Stuttgarter Kickers

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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;122 years ago (21 September 1899)
Ground Gazi-Stadion auf der Waldau
Capacity11,410
PresidentRainer Lorz
Head coachMustafa Ünal
League Oberliga Baden-Württemberg
2021–222nd
Website Club website

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

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History

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 WWII Stuttgarter Kickers Performance Chart.png
Historical chart of Stuttgarter Kickers league performance after WWII

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 departments

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.

Players

Current squad

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

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

Current staff

Flag of Turkey.svg Mustafa ÜnalHead coach
Flag of Germany.svg Yannick DreyerAssistant manager
Flag of the United States.svg Corey ChapmanAthletics trainer
Flag of Turkey.svg Ümit ŞahinGoalkeeping coach
Flag of Germany.svg Christian MauchTeam doctor

Reserve team

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

Staff

Honours

The club's honours:

Recent seasons

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

Key

Promoted Relegated

Presidential history

The club's presidents: [5]

Coaching history

The club's coaches: [6]

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References

  1. http://www.stuttgarter-kickers.de/profis/mannschaftskader
  2. Kader U23 (in German) stuttgarter-kickers.de, accessed: 20 February 2014
  3. Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv (in German) Historical German domestic league tables, accessed: 20 September 2014
  4. Fussball.de – Ergebnisse (in German) Tables and results of all German football leagues, accessed: 20 September 2014
  5. http://www.stuttgarter-kickers.de/verein/vereinsgeschichte/prasidenten (in German) stuttgarter-kickers.de, accessed: 3 May 2017
  6. Stuttgarter Kickers .:. Trainer von A-Z (in German) weltfussball.de, accessed: 17 September 2011