SG Sonnenhof Großaspach
|Full name||Sportgemeinschaft Sonnenhof Großaspach e.V.|
|Founded||25 August 1994|
|League||3. Liga (III)|
|2013–14||Regionalliga Südwest (IV), 1st (promoted)|
The club was formed in 1994 through the union of Spvgg Großaspach and FC Sonnenhof Kleinaspach. The sports club has 1,300 members and, in addition to its football side, has departments for bowling, gymnastics, and table tennis.
The footballers have been twice promoted in recent years and reached the Oberliga Baden-Württemberg (IV) in 2005, playing there as a lower table side. In 2008–09, the club achieved its greatest success yet, winning the league and earning the right for promotion to the Regionalliga Süd, where they played until 2012, when the club entered the new Regionalliga Südwest. In 2009 the club qualified for the first time for the first round of the German Cup but was knocked out by VfB Stuttgart after a 1–4 loss, leading 1–0 until the 55th minute.
In 2012–13 the club qualified again for the first round of the German Cup but was knocked out by FSV Frankfurt after a 1–2 loss. The club celebrated its greatest success in 2014 when it won the Regionalliga Südwest and qualified for the promotion round to the 3. Liga, where it overcame VfL Wolfsburg II and earned promotion to the league.
As of 5 July 2014[update]
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
The club's honours:
Recent managers of the club:
|Alexander Malchow||1 July 2006||30 June 2007|
|Markus Gisdol||1 July 2007||10 November 2007|
|Hans-Jürgen Boysen||22 November 2007||5 January 2008|
|Thomas Letsch||6 January 2008||30 June 2009|
|Jürgen Hartmann||1 July 2009||15 April 2010|
|Norbert Gundelsweiler||1 May 2010||30 June 2010|
|Alexander Zorniger||1 July 2010||30 June 2012|
|Rüdiger Rehm||1 July 2012||28 October 2014|
|Uwe Rapolder||28 October 2014||present|
|2004–05||Verbandsliga Württemberg||1st ↑|
|2008–09||Oberliga Baden-Württemberg||V||1st ↑|
|2013–14||Regionalliga Südwest||1st ↑|
- With the introduction of the Regionalligas in 1994 and the 3. Liga in 2008 as the new third tier, below the 2. Bundesliga, all leagues below dropped one tier. In 2012, the number of Regionalligas was increased from three to five with all Regionalliga Süd clubs except the Bavarian ones entering the new Regionalliga Südwest.
- DFB-Pokal 2009/2010 .:. 1. Runde: SG Sonnenhof Großaspach - VfB Stuttgart (German) Weltfussball.de, accessed: 18 August 2012
- DFB-Pokal 2012/2013 .:. 1. Runde: SG Sonnenhof Großaspach - FSV Frankfurt (German) Weltfussball.de, accessed: 18 August 2012
- SG Sonnenhof Großaspach .:. Trainer von A-Z (German) weltfussball.de, accessed: 18 September 2011
- Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv (German) Historical German domestic league tables, accessed: 20 September 2014
- Fussball.de - Ergebnisse (German) Tables and results of all German football leagues, accessed: 20 September 2014
- Official team site
- SG Sonnenhof Großaspach at Weltfussball.de
- Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv historical German domestic league tables (German)
- eufo.de European club profiles and current rosters