Sportfreunde Dorfmerkingen

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Sportfreunde Dorfmerkingen
Full name Sportfreunde Dorfmerkingen 1922 e.V.
Founded 1922
Ground Sportanlage Felsenstraße
Neresheim-Dorfmerkingen, Baden-Württemberg
Ground Capacity 5,000
Head Coach Helmut Dietterle
League Landesliga Württemberg, Division 2
2015–16 6th
Website Club home page

Sportfreunde Dorfmerkingen are an association football club from the Dorfmerkingen neighborhood of Neresheim, Baden-Württemberg. The club has around 500 members.


The club was founded in 1922 and played in lower-level amateur leagues up until the 1990s. In 1997, they were promoted to the Verbandsliga Württemberg for the first time and managed to become runners-up in their first season. In the promotion playoffs to the Oberliga Baden-Württemberg they won the deciding match against Durlach and were promoted to the Oberliga for the first time in their history. In the same year, the club won the WFV-Pokal and thereby qualified for the first round of the 1998–99 DFB-Pokal, where they lost 0–3 against Stuttgarter Kickers. After one year in the Oberliga they were relegated back to the Verbandsliga.

In 2000 the Sportfreunde Dorfmerkingen won the Verbandsliga and were thereby once again promoted to the Oberliga Baden-Württemberg. They managed to stay there until their relegation in 2003. After a further relegation from the Verbandsliga in 2007 the club has continuously played in the seventh-tier Landesliga Württemberg, division 2.


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