OSC Bremerhaven

This club was founded in 1972, as Olympischer Sport-Club, through a merger of various local clubs: ATS Bremerhaven, which has roots going back to 1859, Polizei Sportverein, TuS Bremerhaven 93 and the Judo-Klub. They claim some 4500 members, making it the largest sport club in the city, but since soccer is not it's main focus, it certainly diminishes it's value.

Nevertheless, OSC can make a strong claim as the inheritor of the TuS Bremerhaven 93 tradition. Officially, when B93 disbanded in 1974, the members were supposed to join OSC. However, they still played as TuS93 until 1977, when TuS 93 disappeared and the combined club competed as only OSC. In 1991, the soccer players left OSC en masse and eventually formed a rival FC Bremerhaven 93. Luckily, OSC has continued to play soccer, but they haven't reached the heights that the ex-TuS 93 players had. On the other hand, there is rough parity with FCB. In 2004, OSC finished 3rd, FCB 2nd, in the Verbandsliga...

Fullname Olympischer-Sport-Club Bremerhaven von 1972 e.V.
City Bremerhaven (Hansastadt Bremen). Pop: 118,701 (2002).
Address Am Stadion 10, 27580 Bremerhaven
Phone: 0471/87 071 Fax: 0471/80 57 51
E-mail: osc.bremerhaven@t-online.de
Colors red and white
Stadium Nordseestadion. Capacity: 10,000 (2,400 seats)
Although the largest stadium in the city, it's more suited for track and field. Indeed, some of the pitch problems may have contributed to the soccer players leaving the club in 1991.
Grub and Pub
The Net
The official site is www.osc-bremerhaven.de . No useful soccer info.

		"TuS 93 im OSC Bremerhaven"

1974-75	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord		6th
1975-76	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord		10th
1976-77	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord		1st
----> continues as OSC Bremerhaven

		OSC Bremerhaven

1977-78	(II)	2.Bundesliga Nord		19th
1978-79	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord		2nd
1979-80	(II)	2.Bundesliga Nord		18th
1980-81	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord		5th
1981-82	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord		16th
1982-83	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord		10th
1983-84	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord		12th
1984-85	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord		17th
1984-85	(IV)	Verbandsliga Bremen		10th
1985-86	(IV)	Verbandsliga Bremen		10th
1990-91	(IV)	Verbandsliga Bremen		2nd	players leave for FCB

1995-96	(VI)	Landesliga Bremen
1996-97	(V)	Verbandsliga Bremen		7th
1997-98	(V)	Verbandsliga Bremen		6th
1998-99	(V)	Verbandsliga Bremen		6th
1999-00	(V)	Verbandsliga Bremen		5th
2000-01	(V)	Verbandsliga Bremen 		7th
2001-02	(V)	Verbandsliga Bremen		5th
2002-03	(V)	Verbandsliga Bremen		5th
2003-04	(V)	Verbandsliga Bremen		3rd
2004-05	(V)	Verbandsliga Bremen
2007-08	(V)	Verbandsliga Bremen

(c) Abseits Guide to Germany