Borussia Dortmund II

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Borussia Dortmund II
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Full name B.V. Borussia 09 e.V Dortmund
Nickname(s) Die Borussen (The Borussians)
Die Schwarzgelben (The Black Yellows)
Ground Stadion Rote Erde
Ground Capacity 9,999
President Reinhard Rauball
Head coach David Wagner
League 3. Liga
2013–14 14th

Borussia Dortmund II are the reserve team of Borussia Dortmund. They play in the 3. Liga, at Stadion Rote Erde. Until 2005 the team played as Borussia Dortmund Amateure.

History[edit]

From Kreisliga to Oberliga (Until 1997)[edit]

The second team of Borussia Dortmund initially played at the Kreisliga and was promoted to the Bezirksliga in 1957.[1] After a third place finish in 1957, they were promoted into the Landesliga Westfalen in 1964. In 1969, Borussia Dortmund II won the Landesliga Westfalen eight points clear of Teutonia Lippstadt, gaining promotion into the Westfalenliga, the highest amateur league in Westphalia at the time. Three years later, the team got relegated into the Landesliga, and even into the Bezirksliga in 1974.

In 1977, the team gained promotion again into the Landesliga. In the 1977-78 season, the team finished fifth, missing out the promotion play-off by just two points. The team returned to the Westfalenliga in 1983 and went on to become one of the leading teams in the league. In 1987, Borussia Dortmund II finished three points ahead of SV Langedreer 04 and gained promotion into the Oberliga Westfalen. The team finished fourth on the table in 1989, 1991 and 1993, before finishing eighth in 1994, missing out promotion into the then newly established Regionalliga West/Südwest.

Meanwhile, the team reached the final of the 1991 Westphalia Cup, losing 1-6 against Arminia Bielefeld.[2] Because of that, the team was eligible for the first and only time for the DFB Cup. The team met 1. FC Saarbrucken in the first round of the 1991/92 season, with the Saarland club going through at 5-2 in front of 1,800 fans at the Stadion Rote Erde.

Between Regionalliga and Oberliga (1994 to 2007)[edit]

Borussia Dortmund continued to play in the Oberliga Westfalen and were runners-up behind FC Gütersloh in 1995. In 1998, under the guidance of coach Michael Skibbe, the team were crowned champions of Oberliga Westfalen with a ten-point advantage ahead of FC Schalke 04 II. In the following season in the Regionalliga, the team finished fourth last, inside the relegation zone. The team, however, avoided the drop, benefiting from the fact that two higher-ranked teams in Wuppertaler SV and FC 08 Homburg were relegated for failing to pay dues to the league.[3][4] In 2000, under coach Edwin Boekamp, the team managed a mid-table finish and qualified for the newly created two-tier Regionalliga in the following season.

The team was relegated at the end of the 2000/01 season, finishing second last but managed to gain promotion back into the league under coach Horst Koppel in the following season. After a fifth place finish in the 2002/03 season, the team stayed in the Regionalliga for a further two years and was relegated back to the Oberliga at the end of the 2004/05 campaign only by a two-goal goal difference against Chemnitzer FC, who managed a goalless draw against the already-relegated KFC Uerdingen 05 in the last round. The team again staged a direct comeback the following season, this time under coach Theo Schneider. In the 2006/07 season, Borussia Dortmund II had more luck than two years ago and managed to avoid relegation on goal difference against Holstein Kiel in the league.

Present (Since 2007)[edit]

In 2008, Borussia Dortmund II finished thirteenth in the Regionialliga and failed to qualify for the then newly created 3. Liga by a four-point margin. A year later, the team managed to win the Regionalliga West three points ahead of the 1. FC Kaiserslautern and secured promotion to the 3. Liga under coach Theo Schneider. Finishing third from bottom in the 2009/10 season, the team was relegated. In Summer 2011, David Wagner took over as coach of Borussia Dortmund II. With a 5-3 win at Wuppertaler SV Borussia on the final day of the 2011/12 season, the team gained promotion into the 3. Liga again.

