Tennis Borussia Berlin

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Tennis Borussia Berlin
Tennis Borussia Berlin logo.svg
Full name Tennis Borussia Berlin e.V.
Nickname(s) TeBe,
Veilchen (Violets)
Founded 9 April 1902
Ground Mommsenstadion
Ground Capacity 15,005
Chairman Andreas Voigt
Trainer Daniel Volbert
League NOFV-Oberliga Nord (V)
2014–15 1st – Berlin-Liga (VI)

Tennis Borussia Berlin is a German football club based in BerlinWestend.


The team was founded in 1902 as Berliner Tennis- und Ping-Pong-Gesellschaft Borussia taking its name from its origins as a tennis and ping-pong club. Borussia is a Latinised version of Prussia and was a widely used name for sports clubs in the former state of Prussia. In 1903 the club took up football and quickly developed a rivalry with Berlin's leading side Hertha BSC. In 1913 the club changed its name to Berliner Tennis Club Borussia. They won their first city league championship in 1932 in the Oberliga Berlin-Brandenburg and repeated the feat in 1941, this time by defeating Hertha (8–2) in the Gauliga Berlin-Brandenburg.

After World War II and into the early 1950s, TeBe emerged as Berlin's top side but were unable to keep up their form and earn selection to the Germany's new professional league, the Bundesliga, formed in 1963. The team played in tier II leagues throughout the 60s and 70s with the exception of two short-lived forays into the Bundesliga in 1974–75 and 1976–77. Most of the 1980s were spent playing in the third tier Oberliga Berlin.

Through most of its history TeBe has been afflicted by financial problems but has always managed to hang on while many other of Berlin's clubs folded or disappeared in mergers. In 1997–98, a deep-pocketed sponsor brought expensive new talent to the team as they made a run at a return to 2. Bundesliga, which they achieved, winning the Regionalliga Nordost. While initially successful, the bid collapsed in 2000 as the team's finances failed. They were refused a license and were forcibly relegated[1] to the Regionalliga Nord (III) where they finished last in 2000–01 and so slipped further still to the NOFV-Oberliga Nord (IV) the following season.

Finally, in 2000, the club had adopted its current name "Tennis Borussia Berlin", as the club had always been known under this moniker and to avoid being mistaken as a tennis club. It continued playing in the fourth tier – fifth after the introduction of the 3. Liga in 2008 – until 2009, when they won the Oberliga championship and gained promotion again to the Regionalliga Nord. After running into financial difficulties once again, the club went into administration and dropped back down to the NOFV-Oberliga Nord (V) for the 2010–11 season.[2] Seen as one of the pre-season favourites for a second successive relegation, they managed to reach the relegation playoffs at the end of the campaign, but finally lost out 3–1 to SC Borea Dresden over two legs to be relegated to the sixth tier of the German football league system, the Berlin-Liga, for the first time in their history.[3][4][5]

Current squad[edit]

As of 5 June 2015
No. Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Kempf, AngeloAngelo Kempf      Germany
2 Defender Bruckmann, TimoTimo Bruckmann      Germany
3 Midfielder Bebua, JabaJaba Bebua      Georgia
4 Midfielder Ozvatan, OzgurÖzgür Özvatan      Turkey
6 Midfielder Hartmann, LennartLennart Hartmann      Germany
7 Defender Kuche, SaschaSascha Kuche      Germany
8 Forward Touré, Mohamed SalounMohamed Saloun Touré      Germany
9 Forward Fuß, MichaelMichael Fuß      Germany
10 Defender Fritsche, FabianFabian Fritsche      Germany
11 Midfielder Hendschke, BenjaminBenjamin Hendschke      Germany
13 Forward Raychouni, RamyRamy Raychouni      Germany
14 Midfielder Chamkhi, HamdiHamdi Chamkhi      Tunisia
15 Midfielder Niroomand, KianKian Niroomand      Iran
16 Forward Enani, WaledWaled Enani      Egypt
17 Midfielder Bongartz, DanielDaniel Bongartz      Germany
18 Defender Turan, ErtanErtan Turan      Turkey
19 Midfielder Hatzipanagiotou, AthanasiosAthanasios Hatzipanagiotou      Greece
20 Midfielder Podrygała, PatrickPatrick Podrygała      Poland
22 Forward El-Moghrabi, ArafaArafa El-Moghrabi      Germany
23 Defender Matt, NicolaiNicolai Matt      Germany
24 Defender Brecht, BeneBene Brecht      Germany
28 Goalkeeper Pruschke, KilianKilian Pruschke      Germany
31 Goalkeeper Hinz, MichaelMichael Hinz      Germany
Midfielder Gassen, DenizDeniz Gassen      Germany
Goalkeeper Koch, DanielDaniel Koch      Germany

League positions since 1964[edit]

