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Hertha BSC[1]
Hertha BSC Logo 2012.svg
Full nameHertha, Berliner Sport-Club e.V.[2]
Nickname(s)Die Alte Dame (The Old Lady)[3]
Founded25 July 1892; 126 years ago (1892-07-25)
Director of SportMichael Preetz
PresidentWerner Gegenbauer
Head coachPál Dárdai
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Hertha, Berliner Sport-Club e.V.,[2] commonly known as Hertha BSC (German pronunciation: [ˈhɛʁtaː beː ʔɛs t͡seː]),[1] and sometimes referred to as Hertha Berlin,[4] Hertha BSC Berlin,[5] or simply Hertha,[5] is a German football club based in the Charlottenburg locality of Berlin. Hertha BSC plays in the Bundesliga, the top-tier of German football, after finishing first in the 2. Bundesliga in 2013.

Hertha BSC was founded in 1892, and was a founding member of the German Football Association in Leipzig in 1900. The team won the German championship in 1930 and 1931. Since 1963, Hertha's stadium has been the Olympiastadion. The club is known as Die Alte Dame in German, which translates to "The Old Lady".[3] In 2002, the sports activities of the professional, amateur, and under-19 teams were separated into Hertha BSC GmbH & Co. KGaA.[6]


Early years[edit]

The club was formed in 1892 as BFC Hertha 92, taking its name from a steamship with a blue and white smokestack; one of the four young men who founded the club had taken a day trip on this ship with his father.[7] The name Hertha is a variation on Nerthus referring to fertility goddess from Germanic mythology.

The ship that gave name to the club.

Hertha performed consistently well on the field, including a win in the first Berlin championship final in 1905.[7] In May 1910, Hertha won a friendly match against Southend United, which was considered significant at the time, as England was where the game originated and English clubs dominated the sport.[7] However, their on-field success was not matched financially and in 1920 the staunchly working-class[8] Hertha merged with the well-heeled club Berliner Sport-Club to form Hertha Berliner Sport-Club.[7] The new team continued to enjoy considerable success in the Oberliga Berlin-Brandenburg, while also enduring a substantial measure of frustration. The team played its way to the German championship final in six consecutive seasons from 1926 to 1931, but was only able to win the title in 1930 and 1931[7] with BSC leaving to become an independent club again after the combined side's first championship. Notwithstanding, Hertha emerged as the Germany's second most successful team during the inter-war years.

Play under the Third Reich[edit]

German football was re-organized under the Third Reich in 1933 into 16 top-flight divisions, which saw Hertha playing in the Gauliga Berlin-Brandenburg. The club continued to enjoy success within their division, regularly finishing in the upper half of the table and capturing the divisional title in 1935, 1937 and 1944. It faded from prominence, however, unable to advance out of the early rounds of the national championship rounds. Politically, the club was overhauled under Hitler, with Hans Pfeifer, a Nazi party member, being installed as president.[7][9]

Postwar play[edit]

Historical chart of Hertha BSC league performance after WWII

After World War II, occupying Allied authorities banned most organizations in Germany, including sports and football clubs. Hertha was re-formed late in 1945 as SG Gesundbrunnen and resumed play in the Oberliga Berlin – Gruppe C. The 36 teams of the first season of the post-war Oberliga Berlin were reduced to just a dozen the next year, and the club found itself out of first division football and playing in the Amateurliga Berlin. By the end of 1949, it had re-claimed their identity as Hertha BSC and earned a return to the top-flight.

Tensions between the western Allies and the Soviets occupying various sectors of the city, and the developing Cold War, led to chaotic conditions for football in the capital. Hertha was banned from playing against East German teams in the 1949–50 season after taking on several players and a coach who had fled the Dresden club SG Friedrichstadt for West Berlin.[7] A number of sides from the eastern half of the city were forced from the Oberliga Berlin to the newly established DDR-Liga beginning with the 1950–51 season.

