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]


The fan movement started in the 80s when TeBe began having it's biggest successes. Despite their fall down the leagues the club still enjoys a relatively strong support. The fans consider themselves fiercely left-wing, and frequently the fans frequently cultivate the club's Jewish traditions as well actions against anti-Semitism, racism and homophobia.[6]

Current squad

As of 5 June 2015
No. Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Varrelmann, NikoNiko Varrelmann      Germany
3 Defender Aydin, EnesEnes Aydin      Turkey
4 Defender Larsen, MarcusMarcus Larsen      Germany
5 Defender Kuche, SaschaSascha Kuche      Germany
6 Midfielder Hartmann, LennartLennart Hartmann      Germany
7 Midfielder Erdil, KadirKadir Erdil      Germany
8 Midfielder Elezi, DurimDurim Elezi      Turkey
9 Forward Fuß, MichaelMichael Fuß      Germany
10 Forward Raychouni, RamyRamy Raychouni      Germany
11 Forward Aydin, MehmetMehmet Aydin      Turkey
12 Goalkeeper Riedel, DomenicDomenic Riedel      Germany
14 Midfielder Maaß, JeromeJerome Maaß      Germany
15 Midfielder Göth, TobiasTobias Göth      Germany
17 Defender Bongartz, DanielDaniel Bongartz      Germany
18 Defender Turan, ErtanErtan Turan      Turkey
19 Midfielder Tutic, BenjaminBenjamin Tutic      Germany
20 Defender Russow, StevenSteven Russow      Poland
21 Forward Kitzing, NicolaiNicolai Kitzing      Germany
22 Forward Siakam, WillWill Siakam      Germany
23 Defender Matt, NicolaiNicolai Matt      Germany
24 Forward Huke, SebastianSebastian Huke      Germany
25 Midfielder Bebua, JabaJaba Bebua      Germany
27 Midfielder Poznanski, ThomasThomas Poznanski      Germany
28 Midfielder Ulutürk, SerbülentSerbülent Ulutürk      Turkey
44 Goalkeeper Kempf, AngeloAngelo Kempf      Germany

League positions since 1963–64

The season-by-season performance of the team since 1963–64:[7][8]

Season Division Tier Position
1963–64 Regionalliga Berlin II 2nd
1964–65 Regionalliga Berlin 1st
1965–66 Regionalliga Berlin 2nd
1966–67 Regionalliga Berlin 2nd
1967–68 Regionalliga Berlin 2nd
1968–69 Regionalliga Berlin 3rd
1969–70 Regionalliga Berlin 2nd
1970–71 Regionalliga Berlin 4th
1971–72 Regionalliga Berlin 4th
1972–73 Regionalliga Berlin 3rd
1973–74 Regionalliga Berlin 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 11th
1979–80 2. Bundesliga Nord 13th
1980–81 2. Bundesliga Nord Relegated to the Amateur Oberliga Berlin 17th
Season Division Tier Position
1981–82 Amateur-Oberliga Berlin III 1st
1982–83 Amateur-Oberliga Berlin 3rd
1983–84 Amateur-Oberliga Berlin 2nd
1984–85 Amateur-Oberliga Berlin 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 2nd
1988–89 Amateur-Oberliga Berlin 8th
1989–90 Amateur-Oberliga Berlin 3rd
1990–91 Amateur-Oberliga Berlin 1st
1991–92 NOFV-Oberliga Nord 4th
1992–93 NOFV-Oberliga Nord 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 1st
1996–97 Regionalliga Nordost 6th
1997–98 Regionalliga Nordost Promoted to the 2. Bundesliga 1st
1998–99 2. Bundesliga II 6th
Season Division Tier Position
1999–00 2. Bundesliga II Forcibly relegated to the Regionalliga Nord 13th
2000–01 Regionalliga Nord III Relegated to the NOFV-Oberliga Nord 19th
2001–02 NOFV-Oberliga Nord IV 2nd
2002–03 NOFV-Oberliga Nord 4th
2003–04 NOFV-Oberliga Nord 5th
2004–05 NOFV-Oberliga Nord 4th
2005–06 NOFV-Oberliga Nord 5th
2006–07 NOFV-Oberliga Nord 3rd
2007–08 NOFV-Oberliga Nord 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 8th
2013–14 Berlin-Liga 4th
2014–15 Berlin-Liga 1st
2015–16 NOFV-Oberliga Nord V

Notable players

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


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  3. Wolf, Matthias (14 June 2011). "Unter Tränen in die S-Bahn-Klasse". Berliner Zeitung (in German). Retrieved 14 June 2011. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Borea jubelt über den Klassenerhalt". MDR (in German). 12 June 2011. Retrieved 12 June 2011. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Gustke, Axel (11 June 2011). "Letzte Chance für Tennis Borussia". Der Tagesspiegel (in German). Retrieved 13 June 2011. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv (German) Historical German domestic league tables, accessed: 21 December 2015
  8. Tennis Borussia Berlin (German), accessed: 21 December 2015

External links

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