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SpVgg BayreuthDescription : SpVgg Bayreuth is a German football club based in Bayreuth, Bavaria. Apart from coming within two games of earning promotion to the Fußball-Bundesliga in 1979, the club also reached the quarter finals of the DFB-Pokal twice, in 1977 and 1980.Founded in 1921 when the side left gymnastics oriented sport club TuSpo Bayreuth, SpVgg Bayreuth was one of many clubs banned and replaced with a state-sanctioned organization in 1933 during the Nazi campaign against existing sports and other social organ... Page:s

SpVgg Bayreuth
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Full nameSpielvereinigung Oberfranken Bayreuth 1921 e.V.
Nickname(s)Die Altstädter (the Oldtowners)
Founded1921
GroundHans-Walter-Wild-Stadion
Ground Capacity21,500
ManagerChristoph Starke
LeagueRegionalliga Bayern (IV)
2015–167th
Home colours
Away colours

SpVgg Bayreuth is a German football club based in Bayreuth, Bavaria. Apart from coming within two games of earning promotion to the Fußball-Bundesliga in 1979, the club also reached the quarter finals of the DFB-Pokal twice, in 1977 and 1980.

History

1921 to 1945

Founded in 1921 when the side left gymnastics oriented sport club TuSpo Bayreuth, SpVgg Bayreuth was one of many clubs banned and replaced with a state-sanctioned organization in 1933 during the Nazi campaign against existing sports and other social organizations. A handful of club members reformed a rump side called FSV Bayreuth to carry on the activities of the original association. This team was made up largely of soldiers stationed locally, which resulted in a constantly changing lineup as they were transferred in and out of the area. The old club was quickly resurrected after World War II.

1945 to 1963

The club initially stood in the shadow of two local rivals, FC Bayreuth and VfB Bayreuth, with the later taking out the Amateurliga Nordbayern (III) title in 1956. SpVgg had earned promotion to this league in 1954, having won the 2nd Amateurliga Oberfranken-West title that year and then dominated its promotion round.

The club achieved good results in the Bayernliga and managed to win its division in 1959. The team then went on to beat southern champions Schwaben Augsburg in the finals for the Bavarian title. As the Bavarian champions, the club was entitled to enter the promotion round to the 2nd Oberliga Süd, where it had to overcome VfR Pforzheim 2–1 after extra time in a narrow decider for promotion to the second division.

The club spent three seasons in the second tier of Southern German football, achieving a remarkable fifth place in its first year. The second season was a struggle against relegation and, in the third and last one, it was sent down back to the Bayernliga again.

A fourth place in the last season before the league reform in 1963 saw the club qualify for the new single-division Amateurliga Bayern from 1963.

1963 to present

After the formation of the Bundesliga in 1963, Bayreuth played as a third division team until 1969. Another Amateurliga championship meant promotion to the second tier once more, now the Regionalliga Süd. It proved a short stay and SpVgg was narrowly relegated, losing a decider to ESV Ingolstadt 5–2 after finishing on equal points.

Back in the Bayernliga, the club won an undisputed championship, losing only two out of their 34 games, 15 points clear of the second-placed Wacker München. After another difficult first year in the second division, the club established itself in the league, coming fourth in 1973 and fifth in 1974, results that proved enough to qualify for the new 2nd Bundesliga Süd.

The club did quite well in the new league and they came close to moving up to the Bundesliga in 1979 after a second-place finish in 2nd Bundesliga Süd (the southern division of 2.Bundesliga), but lost in the promotion round 1:1 and 1:2 to Bayer Uerdingen. It managed to qualify for the new single-division 2nd Bundesliga in 1981, too, but the first season in this league was very disappointing and the team was relegated to the Oberliga in 1982, having come last.

The team became a top-side in the Oberliga but took until 1985 to take out the league title again and returmn to the second division.

Although relegated to Amateur Oberliga Bayern (III) in 1988 and 1989, the team was spared further demotion when clubs that had finished ahead of them were denied licences due to their financial problems. Bayreuth could not evade relegation after a third consecutive poor finish in 1990, and in 1994 slipped further still to the Bayernliga (IV). A strong campaign returned the side to the Regionalliga Süd (III) for 2005–06. The club was denied a license for the Regionalliga in the 2006/07 season and forcibly relegated to the 4th division Bayernliga. The club won the Bayernliga title for a seventh time, building up a convincing margin to the second placed team, and fulfilling the on-the-field qualification to the Regionalliga. On 11 June 2008, the club was refused a licence for this league and has to remain in the Bayernliga. The clubs financial trouble however continued, having to declare insolvency on 22 October 2008, despite sitting second in the league.

