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SpVgg Ansbach
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Full name Spielvereinigung Ansbach 1909 e.V.
Founded 1909
Ground Sportpark Ansbach
(Capacity: 5,000)
Chairman Gert Link
Manager Horst Diller
League Oberliga Bayern (V)
2008-09 12th
Home colours
Away colours

SpVgg Ansbach is a German football club from the city of Ansbach, Bavaria.

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History

The club roots go back to the 1909 formation of a football department within the gymnastics club Turnverein 1860 Ansbach. The team disappeared for a period of three years during World War I but was re-formed in 1917 as the independent club Sportverein 1909 Ansbach by the footballers of TV and 1. FC 1912 Ansbach. A highlight of the club's early years came in 1928 with the capture of the A-Klasse Mittelfranken title and subsequent promotion playoff win over 1. FC Zirndorf that advanced the club to the second tier Kreisliga where they would compete until 1937.

Following World War II most organizations in the country, including sports and football clubs, were dissolved by occupying Allied authorities. The club was re-established in 1945 as Sportverein Ansbach out of the membership of a number of local sports clubs. On November 30, 1948, the association was re-named Turn- und Sportverein Ansbach and, in 1951, the footballers went their own way again as Spielvereinigung 1909 Ansbach.

The team advanced to the fourth tier 2. Amateurliga Bayern in 1953 for a single season, and after being sent down, promptly returned in 1955. They played at that level until sent down through league restructuring in the early 60s. The club qualified for DFB Pokal (German Cup) play for the first time in 1981 and advanced out of the first round by defeating FSV Pfaffenhofen 1-0. In the next round they were soundly thrashed by second division side Stuttgarter Kickers (0:13). Ansbach returned briefly to fourth tier play in the Landesliga Bayern-Mitte in 1985 and again qualified to participate in the opening round of the DFB Pokal the same year where they were put out 0-3 by SV Waldhof Mannheim.

SpVgg spent eleven seasons in the Landesliga with a fifth place in 1993 as its best result, but was then relegated to the Bezirksoberliga Mittelfranken in 1996. This lasted for only one season, earning promotion straight back and returning to thr Landesliga as a much more competitive side.

Ansbach enjoyed their best successes to date in the late 90s as they won promotion first to the Oberliga Bayern (IV) in 1999, and two seasons later, to the Regionalliga Süd (III). However, they had a difficult time in the third tier, and after a 12 game winless streak and a next to last place finish, the team was sent down.

The club continued to struggle after being sent down and narrowly missed relegation in each of the next two campaigns. They were finally relegated to the Landesliga Bayern (V) after a 15th place finish in 2004-05. Ansbach promptly rebounded and on the strength of a division title and promotion round victories over SpVgg Bayern Hof and FC Kempten is again competing in the Oberliga Bayern (IV).

Honours

Recent managers

Manager Start Finish
Wolfgang Bartusch 20 November 1995 (managed the club during its Regionalliga season)
Hans-Jürgen Brunner 1 July 2003 12 December 2004
Reiner Eisenberger 1 July 2007 present

Recent seasons

Year Division Position
1999-2000 Oberliga Bayern (IV) 10th
2000-01 Oberliga Bayern 1st ↑
2001-02 Regionalliga Süd (III) 17th ↓
2002-03 Oberliga Bayern (IV) 13th
2003-04 Oberliga Bayern 14th
2004-05 Oberliga Bayern 15th ↓
2005-06 Landesliga Bayern-Mitte (V) 8th
2006-07 Landesliga Bayern-Mitte 1st ↑
2007-08 Oberliga Bayern (IV) 13th
2008-09 Oberliga Bayern (V) 12th
2009-10 Oberliga Bayern

Stadium

Since 1976 the club has played its home matches at the Sportpark Ansbach which has a capacity of 5,000 (1,000 seats).

DFB Cup appereances

The club has qualified for the first round of the German Cup three times:

Season Round Date Home Away Result Attendance
DFB Cup 1980-81 First round [1] 28 August 1980 SpVgg Ansbach FSV Pfaffenhofen 1-0
Second round [2] 4 October 1980 Stuttgarter Kickers SpVgg Ansbach 13-0
DFB Cup 1985-86 First round [3] 24 August 1985 SpVgg Ansbach Waldhof Mannheim 0-2
DFB Cup 2008-09 First round [4] 10 August 2008 SpVgg Ansbach Karlsruher SC 0-5 4,000

External links

Sources

  • Grüne, Hardy (2001). Vereinslexikon. Kassel: AGON Sportverlag ISBN 3-89784-147-9
  • Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv historical German domestic league tables (in German)
  • eufo.de European football club profiles and current team rosters
  • Deutschlands Fussball in Zahlen 2001/02 (German) Yearbook of German football - SpVgg Ansbach entry, publisher: DSFS, page 144 - 145

References

  1. ^ DFB-Pokal 1980/1981 » 1. Runde Weltfussball.de, accessed: 6 November 2008
  2. ^ DFB-Pokal 1980/1981 » 2. Runde Weltfussball.de, accessed: 6 November 2008
  3. ^ DFB-Pokal 1985/1986 » 1. Runde Weltfussball.de, accessed: 6 November 2008
  4. ^ DFB-Pokal 2008/2009 .:. 1. Runde: SpVgg Ansbach - Karlsruher SC Weltfussball.de, accessed: 3 November 2008
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