SV Göppingen

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SV Göppingen
Full name 1. Göppinger Sportverein 1895 e.V.
Founded 1895
Ground Stadion an der Hohenstaufenstraße
League Oberliga Baden-Württemberg (V)
2015–16 Verbandsliga Württemberg (VI), 2nd (promoted)

SV Göppingen is a German association football club from the city of Göppingen, Baden-Württemberg. The team was established on 13 October 1905 as 1. Göppingener Fuβballverein and lays claim to being the oldest football club in the city. On 24 April 1920, soon after World War I the club merged with Athletiksportverein 1895 Göppingen and took on its current identity. The origins of predecessor side ASV go back to 11 August 1895 formation of 1. Athletik Klub Göppingen. This club merged with Kraftsportverein Fortuna Göppingen in 1901 to become Athleten-Klub Foruna Göppingen. They adopted the name Athletiksportverein Göppingen early in 1907, and in 1911 merged with Sportclub Göppingen.[1]


SV first came to notice in 1934 when they became part of the Gauliga Württemberg, one of 16 top-flight divisions created in the reorganization of German football under the Third Reich a year earlier. The club only spent the 1934–35 and 1936–37 seasons in first division play, being sent down on both occasions after 10th-place finishes. They returned to the Gauliga in 1943, captured the division title, and then went out in the opening round of the national playoffs to KSG Saarbrücken (3:5). The following season was that last before World War II interrupted play across the country.

After the war, Göppingen took up play in the Landesliga Württemberg (II), but was sent down in 1948 after just three seasons. It was not until 1968 that they returned to third tier competition in the Amateurliga Nordwürttemberg. They finished second and the next year took the division title, which led to their participation in the national amateur championship playoffs. SV moved on to the semifinals where they were eliminated 1:0, 2:1 by SC Jülich 1910.

In league play, a successful promotion playoff advanced SV to the Regionalliga Süd (II) where they found themselves overmatched. They returned to the Amateurliga Nordwürttemberg (III) which later (1980) became the Amateuroberliga Baden-Württemberg (III). They enjoyed a string of strong finishes through the late 70s before slipping away to lower tier local play in the mid-80s. It was during this period that they made appearances in the opening rounds of the German Cup tournament (1975, 1980, 1984). SV played first in the Oberliga Baden-Württemberg (III) until 1985, then in the Verbandsliga Württemberg (IV) until 1991 and then descended through the Landesliga Württemberg (V) to the Bezirksliga (VI) in 1994. Since 2007, SV have played in the Landesliga Württemberg (VI), from where they earned promotion back to the Verbandsliga in 2009. In 2013–14 and 2014–15 the club finished runners-up in the league and thereby earned the right to compete in the promotion round to the Oberliga. In 2014 it missed out to FC Germania Friedrichstal and, in 2015, to 1. CfR Pforzheim, thereby remaining in the Verbandsliga. Finishing runners-up in the league for a third consecutive time in 2015–16 the club took part in the promotion round once more, this time defeating TSG Weinheim on aggregate and moving up to the Oberliga, ending a 31-year absence for the club.


Recent seasons[edit]

The recent season-by-season performance of the club:[2][3]

Season Division Tier Position
2003–04 Bezirksliga Neckar/Fils VII 11th
2004–05 Bezirksliga Neckar/Fils 6th
2005–06 Bezirksliga Neckar/Fils 3rd
2006–07 Bezirksliga Neckar/Fils 1st ↑
2007–08 Landesliga Württemberg II VI 5th
2008–09 Landesliga Württemberg II VII 2nd ↑
2009–10 Verbandsliga Württemberg VI 8th
2010–11 Verbandsliga Württemberg 4th
2011–12 Verbandsliga Württemberg 3rd
2012–13 Verbandsliga Württemberg 3rd
2013–14 Verbandsliga Württemberg 2nd
2014–15 Verbandsliga Württemberg 2nd
2015–16 Verbandsliga Württemberg 2nd ↑
2016–17 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg V
Promoted Relegated


  1. ^ Grüne, Hardy (2001). Vereinslexikon. Kassel: AGON Sportverlag ISBN 3-89784-147-9
  2. ^ "Historic German football league tables". (in German). Das Deutsche Fussball Archiv. Retrieved 2 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "SV Göppingen". (in German). German Football Association results website. Retrieved 2 July 2016. 

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