SV Meppen

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SV Meppen
Full name Sportverein Meppen 1912 e.V.
Nickname(s) SVM
Founded 29 November 1912
Ground MEP-Arena
Ground Capacity 16,500
Chairman Andreas Kremer
Manager Rainer Persike
League Regionalliga Nord
2010-11 1st, Oberliga Niedersachsen

SV Meppen is a German association football club playing in Meppen, Lower Saxony. The club was founded on 29 November 1912 as Amisia Meppen and joined Männer-Turnverein Meppen on 8 February 1920 to form TuS Meppen 1912. The football branch left TuS Meppen in 1921 to create a separate club called Sport Verein Meppen 1912 e.V. SV Meppen spent a total of 11 years in the 2.Bundesliga.


The footballers have had a relatively a quiet history playing in III and IV level circles, winning their first title of any sort when they claimed the Amateurliga Lower Saxony (IV) championship in 1961. They claimed a second title there in 1968 and then qualified for the Regionalliga Nord (III) in 1972. After league re-structuring in 1974 the team played in the Oberliga Nord (III) where they won the championship in 1987 and then emerged out the promotion playoffs to join the 2.Bundesliga to became one of the league's original "Kult" clubs.

Generally, the side ended up mid-table there with their best finishes being 7th in 1994 and 6th in 1995. Meppen played their way into the final eight of the 1997 DFB-Pokal competition on the strength of a memorable 6–1 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt. The club's eleven-year run on the professional circuit ended in 1998 and they began a slide that landed them in the Oberliga Nord (V) where they have played the last half dozen seasons burdened by on-going financial problems. During the new century SV Meppen was passed throw to the Niedersachsenliga (5th division). But the SV rises again in 2011. They won the Niedersachsenliga championship and advanced to the Regionalliga Nord to continue their march back to the 2nd Bundesliga.


The "MEP-Arena" is located in northern Meppen on Lathener Strasse. Construction on the site was finished in 1924 and the stadium was named "Hindenburg Stadion" two years later. In 1992 the stadium was renamed "Emsland-Stadion". A sponsorship deal in 2011 currently has the stadium branded as "MEP-Arena". The stadium's largest ever crowd of 18,000 spectators watched SV Meppen play a 1982 friendly against FC Barcelona and their famous Argentinian striker Diego Maradona. Today the stadium has a capacity of 16,500.

Squad 2011 - 2012[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 Benjamin Gommert
2 Germany DF Patrick Schnettberg
3 Germany DF Christoph Klippel
5 Germany DF Jan-Christian Meier
6 Germany DF Rainer Müller
7 Germany MF Stefan Raming-Freesen
8 Germany MF Sven Hartwig
9 Germany FW Michael Holt
10 Turkey MF Hüseyin Dogan
11 Germany FW Eric Bruns
12 Germany MF Jan Meyer
No. Position Player
14 Netherlands MF Johan Wigger
18 Germany DF Sebastian Schepers
19 Germany FW Marcel Hoppe
20 Netherlands FW René Wessels
21 Germany MF Jens Robben
22 Germany MF Bertino Nacar
25 Germany GK Max Beckmann
27 Germany MF Eray Bayraktar
28 Germany FW Daniel Olthoff
30 Germany GK Florian Hillebrand

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 Benjamin Gommert
3 Germany DF Marius Krumland
4 Germany DF Robin Twyrdy
5 Germany DF Jan-Christian Meier
7 Germany MF Daniel Latkowski
8 Republic of Macedonia FW Ramiz Pasiov
10 Germany MF Martin Wagner
11 Germany FW Viktor Dak
13 Germany DF Sergej Schmik
14 Netherlands DF Johan Wigger
15 Germany MF Alexander Hahn
16 Germany GK Lukas Hüser
No. Position Player
17 Germany FW Max Kremer
18 Germany DF Sebastian Schepers
19 Japan MF Hiromu Watahiki
20 Germany DF Marcel Thomas
21 Germany MF Jens Robben
22 Germany MF Markus Rohe
22 Germany MF Hedon Selishta
25 Serbia MF Mirhudin Kacar
30 Germany GK Hannes Frerichs
31 Germany FW Timo Scherping
32 Germany FW Micha Langreder


The club played eleven consecutive seasons in the 2. Bundesliga from 1988 to 1998. In 404 games there, the team scored 495 goals, with a record of 124 wins, 139 draws, and 141 losses placing them 27th in the all-time 2. Bundesliga table.


  • Hans Vinke: Die Meppen-Story, Geschichte eines Fußball-Phänomens, 1997, ISBN 3-927099-56-2

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