SV Warnemünde

Founded in 1911. They played in the Landesliga Mecklenburg, but were primarily just enthusiasts for the game. In fact, they didn't even have a real coach until 1929. The Nazis renamed the club VfL Warnemünde, and the Commies also decided on a rename: in 1951 the club was promotoed back into the Landesliga under the name Anker Warnemünde. The Commies then decided that name was not bureaucratic enough, so they became BSG Motor Warnowwerft Warnemünde, and in the early 70s, they made the jump into the 2nd division of the old DDR Liga.

The highpoint of 1997 was the visit of Borussia Dortmund in the DFB-Cup. Unfortunately, there was no miracle, as the Bundesligists were merciless and won 8-0. But some 6,500 fans showed up in Rostock's Ostseestadion, so it was financially nice... After a brief appearance in the Oberliga in 1999, SVW dropped down into regional amateur obscurity, where they remain.

Fullname Sportverein Warnemünde 1949 Fußball e.V.
City Warnemüde (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern). Pop: 8,441 (2005), about 10 km from Rostock, but part of the city.
Address Wismarsche Straße 32, 18057 Rostock
Phone: (0381) 121 6103
Colors Red/white. Red jersey with thin black vertical stripes.
Stadium Friedrich-Jahn-Sportanlage, Capacity: 5,000
Basically a local sports facility, located on Park Straße
Supporters Usually about 50 folks show up.
Pub Grub
The Net Official site: , very nice.

Recent History:

1997-98	(VI)	Landesliga Mecklenburg		1st
1998-99	(V)	Verbandsliga Mecklenburg	1st
1999-00	(IV)	Oberliga Nordost/Nord		15th
2000-01	(V)	Verbandsliga Mecklenburg	6th
2001-02	(V)	Verbandsliga Mecklenburg	13th
2002-03	(V)	Verbandsliga Mecklenburg
2003-04	(VI)	Landesliga Mecklenburg-West
2004-05	(VI)	Landesliga Mecklenburg-West
2005-06	(VI)	Landesliga Mecklenburg-West	10th
2006-07	(VI)	Landesliga Mecklenburg-West	6th
2007-08	(VI)	Landesliga Mecklenburg-West

(c) Abseits Guide to Germany