Hertha BSC

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Hertha BSC
Hertha BSC Logo 2012.svg
Full nameHertha, Berliner Sport-Club e. V. [1]
Nickname(s)Die Alte Dame (The Old Lady) [2]
Founded25 July 1892;129 years ago (1892-07-25)
Ground Olympiastadion
Capacity74,649
Director of Sport Fredi Bobic
PresidentWerner Gegenbauer
Head coach Pál Dárdai
League Bundesliga
2020–21 Bundesliga, 14th of 18
Website Club website
Soccerball current event.svg Current season

Hertha, Berliner Sport-Club e. V., [1] commonly known as Hertha BSC (German pronunciation: [ˈhɛʁtaː beː ʔɛs t͡seː] ), [3] and sometimes referred to as Hertha Berlin, [4] Hertha BSC Berlin, [5] or simply Hertha, [5] is a German professional football club based in the locality of Westend of the borough of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf of Berlin. Hertha BSC plays in the Bundesliga, the top tier of German football. Hertha BSC was founded in 1892, and was a founding member of the German Football Association in Leipzig in 1900.

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The team won the German championship in 1930 and 1931. Since 1963, Hertha's stadium has been the Olympiastadion. The club is known as Die Alte Dame in German, which translates to "The Old Lady". [2] In 2002, the sports activities of the professional, amateur, and under-19 teams were separated into Hertha BSC GmbH & Co. KGaA. [6]

History

Early years

The club was formed in 1892 as BFC Hertha 92, taking its name from a steamship with a blue and white smokestack; one of the four young men who founded the club had taken a day trip on this ship with his father. [7] The name Hertha is a variation on Nerthus, referring to a fertility goddess from Germanic mythology.

The ship that gave name to the club. Hertha ship 1886 (1).JPG
The ship that gave name to the club.

Hertha performed consistently well on the field, including a win in the first Berlin championship final in 1905. [7] In May 1910, Hertha won a friendly match against Southend United, which was considered significant at the time, as England was where the game originated and English clubs dominated the sport. [7] However, their on-field success was not matched financially and in 1920 the staunchly working-class [8] Hertha merged with the well-heeled club Berliner Sport-Club to form Hertha Berliner Sport-Club. [7] The new team continued to enjoy considerable success in the Oberliga Berlin-Brandenburg, while also enduring a substantial measure of frustration. The team played its way to the German championship final in six consecutive seasons from 1926 to 1931, but was only able to win the title in 1930 and 1931 [7] with BSC leaving to become an independent club again after the combined side's first championship. Notwithstanding, Hertha emerged as the Germany's second most successful team during the inter-war years.

Play under the Third Reich

German football was re-organized under the Third Reich in 1933 into 16 top-flight divisions, which saw Hertha playing in the Gauliga Berlin-Brandenburg. The club continued to enjoy success within their division, regularly finishing in the upper half of the table and capturing the divisional title in 1935, 1937 and 1944. It faded from prominence, however, unable to advance out of the early rounds of the national championship rounds. Politically, the club was overhauled under Hitler, with Hans Pfeifer, a Nazi party member, being installed as president. [7] [9]

Postwar play

Historical chart of Hertha BSC league performance after WWII Hertha BSC Performance Chart.png
Historical chart of Hertha BSC league performance after WWII

After World War II, occupying Allied authorities banned most organizations in Germany, including sports and football clubs. Hertha was re-formed late in 1945 as SG Gesundbrunnen and resumed play in the Oberliga Berlin – Gruppe C. The 36 teams of the first season of the post-war Oberliga Berlin were reduced to just a dozen the next year, and the club found itself out of first division football and playing in the Amateurliga Berlin. By the end of 1949, it had re-claimed their identity as Hertha BSC and earned a return to the top-flight.

Tensions between the western Allies and the Soviets occupying various sectors of the city, and the developing Cold War, led to chaotic conditions for football in the capital. Hertha was banned from playing against East German teams in the 1949–50 season after taking on several players and a coach who had fled the Dresden club SG Friedrichstadt for West Berlin. [7] A number of sides from the eastern half of the city were forced from the Oberliga Berlin to the newly established DDR-Liga beginning with the 1950–51 season.

