TSV Havelse
TSV Havelse logo.svg
Full nameTurn- und Sportverein Havelse 1912 e.V.
PresidentManfred Hörnschemeyer
ManagerRüdiger Ziehl
LeagueRegionalliga Nord
2021–223. Liga, 19th of 20 (relegated)
WebsiteClub website

TSV Havelse is a German association football club based in Garbsen, Lower Saxony, near Hanover.


The club was founded in 1912 as FC Pelikan-Havelse by a group of thirteen young men from the small village of Havelse. They took their name from the maker's brand of the first football purchased by the club for the grand sum of 7,50 Reichsmarks. World War I took a heavy toll on the club, which was inactive for a time. In 1929, a local gymnastics club, Turnverein Havelse was formed and four years later the "Pelikans" took to the field again as the club's football side. Some time during the 1930s – club records are not clear – the club took on its current name.

For most of its existence this has been un-storied local side: the highlight for the team was a single season spent in the 2. Bundesliga in 1990–91. From 1986 to 1990 the club was led by Volker Finke, who played with the team from 1969 to 1974, and then went on to become the longtime coach of SC Freiburg. Their biggest achievements in the DFB-Pokal came against the same team. In 1991 and 2012, the club eliminated 1. FC Nürnberg to advance to the third and second round respectively of the competition proper.

Since 2010 the club has played in the tier four Regionalliga Nord with a second place in 2013 as its best result.

The club finished 3rd in the shortened 2020–21 Regionalliga Nord. They qualified for the promotion play-offs, as the top two teams, Weiche Flensburg and Werder Bremen II did not apply for 3. Liga licenses.[1] They achieved promotion to the 3. Liga after winning 2–0 on aggregate against 1. FC Schweinfurt.[2] However, they were relegated after just one season in the 3. Liga, with their relegation being confirmed on 16 April 2022 after a 1–1 draw vs. Hallescher FC.[3][4]


TSV Havelse plays in the Wilhelm-Langrehr-Stadion, originally built as the "TSV-Kampfbahn an der Hannoverschen Straße" in 1933. However, since the stadium does not meet the requirements for the 3. Liga, the club will play at the HDI-Arena in nearby Hanover for the duration of the 2021–22 season.[5]


The club's honours:

Current squad

As of 1 July 2022[6]

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 Norman Quindt
2 DF Germany GER Erik Henschel
3 DF Germany GER Marco Schleef
5 DF Germany GER Jonas Sonnenberg
6 DF Germany GER Nils Piwernetz
7 MF Germany GER Vico Meien
8 MF Germany GER Julius Langfeld
10 MF Germany GER Deniz Cicek
11 FW Germany GER Yannik Jaeschke
12 GK Germany GER Tobias Stirl
13 DF Germany GER Niklas Teichgräber
14 FW Germany GER Leon Damer
No. Pos. Nation Player
15 MF Canada CAN Kianz Froese
16 FW Germany GER Torben Engelking
17 FW Germany GER Ilir Qela
18 FW Germany GER Fynn Lakenmacher
19 DF Germany GER Fynn Arkenberg
20 DF Germany GER Tobias Fölster (captain)
23 FW Germany GER Linus Meyer
24 MF Germany GER Noah Plume
26 DF Germany GER Niklas Tasky
28 MF Germany GER Julian Rufidis
35 GK Germany GER Alexander Dlugaiczyk
39 DF Germany GER Florian Riedel

Managerial history

Sources: [7][8]


  1. ^ "Havelse kann in der Relegation starten". kicker (in German). Retrieved 28 April 2021.
  2. ^ "Greenkeeper-Duo sichert Havelse den Aufstieg gegen Schweinfurt". kicker.de (in German). kicker. 19 June 2021. Retrieved 19 June 2021.
  3. ^ "Hallescher FC vs TSV Havelse, live results, lineups, shotmap and H2H". FotMob. Retrieved 17 April 2022.
  4. ^ ""Und seh'n wir zum Sieg keine Chance mehr..." Retrieved 17 April 2022 – via Twitter.[non-primary source needed]
  5. ^ "Bei Aufstieg: TSV Havelse spielt in der HDI-Arena, 96-Boss Kind kommt entgegen". sportbuzzer.de (in German). Sportbuzzer. 1 March 2021. Retrieved 19 June 2021.
  6. ^ "Havelser Jungs" (in German). TSV Havelse. Retrieved 5 July 2021.
  7. ^ Grüne, Hardy (2004). Norddeutschland – Zwischen TSV Achim, Hamburger SV und TuS Zeven. Legendäre Fußballvereine. Kassel: AGON. pp. 313–315. ISBN 3-89784-223-8.
  8. ^ "TSV Havelse " Manager history". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 5 July 2021.