MTV Braunschweig

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MTV Braunschweig
Full name Braunschweiger Männer-Turnverein von 1847
Founded 1847
League Handball-Verbandsliga Niedersachen (V)
2011–12 6th
Club colours               

Braunschweiger MTV von 1847, commonly known as MTV Braunschweig, is a German sports club based in Braunschweig, Lower Saxony.


MTV Braunschweig was founded as a gymnastics club in 1847 and is the second oldest sports club in Lower Saxony.[1] Originally only open to men, women were allowed to join the club first in 1888.[1] Today MTV is a multi-sports club with departments for association football, athletics, basketball, field hockey, team handball, swimming, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, and others. MTV Braunschweig has been successful in German sports, with the club's athletes having won over 50 national championships in various sports.[2]

Team handball[edit]

MTV's team handball team has traditionally been among the club's most successful. In 1987 MTV was promoted to the 2nd Handball-Bundesliga, the second tier of professional handball in Germany.[3] The stint was a short one, and MTV was relegated again in 1989.[4] Today the club plays in the Verbandsliga Niedersachsen (V).

Notable former players[edit]


MTV's football team was most successful during the years directly after World War II. In 1945 the former first division side Leu Braunschweig was merged into the club. Between 1949 and 1954 MTV Braunschweig then played in the Amateuroberliga Niedersachsen, the second tier of football in Germany at the time. The merger was dissolved in 1954,[6] and the refounded club SC Leu Braunschweig took MTV's place in the league. Since then MTV's football team has mostly played in the lower tiers of regional amateur football.

Notable former players and managers[edit]



In 1978 the club's basketball section entered into a cooperation with FT Braunschweig to form SG Braunschweig, the predecessor of Basketball Bundesliga team Phantoms Braunschweig.[11]


  1. ^ a b Chronik des Braunschweiger Männer-Turnvereins von 1847 e.V. (in German)
  2. ^ Hoffmeister, Kurt (1986). Meister und Medaillen. Braunschweigs Olympiasieger, Welt-, Europa-, Deutsche Meister 1946–1986 (in German). Stadtbibliothek Braunschweig. p. 63. 
  3. ^ 1987–1988 2. Bundesliga Nord final table
  4. ^ 1988–1989 2. Bundesliga Nord final table
  5. ^ Interview with Volker Mudrow (in German)
  6. ^ Hoffmeister, Kurt (2010). Zeitreise durch die Braunschweiger Sportgeschichte: 180 Jahre Turnen und Sport in Braunschweig (in German). p. 86. 
  7. ^ Wolfgang Grobe – einfach nur herrlich ehrlich (in German)
  8. ^ Bläsig, Horst; Leppert, Alex (2010). Ein Roter Löwe auf der Brust - Die Geschichte von Eintracht Braunschweig (in German). Die Werkstatt. p. 380. 
  9. ^ Player profile at (in German)
  10. ^ Short biography of Moll (in German)
  11. ^ Der Verein (in German) at, accessed: 9 November 2012.

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