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SC Paderborn
Full nameSport-Club Paderborn 07 e.V.
Founded1907; 116 years ago (1907)
PresidentElmar Volkmann
Head coachLukas Kwasniok
League2. Bundesliga
2022–232. Bundesliga, 6th of 18
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 suffered a hasty fall from grace, however, 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 returned to 2. Bundesliga, reaching 2nd place in the 2018–19 season and was promoted to the Bundesliga. The club finished 18th in the 2019–20 season and returned to the 2. Bundesliga.


Fusion into SC Paderborn

For most of the twentieth century, Paderborn had two football clubs: TuS Schloss Neuhaus and FC Paderborn, who remained rivals until the 1980s. After Neuhaus had been promoted to the 2. Bundesliga and finished last in 1983, this set-up had reached its athletic and financial ceiling. Thus, in 1985, the two clubs merged into TuS Paderborn/Neuhaus. In 1997, the club adopted its current identity by assuming the name SC Paderborn 07, named after TuS Neuhaus' founding date 1907.[1]

Beginnings in amateur football (1985–2005)

During most of the 1980s, the recently merged club competed in the third-tier Oberliga Westfalen, where they counted among the leading teams but never achieved promotion. In 1994, Paderborn won the league and thereby qualified for the promotion playoffs. The team lost to Eintracht Braunschweig and Fortuna Düsseldorf but secured a place in the newly formed third-tier of the German football pyramid, the Regionalliga West/Südwest. Except for a brief stint in the fourth tier, Paderborn enjoyed moderate success with regular trips to the DFB Pokal.[2]

During one of these, in 2004/5, the club reached the round of 16 beating MSV Duisburg and Bundesliga side Hamburger SV on the way. It later emerged that latter match had been affected by match fixing; referee Robert Hoyzer had received a bribe to let Paderborn win the game. The incident remains the most significant betting scandal in the history of German football.[3]

Coach André Breitenreiter in the 2013–14 promotion season

Consolidation in the 2. Bundesliga (2005–15)

Paderborn returned to the 2. Bundesliga for the first time in nearly thirty years at the end of the same season. The team's advance into professional football brought with it a professionalisation of its structures and in 2005 construction began on a new 15,000-seat stadium which replaced the dated Hermann-Löns-Stadion. All of this helped to establish the club as a regular component of Germany's professional football landscape.[4] This process culminated in the club's first promotion to the Bundesliga after the 2013/14 season under coach André Breitenreiter, who had only joined the club from TSV Havelse at the start of the season. [5]

Bundesliga and years of turbulence (2015–present)

Having never been in the Bundesliga before, Paderborn were described as "the biggest outsider in Bundesliga history" going into the season. The team started well; in the fourth game of the campaign against Hannover 96, midfielder Moritz Stoppelkamp scored a volley from 83 metres out, a Bundesliga record for the furthest ever goal. This goal also put the team top of the Bundesliga table at the time.[6]

Paderborn were 10th in the table at the halfway point, but suffered a number of heavy losses in the second half of the season. On the second last matchday of the season, they dropped to last place, and were relegated on the final day.[7] Upon relegation, a number of key players such as Alban Meha, Mario Vrančić, Lukas Rupp, Marvin Ducksch and captain Uwe Hünemeier left the club, while coach Breitenreiter joined Schalke.

Starting the 2015/16 season with Markus Gellhaus in charge, Paderborn surprisingly gave former Germany international Stefan Effenberg his first coaching job in October 2015. In March, Effenberg was sacked, with the team bottom of the table and heading for a second consecutive relegation, which was later confirmed. [8] Now competing in the 3. Liga for the first time since 2009, Paderborn again found themselves at the bottom of the table. After Steffen Baumgart took over as coach in April, the team picked up 11 points from his five games in charge, but could not escape the relegation zone, finishing 18th. That should have been a third relegation in a row, this time to the non-professional Regionalliga West, but Paderborn were unexpectedly saved by 1860 Munich not receiving a license to play in the 3. Liga. 1860 were forced to move to the Regionalliga Bayern, which allowed Paderborn to stay in the third tier.[9]

Having been saved narrowly, Baumgart's team surprisingly finished second in the 2017/18 season and returned to the 2. Bundesliga. In 2019, a remarkable turn of events, the newly promoted side managed another top-two finish, which returned Paderborn to the Bundesliga after years of turbulence.[10] The 2019/20 season, however, ended in the same way their first Bundesliga campaign did as Paderborn finished last, meaning relegation back to the second tier in June 2020.[11] The following season, Paderborn finished 9th in the 2. Bundesliga, the first time since 2012/13 that the club finished outside the promotion or relegation places.

