SV Bergisch Gladbach 09
SV Bergisch Gladbach 09 is a professional German association football club based in Bergisch Gladbach city in North Rhine-Westphalia. Founded in 1909, the home ground of the team is Belkaw-Arena, which has a seating capacity of 10,500 seats. The Chairman of the team is Rudolf Bauch and the manager of the team is Lars Leese.
This club was established by the name of Fußball Club Bergisch Gladbach, which was joined by FC Montania Bergisch-Gladbach. On 22nd January 1919, the team merged with Turn-und Sportverein der Firma J.W.Zanders Bergisch Gladbach to form Sport-Verein Bergisch Gladbach. In 1936, this club merged with VfL Gronau and the following season to 2. Liga-West (II). Post the league reorganization in 1952, FC settled to the Amateurliga Mittelrhein (III), before moving to capture the national amateur final 3:2 over Homberger SV. This led to a first round of DFB-Pokal appearance in 1954, followed by additional Amateurliga Mittelrhein group titles in 1955, 1956 and in 1958.
FC merged with SSG Bergisch Gladbach and making sporadic appearances in the Oberliga Nordrhein (IV) in 1987-88, 1996-98 and in 2003-04. Most recently the team returned to fourth tier play in 2006. The following year, Bergisch Gladbach dropped SSG from its name and changed to SV Bergisch Gladbach 09 in April 2008. This club also has a women’s football team.
In 1953 the team was the German amateur champions. In 1995, they were the Landesliga Mittelrhein champions. In 1996, 2006 and in 2009, the team was the Verbandsliga champions.
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