Through the 1950s, an intense rivalry developed with Tennis Borussia Berlin. A proposal for a merger between the two clubs in 1958 was resoundingly rejected, with only three of the 266 members voting in favour.[7]

Being a major Berlin side, Hertha had fans in the entirety of Berlin, but following the division of the city, supporters in East Berlin found it both difficult and dangerous to follow the team. In interviews with long-time supporter Helmut Klopfleisch, he described his difficulties as a supporter in East Berlin. Klopfleisch came from the district of Pankow and attending his first home match as a young boy in 1954 he became an instant supporter.[10] He continued to attend home matches at the stadium, but with the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961, this became impossible. Despite this, he did not give up. By this time, Hertha played at the Stadion am Gesundbrunnen, nicknamed Die Plumpe. The stadium was located close enough to the Berlin wall for the sounds from the stadium to be heard over the wall. Thus, Klopfleisch and other supporters gathered behind the wall to listen to the home matches. When the crowd at the stadium cheered, Klopfleisch and the others cheered as well.[10][11][12][13] Klopfleisch later came under suspicion by Stasi, the East German secret police. He was arrested and interrogated at numerous occasions.[12] He also had his passport confiscated and eventually lost his job as an electrician.[12][14]

Entry to the Bundesliga[edit]

At the time of the formation of the Bundesliga in 1963, Hertha was Berlin's reigning champion and so became an inaugural member of the new professional national league.[15] In spite of finishing clear of the relegation zone, the team was demoted after the 1964–65 season following attempts to bribe players to play in the city under what had become decidedly unpleasant circumstances after the erection of the Berlin Wall.[15] This caused something of a crisis for the Bundesliga which wanted, for political reasons, to continue to have a team in its ranks representing the former capital. Through various machinations, this led to the promotion of SC Tasmania 1900 Berlin, which then delivered the worst-ever performance in Bundesliga history. Hertha managed a return to the premier German league in 1968–69 and developed a solid following, making it Berlin's favourite side.[16]

Hertha, however, was again soon touched by scandal through its involvement with several other clubs in the Bundesliga matchfixing scandal of 1971. In the course of an investigation of Hertha's role, it was also revealed that the club was 6 million DM in debt. Financial disaster was averted through the sale of the team's former home ground.[16]

In spite of this, the team continued to enjoy a fair measure of success on the field through the 1970s with a second place Bundesliga finish behind Borussia Mönchengladbach in 1974–75,[16] a semi-final appearance in the 1978–79 UEFA Cup,[16] and two appearances in the final of the DFB-Pokal (1977 and 1979).[16] The following season saw the fortunes of the team take a turn for the worse as it was relegated to the 2. Bundesliga,[17] where it would spend 13 of the next 17 seasons.

Plans in 1982 for a merger with Tennis Borussia Berlin, SpVgg Blau-Weiß 1890 Berlin and SCC Berlin to form a side derisively referred to as "FC Utopia" never came to fruition.[17] Hertha slipped as low as the third tier Amateur Oberliga Berlin, where it spent two seasons (1986–87 and 1987–88).[17] Two turns in the Bundesliga (1982–83[17] and 1990–91) saw the team immediately relegated after poor performances. Hertha's amateur side enjoyed a greater measure of success, advancing all the way to the final of the DFB-Pokal in 1993, where its run ended in a close 0–1 defeat at the hands of Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen.[18]

Following the fall of the Berlin Wall, Hertha became a popular side in East Berlin as well. Two days after the wall came down, 11,000 East Berliners attended Hertha's match against SG Wattenscheid.[18] A fan friendship with Union Berlin developed, and a friendly match between the two attracted over 50,000 spectators.[18]

Financial woes once more burdened the club in 1994, as it found itself 10 million DM in debt.[18] The crisis was again resolved through the sale of real estate holdings in addition to the signing of a new sponsor and management team.[19] By 1997, Hertha found its way back to the Bundesliga,[19] where it generally managed to finish in the upper-third of the league table. When Hertha was promoted in 1997, it ended Berlin's six-year-long drought without a Bundesliga side, which had made the Bundesliga the only top league in Europe without representation from its country's biggest city and capital.

Recent history[edit]

Two years in a row, Hertha's opening Bundesliga fixture was against Eintracht Frankfurt.

