OSV Hannover

This obscure Hannover club has pretty much disappeared off the radar screen.

OSV was founded in 1933, but in 1937 they merged with MTV Groß Buchholz, which apparently had been founded in 1923, so OSV conveniently claimed an older heritage.

The club was completely obscure until 1970, when they suddenly made the jump to the old Regionalliga Nord. After a few seasons, they dropped down a division, but by 1980 they qualified for the new 2.Liga-Nord. They lasted two years before being relegated an dropping into obscurity and off the face of the earth. Obviously the club is still kicking around in some division in local Hannover leagues, but only remain a poignant memory for most soccer fans.

After almost going bankrupt, the club managed to get things straightened out. They were unbeaten at home for almost 2 years, and climbed back into the Bezirksliga in 2006.

Full Name Oststädter Sportverein Hannover 1923
Address Hannover (Niedersachsen). Pop.: 516,500 (2002). Based in the Oststadt district.
Address Carl-Loges-Str. 12, 30657 Hannover
Phone: 0511 - 604 44 77, Fax: Telefax: 0511 - 604 44 78
Colors Red jersey, white shorts, white socks
Stadium Langenforther Straße Capacity: 4,000
Known as the Oststadtstadion in the good years of the 1970s, it had a capacity of about 12,000. Now pretty much just a regular field.
Tickets Do they even have tickets?
Supporters Do they even have supporters? About 400 members in the club.
Friends Do they even have friends?
Grub and Pub
The Net Official site: www.osv-hannover.de

Recent History:

1968-69	(III)	Amateurliga Niedersachsen	10th
1969-70	(III)	Amateurliga Niedersachsen	3rd
1970-71	(III)	Amateurliga Niedersachsen	1st
1971-72	(II)	Regionalliga Nord		13th
1972-73	(II)	Regionalliga Nord		15th
1973-74	(II)	Regionalliga Nord		11th
1974-75	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord		9th
1975-76	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord		14th
1976-77	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord		14th
1977-78	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord		1st
1978-79	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord		1st
1979-80	(II)	2.Bundesliga Nord		12th
1980-81	(II)	2.Bundesliga Nord		22nd
1981-82	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord		18th
1982-83	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niedersachsen	16th
1983-00 disappear
2000-01	(VIII)	Bezirksklasse Hannover/4
2001-02	(VIII)	Bezirksklasse Hannover/4
2003-04	(IX)	Kreisliga Hannover-Stadt
2004-05	(IX)	Kreisliga Hannover-Stadt
2005-06	(VIII)	Bezirksklasse Hannover/4
2006-07	(VII)	Bezirksliga Hannover-2		10th
2007-08	(VII)	Bezirksliga Hannover-2		

(c) Abseits Guide to Germany : www.abseits-soccer.com