SV Elversberg
Full nameSportvereinigung 07 Elversberg e.V.
Founded1907
GroundWaldstadion an der Kaiserlinde
Capacity10,000
ChairmanDieter-Niklas Grünwald
ManagerHorst Steffen
League2. Bundesliga
2022–233. Liga, 1st of 20 (promoted)
WebsiteClub website
Current season

SpVgg 07 Elversberg is a German association football club, located in Spiesen-Elversberg, Saarland. The club plays in 2. Bundesliga from 2023–24 after promotion from 3. Liga in 2022–23.

History

Logo used until 2010

The club was founded in 1907 as FC Germania Elversberg. It was dissolved in 1914, but then re-constituted in 1918 as Sportvereinigung VfB Elversberg, spending a season in the tier-one Kreisliga Saar in 1921–22. After World War II a number of local associations came together to form Sportgemeinde Elversberg. The current club became independent of SG as SV Elversberg VfB 07 in 1952. From 1951 to 1960 SV played in the Amateurliga Saarland (III), but then disappeared into tier IV and V football until 1980 when they re-emerged in the Amateur Oberliga Südwest (III) for a span of seven seasons. After nearly another decade spent between the Verbandsliga Saarland (IV) and the Landesliga Saarland/Nordost (V) the club returned to tier III football in the Regionalliga West/Südwest.

Since 1998, SV Elversberg has played in the Regionalliga Süd (III) as a lower table side. For the 2008–09 season, the club belonged to the new Regionalliga West where it stayed until 2012 when it became part of the new Regionalliga Südwest. In 2012–13, the club finished runners-up in the new league and qualified for the promotion play-off to the 3. Liga where it overcame the reserve team of TSV 1860 München to earn promotion to this league.

SV Elversberg lasted for only one season in the 3. Liga, suffering relegation alongside fellow Saar side 1. FC Saarbrücken back to the Regionalliga. They finished runners-up in the Regionalliga Südwest in 2015–16 but lost to FSV Zwickau in the promotion play-off and had to remain in the league. The following season, they won the league but were denied promotion by SpVgg Unterhaching, who beat them 5–2 on aggregate in another promotion play-off. In the 2021–22 season, SV Elversberg finished first in the Regionalliga Südwest to promote to the 3. Liga.[1]

In the 2022–23 season, SV Elversberg secured promotion to the 2023–24 2. Bundesliga for the first time ever in history on 21 May 2023, before they managed to win the league on the final matchday following a 2–1 victory over Ingolstadt.[2]

Honours

Recent managers

Logo used 2010–2015

Recent managers of the club:[3]

Manager Start Finish
United States Brent Goulet 13 April 2004 10 March 2008
Serbia Đurađ Vasić 11 March 2008 6 October 2009
Germany Günter Erhardt 15 October 2009 26 September 2011
Germany Jens Kiefer 27 September 2011 22 August 2013
Germany Dietmar Hirsch 2 September 2013 14 April 2014
Germany Roland Seitz 14 April 2014 31 May 2014
Germany Willi Kronhardt 1 June 2014 7 May 2015
Germany Stefan Minkwitz 7 May 2015 30 June 2015
Germany Michael Wiesinger 1 July 2015 30 June 2017
Germany Karsten Neitzel 1 July 2017 11 March 2018
Germany Roland Seitz 11 March 2018 29 October 2018
Germany Horst Steffen 1 November 2018 present

Recent seasons

Logo used 2015–2021

The recent season-by-season performance of the club:[4][5][6]

Key
Promoted Relegated

Current squad

As of 1 February 2024[7]

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 Frank Lehmann
3 DF France FRA Florian Le Joncour
4 DF Germany GER Kevin Conrad (captain)
5 DF Germany GER Frederik Jäkel (on loan from RB Leipzig)
6 MF Germany GER Patryk Dragon
7 MF Germany GER Manuel Feil
8 MF Germany GER Semih Sahin
9 FW Germany GER Dominik Martinović
10 MF Germany GER Jannik Rochelt
11 MF Germany GER Luca Dürholtz
13 DF Portugal POR Marcel Correia
14 DF Germany GER Robin Fellhauer
17 MF Germany GER Paul Wanner (on loan from Bayern Munich)
18 DF France FRA Hugo Vandermersch (on loan from Stade Malherbe Caen)
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 DF Germany GER Lukas Pinckert
20 GK Austria AUT Nicolas Kristof
21 MF Germany GER Paul Stock
22 MF Germany GER Joseph Boyamba
23 MF Germany GER Carlo Sickinger
24 FW Germany GER Luca Schnellbacher
25 MF Germany GER Sebastian Saftig
26 DF Germany GER Arne Sicker
28 GK Germany GER Tim Boss
29 FW Denmark DEN Wahid Faghir (on loan from VfB Stuttgart)
30 FW Ivory Coast CIV Kevin Koffi
31 MF Germany GER Thore Jacobsen
33 DF Germany GER Maurice Neubauer

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
MF Germany GER Daniel Pantschenko (at Union Titus Pétange until 30 June 2024)

References

  1. ^ "SV Elversberg: Mit dem Aufstieg wächst die Arena". Saarbrücker Zeitung (in German). 15 May 2022. Archived from the original on 31 August 2022. Retrieved 31 August 2022.
  2. ^ "Sieg gegen Ingolstadt – SV Elversberg wird Meister". Saarbrücker Zeitung (in German). 27 May 2023. Archived from the original on 27 May 2023. Retrieved 27 May 2023.
  3. ^ SV 07 Elversberg .:. Trainer von A-Z Archived 20 July 2014 at the Wayback Machine (in German) weltfussball.de. Retrieved 14 July 2012
  4. ^ Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv Archived 2 October 2018 at the Wayback Machine (in German) Historical German domestic league tables
  5. ^ Fussball.de – Ergebnisse Archived 18 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine (in German) Tables and results of all German football leagues
  6. ^ SV Elversberg II Archived 23 November 2015 at the Wayback Machine (in German) Fussball.de. Retrieved 4 November 2015
  7. ^ "Kader - First Team". sv07elversberg.de (in German). Sportvereinigung 07 Elversberg. Archived from the original on 25 August 2023. Retrieved 4 September 2023.