Through the 1950s, an intense rivalry developed with Tennis Borussia Berlin. A proposal for a merger between the two clubs in 1958 was resoundingly rejected, with only three of the 266 members voting in favour. [7]

Being a major Berlin side, Hertha had fans in the entirety of Berlin, but following the division of the city, supporters in East Berlin found it both difficult and dangerous to follow the team. In interviews with long-time supporter Helmut Klopfleisch, he described his difficulties as a supporter in East Berlin. Klopfleisch came from the district of Pankow and attending his first home match as a young boy in 1954 he became an instant supporter. [10] He continued to attend home matches at the stadium, but with the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961, this became impossible. Despite this, he did not give up. By this time, Hertha played at the Stadion am Gesundbrunnen, nicknamed Die Plumpe. The stadium was located close enough to the Berlin wall for the sounds from the stadium to be heard over the wall. Thus, Klopfleisch and other supporters gathered behind the wall to listen to the home matches. When the crowd at the stadium cheered, Klopfleisch and the others cheered as well. [10] [11] [12] [13] Klopfleisch later came under suspicion by Stasi, the East German secret police. He was arrested and interrogated at numerous occasions. [12] He also had his passport confiscated and eventually lost his job as an electrician. [12] [14]

Entry to the Bundesliga

At the time of the formation of the Bundesliga in 1963, Hertha was Berlin's reigning champion and so became an inaugural member of the new professional national league. [15] In spite of finishing clear of the relegation zone, the team was demoted after the 1964–65 season following attempts to bribe players to play in the city under what had become decidedly unpleasant circumstances after the erection of the Berlin Wall. [15] This caused something of a crisis for the Bundesliga which wanted, for political reasons, to continue to have a team in its ranks representing the former capital. Through various machinations, this led to the promotion of SC Tasmania 1900 Berlin, which then delivered the worst-ever performance in Bundesliga history. Hertha managed a return to the premier German league in 1968–69 and developed a solid following, making it Berlin's favourite side. [16]

Hertha, however, was again soon touched by scandal through its involvement with several other clubs in the Bundesliga matchfixing scandal of 1971. In the course of an investigation of Hertha's role, it was also revealed that the club was 6 million DM in debt. Financial disaster was averted through the sale of the team's former home ground. [16]

In spite of this, the team continued to enjoy a fair measure of success on the field through the 1970s with a second place Bundesliga finish behind Borussia Mönchengladbach in 1974–75, [16] a semi-final appearance in the 1978–79 UEFA Cup, [16] and two appearances in the final of the DFB-Pokal (1977 and 1979). [16] The following season saw the fortunes of the team take a turn for the worse as it was relegated to the 2. Bundesliga, [17] where it would spend 13 of the next 17 seasons.

Plans in 1982 for a merger with Tennis Borussia Berlin, SpVgg Blau-Weiß 1890 Berlin and SCC Berlin to form a side derisively referred to as "FC Utopia" never came to fruition. [17] Hertha slipped as low as the third tier Amateur Oberliga Berlin, where it spent two seasons (1986–87 and 1987–88). [17] Two turns in the Bundesliga (1982–83 [17] and 1990–91) saw the team immediately relegated after poor performances. Hertha's amateur side enjoyed a greater measure of success, advancing all the way to the final of the DFB-Pokal in 1993, where its run ended in a close 0–1 defeat at the hands of Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen. [18]

Following the fall of the Berlin Wall, Hertha became a popular side in East Berlin as well. Two days after the wall came down, 11,000 East Berliners attended Hertha's match against SG Wattenscheid. [18] A fan friendship with Union Berlin developed, and a friendly match between the two attracted over 50,000 spectators. [18]

Financial woes once more burdened the club in 1994, as it found itself 10 million DM in debt. [18] The crisis was again resolved through the sale of real estate holdings in addition to the signing of a new sponsor and management team. [19] By 1997, Hertha found its way back to the Bundesliga, [19] where it generally managed to finish in the upper-third of the league table. When Hertha was promoted in 1997, it ended Berlin's six-year-long drought without a Bundesliga side, which had made the Bundesliga the only top league in Europe without representation from its country's biggest city and capital.

