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SG Sonnenhof Großaspach (German: Sportgemeinschaft Sonnenhof Großaspach e.V.), commonly known as Sonnenhof Großaspach, is a German professional football club based in Aspach, Baden-Württemberg. The club play in the 3. Liga, which is the third tier of football in the country.

SG Sonnenhof Großaspach
SG Sonnenhof Großaspach logo.svg
Full nameSportgemeinschaft Sonnenhof Großaspach e.V.
Short nameSG
Founded25 August 1994; 25 years ago (1994-08-25)
GroundMechatronik Arena
Capacity10,001
ChairmanWerner Benignus
ManagerOliver Zapel
League3. Liga
2018–193. Liga, 15th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

HistoryEdit

 
Historical chart of Sonnenhof Großaspach's league performance

The club was formed in 1994 through the union of Spvgg Großaspach and FC Sonnenhof Kleinaspach. The sports club has 1,300 members and, in addition to its football side, has departments for bowling, gymnastics, and table tennis. The term Sonnenhof in the club name comes from the local hotel Sonnenhof in which the meeting was held that resulted in the FC Sonnenhof Kleinaspach was formed.[1]

The footballers have been twice promoted in recent years and reached the Oberliga Baden-Württemberg (IV) in 2005, playing there as a lower table side. In 2008–09, the club achieved its greatest success yet, winning the league and earning the right for promotion to the Regionalliga Süd, where they played until 2012, when the club entered the new Regionalliga Südwest. In 2009, the club qualified for the first time for the first round of the German Cup but was knocked out by VfB Stuttgart after a 1–4 loss, leading 1–0 until the 55th minute.[2]

In 2012–13, the club qualified again for the first round of the German Cup but was knocked out by FSV Frankfurt after a 1–2 loss.[3] The club celebrated its greatest success in 2014 when it won the Regionalliga Südwest and qualified for the promotion round to the 3. Liga, where it overcame VfL Wolfsburg II and earned promotion to the league.

HonoursEdit

SG Sonnenhof Großaspach honours
Type Competition Titles Seasons/Years
Domestic Regionalliga Südwest 1 2013–14
Oberliga Baden-Württemberg 2008–09
Württemberg Cup 2008–09
Verbandsliga Württemberg 2004–05
Landesliga Württemberg 2001–02

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 24 August 2019[4]

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 Maximilian Reule
2   DF Niklas Sommer
3   DF Ken Gipson
4   DF Korbinian Burger
5   DF Julian Leist (captain)
6   MF Sebastian Bösel
7   FW Panagiotis Vlachodimos
8   MF Onur Ünlüçifçi
9   FW Eric Hottmann (on loan from VfB Stuttgart II)
10   MF Joel Gerezgiher
11   MF McKinze Gaines
13   FW Kai Brünker
15   DF Dennis Slamar
17   FW Jonas Meiser
18   FW Timo Röttger
No. Position Player
19   MF Marco Hingerl
21   DF Jonas Behounek
22   FW Dominik Martinović
24   MF Charmaine Häusl
25   DF Kai Gehring
26   MF Jamil Dem
27   DF Michael Vitzthum
28   FW Dimitry Imbongo
29   GK Constantin Frommann (on loan from SC Freiburg)
30   DF Dan-Patrick Poggenberg
34   MF Nicolas Jüllich
35   GK David Nreca-Bisinger

PersonnelEdit

StatisticsEdit

Recent seasonsEdit

This is the list of recent season-by-season performance of the club since 2001–02 season:[6][7]

  • With the introduction of the Regionalligas in 1994 and the 3. Liga in 2008 as the new third tier, below the 2. Bundesliga, all leagues below dropped one tier. In 2012, the number of Regionalligas was increased from three to five with all Regionalliga Süd clubs except the Bavarian ones entering the new Regionalliga Südwest.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Warum heißen die so? Heute: SG Sonnenhof Großaspach" [Where does their name mean? Today: SG Sonnenhof Großaspach]. Fussball.de (in German). 26 May 2012. Archived from the original on 22 January 2014.
  2. ^ "DFB-Pokal 2009/2010 » 1. Runde » SG Sonnenhof Großaspach - VfB Stuttgart 1:4" [DFB-Pokal 2009/2010 » 1. Round » SG Sonnenhof Großaspach - VfB Stuttgart 1:4]. Weltfussball.de (in German). 1 August 2009.
  3. ^ "DFB-Pokal 2012/2013 » 1. Runde » SG Sonnenhof Großaspach - FSV Frankfurt 1:2" [DFB-Pokal 2012/2013 » 1. Round » SG Sonnenhof Großaspach - FSV Frankfurt 1:2]. Weltfussball.de (in German). 17 August 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Team" (in German). SG Sonnenhof Großaspach.
  5. ^ "SG Sonnenhof Großaspach » Trainerhistorie" [SG Sonnenhof Großaspach » Coach history]. Weltfussball.de (in German).
  6. ^ "Das deutsche Fußballarchiv (1900–heute)" [The German football archive (1900–today)]. F-archiv.de (in German).
  7. ^ "FUSSBALL.DE - Die Heimat des Amateurfußballs" [FUSSBALL.DE - The home of amateur football]. Fussball.de (in German).

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