Most recently, bright spots for the side have been a continuous string of appearances in international play in the UEFA Cup and the UEFA Champions League beginning in the 1999 season, and the signing of players such as Sebastian Deisler and Brazilian international Marcelinho, named the Bundesliga's Player of the Year in 2005. Hertha has also invested heavily in its own youth football academy, which has produced several players with Bundesliga potential.

The Ostkurve at the Olympiastadion.

The team was almost relegated in the 2003–04 season, but rebounded and finished fourth the following season, but missed out on the Champions League after they were held to a draw on the final day by Hannover 96, which saw Werder Bremen overtake them for the spot on the final league matchday. (As a "thank-you" gesture, Werder sent the Hannover squad 96 bottles of champagne.) In 2005–06, the Herthaner finished in sixth position, then qualified for the UEFA Cup after defeating FC Moscow in the UEFA Intertoto Cup. However, Hertha was eliminated in the first round of the UEFA Cup by Odense BK. In 2006–07, Hertha finished tenth after sacking manager Falko Götz on 11 April. Hertha started the 2007–08 season with new manager Lucien Favre, who had won the Swiss championship in 2006 and 2007 with Zürich. Hertha finished tenth again, but started in the first qualification round of the UEFA Cup via the UEFA Respect Fair Play ranking, making it as far as the group stage of the tournament. After a successful campaign in 2008–09 season, finishing in fourth place and remaining in the title race up until the second to last matchday, the club had a very poor season in 2009–10 season, finishing last in the Bundesliga and suffering relegation.

After spending the 2010–11 season in the 2. Bundesliga, Hertha secured its return to the Bundesliga for 2011–12 by winning 1–0 at MSV Duisburg with three matchdays to play in the season. Hertha, however, finished 16th in the 2011–12 Bundesliga and lost in the relegation playoff to Fortuna Düsseldorf to fall back to the 2. Bundesliga.

Logo used from 1995 until 2012

In 2012–13, Hertha achieved promotion from the second division as champions for the second time in three seasons. On the opening day of the 2013–14 season, the club beat Eintracht Frankfurt 6–1 at the Olympiastadion to top the Bundesliga table at the end of matchday 1.

At the halfway point of the 2015–16 Bundesliga season, Hertha lay in third place, its highest position at the winter break since 2008–09.[20] Despite a late-season slump, Hertha still finished in seventh place for the season,[20] its highest finish in the Bundesliga since 2008–09 during which Hertha finished fourth. The seventh-place finish meant the club secured Europa League football for the 2016–17 season by the means of a third round play-off.[21] Hertha lost the third round play-off 3–2 on aggregate to Brøndby, winning the first leg 1–0 in Berlin but losing the second away tie 3–1, with Teemu Pukki scoring a hat-trick for the Danish side.[22]

In the 2016–17 Bundesliga season, Hertha enjoyed its best ever start to a Bundesliga season in terms of points won during the opening eight matches, losing just one match – away against Bayern Munich – and forcing a draw away against Borussia Dortmund.[23] At the 2016–17 Bundesliga winter break, Hertha stood at third place in the league, with nine wins, three draws and four losses.[20] Hertha finished the season on 6th place and qualified for the 2017–18 Europa League. Their place in the group stage was secured on 27 May 2017, after Borussia Dortmund defeated Eintracht Frankfurt in the 2017 DFB–Pokal final.[24]


The Olympiastadion after renovation in 2004.

Since 1963, Hertha BSC has played its matches in Berlin's Olympiastadion, originally built for the 1936 Summer Olympics.

