Röchling Völklingen

This small Saarland club had a decent run in the 1970s, but has since fallen back into mostly local play.

In 1966, the Röchling company, which had started out in the local iron works at the end of the 19th century, became the main sponsor of the clubm. The name was changed to reflect this. It also meant an upward trend on the field, and by the early 1970s, RV participated in the promotion playoffs to the Bundesliga twice. As late as 1976, they finished 6th in the 2.Liga, but soon thereafter voluntarily accepted relegation back into the amateur ranks.

Full Name Sportverein Röchling Völklingen
City Völklingen (Saarland). Pop: 40,453 (2007)
Colors Red/black vertical striped jersey, black shorts, red socks
Stadium Hermann-Neuberger-Stadion. Capacity: 16,000 (602 seats)
Since 1994, this has been named after the Saarland soccer bureaucrat who rose to the top of the DFB. This was built in 1974, and was originally known as Städtisches Stadion. The facility was built on the same sight as the Stadion am Köllerbach (capacity 16,000), which was RV's home from 1912-74.
Tickets Prices in 2004 were only 3 euros, standing or seating, which has got to be one of the best bargains anywhere! You get a free drink at McDonald's with your ticket stub. By 2016, prices had risen to 7-10 euros, still a good deal.
Supporters Current club budget expects around 400 per match. Averaged 404 in 2004 (Verbandsliga), so they must have had a 50 euro windfall!
Pub Grub The Bistro 06 at the stadium is the club pub. Built in 2007, with a covered terrace overlooking the field. Open 7 days. from 3:00pm.
The Net Official site: www.svroechling.de
Also available, long before the official site was online, "Michel's fanpage" www.svr06.de

Recent History:

		SV Völklingen

1963-64	(II)	Regionalliga Südwest	13th
1963-64	(II)	Regionalliga Südwest	14th
1963-64	(II)	Regionalliga Südwest	8th
		SV Röchling Völklingen

1966-67	(II)	Regionalliga Südwest	9th
1967-68	(II)	Regionalliga Südwest	7th
1968-69	(II)	Regionalliga Südwest	12th
1969-70	(II)	Regionalliga Südwest	13th
1970-71	(II)	Regionalliga Südwest	10th
1971-72	(II)	Regionalliga Südwest	2nd
1972-73	(II)	Regionalliga Südwest	2nd
1973-74	(II)	Regionalliga Südwest	4th
1974-75	(II)	2.Bundesliga Süd	13th
1975-76	(II)	2.Bundesliga Süd	13th
1976-77	(II)	2.Bundesliga Süd	16th
1977-78	(III)	Amateurliga Saarland	2nd
1978-79	(III)	Am.Oberliga Südwest	1st
1979-80	(II)	2.Bundesliga Süd	20th
1980-81	(III)	Am.Oberliga Südwest	13th
1981-82	(III)	Am.Oberliga Südwest	18th
1982-83	(IV)	Verbandsliga Saarland	1st
1983-84	(III)	Am.Oberliga Südwest	17th
1984-85	(IV)	Verbandsliga Saarland	11th
1985-86	(IV)	Verbandsliga Saarland	15th
1986-87	(IV)	Verbandsliga Saarland	10th
1987-88	(IV)	Verbandsliga Saarland	15th
1988-89	(IV)	Verbandsliga Saarland	18th
1989-90	(V)	Landesliga Saarland-SW	12th
1990-91	(V)	Landesliga Saarland-SW	11th
1991-92	(V)	Landesliga Saarland-SW	10th
1992-93	(V)	Landesliga Saarland-SW	4th
1993-94	(V)	Landesliga Saarland-SW	5th
1994-95	(VI)	Landesliga Saarland-SW	2nd
1995-96	(VI)	Landesliga Saarland-SW	7th
1996-97	(VI)	Landesliga Saarland-SW	6th
1997-98	(VI)	Landesliga Saarland-SW	1st
1998-99	(V)	Verbandsliga Saarland	4th
1999-00	(V)	Verbandsliga Saarland	2nd
2000-01	(V)	Verbandsliga Saarland	2nd
2001-02	(V)	Verbandsliga Saarland	1st
2002-03	(IV)	Oberliga Südwest	17th
2003-04	(V)	Verbandsliga Saarland	5th
2004-05	(V)	Verbandsliga Saarland	
2005-06	(V)	Verbandsliga Saarland	2nd
2006-07	(V)	Verbandsliga Saarland	12th	
2007-08	(V)	Verbandsliga Saarland	

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