Stuttgarter Kickers

Stuttgarter Kickers is a German association football club that plays in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, founded on 21 September 1899 as FC Stuttgarter Cickers.

Stuttgarter Kickers
Stuttgarter Kickers Logo.svg
Full nameSportverein Stuttgarter Kickers e.V.
Nickname(s)Die Kickers, Die Blauen (The Blues),
Die Blauen-Götter (The Blue-Gods)
Founded21 September 1899; 123 years ago (21 September 1899)
GroundGazi-Stadion auf der Waldau
PresidentRainer Lorz
Head coachMustafa Ünal
LeagueOberliga Baden-Württemberg
WebsiteClub website


In its early years the club had a decent local squad that played in the Südkreis-Liga, Kreisliga Württemberg and then in the Bezirksliga Württemberg. With the reorganization of German football during the Third Reich in 1933, the team – now known as SV Stuttgarter Kickers – found itself in the Gauliga Württemberg, one of sixteen top tier regional leagues established in the country during that time. It continued to have good results locally, but was unable to impress beyond its own area. In the final year of World War II the Kickers fielded a combined wartime squad with Sportfreunde Stuttgart.

Historical chart of Stuttgarter Kickers league performance

After the war the club resumed play in the Oberliga Süd and performed as a mid-table team early on. By 1950 it had slipped to the lower half of the table with a seemingly solid grip in 14th place, constantly struggling to avoid relegation throughout the decade. Kickers spent the early 60s in tier II football, but after the formation of the Bundesliga, Germany's new professional league, in 1963, the club was moved to the Regionalliga Süd. In 1974, that league went professional and became the 2. Bundesliga. Between 1963 and the late 1980s the team had varying results, but finally stabilized in the upper half of the standings toward the end of that period. It has one losing appearance to its credit in the DFB-Pokal in 1987 and in 1988–89 it made it to the Bundesliga for the first time. It ended a run of 28 years as a second division outfit. The team was immediately relegated after a 17th-place finish, but continued to deliver some of its best performances. Die Blauen advanced to the semi-finals of the 2000 DFB-Pokal and then had a second turn in the Bundesliga in 1991–92, but with the same result as its earlier time up. Over the next decade the club played largely in the second division, before slipping to the Regionalliga Süd (III) in 2001, where they remained until 2008, when a tenth-place finish narrowly qualified them for the new 3. Liga. They finished last (20th) in the 3. Liga in 2008–09 and were relegated to the Regionalliga Süd. After three seasons at Regionalliga level, the Kickers returned to the 3. Liga in 2012 where they played for four seasons until relegation at the end of 2015–16, now dropping down to the Regionalliga Südwest. In 2018 they were relegated once more to the Oberliga Baden-Württemberg.

Other departmentsEdit

The Stuttgarter Kickers also have handball, athletics, table tennis, cheerleading, and lacrosse departments. The association is also recognized for its training of football referees and other game officials. They had a field hockey department too, which in 1957 became independent under the name of HTC Stuttgarter Kickers.


Current squadEdit

As of 2 March 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   GER Thomas Bromma
2 DF   GER Malte Moos
3 DF   GER David Kammerbauer
4 DF   ITA Denis Zagaria
5 DF   GER Theo Rieg
6 MF   CRO Ivo Čolić
8 MF   ITA Luigi Campagna
10 FW   GER Kevin Dicklhuber
11 MF   GER Marian Riedinger
13 MF   GER Benedikt Landwehr
14 MF   AUT Markus Obernosterer
15 MF   GER Nico Blank
16 GK   GER Maximilian Otto
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 MF   GER Konrad Riehle
18 DF   GER Niklas Kolbe
19 DF   GER Ruben Reisig
20 FW   NED Mijo Tunjić
21 GK   GER Ramon Castellucci
22 FW   GER David Braig
23 DF   GER Nik Rudloff
24 MF   GER Niklas Benkeser
25 MF   GER Paul Polauke
29 FW   KOS Lirim Hoxha
30 FW   MAR Mohamed Baroudi
35 DF   GER Julian Leist

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player

Current staffEdit

  Mustafa Ünal Head coach
  Yannick Dreyer Assistant manager
  Corey Chapman Athletics trainer
  Ümit Şahin Goalkeeping coach
  Christian Mauch Team doctor

Reserve teamEdit

The Stuttgarter Kickers II, historically also known as Stuttgarter Kickers Amateure, have been playing in the Oberliga Baden-Württemberg since 2000. Previously, the team fluctuated between the Landesliga and Verbandsliga Württemberg.