A period of oscillation

Two years in a row, Hertha's opening Bundesliga fixture was against Eintracht Frankfurt. Eintracht frankfurt gegen hertha bsc albert streit vs sofian chahed.JPG
Two years in a row, Hertha's opening Bundesliga fixture was against Eintracht Frankfurt.

Most recently, bright spots for the side have been a continuous string of appearances in international play in the UEFA Cup and the UEFA Champions League beginning in the 1999 season, and the signing of key players such as Pál Dárdai in 1997 who became Herta's most capped player ever, Sebastian Deisler in 1999 and Brazilian international Marcelinho in 2001, who was named the Bundesliga's Player of the Year in 2005. Hertha has also invested heavily in its own youth football academy, which has produced several players with Bundesliga potential.

The Ostkurve at the Olympiastadion Ostkurve in Action.jpg
The Ostkurve at the Olympiastadion

The team was almost relegated in the 2003–04 season, but rebounded and finished fourth the following season, but missed out on the Champions League after they were held to a draw on the final day by Hannover 96, which saw Werder Bremen overtake them for the spot on the final league matchday. (As a "thank-you" gesture, Werder sent the Hannover squad 96 bottles of champagne.) In 2005–06, the Herthaner finished in sixth position, then qualified for the UEFA Cup after defeating FC Moscow in the UEFA Intertoto Cup. However, Hertha was eliminated in the first round of the UEFA Cup by Odense BK. In 2006–07, Hertha finished tenth after sacking manager Falko Götz on 11 April. Hertha started the 2007–08 season with new manager Lucien Favre, who had won the Swiss championship in 2006 and 2007 with Zürich. Hertha finished tenth again, but started in the first qualification round of the UEFA Cup via the UEFA Respect Fair Play ranking, making it as far as the group stage of the tournament. After a successful campaign in 2008–09 season, finishing in fourth place and remaining in the title race up until the second to last matchday, the club had a very poor season in 2009–10 season, finishing last in the Bundesliga and suffering relegation.

After spending the 2010–11 season in the 2. Bundesliga, Hertha secured its return to the Bundesliga for 2011–12 by winning 1–0 at MSV Duisburg with three matchdays to play in the season. Hertha, however, finished 16th in the 2011–12 Bundesliga and lost in the relegation playoff to Fortuna Düsseldorf to fall back to the 2. Bundesliga.

Logo used from 1995 until 2012 Hertha Berlin SC.png
Logo used from 1995 until 2012

In 2012–13, Hertha achieved promotion from the second division as champions for the second time in three seasons. On the opening day of the 2013–14 season, the club beat Eintracht Frankfurt 6–1 at the Olympiastadion to top the Bundesliga table at the end of matchday 1.

On 5 February 2015 Pál Dárdai, Hertha's longest serving and most capped player ever with 366 appearances took over as the manager of the main squad. At the halfway point of the 2015–16 Bundesliga season, Hertha lay in third place, its highest position at the winter break since 2008–09. [20] Despite a late-season slump, Hertha still finished in seventh place for the season, [20] its highest finish in the Bundesliga since 2008–09 during which Hertha finished fourth. The seventh-place finish meant the club secured Europa League football for the 2016–17 season by the means of a third round play-off. [21] Hertha lost the third round play-off 3–2 on aggregate to Brøndby, winning the first leg 1–0 in Berlin but losing the second away tie 3–1, with Teemu Pukki scoring a hat-trick for the Danish side. [22]