Historical chart of Paderborn league performance

Recent seasons

Year Division Tier Position
1985–86 Oberliga Westfalen III 2nd
1986–87 Oberliga Westfalen 6th
1987–88 Oberliga Westfalen 8th
1988–89 Oberliga Westfalen 9th
1989–90 Oberliga Westfalen 2nd
1990–91 Oberliga Westfalen 8th
1991–92 Oberliga Westfalen 5th
1992–93 Oberliga Westfalen 5th
1993–94 Oberliga Westfalen 1st
1994–95 Regionalliga West/Südwest 9th
1995–96 Regionalliga West/Südwest 5th
1996–97 Regionalliga West/Südwest 10th
1997–98 Regionalliga West/Südwest 9th
1998–99 Regionalliga West/Südwest 7th
1999–00 Regionalliga West/Südwest 13th ↓
2000–01 Oberliga Westfalen IV 1st ↑
2001–02 Regionalliga Nord III 14th
2002–03 Regionalliga Nord 8th
2003–04 Regionalliga Nord 3rd
2004–05 Regionalliga Nord 2nd ↑
2005–06 2. Bundesliga II 9th
2006–07 2. Bundesliga 11th
2007–08 2. Bundesliga 17th ↓
2008–09 3. Liga III 3rd ↑
2009–10 2. Bundesliga II 5th
2010–11 2. Bundesliga 12th
2011–12 2. Bundesliga 5th
2012–13 2. Bundesliga 12th
2013–14 2. Bundesliga 2nd ↑
2014–15 Bundesliga I 18th ↓
2015–16 2. Bundesliga II 18th ↓
2016–17 3. Liga III 18th
2017–18 3. Liga 2nd ↑
2018–19 2. Bundesliga II 2nd ↑
2019–20 Bundesliga I 18th ↓
2020–21 2. Bundesliga II 9th
2021–22 2. Bundesliga 7th
2022–23 2. Bundesliga 6th
2023–24 2. Bundesliga


Current squad

As of 20 July 2023[12]

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 Netherlands NED Pelle Boevink
5 MF Germany GER Marcel Mehlem
6 MF Germany GER Marco Schuster
8 MF Germany GER David Kinsombi
10 FW Germany GER Max Kruse
11 FW Germany GER Sirlord Conteh
12 GK Germany GER Florian Pruhs
13 MF Germany GER Robert Leipertz
15 DF Germany GER Tobias Müller
16 DF North Macedonia MKD Visar Musliu
17 DF Germany GER Laurin Curda
19 MF Germany GER Kimberly Ezekwem (on loan from SC Freiburg)
20 DF Germany GER Justus Henke
21 GK Germany GER Jannik Huth (captain)
22 MF Germany GER Mattes Hansen
No. Pos. Nation Player
23 DF Germany GER Raphael Obermair
24 DF Germany GER Jannis Heuer
25 DF Germany GER Jesse Tugbenyo
26 MF Germany GER Sebastian Klaas
27 MF Germany GER Kai Klefisch
29 FW Germany GER Ilyas Ansah
30 MF Kosovo KOS Florent Muslija
31 DF Germany GER Maximilian Rohr
32 FW Germany GER Filip Bilbija
33 DF Germany GER Marcel Hoffmeier
34 DF Germany GER Dawyn-Paul Donner
35 GK Germany GER Arne Schulz
36 FW Germany GER Felix Platte
39 FW Germany GER Adriano Grimaldi
40 MF Germany GER Niclas Nadj

Out on loan

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
DF Switzerland SUI Jasper van der Werff (at Hansa Rostock until 30 June 2024)

Coaching & Medical Staff

Position Name
Manager Poland Lukas Kwasniok
Assistant coaches Morocco Frank Kaspari
Germany Alexander Otto
Goalkeeping coach Germany Nico Burchert
Athletic coach Germany André Filipovic
Germany Nils Vogt
Match analyst Germany Eduard Schmidt
Germany Henri Hyna
Germany Robin Kohl
Doctor Germany Dr. Hans Walter Hemmen
Germany Dr. Mathias Porsch
Physiotherapist Germany Robert Wezorke
Medical director physiotherapy Germany Jörg Liebeck
Lead Academy Physiotherapist Germany Sascha Naerger
Kit Manager Germany Michael Heppner
Academy manager Germany Christoph Müller
Turkey Ayhan Tumani



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