BV Cloppenburg

Representing a small town near Bremen, Cloppenburg has actually seen some of it's better results in recent years. The club was originally founded in 1919, and currently has over 800 members. Most of the early years were shrouded in obscurity.

Making it's 3rd division debut in 98-99, the Cloppenburgers put together a solid mid-table result. The next season they had the ambitious goal of trying to qualify for the new combined Regionalliga. They did well, falling just short, in 7th place. Having failed to make the cut, they're back as a solid member of the Oberliga.

When the DFB reorganized the Regionalliga into the 4th division in 2008, unfortunately Cloppenburg was stuck in the West division, as all the ex-GDR clubs went into the North.

Fullname Ballspielverein Cloppenburg von 1919 e.V.
Fullname Cloppenburg (Niedersachsen). Pop: 30,146 (2002)
Address Postfach 1932, 49649 Cloppenburg
Phone: (04471) 86138
Colors Red with white trim.
Stadium Stadion an der Friesoyther Strasse. Capacity: 6,000 (2,000 seats)
An expansion is planned, which would bring capcity up to around 8,000, and would also add floodlights.
Tickets Very affordable. A Tribüne seat cost only 7 Euros, standing room 5 Euros. The most expensive ticket is the "VIP card", at 25 euros. Members of BVCebras can also get discounts.
Supporters Averaged 741 in 2004 (Oberliga). The largest fan club is called the BVCebras, sponsored by the Fan-Iniative. Their website is
Pub Grub
The Net The official homepage is .

1963-92		lower divisions
1964-65	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niedersachsen-W	3rd
1965-66	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niedersachsen-W	7th
1966-67	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niedersachsen-W	9th
1967-68	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niedersachsen-W	6th
1968-69	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niedersachsen-W	6th
1969-70	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niedersachsen-W	14th
1970-71	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niedersachsen-W	15th
1971-92 ?
1992-93	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niedersachsen	1st
1993-94	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niedersachsen	5th
1994-95	(IV)	Oberliga Niedersachsen/Bremen	1st
1995-96	(III)	Regionalliga Nord		17th
1996-97	(IV)	Oberliga Niedersachsen/Bremen	7th
1997-98	(IV)	Oberliga Niedersachsen/Bremen	2nd
1998-99	(III)	Regionalliga Nord		10th
1999-00	(III)	Regionalliga Nord		7th
2000-01	(IV)	Oberliga Niedersachsen/Bremen	4th
2001-02	(IV)	Oberliga Niedersachsen/Bremen	10th
2002-03	(IV)	Oberliga Niedersachsen/Bremen	5th
2003-04	(IV)	Oberliga Niedersachsen/Bremen	4th
2004-05 (IV)    Oberliga Nord			6th
2005-06 (IV)    Oberliga Nord			2nd
2006-07 (IV)    Oberliga Nord			2nd
2007-08 (IV)    Oberliga Nord			5th
2008-09 (IV)    Regionalliga West		17th
2009-10	(V)	Niedersachenliga

(c) Abseits Guide to Germany :