In the 2016–17 Bundesliga season, Hertha enjoyed its best ever start to a Bundesliga season in terms of points won during the opening eight matches, losing just one match – away against Bayern Munich – and forcing a draw away against Borussia Dortmund. [23] At the 2016–17 Bundesliga winter break, Hertha stood at third place in the league, with nine wins, three draws and four losses. [20] Hertha finished the season on 6th place and qualified for the 2017–18 Europa League. Their place in the group stage was secured on 27 May 2017, after Borussia Dortmund defeated Eintracht Frankfurt in the 2017 DFB–Pokal final. [24]

Lars Windhorst's era

In June 2019, Lars Windhorst bought the stake of club [25] [26]

On 27 November 2019, Jürgen Klinsmann became the new manager of Hertha BSC, replacing Ante Čović. [27] Klinsmann left the club on 11 February 2020, after only 76 days in charge. [28] Assistant manager Alexander Nouri took interim charge of the team, before the permanent appointment of Bruno Labbadia on 9 April 2020.

In 2020, Lars Windhorst bought an increased stake in the club [29]

Stadium

The Olympiastadion after renovation in 2004 Olympicstadium2.jpg
The Olympiastadion after renovation in 2004

Since 1963, Hertha BSC has played its matches in Berlin's Olympiastadion, originally built for the 1936 Summer Olympics.

The stadium has a permanent capacity of 74,649 seats, [30] making it the largest stadium in Germany in terms of seating capacity and the second largest stadium in Germany, behind the Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund, in terms of total capacity. For certain football matches, such as those against Bayern Munich, the capacity can be temporarily expanded. This is made by the addition of mobile grandstand over the Marathon Arch. The extended capacity reached 76,197 seats in 2014. [31] [32]

The stadium underwent major renovations twice, in 1974 and from 2000 to 2004. In both cases, the renovations were for the upcoming FIFA World Cup. In the 1974 upgrades, the stadium received a partial roof. It underwent a thorough modernization for the 2006 World Cup. In addition, the colour of the track was changed to blue to match Hertha's club colours. In addition to Hertha's home games, Olympiastadion serves as one of the home grounds for the Germany national football team, and it hosts concerts, track and field competitions, and the annual DFB-Pokal final. It was also the site for six matches of the 2006 World Cup, including the tournament final.

Hertha played its matches on a sports field on the "Exer" on Schönhauser Allee in Prenzlauer Berg until 1904. This was the first home ground of Hertha. The Exer was a former parade ground of the 1st (Emperor Alexander) Guards Grenadiers and the site is today occupied by the Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark. Hertha then moved it matches to the Schebera-Sportplatz in the locality of Gesundbrunnen in 1904. The Stadion am Gesundbrunnen was built in the area in 1923. The stadium would be nicknamed "Die Plumpe" and had a capacity of 35,000, of which 3,600 seated. Hertha left the stadium when it joined the Bundesliga in 1963. Hertha returned to the site during the Regionalliga years from 1965 to 1968. The sale of the site in 1971 helped the club avoid bankruptcy.

Due to a lack of spectator interest, Hertha played its 2. Bundesliga and Amateurliga matches from 1986 to 1989 at the Poststadion. The opening fixtures of the 1992–93 season, as well as the Intertoto Cup and UEFA Cup qualifying matches, were played at the Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark.

It was confirmed on 23 May 2016 that Hertha will continue to play its home matches at the Olympiastadion until 2025. [33]

New stadium

On 30 March 2017, Hertha announced its intentions to build a new 55,000 seater stadium, to be ready in 2025 when their contract to play at the Olympiastadion runs out. The club noted many factors for this decision, one being that the Berlin side are the only club in the Bundesliga without a dedicated football stadium. In the announcement, the club acknowledged that the Olympiastadion was suitable for major national and international matches, but was too large for the average attendance of a Hertha home game, with only 64% seats being sold; opposed to the Bundesliga average of 92%. The preferred plans are that the new stadium is to be built within the Olympic Park, next to the Olympiastadion. However, if that plan was rejected, they also have secondary plans for the stadium to be built in Brandenburg Park, Ludwigsfelde. [34]

Players

Current squad

As of 27 July 2021 [35]