The stadium has a permanent capacity of 74,475 seats,[25] making it the largest stadium in Germany in terms of seating capacity and the second largest stadium in Germany, behind the Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund, in terms of total capacity. For certain football matches, such as those against Bayern Munich, the capacity can be temporarily expanded. This is made by the addition of mobile grandstand over the Marathon Arch. The extended capacity reached 76,197 seats in 2014.[26][27]

The stadium underwent major renovations twice, in 1974 and from 2000 to 2004. In both cases, the renovations were for the upcoming FIFA World Cup. In the 1974 upgrades, the stadium received a partial roof. It underwent a thorough modernization for the 2006 World Cup. In addition, the colour of the track was changed to blue to match Hertha's club colours. In addition to Hertha's home games, Olympiastadion serves as one of the home grounds for the Germany national football team, and it hosts concerts, track and field competitions, and the annual DFB-Pokal final. It was also the site for six matches of the 2006 World Cup, including the tournament final.

From 1904, Hertha's home ground was the Plumpe in the city's Gesundbrunnen district. A stadium was built there in 1923 with a capacity of 35,000 (3,600 seats). The club left the stadium when it joined the Bundesliga in 1963. Hertha returned to the site during the Regionalliga years from 1965 to 1968. The sale of the site in 1971 helped the club avoid bankruptcy.

Due to a lack of spectator interest, Hertha played its 2. Bundesliga and Amateurliga matches from 1986 to 1989 at the Poststadion. The opening fixtures of the 1992–93 season, as well as the Intertoto Cup and UEFA Cup]] qualifying matches, were played at the Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark.

It was confirmed on 23 May 2016 that Hertha will continue to play its home matches at the Olympiastadion until 2025.[28]

New stadium[edit]

On the 30 March 2017, Hertha announced its intentions to build a new 55,000 seater stadium, to be ready in 2025 when their contract to play at the Olympiastadion runs out. The club noted many factors for this decision, one being that the Berlin side are the only club in the Bundesliga without a dedicated football stadium. In the announcement, the club acknowledged that the Olympiastadion was suitable for major national and international matches, but was too large for the average attendance of a Hertha home game, with only 64% seats being sold; opposed to the Bundesliga average of 92%. The preferred plans are that the new stadium is to be built within the Olympic Park, next to the Olympiastadion. However, if that plan was rejected, they also have secondary plans for the stadium to be built in Brandenburg Park, Ludwigsfelde.[29]


Current squad[edit]

As of 28 August 2018[30]

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 Thomas Kraft
2 Slovakia DF Peter Pekarík (Vice-captain)
3 Norway MF Per Ciljan Skjelbred
4 Netherlands DF Karim Rekik
5 Germany DF Niklas Stark
6 Czech Republic MF Vladimír Darida
7 Germany MF Alexander Esswein
8 Ivory Coast FW Salomon Kalou
10 Slovakia MF Ondrej Duda
11 Australia MF Mathew Leckie
12 Germany GK Dennis Smarsch
13 Germany DF Lukas Klünter
14 Germany FW Pascal Köpke
15 Serbia MF Marko Grujić (on loan from Liverpool)
16 Netherlands MF Javairô Dilrosun
17 Germany DF Maximilian Mittelstädt
18 Germany MF Sinan Kurt
19 Bosnia and Herzegovina FW Vedad Ibišević (captain)
No. Position Player
20 Austria MF Valentino Lazaro
21 Germany DF Marvin Plattenhardt
22 Norway GK Rune Jarstein
23 Germany MF Arne Maier
24 Germany FW Palkó Dárdai
25 Germany DF Jordan Torunarigha
26 Germany MF Sidney Friede
27 Germany FW Davie Selke
28 Switzerland MF Fabian Lustenberger
29 Germany DF Florian Baak
30 Germany MF Julius Kade
31 Netherlands DF Derrick Luckassen (on loan from PSV Eindhoven)
32 Germany FW Dennis Jastrzembski
33 United States GK Jonathan Klinsmann
34 Germany MF Maurice Covic
35 Germany GK Marius Gersbeck
36 Germany FW Muhammed Kiprit

Players out on loan[edit]

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 Nils Körber (at VfL Osnabrück until 30 June 2019)
Russia FW Maximilian Pronichev (at Erzgebirge Aue until 30 June 2019)

Hertha BSC II[edit]

Player records[edit]

Michael Preetz is Hertha's top goalscorer
Pál Dárdai is Hertha's most capped player ever and current trainer

As 9 March 2010

"Squad of the Century"[edit]

