SSV Jahn Regensburg

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SSV Jahn Regensburg
SSV Jahn Regensburg.png
Full name Sport- und Schwimmverein
Jahn 2000 Regensburg e. V.
Nickname(s) "the Jahn",[1] "the Rothosen"[2]
Founded 1907
Ground Jahnstadion
Ground Capacity 12,500
Chairman Hans Rothammer
Coach Christian Brand
League 3. Liga
2013–14 11th
Current season

SSV Jahn Regensburg is a German football club based in Regensburg, Bavaria. The team was part of a larger sports club founded in 1889 as Turnerbund Jahn Regensburg which took its name from Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, whose ideas of gymnastics greatly influenced German sport in the 19th century. The football department was created in 1907. The footballers and swimmers left their parent club in 1924 to form Sportbund Jahn Regensburg.


A merger with Sportverein 1889 Regensburg in 1934 to form Sport- und Schwimmverein Jahn Regensburg strengthened the football side somewhat, but mostly produced only indifferent results, from 1927 in the Bezirksliga Bayern, coming second as its best result in 1930. In the Gauliga Bayern, one of sixteen top flight divisions formed in the re-organization of German football under the Third Reich in 1933, Jahn lasted for only two seasons before being relegated in 1935. It returned in 1937 and their best performances were consecutive third place finishes in 1938 and 1939 after which they languished as an uncompetitive mid-to-lower table side.

The club spent most of the period between the end of World War II and the formation of the Bundesliga in 1963 as a "yo-yo team" bouncing up and down between the Oberliga Süd and the second division. Regensburg played the early 1960s in the third division before making their way back to the Regionalliga Süd (II). By the mid 1970s the team began to falter and by the end of the decade had become a third and fourth division side, even playing three years in the Landesliga Bayern-Mitte (V) in the late 1990s.

In 2000 the football team left to become an independent club and were joined by players from SG Post/Süd Regensburg in 2002. Regensburg has recovered to some degree and has played in the Regionalliga Süd (III) since the turn of the millennium with a single season in the 2. Bundesliga in 2003–04. However, the club faced financial difficulties and narrowly avoided bankruptcy in 2005. After sinking to the fourth division Oberliga Bayern in 2005–06 Jahn achieved first place in the following season and were promoted again to the Regionalliga Süd. Due to a reorganisation of the leagues, Jahn had to finish in tenth place or higher in order to stay in the third division, which is now the new 3. Liga. Jahn struggled to do so but finished ninth in the end and gained entry to the new league.

The club played its first two seasons in the 3. Liga close to the relegation zone but then improved to the point that it came third in 2011–12 and qualified to play against the Karlsruher SC in the promotion round to the 2. Bundesliga. Draws in 1–1 at Regensburg and in 2–2 at Karlsruhe meant Jahn's return to second level after eight years according to away goal rule.

Jahn finished last in the 2. Bundesliga in 2012–13 and was relegated back to the 3. Liga, where they now play, finishing eleventh in 2013–14.

Current squad[edit]

As of 3 February 2015

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 Dominik Bergdorf
3 Germany DF Andreas Güntner
4 Germany DF Gino Windmüller
5 Tunisia DF Adli Lachheb
6 Germany MF Thomas Kurz
7 Germany MF Patrick Lienhard
8 Germany MF Andreas Geipl
9 Germany MF Marvin Knoll
10 Germany MF Aias Aosman
11 Germany FW Benedikt Schmid
13 Germany MF Sven Kopp
14 Germany MF Fabian Trettenbach
15 Germany FW Daniel Steininger
16 Lithuania DF Markus Palionis
17 Germany MF Oliver Hein
No. Position Player
18 Austria GK Richard Strebinger
19 Germany DF Stanislaus Herzel
20 Germany MF Kolja Pusch
21 Germany GK Alexander Heep
22 Turkey MF Aykut Öztürk
23 Iceland FW Hannes Sigurðsson
24 Germany DF Matthias Dürmeyer
27 Germany MF Marcel Hofrath
28 Germany DF Sebastian Nachreiner
30 Germany FW Daniel Franziskus
31 Germany MF Uwe Hesse
32 France DF Grégory Lorenzi
33 Germany FW Marco Königs
36 Germany DF Lukas Sinkiewicz

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 Germany DF Christoph Rech (at SV Wacker Burghausen until 30 June 2015)

Reserve team[edit]

SSV Jahn Regensburg II (or SSV Jahn Regensburg Amateure) made a single season appearance in the southern division of the Amateurliga Bayern in 1962–63, the last year of the league being divided into two regional divisions. An eleventh place in the league that season was not enough to qualify for the new single-division league and the team also did not become part of the new Landesliga Bayern-Mitte.[3]

A lengthy period in the lower amateur divisions followed until 2002, when the merger of the first team with SG Post/Süd Regensburg allowed the reserve side to take Post's place in the Bayernliga, where the team played from 2002 to 2006. In 2006, the first teams relegation meant, they had to move down one level even so they finished eleventh this season. After three average seasons, the side became a promotion contender again, finishing second in 2010–11 but losing to SpVgg Bayern Hof in the promotion round.

At the end of the 2011–12 season, the club qualified directly for the newly expanded Bayernliga after finishing third in the Landesliga.[4]

Recent managers[edit]

Recent managers of the club:[5]

Manager Start Finish
Günter Sebert 1 July 2002 30 June 2003
Ingo Peter 1 July 2003 17 November 2003
Günter Brandl 18 November 2003 30 June 2004
Mario Basler 1 July 2004 20 September 2005
Dariusz Pasieka 21 September 2005 6 April 2006
Günter Güttler 7 April 2006 30 June 2008
Thomas Kristl 1 July 2008 24 November 2008
Markus Weinzierl 25 November 2008 30 June 2012
Oscar Corrochano 1 July 2012 4 November 2012
Franz Gerber 4 November 2012 2 January 2013
Franciszek Smuda 2 January 2013 10 June 2013
Thomas Stratos 11 June 2013 30 June 2014
Alexander Schmidt 1 July 2014 10 November 2014
Christian Brand 18 November 2014 Present

Recent seasons[edit]

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

  • With the introduction of the Bezirksoberligas in 1988 as the new fifth tier, below the Landesligas, all leagues below dropped one tier. 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. With the establishment of the Regionalliga Bayern as the new fourth tier in Bavaria in 2012 the Bayernliga was split into a northern and a southern division, the number of Landesligas expanded from three to five and the Bezirksoberligas abolished. All leagues from the Bezirksligas onwards were elevated one tier.


Promoted Relegated


The club's honours:



  1. ^ "U 23 festigt Tabellenführung!". SSV Jahn Regensburg (in German). Retrieved 9 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Ein Verein lebt durch seine Fans ...". SSV Jahn Regensburg (in German). Retrieved 9 November 2010. 
  3. ^ Die Bayernliga 1945–97. p. 55. 
  4. ^ "Das war die Relegation 2012 auf Verbandsebene" (in German). 7 June 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Jahn Regensburg: Trainer von A-Z". (in German). Retrieved 27 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv" (in German). Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  7. ^ "Ergebnisse" (in German). Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  • Grüne, Hardy (2001). Vereinslexikon (in German). Kassel: AGON Sportverlag. ISBN 3-89784-147-9. 
  • Die Bayernliga 1945–97 (in German). DSFS. 1998. 

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