SSV Reutlingen 05

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SSV Reutlingen 05
Full name Sport- und Schwimmverein Reutlingen 05 e.V.
Nickname(s) Die Nullfünfer (The 05s)
Founded 9 May 1905
Ground Stadion an der Kreuzeiche
Ground Capacity 15,228
Chairman Karsten Amann
Head coach Georgi Donkov [1]
League Oberliga Baden-Württemberg (V)
2014–15 9th
Website Club home page

SSV Reutlingen 05 is a German association football club from Reutlingen, Baden-Württemberg.


The club was founded as FC Arminia Reutlingen and was renamed SV Reutlingen 1905 in 1910. The club fused with 1. Schwimmverein 1911 to form the current side in 1938.

Reutlingen became a decent regional side in the years after World War II, two second-place finishes in the Oberliga (I) in 1950 and 1955 being the highlight, and earned a place in the second tier Regionalliga Süd in 1963 when Germany's new top flight professional league, the Bundesliga, was formed. After a second-place finish in their division in 1965, SSV took part in the Bundesliga promotion rounds, but the fates pitted them against two teams that would go on to become the league's most storied sides: FC Bayern Munich and Borussia Mönchengladbach were playing for the right to make their Bundesliga debuts that year. Reutlingen was held to a 1–1 draw against Mönchengladbach on their home ground, but were then crushed 0–7 away, and finished a point behind them in their group.

Reutlingen continued to play second division football until the early 1970s when they dropped into the Amateur Oberliga Baden-Württemberg (III), briefly even falling to fourth-tier Verbandsliga Württemberg. They would spend most of the next two-and-a-half decades at the third level before playing their way back to the second tier on the strength of a first-place finish in their division that began with a sixteen-game winning streak to open the season. Their three-year-long adventure in the 2. Bundesliga ended in 2003 after the team was penalized six points for financial irregularities the previous year and simply could not make up that big a difference. They were then denied a license to play in the third division Regionalliga Süd and were forced down to Oberliga Baden-Wurttemberg (IV).

The team finished in first place in the Oberliga Baden-Wurttemberg in 2005–06 and returned to the Regionalliga Süd (III) for the 2006–2007 season. SSV remained in the third division for two years, narrowly missing promotion into the newly formed 3. Liga at the conclusion of the 2007–08 campaign. Without a place in this new national league, the Nullfünfer remained in the Regionalliga Süd — however, now as a fourth-tier side.

The 2008–09 and 2009–10 seasons saw SSV finish in the middle of the Regionalliga Süd table with disappointing early exits from the WFV-Pokal in both campaigns. The team fell further still at the conclusion of the 2009–10 season. Although finishing in 14th position in Regionalliga Süd, the team was denied a license to continue playing in the fourth division due to financial insolvency. The SSV competed in the fifth-tier Oberliga Baden-Württemberg since the 2010–11 season.[2]

The club won the 2014–15 edition of the Württemberg Cup, defeating FV Ravensburg in the final, and thereby qualified for the first round of the 2015–16 DFB-Pokal.

Here they met their local rivals Karlsruher SC at the Kreuzeiche on 8 August 2015. Surprisingly, the underdogs managed to eliminate the favourites from the 2. Bundesliga with a score of 3-1. The team from Karlsruhe conceded three penalties, each converted by Reutlingen´s team captain Giuseppe Ricciardi. Hereby, SSV Reutlingen qualified for the second round of the 2015-16 DFB-Pokal, where they are the only left over team from the fifth tier of German league football.

Current squad

As of 13 July 2015

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Germany GK Denis Grgic
2 Germany DF Heiko Schall
3 Croatia DF Ivan Ćosić
4 Germany DF Lukas Hartmann
5 Germany MF Rouven Wiesner
6 Germany MF Pierre Eiberger
7 Germany MF Denis Lübke
9 Germany MF Marc Golinski
10 Italy FW Domenico Botta
11 Germany FW Marcel Brandstetter
14 Germany MF Michael Renner
15 Germany MF Max Hölzli
No. Position Player
16 Germany MF Raphael Schaschko
17 Germany FW Bastian Bischoff
18 Germany FW Dominik Grauer
19 Turkey FW Mehmet Levet
20 Germany MF Tom Scheffel
21 Germany MF Andreas Maier
22 Germany GK Enes Durmaz
23 Germany MF Daniel Seemann
24 Germany MF Colin Bitzer
26 Germany MF Florian Feigl
27 Germany DF Sven Schimmel
28 Germany MF Andreas Frick


The club's honours:

  • There has been two separate incarnations of the Regionalliga Süd, one existing from 1963 to 1974 and the other from 1994 to 2012.

Recent managers

Recent managers of the club:[3]

Manager Start Finish
Frank Wormuth 1 July 2002 4 May 2003
Uwe Erkenbrecher 5 May 2003 30 June 2004
Peter Starzmann 1 July 2004 30 June 2008
Roland Seitz 1 July 2008 15 April 2010
Stefan Minkwitz 16 April 2010 30 April 2010
Lothar Mattner 1 July 2010 24 November 2011
Denis Lapaczinski 28 November 2011 31 December 2011
Murat Isik 1 December 2012 present

Recent seasons

The recent season-by-season performance of the club:[4][5]

Season Division Tier Position
1999–2000 Regionalliga Süd III 1st ↑
2000–01 2nd Bundesliga II 7th
2001–02 2nd Bundesliga 10th
2002–03 2nd Bundesliga 16th ↓
2003–04 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg IV 9th
2004–05 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg 3rd
2005–06 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg 1st ↑
2006–07 Regionalliga Süd III 11th
2007–08 Regionalliga Süd 12th
2008–09 Regionalliga Süd IV 12th
2009–10 Regionalliga Süd 18th ↓
2010–11 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg V 14th
2011–12 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg 8th
2012–13 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg 7th
2013–14 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg 7th
2014–15 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg 9th
2015–16 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg


  2. "SSV meldet Insolvenz an" (in German). 19 March 2010. Retrieved 22 July 2010. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "SSV Reutlingen .:. Trainer von A-Z" (in German). Retrieved 8 September 2011. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Historical German domestic league tables" (in German). <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Ergebnisse" (in German). <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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