For the club's 111th birthday, Hertha fans elected the "Squad of the Century".[31]

Pos Player Period
GK Gábor Király * 1997–04
DF Arne Friedrich 2002–10
DF Ludwig Müller 1972–75
DF Uwe Kliemann 1974–80
DF Eyjólfur Sverrisson 1995–03
MF Kjetil Rekdal 1997–00
MF Hanne Sobek 1924–45
MF Erich Beer 1971–79
MF Marcelinho * 2001–06
FW Axel Kruse 1989–91
FW Michael Preetz 1996–03
GK Norbert Nigbur 1976–79
DF Hans Weiner 1972–79
DF Otto Rehhagel 1962–66
MF Lorenz Horr 1969–77
FW Karl-Heinz Granitza 1976–79

* Player is still active.


Current staff[edit]

Name Position
Hungary Pál Dárdai Head coach
Germany Rainer Widmayer Assistant coach
Hungary Zsolt Petry Goalkeeping coach
Germany Henrik Kuchno Fitness coach
Germany Hendrik Vieth Fitness coach

Coaches since 1963[edit]

As of 20 Aug 2018
No. Coach From To Matches W
D L Win % Trophies Won
1 Germany Jupp Schneider 1 July 1963 9 March 1965 55 16 14 25 029.09 None
2 Germany Gerhard Schulte 9 March 1965 30 June 1966 38 32 3 3 084.21 1965–66 Regionalliga Berlin
3 Germany Helmut Kronsbein 1 July 1966 13 March 1974 223 92 53 78 041.26 None
4 Germany Hans "Gustav" Eder 17 March 1974 30 June 1974 9 3 1 5 033.33 None
5 Germany Dettmar Cramer 1 July 1974 9 July 1974 0 0 0 0 ! None
6 Germany Hans "Gustav" Eder 10 July 1974 16 July 1974 0 0 0 0 ! None
7 Germany Georg Kessler 17 July 1974 30 June 1977 118 54 26 38 045.76 None
8 Germany Kuno Klötzer 1 July 1977 27 October 1979 94 38 25 31 040.43 None
9 Germany Hans "Gustav" Eder 28 October 1979 26 December 1979 7 1 3 3 014.29 None
10 Germany Helmut Kronsbein 27 December 1979 30 June 1980 19 8 3 8 042.11 None
11 Germany Uwe Klimaschewski 1 July 1980 8 December 1981 62 41 5 16 066.13 None
12 Germany Georg Gawliczek 9 December 1981 10 December 1983 59 20 15 24 033.90 None
13 Germany Martin Luppen 11 December 1983 25 May 1984 43 16 12 15 037.21 None
14 Germany Hans "Gustav" Eder 26 May 1984 30 June 1984 0 0 0 0 ! None
15 Germany Uwe Kliemann 1 July 1984 11 November 1985 61 16 23 22 026.23 None
16 Germany Hans "Gustav" Eder 11 November 1985 31 December 1985 1 0 1 0 000.00 None
17 Germany Rudi Gutendorf 1 January 1986 18 April 1986 13 2 5 6 015.38 None
18 Germany Jürgen Sundermann 19 April 1986 8 October 1988 18 4 5 9 022.22 None
19 Germany Werner Fuchs 13 October 1988 13 November 1990 79 33 22 24 041.77 1989–90 2. Bundesliga
20 Hungary Pál Csernai 13 November 1990 12 March 1991 6 1 3 2 016.67 None
21 Germany Peter Neururer 13 March 1991 28 May 1991 12 0 2 10 000.00 None
22 Germany Karsten Heine 28 May 1991 30 June 1991 3 1 0 2 033.33 None
23 Germany Bernd Stange 1 July 1991 20 August 1992 41 14 12 15 034.15 None
24 Germany Günter Sebert 21 August 1992 20 October 1993 55 24 19 12 043.64 None
25 Germany Karsten Heine 20 October 1993 23 October 1993 1 0 0 1 000.00 None
26 Germany Uwe Reinders 24 October 1993 23 March 1994 11 2 4 5 018.18 None
27 Germany Karsten Heine 23 March 1994 31 December 1995 70 23 23 24 032.86 None
28 Germany Jürgen Röber 1 January 1996 6 February 2002 227 112 57 58 049.34 2001 DFB-Ligapokal
29 Germany Falko Götz (interim) 6 February 2002 30 June 2002 13 9 1 3 069.23 None
30 Netherlands Huub Stevens 1 July 2002 4 December 2003 64 25 17 22 039.06 2002 DFB-Ligapokal
31 Germany Andreas Thom (interim) 4 December 2003 17 December 2003 3 0 2 1 000.00 None
32 Germany Hans Meyer 1 January 2004 30 June 2004 17 7 5 5 041.18 None
33 Germany Falko Götz 1 July 2004 10 April 2007 121 47 40 34 038.84 None
34 Germany Karsten Heine (interim) 10 April 2007 30 June 2007 6 3 0 3 050.00 None
35 Switzerland Lucien Favre 1 July 2007 28 September 2009 94 40 20 34 042.55 None
36 Germany Karsten Heine (interim) 29 September 2009 3 October 2009 1 0 0 1 000.00 None
37 Germany Friedhelm Funkel 3 October 2009 30 June 2010 33 7 10 16 021.21 None
38 Germany Markus Babbel 1 July 2010 18 December 2011 55 30 13 12 054.55 2010–11 2. Bundesliga
39 Germany Rainer Widmayer (interim) 18 December 2011 21 December 2011 1 1 0 0 100.00 None
40 Germany Michael Skibbe 22 December 2011 12 February 2012 5 0 0 5 000.00 None
41 Germany René Tretschok (interim) 14 February 2012 19 February 2012 1 0 0 1 000.00 None
42 Germany Otto Rehhagel 19 February 2012 30 June 2012 14 3 3 8 021.43 None
43 Netherlands Jos Luhukay 1 July 2012[32][33] 5 February 2015 71 34 18 19 047.89 2012–13 2. Bundesliga
44 Hungary Pál Dárdai 5 February 2015 Present 136 52 34 50 038.24 None





