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
Ground Gazi-Stadion auf der Waldau
Capacity11,410
PresidentRainer Lorz
Head coachRamon Gehrmann
League Oberliga Baden-Württemberg
2018–192nd
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.PositionPlayer
1 Flag of Germany.svg GK Thomas Bromma
2 Flag of Germany.svg DF Malte Moos
3 Flag of Germany.svg DF David Kammerbauer
5 Flag of Germany.svg DF Theo Rieg
6 Flag of Germany.svg DF Patrick Auracher
7 Flag of Germany.svg MF Noah Lulic
8 Flag of Germany.svg DF Marvin Weiss
9 Flag of Germany.svg FW Shkemb Miftari
10 Flag of Spain.svg FW Cristian Gilés
11 Flag of Germany.svg MF Michael Klauß
14 Flag of Austria.svg MF Markus Obernosterer
15 Flag of Germany.svg MF Nico Blank
17 Flag of Germany.svg MF Nikola Trkulja
No.PositionPlayer
18 Flag of Germany.svg DF Tobias Feisthammel
19 Flag of Germany.svg MF Ruben Reisig
20 Flag of the Netherlands.svg FW Mijo Tunjić
21 Flag of Kosovo.svg FW Bleron Visoka
22 Flag of Germany.svg FW David Braig
23 Flag of Germany.svg MF Leon Braun
25 Flag of Germany.svg MF Lukas Kling
27 Flag of Germany.svg GK Tobias Trautner
28 Flag of Germany.svg FW Aron Viventi
29 Flag of Croatia.svg MF Tino Jukić
30 Flag of Germany.svg DF Johannes Ludmann
33 Flag of Germany.svg DF Marcelo Freitas
35 Flag of Germany.svg GK Plator Gashi

Out on loan

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

No.PositionPlayer

Current staff

Flag of Germany.svg Ramon GehrmannHead coach
Flag of Germany.svg Yannick DreyerAssistant manager
Flag of Germany.svg Adrian FleuchausAthletics trainer
Flag of Turkey.svg Ümit ŞahinGoalkeeping coach
Flag of Germany.svg Christian MauchTeam doctor
Flag of Germany.svg Chantal SchwingerPhysiotherapist

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.PositionPlayer
1 Flag of Germany.svg GK Manuel Schneck
2 Flag of Germany.svg DF Robin Faber
3 Flag of Germany.svg DF Emmanuel Apler
4 Flag of Germany.svg DF Marvin Jäger
5 Flag of Germany.svg MF Valentin Vochatzer
6 Flag of Croatia.svg MF David Barisic
7 Flag of Germany.svg MF Sven Bode
8 Flag of Germany.svg MF Maximilian Wojcik
9 Flag of Germany.svg FW Leander Vochatzer
11 Flag of Germany.svg FW Niklas Pollex
12 Flag of Germany.svg MF Janis Lamatsch
No.PositionPlayer
13 Flag of Germany.svg DF Marcel Strobel
14 Flag of Zimbabwe.svg MF Felix Metzler
16 Flag of Germany.svg MF Marc Tiryaki-Zeeb
17 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg MF Omar Pasagic
18 Flag of Togo.svg MF Shaibou Oubeyapwa
19 Flag of Germany.svg MF Maximilian Eiselt
20 Flag of Greece.svg DF Georgios Doufas
21 Flag of Germany.svg DF Noah Sautter
22 Flag of Greece.svg FW Anastasios Ketsemeridis
23 Flag of Italy.svg DF Marco Romano
30 Flag of Germany.svg GK 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. (in German) stuttgarter-kickers.de, accessed: 3 May 2017
  6. Stuttgarter Kickers .:. Trainer von A-Z (in German) weltfussball.de, accessed: 17 September 2011