RSV Göttingen 05

Formerly 1.SC Göttingen 05

The famous university town apparently has soccer fans, but I haven't been able to gather much info. Founded 1905 in as Göttinger FC. (A club with the same name had actually been founded in 1898, but was disbanded in 1903). It's current name was fixed in 1948, when the club was refounded after WWII.

For the most part, SCG has wallowed in obscurity, known in northern Germany, but that's about it. The real peak years were probably the 1970s, when they got promoted to the 2.Liga a couple of times, only to be relegated.

Despite a solid effort in 2000, the club really had no chance in qualifying for the new combined Regionalliga. However, the first season in the new 4th division proved to be a bitter disappointment: Goettingen won the league, and then went on to win the promotion playoffs. But the net result? A denial of a license for financial reasons by the DFB.

The club continued to struggle, but in September 2003 the towel was thrown in. This famous club went bankrupt and all games in the Verbandsliga were cancelled. A new club rose to take it's place, 1.FC Göttingen 05. It remains to be seen what kind of soccer they will be playing. The youth teams started play immediately as 1.FC 05. There were plans in 2004 for a merger with RSV Geimar to get the men's squad back on the field. Since RSV had just got relegated and fallen apart, players from the new 1.FC came over, and the team would compete in the Bezirksklasse. The official merger was completed in 2005, with the new club called RSV Göttingen 05

Fullname 1. Sport-Club von 1905 e.V. Göttingen
City Göttingen (Niedersachsen). Pop: 115,000 (2007)
Address 1. SC Göttingen 05, Schützenanger 1 37081 Göttingen
Phone: (0551) 31480 (Maschpark), (0551)76564 (Stadion) Fax: (0551)3054867
Colors Vertical black and yellow striped jersey, black shorts, black socks
Stadium Jahnstadion Capacity: 17,000 (5,100 seats)
Supporters Fans have a Stammtisch every Thursday at 8:00pm at Leinestraße 14a.
Friends Arminia Hannover, VfB Oldenburg, Mainz 05, St.Pauli
Foes Eintracht Braunschweig, sometimes Hannover 96. Local club SVG Goettingen.
Beer Göttinger Edel Pils from the local Einbecker brewery, a sponsor.
Pub Grub
The Net The official page, , finally got started in 2001. A decent fan page is at .

Recent History:

1963-64	(III)	Amateurliga Niedersachsen	2nd
1964-65	(II)	Regionalliga Nord		5th
1965-66	(II)	Regionalliga Nord		2nd
1966-67	(II)	Regionalliga Nord		2nd
1967-68	(II)	Regionalliga Nord		2nd
1968-69	(II)	Regionalliga Nord		4th
1969-70	(II)	Regionalliga Nord		5th
1970-71	(II)	Regionalliga Nord		7th
1971-72	(II)	Regionalliga Nord		5th
1972-73	(II)	Regionalliga Nord		4th
1973-74	(II)	Regionalliga Nord		12th
1974-75	(II)	2.Bundesliga Nord		10th
1975-76	(II)	2.Bundesliga Nord		11th
1976-77	(II)	2.Bundesliga Nord		17th
1977-78	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord		2nd
1978-79	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord		2nd
1979-80	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord		2nd
1980-81	(II)	2.Bundesliga Nord		17th
1981-82	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord		3rd
1982-83	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord		12th
1983-84	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord		5th
1984-85	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord		12th
1985-86	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord		10th
1986-87	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord		3rd
1987-88	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord		6th
1988-89	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord		2nd
1989-90 (III)	Am.Oberliga Nord		6th
1990-91	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord		2nd
1991-92	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord		12th
1992-93	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord		4th
1993-94	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord		13th
1994-95	(III)	Regionalliga Nord		16th
1995-96	(IV)	Oberliga Niedersachsen/Bremen	2nd
1996-97	(III)	Regionalliga Nord		10th
1997-98	(III)	Regionalliga Nord		18th
1998-99	(IV)	Oberliga Niedersachsen/Bremen	1st
1999-00	(III)	Regionalliga Nord		9th
2000-01	(IV)	Oberliga Niedersachsen/Bremem	1st
2001-02	(IV)	Oberliga Niedersachsen/Bremen	9th
2002-03	(IV)	Oberliga Niedersachsen/Bremen	16th
2003-04	(V)	Verbandsliga Niedersachsen-Ost

		RSV Geismar

2004-05 (VIII) Bezirksklasse Braunschweig-4
	         RSV Göttingen 05
2005-06 (VIII) Bezirksklasse Braunschweig-4	1st
2006-07  (VII) Bezirksliga   Braunschweig-5	3rd
2007-08  (VII) Bezirksliga   Braunschweig-4

(c) Abseits Guide to Germany