SV Werder Bremen II

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SV Werder Bremen II
Logo
Full name Sportverein Werder Bremen von 1899 e. V. II
Founded 4 February 1899
Ground Weserstadion, Platz 11
Bremen
Ground Capacity 4,000
Chairman Klaus-Dieter Fischer
Coach Alexander Nouri
League Regionalliga Nord (IV)
2013–14 2nd

SV Werder Bremen II is the reserve team of SV Werder Bremen. It currently plays in the fourth-tier Regionalliga Nord, having been a regular fixture at third evel football in Germany for many years and has qualified for the first round of the DFB-Pokal on nineteen occasions. It also has won the German amateur football championship three times, a joint record. Until 2005 the team played as SV Werder Bremen Amateure.

It plays its home matches at Weserstadion, Platz 11, adjacent to the first team's ground.

History[edit]

SV Werder Bremen Amateure first entered the highest league in the state of Bremen, then the tier two Amateurliga Bremen, in 1956, winning a league title in its first season there. The team played as a top side in this league, winning another title in 1962. With the introduction of the Bundesliga in 1963 and the Regionalliga below the Amateurliga Bremen slipped to third tier and Werder Amateure continued to play as a strong side at this level. A runners-up finish in 1966 qualified the team for the German amateur football championship where it defeated Hannover 96 Amateure to win the first of three titles in this competition.[1] It won two more league titles in the Amateurliga in 1967 and 1968 but was knocked out early in the German amateur championship. The team continued as a top side in the league but came only eighth in 1973–74 when a top two finish was required to qualify for the Oberliga Nord, the new third tier in Northern Germany.[2] From 1974 onwards, until 2008, it was also possible for the team to qualify for the German Cup through Bremen Cup wins and it did so on nineteen occasions from 1976 to 2008.[3]

Werder Amateure won what was now the tier four Verbandsliga Bremen and earned promotion to the Oberliga in 1976, beginning an era of third division play that would last until 2012. The team played four average Oberliga Nord seasons before becoming one of the most successful teams in the league, winning championships in 1982 and 1984, and finishing runners-up in 1981, 1983 and 1992 but, as a reserve side, not being permitted to take part in the promotion round to the 2. Bundesliga. Through this success the team became a regular in the German amateur championship, winning titles in 1985 and 1991 and making losing appearances in the 1982 and 1993 finals.[1] In 1994 when the Regionalliga Nord was established in the region as the new third tier Werder Amateure was one of the team's qualified.[2]

The team was not quite as successful in the new Regionalliga in the era from 1994 to 2008 as it had been in the Oberliga, a third place in 1997 being its best-ever result.[4] It did however achieve its two best DFB-Pokal runs in this time, reaching the third round in 1999–2000 and 2007–08, on both occasions going out to VfB Stuttgart.[5][6] In 2008 the team was one of three reserve sides to qualify for the new 3. Liga, the new third tier of German league football. Werder Bremen II played four seasons at this level, never finishing higher than thirteenth and was relegated from the league in 2012, after 37 seasons at the third tier of German football.[7] The team entered the Regionalliga Nord again, now at the fourth tier and finished runners-up in the league in 2013–14.[4]

Honours[edit]

The team's honours:

  • German amateur championship:
    • Champions (3): 1966, 1985, 1991
    • Runners-up (2): 1982, 1993
  • Regionalliga Nord:
    • Runners-up: 2014
  • Oberliga Nord:
    • Champions (2): 1982, 1984
    • Runners-up (3): 1981, 1983, 1992
  • Bremen-Liga:
    • Champions (5): 1957, 1962, 1967, 1968, 1976
    • Runners-up (5): 1961, 1963, 1966, 1969, 1972
  • Bremer Pokal:
    • Winners (20): 1969, 1971, 1976, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1992–95, 1997–2002, 2004, 2007

Recent seasons[edit]

The recent season-by-season performance of the club:[8][9]

