Kickers Emden

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Kickers Emden
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Full name Barenburger Sportverein Kickers Emden e.V.
Founded 24 March 1946
Ground Embdena-Stadion
Ground Capacity 7,200
Chairman Engelbert Schmidt
Manager Johann Lünemann
League Oberliga Niedersachsen-West (V)
2009–10 5th
Website Club home page

BSV Kickers Emden is a German association football club, located in Emden, Lower Saxony.

History[edit]

The club first began playing in 1928 as a section of the gymnastics club Emder Turnverein, which was founded in 1861. An independent football club was formed on 24 March 1946 out of the membership of this predecessor side and several other local associations which had been dissolved after World War II.

In 1949, the club was promoted to the Amateuroberliga Niedersachsen-West, a second-division league at the time. They went on to finish first in the league at the end of the 1950–51 season and advanced therewith to the promotion play-offs for at the time first-division Oberliga Nord, but did not manage to get promoted. They were only a mediocre team in the Amateuroberliga Niedersachsen-West in the remainder of the decade and eventually slipped down to the fourth-division Verbandsliga Niedersachen-Nord in 1964. They returned to the third-division Amateurliga Niedersachsen in 1970, but were relegated back to the fourth division after three seasons.

Between 1975 and 1983, the club competed below fourth division. They managed to return to the fourth division for the 1983–84 season, but were relegated back to the fifth division after three seasons. Another return to the fourth division followed in 1988 and the club was eventually promoted to the third-division Amateuroberliga Nord after finishing first in the 1990–91 season of the fourth-division Verbandsliga Niedersachsen.

They participated in the German Cup for the first time in the 1992–93 season, but were eliminated in the first round by then Bundesliga side 1. FC Saarbrücken, who easily beat them 5–1. The club also won berths in the German Cup after winning the Cup of Lower Saxony in 1996 and 2000. However, both of these two appearances in the German Cup ended in the first round as well. In the 1996–97 season, they lost 3–1 to then Bundesliga side Fortuna Düsseldorf and in the 2000–01 season they suffered a minimal 1–0 defeat to 1. FSV Mainz 05, a Second Bundesliga side at the time.

A first-place finish in the third-division Amateuroberliga Nord in the 1993–94 season, after which the club failed to ascend to the Second Bundesliga in a post-season tournament, would have to be considered the recent high point. The club continued to compete in then newly founded third-division Regionalliga Nord and never finished below 9th place in the following four seasons, but a 15th-place finish in the 1998–99 season of the league dropped them back to the fourth division after eight seasons in the third division. The club subsequently competed in the fourth-division Oberliga Niedersachsen/Bremen for five seasons and narrowly missed return to the Regionalliga Nord in 2000 and 2003, when they advanced to the promotion play-offs in which they lost to Lüneburger SK and VfR Neumünster respectively. In the 2004–05 season, the club finished first in then newly founded fourth-division Oberliga Nord and returned to the third-division Regionalliga Nord for the 2005–06 season. In their first season since returning to the third division, Kickers Emden managed a 9th-place finish in the Regionalliga Nord. After a successful 2008–09 season in the 3rd Liga, finishing sixth, the club decided to withdraw from the league for financial reasons.[1] Instead of the tier-four Regionalliga Nord, the club decided to enter the tier-five Oberliga Niedersachsen-West for 2009–10, also for financial reasons.[2]

Other departments[edit]

Kickers Emden has other departments for table tennis and gorodki.

Notable coaches[edit]

Recent seasons[edit]

Year Division Position
1999–2000 Oberliga Niedersachsen/Bremen (IV) 1st (no promotion due to league system changes)
2000–01 Oberliga Niedersachsen/Bremen 2nd
2001–02 Oberliga Niedersachsen/Bremen 8th
2002–03 Oberliga Niedersachsen/Bremen 6th
2003–04 Oberliga Niedersachsen/Bremen 1st (lost promotion playoff)
2004–05 Oberliga Nord (IV) 1st (promoted)
2005–06 Regionalliga Nord (III) 9th
2006–07 Regionalliga Nord 4th
2007–08 Regionalliga Nord 9th
2008–09 3. Liga (III) 6th (withdrew)
2009–10 Oberliga Niedersachsen-West (V) 5th
2010–11 Oberliga Niedersachsen (V)

Current squad[edit]

As of 24 March 2010 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 Marcel Lücking
2 Germany DF Steffen Meyer
4 Germany DF Kevin Nennhuber
5 Germany DF Steven Janßen
6 Germany MF Gerrit Thomes
7 Germany MF Artur Zimmermann
8 Poland MF Marek Schmidt
10 Germany FW Bernd Grotlüschen
11 Germany FW Andreas Gerdes-Wupts
12 Germany GK Thomas Preuß
13 Germany DF Holger Willms
No. Position Player
14 Germany FW Andreas Bitter
15 Germany MF Onno Wildeboer
17 New Zealand FW Marc Jobling
18 Germany MF Benjamin Lünemann
21 Germany DF Arne Janssen
22 Italy MF Paolo Rizzo
25 Cameroon MF Jules Bertrand Bingana
27 Germany DF Manuel Menzel
30 Germany MF Bernhard Lübbers
33 England MF Jim Wraith

Staff[edit]

Head Coach
  • Uwe Groothuis
Assistant Coach
  • Jens Jaschob
Assistant
  • Anton Frikke
Physiotherapist
  • Franzi Wilhelm

Notable players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kickers Emden verzichtet auf die 3. Liga (German), Northern German football association website, published: 10 June 2009, accessed: 10 June 2009
  2. ^ Emden macht in der Oberliga weiter (German) Eurosport, published: 10 June 2009, accessed: 10 June 2009

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