SC Paderborn 07

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SC Paderborn
SC Paderborn 07 logo.svg
Full nameSport-Club Paderborn 07 e.V.
Founded1907; 111 years ago (1907)
ChairmanElmar Volkmann
ManagerSteffen Baumgart
League2. Bundesliga
2017–182nd, promoted to 2. Bundesliga
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Sport-Club Paderborn 07 e.V., commonly known as simply SC Paderborn 07 (pronounced [ʔɛs t͡seː paːdɐˈbɔʁn nʊl ziːbm̩]) or SC Paderborn, is a German association football club based in Paderborn, North Rhine-Westphalia. The club has enjoyed its greatest successes since the turn of the millennium, becoming a fixture in the 2. Bundesliga before finally earning promotion to the Bundesliga in the 2013–14 season. They however suffered a hasty fall from grace, being relegated to the 2. Bundesliga after only a season in the top division, and then again to the 3. Liga the season after.


The club was formed out of the 1985 merger of FC Paderborn and TuS Schloß Neuhaus as TuS Paderborn-Neuhaus and took on its current, shorter name in 1997. The Neuhaus club was founded in 1907 as SV 07 Neuhaus which was joined by the local side TuS 1910 Sennelager to become TuS Schloß Neuhaus in 1973. The Paderborn club was founded in 1908 as FC Preußen Paderborn which became VfJ 08 Paderborn in 1920 and was merged with another local side SV 13 Paderborn to become FC Paderborn in 1968. The Neuhaus and Paderborn teams played as tier III sides for most of their histories, as has the unified club. Today Paderborn plays its home matches at the Benteler-Arena.

Historical chart of Paderborn league performance

The club is known for its involvement in a notorious DFB-Pokal contest played against Bundesliga side Hamburger SV on 21 August 2004. Paderborn upset HSV 4–2 and it was revealed in January 2005 that the match referee, Robert Hoyzer, had taken money from Croatian gambling syndicates to fix the match using two wrongly awarded penalties and a questionable red card. It soon developed that the game was only one of a number in which game officials, coaches, and players accepted payment to influence the outcome. The resulting scandal was to become the biggest in German football in more than thirty years, and was a major embarrassment to the country during its preparations to host the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

A series of steadily improving finishes in the Regionalliga Nord (III) led to Paderborn advancing to second-tier play in 2005. They spent most of the following decade as a lower table side in the 2. Bundesliga before breaking through in their 2013–14 campaign. A 2–1 victory at home over Aalen on 11 May 2014 secured a second-place finish and promotion to the 1. Bundesliga for the first time in the club's history. However the celebration was short-lived as they were immediately relegated from the 2014–15 Bundesliga. Then, after only six wins and 28 points in the 2015–16 season, SC Paderborn were relegated to the 3. Liga, finishing 18th. The club came in on the 18th place for a third season in a row (in three different leagues) when the 2016–17 ended but avoided another drop down in the German football league system because of the relegation from TSV 1860 München from the 2. Bundesliga to the Regionalliga.

The 2017–18 season was successful for the club ending with the promotion to the 2. Bundesliga and 2nd in the league table. Forward Sven Michel scored 19 goals in the entire season as the club's top goalscorer. The stadium had 157,176 spectators in the 19 home games of the season. In the 2017–18 DFB-Pokal, SC Paderborn reached the quarterfinals, losing to champion Bayern Munich.

After Wilfried Finke announced his resignation as chairman, Elmar Volkmann was assigned new chairman in June 2018.[1]

Recent seasons[edit]

Year Tier Division Position Comment
1999–00 III Regionalliga West/Südwest 13th relegated
2000–01 IV Oberliga Westfalen 1st promoted
2001–02 III Regionalliga Nord 14th
2002–03 III Regionalliga Nord 8th
2003–04 III Regionalliga Nord 3rd
2004–05 III Regionalliga Nord 2nd promoted
2005–06 II 2. Bundesliga 9th
2006–07 II 2. Bundesliga 11th
2007–08 II 2. Bundesliga 17th relegated
2008–09 III 3. Liga 3rd promoted via play-offs
2009–10 II 2. Bundesliga 5th
2010–11 II 2. Bundesliga 12th
2011–12 II 2. Bundesliga 5th
2012–13 II 2. Bundesliga 12th
2013–14 II 2. Bundesliga 2nd promoted
2014–15 I Bundesliga 18th relegated
2015–16 II 2. Bundesliga 18th relegated
2016–17 III 3. Liga 18th
2017–18 III 3. Liga 2nd promoted
2018–19 II 2. Bundesliga


Current squad[edit]

As of 31 August 2018[2]

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

No. Position Player
1 Germany GK Michael Ratajczak
2 Germany DF Uwe Hünemeier
3 Germany DF Sascha Heil
4 Canada MF Massih Wassey
5 Germany DF Christian Strohdiek
7 Germany FW Marlon Ritter
8 Albania MF Klaus Gjasula
9 Germany FW Julius Düker
11 Germany FW Sven Michel
12 Germany DF Felix Herzenbruch
13 Germany DF Sebastian Schonlau
14 Germany MF Thomas Bertels
16 Germany FW Philippos Selkos
17 Germany GK Leopold Zingerle
18 Turkey FW Sergio Gucciardo
19 Germany DF Tobias Schwede
No. Position Player
21 Germany MF Philipp Klement
22 Ghana MF Christopher Antwi-Adjei
24 Hungary MF Olivér Schindler
25 Tunisia MF Mohamed Dräger (on loan from SC Freiburg)
27 Germany DF Matthias Stingl
28 Germany GK Till Brinkmann
29 Nigeria DF Jamilu Collins
30 Germany DF Leon Fesser
31 Germany MF Ben Zolinski
33 Germany DF Lukas Boeder
34 Germany GK Leon Brüggemeier
37 Ghana FW Bernard Tekpetey
39 Greece MF Sebastian Vasiliadis
Germany FW Tim Mannek

Players out on loan[edit]

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

No. Position Player
Germany FW Luca Pfeiffer (at VfL Osnabrück until 30 June 2019)
Germany MF Ron Schallenberg (at SC Verl until 30 June 2019)
Germany FW Phillip Tietz (at Carl Zeiss Jena until 30 June 2019)



  1. ^ "SC Paderborn 07 stellt die Vereinsführung neu auf" [SC Paderborn 07 builds up new club management]. 27 June 2018. Retrieved 27 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Spieler – Mannschaft – Profis – SC Paderborn 07" (in German). SC Paderborn 07. Retrieved 14 April 2018.

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