- Bergisch Gladbach 09
Football club infobox
clubname = Bergisch Gladbach 09
fullname = SV Bergisch Gladbach 09 e.V.
founded = 1909
ground = Belkaw-Arena
capacity = 10,500
chairman = Rudolf Bauch
manager = Lars Leese
season = 2007-08
Oberliga Nordrhein(IV), 17th (relegated)
Bergisch Gladbach 09 is a German football from the city of
Bergisch Gladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia.
The club was established in 1909 as "Fußball Club Bergisch Gladbach" and was joined that same year by the membership of "FC Montania Bergisch-Gladbach". On 22 January 1919, "FC" merged with "Turn- und Sportverein der Firma J. W. Zanders Bergisch Gladbach" to form "Sport-Verein Bergisch Gladbach". This club merged with "VfL Gronau" in 1936. The team emerged out of lower tier play into the Landesliga Rheinbezirk in 1948, and in the following season, into the 2. Liga-West (II). Following league reorganization in 1952, "FC" settled into the Amateurliga Mittelrhein (III) where they first took a group title within the division in 1953 before moving on to capture the national amateur final 3:2 over "Homberger SV". This led to a first round
DFB-Pokal(German Cup) appearance in 1954, which was followed by additional Amateurliga Mittelrhein group titles in 1955, 1956, and 1958. "FC" was unable to match its earlier success and the team's performance fell off entering into the 60s. They played as a lower table third division side into the early 70s.
A 1973 merger with "SSG Bergisch Gladbach" - itself newly formed out of the union of "SV Blau-Weiss 1962 Hand", "SV Katterbach", and "Sportfreunde Paffrath" - failed to improve the club's fortunes and "SSG" slipped to lower level competition. The club has since made sporadic appearances in the Oberliga Nordrhein (IV) (1987-88, 1996-98, 2003-04) most recently returning to fourth tier play in 2006. In
2007Bergisch Gladbach decided to drop "SSG" from its name. The club changed its name again in April 2008to SV Bergisch Gladbach 09, though it is called Bergisch Gladbach 09 most of the time. Onfield the club has recently dropped to the 6th level division Verbandsliga Mittelrhein.
"Bergisch Gladbach" fielded a very successful women's side that has a record nine national titles to its credit, as well as three women's DFB-Pokal wins. Though the club has produced 18 players who played for the German national team,
Silvia Neidis by far the most famous former player of the club. The women's football department left the club in 1996 to become part of " TuS Köln rrh".
German amateur champions: 1953
Landesliga Mittelrheinchampions: 1995
Verbandsliga Mittelrheinchampions: 1996, 2006
* German champions: 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1988, 1989
* DFB-Pokal winners: 1981, 1982, 1984
* [http://www.bergischgladbach09.de/ Official team site]
* Grüne, Hardy (2001). Vereinslexikon. Kassel: AGON Sportverlag ISBN 3-89784-147-9
* [http://www.f-archiv.de/ Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv] historical German domestic league tables (in German)
* [http://www.eufo.de/football/ger/ssg_bach.htm eufo.de] European football club profiles and current team rosters
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