FC 08 Villingen

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FC 08 Villingen
Full nameFußball-Club 1908 Villingen e.V.
Founded1 October 1908
ManagerLothar Mattner
LeagueVerbandsliga Südbaden (VI)
2015–16Oberliga Baden-Württemberg (V), 16th (relegated)

FC 08 Villingen is a German association football club based in Villingen-Schwenningen, Baden-Württemberg. The association was founded on 1 October 1908 and over time absorbed other local clubs including Germania, Alemania and Phönix.


By the mid-20s the club was playing in the highest level local league, the Bezirksliga Baden, but had descended to lower level play by the early 30s. They recovered themselves to return to high level district league play by the end of the decade and in 1935 sent defender Hermann Gramlich (3 caps) to the national side.

Following World War II all organizations in the country, including football and sports associations, were ordered dissolved by occupying Allied authorities. Most were quickly re-established, including the Villingen side which was re-formed as ASV Villingen before once again assuming its traditional identity in 1949. In 1951 FC Villingen was promoted to the Amateurliga Südbaden (II) where they immediately took the division title. The club continued to play well and repeated as champions in 1955, after which they slipped to become a mid-table side.

After the 1959–60 season the club became part of the newly formed Amateurliga Schwarzwald-Bodensee (III) where they played until elevated to the second division Regionalliga Süd after a title win in 1966. They earned mid-table results there until being relegated in 1972 carrying with them a heavy debt burden that hobbled the club for years. They captured Amateurliga Schwarzwald-Bodensee (III) championships in 1973 and 1974 before moving over to the Amateurliga Südbaden, in what was now fourth-tier football after league re-organization in the country, where they won their third title in four years in 1976. Through the 70s the team enjoyed success in regional cup play taking the Südbadischer Pokal in 1974, 1976, and 1979.

After another shuffle of German football leagues, 08 was placed in the newly formed Amateur Oberliga Baden-Württemberg (III) where they played for a couple of seasons before descending to the Verbandsliga Südbaden (IV) in 1980. They twice clawed their way back up on the strength of Verbandsliga titles in 1983 and 1985 before settling into fourth-tier play until the mid-90s. A second-place finish in 1994 kept the club in fourth-division play in the Oberliga Baden-Württemberg for a single season, after which they were relegated to the now fifth division Verbandliga Südbaden. Since the turn of the millennium the club has played as an "elevator side" moving up and down between the Verbandsliga and Oberliga. Villingen currently plays in the Oberliga Baden-Württemberg (IV) after being promoted following their latest Verbandsliga title in 2006. In the 2014–15 season the club came third-last in the league and was nominally relegated but the withdrawal of VfR Aalen II and the promotion of Bahlinger SC to the Regionalliga meant Villingen survived in the league for another season before being relegated in 2016.


The club plays its home matches at the Friedengrund which was built in 1960 and has a capacity of 12,000 (800 seats). From 1925 to 1961 FCV played at the Waldstraße.[1]

Current squad[edit]

As of 14 March 2016

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 Daniel Miletic
2 Germany DF Alexander Sopelnik
3 Germany DF Erik Raab
5 Bosnia and Herzegovina DF Dragan Ovuka
6 Croatia MF Jago Maric
7 Germany MF Tevfik Ceylan
8 Germany MF Tobias Weißhaar
9 The Gambia FW Omar Jatta
10 Germany FW Benedikt Haibt
11 Montenegro MF Nedzad Plavci
12 Germany GK Marijan Huljic
13 Germany DF Mauro Chiurazzi
14 Germany DF Frederick Bruno
15 Germany MF Daniel Wehrle
16 Germany MF Fabian Jakob
17 Germany MF Benjamin Barg
18 Germany MF Christian Jeske
No. Position Player
19 Germany MF Hendrik Berg
20 Germany FW Stefan Ohnmacht
21 Germany GK Marijan Huljic
22 Italy MF Gianluca Serpa
23 Germany MF Aleksandar Novakovic
24 Germany MF Fabio Chiurazzi
27 Italy MF Luca Arceri
29 Turkey DF Enes Arslan
30 Turkey MF Ali Güneş
31 Turkey MF Said Hamurcu
33 Germany MF Andre Heine
34 Germany DF Alexander Feucht
36 Italy FW Danilo Cristilli
37 Turkey MF Volkan Bak
38 Germany FW Nailton Heringer
39 Germany MF Timo Wagner


The club's honours:

Recent managers[edit]

Recent managers of the club:[2][3][4]

Manager Start Finish
Kristijan Đorđević 1 July 2005 11 May 2008
Reiner Scheu 1 July 2008 16 April 2010
Arasch Yahyaijan 16 April 2010 30 June 2010
Martin Braun 1 July 2010 22 April 2015
Markus Knackmuß
22 April 2015 30 June 2015
Lothar Mattner 1 July 2015

Recent seasons[edit]

The recent season-by-season performance of the club:[5][6]

Season Division Tier Position
1999–2000 Verbandsliga Südbaden V 7th
2000–01 Verbandsliga Südbaden 1st ↑
2001–02 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg IV 14th
2002–03 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg 17th ↓
2003–04 Verbandsliga Südbaden V 1st ↑
2004–05 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg IV 16th ↓
2005–06 Verbandsliga Südbaden V 1st ↑
2006–07 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg IV 4th
2007–08 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg 6th
2008–09 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg V 12th
2009–10 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg 13th
2010–11 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg 3rd
2011–12 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg 12th
2012–13 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg 11th
2013–14 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg 6th
2014–15 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg 16th
2015–16 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg 16th ↓
2016–17 Verbandsliga Südbaden VI
Promoted Relegated


  1. ^ Friedengrundstadion (in German) weltfussball.de, accessed: 17 September 2011
  2. ^ FC 08 Villingen .:. Trainer von A-Z (in German) weltfussball.de, accessed: 17 September 2011
  3. ^ Aus für Reiner Scheu beim FC 08 Villingen (in German) Südkurier, published: 16 April 2010, accessed: 17 September 2011
  4. ^ Braun: Ein Profi als Lehrling (in German) Badische Zeitung, published: 30 June 2010, accessed: 17 September 2011
  5. ^ Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv (in German) Historical German domestic league tables
  6. ^ Fussball.de – Ergebnisse (in German) Tables and results of all German football leagues

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