MSV Neuruppin

Neuruppin's main claim to fame was the birthplace of Theodor Fontane, who wrote the novel Effi Briest...Luckily, MSV came along to salvage the town's reputation.

The roots go back to 1919 with the founding of Neuruppiner Turnerbund, which eventually became a military sports club ( Militärsportverein Neuruppin) and finally Märkischer Sportverein Neuruppin. (The "Mark" is a region of Brandenburg). The club was dissolved after WW-II.

After restarting in 1948, the club went through several name changes again: die ZSG Neuruppin, Nordwest Neuruppin, Mitte Neurppin, Konsum Neuruppin, Empor Neuruppin, Elektronik Neuruppin. Success on the field was relatively non-existant.

After reunification, there was another short name change to TuS Neuruppin, but they soon went back to MSV. The club has about 1,000 members, and soccer has become increasingly dominant. It would seem that during the GDR days, soccer was deemphasized, as after reunification, MSV began climbing up the ladder. It also appears that the city works department (Stadtwerke Neuruppin) has stepped in as the main sponsor.

Full Name Märkischer Sportverein Neuruppin 1919 e.V.
City Neuruppin (Brandenburg). Pop: 32,000 (2004).
Address Alt Ruppiner Allee 56, 16816 Neuruppin (or is it Neuruppiner Allee in Altruppin?)
Phone: 03391/65 57 30
Colors All white with blue lettering.
Stadium Volksparkstadion. Capacity: 5,000 (270 seats)
Completely refurbished, started in 1998, opened in 2001. It was originally built in the 1960s as Stadion der Freundschaft, and held about 10,000. Previously MSV played at Sportplatz der Friedrich-Franz-Kaserne
Tickets 4-6 euros (2004). Match program, "MSV Ticker", available at stadium, 0.50 euros.
Supporters Averaged 365 in 2004 (Oberliga). Fan group "Die Treuen" (the loyals).
Friends Hertha BSC played a friendly in Volkspark in 2003 and are also linked on the website.
Foes Optik Rathenow
Pub Grub Sausages, beer, sodas. A Gaststätte in the stadium.
The Net, a subset of the Stadtwerke (city works dept).

Recent History:

1993-94	(V)	Landesliga Brandenburg-Nord	13th
1994-95	(VI)	Landesliga Brandenburg-Nord	4th
1995-96	(VI)	Landesliga Brandenburg-Nord	2nd
1996-97	(VI)	Landesliga Brandenburg-Nord	8th
1997-98	(VI)	Landesliga Brandenburg-Nord	10th
1998-99	(VI)	Landesliga Brandenburg-Nord	3rd
1999-00	(VI)	Landesliga Brandenburg-Nord	1st
2000-01	(V)	Verbandsliga Brandenburg	1st
2001-02	(IV)	Oberliga Nordost-Nord		9th
2002-03	(IV)	Oberliga Nordost-Nord		7th
2003-04	(IV)	Oberliga Nordost-Nord		8th
2004-05	(IV)	Oberliga Nordost-Nord		2nd
2005-06	(IV)	Oberliga Nordost-Nord		2nd
2006-07	(IV)	Oberliga Nordost-Nord		14th
2007-08	(V)	Verbandsliga Brandenburg

(c) Abseits Guide to Germany :