VfL Bochum II

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VfL Bochum 1848 FG e. V. II
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Full name Verein für Leibesübungen Bochum
1848 Fußballgemeinschaft eingetragener Verein II
Ground Lohrheide-Stadion
Ground Capacity 16,233
Head coach Dimitrios Grammozis
League Regionalliga West (IV)
2013–14 14th
Website Club home page

VfL Bochum II (formerly known as VfL Bochum Amateure or VfL Bochum U-23) is the reserve team of German football club VfL Bochum.

The team has made two appearances in the first round of the DFB-Pokal, in 1984–85 and 2005–06. Since 2008 the team has been playing in the tier four Regionalliga West. The team is intended to be the final step between Bochum's youth setup and the first team, and is usually made up of promising youngsters between the age of 18 and 23, with a few veteran players drafted in to provide experience.

History[edit]

The team first made an appearance in the highest football league in Westphalia, the Verbandsliga Westfalen, in 1975 but failed to qualify for the new Oberliga Westfalen in 1978 and had to remain in the Verbandsliga until 1982 when a league championship took it up to Oberliga level.[1]

Between 1982 and 1999 the team predominately played in the Oberliga, only interrupted by stints back in the Verbandsliga in 1988–89 and from 1993 to 1997. After its return to the Oberliga in 1997 the team was a much stronger side, winning the league in 1999 and moving up to the Regionalliga West/Südwest for a season. It played in the Oberliga again from 2001 to 2008, finishing runners-up on three occasions but not quite able to move back up to the Regionalliga again.[1][2]

In 2008 a third place allowed the team qualification to the new Regionalliga West where it has played since, finishing fourteenth in five out of six seasons between 2008 and 2014.[3]

The team also made two appearances in the German Cup, reaching the second round in 1984–85 when it lost to VfB Stuttgart and the first round in 2005–06, when it lost to Erzgebirge Aue.[4][5]

In March 2015 the club announced that it would withdraw its reserve side from competition at the end of the 2014–15 season to concentrate on its youth teams instead.[6]

Honours[edit]

The team's honours:

Recent seasons[edit]

The recent season-by-season performance of the club:[7][8]

Year Division Tier Position
1999–2000 Regionalliga West/Südwest III 15th↓
2000–01 Oberliga Westfalen IV 2nd
2001–02 Oberliga Westfalen 5th
2002–03 Oberliga Westfalen 2nd
2003–04 Oberliga Westfalen 3rd
2004–05 Oberliga Westfalen 2nd
2005–06 Oberliga Westfalen 6th
2006–07 Oberliga Westfalen 10th
2007–08 Oberliga Westfalen 3rd↑
2008–09 Regionalliga West 14th
2009–10 Regionalliga West 3rd
2010–11 Regionalliga West 14th
2011–12 Regionalliga West 14th
2012–13 Regionalliga West 14th
2013–14 Regionalliga West 14th
2014–15 Regionalliga West
Promoted Relegated

Stadium[edit]

Since the 2008–09 season VfL Bochum II play at the Lohrheide-Stadion in Bochum-Wattenscheid.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 20 January 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 Marius Weeke
2 Germany DF Rubin Fechner
3 Germany DF Tolga Cokkosan
4 Germany DF Kevin Brümer
5 Germany DF Phil Spillmann
6 Turkey MF Sinan Kurt
7 Turkey MF Ridvan Balci
8 Germany MF Gianluca De Meo
10 Germany MF Christian März
11 Germany FW Moritz Göttel
12 Germany GK Robin Benz
13 Switzerland FW Shpetim Sulejmani
No. Position Player
14 Germany FW Laurynas Kulikas
15 Lebanon MF Gazi Siala
Germany MF Aymen Arfaoui
18 Germany DF Norman Jakubowski
19 Germany MF Rouven Tünte
20 Curaçao MF Michaël Maria
21 Germany MF Julian Bluni
22 Germany MF David Zajas
23 Germany MF Joshua Forbes
24 Germany MF David Niepsuj
28 Germany DF Joel Reinholz
29 Germany MF Julian Stock

Coaches[edit]

Current staff[edit]

As of 6 January 2015

Dimitrios Grammozis Head coach
Dennis Brinkmann Assistant coach

Head coaches since 1994[edit]

1994-07-01 2001-06-30 Bernard Dietz
2001-07-01 2006-04-06 Manfred Wölpper
2006-04-07 2006-06-30 Jürgen Heipertz
2006-07-01 2006-12-31 Sascha Lewandowski
2007-01-01 2011-06-30 Nicolas Michaty
2011-07-01 2013-06-30 Iraklis Metaxas
2013-07-01 2014-01-27 Dariusz Wosz
2014-01-27 2015-01-06 Thomas Reis
2015-01-06 Dimitrios Grammozis

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Historic German football league tables (German) Das Deutsche Fussball Archiv, accessed: 29 January 2015
  2. ^ Oberliga Westfalen tables and results (German) Weltfussball.de, accessed: 29 January 2015
  3. ^ Regionalliga West tables and results (German) Weltfussball.de, accessed: 29 January 2015
  4. ^ 1984–85 DFB-Pokal (German) Weltfussball.de, accessed: 29 January 2015
  5. ^ 2005–06 DFB-Pokal (German) Weltfussball.de, accessed: 29 January 2015
  6. ^ Bochum meldet U23 ab (German) Weltfussball.de, published: 16 March 2015, 3 April 2015
  7. ^ Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv (German) Historical German domestic league tables
  8. ^ Fussball.de – Ergebnisse (German) Tables and results of all German football leagues

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