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

No.Pos.NationPlayer
1 GK Flag of Germany.svg  GER Alexander Schwolow
2 DF Flag of Slovakia.svg  SVK Peter Pekarík
5 DF Flag of Germany.svg  GER Niklas Stark (vice-captain)
6 MF Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  CZE Vladimír Darida
7 FW Flag of Germany.svg  GER Davie Selke
8 MF Flag of Germany.svg  GER Suat Serdar
9 FW Flag of Poland.svg  POL Krzysztof Piątek
10 FW Flag of Brazil.svg  BRA Matheus Cunha
11 FW Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  BEL Dodi Lukebakio
12 GK Flag of Germany.svg  GER Nils Körber
13 DF Flag of Germany.svg  GER Lukas Klünter
15 FW Flag of Montenegro.svg  MNE Stevan Jovetić
16 MF Flag of the Netherlands.svg  NED Javairô Dilrosun
17 DF Flag of Germany.svg  GER Maximilian Mittelstädt
18 MF Flag of Argentina.svg  ARG Santiago Ascacíbar
20 DF Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  BEL Dedryck Boyata (captain)
No.Pos.NationPlayer
21 DF Flag of Germany.svg  GER Marvin Plattenhardt
22 GK Flag of Norway.svg  NOR Rune Jarstein
25 DF Flag of Germany.svg  GER Jordan Torunarigha
26 MF Flag of Germany.svg  GER Arne Maier
27 MF Flag of Ghana.svg  GHA Kevin-Prince Boateng
29 MF Flag of France.svg  FRA Lucas Tousart
30 FW Flag of Poland.svg  POL Dennis Jastrzembski
31 DF Flag of Germany.svg  GER Márton Dárdai
32 DF Flag of Germany.svg  GER Luca Netz
33 FW Flag of the Netherlands.svg  NED Daishawn Redan
35 FW Flag of Germany.svg  GER Marten Winkler
36 FW Flag of Switzerland.svg   SUI Ruwen Werthmüller
39 MF Flag of Germany.svg  GER Julian Albrecht
40 MF Flag of Germany.svg  GER Jonas Michelbrink
41 MF Flag of Germany.svg  GER Jonas Dirkner
42 DF Flag of the Netherlands.svg  NED Deyovaisio Zeefuik

Players out on loan

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

No.Pos.NationPlayer
DF Flag of Paraguay.svg  PAR Omar Alderete (at Valencia until 30 June 2022)
MF Flag of Germany.svg  GER Eduard Löwen (at VfL Bochum until 30 June 2022)
No.Pos.NationPlayer
FW Flag of Germany.svg  GER Jessic Ngankam (at Greuther Fürth until 30 June 2022)

Hertha BSC II

Player records

Michael Preetz is Hertha's top goalscorer in the Bundesliga. Michael Preetz.jpg
Michael Preetz is Hertha's top goalscorer in the Bundesliga.
Pal Dardai is Hertha's most capped player ever. Pal Dardai - Hertha BSC Berlin (2).jpg
Pál Dárdai is Hertha's most capped player ever.

"Squad of the Century"

For the club's 111th birthday, Hertha fans elected the "Squad of the Century". [36]

PosPlayerPeriod
GK Gábor Király 1997–04
DF Arne Friedrich 2002–10
DF Ludwig Müller 1972–75
DF Uwe Kliemann 1974–80
DF Eyjólfur Sverrisson 1995–03
MF Kjetil Rekdal 1997–00
MF Hanne Sobek 1924–45
MF Erich Beer 1971–79
MF Marcelinho 2001–06
FW Axel Kruse 1989–91
1996–98
FW Michael Preetz 1996–03
Substitutes
GK Norbert Nigbur 1976–79
DF Hans Weiner 1972–79
1982–86
DF Otto Rehhagel 1962–66
MFLorenz Horr1969–77
FW Karl-Heinz Granitza 1976–79

