930s and early 1940s. BW90 won the Gauliga Berlin a couple of times, and in 1942 they finished 3rd in the national championship. With the collapse of the 3rd Reich, BW90 was banned, along with all other sports clubs. When the ban was partially lifted, the club was put back together as SG Mariendorf, which lasted until 1949. At that time, the new club split, with some members refounding Blau-Weiss 90 and others favoring SC Krampe Berlin and eventually SC Mariendorf as well. The new BW90 was a regaulr fixture in the upper half of the local Berlin leagues, finally winning the title outright in 1973. The next season they qualified for the 2.Bundesliga-Nord, but voluntarily withdrew. After some rough years in the early 1980s, the club quickly rose and stunned everybody by making the Bundesliga in 1986, becoming the 4th Berlin club to make an appearance. They only managed 3 wins, but still managed to average over 21,000 fans per match. More importantly, they were Berlin's undisputed no.1, as Hertha BSC was plying in the 3rd division!! After relagtion, BW90 remained a decent mid-level club in the 2.Liga, but in 1992 things came crashing to a halt. Although things on the field weren't that bad, the club went bankrupt and was forcibly wound up.

Club members reconstituted the club immediately afterwards, now simply as SV Blau-Weiss Berlin.

Full Name Sport-Verein Blau-Weiss Berlin e.V.
City Berlin (Berlin). Pop: 3,388,434 (2002)
Address Postfach 110106, 10831 Berlin
Rathausstr. 10 a, 12105 Berlin
Tel.: 030 - 706 50 92, Fax: 030 - 706 50 93
Colors Blue and white (surprise!)
Stadium Platz an der Rathausstraße
From 1927-66, BW90 played here, then known as Platz an der Ullsteinerstraße, which was the old Union field, and was originally built in 1908. By 1940, it held about 15,000. From 1966-83, they either played at the Friedrich Ebert (Bosestraße), which held about 10,000, or at TeBe's Mommsenstadion. In the last years, including the Bundesliga season, they played in Berlin's Olympiastadion.
Tickets Easy to get :)
Supporters Probably a couple hundred at best. Even during 2.Liga years, BW90 usually only drew a few thousand, and their 3rd division Berlin Oberliga year of 1983 was only 500.
Heroes Ernst Lehner, one of the 3rd Reich's top players was capped 10 times for BW90 (+ another 50 for Augsburg). The old Union and Vorwärts clubs had another 4 internationals apiece. In more recent times, Karl-Heinz Riedle got his start with the club, and was the leading scorer in the Bundesliga year with 10 goals.
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	SpVgg Blau-Weiss 90 Berlin

1963-64	(II)	Regionalliga Berlin	5th
1964-65	(II)	Regionalliga Berlin	7th
1965-66	(II)	Regionalliga Berlin	10th
1966-67	(II)	Regionalliga Berlin	11th
1967-68	(II)	Regionalliga Berlin	8th
1968-69	(II)	Regionalliga Berlin	10th
1969-70	(II)	Regionalliga Berlin	4th
1970-71	(II)	Regionalliga Berlin	3rd
1971-72	(II)	Regionalliga Berlin	3rd
1972-73	(II)	Regionalliga Berlin	1st
1973-74	(II)	Regionalliga Berlin	3rd
1974-75	(III)	Amateurliga Berlin	4th
1975-76	(III)	Amateurliga Berlin	4th
1976-77	(III)	Amateurliga Berlin	7th
1977-78	(III)	Amateurliga Berlin	15th
1978-79	(IV)	Landesliga Berlin	2nd
1979-80	(III)	Am.Oberliga Berlin	13th
1980-81	(III)	Am.Oberliga Berlin	16th
1981-82	(IV)	Landesliga Berlin	7th
1982-83	(IV)	Landesliga Berlin	1st
1983-84	(III)	Am.Oberliga Berlin	1st
1984-85	(II)	2.Bundesliga		7th
1985-86	(II)	2.Bundesliga		7th
1986-87	(I)	Bundesliga		18th
1987-88	(II)	2.Bundesliga		7th
1988-89	(II)	2.Bundesliga		8th
1989-90	(II)	2.Bundesliga		9th
1990-91	(II)	2.Bundesliga		6th
1991-92	(II)	2.Bundesliga-Nord	10th


	SV Blau-Weiss Berlin

1996-97	(VI)	Landesliga Berlin-2	13th
1997-98	(VI)	Landesliga Berlin
1998-99	(VI)	Landesliga Berlin	
1999-00	(VI)	Landesliga Berlin-1	7th	
2000-01	(VI)	Landesliga Berlin-1	2nd	
2001-02	(VI)	Landesliga Berlin-1	11th	
2002-03	(VI)	Landesliga Berlin-1	10th	
2003-04	(VI)	Landesliga Berlin-1		
2004-05	(VI)	Landesliga Berlin-1	
2005-06	(VI)	Landesliga Berlin-1	16th
2006-07	(VII)	Bezirksliga-2		5th
2007-08	(VII)	Bezirksliga-1		

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