SV Wehen Wiesbaden
Full nameSportverein Wehen 1926 – Taunusstein e. V. (organisation)
Sportverein Wehen 1926 Wiesbaden GmbH (company)
Founded1 January 1926; 98 years ago (1926-01-01)
GroundBRITA-Arena
Capacity13,500
ChairmanMarkus Hankammer
ManagerMarkus Kauczinski
League2. Bundesliga
2022–233. Liga, 4th of 20 (promoted)
WebsiteClub website

SV Wehen Wiesbaden is a German association football club based in Wiesbaden, Hesse. Since the beginning of the 2007–08 season the club has no longer played its home games in Taunusstein, where it was originally located. In the summer of 2007 Wiesbaden was added to the original name of SV Wehen. The club currently competes in the 2. Bundesliga from 2023–24 after promotion from 3. Liga in 2022–23.

History

Amateur Football (1926–1994)

Historical chart of Wehen Wiesbaden league performance

The club was founded under the name of SV Wehen 1926 – Taunusstein in 1926 and disbanded by the Nazi government in 1933, although the football department was maintained by playing occasional friendly matches until 1939. The club re-established itself in 1946, following World War II. They operated both first and reserve teams from the beginning, with their first team competing in local amateur division, the B-Klasse Wiesbaden. The club's first youth team was established in 1955 and they subsequently started to use their own talented young players to strengthen the first team. By the mid-1970s, the youth department was split in ten teams with more than 150 players and a women's team was first established in 1984. Wehen won the Hessenpokal in 1988, 1996 and 2000, which gave them berths in the German Cup in those years.[1]

Third Tier and upwards (1994–)

Historical crest of SV Wehen Taunusstein

In 1994, the third tier of German football underwent a reform which resulted in the elevation of the Regionalliga. Wehen had finished seventh in the Oberliga Hessen in the previous year and thus became a founding member of the Regionalliga Süd. In spite of its relegation in 1995, the club managed to establish itself in the newly-founded league over the next ten years.

At the end of the 2006–07 season, Wehen finished first and earned promotion to the 2.Bundesliga. Its first second-tier season saw the club finish eighth and the inauguration of its current home, Brita-Arena. In spite of a berth in the DFB Pokal quarterfinals, Wehen was relegated to the 3. Liga in 2009, which would remain the club's division for the next ten seasons.[2]

Wehen achieved a third-place finish at the end of the 2018–19 season and thereby qualified for the promotion playoffs to the 2.Bundesliga against FC Ingolstadt. After a 1–2 defeat in their home game, the team managed to carry a 3–2 victory on Ingolstadt's turf. Advancing on away goals, Wehen was promoted to the 2. Bundesliga for only the second time in club history.[3] However, the club experienced a difficult 2019–20 season and finished in 17th place, fielding the league's worst defence with 65 goals conceded. Along with Dynamo Dresden, Wehen were relegated after just one season in the second tier.[4]

On 6 June 2023, Wehen Wiesbaden secured promotion to 2. Bundesliga from 2023–24 after defeating Arminia Bielefeld on aggregate 6–1 in the promotion/relegation play-off matches and returned to the second tier after three years absence.

Honours

Players

Current squad

As of 31 January 2024[5]

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 Arthur Lyska
2 DF Switzerland SUI Martin Angha
4 DF Germany GER Sascha Mockenhaupt (captain)
5 MF Germany GER Emanuel Taffertshofer
6 MF Germany GER Gino Fechner
7 MF Germany GER Robin Heußer
8 MF Germany GER Nick Bätzner
9 FW Netherlands NED Thijmen Goppel
10 FW Germany GER Antonio Jonjić
11 MF England ENG Keanan Bennetts
13 GK Morocco MAR Mohamed Amsif
14 FW Croatia CRO Franko Kovačević
16 GK Germany GER Florian Stritzel
17 DF Germany GER Florian Carstens
18 FW Croatia CRO Ivan Prtajin
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 MF Denmark DEN Bjarke Jacobsen
20 MF South Korea KOR Lee Hyun-ju (on loan from Bayern Munich II)
21 MF Germany GER Julius Kade
22 MF Germany GER Amin Farouk
24 DF Denmark DEN Marcus Mathisen
25 FW Serbia SRB Nikolas Agrafiotis
26 DF Serbia SRB Aleksandar Vukotić
27 DF Germany GER Nico Rieble
29 FW Germany GER Lasse Günther (on loan from Augsburg)
30 MF Canada CAN Kianz Froese
31 GK Germany GER Noah Brdar
33 FW Australia AUS John Iredale
34 FW Bosnia and Herzegovina BIH Amar Ćatić
36 DF Germany GER Nassim Elouarti

