Sportfreunde Eisbachtal

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Sportfreunde Eisbachtal
Full nameEisbachtaler Sportfreunde 1919
Nickname(s)Eisbären (Polar Bears)
LeagueRheinlandliga (VI)

Sportfreunde Eisbachtal is a German association football club based in Nentershausen, Rhineland-Palatinate.[1]


Sportfreunde Eisbachtal were formed in 1966 as a merger of local teams SC Großholbach, TuS Girod-Kleinholbach, VfR Nomborn, TuS Heilberscheid and TuS Nentershausen. The oldest of these clubs was founded in 1919, which is recognized as the official founding year. Eisbachtal immediately began their rise through the league system and eventually reached the Regionalliga Südwest in 1972, then the second-highest tier in German football. Due to the introduction of the 2. Fußball-Bundesliga in 1974, the club was relegated to the Amateurklasse. In 1978, Sportfreunde Eisbachtal were founding members of the newly introduced Oberliga Südwest, and stayed in this league until their relegation in 1986. The next years were spent in the Verbandsliga Rheinland, before they eventually returned to the Oberliga in 1990. Eisbachtal established themselves as one of the better teams for the next decade, missing out on promotion to the Regionalliga West/Südwest several times. At the beginning of the new millennium, the strength of the club gradually decreased and eventually culminated in relegation to the fifth-tier Verbandsliga Rheinland in 2003.

After four years in the Verbandsliga Rheinland, which had been renamed Rheinlandliga in the meantime, Eisbachtal surprisingly dropped yet another level to the Bezirksliga in 2007. They made their immediate return to the Rheinlandliga in 2008 after winning a four team relegation round before achieving promotion to the Oberliga Südwest at the end of the 2008–09 season.

After two Oberliga seasons the club dropped to the Rheinlandliga once more, where it plays today.


The club's honours:


Sportfreunde Eisbachtal currently play in the Eisbachtalstadion, which has a capacity of 6,000.

The stadium is in use since 1972. Before that, the club played in the Waldstadion Großholbach, the ground of co-founders SC Großholbach.

Recent seasons[edit]

The recent season-by-season performance of the club:[2][3]

Season Division Tier Position
2001–02 Oberliga Südwest IV 6th
2002–03 Oberliga Südwest 19th ↓
2003–04 Rheinlandliga V 8th
2004–05 Rheinlandliga 11th
2005–06 Rheinlandliga 8th
2006–07 Rheinlandliga 15th ↓
2007–08 Bezirksliga Rheinland-Ost VI 2nd ↑
2008–09 Rheinlandliga 1st ↑
2009–10 Oberliga Südwest V 7th
2010–11 Oberliga Südwest 19th ↓
2011–12 Rheinlandliga VI 2nd
2012–13 Rheinlandliga 8th
2013–14 Rheinlandliga 8th
2014–15 Rheinlandliga 4th
2015–16 Rheinlandliga 7th
2016–17 Rheinlandliga
Promoted Relegated


  1. ^ Grüne, Hardy (2001). Vereinslexikon. Kassel: AGON Sportverlag ISBN 3-89784-147-9
  2. ^ Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv (in German) Historical German domestic league tables
  3. ^ – Ergebnisse (in German) Tables and results of all German football leagues

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