Note 1: Joint winner[34]



Note 1: Competition organized by football association Verband Berliner Ballspielvereine (VBB)
Note 2: VBB-Verbandsliga, organized by football association Verband Brandenburgischer Ballspielvereine (VBB)
Note 3: VBB-Oberliga organized by the football association Verband Brandenburgischer Ballspielvereine (VBB)

  • Berliner Landespokal:
    • Winners (13): 1920, 1924, 1928, 1929, 1943, 1958, 1959, 1966, 1967, 19761, 1987, 19921, 20041
    • Runners-up: 20061

Note 1: Reserve Team


In European Football[edit]

Accurate as of 28 September 2017
Competition Played Won Drew Lost GF GA GD Win%
UEFA Champions League 14 3 5 6 11 19 −8 021.43
UEFA Cup / UEFA Europa League 76 36 20 20 96 67 +29 047.37
UEFA Intertoto Cup 2 1 1 0 2 0 +2 050.00
Total 92 40 26 26 109 86 +23 043.48

Women's football[edit]

Missing out on a trend of promoting women's football,[35] Hertha became one of a decreasing number of major German football clubs left outside the top of women's football. Several steps had been taken to develop women's football, but most of them ended up inconclusive. The change came in 2009, when the club announced that it was to launch a cooperation in women's football with 1. FC Lübars, a football club from the Berlin borough Reinickendorf and with decades of history in women's football.[36]

From one side, the partnership meant that Hertha was to provide Lübars with various forms of support, including financial support,[36] expertise in licensing and sponsor acquisition, equipment and training instruction – investing approximately 1 million Euros in the project.[37] From the other side, the partnership meant that Lübars was to compete in the colours of Hertha,[35] thus earning the nickname "Die Hertha-Frauen" ("The Hertha-women"). In the long run, the club plans for the team of 1. FC Lübars to be integrated with Hertha BSC.[36][37] 1. FC Lübars now competes in the 2. Bundesliga of women's football.


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