SSV Reutlingen 05

Founded 1905 as FC Arminia Reutlingen, the current name was adopted in 1938. The main trophies are winning the (relatively worthless) German Amateur title in 1974 and 1997.

After WWII, SSV quickly established themselves as a decent regaional team, and gained admission to the Regionalliga Süd in 1963. In 1965, Reutlingen took part in the Bundesliga promotion, but was shown it's limitations. After a 1-1 at home, they went down 0-7 at Mönchengladbach. Still they were a decent 2nd division club. This lasted about 10 years, and then they disappeared into the nether-regions of southern football (aside from horrible last place finish in the 2.Liga Süd in 1977). It wasn't until the mid 90s that they would emerge back into the professional ranks.

1998-99 was a "coulda" year. Reutlingen played solid, trailing the leaders from Waldhof an Offenbach. Then when Offenbach faltered, they had a chance to seize 2nd place, but instead they sucked and collapsed. However next year was different, as they basically kicked ass and took names. Reutlingen started out with something like 16 straight wins and never looked back, running away with the title and gaining automatic promotion to the 2.Liga. This was followed by a solid year in the 2nd division. Things started going downhill, mostly financially. In 2002, the DFB announced a punishment of 6 points for financial irregularities, and this proved to be deadly. Despite a decent performance on the field, the 6 penalty points were decisive in sending Reutlingen down. To add insult to injury, the Regionalliga license was also denied, so Reutlingen was forced down to the 4th division. The club was forced to declare insolvency, and was forced to seperate the football section from the main club.

After a few years in the wilderness, Reutlingen bounced back into teh 3rd division, but financial problems continued to dog the club, and they soon ended up further down the ladder.

Fullname Sport- und Schwimmverein Reutlingen 05 e.V.
City Reutlingen (Baden-Württemberg). Pop: 111,338 (2002)
Address Kaiserstraße 2, 72764 Reutlingen
Phone: (07121) 21600, Fax: (07121) 329780
Colors Red jersey, black shorts.
Stadium Kreuzeiche. Capacity: 12,734 (1,134 seats)
Built in 1953, it drew large crowds in the 50s/60s, when standing room was the norm, often around 16,000. There was a plan to increase capacity to 35,000 in 1999, but abandoned.
Tickets 8-13 euros (2014), with VIP seating up to 59 euros.
Supporters Averaged 1,447 in 2004 (Oberliga).
Beer Zwiefalter Klosterbräu . Regional Swabian brewer. Was a sponsor until promotion to the 2.Liga. After relegation, they became the main sponsor for a couple years, before giving up. Since then Baisinger has stepped into the fray and make sure that a beer sponsor is on board.
Pub Grub
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Recent History:

2013-14 (V)	Oberliga Baden-Württemberg	7th
2012-13 (V)     Oberliga Baden-Württemberg      7th 
2011-12 (V)     Oberliga Baden-Württemberg      8th 
2010-11 (V)     Oberliga Baden-Württemberg      14th 

2009-10 (IV)    Regionalliga Süd		14th
2008-09 (IV)    Regionalliga Süd                12th
2007-08 (III)   Regionalliga Süd                12th
2006-07 (III)   Regionalliga Süd                11th
2005-06 (IV)    Oberliga Baden-Württembg.       1st
2004-05 (IV)    Oberliga Baden-Württembg.       3rd
2003-04 (IV)    Oberliga Baden-Württembg.       9th
2002-03 (II)    2.Bundesliga                    16th    denied license
2001-02 (II)    2.Bundesliga                    10th
2000-01 (II)    2.Bundesliga                    7th
1999-00 (III)   Regionalliga Süd                1st 
1998-99 (III)   Regionalliga Süd                3rd
1997-98 (III)   Regionalliga Süd                4th
1996-97 (III)   Regionalliga Süd                3rd
1995-96 (III)   Regionalliga Süd                4th
1994-95 (III)   Regionalliga Süd                14th
1993-94 (III)   Am.Oberliga Baden-Württ.        2nd
1992-93 (III)   Am.Oberliga Baden-Württ.        3rd
1991-92 (III)   Am.Oberliga Baden-Württ.        1st
1990-91 (III)   Am.Oberliga Baden-Württ.        3rd

1989-90 (III)   Am.Oberliga Baden-Württ.        2nd
1988-89 (III)   Am.Oberliga Baden-Württ.        1st
1987-88 (III)   Am.Oberliga Baden-Württ.        7th
1986-87 (III)   Am.Oberliga Baden-Württ.        8th 
1985-86 (III)   Am.Oberliga Baden-Württ.        13th
1984-85 (III)   Verbandsliga Württemberg        1st
1983-84 (III)   Verbandsliga Württemberg        7th
1982-83 (III)   Am.Oberliga Baden-Württ.        19th
1981-82 (III)   Am.Oberliga Baden-Württ.        14th
1980-81 (III)   Am.Oberliga Baden-Württ.        11th

1979-80 (IV)    Verbandsliga Württemberg        2nd 
1978-79 (III)   Am.Oberliga Baden-Württ.        20th
1977-78 (III)   Amateurliga Schwarzwald         1st 
1976-77 (II)    2.Bundesliga Süd                20th
1975-76 (III)   Amateurliga Schwarzwald         1st 
1974-75 (II)    Amateurliga Schwarzwald         2nd 
1973-74 (III)   Amateurliga Schwarzwald 	2nd               
1972-73 (II)    Regionalliga Süd                17th
1971-72 (II)    Regionalliga Süd                10th
1970-71 (II)    Regionalliga Süd                15th

1969-70 (II)    Regionalliga Süd                11th
1968-69 (II)    Regionalliga Süd                9th 
1967-68 (II)    Regionalliga Süd                3rd 
1966-67 (II)    Regionalliga Süd                6th 
1965-66 (II)    Regionalliga Süd                8th 
1964-65 (II)    Regionalliga Süd                2nd
1963-64	(II)	Regionalliga Süd		5th

2000-01 (II)	2.Bundesliga 			7th 
2001-02 (II) 	2.Bundesliga 			10th 
2002-03 (II) 	2.Bundesliga			16th	denied license 
2003-04 (IV) 	Oberliga Baden-Württembg.	9th
2004-05 (IV) 	Oberliga Baden-Württembg. 	3rd
2005-06 (IV) 	Oberliga Baden-Württembg. 	1st
2006-07	(III)	Regionalliga Süd		11th
2007-08	(III) 	Regionalliga Süd		12th
2008-09 (IV)	Regionalliga Süd		12th
2009-10 (IV)	Regionalliga Süd

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