SSV Reutlingen 05
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Full nameSport- und Schwimmverein Reutlingen 05 e.V.
Nickname(s)Die Nullfünfer (The 05s)
Founded9 May 1905
GroundStadion an der Kreuzeiche
ChairmanKarsten Amann
Head coachTeodor Rus
2021–22Oberliga Baden-Württemberg, 9th
WebsiteClub website

SSV Reutlingen 05 is a German association football club from Reutlingen, Baden-Württemberg.


The club was founded as FC Arminia Reutlingen and was renamed SV Reutlingen 1905 in 1910. The club fused with 1. Schwimmverein 1911 to form the current side in 1938.

Historical chart of Reutlingen league performance
Historical chart of Reutlingen league performance

Reutlingen became a decent regional side in the years after World War II, two second-place finishes in the Oberliga (I) in 1950 and 1955 being the highlight, and earned a place in the second tier Regionalliga Süd in 1963 when Germany's new top flight professional league, the Bundesliga, was formed. After a second-place finish in their division in 1965, SSV took part in the Bundesliga promotion rounds, where they faced Bayern Munich and Borussia Mönchengladbach for the right to make their Bundesliga début. Reutlingen were held to a 1–1 draw against Mönchengladbach on their home ground, but were crushed 7–0 away, and finished a point behind them in their group.

Reutlingen continued to play second division football until the early 1970s when they dropped into the Amateur Oberliga Baden-Württemberg (III), briefly even falling to fourth-tier Verbandsliga Württemberg. They spent most of the next two-and-a-half decades at the third level before playing their way back to the second tier on the strength of a first-place finish in their division that began with a sixteen-game winning streak to open the season. Their three-year adventure in the 2. Bundesliga ended in 2003 after the team was penalised six points for financial irregularities the previous year. They were then denied a licence to play in the third division Regionalliga Süd and were forced down to Oberliga Baden-Württemberg (IV).

The team finished in first place in the Oberliga Baden-Württemberg in 2005–06 and returned to the Regionalliga Süd (III) for the 2006–07 season. SSV remained in the third division for two years, narrowly missing promotion into the newly formed 3. Liga at the end of the 2007–08 campaign. Without a place in this new national league, the Nullfünfer remained in the Regionalliga Süd, now as a fourth-tier side.

The 2008–09 and 2009–10 seasons saw SSV finish in the middle of the Regionalliga Süd table with early exits from the WFV-Pokal in both campaigns. After finishing in 14th position in the Regionalliga Süd in the 2009–10 season, the team was denied a licence to continue playing in the fourth division due to financial insolvency. SSV have competed in the fifth-tier Oberliga Baden-Württemberg since the 2010–11 season.[1]

The club won the 2014–15 edition of the Württemberg Cup, defeating FV Ravensburg in the final, and thereby qualified for the first round of the 2015–16 DFB-Pokal. Here they beat their local rivals Karlsruher SC 3–1 at the Kreuzeiche with three penalties from their captain, Giuseppe Ricciardi. In the second round, SSV lost 4–0 against another team from the 2. Bundesliga, Eintracht Braunschweig.

Current squad

As of 13 July 2015

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 Denis Grgic
2 DF Germany GER Heiko Schall
3 DF Croatia CRO Ivan Ćosić
4 DF Germany GER Lukas Hartmann
5 MF Germany GER Rouven Wiesner
6 MF Germany GER Pierre Eiberger
7 MF Germany GER Denis Lübke
9 MF Germany GER Marc Golinski
10 FW Italy ITA Domenico Botta
11 FW Germany GER Marcel Brandstetter
14 MF Germany GER Michael Renner
15 MF Germany GER Max Hölzli
No. Pos. Nation Player
16 MF Germany GER Raphael Schaschko
17 FW Germany GER Bastian Bischoff
18 FW Germany GER Dominik Grauer
19 FW Turkey TUR Mehmet Levet
20 MF Germany GER Tom Scheffel
21 MF Germany GER Andreas Maier
22 GK Germany GER Enes Durmaz
23 MF Germany GER Daniel Seemann
24 MF Germany GER Colin Bitzer
26 MF Germany GER Florian Feigl
27 DF Germany GER Sven Schimmel
28 MF Germany GER Andreas Frick


The club's honours:

Recent managers

Recent managers of the club:[2]

Manager Start Finish
Armin Veh 1 July 1998 12 December 2001
Reiner Geyer 12 December 2001 30 June 2002
Frank Wormuth 1 July 2002 4 May 2003
Uwe Erkenbrecher 5 May 2003 30 June 2004
Peter Starzmann 1 July 2004 30 June 2008
Roland Seitz 1 July 2008 15 April 2010
Stefan Minkwitz 16 April 2010 30 April 2010
Lothar Mattner 1 July 2010 24 November 2011
Denis Lapaczinski 28 November 2011 31 December 2011
Murat Isik 1 December 2012 13 October 2014
Robert Hofacker 14 October 2014 6 May 2015
Andreas Rill 7 May 2015 30 June 2015
Georgi Donkov 1 July 2015 4 April 2016
Jochen Class 8 April 2016 present

Recent seasons

The recent season-by-season performance of the club:[3][4]

Season Division Tier Position
1999–2000 Regionalliga Süd III 1st ↑
2000–01 2. Bundesliga II 7th
2001–02 2. Bundesliga 10th
2002–03 2. Bundesliga 16th ↓
2003–04 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg IV 9th
2004–05 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg 3rd
2005–06 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg 1st ↑
2006–07 Regionalliga Süd III 11th
2007–08 Regionalliga Süd 12th
2008–09 Regionalliga Süd IV 12th
2009–10 Regionalliga Süd 18th ↓
2010–11 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg V 14th
2011–12 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg 8th
2012–13 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg 7th
2013–14 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg 7th
2014–15 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg 9th
2015–16 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg 11th
2016–17 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg 9th
2017–18 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg 7th
2018–19 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg 9th
Promoted Relegated


  1. ^ "SSV meldet Insolvenz an" (in German). 19 March 2010. Retrieved 22 July 2010.
  2. ^ "SSV Reutlingen » Manager history". Retrieved 22 December 2021.
  3. ^ "Historical German domestic league tables" (in German).
  4. ^ "Ergebnisse" (in German).