SD Croatia Berlin

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SD Croatia Berlin
SD Croatia Berlin.svg
Full nameSportsko Društvo Croatia Berlin e.V.
Founded1972
GroundFriedrich-Ebert-Stadion
Capacity12,000
LeagueBerlin-Liga (VI)
2015–1612th

SD Croatia Berlin is a German football club from Berlin.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1972 as the ethnically Croatian side NK Croatia Berlin and was renamed NK Hajduk Berlin in 1985. The association continued to grow through the late 1980s, merging with SC Bratsvo 1971 Berlin to become SC Bratsvo-Hajduk Berlin in 1987. The following year a number of smaller clubs (NK Livno, NK Velebit, NK Dinamo) came into the fold until finally a 14 January 1989 merger with SV Croatia 1987 Berlin spawned the present-day club.

SD Croatia Berlin became the first Croatian club in Germany to reach third tier competition when promoted to the Regionalliga Nordost after their 1998 Oberliga Nordost, Staffel Nord (IV) championship. SD Croatia Berlin spent only a single season at that level before suffering through a series of reverses. They slipped to the Verbandsliga Berlin (V) in 2001, through the Landesliga Berlin (VI) in 2003, to the Bezirksliga Berlin (VII). In 2005 it rose back to the Landesliga, in the seventh level since 2008, and fell down to the Bezirksliga by 2010. Three successive promotions after three years in the Bezirksliga put them back in the Berlin-Liga (VI).

SD Croatia Berlin competed in the Croatian World Club Championship in 2007.

Honours[edit]

The club's honours:

Football[edit]

Futsal[edit]

UEFA club competitions record[edit]

Season Competition Round Country Opponent Result Venue
2010/11 UEFA Futsal Cup Preliminary round Cyprus Ararat  – Nicosia
Bulgaria Levski Sofia Zapad  – Nicosia
Estonia Anzhi Tallinn  – Nicosia
2011/12 UEFA Futsal Cup Preliminary round Finland Ilves FS 4–8 Perth
Scotland Perth Saltires 3–1 Perth
Montenegro Bajo Pivljanin 6–9 Perth

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