SV Wehen

Founded 1926, a small club in Hessen's Taunus hills, with relative success in recent years.

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).
Address Heinrich-Hertz-Straße 4, 65232 Taunusstein
Phone: (06128) 746201
Colors Red jersey, black shorts, red socks
Nickname Taunusteiner
Stadium 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.
Tickets 7-11 euros, with special VIP tickets available at 60 euros (2004).
Heroes 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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Recent History:

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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