Year Division (Tier) Position
1963–64 Regionalliga Berlin (II) 2nd
1964–65 Regionalliga Berlin (II) 1st
1965–66 Regionalliga Berlin (II) 2nd
1966–67 Regionalliga Berlin (II) 2nd
1967–68 Regionalliga Berlin (II) 2nd
1968–69 Regionalliga Berlin (II) 3rd
1969–70 Regionalliga Berlin (II) 2nd
1970–71 Regionalliga Berlin (II) 4th
1971–72 Regionalliga Berlin (II) 4th
1972–73 Regionalliga Berlin (II) 3rd
1973–74 Regionalliga Berlin (II) Promoted to the Bundesliga 1st
1974–75 Bundesliga (I) Relegated to the 2. Bundesliga Nord 17th
1975–76 2. Bundesliga Nord (II) Promoted to the Bundesliga 1st
1976–77 Bundesliga (I) Relegated to the 2. Bundesliga Nord 17th
1977–78 2. Bundesliga Nord (II) 10th
1978–79 2. Bundesliga Nord (II) 11th
1979–80 2. Bundesliga Nord (II) 13th
1980–81 2. Bundesliga Nord (II) Relegated to the Amateur Oberliga Berlin 17th
1981–82 Amateur-Oberliga Berlin (III) 1st
Year Division (Tier) Position
1982–83 Amateur-Oberliga Berlin (III) 3rd
1983–84 Amateur-Oberliga Berlin (III) 2nd
1984–85 Amateur-Oberliga Berlin (III) Promoted to the 2. Bundesliga 1st
1985–86 2. Bundesliga (II) Relegated to the Amateur Oberliga Berlin 19th
1986–87 Amateur-Oberliga Berlin (III) 2nd
1987–88 Amateur-Oberliga Berlin (III) 2nd
1988–89 Amateur-Oberliga Berlin (III) 8th
1989–90 Amateur-Oberliga Berlin (III) 3rd
1990–91 Amateur-Oberliga Berlin (III) 1st
1991–92 NOFV-Oberliga Nord (III) 4th
1992–93 NOFV-Oberliga Nord (III) Promoted to the 2. Bundesliga 1st
1993–94 2. Bundesliga (II) Relegated to the Regionalliga Nordost 19th
1994–95 Regionalliga Nordost (III) 4th
1995–96 Regionalliga Nordost (III) 1st
1996–97 Regionalliga Nordost (III) 6th
1997–98 Regionalliga Nordost (III) Promoted to the 2. Bundesliga 1st
1998–99 2. Bundesliga (II) 6th
1999–00 2. Bundesliga (II) Forcibly relegated to the Regionalliga Nord 13th
2000–01 Regionalliga Nord (III) Relegated to the NOFV-Oberliga Nord 19th
Year Division (Tier) Position
2001–02 NOFV-Oberliga Nord (IV) 2nd
2002–03 NOFV-Oberliga Nord (IV) 4th
2003–04 NOFV-Oberliga Nord (IV) 5th
2004–05 NOFV-Oberliga Nord (IV) 4th
2005–06 NOFV-Oberliga Nord (IV) 5th
2006–07 NOFV-Oberliga Nord (IV) 3rd
2007–08 NOFV-Oberliga Nord (IV) 6th
2008–09 NOFV-Oberliga Nord (V) Promoted to the Regionalliga Nord 1st
2009–10 Regionalliga Nord (IV) Forcibly relegated to the NOFV-Oberliga Nord 15th
2010–11 NOFV-Oberliga Nord (V) Relegated to the Berlin-Liga 14th
2011–12 Berlin-Liga (VI) 11th
2012–13 Berlin-Liga (VI) 8th
2013–14 Berlin-Liga (VI) 4th
2014–15 Berlin-Liga (VI) 1st
2015–16 NOFV-Oberliga Nord (V)

Notable players[edit]

Past (and present) players who are the subjects of Wikipedia articles can be found here.



  1. ^ Reserve team
  2. ^ No title awarded, as no date for the final replay could be fixed.

Women's football[edit]


  1. ^ Bossmann, Berries (6 June 2000). "DFB verweigert TeBe die Lizenz". Die Welt (in German). Retrieved 7 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Färber, Michael (21 May 2010). "Tennis Borussia Berlin stellt Insolvenzantrag". Berliner Morgenpost (in German). Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  3. ^ Wolf, Matthias (14 June 2011). "Unter Tränen in die S-Bahn-Klasse". Berliner Zeitung (in German). Retrieved 14 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Borea jubelt über den Klassenerhalt". MDR (in German). 12 June 2011. Retrieved 12 June 2011. 
  5. ^ Gustke, Axel (11 June 2011). "Letzte Chance für Tennis Borussia". Der Tagesspiegel (in German). Retrieved 13 June 2011. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 52°30′01″N 13°15′50″E / 52.50028°N 13.26389°E / 52.50028; 13.26389