SV Türkgücü-Ataspor München
|Ground||Bezirksportanlage an der Heinrich-Wieland-Str. 100|
|League||Landesliga Bayern-Südost (VI)|
The club, which is based in the Turkish community of Munich, was formed in 2009 in a merger of Türkischer SV 1975 München and ATA Spor München. Türkischer SV 1975, in turn, succeeded SV Türk Gücü München in 2001 when the later became insolvent. Türk Gücü was a successful third-division side in the second half of the 1980s and the early 1990s, when the club aimed as high as the German second division, without quite getting there. Satellite television, in the form of live football broadcasts from Turkey and a loss of identity within the Turkish community in Munich however led to the eventual demise of the club.
SV Türk Gücü
The club was formed in 1975 by a handful of Turkish migrant workers in Munich, then under the name of SV Türk Gücü München (English: Turkish Power Munich). Originally, the football team played in the lowest tiers of Munich amateur football, something that changed from 1983 onwards, when a number of wealthy Turkish businessmen took over the running of the club. The club found the Bezirksportanlage am Krehlebogen as a permanent home ground and was able to establish a youth department.
Türk Gücü, as the club was commonly referred to, earned a number of promotions, culminating in a 3–1 promotion decider victory over VfR Neuburg, played in front of 3,000 spectators, which earned the club entry to the fourth division Landesliga Bayern-Süd.
After its promotion to the Landesliga, Türk Gücü strengthened its team with non-Turkish players and, under coach Peter Grosser, the club won promotion to the Bayernliga in 1988, with future professionals like Gerry Hillringhaus and Thomas Kristl in the team. Türk Gücü was an instant success in Bavaria's highest football league, coming sixth in its first season, where it attracted as many as 12,000 spectators in the games against TSV 1860 Munich. The club was able to draw on up to 1,000 fans to travel with the team to away games. Hillringhaus, a goally, scored Germany's goal of the month for September 1989 in a Bayernliga game against MTV Ingolstadt.
The club under chairman Ergun Berksoy, rivaled in its success in the German Turkish community only by Türkiyemspor Berlin, begun to aim even for professional football, hoping to earn promotion to the 2. Bundesliga. But the club was not able to live up to its ambitions. It finished seventh in the league in the following year, followed by a twelfth place in 1991 and relegation in 1992 after a bitter 4–3 defeat on penalties in the relegation decider against SC 08 Bamberg.
Fundamental changes started to affect the club. Support for the team had steadily declined, one reason being the large number of non-Turkish players in the club which affected the identification of the local Turkish population with the club. The other was the rise of Satellite television. Being able to watch Turkish giants Beşiktaş, Galatasaray and Fenerbahçe live on TV greatly reduced the number of Turkish people interested in seeing a third- or fourth-division side on the field and, consequently, the clubs financial means. Nevertheless, the clubs significance in Bavarian football was demonstrated in the fact that the Bavarian Football Associations fiftieth anniversary book had its own two-page article on Türk Gücü, something only awarded to Bavarian giants FC Bayern, TSV 1860, 1. FC Nürnberg and rising star SpVgg Unterhaching.
After the 1995–96 season Türk Gücü came second-last and fell to the fifth tier of German football. The club came close promotion once more in 1998, when it finished second in its league but lost to 1. FC Nürnberg Amateure in the first round of the promotion matches.
The glory days of Türk Gücü were definitely over now and, in 2001, having become insolvent, the football department left to form Türkischer SV 1975 München.
The new team was uncompetitive in the Landesliga in 2001–02, finishing second last, with only SV Lohhof behind it, another club who had only recently played at much higher level. The team spent three seasons in the tier six Bezirksoberliga Oberbayern before another relegation in 2005 took it down to Bezirksliga level.
The side played in the eastern division of this league, the Bezirksliga Oberbayern-Ost, but again as a lower table side and another relegation followed in 2008, the season ATA Spor München entered the league and finished fifth.
Türkischer SV spent its last season before the merger, 2008–09, in the tier-nine Kreisliga 3 Schmid, where it achieved its only single-digit league finish in its eight season existence.
ATA Spor München was formed in 1981.
Unlike Türk Gücü, ATA Spor had never climbed the heights of Bavarian amateur football and promotion from the tier-eight Kreisliga followed by two seasons in the Bezirksliga just before the merger were the clubs most successful era.
On 19 May 2009, ATA Spor and Türkischer SV merged to form SV Türkgücü-Ataspor in an effort to combine the strength of the two clubs and form a strong side in the eastern suburbs of Munich. The new club had a membership of approximately 500 people.
In 2013, the club finished second and, via the promotion round, earned promotion to the Landesliga Bayern-Südost.
The club's honours:
- Landesliga Bayern-Süd
- Champions: (2) 1988, 1994
- Runners-up: 1998
- Bezirksliga Oberbayern-Ost
- Runners-up: 2013
SV Türk Gücü
|2001–02||Landesliga Bayern-Süd||V||19th ↓|
|2004–05||Bezirksoberliga Oberbayern||15th ↓|
|2007–08||Bezirksliga Oberbayern-Ost||15th ↓|
|2008–09||Kreisliga 3 Schmid||IX||5th|
|2004–05||Kreisliga 2 Moossmann||VIII||4th|
|2005–06||Kreisliga 2 Moossmann||8th|
|2006–07||Kreisliga 3 Schmid||2nd ↑|
|2012–13||Bezirksliga Oberbayern-Nord||VII||2nd ↑|
- With the introduction of the Bezirksoberligas in 1988 as the new fifth tier, below the Landesligas, all leagues below dropped one tier. 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. With the establishment of the Regionalliga Bayern as the new fourth tier in Bavaria in 2012 the Bayernliga was split into a northern and a southern division, the number of Landesligas expanded from three to five and the Bezirksoberligas abolished. All leagues from the Bezirksligas onwards were elevated one tier.
|↑ Promoted||↓ Relegated|
- News announcement on the merger (in German) SV Türkgücü-Ataspor website, accessed: 19 July 2011
- 50 Jahre Bayrischer Fussball-Verband, p. 184-185
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- Goal of the month September 1989 (in German) sportschau.de – Video of the goal, accessed: 19 July 2011
- Die Bayernliga 1945–97, p. 127
- 50 Jahre Bayerischer Fussball-Verband
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- Die Deutsche Liga-Chronik seit 1945, p. I 122
- Deutschlands Fussball in Zahlen – Die Saison 2000/2001, p. 242
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- Bezirksoberliga Oberbayern tables and results (in German) Manfreds Fussball Archiv, accessed: 19 July 2011
- Bezirksliga Oberbayern-Ost tables and results (in German) Manfreds Fussball Archiv, accessed: 19 July 2011
- Kreisliga 3 Schmid 2008–09 BFV website, accessed: 19 July 2011
- Bezirksliga Oberbayern-Nord tables and results (in German) Manfreds Fussball Archiv, accessed: 19 July 2011
- Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv (in German) Historical German domestic league tables
- Fussball.de – Ergebnisse (in German) Tables and results of all German football leagues
- Die Bayernliga 1945–97 (in German) DSFS, published: 1998
- Die Deutsche Liga-Chronik 1945–2005 (in German) History of German football from 1945 to 2005 in tables, publisher: DSFS, published: 2006
- 50 Jahre Bayrischer Fussball-Verband (in German) 50-year-anniversary book of the Bavarian FA, publisher: Vindelica Verlag, published: 1996