BSV Kickers Emden

This club is the real flagship of Ostfriesland, founded in 1946, with about 1,000 members. The roots go back to the Emder Turnverein in 1861, although soccer was not played until 1928.

The club was mostly in obscurity until ithe 1990s, when they made the breakthrough into the upper divisions. However, the higher levels proved to be difficult. 1998-99 brought disaster to Ostfriesland. The Kickers sucked from the start, and when they finally started to play decent soccer, it was too late. Relegation! They then marched through the Oberliga the next season, only to fall short in promotion playoffs.

Kickers had a good start to the initial 3.Liga season, but then fell off down the stretch, finishing a respectable 6th, but ultimately disappointing, as the 2.Liga seemed within grasp for much of the season.

Fullname Ballspielverein Kickers Emden e.V.
City Emden (Niedersachsen). Pop: 51,185 (2002)
Address Sielweg 10, 26721 Emden
Phone: (04921) 42558
Colors Home is all blue, road uniform all white.
Stadium Dr. Helmut-Riedl-Stadion. Capacity: 12,000 (800 seats)
Renamed into Embdena-Stadion in 2005 after a local sponsor. "Due to some conditions of the German Football Association, the capacity has been reduced to only 7200. Safety reasons and the like..."
Tickets Between 6-13 euros. (2004). VIP seating also available, at 25 euros.
Supporters Averaged 1,216 in 2004 (Oberliga), about 2,700 in 2005 (Regionalliga). Five officially recognized fan clubs.
Friends SV Meppen for some years now, especially the "ultra scenes" of both clubs
Foes SV Wilhelmshaven, VfB Oldenburg
Heroes Jörg Heinrich, who was discovered in Emden in the early 90s and then made his way to Freiburg, Dortmund and Italy.
Beer It SHOULD be Jever-Pils, the flagship of Ostfriesland beers. However, according to sources, the stadium beer is Veltins, also a sponsor.
Pub Grub There is a Gastätte in the stadium.
The Net The official site is . Very informative and nicely done.

1963-64	(III)	Amateurliga Niedersachsen-West	12th
1964-65	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niedersachen-Nord	6th
1965-66	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niedersachen-Nord	4th
1966-67	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niedersachen-Nord	8th
1967-68	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niedersachen-Nord	2nd
1968-69	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niedersachen-Nord	2nd
1969-70	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niedersachen-Nord	1st
1970-71	(III)	Amateurliga Niedersachsen	9th
1972-72	(III)	Amateurliga Niedersachsen	12th
1972-73	(III)	Amateurliga Niedersachsen	13th
1973-74	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niedersachen-Nord	3rd
1975-83		lower divisions
1983-84	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niedersachsen	13th
1984-85	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niedersachsen	14th
1985-86	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niedersachsen	16th
1986-88		lower divisions
1988-89	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niedersachsen	1st
1989-90	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niedersachsen	4th
1990-91	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niedersachsen	1st
1991-92	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord		6th
1992-93	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord		8th
1993-94	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord		1st
1994-95	(III)	Regionalliga Nord		4th
1995-96	(III)	Regionalliga Nord		4th
1996-97	(III)	Regionalliga Nord		9th
1997-98	(III)	Regionalliga Nord		8th	
1998-99	(III)	Regionalliga Nord		15th
1999-00	(IV)	Oberliga Niedersachsen/Bremen	1st
2000-01	(IV)	Oberliga Niedersachsen/Bremen	2nd
2001-02	(IV)	Oberliga Niedersachsen/Bremen	8th
2002-03	(IV)	Oberliga Niedersachsen/Bremen	1st
2003-04	(IV)	Oberliga Niedersachsen/Bremen	6th
2004-05 (IV)    Oberliga Nord			1st
2005-06	(III)	Regionalliga Nord		9th
2006-07	(III)	Regionalliga Nord		4th
2007-08 (III)   Regionalliga Nord		9th
2008-09 (III)   3.Liga				6th
2009-10	(III)	3.Liga

(c) Abseits Guide to Germany