SV Wermelskirchen 09

A minor club in an insignificant town. Unless of course you happen to live there. In which case it is a major club in an insignificant town.

Founded in 1909, so they've been around awhile. Never have really amounted to much however. The highpoint of the club was probably 1988-89, when they played in the 3rd division Oberliga Nordrhein, finishing last. In 1998, they started out hot, raising hopes about a possible jump to the Oberliga, but then came back to earth.

Apparently the club reverted back to strict amateur status, and got rid of all player contracts.

Fullname Sport-Verein 09 Wermelskirchen e.V.
City Wermelskirchen (Nordrhein-Westfalen). Pop: 36,386 (2007). "45km from Düsseldorf, 35km from Köln".
Address Goethestrasse 33, 42929 Wermelskirchen
Phone: (02196) 884809
e-mail: :
Colors Blue and white
Stadium Eifgenstadion
Tickets Let's just say there are tickets available. Highpoint was the Oberliga year in 1988, when they averaged 463...
Supporters "Well, they really don't have any fans. It's more like, 'Hey, the weather is nice, so let's go to the game and maybe some of our friends are there.'"
Beer Well the club throws an Oktoberfest bash in September.
Pub Grub There's a Gaststätte at the Eifgenstadion.
The Net The official site is Not much information, but annoying Muzak version of "We are the Champions"

Recent History:

1982-83	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niederrhein	4th
1983-84	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niederrhein	8th
1984-85	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niederrhein	2nd
1985-86	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niederrhein	4th
1986-87	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niederrhein	9th
1987-88	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niederrhein	1st
1988-89	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nordhrein		18th
1989-90	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niederrhein	10th
1990-91	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niederrhein	6th
1991-92	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niederrhein	7th
1992-93	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niederrhein	11th
1993-94	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niederrhein	10th
1994-95	(V)	Verbandsliga Niederrhein	16th
1995-96	(VI)	Landesliga Niederrhein-1	9th
1996-97	(VI)	Landesliga Niederrhein-1	3rd
1997-98	(VI)	Landesliga Niederrhein-1	1st
1998-99	(V)	Verbandsliga Niederrhein	6th
1999-00	(V)	Verbandsliga Niederrhein	15th
2000-01	(V)	Landesliga Niederrhein-1
2001-02	(VII)	Bezirksliga Niederrhein-2
2002-03	?
2003-04	(VI)	Landesliga Niederrhein-1
2004-05	(VII)	Bezirksliga Niederrhein-2
2005-06	(VII)	Bezirksliga Niederrhein-2	1st
2006-07	(VI)	Landesliga Niderrhein-1		12th
2007-08	(VI)	Landesliga Niderrhein-1

(c) Abseits Guide to Germany