SC Paderborn 07

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SC Paderborn
Full name Sport-Club Paderborn 07 e.V.
Founded 1907; 108 years ago (1907)
Ground Benteler Arena
Ground Capacity 15,300
Chairman Wilfried Finke
Manager André Breitenreiter
League Bundesliga
2013–14 2. Bundesliga, 2nd (promoted)
Current season

Sport-Club Paderborn 07 e.V., commonly known as simply SC Paderborn 07 (pronounced [ʔɛs t͡seː paːdɐˈbɔʁn nʊl ziːbən]) or SC Paderborn, is a German association football club based in Paderborn, North Rhine-Westphalia. The club has enjoyed its greatest successes since the turn of the millennium, becoming a fixture in the 2. Bundesliga before finally earning promotion to the top-flight Bundesliga in 2014.


The club was formed out of the 1985 merger of FC Paderborn and TuS Schloß Neuhaus as TuS Paderborn-Neuhaus and took on its current, shorter name in 1997. The Neuhaus club was founded in 1907 as SV 07 Neuhaus which was joined by the local side TuS 1910 Sennelager to become TuS Schloss Neuhaus in 1970. The Neuhaus and Paderborn teams played as tier III sides for most of their histories, as has the unified club. Today Paderborn plays its home matches at the Benteler Arena.

The club is known for its involvement in a notorious DFB-Pokal contest played against Bundesliga side Hamburger SV on 21 August 2004. Paderborn upset HSV 4–2 and it was revealed in January 2005 that the match referee, Robert Hoyzer, had taken money from Croatian gambling syndicates to fix the match using two wrongly awarded penalties and a questionable red card. It soon developed that the game was only one of a number in which game officials, coaches, and players accepted payment to influence the outcome. The resulting scandal was to become the biggest in German football in over thirty years, and was a major embarrassment to the country during its preparations to host the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

A series of steadily improved finishes in the Regionalliga Nord (III) led to Paderborn advancing to second tier play in 2005. They spent most of the following decade as a lower table side in the 2. Bundesliga before breaking through in their 2013–14 campaign. A 2–1 victory at home over Aalen on 11 May 2014 secured a second place finish and promotion to the 1. Bundesliga for the first time in the club's history.

Recent seasons[edit]

Year Tier Division Position Comment
1999–00 III Regionalliga West/Südwest 13th relegated
2000–01 IV Oberliga Westfalen 1st promoted
2001–02 III Regionalliga Nord 14th
2002–03 III Regionalliga Nord 8th
2003–04 III Regionalliga Nord 3rd
2004–05 III Regionalliga Nord 2nd promoted
2005–06 II 2. Bundesliga 9th
2006–07 II 2. Bundesliga 11th
2007–08 II 2. Bundesliga 17th relegated
2008–09 III 3. Liga 3rd promoted via play-offs
2009–10 II 2. Bundesliga 5th
2010–11 II 2. Bundesliga 12th
2011–12 II 2. Bundesliga 5th
2012–13 II 2. Bundesliga 12th
2013–14 II 2. Bundesliga 2nd promoted
2014–15 I Bundesliga  –

Current squad[edit]

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 Lukas Kruse
2 Germany DF Uwe Hünemeier (captain)
3 Spain DF Rafa
4 Germany DF Lukas Rupp
5 Germany DF Patrick Ziegler
6 Germany MF Marvin Bakalorz
7 Germany MF Jens Wemmer
8 Germany MF Mario Vrančić
9 Germany FW Stefan Kutschke
10 Turkey FW Mahir Sağlık
11 Germany MF Moritz Stoppelkamp
12 Germany GK Alexander Nübel
13 Germany DF Christian Strohdiek
14 Germany MF Thomas Bertels
No. Position Player
15 Germany FW Elias Kachunga
17 Albania MF Alban Meha
19 Germany GK Nico Burchert
20 Germany MF Marc Vucinovic
21 Germany MF Daniel Brückner
22 Germany DF Michael Heinloth
23 Montenegro MF Mirnes Pepić
25 Germany DF Martin Amedick
26 Germany DF Florian Hartherz
27 Algeria MF Idir Ouali
28 Germany DF Tim Welker
30 Germany MF Süleyman Koç
33 Germany GK Daniel Lück
34 Germany FW Marvin Ducksch (on loan from Dortmund)

Players out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
29 Netherlands FW Rick ten Voorde (at FC Dordrecht)
31 Germany FW Saliou Sané (at Holstein Kiel)
Germany MF Sebastian Schonlau (at SC Verl)

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