FSV Salmrohr

Founded in 1921, this small club has managed to accomplish amazing feats with no resources. Relying on local players, they managed to play at the 3rd division level for several seasons. In fact, in the mid 80's, they even managed a couple of years in the 2.Liga! Pretty impressive, when you consider it's a village with about 2,000 inhabitants. As such, you have to consider their exploits even higher then legendary Alsenborn, as Salmrohr was really competing at a much higher level.

Prior to the 97-98 season, Salmrohr was partially "fusioned" with Eintracht Trier. What the membership was thinking, who knows. The basic is that Salmrohr gave up all it's good players to Trier and had to make do with youngsters. Sort of "give us all your good players, and we'll give you all our scrubs, then we'll kick your ass, and you'll like it too!". The idea apparently was to help Trier into the 2.Liga, which failed.

The squad sucked in 98-99, and should have been relegated. However, they benefitted from Homburg's and Wuppertal's legal problems, thereby saving their ass. Next year they finished dead last, 15 pts behind the next crappiest team. Neverthless, the club has managed to remain on the radar, which is quite an acomplishment.

Fullname Fußballsportverein Salmrohr 1921 e.V.
City Salmtal (Rheinland-Pfalz). Pop: 2,324 (2002)
Address Zum Burgberg 4, 54528 Salmtal
Phone: (06578) 98200
Colors Red jersey with black trim, black shorts. Alternate white jersey, blue trim, blue shorts, white socks.
Stadium Salmtalstadion. Capacity: 10,000
Built in 1981, until then Salmrohr had played at a school field.
Supporters Averaged 206 in 2004 (Oberliga).
Beer Bitburger, the famous brew from nearby Bitburg
Pub Grub
The Net Finally! The official popped up in 2001 as www.fsvsalmrohr.de . Until then, NOTHING was available. You could find "Salmrohr" on the web, but as it turned out, it was a table soccer league, or something. Maybe as part of the "fusion", they should have demanded that Trier fork over a web page!

1977-78	(IV)	Amateurliga Rheinland	2nd
1978-79	(III)	Am.Oberliga Südwest	9th
1979-80	(III)	Am.Oberliga Südwest	7th
1980-81	(III)	Am.Oberliga Südwest	6th
1981-82	(III)	Am.Oberliga Südwest	5th
1982-83	(III)	Am.Oberliga Südwest	4th
1983-84	(III)	Am.Oberliga Südwest	3rd
1984-85	(III)	Am.Oberliga Südwest	1st
1985-86	(III)	Am.Oberliga Südwest	2nd
1986-87	(II)	2.Bundesliga		20th
1987-88	(III)	Am.Oberliga Südwest	6th
1988-89	(III)	Am.Oberliga Südwest	5th
1989-90	(III)	Am.Oberliga Südwest	2nd
1990-91	(III)	Am.Oberliga Südwest	3rd
1991-92	(III)	Am.Oberliga Südwest	1st
1992-93	(III)	Am.Oberliga Südwest	2nd
1993-94	(III)	Am.Oberliga Südwest	6th
1994-95	(III)	Regionalliga West/SW	3rd
1995-96	(III)	Regionalliga West/SW	13th
1996-97	(III)	Regionalliga West/SW	14th
1997-98	(III)	Regionalliga West/SW	14th
1998-99	(III)	Regionalliga West/SW	15th
1999-00	(III)	Regionalliga W/SW	19th
2000-01	(IV)	Oberliga Südwest	5th
2001-02	(IV)	Oberliga Südwest	3rd	
2002-03	(IV)	Oberliga Südwest	5th
2003-04	(IV)	Oberliga Südwest	16th
2004-05	(V)	Verbandsliga Rheinland
2005-06	(V)	Verbandsliga Rheinland
2006-07	(V)	Verbandsliga Rheinland
2007-08	(IV)	Oberliga Südwest	

(c) Abseits Guide to Germany