SG Sonnenhof Großaspach

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SG Sonnenhof Großaspach
Sg sonnenhof grossaspach.png
Full name Sportgemeinschaft Sonnenhof Großaspach e.V.
Nickname(s) SG
Founded 25 August 1994
Ground Mechatronik Arena
Ground Capacity 10,000
Chairman Werner Benignus
Manager Oliver Zapel
League 3. Liga
2015–16 7th
Current season

SG Sonnenhof Großaspach is a German association football club based in Aspach, Baden-Württemberg.


The club was formed in 1994 through the union of Spvgg Großaspach and FC Sonnenhof Kleinaspach. The sports club has 1,300 members and, in addition to its football side, has departments for bowling, gymnastics, and table tennis. The term Sonnenhof in the club name comes from the local hotel Sonnenhof in which the meeting was held that resulted in the FC Sonnenhof Kleinaspach was formed.[1]

The footballers have been twice promoted in recent years and reached the Oberliga Baden-Württemberg (IV) in 2005, playing there as a lower table side. In 2008–09, the club achieved its greatest success yet, winning the league and earning the right for promotion to the Regionalliga Süd, where they played until 2012, when the club entered the new Regionalliga Südwest. In 2009 the club qualified for the first time for the first round of the German Cup but was knocked out by VfB Stuttgart after a 1–4 loss, leading 1–0 until the 55th minute.[2]

In 2012–13 the club qualified again for the first round of the German Cup but was knocked out by FSV Frankfurt after a 1–2 loss.[3] The club celebrated its greatest success in 2014 when it won the Regionalliga Südwest and qualified for the promotion round to the 3. Liga, where it overcame VfL Wolfsburg II and earned promotion to the league.


Current squad[edit]

As of 14 January 2017 [4]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 United States GK David Yelldell
4 Germany DF Lukas Hoffmann
5 Germany DF Julian Leist
6 Germany MF Marlon Krause
7 Albania MF Shqiprim Binakaj
8 Germany FW Pascal Sohm
9 Germany FW Arnold Lechler
11 Ghana MF Manfred Osei (on loan from 1. FC Kaiserslautern)
13 United States MF Joe Gyau
14 Austria FW Alexander Aschauer
15 Germany DF Felice Vecchione
16 United States FW Mario Rodriguez (on loan from Dynamo Dresden)
17 Germany DF Sebastian Schiek
No. Position Player
18 Germany MF Timo Röttger
19 Croatia DF Josip Landeka
20 Germany FW Lucas Röser
21 Germany DF Marcel Damaschek
22 Germany MF Daniel Hägele
23 Germany MF Nico Gutjahr
24 Germany MF Jeremias Lorch
25 Germany DF Kai Gehring
26 Germany GK Dominik Traub
27 Curaçao MF Michaël Maria
31 Germany DF Matthias Stüber
32 Germany GK Kevin Broll
34 Germany MF Nicolas Jüllich


The club's honours:

Recent managers[edit]

Recent managers of the club:[5]

Manager Start Finish
Alexander Malchow 1 July 2006 30 June 2007
Markus Gisdol 1 July 2007 10 November 2007
Hans-Jürgen Boysen 22 November 2007 5 January 2008
Thomas Letsch 6 January 2008 30 June 2009
Jürgen Hartmann 1 July 2009 15 April 2010
Norbert Gundelsweiler 1 May 2010 30 June 2010
Alexander Zorniger 1 July 2010 30 June 2012
Rüdiger Rehm 1 July 2012 28 October 2014
Uwe Rapolder 28 October 2014 25 February 2015
Rüdiger Rehm 25 February 2015 27 June 2016
Oliver Zapel 27 June 2016 present

Recent seasons[edit]

The recent season-by-season performance of the club:[6][7]

Season Division Tier Position
2001–02 Landesliga Württemberg VI
2002–03 Verbandsliga Württemberg V 8th
2003–04 Verbandsliga Württemberg 8th
2004–05 Verbandsliga Württemberg 1st ↑
2005–06 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg IV 14th
2006–07 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg 13th
2007–08 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg 10th
2008–09 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg V 1st ↑
2009–10 Regionalliga Süd IV 12th
2010–11 Regionalliga Süd 14th
2011–12 Regionalliga Süd 2nd
2012–13 Regionalliga Südwest 4th
2013–14 Regionalliga Südwest 1st ↑
2014–15 3. Liga III 15th
2015–16 3. Liga 7th
2016–17 3. Liga
  • With the introduction of the Regionalligas in 1994 and the 3. Liga in 2008 as the new third tier, below the 2. Bundesliga, all leagues below dropped one tier. In 2012, the number of Regionalligas was increased from three to five with all Regionalliga Süd clubs except the Bavarian ones entering the new Regionalliga Südwest.
Promoted Relegated


  1. ^ "Warum heißen die so? Heute: SG Sonnenhof Großaspach" [Where does their name mean? Today: SG Sonnenhof Großaspach]. (in German). German Football Association official results website. 28 May 2012. Archived from the original on 22 January 2014. Retrieved 26 March 2016. 
  2. ^ DFB-Pokal 2009/2010 .:. 1. Runde: SG Sonnenhof Großaspach – VfB Stuttgart (German), accessed: 18 August 2012
  3. ^ DFB-Pokal 2012/2013 .:. 1. Runde: SG Sonnenhof Großaspach – FSV Frankfurt (German), accessed: 18 August 2012
  4. ^ "Kader" [Squad] (in German). SG Sonnenhof Großaspach e.V. Retrieved 17 November 2015. 
  5. ^ SG Sonnenhof Großaspach .:. Trainer von A-Z (German), accessed: 18 September 2011
  6. ^ Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv (German) Historical German domestic league tables, accessed: 20 September 2014
  7. ^ – Ergebnisse (German) Tables and results of all German football leagues, accessed: 20 September 2014

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