FC Astoria Walldorf

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FC Astoria Walldorf
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Full name Fußball-Club Astoria Walldorf e.V.
Founded 15 February 1995
Ground FC-Astoria Stadion
Ground Capacity 3,000
Chairman Wilhelm Kempf
Manager Matthias Born
League Regionalliga Südwest (IV)
2015–16 11th

FC Astoria Walldorf is a German association football club from the town of Walldorf, Baden-Württemberg.

The club is named after Johann Jacob Astor, who was born in Walldorf in 1763 and later emigrated to the United States where he became a successful businessman. His descendants, founders of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, generously supported the town of Walldorf and the new football club, formed in 1908, was named Astoria in his honour.[1]

History[edit]

The club was formed on 15 February 1995 through the union of the 1. FC 08 Walldorf and the football department of SG Walldorf Astoria 02.[1] The new club advanced to the Verbandsliga Nordbaden (V) in 2001. Winning the Verbandsliga in 2007, the club was promoted to the Oberliga Baden-Württemberg.

Like TSG 1899 Hoffenheim the club is supported by Dietmar Hopp, the founder of software maker SAP. Hopp initiated negotiations to merge FC Astoria Walldorf, TSG Hoffenheim, and SV Sandhausen to create FC Heidelberg 06 with the long-term objective of reaching the Bundesliga, Germany's first division league. The talks were abandoned in 2005 due to the resistance of the latter two clubs, and the failure to agree on whether the new side's stadium should be located in Heidelberg or Eppelheim.

A North Baden Cup win in 2013–14 earned the club the right to enter the first round of the 2014–15 DFB-Pokal, the German Cup, for the first time. In the same season the club also won the Oberliga title and earned promotion to the tier four Regionalliga Südwest for the first time.

Honours[edit]

The club's honours:

Current squad[edit]

As of 31 July, 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 Jürgen Rennar
4 Germany DF Pascal Pellowski
5 Germany DF Jannik Mohr
6 Germany DF Timo Weber
7 Germany MF Steffen Straub
8 Germany MF Yakub Polat
9 Germany FW Nicolai Groß
10 Germany MF Timo Kern
11 Germany FW André Becker
12 Germany GK Dominik Sandritter
13 Germany DF Jonas Kiermeier
14 Germany MF Ugurtan Kizilyar
17 Germany MF Patrick Geist
No. Position Player
18 Germany FW David Etzold
19 Germany DF Marcus Meyer
20 Germany MF Niklas Horn
21 Cameroon DF Tabe Nyenty
22 Germany FW Marcel Carl
23 Germany DF Benjamin Hofmann
24 Germany DF Thorben Stadler
25 Germany MF Andreas Schön
27 Germany MF Nico Hillenbrand
28 Germany MF Steffen Haas
31 Germany FW Christopher Hellmann
33 Germany GK Denis Wieszolek

Recent managers[edit]

Recent managers of the club:[2]

Manager Start Finish
Roland Dickgießer 1 July 2007 30 August 2011
Thomas Erlein
Guido Streichsbier 2 October 2011 30 June 2014
Matthias Born 1 July 2014 Present

Recent seasons[edit]

The recent season-by-season performance of the club:[3][4]

Key[edit]

Promoted Relegated

Stadium[edit]

FC Astoria Walldorf plays its home matches in the FC-Astoria stadium which features a natural turf field and two artificial turf fields. During the 2006 World Cup the facility was used as the training ground of the Costa Rican national side.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Warum heißen die so? Heute: FC Astoria Walldorf" [Where does their name mean? Today: FC Astoria Walldorf]. web.archive.org (in German). German Football Association official results website. 8 December 2011. Archived from the original on 22 January 2014. Retrieved 26 March 2016. 
  2. ^ FC Astoria Walldorf .:. Trainer von A-Z (German) weltfussball.de, accessed: 17 September 2011
  3. ^ Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv (German) Historical German domestic league tables
  4. ^ Fussball.de - Ergebnisse (German) Tables and results of all German football leagues
  5. ^ FC-Astoria Stadion (German) weltfussball.de, accessed: 17 September 2011

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