SV Meppen

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SV Meppen
SV Meppen Logo.svg
Full name Sportverein Meppen 1912 e.V.
Nickname(s) SVM
Founded 29 November 1912; 105 years ago (1912-11-29)
Ground Hänsch-Arena
Capacity 13,696
Chairman Andreas Kremer
Manager Christian Neidhart
League 3. Liga
2017–18 7th
Current season

SV Meppen is a German association football club playing in Meppen, Lower Saxony. The club was founded on 29 November 1912 as Amisia Meppen and joined Männer-Turnverein Meppen on 8 February 1920 to form TuS Meppen 1912. The football branch left TuS Meppen in 1921 to create a separate club called Sport Verein Meppen 1912 e.V.. SV Meppen spent a total of 11 years in the 2. Bundesliga.

History[edit]

Historical chart of SV Meppen league performance after WWII

The footballers have had a relatively a quiet history playing in III and IV level circles, winning their first title of any sort when they claimed the Amateurliga Lower Saxony (IV) championship in 1961. They claimed a second title there in 1968 and then qualified for the Regionalliga Nord (II) in 1972. After league re-structuring in 1974 the team played in the Oberliga Nord (III) where they won the championship in 1987 and then emerged out the promotion playoffs to join the 2. Bundesliga.

Generally, the side ended up mid-table there with their best finishes being 7th in 1994 and 6th in 1995. Meppen played their way into the final eight of the 1997 DFB-Pokal competition on the strength of a memorable 6–1 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt. The club's eleven-year run on the professional circuit ended in 1998 and they began a slide that landed them in the Oberliga Nord (V) where they have played the last half dozen seasons burdened by ongoing financial problems. During the new century SV Meppen was passed through to the Niedersachsenliga (5th division). They won the Niedersachsenliga championship and advanced to the Regionalliga Nord.

Honours[edit]

The club's honours:

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

As of 10 September 2018[1]

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

No. Position Player
1 Netherlands GK Jeroen Gies
3 Germany DF Janik Jesgarzewski
4 Germany MF Julian Von Haacke (on loan from Darmstadt 98)
5 Slovenia DF Jovan Vidović
6 Croatia DF Marco Komenda
7 Afghanistan DF Hassan Amin
8 Germany MF Thilo Leugers
9 Germany FW Nico Granatowski
10 Germany MF Martin Wagner
11 Germany MF Thorben Deters
12 Germany GK Matthis Harsman
14 Kosovo FW Leon Demaj
15 Germany MF Markus Ballmert
16 Germany MF Jannik Hoormann
No. Position Player
17 Kazakhstan MF Max Kremer
18 Germany FW Sven Goldschmidt
20 Germany MF Marius Kleinsorge
22 Germany MF Steffen Puttkammer
23 Croatia FW Luka Tankulić
24 Turkey FW Deniz Undav
25 Germany MF Patrick Posipal
27 Germany DF David Vržogić
30 Germany FW Max Wegner
31 Germany DF Marcel Gebers
32 Germany GK Erik Domaschke
37 Germany DF Fabian Senninger
38 Germany MF Mirco Born (on loan from SV Sandhausen)

Stadium[edit]

The "MEP-Arena" is located in northern Meppen on Lathener Strasse. Construction on the site was finished in 1924 and the stadium was named "Hindenburg Stadion" two years later. In 1992 the stadium was renamed "Emsland-Stadion". A sponsorship deal in 2011 currently has the stadium branded as "MEP-Arena". The stadium's largest ever crowd of 18,000 spectators watched SV Meppen play a 1982 friendly against FC Barcelona and their famous Argentinian striker Diego Maradona. Today the stadium has a capacity of 13,696.

Literature[edit]

  • Hans Vinke: Die Meppen-Story, Geschichte eines Fußball-Phänomens, 1997, ISBN 3-927099-56-2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Herren". SV Meppen. Retrieved 30 July 2018. 

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