Year Division Tier Position
1999–2000 Regionalliga Nord III 5th
2000–01 Regionalliga Nord 15th
2001–02 Regionalliga Nord 10th
2002–03 Regionalliga Nord 6th
2003–04 Regionalliga Nord 5th
2004–05 Regionalliga Nord 14th
2005–06 Regionalliga Nord 12th
2006–07 Regionalliga Nord 8th
2007–08 Regionalliga Nord 5th
2008–09 3. Liga 17th
2009–10 3. Liga 13th
2010–11 3. Liga 18th
2011–12 3. Liga 20th↓
2012–13 Regonalliga Nord IV 5th
2013–14 Regonalliga Nord 2nd
2014–15 Regonalliga Nord

Key[edit]

Promoted Relegated

Current squad[edit]

As of 4 January 2014

Werder Bremen II 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
2 Germany DF Marnon Busch
3 Germany DF Janek Sterberg
4 Germany MF Oliver Hüsing
5 Germany DF Clemens Schoppenhauer
6 Germany MF Julian Dudda
7 Germany MF Julian von Haacke
8 Germany MF Florian Bruns
9 Poland FW Martin Kobylanski
10 Germany MF Marcel Hilßner
11 Germany FW Davie Selke
15 Croatia DF Mateo Pavlović
16 Bolivia MF Mauricio Baldivieso
17 Turkey MF Orhan Yildirim
18 Germany FW Otis Breustedt
No. Position Player
19 Germany DF Jeffrey Obst
21 Germany DF Torben Rehfeldt
22 Germany GK Tobias Duffner
23 Germany MF Lukas Fröde
24 Germany MF Onel Hernández
28 Germany MF Levent Ayçiçek
29 Germany DF Cimo Röcker
32 Germany MF Özkan Yıldırım
33 Germany GK Florian Urbainski
34 Serbia MF Aleksandar Stefanović
36 Germany FW Max Wegner
37 Austria MF Florian Grillitsch
40 Germany GK Kevin Otemba

Werder Bremen III squad[edit]

Werder's third team play in the Bremen-Liga, at level 5 of the German football pyramid.

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

No. Position Player
Germany GK Florian Kohfeldt
Poland GK Florian Urbainski
Germany DF Markus Fila
Germany DF Christopher Samuel Bürgy
Croatia DF Martin Ivanjko
Poland DF Mateusz Peek
Germany DF Dennis Kahl
Germany DF David Grüner
Germany DF Sascha Hoffmeister
South Korea DF Oh Sae-Joon
Turkey MF Onur Devrim
No. Position Player
Tunisia MF Firas Tayari
Nigeria MF John Tunde Ashogbon
Germany MF Christopher Scholz
Germany MF Adrian Grüner
Germany MF Matthias Dreiling
Turkey MF Mirkan Pakkan
Germany MF Tim Zinke
Germany FW Alexander Zachries
Germany FW Christoph Pospich
Turkey FW Erhan Akgün
Brazil FW Diego Fernando Portaluppi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Deutsche Amateurmeister (German) DFB website: German amateur football championship, accessed: 13 January 2015
  2. ^ a b Historic German football league tables (German) Das Deutsche Fussball Archiv, accessed: 27 January 2015
  3. ^ Bremen: Meister und Pokalsieger (German) DSFS, accessed: 17 January 2015
  4. ^ a b Regionalliga Nord tables and results (German) Weltfussball.de, accessed: 27 January 2015
  5. ^ 1999–2000 DFB-Pokal (German) Weltfussball.de, accessed: 27 January 2015
  6. ^ 2007–08 DFB-Pokal (German) Weltfussball.de, accessed: 27 January 2015
  7. ^ 3. Liga tables and results (German) Weltfussball.de, accessed: 27 January 2015
  8. ^ Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv (German) Historical German domestic league tables
  9. ^ Fussball.de – Ergebnisse (German) Tables and results of all German football leagues

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