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

Recent managers

Recent managers of the club:[6]

Manager Start Finish
Manfred Petz 1 July 1997 12 May 1998
Bruno Hübner 12 May 1998 30 June 1998
Martin Hohmann 1 July 1998 30 October 1998
Werner Orf 1 November 1999 6 May 2000
Gerd Schwickert 7 May 2000 3 November 2002
Djuradj Vasic 4 November 2002 16 October 2006
Christian Hock 17 October 2006 30 June 2007
Djuradj Vasic 2 July 2007 20 August 2007
Christian Hock 21 August 2007 17 December 2008
Wolfgang Frank 19 December 2008 23 March 2009
Hans Werner Moser 24 March 2009 9 February 2010
Gino Lettieri 10 February 2010 15 February 2012
Peter Vollmann February 2012 21 October 2013
Marc Kienle 28 October 2013 12 April 2015
Christian Hock 12 April 2015 30 June 2015
Sven Demandt 1 July 2015 7 March 2016
Torsten Fröhling 14 March 2016 6 February 2017
Rüdiger Rehm 13 February 2017 25 October 2021
Mike Krannich/Nils Döring 25 October 2021 8 November 2021
Markus Kauczinski 8 November 2021 present

Recent seasons

The recent season-by-season performance of the club:[7][8]

Season Division Tier Position
1999–2000 Regionalliga Süd III 13th
2000–01 Regionalliga Süd 11th
2001–02 Regionalliga Süd 6th
2002–03 Regionalliga Süd 7th
2003–04 Regionalliga Süd 7th
2004–05 Regionalliga Süd 3rd
2005–06 Regionalliga Süd 3rd
2006–07 Regionalliga Süd 1st ↑
2007–08 2. Bundesliga II 8th
2008–09 2. Bundesliga 18th ↓
2009–10 3. Liga III 15th
2010–11 3. Liga 4th
2011–12 3. Liga 16th
2012–13 3. Liga 7th
2013–14 3. Liga 4th
2014–15 3. Liga 9th
2015–16 3. Liga 16th
2016–17 3. Liga 7th
2017–18 3. Liga 4th
2018–19 3. Liga 3rd ↑
2019–20 2. Bundesliga II 17th ↓
2020–21 3. Liga III 6th
2021–22 3. Liga 8th
2022–23 3. Liga 4th ↑
2023–24 2. Bundesliga II TBD
Key
Promoted Relegated

References

  1. ^ "SV Wehen Wiesbaden – History". svwehen-wiesbaden.de. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  2. ^ "SV Wehen Wiesbaden Historie". svwehen-wiesbaden.de. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  3. ^ "SVWW: Aufsteiger dank "einzigartigem Kampf"". kicker.de. Retrieved 29 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Nach Zweitliga-Abstieg: Zehn Abgänge bei Wehen Wiesbaden". Süddeutsche Zeitung. Retrieved 20 November 2020.
  5. ^ "SV Wehen Wiesbaden – Kader". svwehen-wiesbaden.de. Retrieved 6 July 2023.
  6. ^ SV Wehen Wiesbaden .:. Trainer von A-Z (in German) weltfussball.de. Retrieved 10 December 2011
  7. ^ Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv (in German) Historical German domestic league tables. Retrieved 20 September 2014
  8. ^ Fussball.de – Ergebnisse (in German) Tables and results of all German football leagues. Retrieved 20 September 2014