Managers

Current staff

As of 26 January 2021
PositionName
Sports director Flag of Germany.svg Fredi Bobic
Head coach Flag of Hungary.svg Pál Dárdai
Assistant coach Flag of Serbia.svg Admir Hamzagic
Assistant coach Flag of Germany.svg Andreas Neuendorf
Goalkeeping coach Flag of Hungary.svg Zsolt Petry
Fitness coach Flag of Germany.svg Henrik Kuchno
Fitness coach Flag of Germany.svg Hendrik Vieth

Managers since 1963

As of 23 May 2021
No.CoachFromToMatchesW
DLWin %Trophies Won
1 Flag of Germany.svg Jupp Schneider 1 July 19639 March 196555161425029.09None
2 Flag of Germany.svg Gerhard Schulte 9 March 196530 June 1966383233084.211965–66 Regionalliga Berlin
3 Flag of Germany.svg Helmut Kronsbein1 July 196613 March 1974223925378041.26None
4 Flag of Germany.svg Hans "Gustav" Eder 17 March 197430 June 19749315033.33None
5 Flag of Germany.svg Dettmar Cramer 1 July 19749 July 19740000!None
6 Flag of Germany.svg Hans "Gustav" Eder 10 July 197416 July 19740000!None
7 Flag of Germany.svg Georg Kessler 17 July 197430 June 1977118542638045.76None
8 Flag of Germany.svg Kuno Klötzer 1 July 197727 October 197994382531040.43None
9 Flag of Germany.svg Hans "Gustav" Eder 28 October 197926 December 19797133014.29None
10 Flag of Germany.svg Helmut Kronsbein27 December 197930 June 198019838042.11None
11 Flag of Germany.svg Uwe Klimaschefski1 July 19808 December 19816241516066.13None
12 Flag of Germany.svg Georg Gawliczek 9 December 198110 December 198359201524033.90None
13 Flag of Germany.svg Martin Luppen11 December 198325 May 198443161215037.21None
14 Flag of Germany.svg Hans "Gustav" Eder 26 May 198430 June 19840000!None
15 Flag of Germany.svg Uwe Kliemann 1 July 198411 November 198561162322026.23None
16 Flag of Germany.svg Hans "Gustav" Eder 11 November 198531 December 19851010000.00None
17 Flag of Germany.svg Rudi Gutendorf 1 January 198618 April 198613256015.38None
18 Flag of Germany.svg Jürgen Sundermann 19 April 19868 October 198818459022.22None
19 Flag of Germany.svg Werner Fuchs 13 October 198813 November 199079332224041.77 1989–90 2. Bundesliga
20 Flag of Hungary.svg Pál Csernai 13 November 199012 March 19916132016.67None
21 Flag of Germany.svg Peter Neururer 13 March 199128 May 1991120210000.00None
22 Flag of Germany.svg Karsten Heine 28 May 199130 June 19913102033.33None
23 Flag of Germany.svg Bernd Stange 1 July 199120 August 199241141215034.15None
24 Flag of Germany.svg Günter Sebert 21 August 199220 October 199355241912043.64None
25 Flag of Germany.svg Karsten Heine 20 October 199323 October 19931001000.00None
26 Flag of Germany.svg Uwe Reinders 24 October 199323 March 199411245018.18None
27 Flag of Germany.svg Karsten Heine 23 March 199431 December 199570232324032.86None
28 Flag of Germany.svg Jürgen Röber 1 January 19966 February 20022271125758049.34 2001 DFB-Ligapokal
29 Flag of Germany.svg Falko Götz (interim)6 February 200230 June 200213913069.23None
30 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Huub Stevens 1 July 20024 December 200364251722039.06 2002 DFB-Ligapokal
31 Flag of Germany.svg Andreas Thom (interim)4 December 200317 December 20033021000.00None
32 Flag of Germany.svg Hans Meyer 1 January 200430 June 200417755041.18None
33 Flag of Germany.svg Falko Götz 1 July 200410 April 2007121474034038.84None
34 Flag of Germany.svg Karsten Heine (interim)10 April 200730 June 20076303050.00None
35 Flag of Switzerland.svg Lucien Favre 1 July 200728 September 200994402034042.55None
36 Flag of Germany.svg Karsten Heine (interim)29 September 20093 October 20091001000.00None
37 Flag of Germany.svg Friedhelm Funkel 3 October 200930 June 20103371016021.21None
38 Flag of Germany.svg Markus Babbel 1 July 201018 December 201155301312054.55 2010–11 2. Bundesliga
39 Flag of Germany.svg Rainer Widmayer (interim)18 December 201121 December 20111100100.00None
40 Flag of Germany.svg Michael Skibbe 22 December 201112 February 20125005000.00None
41 Flag of Germany.svg René Tretschok (interim)14 February 201219 February 20121001000.00None
42 Flag of Germany.svg Otto Rehhagel 19 February 201230 June 201214338021.43None
43 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Jos Luhukay 1 July 2012 [37] [38] 5 February 201571341819047.89 2012–13 2. Bundesliga
44 Flag of Hungary.svg Pál Dárdai 5 February 201530 June 2019172644464037.21None
45 Flag of Croatia.svg Ante Čović 1 July 201927 November 201914437028.57None
46 Flag of Germany.svg Jürgen Klinsmann 27 November 201911 February 202010334030.00None
47 Flag of Germany.svg Alexander Nouri (interim)12 February 20208 April 20204121025.00None
48 Flag of Germany.svg Bruno Labbadia 9 April 202024 January 2021288614028.57None
49 Flag of Hungary.svg Pál Dárdai 25 January 2021present16466025.00None

