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SV Meppen is a German association football club playing in Meppen, Lower Saxony. The club was founded on 29 November 1912 as Amisia Meppen and joined Männer-Turnverein Meppen on 8 February 1920 to form TuS Meppen 1912. The football branch left TuS Meppen in 1921 to create a separate club called Sport Verein Meppen 1912 e.V.. SV Meppen spent a total of 11 years in the 2. Bundesliga.

SV Meppen
SV Meppen Logo.svg
Full nameSportverein Meppen 1912 e.V.
Nickname(s)SVM
Founded29 November 1912; 106 years ago (1912-11-29)
GroundHänsch-Arena
Capacity13,696
ChairmanAndreas Kremer
ManagerChristian Neidhart
League3. Liga
2018–1913th
Current season

Contents

HistoryEdit

 
Historical chart of SV Meppen league performance after WWII

The footballers have had a relatively a quiet history playing in III and IV level circles, winning their first title of any sort when they claimed the Amateurliga Lower Saxony (IV) championship in 1961. They claimed a second title there in 1968 and then qualified for the Regionalliga Nord (II) in 1972. After league re-structuring in 1974 the team played in the Oberliga Nord (III) where they won the championship in 1987 and then emerged out the promotion playoffs to join the 2. Bundesliga.

Generally, the side ended up mid-table there with their best finishes being 7th in 1994 and 6th in 1995. Meppen played their way into the final eight of the 1997 DFB-Pokal competition on the strength of a memorable 6–1 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt. The club's eleven-year run on the professional circuit ended in 1998 and they began a slide that landed them in the Oberliga Nord (V) where they have played the last half dozen seasons burdened by ongoing financial problems. During the new century SV Meppen was passed through to the Niedersachsenliga (5th division). They won the Niedersachsenliga championship and advanced to the Regionalliga Nord.

HonoursEdit

The club's honours:

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 3 July 2019[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 Jeroen Gies
3   DF Janik Jesgarzewski
4   MF Julian Von Haacke (on loan from Darmstadt 98)
5   DF Jovan Vidović
6   DF Marco Komenda
7   DF Hassan Amin
8   MF Thilo Leugers
9   FW Nico Granatowski
10   MF Martin Wagner
12   GK Matthis Harsman
14   FW Leon Demaj
15   MF Markus Ballmert
16   MF Jannik Hoormann
17   MF Max Kremer
No. Position Player
18   FW Sven Goldschmidt
20   MF Marius Kleinsorge
22   MF Steffen Puttkammer
23   FW Luka Tankulić
24   FW Deniz Undav
25   MF Patrick Posipal
27   DF David Vržogić
29   FW Hilal El-Helwe
31   DF Marcel Gebers
32   GK Erik Domaschke
37   DF Fabian Senninger
38   MF Mirco Born (on loan from SV Sandhausen)
  FW René Guder
  MF Marcus Piossek

StadiumEdit

The "MEP-Arena" is located in northern Meppen on Lathener Strasse. Construction on the site was finished in 1924 and the stadium was named "Hindenburg Stadion" two years later. In 1992 the stadium was renamed "Emsland-Stadion". A sponsorship deal in 2011 currently has the stadium branded as "MEP-Arena". The stadium's largest ever crowd of 18,000 spectators watched SV Meppen play a 1982 friendly against FC Barcelona and their famous Argentinian striker Diego Maradona. Today the stadium has a capacity of 13,696.

LiteratureEdit

  • Hans Vinke: Die Meppen-Story, Geschichte eines Fußball-Phänomens, 1997, ISBN 3-927099-56-2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Herren". SV Meppen. Retrieved 30 July 2018.

External linksEdit