SV Sandhausen

Sportverein Sandhausen 1916 e.V., commonly known as simply SV Sandhausen or Sandhausen, is a German association football club that plays in Sandhausen, immediately to the south of Heidelberg in Baden-Württemberg.

SV Sandhausen
SV Sandhausen.svg
Full nameSportverein Sandhausen 1916 e.V.
Founded1916; 104 years ago (1916)
GroundBWT-Stadion am Hardtwald
ChairmanJürgen Machmeier
Head coachUwe Koschinat
League2. Bundesliga
2019–202. Bundesliga, 10th of 18
WebsiteClub website
Current season

The club's greatest success came in 2011–12 when it won the 3. Liga and earned promotion to the 2. Bundesliga for the first time.


Historical chart of Sandhausen league performance after WWII

After a shaky start financially, the club advanced steadily through the lower leagues until it earned promotion to the Bezirksliga Rhein-Saar in 1931, but only played for a single season at that level before descending again. In 1943, it was merged with TSV Walldorf and VfB Wiesloch to form the wartime squad KSG Walldorf-Wiesloch. The combined squad was dissolved at the end of the conflict and SG Sandhausen was reestablished as an independent club late in 1945. A half dozen years later it re-claimed its original name. Sandhausen played football in the Landesliga or 2.Amateurliga until 1956 when it advanced to the 1.Amateurliga Nordbaden. In 1977, the team finished runner up in the German amateur championship and progressed to the Oberliga Baden-Württemberg in 1978 where it consistently earned finishes in the upper half of the table. Sandhausen claimed three Oberliga titles through the 1980s and the German Amateur Championship in 1993. It won back-to-back Oberliga titles in 1995 and 2000 and, with its latest title in 2007, gained promotion to the Regionalliga Süd (III).

Negotiations held in late 2005 and on into early 2006 to merge Sandhausen with TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and FC Astoria Walldorf to create FC Heidelberg 06 were abandoned due to resistance to the idea on the part of both Sandhausen and Walldorf, and the failure to agree on whether the new side's stadium should be located in Heidelberg.

The 2007–08 season was a success for the club, being in contention for 2. Bundesliga promotion almost until the end of season and comfortably qualifying for the new 3. Liga. In 2012, the club won the 3. Liga and thus promotion to the 2. Bundesliga. The club finished its inaugural 2. Bundesliga season in a relegation position but was saved when MSV Duisburg was refused a licence and played a much stronger 2013–14 campaign, finishing 12th.


Current squadEdit

As of 9 October 2020[1]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   AUT Martin Fraisl
2 DF   RUS Aleksandr Zhirov
3 DF   GER Diego Contento
5 MF   GER Marlon Frey
6 MF   GER Denis Linsmayer
7 MF   GER Philip Türpitz
9 FW   GER Daniel Keita-Ruel
10 FW   GER Julius Biada
11 FW   MAR Aziz Bouhaddouz
13 GK   GER Rick Wulle
14 DF   GER Tim Kister
15 GK   GER Philipp Heerwagen
16 FW   GER Kevin Behrens
17 MF   GER Erik Zenga
18 DF   GER Dennis Diekmeier (captain)
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 MF   DEN Nikolas Nartey (loan from Stuttgart)
20 MF   GER Emanuel Taffertshofer
21 MF   VEN Enrique Peña Zauner
22 DF   GER Gerrit Nauber
23 DF   GER Nils Röseler
24 DF   GER Philipp Klingmann
26 MF   KVX Besar Halimi
27 MF   GER Robin Scheu
29 MF   CRO Ivan Paurević
30 DF   GER Sören Dieckmann
33 DF   GER Alexander Rossipal
35 FW   GER Alexander Esswein
37 MF   MAR Anas Ouahim
40 GK   GER Benedikt Grawe


The club's honours:

  • Won by reserve team.

Recent managersEdit

Recent managers of the club:[2]

Manager Start Finish
Hans-Jürgen Boysen 1 April 2001 30 June 2002
Willi Entenmann 1 July 2002 16 October 2002
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Günter Sebert 1 June 2004 30 August 2005
Gerd Dais 1 September 2005 23 February 2010
Frank Leicht 25 February 2010 13 September 2010
Pavel Dotchev 13 September 2010 14 February 2011
Gerd Dais 17 February 2011 19 November 2012
Hans-Jürgen Boysen 20 November 2012 30 June 2013
Alois Schwartz 1 June 2013 29 June 2016
Kenan Kocak 5 July 2016 8 October 2018
Uwe Koschinat 15 October 2018

Recent seasonsEdit

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

Promoted Relegated


  1. ^ "Unser team" [Our team] (in German). SV Sandhausen. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  2. ^ SV Sandhausen .:. Trainer von A-Z (in German) Retrieved 18 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

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