MTV Braunschweig

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MTV Braunschweig
Full name Braunschweiger Männer-Turnverein von 1847
Founded 1847
League Handball-Oberliga Niedersachen (IV)
2014–15 1st (Verbandsliga, promoted)
Colours
Club colours               

Braunschweiger MTV von 1847, commonly known as MTV Braunschweig, is a German sports club based in Braunschweig, Lower Saxony.

History[edit]

MTV Braunschweig was founded as a gymnastics club in 1847 and is the second oldest sports club in Lower Saxony.[1] Like many clubs within the German Turner movement,[2] MTV Braunschweig was initially committed to the national unification of Germany and the goals of the German revolution of 1848.[3]

Originally only open to men, women were allowed to join the club first in 1888.[1] Today MTV is a multi-sports club with departments for association football, athletics, basketball, field hockey, team handball, swimming, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, and others. MTV Braunschweig has been successful in German sports, with the club's athletes having won over 50 national championships in various sports.[4]

Athletics[edit]

MTV's athletes compete, together with athletes from other Braunschweig-based clubs such as Eintracht Braunschweig, under the name LG Braunschweig.

Team handball[edit]

MTV's team handball team has traditionally been among the club's most successful. In 1987 MTV was promoted to the 2nd Handball-Bundesliga, the second tier of professional handball in Germany.[5] The stint was a short one, and MTV was relegated again in 1989.[6] Today the club plays in the Oberliga Niedersachsen (IV).

Football[edit]

MTV's football team was most successful during the years directly after World War II. In 1945 the former first division side Leu Braunschweig was merged into the club. Between 1949 and 1954 MTV Braunschweig then played in the Amateuroberliga Niedersachsen, the second tier of football in Germany at the time. The merger was dissolved in 1954,[7] and the refounded club SC Leu Braunschweig took MTV's place in the league. Since then MTV's football team has mostly played in the lower tiers of regional amateur football.

Honours[edit]

Basketball[edit]

In 1978 the club's basketball section entered into a cooperation with FT Braunschweig to form SG Braunschweig, the predecessor of Basketball Bundesliga team Basketball Löwen Braunschweig.[8]

Notable members[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Geschichte des Braunschweiger Männer-Turnvereins von 1847 e.V. (in German)
  2. ^ Claire E. Nolte. "The German Turnverein". Encyclopedia of 1848 Revolutions. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Klaus Erich Pollmann (2000): Das Herzogtum im Kaiserreich (1871–1914), in Horst-Rüdiger Jarck / Gerhard Schildt (eds.), Die Braunschweigische Landesgeschichte. Jahrtausendrückblick einer Region, Braunschweig: Appelhans Verlag, p. 851. ISBN 3-930292-28-9.
  4. ^ Hoffmeister, Kurt (1986). Meister und Medaillen. Braunschweigs Olympiasieger, Welt-, Europa-, Deutsche Meister 1946–1986 (in German). Stadtbibliothek Braunschweig. p. 63. 
  5. ^ 1987–1988 2. Bundesliga Nord final table
  6. ^ 1988–1989 2. Bundesliga Nord final table
  7. ^ Hoffmeister, Kurt (2010). Zeitreise durch die Braunschweiger Sportgeschichte: 180 Jahre Turnen und Sport in Braunschweig (in German). p. 86. 
  8. ^ Der Verein (in German) at sg-braunschweig.de, accessed: 9 November 2012.
  9. ^ "Leichtathletik - Deutsche Meisterschaften (50km Gehen - Herren)" (in German). sport-komplett.de. Retrieved June 15, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Welthockey-Spieler 2002: Dr. Michael Green" (in German). deutscher-hockey-bund.de. Retrieved 14 May 2015. 
  11. ^ Wolfgang Grobe – einfach nur herrlich ehrlich (in German)
  12. ^ "Hall of Fame / Ehrenportal" (in German). nish.de. Retrieved 7 August 2015. 
  13. ^ Bläsig, Horst; Leppert, Alex (2010). Ein Roter Löwe auf der Brust - Die Geschichte von Eintracht Braunschweig (in German). Die Werkstatt. p. 380. 
  14. ^ Hoffmeister, Kurt (1986). Meister und Medaillen. Braunschweigs Olympiasieger, Welt-, Europa-, Deutsche Meister 1946–1986 (in German). Stadtbibliothek Braunschweig. p. 15. 
  15. ^ Player profile at wormatia.de (in German)
  16. ^ Short biography of Moll (in German)
  17. ^ Interview with Volker Mudrow (in German)
  18. ^ Leichtathletik im MTV Braunschweig (in German)
  19. ^ Profile at sports-reference.com
  20. ^ Hoffmeister, Kurt (1986). Meister und Medaillen. Braunschweigs Olympiasieger, Welt-, Europa-, Deutsche Meister 1946–1986 (in German). Stadtbibliothek Braunschweig. p. 10. 
  21. ^ Ehemalige Laufteam-Größen (in German)

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