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SGS Essen are a German association football club based in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia. The team was founded in 2000 as a merger of VfB Borbeck and SC Grün-Weiß Schönebeck. The club is renowned for the women's football team, which plays in the Bundesliga.

SGS Essen
SGS Essen logo.svg
Full name Sportgemeinschaft Essen-Schönebeck 19/68 e. V.
Founded 2000; 18 years ago (2000)
Ground Stadion Essen
Ground Capacity 20,000
Chairman Ulrich Meier
Head coach Markus Högner
League Bundesliga
2017–18 5th

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HistoryEdit

On 21 March 1973 SC Grün-Weiß Schönebeck established its women's section. After playing for several years in lower leagues, Schönebeck was promoted to the Verbandsliga (III) in 1992. They played in this league until 1999 with an intermezzo in 1996–97, when the club participated for a year in the Regionalliga (II). The promotion to the Regionalliga in 1999 was followed by five years of football in that league until Schönebeck gained promotion to the Bundesliga in 2004.

In the 2002–03 season the club had struggled in the Regionalliga and the aim for the 2003–04 season was to qualify for the 2. Bundesliga, starting in the next season. They won their league though and after a successful qualification round gained promotion to the highest league in German women's football. Since Schönebeck has established itself in the Bundesliga, generally achieving mid-table results. The best result was a 5th place in 2008–09. The team has reached the German cup semi-finals in 2007 and 2010.

The club's biggest success came by reaching the cup final of the 2013–14 DFB-Pokal (women).

Current squadEdit

As of 28 August 2017[1]

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 Lisa Weiß
4   MF Jana Feldkamp
5   DF Isabel Hochstein
7   DF Sarah Freutel
8   MF Manjou Wilde
9   FW Kirsten Nesse
10   MF Linda Dallmann
11   DF Irini Ioannidou
12   GK Jil Strüngmann
16   MF Jacqueline Klasen
17   FW Nicole Anyomi
18   DF Lena Ostermeier
No. Position Player
19   MF Laura Radke
21   MF Ina Lehmann
22   DF Nina Brüggemann
23   MF Sara Doorsoun
24   FW Lea Schüller
27   DF Marina Hegering
33   FW Turid Knaak
  MF Ramona Petzelberger
  MF Alida Dzaltur
  DF Alina Busshuven
  GK Kim Sindermann

Former playersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bundesliga (SGS I) - Der Frauenfussball-Bundesligist aus Essen". www.sgs-essen.de. Retrieved 28 August 2017. 

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