Honours

Domestic

Note 1: Reserve Team

International

Regional

  1. Competition organized by football association Verband Berliner Ballspielvereine (VBB)
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 VBB-Verbandsliga, organized by football association Verband Brandenburgischer Ballspielvereine (VBB).
  3. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 VBB-Oberliga, organized by football association Verband Brandenburgischer Ballspielvereine (VBB).
  4. 1 2 3 4 Reserve team.

Youth

Statistics

In European football

Accurate as of 28 September 2017
CompetitionPlayedWonDrewLostGFGAGDWin%
UEFA Champions League 143561119−8021.43
UEFA Cup / UEFA Europa League 763620209667+29047.37
UEFA Intertoto Cup 211020+2050.00
Total9240262610986+23043.48

Women's football

Missing out on a trend of promoting women's football, [39] Hertha became one of a decreasing number of major German football clubs left outside the top of women's football. Several steps had been taken to develop women's football, but most of them ended up inconclusive. The change came in 2009, when the club announced that it was to launch a cooperation in women's football with 1. FC Lübars, a football club from the Berlin borough Reinickendorf and with decades of history in women's football. [40]

From one side, the partnership meant that Hertha was to provide Lübars with various forms of support, including financial support, [40] expertise in licensing and sponsor acquisition, equipment and training instruction – investing approximately 1 million Euros in the project. [41] From the other side, the partnership meant that Lübars was to compete in the colours of Hertha, [39] thus earning the nickname "Die Hertha-Frauen" ("The Hertha-women"). In the long run, the club plans for the team of 1. FC Lübars to be integrated with Hertha BSC. [40] [41] 1. FC Lübars now competes in the 2. Bundesliga of women's football.

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Football in Berlin, the capital of Germany, has a long history. The city contributed 24 of the 86 founders of the DFB, the German Football Association. The DFB Cup Final has been held every year at the Olympiastadion since 1985.

Hertha BSC II German association football club from Berlin

Hertha BSC II is the reserve team of Hertha BSC that is based in Berlin, Germany. Historically, during the time the senior team played in professional football the team has played as Hertha BSC Amateure. Since 2005 it permanently plays under its current name.

1993 DFB-Pokal Final Football match

The 1993 DFB-Pokal Final decided the winner of the 1992–93 DFB-Pokal, the 50th season of Germany's premier knockout football cup competition. It was played on 12 June 1993 at the Olympiastadion in Berlin. Hertha BSC's second team, playing in the third division, made it to the final against Bayer Leverkusen, making it the first and only time a reserve side has made it to the final, as second teams have since been disallowed from entering the competition. Leverkusen won the match 1–0 to claim their first cup title.

