SV Meppen

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SV Meppen
Logo SV Meppen 2019.svg
Full nameSportverein Meppen 1912 e.V.
Nickname(s)SVM
Founded29 November 1912;108 years ago (1912-11-29)
Ground Hänsch-Arena
Capacity13,696
ChairmanAndreas Kremer
Manager Rico Schmitt
League 3. Liga
2019–20 3. Liga, 7th of 20
Soccerball current event.svg Current season

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.

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History

Historical chart of SV Meppen league performance after WWII Meppen Performance Chart.png
Historical chart of SV Meppen league performance after WWII

Meppen have had a relatively 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 in mid-table 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 played half a dozen seasons burdened by ongoing financial problems. During the new century Meppen dropped to the Niedersachsenliga (5th division). They won the championship in 2011 and advanced to the Regionalliga Nord, which they won in 2017 to return to the 3. Liga.

Honours

Players

Current squad

As of 17 March 2021 [1]

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

No.Pos.NationPlayer
3 DF Flag of Germany.svg  GER Janik Jesgarzewski
4 DF Flag of Germany.svg  GER Yannick Osée
6 MF Flag of Switzerland.svg   SUI Nicolas Andermatt
7 DF Flag of Afghanistan.svg  AFG Hassan Amin
8 MF Flag of Germany.svg  GER Thilo Leugers (captain)
9 FW Flag of the Netherlands.svg  NED Tom Boere
10 FW Flag of Germany.svg  GER Luka Tankulić
11 MF Flag of Poland.svg  POL Marcus Piossek
12 GK Flag of Germany.svg  GER Matthis Harsman
14 MF Flag of Germany.svg  GER Willi Evseev
15 DF Flag of Germany.svg  GER Markus Ballmert
16 MF Flag of Germany.svg  GER Florian Egerer
17 MF Flag of Germany.svg  GER Christoph Hemlein
No.Pos.NationPlayer
18 FW Flag of Germany.svg  GER René Guder
19 DF Flag of Germany.svg  GER Lars Bünning
20 MF Flag of Germany.svg  GER Mike-Steven Bähre
21 MF Flag of Germany.svg  GER Leonard Bredol
22 DF Flag of Germany.svg  GER Steffen Puttkammer
23 MF Flag of Germany.svg  GER Lukas Krüger
25 DF Flag of Germany.svg  GER Jeron Al-Hazaimeh
26 FW Flag of Germany.svg  GER Julius Düker
27 MF Flag of Albania.svg  ALB Valdet Rama
30 FW Flag of Germany.svg  GER Ted Tattermusch
32 GK Flag of Germany.svg  GER Erik Domaschke
33 FW Flag of Germany.svg  GER Dejan Božić
37 GK Flag of Germany.svg  GER Constantin Frommann

Women's Team

Stadium

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 a Barcelona team that included Diego Maradona. Today the stadium has a capacity of 13,696.

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References

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