SSV Ulm 1846
|Full name||Schwimm- und Sportverein Ulm 1846 e.V.|
|Nickname(s)||Die Spatzen (The Sparrows)|
|League||Regionalliga Südwest (IV)|
|2015–16||Oberliga Baden-Württemberg (V), 1st (promoted)|
SSV Ulm 1846 is a German association football club from Ulm, Baden-Württemberg. The modern-day football department, officially playing as SSV Ulm 1846 Fussball, was formed on 9 March 2009 when the department separated from SSV Ulm 1846.
The older of the two predecessor sides was founded on 12 April 1846 as Turnerbund Ulm. They had an on-again, off-again relationship with Turnverein Ulm through the 1850s. The football department became independent in 1926 as Ulmer Rasensport Verein and in 1939 would merge with Ulmer Fußball Verein, and their old clubmates in TB Ulm and TV Ulm, to form TSG Ulm 1846. In 1968 RSVgg Ulm became part of TSG Ulm 1846.
1. Schwimm- und Sportverein Ulm was formed in 1928.
TSG Ulm 1846
The football department of “Turnerbund Ulm” became independent in 1926 as Ulmer Rasensportverein and in 1939 would merge with Ulmer Fußballverein, and their old clubmates in TB Ulm and TV Ulm, to form TSG Ulm 1846. Throughout this time the club played in local competition before joining the Gauliga Württemberg, one of sixteen top flight divisions formed in the 1933 reorganisation of German football under the Third Reich, for the 1939–40 season. The club played there until the end of World War II. After the war they began play in the 2nd Oberliga Süd (II) and did well enough to make occasional advances to the Oberliga Süd (I) for short stays before falling back again. In 1963, with the formation of the Bundesliga, Germany's new top-flight professional league, TSG Ulm 1846 found itself in the Regionalliga Süd (II) for a couple of seasons before slipping to tier III and IV level play. In 1968 RSVgg Ulm became part of TSG Ulm 1846.
1. SSV Ulm
1. Spiel- und Sportverein Ulm was formed in 1928 and, after two seasons in the Bezirksliga Bayern, joined the Gauliga Württemberg in 1933, well before their future partner, where they earned just mid-table finishes. After the war and leading up to their union with TSG 1846, they played as a third or fourth division side. Finally, in 1970, 1. SSV Ulm merged with TSG 1846 to form SSV Ulm 1846.
SSV Ulm 1846
At the time of the merger both clubs were playing football in the tier III Amateurliga Württemberg and would continue to do so for a nearly a decade. In 1980, the combined side advanced to the 2nd Bundesliga Süd and would spend six of the next ten years playing at that level where, except for a fifth-place finish in 1982, their results were well down the table. After another decade in the level III Amateur Oberliga Baden-Württemberg and Regionalliga Süd 1846 would make an unexpected breakthrough after just one season in the 2nd Bundesliga with a third-place finish that led to the club's promotion to the top-flight Bundesliga for the 1999–2000 season. Even though the issue was not decided until the last day of the season, Ulm could do no better than a sixteenth-place finish and was returned to the second division. The 2000–01 season was an unqualified disaster for the club: they could manage only another sixteenth-place finish and were sent back down to the Regionalliga Süd (III). They were then denied a license over the chaotic state of their finances which plunged the club all the way down to the fifth tier Verbandsliga Württemberg. Afterwards Ulm worked their way back, to the Oberliga Baden-Württemberg (IV) in 2002, and the Regionalliga in 2008.
SSV Ulm 1846 Fußball
Following the 2009 European football betting scandal, the club released three allegedly involved players, Davor Kraljević, Marijo Marinović and Dinko Radojević. In January 2011, the club was declared insolvent, and the results of the 2010-11 season were voided. The club was relegated to the Oberliga Baden-Württemberg for the 2011-12 season but immediately rebound and won the 2011-12 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg title, finishing nine points clear of second place VfR Mannheim and earning promotion to the new Regionalliga Südwest.
In May 2014 SSV Ulm 1846 was once again close to insolvency, the third time in 13 years, requiring €420,000 in financial support before the end of the month to assure survival. The club eventually did enter administration and, because of this, was relegated from the Regionalliga back to the Oberliga. After two seasons in the Oberliga, SSV Ulm 1846 was promoted to the Regionalliga on 14 May 2016.
The club's honours:
- ‡ Won by TSG Ulm 1846.
- † Won by SSV Ulm.
- ¥ Won by reserve team.
Recent managers of the club:
|Dieter Märkle||1 July 2004||28 November 2004|
|Marcus Sorg||29 November 2004||6 September 2007|
|Paul Sauter||1 July 2007||30 June 2008|
|Janusz Góra||7 September 2007||30 September 2007|
|Markus Gisdol||1 July 2008||30 June 2009|
|Manfred Paula||1 July 2009||24 September 2009|
|Frank Kaspari||25 September 2009||4 October 2009|
|Ralf Becker||15 October 2009||1 December 2010|
|Janusz Góra||2 December 2010||30 June 2011|
|Paul Sauter||1 July 2011||30 June 2012|
|Stephan Baierl||1 July 2012||13 November 2012|
|Paul Sauter||14 November 2012||17 October 2013|
|Oliver Unsöld||18 October 2013||30 June 2014|
|Stephan Baierl||1 July 2014||Present|
|2000–01||2. Bundesliga||II||16th ↓|
|2001–02||Verbandsliga Württemberg||V||2nd ↑|
|2007–08||Oberliga Baden-Württemberg||2nd ↑|
|2010–11||Regionalliga Süd||↓ due to insolvency|
|2011–12||Oberliga Baden-Württemberg||V||1st ↑|
|2013–14||Regionalliga Südwest||15th ↓|
|2015–16||Oberliga Baden-Württemberg||1st ↑|
- 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.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
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- Fussball.de - Ergebnisse (German) Tables and results of all German football leagues
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