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Sportverein 19 Straelen e.V., commonly known as simply SV 19 Straelen or SV Straelen, is a German association football club from Straelen, North Rhine-Westphalia. The club was established in 1919 and today has nearly 2,400 members with departments for athletics, badminton, basketball, gymnastics, handball, karate, swimming, and volleyball.

SV Straelen
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Full nameSportverein 19 Straelen e.V.
Founded1919
GroundSportplatz Römerstraße
Capacity2,300
ChairmanHermann Tecklenburg
ManagerMarkus John
LeagueOberliga Niederrhein
2018–19Regionalliga West, 16th (relegated)
WebsiteClub website

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HistoryEdit

Long an unheralded local side, Sportverein Straelen first won promotion to the fourth tier Oberliga Nordrhein in 1996. The team finished just inside the relegation zone the following season, but avoided being sent down when the second team side of KFC Uerdingen, which had finished ahead of SV, folded due to the loss of the club's sponsor. After their retrieve, Straelen had a three-year stay at the Oberliga level that ended with a 17th place finish in 2001. During this period the team earned an appearance in the opening round of the DFB-Pokal (German Cup) following a 1999 regional cup win.[1]

SV returned to the Oberliga Nordrhein (IV) in 2006 on the strength of a Verbandsliga Niederrhein (V) title. In 2007–08, the club clearly missed the qualifying criteria for the new Oberliga Nordrhein-Westfalen, coming last in the league. In an odd twist, while the first team was relegated to the Verbandsliga, the reserve team achieved promotion from the Landesliga at the same time. For this reason, the club fields both teams in the same league in the 2008–09 season, a novelty at this level of play.[2]

The club was promoted to the Regionalliga West after winning the Oberliga Niederrhein in 2017–18, but was relegated the following season.

HonoursEdit

The club's honours:

StadiumEdit

SV Straelen play their home fixtures at Sportplatz Römerstraße, which has a seating area and general admission grandstand with a capacity of 2,300.

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 23 March 2019[3]

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 David Buchholz
2   DF Yodan Kim
4   DF Babacar M'Bengue
5   MF Ahmad Jafari
6   MF Marvin Tenbült
7   DF Jannik Stevens
8   MF Drilon Istrefi
9   FW Shun Terada
10   MF Aram Abdelkarim
11   FW Randy Grens
14   MF Meguru Odagaki
15   DF Adli Lachheb
No. Position Player
17   DF Patrick Ellguth
18   DF Denis Sitter
19   DF Jasper Löffelsend
22   GK Keisuke Ishibashi
23   MF Kai Schwertfeger
24   MF Fabio Simoes Ribeiro
27   MF Florian Schikowski
30   GK Stefan Hüpen
31   MF Björn Kluft
32   MF Julian Andres Suaterna
33   MF Kevin Weggen (captain)
  MF Selman Sevinç

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Grüne, Hardy (2001). Vereinslexikon. Kassel: AGON Sportverlag ISBN 3-89784-147-9
  2. ^ Table of the Niederrheinliga 2008–09 Fussball.de, accessed: 6 November 2008
  3. ^ https://www.fupa.net/club/sv-straelen/team/m1

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