SV Wehen Wiesbaden

SV Wehen Wiesbaden is a German association football club based in Wiesbaden, Hesse. Since the beginning of the 2007–08 season the club no longer plays its home games in Taunusstein, where they were originally located. In the summer of 2007 Wiesbaden was added to the original name of SV Wehen. The club currently competes in the 3. Liga.

SV Wehen Wiesbaden
SV Wehen Wiesbaden logo.svg
Full nameSportverein Wehen 1926 – Taunusstein e. V. (organisation)
Sportverein Wehen 1926 Wiesbaden GmbH (company)
Founded1 January 1926; 94 years ago (1926-01-01)
GroundBRITA-Arena
Capacity13,500
ChairmanMarkus Hankammer
ManagerRüdiger Rehm
League3. Liga
2019–202. Bundesliga, 17th of 18 (relegated)
WebsiteClub website
Current season

HistoryEdit

Amateur Football (1926–1994)Edit

 
Historical chart of Wehen Wiesbaden league performance after WWII

The club was founded under the name of SV Wehen 1926 – Taunusstein in 1926 and disbanded by the Nazi government in 1933, although the football department was maintained by playing occasional friendly matches until 1939. The club re-established itself in 1946, following World War II. They operated both first and reserve teams from the beginning, with their first team competing in local amateur division, the B-Klasse Wiesbaden. The club's first youth team was established in 1955 and they subsequently started to use their own talented young players to strengthen the first team. By the mid-1970s, the youth department was split in ten teams with more than 150 players and a women's team was first established in 1984. Wehen won the Hessenpokal in 1988, 1996 and 2000, which gave them berths in the German Cup in those years.[1]

Third Tier and upwards (1994–)Edit

 
Historical logo of SV Wehen Taunusstein

In 1994, the third tier of German football underwent a reform which resulted in the elevation of the Regionalliga. Wehen had finished seventh in the Oberliga Hessen in the previous year and thus became a founding member of the Regionalliga Süd. In spite of its relegation in 1995, the club managed to establish itself in the newly-founded league over the next ten years.

At the end of the 2006–07 season, Wehen finished first and earned promotion to the 2.Bundesliga. Its first second-tier season saw the club finish eighth and the inauguration of its current home, Brita-Arena. In spite of a berth in the DFB Pokal quarterfinals, Wehen was relegated to the 3. Liga in 2009, which would remain the club's division for the next ten seasons.[2]

Wehen achieved a third-place finish at the end of the 2018–19 season and thereby qualified for the promotion playoffs to the 2.Bundesliga against FC Ingolstadt. After a 1–2 defeat in their home game, the team managed to carry a 3–2 victory on Ingolstadt's turf. Advancing on away goals, Wehen was promoted to the 2. Bundesliga for only the second time in club history.[3] However, the club experienced a difficult 2019-20 season and finished in 17th place, fielding the league's worst defence with 65 goals conceded. Along with Dynamo Dresden, Wehen were relegated after just one season in the second tier.[4]

HonoursEdit

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 5 October 2020[5]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   GER Tim Boss
3 DF   GER Ahmet Gürleyen (on loan from Mainz 05)
4 DF   GER Sascha Mockenhaupt
5 DF   GER Benedikt Röcker
6 MF   GER Tobias Schwede
7 MF   GER Gianluca Korte
8 FW   GER Johannes Wurtz
9 FW   GER Phillip Tietz
10 MF   POL Sebastian Mrowca (captain)
11 FW   GER Maurice Malone (on loan from Augsburg)
13 DF   CRO Jakov Medić (on loan from Nürnberg)
15 MF   GER Paterson Chato
16 MF   GER Tim Walbrecht (on loan from Hannover 96)
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 DF   GER Florian Carstens (on loan from St. Pauli)
18 MF   GER Marc Lais
19 DF   GER Michel Niemeyer
20 DF   GER Moritz Kuhn
21 FW   GER Benedict Hollerbach
22 MF   GER Marvin Ajani
25 DF   GER Dennis Kempe
26 GK   GER Matthias Hamrol
27 DF   GER Michael Guthörl
31 GK   GER Arthur Lyska
32 FW   GER Stefan Aigner
37 MF   GER Ben Bischof

Recent managersEdit

Recent managers of the club:[6]

Manager Start Finish
Manfred Petz 1 July 1997 12 May 1998
Bruno Hübner 12 May 1998 30 June 1998
Martin Hohmann 1 July 1998 30 October 1998
Werner Orf 1 November 1999 6 May 2000
Gerd Schwickert 7 May 2000 3 November 2002
Djuradj Vasic 4 November 2002 16 October 2006
Christian Hock 17 October 2006 30 June 2007
Djuradj Vasic 2 July 2007 20 August 2007
Christian Hock 21 August 2007 17 December 2008
Wolfgang Frank 19 December 2008 23 March 2009
Hans Werner Moser 24 March 2009 9 February 2010
Gino Lettieri 10 February 2010 15 February 2012
Peter Vollmann February 2012 21 October 2013
Marc Kienle 28 October 2013 12 April 2015
Christian Hock 12 April 2015 30 June 2015
Sven Demandt 1 July 2015 7 March 2016
Torsten Fröhling 14 March 2016 6 February 2017
Rüdiger Rehm 13 February 2017 present

Recent seasonsEdit

The recent season-by-season performance of the club:[7][8]

Season Division Tier Position
1999–2000 Regionalliga Süd III 13th
2000–01 Regionalliga Süd 11th
2001–02 Regionalliga Süd 6th
2002–03 Regionalliga Süd 7th
2003–04 Regionalliga Süd 7th
2004–05 Regionalliga Süd 3rd
2005–06 Regionalliga Süd 3rd
2006–07 Regionalliga Süd 1st ↑
2007–08 2. Bundesliga II 8th
2008–09 2. Bundesliga 18th ↓
2009–10 3. Liga III 15th
2010–11 3. Liga 4th
2011–12 3. Liga 16th
2012–13 3. Liga 7th
2013–14 3. Liga 4th
2014–15 3. Liga 9th
2015–16 3. Liga 16th
2016–17 3. Liga 7th
2017–18 3. Liga 4th
2018–19 3. Liga 3rd ↑
2019–20 2. Bundesliga II 17th ↓
2020–21 3. Liga III
Key
Promoted Relegated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SV Wehen Wiesbaden – History". svwehen-wiesbaden.de. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  2. ^ "SV Wehen Wiesbaden Historie". svwehen-wiesbaden.de. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  3. ^ "SVWW: Aufsteiger dank "einzigartigem Kampf"". kicker.de. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Nach Zweitliga-Abstieg: Zehn Abgänge bei Wehen Wiesbaden". Süddeutsche Zeitung. Retrieved 20 November 2020.
  5. ^ "SV Wehen Wiesbaden – Kader". svwehen-wiesbaden.de. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  6. ^ SV Wehen Wiesbaden .:. Trainer von A-Z (in German) weltfussball.de. Retrieved 10 December 2011
  7. ^ Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv (in German) Historical German domestic league tables. Retrieved 20 September 2014
  8. ^ Fussball.de – Ergebnisse (in German) Tables and results of all German football leagues. Retrieved 20 September 2014

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