It's roots were in Arbeitersport, and as a worker's club, SV Wehen was banned by the Nazis in 1933. Aside from a few friendly matches, this was the extent of the club until 1946, when the members refounded the club.
Wehen kicked around aimlessly until about 1987, when they won the Landesliga and promotion into the Oberliga Hessen. Although they were initially seeded into the new Regionalliga in 1994, they dropped down for a couple of years before bouncing back.
The 1998-99 season was like squeezing water out of a rock. Despite getting their ass kicked on a regular basis, Wehen won critical close games, finishing respectably despite a negative goal difference. Things have since looked up. The highpoint was probably in 2000, when Wehen hosted Borussia Dortmund in the DFB-Cup. The match was held in Mainz, in front of 12,000 fans. When gave Borussia all they could handle, and it took a lone goal in overtime for Dortmund to win 1-0.
By 2006, Wehen had made a couple of decent finishes in the Regionalliga, and a promotion to the 2.Liga was a distinct possibility. The club decided to expand the local stadium, and came to agreement with the nearby city of Wiesbaden to relocate the team at least temporarily. They also agreed to carry their hosts name, so they became officially known as "SV Wehen-Wiesbaden". (This arrangement will probably last until they get relegated)
|Fullname||Sportverein Wehen 1926 Taunusstein e.V.|
|City||Taunusstein (Hessen). Pop: 28,924 (2002).|
Heinrich-Hertz-Straße 4, 65232 Taunusstein|
Phone: (06128) 746201
|Colors||Red jersey, black shorts, red socks|
Am Halberg. Capacity: 3,000|
Built in 1927. There have been some plans for expanding the stadium to accomodate 10,000, especially with Wehen knocking on the door of the 2.Liga in the mid 2000s.
7-11 euros, with special VIP tickets available at 60 euros (2004).
Oliver Bunzenthal, Michael Sauer are the all-time Regionalliga
players with 180 games (through 2004). Also, Saber Ben Neticha
leads all scorers with 39 over the same period since 1994.
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Official site: www.sv-wehen.de
1987-88 (IV) Landesliga Hessen-Mitte 5th
1988-89 (IV) Landesliga Hessen-Mitte 1st
1989-90 (III) Am.Oberliga Hessen 4th
1990-91 (III) Am.Oberliga Hessen 4th
1991-92 (III) Am.Oberliga Hessen 4th
1992-93 (III) Am.Oberliga Hessen 4th
1993-94 (III) Am.Oberliga Hessen 4th
1994-95 (III) Regionalliga Süd 17th
1995-96 (IV) Oberliga Hessen 9th
1996-97 (IV) Oberliga Hessen 1st
1997-98 (III) Regionalliga Süd 13th
1998-99 (III) Regionalliga Süd 6th
1999-00 (III) Regionalliga Süd 14th
2000-01 (III) Regionalliga Süd 11th
2001-02 (III) Regionalliga Süd 6th
2002-03 (III) Regionalliga Süd 7th
2003-04 (III) Regionalliga Süd 7th
2004-05 (III) Regionalliga Süd 3rd
2005-06 (III) Regionalliga Süd 3rd
2006-07 (III) Regionalliga Süd 1st
2007-08 (II) 2.Bundesliga 8th
2008-09 (II) 2.Bundesliga 18th
2009-10 (III) 3.Liga 15th
2010-11 (III) 3.Liga 4th
2011-12 (III) 3.Liga
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