In the 2010–11 Bayernliga season, the club unsuccessfully struggled against relegation, dropping down to the Landesliga after a 1–2 extra-time loss to Bayern Hof in a relegation decider.

At the end of the 2011–12 season the club qualified directly for the newly expanded Bayernliga after finishing fourth in the Landesliga. Two seasons later the club won the league and earned promotion to the Regionalliga Bayern. The club, by then had added the title Oberfranken (Upper Franconia) to its name, relocated some of its home games to near-by Weismain and split from the main club with the help of two regional investors.

Stadium

The club's stadium was originally built in 1967. In 2002 it was renamed the Hans-Walter-Wild-Stadion. Hans Walter Wild is the former mayor of Bayreuth. It is due for renovation in the Fall of 2016.

Honours

The club's honours:

League

  • 2nd Bundesliga Süd
    • Runners-up: 1979
  • Bayernliga
    • Champions: 1959 (north), 1969, 1971, 1985, 1987, 2005, 2008, 2014 (north)
    • Runners-up: 1958 (north), 1995
  • Landesliga Bayern-Nord
    • Champions: 1998, 2001
    • Runners-up: 2000
  • 2nd Amateurliga Oberfranken Ost (IV)
    • Champions: 1954

Cup

  • Bavarian Cup
    • Runners-up: 2006
  • Oberfranken Cup
    • Winners: 2001, 2006

Youth

  • Bavarian Under 19 championship
    • Runners-up: 1997
  • Bavarian Under 15 championship
    • Champions: 1977
    • Runners-up: 1978

Recent managers

Recent managers of the club:

ManagerStartFinish
Marco Schmidt1 July 200030 June 2003
Italy Gino Lettieri11 September 200330 June 2006
Norbert Schlegel1 July 200630 June 2007
Klaus Scheer1 July 200730 June 2010
Ingo Walther1 July 201030 June 2011
Wolfgang Mahr1 July 201112 November 2011
Klaus Rodler12 November 201231 December 2011
Klaus Scheer1 January 201216 April 2012
Jürgen Dörfler16 April 2012June 2012
Heiko GrögerJuly 2012June 2014
Dieter KurthJune 201428 September 2014
Christoph Starke29 September 2014Present

Recent seasons

The recent season-by-season performance of the club:

SpVgg Bayreuth

YearDivisionTierPosition
1999–2000Landesliga Bayern-NordV2nd
2000–01Landesliga Bayern-Nord1st ↑
2001–02BayernligaIV7th
2002–03Bayernliga4th
2003–04Bayernliga7th
2004–05Bayernliga1st ↑
2005–06Regionalliga SüdIII10th ↓
2006–07BayernligaIV3rd
2007–08Bayernliga1st
2008–09BayernligaV4th
2009–10Bayernliga9th
2010–11Bayernliga16th ↓
2011–12Landesliga Bayern-NordVI4th ↑
2012–13Bayernliga NordV6th
2013–14Bayernliga Nord1st ↑
2014–15Regionalliga BayernIV6th
2015–16Regionalliga Bayern7th
2016–17Regionalliga Bayern

SpVgg Bayreuth II

SeasonDivisionTierPosition
1999–2000
2000–01
2001–02
2002–03Bezirksliga Oberfranken-OstVII1st ↑
2003–04Bezirksoberliga OberfrankenVI1st ↑
2004–05Landesliga Bayern-NordV11th
2005–06Landesliga Bayern-Nord8th
2006–07Landesliga Bayern-Nord18th ↓
2007–08Bezirksoberliga OberfrankenVI15th ↓
2008–09Bezirksliga Oberfranken-OstVIII10th
2009–10Bezirksliga Oberfranken-Ost6th
2010–11Bezirksliga Oberfranken-Ost2nd ↑
2011–12Bezirksoberliga OberfrankenVII16th
2012–13Bezirksliga Oberfranken-Ost9th
2013–14Bezirksliga Oberfranken-Ost9th
2014–15Bezirksliga Oberfranken-Ost6th
2015–16Bezirksliga Oberfranken-Ost2nd ↑
2016–17Landesliga Bayern-NordostVI
  • With the introduction of the Bezirksoberligas in 1988 as the new fifth tier, below the Landesligas, all leagues below dropped one tier. With the introduction of the Regionalligas in 1994 and the 3. Liga in 2008 as the new third tier, below the 2. Bundesliga, all leagues below dropped one tier. With the establishment of the Regionalliga Bayern as the new fourth tier in Bavaria in 2012 the Bayernliga was split into a northern and a southern division, the number of Landesligas expanded from three to five and the Bezirksoberligas abolished. All leagues from the Bezirksligas onwards were elevated one tier.

