Bonner SC
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Full nameBonner Sport-Club 01/04 e.V.
Founded1965
GroundSportpark Nord
Capacity10,164
ChairmanDirk Mazurkiewicz
ManagerSascha Glatzel
LeagueMittelrheinliga (V)
2023–243rd
WebsiteClub website

Bonner SC is a German association football club based in Bonn. The club was formed in 1965 through the merger of Bonner FV and Tura Bonn. Its former women's football department won the German national championship in 1975.

History

Historical chart of the club's league performance

Bonner FV was founded in 1901 and was known early on as the "Club of Academics" because many of its leaders and members were teachers and professors. The side achieved good results as a tier II team prior to World War II, playing in the tier one Gauliga Mittelrhein at times. In 1959, FV won the Verbandsliga Mittelrhein (III) championship and moved up to 2nd Oberliga West (Division Two West).

Tura was formed in 1925 through a merger of the clubs FC Normannia and FC Borussia and drew its membership from the working class. The combined side's lineage also included the club FC Regina Bonn founded in 1904. Like Bonner FV, Tura played as a tier II team and their greatest success was in winning the 1962 west German amateur championship and their subsequent appearance in the national amateur final, which they lost 0:1 to SC Tegel. Since its founding in 1965, Bonner SC has played as a tier III or IV side except for a handful of seasons spent in various level II leagues between 1966–67 and 1976–77.

Cuban connection

In 1999, the club drew a lot of attention when then owner Hans-Robert Viol signed the complete Cuba national football team for the remainder of the season with the approval of Cuban leader Fidel Castro, who ordered the players to remain amateurs and only be paid pocket money.[1] They were the first 15 Cuban football players to have a spell abroad during the Castro regime and only four of them were expected to play in the Germans fourth tier side.[2]

In 2000–01, they fell as low as Verbandsliga Mittelrhein (V). Despite the drought of success, Bonner SC were able to muster-up a phenomenal season in the NRW-Liga in the 2008–09 season and become champions leading to their promotion back to the Regionalliga for the 2009–10 Season.

The club had to declare insolvency in July 2010 and was therefore unable to enter the Regionalliga. The team, 7 million euros in debt, was also barred from entering the NRW-Liga as it could not provide the necessary guarantees to prove it would be able to survive financially. Having declared insolvency after the start of the new season, the side could only enter the league below, the Mittelrheinliga, under the condition of being automatically relegated at the end of season, which it declined and paused for a year. Bonner SC entered the tier seven Landesliga Mittelrhein 1 for the 2011–12 season.[3]

From 2014 to 2016 Bonner SC played in the fifth tier of the league system, the Mittelrheinliga. In the 2015–16 season the club won the league and earned promotion to Regionalliga West.

Current squad

As of 29 May 2023[4]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Germany GER Ron Meyer
2 DF Mali MLI Massaman Keita
3 DF Germany GER Dan-Patrick Poggenberg
4 DF Germany GER Jan-Luca Prangenberg
5 DF Germany GER Nico Perrey
6 MF Portugal POR Leon Augusto (captain)
7 DF Dominican Republic DOM Rudolf González
9 FW Turkey TUR Burak Yesilay
10 MF Germany GER Maximilian Pommer
11 FW Germany GER Samir Malaab
12 DF Germany GER Tim Schirmer
13 MF Germany GER Jonas Berg
No. Pos. Nation Player
14 MF Germany GER Dustin Bohlem
16 DF Germany GER Maximilian Decker
17 FW Germany GER Daniel-Danso Somuah
18 GK Germany GER Kevin Birk
19 FW Germany GER Alexander Tackie Sai
20 MF Germany GER Ben Hompesch
21 MF Germany GER Ismael Maloko
22 DF Morocco MAR Bilal-Badr Ksiouar
23 FW Germany GER Ergün Yildiz
27 MF Germany GER Ishak Adahchur
29 DF Germany GER Hadjar Shala
30 MF Germany GER Felix Erken

Staff

As of 29 May 2023[4]

Former players

Honors

The club's honours:

League

Cup

References

  1. ^ The Cubans are coming – The Guardian
  2. ^ Quince futbolistas cubanos, prestados al Bonner, de la 4ª división alemana – El País (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Bei Insolvenz ein Jahr Pause (in German) www.reviersport.de, published: 18 July 2010, accessed: 19 August 2011
  4. ^ a b "Kader" (in German). Bonner SC. Retrieved 29 May 2023.