Bonner SC

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Bonner SC
Bonner SC logo.svg
Full nameBonner Sport-Club 01/04 e.V.
Founded1965
GroundSportpark Nord
Capacity10,164
ChairmanMatthias Möseler
ManagerDaniel Zillken
League Regionalliga West (IV)
2018–19 14th
Website Club website

Bonner SC is a German association football club based in Bonn. The club was formed in 1965 through the merger of Bonner FV and Tura Bonn. Its former women's football department won the German national championship in 1975.

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History

Bonner FV was founded in 1901 and was known early on as the "Club of Academics" because many of its leaders and members were teachers and professors. The side achieved good results as a tier II team prior to World War II, playing in the tier one Gauliga Mittelrhein at times. In 1959, FV won the Verbandsliga Mittelrhein (III) championship and moved up to 2nd Oberliga West (Division Two West).

Tura was formed in 1925 through a merger of the clubs FC Normannia and FC Borussia and drew its membership from the working class. The combined side's lineage also included the club FC Regina Bonn founded in 1904. Like Bonner FV, Tura played as a tier II team and their greatest success was in winning the 1962 west German amateur championship and their subsequent appearance in the national amateur final, which they lost 0:1 to SC Tegel. Since its founding in 1965, Bonner SC has played as a tier III or IV side except for a handful of seasons spent in various level II leagues between 1966–67 and 1976–77.

Cuban connection

In 1999, the club drew a lot of attention when then owner Hans-Robert Viol signed the complete Cuba national football team for the remainder of the season with the approval of Cuban leader Fidel Castro, who ordered the players to remain amateurs and only be paid pocket money. [1] They were the first 15 Cuban football players to have a spell abroad during the Castro regime and only four of them were expected to play in the Germans fourth tier side. [2]

In 2000–01, they fell as low as Verbandsliga Mittelrhein (V). Despite the drought of success, Bonner SC were able to muster-up a phenomenal season in the NRW-Liga in the 2008–09 season and become champions leading to their promotion back to the Regionalliga for the 2009–10 Season.

The club had to declare insolvency in July 2010 and was therefore unable to enter the Regionalliga. The team, Euro 7 million in debt, was also barred from entering the NRW-Liga as it could not provide the necessary guarantees to prove it would be able to survive financially. Having declared insolvency after the start of the new season, the side could only enter the league below, the Mittelrheinliga, under the condition of being automatically relegated at the end of season, which it declined and paused for a year. Bonner SC entered the tier seven Landesliga Mittelrhein 1 for the 2011–12 season. [3]

From 2014 to 2016 Bonner SC played in the fifth tier of the league system, the Mittelrheinliga. In the 2015–16 season the club won the league and earned promotion to Regionalliga West.

Current squad

As of 15 February 2018 [4]

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

No.PositionPlayer
2 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg DF Adis Omerbasić
3 Flag of Germany.svg DF Markus Wipperfürth
4 Flag of Germany.svg DF Mario Weber
5 Flag of Germany.svg DF Babacar M'Bengue
7 Flag of Greece.svg FW Evangelos Skraparas
8 Flag of Germany.svg MF Bernard Mwarome
9 Flag of Germany.svg FW Marcel Kaiser
10 Flag of Nigeria.svg FW Aloy Ihenacho
11 Flag of Germany.svg MF Kelana Noah Mahessa
12 Flag of Germany.svg DF Cedrik Mvondo
13 Flag of Germany.svg FW Robin Schmidt
15 Flag of Germany.svg MF Kris Fillinger
No.PositionPlayer
17 Flag of Germany.svg FW Daniel Somuah
18 Flag of Germany.svg DF Nico Perrey
19 Flag of Germany.svg FW Kenan Dünnwald
20 Flag of Germany.svg MF Dario Schumacher (Captain)
21 Flag of Germany.svg DF David Theodor Winke
23 Flag of Germany.svg DF Sebastian Hirsch
27 Flag of Latvia.svg MF Cebrails Makreckis
33 Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg GK Jens Fikisi
36 Flag of Germany.svg GK Robin Benz
50 Flag of Germany.svg GK Andy Hubert
53 Flag of Germany.svg MF Burak Gencal
- Flag of Germany.svg MF Carlo Cavalar

Staff

As of 8 April 2020 [5]

Honors

The club's honours:

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References

  1. The Cubans are coming – The Guardian
  2. Quince futbolistas cubanos, prestados al Bonner, de la 4ª división alemana – El País (in Spanish)
  3. Bei Insolvenz ein Jahr Pause (in German) www.reviersport.de, published: 18 July 2010, accessed: 19 August 2011
  4. "Kader" (in German). Bonner SC. Archived from the original on 5 November 2016. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  5. "Funktionsstab" (in German). Bonner SC. Archived from the original on 15 February 2018. Retrieved 15 February 2018.