FC Gütersloh 2000

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FC Gütersloh 2000
Full name Fußball-Club Gütersloh 2000 e.V.
Founded 1978 & 2000
Ground Heidewaldstadion
Ground Capacity 12,500
Chairman M.D. Bernd Ruhnke
Manager Holger Wortmann
League Oberliga Westfalen (V)
2012–13 Oberliga Westfalen (V), 8th

FC Gütersloh 2000 is a German association football club based in Gütersloh, North Rhine-Westphalia.


The club was formed in 1978 out of the merger of the football sides of Sport Verein Arminia and Deutsche Jugendkraft Gütersloh in the hopes that the new club would be more successful than its un-storied predecessors. The union was a bit of a surprise because of some ill-will that had existed between the clubs going back to Arminia's refusal to share their stadium facility with DJK, and so make it possible for them to play in the Regionalliga in the late 1960s.

Both sides had bounced back and forth between the second and third division through the late 60s and into the 70s. After their merger they settled down as a mid-table Amateur Oberliga Westfalen (III) club, with a couple of poor seasons leading to relegation to Verbandsliga Westfalen (IV), but always followed by immediate promotion. The club managed to play their way into the 2. Bundesliga in 1996, on the strength of a Regionalliga West/Südwest title, for a three year stay, but in 1999 were crushed by their 7 million DM debt. The club was dissolved by a court and all its results for the season annulled.

The club was re-organized in 2000 and started in the Oberliga Westfalen (IV). In January 2010, it was announced that the club planned an Fusion with SC Wiedenbrück 2000. Both clubs spoke with the DFB on 20 January 2010 over this plan,[1] but eventually nothing became of it.

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Coordinates: 51°53′30″N 8°23′18″E / 51.89167°N 8.38833°E / 51.89167; 8.38833