Stuttgarter Kickers
Full nameSportverein Stuttgarter Kickers e.V.
Nickname(s)Die Blauen (The Blues),
Die Blauen-Götter (The Blue-Gods)
Founded21 September 1899; 124 years ago (21 September 1899)
GroundGazi-Stadion auf der Waldau
PresidentRainer Lorz
Head coachMustafa Ünal
LeagueRegionalliga Südwest
2022–23Oberliga Baden-Württemberg 1st of 18 (promoted)
WebsiteClub website

Stuttgarter Kickers is a German association football club that plays in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, founded on 21 September 1899 as FC Stuttgarter Cickers.


In its early years the club had a decent local squad that played in the Südkreis-Liga, Kreisliga Württemberg and then in the Bezirksliga Württemberg. With the reorganization of German football during the Third Reich in 1933, the team – now known as SV Stuttgarter Kickers – found itself in the Gauliga Württemberg, one of sixteen top tier regional leagues established in the country during that time. It continued to have good results locally, but was unable to impress beyond its own area. In the final year of World War II the Kickers fielded a combined wartime squad with Sportfreunde Stuttgart.

Historical chart of Stuttgarter Kickers league performance

After the war the club resumed play in the Oberliga Süd and performed as a mid-table team early on. By 1950 it had slipped to the lower half of the table with a seemingly solid grip in 14th place, constantly struggling to avoid relegation throughout the decade. Kickers spent the early 60s in tier II football, but after the formation of the Bundesliga, Germany's new professional league, in 1963, the club was moved to the Regionalliga Süd. In 1974, that league went professional and became the 2. Bundesliga. Between 1963 and the late 1980s the team had varying results, but finally stabilized in the upper half of the standings toward the end of that period. It has one losing appearance to its credit in the DFB-Pokal in 1987 and in 1988–89 it made it to the Bundesliga for the first time. It ended a run of 28 years as a second division outfit. The team was immediately relegated after a 17th-place finish, but continued to deliver some of its best performances. Die Blauen advanced to the semi-finals of the 2000 DFB-Pokal and then had a second turn in the Bundesliga in 1991–92, but with the same result as its earlier time up. Over the next decade the club played largely in the second division, before slipping to the Regionalliga Süd (III) in 2001, where they remained until 2008, when a tenth-place finish narrowly qualified them for the new 3. Liga. They finished last (20th) in the 3. Liga in 2008–09 and were relegated to the Regionalliga Süd. After three seasons at Regionalliga level, the Kickers returned to the 3. Liga in 2012 where they played for four seasons until relegation at the end of 2015–16, now dropping down to the Regionalliga Südwest. In 2018 they were relegated once more to the Oberliga Baden-Württemberg.

Other departments

The Stuttgarter Kickers also have handball, athletics, table tennis, cheerleading, and lacrosse departments. The association is also recognized for its training of football referees and other game officials. They had a field hockey department too, which in 1957 became independent under the name of HTC Stuttgarter Kickers.


Current squad

As of 3 September 2023[1]

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 Felix Dornebusch
3 DF Germany GER David Kammerbauer
4 DF Germany GER Mathis Bruns (on loan from 1. FC Union Berlin)
5 DF Germany GER Marcel Schmidts
6 DF Bosnia and Herzegovina BIH Melvin Ramusović
7 FW Germany GER Loris Maier
8 MF Germany GER Luigi Campagna
9 MF Turkey TUR Sinan Tekerci
10 FW Germany GER Kevin Dicklhuber
11 DF Germany GER Marian Riedinger
13 MF Germany GER Jonas Kohler
15 MF Germany GER Nico Blank
16 GK Germany GER Maximilian Otto
17 FW Germany GER Konrad Riehle
18 DF Germany GER Niklas Kolbe
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 DF Germany GER Cedric Guarino
20 MF Germany GER Leon Maier
21 GK Germany GER Ramon Castellucci
22 FW Germany GER David Braig
23 MF Croatia CRO Marko Pilic
25 DF Germany GER Paul Polauke
27 FW Austria AUT Daniel Kalajdžić
28 MF Germany GER Lukas Kiefer
29 FW Germany GER David Stojak
33 FW Germany GER Niklas Antlitz
34 FW Turkey TUR Halim Eroglu
35 GK Germany GER Léon Neaimé
37 FW Germany GER Flamur Berisha
38 MF Germany GER Christian Mauersberger

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 Germany GER Malte Moos (at Astoria Walldorf until 30 June 2024)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF Germany GER Ivo Ćolić (at FV Ravensburg until 30 June 2024)

See also: List of Stuttgarter Kickers players

Reserve team

Main article: Stuttgarter Kickers II

The Stuttgarter Kickers II, historically also known as Stuttgarter Kickers Amateure, have been playing in the Oberliga Baden-Württemberg since 2000. Previously, the team fluctuated between the Landesliga and Verbandsliga Württemberg.


The club's honours:

Recent seasons

The recent season-by-season performance of the club:[2][3]


Promoted Relegated

Presidential history

The club's presidents:[4]

Coaching history

The club's coaches:[5]


  1. ^ "Kader". Retrieved 24 August 2023.
  2. ^ Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv (in German) Historical German domestic league tables, accessed: 20 September 2014
  3. ^ – Ergebnisse (in German) Tables and results of all German football leagues, accessed: 20 September 2014
  4. ^ (in German), accessed: 3 May 2017
  5. ^ Stuttgarter Kickers .:. Trainer von A-Z (in German), accessed: 17 September 2011