Key

PromotedRelegated

DFB Cup appearances

The club has qualified for the first round of the German Cup one quite a number of occasions, reaching the quarter finals in 1979–80 as its best result:

SeasonRoundDateHomeAwayResultAttendance
DFB-Pokal 1972–73First round – first leg10 December 1972SpVgg Bayreuth1. FC Kaiserslautern4–2
First round – second leg20 December 19721. FC KaiserslauternSpVgg Bayreuth4–0
DFB-Pokal 1974–75First round7 September 1974SpVgg BayreuthFC Schalke 041–2
DFB-Pokal 1975–76First round1 August 1975Karlsruher SCSpVgg Bayreuth4–2
DFB-Pokal 1976–77First round6 August 1976Kickers OffenbachSpVgg Bayreuth4–4 aet
First round – replay1 September 1976SpVgg BayreuthKickers Offenbach4–1
Second round16 October 1976SpVgg BayreuthSSV Reutlingen2–1
Third round18 December 1976SpVgg BayreuthFV Hassia Bingen2–1
Fourth round8 January 1977SpVgg BayreuthFC Augsburg2–0
Quarterfinals9 February 1977SpVgg BayreuthRot-Weiß Essen1–2
DFB-Pokal 1977–78First round29 July 1977FC 08 VillingenSpVgg Bayreuth0–1
Second round20 August 1977Itzehoer SVSpVgg Bayreuth1–6
Third round14 October 1977Karlsruher SCSpVgg Bayreuth2–0
DFB-Pokal 1978–79First round4 August 1978SV HaidlfingSpVgg Bayreuth0–5
Second round24 September 1978SpVgg BayreuthMelsunger FV6–0
Third round2 December 1978Bayer 04 LeverkusenSpVgg Bayreuth1–0
DFB-Pokal 1979–80First round25 August 1979SpVgg BayreuthPreußen 07 Hameln5–0
Second round29 September 1979SpVgg BayreuthSpVgg Au/Iller6–0
Third round12 January 1980SpVgg BayreuthFC Bayern Munich1–0
Fourth round16 February 1980SpVgg BayreuthTuS Langerwehe5–2 aet
Quarterfinals6 April 1980FC Schalke 04SpVgg Bayreuth3–1
DFB-Pokal 1980–81First round29 August 1980Borussia NeunkirchenSpVgg Bayreuth1–1 aet
First round – replay17 September 1980SpVgg BayreuthBorussia Neunkirchen2–1
Second round29 August 1980SpVgg BayreuthVfB Stuttgart1–3
DFB-Pokal 1981–82First round28 August 1981SpVgg BayreuthBayer Uerdingen3–1
Second round11 October 1981VfB Stuttgart IISpVgg Bayreuth1–2
Third round30 December 1981SpVgg BayreuthVfB Oldenburg2–0
Fourth round9 January 1982SV Werder BremenSpVgg Bayreuth2–0
DFB-Pokal 1982–83First round27 August 1982SpVgg BayreuthSpVgg Fürth3–1
Second round15 October 1982SpVgg BayreuthHertha BSC Berlin0–1
DFB-Pokal 1983–84First round28 August 1983FC AugsburgSpVgg Bayreuth2–1 aet
DFB-Pokal 1984–85First round1 September 1984SpVgg BayreuthSV Mettlach7–0
Second round13 October 1984SpVgg BayreuthSG Union Solingen1–2
DFB-Pokal 1986–87First round27 August 1986SpVgg BayreuthSG Wattenscheid 090–3
DFB-Pokal 1988–89First round6 August 1988Germania DörnigheimSpVgg Bayreuth0–5
Second round24 September 1988SV Werder BremenSpVgg Bayreuth6–1
DFB-Pokal 1989–90First round20 August 19891. FC PforzheimSpVgg Bayreuth4–1
DFB-Pokal 1990–91First round4 August 1990SpVgg BayreuthBlau-Weiß 90 Berlin0–3
DFB-Pokal 2006–07First round8 September 2006SpVgg BayreuthKickers Offenbach0–2

Source:"DFB-Pokal". Weltfussball.de (in German). Retrieved 29 May 2009. 

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