Sportfreunde Lotte

VfL Sportfreunde Lotte is a German association football club from Lotte, North Rhine-Westphalia. The football team is part of a sports club with approximately 1400 members and departments for handball, walking, gymnastics, and swimming, as well as other activities.

VfL Sportfreunde Lotte
Logo SF Lotte.svg
Full nameVerein für Laufspiele Sportfreunde
Lotte e.V. von 1929
Nickname(s)Blau-Weiß
Founded1929; 91 years ago (1929)
GroundFrimo Stadion
Capacity10,059
ChairmanHans-Ulrich Saatkamp
ManagerImke Wübbenhorst
LeagueRegionalliga West
2018–1918th (3. Liga, relegated)
WebsiteClub website
Current season

HistoryEdit

The association was established as the gymnastics club Turnverein Lotte in 1929. After World War II the club was re-established as VfL Sportfreunde Lotte on 9 February 1946 and was built around football and handball departments.

 
Historical chart of Sportfreunde Lotte league performance

Lotte reached the Verbandsliga Westfalen (V) in 1996 and after a title there in 2004 were promoted to the Oberliga Westfalen (IV), later Regionalliga West. They won that league in 2012–13 but lost the promotion play-off to RB Leipzig. In 2013–14, the club finished in second place. They won the Regionalliga West once more in 2015–16 and, after defeating Waldhof Mannheim in the play-off, earned promotion to the 3. Liga for the first time.[1] On 18 May 2019, they were relegated back to the Regionalliga.[2]

Sportfreunde plays their home matches in the Frimo Stadion (formerly the Sportpark am Lotter Kreuz) which holds 10,059 spectators.

HonoursEdit

The club's honours:

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 4 January 2020

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 Tom Planitz
3 DF   GER Dimitrios Ioannidis (on loan from Fortuna Sittard)
4 DF   TUR Sertan Yigenoglu
5 DF   GER Luca Menke
6 MF   GER Timo Brauer
7 MF   JPN Ryoya Ito
8 MF   GER Dino Bajric
9 FW   GER Conrad Azong
10 MF   GER Leon Demaj
11 FW   GER Rami Kanjo
12 DF   ITA Nino Lacagnina
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 MF   GER Mika Becker
18 FW   GER Selim Ajkic
19 FW   GER Bennet van den Berg
22 MF   GER Marvin Wema
23 MF   GER Exauce Andzouana
24 GK   GER Jhonny Peitzmeier
27 DF   CRO Filip Lišnić
29 FW   GER Drilon Demaj
31 DF   GER Justin Plautz
36 DF   GER Jakob Duhme

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player

Notable coachesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Regensburg, Lotte und Zwickau steigen in die 3. Liga auf" (in German). Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Absteiger Sportfreunde Lotte" (in German). 18 May 2019. Retrieved 18 May 2019.

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