Sportfreunde Lotte

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VfL Sportfreunde Lotte
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Full name Verein für Laufspiele Sportfreunde
Lotte e.V. von 1929
Founded 1929
Ground ConnectM-Arena
Ground Capacity 7.474
Chairman Rolf Horstmann
Manager Ramazan Yıldırım
League Regionalliga West
2012–13 1st

VfL Sportfreunde Lotte is a German association football club from Lotte, North Rhine-Westphalia. The football team is part of a sports club with approximately 1400 members and departments for handball, walking, gymnastics, and swimming, as well as other activities.

History[edit]

The association was established as the gymnastics club Turnverein Lotte in 1929. After World War II the club was re-established as VfL Sportfreunde Lotte on 9 February 1946 and was built around football and handball departments.

Lotte won its way to the Verbandsliga Westfalen (V) in 1996 and after a title there in 2004 was promoted to the Oberliga Westfalen (IV), later Regionalliga West, where they play today. They won that league in 2012/13 but lost the relegation game to RB Leipzig.

Sportfreunde plays their home matches in the SolarTechnics-Arena (formerly the Lotter Kreuz) which holds 7.474 spectators (5.104 Standing & 2.370 seated).

Notable coaches[edit]

  • Manfred Wölpper (2008)
  • Maik Walpurgis (2008–2013)

Honours[edit]

  • Bezirksliga Westfalen champions: 1989
  • Landesliga Westfalen champions: 1996
  • Verbandsliga Westfalen champions: 2004
  • Promoted to the Regionalliga West: 2008

Current squad[edit]

As of 30 November 2013

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 David Buchholz
3 Germany DF Tim Wendel
4 Germany DF Gerrit Nauber
5 Germany DF Dalibor Gatarić
6 Germany MF Tim Gorschlüter
7 Germany MF Julian Loose
8 Germany MF Kevin Freiberger
9 Germany FW Aleksandar Kotuljac
10 Germany MF Christian Groß
11 Germany DF Marco Hansmann
12 Germany GK Bernfried Nauber
13 Iran MF Amir Shapourzadeh
No. Position Player
14 Germany MF Henning Grieneisen
16 Germany FW Fabian Montabell
17 Germany DF Marcel Thomas
18 Germany DF Hervenogi Unzola
20 Germany MF Sandro Heskamp
22 Germany DF Dominik Ernst
23 Germany MF Alexander Ludwig
24 Germany DF Sascha Herröder
25 Turkey FW Ismail Samanci
26 Germany DF Danijel Gatarić
27 Germany GK Benedikt Fernandez
28 Tunisia DF Sofien Chahed

Notable players[edit]

Albania
  • Kastriot Krasniqi
Belgium
  • Christoph Brouwer
Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Mithat Dukadjinac
  • Joakim N´Tsika-Compaigne
Czech Republic
  • Thomas Piorunek
  • Tobias Urban
Germany
Ghana
Greece
  • Ralf Balzis
Italy
  • Jakob Konradi
  • Vittorio Taurino
Kazakhstan
  • Sergej Leonhard
  • André Otto
Liberia
  • Mohamad Raed
Netherlands
  • Henrik Bemboom
Norway
  • Gunvald Herdin
Poland
  • Sven Hozjak
  • Philipp Laskowski
  • Janusz Marek
  • Stefan Zepanski
Portugal
  • Rafael Figueiredo
Syria
  • Ovid Hajou
Turkey
  • Ismail Altun-Saban
  • Sinan Celik
  • Furkan Güraslan
  • Volkan Kiral
  • Erdinc Usta
  • Ali Vural
  • Burak Yarar
United States
  • Christian Stark-Charles

External links[edit]