MSV Normannia 08

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MSV Normannia 08
Full name Märkischer Sportverein Normannia 08 Berlin e.V.
Nickname(s) MSV
Founded 1908
Ground Stadion Finsterwalder Straße
Ground Capacity 4,000
Chairman Torben-Marc Meyer
Manager Michael Schmalz
League Bezirksliga Berlin (VIII)
2015–16 Kreisliga Berlin A – Staffel 2 (IX), 2nd (promoted)

MSV Normannia 08 is a German association football club from the city of Berlin. The club was established 1 October 1908 as Berliner Fußball-Club Normannia and adopted its current identity as Märkischer Sportverein Normannia 08 Berlin in 1988.[1]

History[edit]

Early in its history, the club flirted with failed partnerships. In 1911, they joined with SV Niederschönhausen for a year. They merged with BFC vom Jahre 1893 in 1918 to play as Sportvereinigung Normannia vom Jahre 1893 in another short-lived partnership lasting just a year. In 1928, they adopted the name Berliner Sportclub Normannia before later becoming Sportverein Normannia. Throughout this period and through to the end of World War II, the team played lower-tier local football.

The club briefly disappeared in the aftermath of the war when occupying Allied authorities banned organizations across the country, including sports and football clubs, a part of the process of denazification. New clubs soon emerged in the latter half of 1945 and the membership of Normannia was re-organized as Sportgruppe Nordost alongside a large part of the former membership of Nordiska Berlin. Normannia was re-founded on 15 April 1950 and resumed its place as a lower-tier local side. The club's greatest success came with their advance to the Amateur Oberliga Berlin (III) for a single season turn in 1971–72.

MSV Normannia 08 most recently played in the ninth tier Kreisliga Berlin A where a runners-up finish in 2015–16 took the club back up to the Bezirksliga.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grüne, Hardy (2001). Enzyklopädie des deutschen Ligafußballs 7. Vereinslexikon. Kassel: Agon-Sportverlag. ISBN 978-3-89784-147-5.

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