On 9 August 2014, the Stadion Rod Erte was sold out with 9,999 spectators for the first time in its history at a home match of Borussia Dortmund II. It was Matchday 4 of the 2014/15 3. Liga season at home against SSV Jahn Regensburg. The game was part of a family day and the inauguration of a fan shop near the stadium.[5]

Honours[edit]

Recent seasons[edit]

The recent season-by-season performance of the club:[6][7]

Year Division Tier Position
1999–2000 Regionalliga West/Südwest III 10th
2000–01 Regionalliga Nord 16th↓
2001–02 Oberliga Westfalen IV 1st↑
2002–03 Regionalliga Nord III 5th
2003–04 Regionalliga Nord 10th
2004–05 Regionalliga Nord 16th↓
2005–06 Oberliga Westfalen IV 1st↑
2006–07 Regionalliga Nord III 14th
2007–08 Regionalliga Nord 13th
2008–09 Regionalliga West IV 1st↑
2009–10 3. Liga III 18th↓
2010–11 Regionalliga West IV 6th
2011–12 Regionalliga West 1st↑
2012–13 3. Liga III 16th
2013–14 3. Liga 14th
2014–15 3. Liga
Promoted Relegated

Stadium[edit]

Main article: Stadion Rote Erde

Borussia Dortmund II plays their matches at the Stadion Rote Erde, which has a capacity of 9,999 for league matches. The stadium belongs to the City of Dortmund. The stadium came under criticism for several times due to inadequate space, lack of soil heating and the poor condition of the infrastructure. Because of this, Borussia Dortmund is considering a purchase of the stadium.[8]

Current squad[edit]

As of 4 April 2015.[9]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Germany GK Steffen Göcke
2 Germany MF David Sauerland
3 Germany DF Marc Hornschuh
4 Germany DF Marian Sarr
5 Germany DF Christoph Zimmermann
6 Japan MF Mitsuru Maruoka (on loan from Cerezo Osaka)
7 Germany MF Oğuzhan Kefkir
8 Germany FW Nick Weber
9 Finland FW Tim Väyrynen
10 Bulgaria MF Edisson Jordanov
11 Germany FW Tammo Harder
13 Slovenia MF Jon Gorenc Stanković
14 Germany MF Khaled Narey
15 Germany DF Maximilian Güll
16 Morocco DF Mohamed El-Bouazzati
17 Turkey MF Ufuk Özbek
No. Position Player
18 Germany MF Evans Nyarko
19 Greece FW Nikolaos Ioannidis (on loan from Olympiacos)
20 Germany FW Julian Derstroff
21 United States MF Joe Gyau
22 United States MF Junior Flores
23 Germany DF Nico Knystock
24 Germany MF David Solga (captain)
26 Germany MF Pascal Stenzel
27 Turkey MF Burak Çamoğlu
28 Germany MF Jeremy Dudziak
29 Australia MF Mustafa Amini
30 Germany GK Hendrik Bonmann
31 Germany GK Dominik Reimann
32 Germany FW Vincent Stenzel
33 Germany GK Zlatan Alomerović

Current Staff[edit]

Position Name
Head coach United States David Wagner
Assistant coach Germany Christoph Bühler
Goalkeeping coach Germany Matthias Kleinsteiber
Fitness coach Germany Martin Spohrer
Physiotherapist Germany Mike Muretic
Physiotherapist Germany Swantje Thomßen
Physiotherapist Germany Chris Domogalla
Equipment Manager Germany Paul Jankowski
Equipment Manager Germany Harald Voelkel

Notable Former Players[edit]

Head Coaches by Year[edit]

  • 2005–2011: Theo Schneider
  • 2011: Hannes Wolf
  • 2011-Current: David Wagner

References[edit]

  1. ^ Deutscher Sportclub für Fußball-Statistiken (2012) (in German), Fußball in Westdeutschland 1952–1958, Hövelhof, pp. 205 
  2. ^ "Pokalsieger auf Verbandsebene seit 1982" (in German). Fußball- und Leichtathletikverband Westfalen. Retrieved 2015-01-03. 
  3. ^ Andreas Boller. "WSV: Tristesse am Wuppertaler Zoo" (in German). Westdeutsche Zeitung. Retrieved 2015-01-03. 
  4. ^ Hardy Grüne, Christian Karn (2009) (in German), Das große Buch der deutschen Fußballvereine, Kassel: AGON-Sportverlag, pp. 232, ISBN 978-3-89784-362-2 
  5. ^ Krystian Wozniak. "Gala vor ausverkauftem Haus" (in German). RevierSport. Retrieved 2015-01-03. 
  6. ^ Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv (German) Historical German domestic league tables
  7. ^ Fussball.de – Ergebnisse (German) Tables and results of all German football leagues
  8. ^ Oliver Volmerich, Dirk Krampe. "Der BVB will die Rote Erde kaufen" (in German). Ruhr Nachrichten. Retrieved 2015-01-03. 
  9. ^ "Borussia Dortmund II » Squad 2014/2015". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 

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