The club was founded in 1912 in the Gastwirtschaft "Wildhage" as FC Pelikan-Havelse. Apparently the public response to the 13 youngsters was underwhelming, and they were a bit unsure of the process. They scraped together 7.50 Reichsmarks and bought a ball, which was a "Pelikan" brand; hence the club name. The First World War took a heavy toll on the pelicans, and although they tried to get started after the war, they finally threw in the towel in 1923.
In 1929, the gymnastics club TSV Havelse was founded, and in 1933 they were joined by the remaining isolated pelicans. Not much happened in terms of success, although in 1956 they were kicked out of the old Amateurliga Niedersachsen-West for "violations against the amateur statute".
The late 1980s saw an upswing in club fortunes, and in 1990 a last minute goal led to a 3-2 win over Wuppertaler SV in the promotion playoffs, and TSV was in the 2.Liga. It wasn't much of a success, although they did average around 3,500 per game. After many years in the top level of the regional amatuer leagues, TSV dropped down in 2001, and remain mired at the lower levels.
|Full Name||Turn- und Sportverein Havelse 1912 e.V.|
Garbsen (Niedersachsen). Pop: 63,271
Town in the NW suburbs of Hannover. Havelse is a nearby village.
Hannoversche Str. 90 - 92, 30823 Garbsen |
Wilhelm-Langehr-Kampfbahn. Capacity: 6,000|
Built in 1933, The players rented a field from a farmer named Moorhoff for 100 marks, and proceeded to build the soccer facilty. Until 2000, it was officially known as TSV-Kampfbahn and der Hannoverschen Straße. Until the 1950s, a leftover railways car served as the changing room.
Volker Finke was the coach who led them to promotion to the 2.Liga.
Now he is famous as long serving coach of Sc Freiburg.
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Official site: www.tsv-havelse.de
1980-81 (IV) Verbandsliga Niedersachsen 3rd
1981-82 (III) Am.Oberliga Nord 10th
1982-83 (III) Am.Oberliga Nord 6th
1983-84 (III) Am.Oberliga Nord 4th
1984-85 (III) Am.Oberliga Nord 15th
1985-86 (III) Am.Oberliga Nord 16th
1986-87 (III) Am.Oberliga Nord 7th
1987-88 (III) Am.Oberliga Nord 9th
1988-89 (III) Am.Oberliga Nord 1st
1989-90 (III) Am.Oberliga Nord 2nd
1990-91 (II) 2.Bundesliga Nord 19th
1991-92 (III) Am.Oberliga Nord 3rd
1992-93 (III) Am.Oberliga Nord 16th
1993-94 (IV) Verbandsliga Niedersachsen 4th
1994-95 (IV) Oberliga Niedersachsen/Bremen 3rd
1995-96 (IV) Oberliga Niedersachsen/Brmen 6th
1996-97 (IV) Oberliga Niedersachsen/Brmen 10th
1997-98 (IV) Oberliga Niedersachsen/Brmen 4th
1998-99 (IV) Oberliga Niedersachsen/Bremen 5th
1999-00 (IV) Oberliga Niedersachsen/Bremen 4th
2000-01 (IV) Oberliga Niedersachsen/Bremen 15th
2004-05 (VI) Landesliga Hannover 1st
2007-08 (V) Verbandsliga Niedersachsen-West 3rd
2007-08 (V) Verbandsliga Niedersachsen-West 4th
2007-08 (V) Verbandsliga Niedersachsen-West
(c) Abseits Guide to Germany: www.abseits-soccer.com