Hertha BSC II

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Hertha BSC II
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Full name Hertha Berliner Sport-Club von 1892 e.V. II
Founded 25 July 1892
Ground Amateurstadion, Berlin, Germany
Ground Capacity 4,300
Chairman Werner Gegenbauer
Coach Ante Covic
League Regionalliga Nordost (IV)
2013–14 12th

Hertha BSC II is the reserve team of Hertha BSC. Historically, during the time the senior team played in professional football the team has played as Hertha BSC Amateure. Since 2005 it permanently plays under its current name.

The team currently plays in the tier four Regionalliga Nordost. The team's greatest achievement is reaching the final of the DFB-Pokal in 1993 – the only reserve team to have achieved this.

History[edit]

The team first entered the highest football league in West Berlin, then the tier three Amateurliga Berlin, in 1968 and played at this level for three seasons with a third place finish as its best result in the first season. After relegation in 1971 Hertha BSC Amateure made a return to the league in 1975 and achieved two runners-up finishes in the league in 1976 and 1977. It took part in the 1975–76 German amateur football championship but was knocked out in the first round by Concordia Hamburg. The team played at Oberliga level for eleven consecutive seasons before being forceably relegated in 1986 after the senior team dropped out of professional football into what was now the Amateur-Oberliga Berlin. In 1988, after Hertha BSC had returned to the 2. Bundesliga the reserve team returned to the Amateur-Oberliga again, where it played for three more seasons until the league was disbanded in 1991.[1]

With the German reunion league football in West Berlin was in-iooperated into the new leagues in former East Germany and Hertha BSC Amateure became part of the new NOFV-Oberliga Mitte. This league was disbanded in 1994 and the team qualified for the new Regionalliga Nordost. After two seasons the team dropped back to the Oberliga and now entered the NOFV-Oberliga Nord where it played for three seasons until being promoted back up in 1999. It played for one more season in the Regionalliga Nordost before this league was disbanded in 2000. The team failed to qualify for the enlarged Regionalliga Nord and instead played in the Oberliga again for another three seasons. The team returned to the Regionalliga in 2004, spend one more season in the Oberliga in 2007–08 and then played in the Regionalliga Nord again until the Regionalliga Nordost was reestablished in 2012.[2]

Since 2012 Hertha BSC II has been playing in the Regionalliga Nordost.[3]

The team has played in the German Cup, the DFB-Pokal, on three occasions, in 1976–77, 1992–93 and 2004–05 and is now, like all reserve teams in Germany, banned from the competition. Hertha BSC Amateure, under coach Jochem Ziegert, became the only reserve side ever to reach the German Cup final when it eliminated SGK Heidelberg, VfB Leipzig, Hannover 96, 1. FC Nürnberg and Chemnitzer FC before losing the final in Berlin 1–0 to Bayer 04 Leverkusen.[4]

Honours[edit]

The team's honours

League[edit]

Cup[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Players in bold are also part of the professional squad.

As of 5 August, 2014[5]

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

No. Position Player
3 Germany MF Dennis Ntsin
7 Germany MF Robert Andrich
8 Germany MF Nils Fiegen
9 Germany MF Tony Fuchs
10 Brazil MF Thiago Rockenbach (on loan from RB Leipzig)
11 Germany FW Tobias Hasse
12 Germany GK Benjamin Lundt
14 Germany FW Kevin Stephan
15 Germany DF Niklas Körber
16 Germany DF Yanni Regäsel
17 Germany DF Maximilian Scheel
18 Germany DF Louis Arnst
No. Position Player
19 Germany GK Philip Sprint
21 Germany DF Yanni Regäsel
22 Germany MF Shawn Kauter
23 Germany MF Florian Kohls
24 Germany DF Jamil Dem
27 Germany MF Mike Owusu
28 Germany DF Glodi Zingu
36 Germany DF Anthony Syhre
38 Germany MF Louis Samson
40 Germany MF Steve Breitkreuz
47 Germany MF Marcel Rausch

Recent seasons[edit]

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

Year Division Tier Position
2000–01 NOFV-Oberliga Nord IV 2nd
2001–02 NOFV-Oberliga Nord 1st
2002–03 NOFV-Oberliga Nord 2nd
2003–04 NOFV-Oberliga Nord 1st↑
2004–05 Regionalliga Nord III 12th
2005–06 Regionalliga Nord 7th
2006–07 Regionalliga Nord 18th↓
2007–08 NOFV-Oberliga Nord IV 1st↑
2008–09 Regionalliga Nord 12th
2009–10 Regionalliga Nord 11th
2010–11 Regionalliga Nord 7th
2011–12 Regionalliga Nord 14th
2012–13 Regionalliga Nordost 5th
2013–14 Regionalliga Nordost 12th
2014–15 Regionalliga Nordost

Key[edit]

Promoted Relegated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Historic German football league tables (German) Das Deutsche Fussball Archiv, accessed: 27 January 2015
  2. ^ NOFV-Oberliga Nord tables and results (German) Weltfussball.de, accessed: 27 January 2015
  3. ^ Regionalliga Nordost tables and results (German) Weltfussball.de, accessed: 27 January 2015
  4. ^ 1992–93 DFB-Pokal (German) Weltfussball.de, accessed: 27 January 2015
  5. ^ "Hertha BSC U23". official website. Hertha BSC. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  6. ^ Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv (German) Historical German domestic league tables
  7. ^ Fussball.de – Ergebnisse (German) Tables and results of all German football leagues

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