SV Sandhausen

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Full name Sportverein Sandhausen 1916 e.V.
Founded 1916
Ground Hardtwaldstadion
Ground Capacity 12,100
Manager Kenan Kocak
League 2. Bundesliga
2015–16 13th
Current season

Sportverein Sandhausen 1916 e.V., commonly known as simply SV Sandhausen or Sandhausen, is a German association football club that plays in Sandhausen, immediately to the south of Heidelberg in Baden-Württemberg.

The club's greatest success came in 2011-12 when it won the 3. Liga and earned promotion to the 2. Bundesliga for the first time.


After a shaky start financially, the club advanced steadily through the lower leagues until it earned promotion to the Bezirksliga Rhein-Saar in 1931, but only played for a single season at that level before descending again. In 1943, it was merged with TSV Walldorf and VfB Wiesloch to form the wartime squad KSG Walldorf-Wiesloch. The combined squad was dissolved at the end of the conflict and SG Sandhausen was reestablished as an independent club late in 1945. A half dozen years later it re-claimed its original name. Sandhausen played football in the Landesliga or 2.Amateurliga until 1956 when it advanced to the 1.Amateurliga Nordbaden. In 1977, the team finished runner up in the German amateur championship and progressed to the Oberliga Baden-Württemberg in 1978 where it consistently earned finishes in the upper half of the table. Sandhausen claimed three Oberliga titles through the 1980s and the German Amateur Championship in 1993. It won back-to-back Oberliga titles in 1995 and 2000 and, with its latest title in 2007, gained promotion to the Regionalliga Süd (III).

Negotiations held in late 2005 and on into early 2006 to merge Sandhausen with TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and FC Astoria Walldorf to create FC Heidelberg 06 were abandoned due to resistance to the idea on the part of both Sandhausen and Walldorf, and the failure to agree on whether the new side's stadium should be located in Heidelberg.

The 2007–08 season was a success for the club, being in contention for 2. Bundesliga promotion almost until the end of season and comfortably qualifying for the new 3. Liga. In 2012, the club won the 3. Liga and thus promotion to the 2. Bundesliga. The club finished its inaugural 2. Bundesliga season in a relegation position but was saved when MSV Duisburg was refused a licence and played a much stronger 2013–14 campaign, finishing 12th.

Current squad[edit]

As of 12 September 2016[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 Austria GK Marco Knaller
4 Germany DF Damian Roßbach
5 Jamaica DF Daniel Gordon
6 Germany MF Denis Linsmayer
7 Germany MF Marco Thiede
8 United States FW Andrew Wooten
9 Germany FW Lucas Höler
10 Germany FW Richard Sukuta-Pasu
11 Germany DF Moritz Kuhn
13 Poland FW Jakub Kosecki
14 Germany DF Tim Kister
16 Germany MF Erik Zenga
17 Germany DF Benedikt Gimber
18 Germany MF Steven Zellner
No. Position Player
19 Kosovo DF Leart Paqarada
20 Angola FW José Pierre Vunguidica
21 Germany MF Manuel Stiefler
22 Germany MF Korbinian Vollmann
23 Germany MF Markus Karl
24 Germany DF Philipp Klingmann
26 Germany GK Michael Hiegl
27 Germany MF Maximilian Jansen
28 Germany MF Taner Yalçın
30 Germany MF Thomas Pledl (on loan from FC Ingolstadt 04)
31 Austria MF Stefan Kulovits
33 Germany GK Rick Wulle
34 Germany DF Tim Knipping
37 Germany FW Julian Derstroff


The club's honours:

  • Won by reserve team.

Recent managers[edit]

Recent managers of the club:[2]

Manager Start Finish
Hans-Jürgen Boysen 1 April 2001 30 June 2002
Willi Entenmann 1 July 2002 16 October 2002
 ?  ?  ?
Günter Sebert 1 June 2004 30 August 2005
Gerd Dais 1 September 2005 23 February 2010
Frank Leicht 25 February 2010 13 September 2010
Pavel Dotchev 13 September 2010 14 February 2011
Gerd Dais 17 February 2011 19 November 2012
Hans-Jürgen Boysen 20 November 2012 30 June 2013
Alois Schwartz 1 June 2013 29 June 2016
Kenan Kocak 5 July 2016 present

Recent seasons[edit]

The recent season-by-season performance of the club:[3][4]

Promoted Relegated


  1. ^ SVS 1916: Unser Team (German)
  2. ^ SV Sandhausen .:. Trainer von A-Z (German), accessed: 18 September 2011
  3. ^ Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv (German) Historical German domestic league tables
  4. ^ - Ergebnisse (German) Tables and results of all German football leagues

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