Berlin Cup Football tournament

The Berliner Landespokal is an annual football cup competition held by the Berlin Football Association. The cup winner qualifies for the national DFB-Pokal. Cup finals are usually held in the Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark. The competition has been held since 1906, with various interruptions. Record winners are Tennis Borussia Berlin with a total of 16 titles. It is one of the 21 regional cup competitions in Germany.

Hertha Zehlendorf German football club

The Hertha Zehlendorf is a German football club from the suburb of Zehlendorf in Berlin.

Thomas Herbst is a German football manager and former player. He was most recently the head coach of FC Viktoria 1889 Berlin.

Sport in Berlin

Berlin is a major sporting centre in Germany and Europe. In 2013 around 600.000 Berliners were registered in more than 2.300 amateur sports- and fitness clubs.

The 2015–16 DFB-Pokal was the 73rd season of the annual German football cup competition. Sixty-four teams participated in the competition, including all teams from the previous year's Bundesliga and the 2. Bundesliga. It began on 7 August 2015 with the first of six rounds and ended on 21 May 2016 with the final at the Olympiastadion in Berlin, a nominally neutral venue, which has hosted the final since 1985. The DFB-Pokal is considered the second-most important club title in German football after the Bundesliga championship. The DFB-Pokal is run by the German Football Association (DFB).

Berlin derby Any association football match between two clubs in Berlin

The Berlin derby is the name given to any association football match between two clubs in Berlin, Germany, but has more recently referred to the derby between 1. FC Union Berlin and Hertha BSC.

The 2016–17 DFB-Pokal was the 74th season of the annual German football cup competition. Sixty-four teams participated in the competition, including all teams from the previous year's Bundesliga and the 2. Bundesliga. It began on 19 August 2016 with the first of six rounds and ended on 27 May 2017 with the final at the Olympiastadion in Berlin, a nominally neutral venue, which has hosted the final since 1985. The DFB-Pokal is considered the second-most important club title in German football after the Bundesliga championship. The DFB-Pokal is run by the German Football Association (DFB).

The 2017–18 DFB-Pokal was the 75th season of the annual German football cup competition. Sixty-four teams participated in the competition, including all teams from the previous year's Bundesliga and the 2. Bundesliga. The competition began on 11 August 2017 with the first of six rounds and ended on 19 May 2018 with the final at the Olympiastadion in Berlin, a nominally neutral venue, which has hosted the final since 1985. The DFB-Pokal is considered the second-most important club title in German football after the Bundesliga championship. The DFB-Pokal is run by the German Football Association (DFB).

2017 DFB-Pokal Final Football match

The 2017 DFB-Pokal Final decided the winner of the 2016–17 DFB-Pokal, the 74th season of the annual German football cup competition. The match was played on 27 May 2017 at the Olympiastadion in Berlin.

The 2018–19 DFB-Pokal was the 76th season of the annual German football cup competition. Sixty-four teams participated in the competition, including all teams from the previous year's Bundesliga and the 2. Bundesliga. The competition began on 17 August 2018 with the first of six rounds and ended on 25 May 2019 with the final at the Olympiastadion in Berlin, a nominally neutral venue, which has hosted the final since 1985. The DFB-Pokal is considered the second-most important club title in German football after the Bundesliga championship. The DFB-Pokal is run by the German Football Association (DFB).

The 2019–20 DFB-Pokal was the 77th season of the annual German football cup competition. Sixty-four teams participated in the competition, including all teams from the previous year's Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga. The competition began on 9 August 2019 with the first of six rounds and ended on 4 July 2020 with the final at the Olympiastadion in Berlin, a nominally neutral venue, which has hosted the final since 1985. The DFB-Pokal is considered the second-most important club title in German football after the Bundesliga championship. The DFB-Pokal is run by the German Football Association (DFB).

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