The reserve team squad:[2]

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   GER Manuel Schneck
2 DF   GER Robin Faber
3 DF   GER Emmanuel Apler
4 DF   GER Marvin Jäger
5 MF   GER Valentin Vochatzer
6 MF   CRO David Barisic
7 MF   GER Sven Bode
8 MF   GER Maximilian Wojcik
9 FW   GER Leander Vochatzer
11 FW   GER Niklas Pollex
12 MF   GER Janis Lamatsch
No. Pos. Nation Player
13 DF   GER Marcel Strobel
14 MF   ZIM Felix Metzler
16 MF   GER Marc Tiryaki-Zeeb
17 MF   BIH Omar Pasagic
18 MF   TOG Shaibou Oubeyapwa
19 MF   GER Maximilian Eiselt
20 DF   GRE Georgios Doufas
21 DF   GER Noah Sautter
22 FW   GRE Anastasios Ketsemeridis
23 DF   ITA Marco Romano
30 GK   GER Cedric Veser


  • Dieter Märkle (Head Coach)
  • Danijel Baric (Assistant Coach)
  • Erol Sabanov (Goalkeeper Coach)
  • Ümit Sahin (Goalkeeper Coach)
  • Jan Mayer (Fitness Coach)


The club's honours:

Recent seasonsEdit

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


Promoted Relegated

Presidential historyEdit

The club's presidents:[5]

  • 1900–1900 Hans Schröder
  • 1900–1900 Hans Spandau
  • 1900–1901 Gustav Dreher
  • 1901–1902 Richard Dürr
  • 1902–1904 Viktor Mäulen
  • 1904–1905 Gustav Dreher
  • 1905–1908 Alfred Hezel
  • 1908–1911 Hans Trapp
  • 1911–1912 Anton Salg
  • 1912–1919 Hans Trapp
  • 1919–1921 Albert Mann
  • 1921–1926 Friedrich Häussermann
  • 1927–1929 Max Maurer
  • 1929–1934 Gotthilf Waizenegger
  • 1934–1937 Karl Umgelter
  • 1937–1945 Hermann Kurz
  • 1945–1948 Eugen Grau
  • 1948–1950 Richard "Molly" Schauffele
  • 1950–1951 Max Maurer
  • 1951–1952 Wilhelm Reuter
  • 1952–1955 Dr. Erich Häussermann
  • 1955–1957 Erich Scriba
  • 1957–1957 Philipp Metzler
  • 1957–1958 Hermann Ulrich
  • 1958–1960 Albrecht Brunst
  • 1960–1960 Willi Knörzer
  • 1960–1962 Albrecht Brunst
  • 1962–1963 Gottfried Sälzer
  • 1963–1967 Helmuth Bauer
  • 1967–1979 Walter Queissner
  • 1979–2003 Axel Dünnwald-Metzler
  • 07/2003 – 03/2007 Hans Kullen
  • 03/2007 – 07/2009 Dirk Eichelbaum
  • 07/2009 – 11/2010 Edgar Kurz
  • since 12 January 2010 Prof. Dr. Rainer Lorz

Coaching historyEdit

The club's coaches:[6]


  1. ^ "Stuttgarter Kickers".
  2. ^ Kader U23 (in German), accessed: 20 February 2014
  3. ^ Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv (in German) Historical German domestic league tables, accessed: 20 September 2014
  4. ^ – Ergebnisse (in German) Tables and results of all German football leagues, accessed: 20 September 2014
  5. ^ (in German), accessed: 3 May 2017
  6. ^ Stuttgarter Kickers .:. Trainer von A-Z (in German), accessed: 17 September 2011

External linksEdit