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FC Astoria Walldorf

FC Astoria Walldorf is a German association football club from the town of Walldorf, Baden-Württemberg.

FC Astoria Walldorf
FC Astoria Walldorf logo.svg
Full nameFußball-Club Astoria Walldorf e.V.
Founded15 February 1995
GroundFC-Astoria Stadion
ChairmanWilhelm Kempf
ManagerMatthias Born
LeagueRegionalliga Südwest (IV)
2017–18Regionalliga Südwest, 11th
WebsiteClub website

The club is named after John Jacob Astor, who was born in Walldorf in 1763 and later emigrated to the United States where he became a successful businessman. His descendants, founders of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, generously supported the town of Walldorf and the new football club, formed in 1908, was named Astoria in his honour.[1]


The club was formed on 15 February 1995 through the union of the 1. FC 08 Walldorf and the football department of SG Walldorf Astoria 02.[1] The new club advanced to the Verbandsliga Nordbaden (V) in 2001. Winning the Verbandsliga in 2007, the club was promoted to the Oberliga Baden-Württemberg.

Like TSG 1899 Hoffenheim the club is supported by Dietmar Hopp, the founder of software maker SAP. Hopp initiated negotiations to merge FC Astoria Walldorf, TSG Hoffenheim, and SV Sandhausen to create FC Heidelberg 06 with the long-term objective of reaching the Bundesliga, Germany's first division league. The talks were abandoned in 2005 due to the resistance of the latter two clubs, and the failure to agree on whether the new side's stadium should be located in Heidelberg or Eppelheim.

A North Baden Cup win in 2013–14 earned the club the right to enter the first round of the 2014–15 DFB-Pokal, the German Cup, for the first time. In the same season the club also won the Oberliga title and earned promotion to the tier four Regionalliga Südwest for the first time.


The club's honours:

Current squadEdit

As of 28 January 2017

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

No. Position Player
1   GK Jürgen Rennar
2   DF John Malanga
4   DF Pascal Pellowski
5   DF Jannik Mohr
6   DF Timo Weber
8   MF Yakub Polat
9   FW Nicolai Groß
10   MF Timo Kern
11   FW André Becker
12   GK Dominik Sandritter
13   DF Jonas Kiermeier
14   MF Ugurtan Kizilyar
17   MF Patrick Geist
No. Position Player
18   FW David Etzold
19   DF Marcus Meyer
20   MF Niklas Horn
21   DF Tabe Nyenty
22   FW Marcel Carl
23   DF Benjamin Hofmann
24   DF Thorben Stadler
25   MF Andreas Schön
27   MF Nico Hillenbrand
28   MF Steffen Haas
31   FW Christopher Hellmann
33   GK Denis Wieszolek

Recent managersEdit

Recent managers of the club:[2]

Manager Start Finish
Roland Dickgießer 1 July 2007 30 August 2011
Thomas Erlein
Guido Streichsbier 2 October 2011 30 June 2014
Matthias Born 1 July 2014 Present

Recent seasonsEdit

The recent season-by-season performance of the club:[3][4]


Promoted Relegated


FC Astoria Walldorf plays its home matches in the FC-Astoria stadium which features a natural turf field and two artificial turf fields. During the 2006 World Cup the facility was used as the training ground of the Costa Rican national side.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Warum heißen die so? Heute: FC Astoria Walldorf" [Where does their name mean? Today: FC Astoria Walldorf]. (in German). German Football Association official results website. 8 December 2011. Archived from the original on 22 January 2014. Retrieved 26 March 2016.
  2. ^ FC Astoria Walldorf .:. Trainer von A-Z (in German), accessed: 17 September 2011
  3. ^ Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv (in German) Historical German domestic league tables
  4. ^ - Ergebnisse (in German) Tables and results of all German football leagues
  5. ^ FC-Astoria Stadion Archived 7 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine (in German), accessed: 17 September 2011

External linksEdit