SSV Ulm 1846

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SSV Ulm 1846
Full name Schwimm- und Sportverein Ulm 1846 e.V.
Nickname(s) Die Spatzen (The Sparrows)
Founded 1846
Ground Donaustadion
Ground Capacity 19,500
Chairman Wilhelm Götz

SSV Ulm 1846 is a German sports club from Ulm, Baden-Württemberg and is one of the country's largest and oldest sports clubs with over 9,500 members in more than twenty different departments. The modern-day club was formed out of 5 May 1970 merger of TSG Ulm 1846 and 1. SSV Ulm; on 9 March 2009 the football department, which played in the Fußball-Bundesliga 1999/2000, became a separate entity known as SSV Ulm 1846 Fußball.


The older of the two predecessor sides was founded on 12 April 1846 as Turnerbund Ulm. They had an on-again, off-again relationship with Turnverein Ulm through the 1850s. The football department became independent in 1926 as Ulmer Rasensport Verein and in 1939 would merge with Ulmer Fußball Verein, and their old clubmates in TB Ulm and TV Ulm, to form TSG Ulm 1846. In 1968 RSVgg Ulm became part of TSG Ulm 1846.

1. Schwimm- und Sportverein Ulm was formed in 1928.

In 1970, 1. SSV Ulm merged with TSG Ulm 1846 forming SSV Ulm 1846.

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