SSV Jahn Regensburg

The club was originally founded back in 1886, but the soccer division only started playing around 1907. There are about 1,500 members in several different sports. The soccer division became an independent club in 2000, with around 700 members.

"Jahn" refers to Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, whose ideas of gymnastics greatly influenced German sports in the 19th century. His followers started Turnerbund Jahn Regensburg in 1886.

By 1924, the soccer players (and apparently the swimmers) had had enough of the gymnasts, and left to form Sportbund Jahn Regensburg In 1934, a merger with Sportverein 1889 Regensburg led to the establishment of a stronger soccer section, and by the end of the 1930s, they were a regular upper table team in the Gauliga Bayern.

After WWII, the club basically bounced between the 1st and 2nd levels of the regional southern leagues, and it wasn't until the late 1960s that Jahn established itself in the Regionalliga. After an unsuccessful stint in the 2.Liga Süd 1975-77 (including only being saved by Mainz getting denied a license), the club dropped down into the Bayernliga, and eventually remained there until the end of the century.

The 2000 marked the return to success. After winning the Oberliga Bayern in dominating fashion, Jahn then defeated FSV Frankfurt and SV Sandhausen in the playoffs to gain promotion into the new Regionalliga. An even greater surprise was in sore in 2003, as Jahn sensationally was promoted to the 2.Liga.

Fullname Sport- und Schwimmverein Jahn 2000 Regensburg e.V.
City Regensburg (Bayern). Pop: 127,200 (2002).
Address Prüfeninger Straße 57a, 93049 Regensburg
Phone: (0941) 22392 Fax: (0941) 22330
Colors Red jersey with white trim, red shorts
Stadium Städtische Jahnstadion. Capacity: 11,800 (1,200 seats)
Actually owned by the city, built in 1926.
Tickets 9-23 euros (2004).
Supporters Averaged about 7,900 in 2004 (2.Liga).
Heroes Hans Jakob, capped 38 times 1930-39.
Beer Thurn und Taxis Pilsener and Bischofshof, both from local breweries.
Pub Grub
The Net The official page is apparently .

Recent History:

1963-64	(III)	Amateurliga Bayern		2nd
1964-65	(III)	Amateurliga Bayern		17th
1965-66 (IV)	Landesliga Bayern-Mitte		1st
1966-67	(III)	Amateurliga Bayern		1st
1967-68	(II)	Regionalliga Süd		15th
1968-69	(II)	Regionalliga Süd		5th
1969-70	(II)	Regionalliga Süd		10th
1970-71	(II)	Regionalliga Süd		5th
1971-72	(II)	Regionalliga Süd		16th
1972-73	(II)	Regionalliga Süd		11th
1973-74	(II)	Regionalliga Süd		18th
1974-75	(III)	Amateurliga Bayern		1st
1975-76	(II)	2.Bundesliga Süd		17th
1976-77	(II)	2.Bundesliga Süd		19th
1977-78	(III)	Amateurliga Bayern		17th
1978-79 (IV)	Landesliga Bayern-Mitte		5th
1979-80 (IV)	Landesliga Bayern-Mitte		3rd
1980-81 (IV)	Landesliga Bayern-Mitte		2rd
1981-82 (IV)	Landesliga Bayern-Mitte		3rd
1982-83 (IV)	Landesliga Bayern-Mitte		1st
1983-84	(III)	Am.Oberliga Bayern		8th
1984-85	(III)	Am.Oberliga Bayern		8th
1985-86	(III)	Am.Oberliga Bayern		8th
1986-87	(III)	Am.Oberliga Bayern		8th
1987-88	(III)	Am.Oberliga Bayern		8th
1988-89 (IV)	Landesliga Bayern-Mitte		7th
1989-90 (IV)	Landesliga Bayern-Mitte		1st
1990-91	(III)	Am.Oberliga Bayern		11th
1991-92	(III)	Am.Oberliga Bayern		5th
1992-93	(III)	Am.Oberliga Bayern		11th
1993-94	(III)	Am.Oberliga Bayern		16th
1994-95	(IV)	Oberliga Bayern			8th
1995-96	(IV)	Oberliga Bayern			18th
1996-97	(V)	Landesliga Bayern-Mitte		3rd
1997-98	(V)	Landesliga Bayern-Mitte		3rd
1998-99	(V)	Landesliga Bayern-Mitte		1st
1999-00	(IV) 	Oberliga Bayern			1st
2000-01	(III)	Regionalliga Süd		12th
2001-02	(III)	Regionalliga Süd		3rd
2002-03	(III)	Regionalliga Süd		2nd
2003-04	(II)	2.Bundesliga			16th
2004-05	(III)	Regionalliga Süd		8th
2005-06	(III)	Regionalliga Süd		17th
2006-07	(IV)	Oberliga Bayern			1st
2007-08	(III)	Regionalliga Süd		9th
2008-09 (III)   3.Liga				15th
2009-10	(III)	3.Liga				16th
2010-11 (III)   3.Liga				8th
2011-12 (III)   3.Liga

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