SV Wehen Wiesbaden
|Full name||Sportverein Wehen 1926 - Taunusstein e. V. (organisation)
Sportverein Wehen 1926 Wiesbaden GmbH (company)
Wehen Wiesbaden is a German association football club based in Wiesbaden, Hesse. Since the beginning of the 07–08 season the club no longer plays its homegames in Taunusstein, where they were originally located. In the summer of 2007 Wiesbaden has been added to the original name of SV Wehen.
The club was founded under the name of SV Wehen 1926 – Taunusstein in 1926 and disbanded by the Nazi government in 1933, although the football department was maintained by playing occasional friendly matches until 1939. The club re-established itself in 1946, following World War II. They operated both first and reserve teams from the beginning, with their first team competing in local amateur division, the B-Klasse Wiesbaden. The club's first youth team was established in 1955 and they subsequently started to use their own talented young players to strengthen the first team. By the mid-1970s, the youth department was split in ten teams with more than 150 players and a women's team was first established in 1984.
The club won the Hessenpokal in 1988, 1996 and 2000, which gave them berths in the German Cup in those years. In the 2000–01 season, the club gave two good performances in the German Cup, eliminating at the time Second Bundesliga side Stuttgarter Kickers with a 2–1 victory in the first round and narrowly losing 1–0 to Bundesliga giant Borussia Dortmund in extra time of their second-round match.
The club competed between fourth and sixth divisions of German football for a few decades before eventually being promoted to the third division in the late 1980s. They were relegated back to the fourth division in 1995, but returned to the third-division Regionalliga Süd in 1997. The club managed to establish itself in the third division and in the 2000s, they further established themselves as one of the top teams in the Regionalliga Süd and narrowly missed promotion to the Second Bundesliga with third-place finishes in both 2005 and 2006 before finally achieving promotion to the Second Bundesliga in 2007 after finishing first in Regionalliga Süd.
The club lasted for two seasons in Germany's second division before being relegated again, now to the new 3. Liga, where two fourth-place finishes, in 2011 and 2014, were the clubs best results.
The club's honours:
Recent managers of the club:
|Manfred Petz||1 July 1997||12 May 1998|
|Bruno Hübner||12 May 1998||30 June 1998|
|Martin Hohmann||1 July 1998||30 October 1998|
|Werner Orf||1 November 1999||6 May 2000|
|Gerd Schwickert||7 May 2000||3 November 2002|
|Djuradj Vasic||4 November 2002||16 October 2006|
|Christian Hock||17 October 2006||30 June 2007|
|Djuradj Vasic||2 July 2007||20 August 2007|
|Christian Hock||21 August 2007||17 December 2008|
|Wolfgang Frank||19 December 2008||23 March 2009|
|Hans Werner Moser||24 March 2009||9 February 2010|
|Gino Lettieri||10 February 2010||15 February 2012|
|Peter Vollmann||February 2012||21 October 2013|
|Marc Kienle||28 October 2013||12 April 2015|
|Christian Hock||12 April 2015||30 June 2015|
|Sven Demandt||1 July 2015||7 March 2016|
|Torsten Fröhling||14 March 2016||present|
|2006–07||Regionalliga Süd||1st ↑|
|2008–09||2. Bundesliga||18th ↓|
- 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.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- SV Wehen Wiesbaden .:. Trainer von A-Z (German) weltfussball.de, accessed: 10 December 2011
- Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv (German) Historical German domestic league tables, accessed: 20 September 2014
- Fussball.de - Ergebnisse (German) Tables and results of all German football leagues, accessed: 20 September 2014