Comet Kiel

Another small club in the city of Kiel, with about 300 members.

The club was founded in 1912 as SC Comet 1912 Neumühlen-Dietrichsdorf. In 1924, this village was absorbed into the city of Kiel, so the club changed it's name to represent it's new city.

The first attempt was actually in 1910, when local enthusiasts founded the club "Comet", named after Haley's Comet. They chose the colors of Blue and Yellow, with a weekly membership fee of 10 pfennigs for adults, 5 pfennigs for schoolboys. They tried to order uniforms from a Hamburg sportsdealership, but they didn't have the correct colors. However, the "Sport-haus Steidel" in Berlin supplied them with a "ball, net, pump, sewing needle and rule book" for 17,50 Reichsmarks. This provoked the first financial crisis, as the treasury was bare. Luckily, Frau Neumann covered the club's debts of 80 pfennigs. The first match was against a local club "Preussen". They won a tight match 1-0. Emboldened by this glorious victory, they challenged Preussen's first team. This outing was slightly less favorable, as they lost, 19-0. Unfortunately, this defeat might have been morale sapping, and soon the club went belly-up...

But the footballers of Comet were not to be denied: in 1912, they tried again, and restarted the club. This time they were even able to get the right colored jersies. Since they had no home ground however, they had to play all their matches as away-games. In 1914, the local "Arbeiter Turn- und Sportbund" attempted to usurp control of Comet. Luckily, WW-I soon broke putting an pause to this effort...

After the war, Comet restarted, and by 1920, they were confident enough to escape the clutches of the ATB and their gymnastic bureaucrats, and affiliated with the DFB.

Full Name Sport-Club Comet von 1912 e.V. Kiel
City Kiel (Schleswig-Holstein). Pop: 233,000 (2002)
Address Postfach 6151, 24121 Kiel
Phone: 0431-726539
Colors Yellow jersey, blue shorts, blue socks
Stadium Comet-platz Passader Straße. Capacity: 2,500
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Recent History:

1963-64	(III)	Amateurliga Schleswig-Holstein	13th
1964-65	(III)	Amateurliga Schleswig-Holstein	9th
1965-66	(III)	Amateurliga Schleswig-Holstein	11th
1965-66	(III)	Amateurliga Schleswig-Holstein	15th
1967-68	(IV)	2.Amateurliga SH-Ost, Foerde	3rd
1968-69	(IV)	Verbandsliga SH-Nord		3rd
1969-70	(IV)	Verbandsliga SH-Nord		1st
1970-71	(III)	Amateurliga Schleswig-Holstein	5th
1971-72	(III)	Amateurliga Schleswig-Holstein	4th
1972-73	(III)	Amateurliga Schleswig-Holstein	10th
1973-74	(III)	Amateurliga Schleswig-Holstein	6th
1975-75	(III)	Landesliga Schleswig-Holstein	4th
1976-76	(III)	Landesliga Schleswig-Holstein	6th
1977-78	(III)	Landesliga Schleswig-Holstein	11th
1978-79	(III)	Landesliga Schleswig-Holstein	10th
1979-80	(III)	Verbandsliga Schleswig-Holstein	14th
1980-81	(IV)	Landesliga SH-Nord		11th
1981-82	(IV)	Landesliga SH-Nord		10th
1982-83	(IV)	Landesliga SH-Nord		7th
1983-84	(IV)	Landesliga SH-Nord		4th
1984-85	(IV)	Landesliga SH-Nord		5th
1985-86	(IV)	Landesliga SH-Nord		12th
1986-87	(IV)	Landesliga SH-Nord		14th
1987-88	(V)	Bezirksliga SH-Ost		1st
1988-89	(IV)	Landesliga SH-Nord		10th
1989-90	(IV)	Landesliga SH-Nord		14th
1990-91	(V)	Bezirksliga SH-Ost		9th
1991-92	(V)	Bezirksliga SH-Ost		2nd
1992-93	(IV)	Landesliga SH-Nord		14th
1993-94	(V)	Bezirksliga SH-Ost		6th
1994-95	(VI)	Bezirksliga SH-Ost		2nd
1995-96	(V)	Landesliga SH-Nord		2nd
1996-97	(V)	Verbandsliga SH			9th
1997-98	(V)	Verbandsliga SH			13th
1998-99	(V)	Verbandsliga SH			11th
1999-00	(V)	Verbandsliga SH			15th
2000-01	(VI)	Bezirksoberliga SH-Ost		9th
2001-02	(VI)	Bezirksoberliga SH-Ost		7th
2002-03	(VI)	Bezirksoberliga SH-Ost		4th
2003-04	(VI)	Bezirksoberliga SH-Ost		7th
2004-05	(VI)	Bezirksoberliga SH-Ost		1st	
2005-06	(V)	Verbandsliga SH			11th
2006-07	(V)	Verbandsliga SH			9th
2007-08	(V)	Verbandsliga SH			9th

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