TuS Koblenz
Full nameTurn- und Spielvereinigung
Koblenz 1911 e.V.
Founded1 August 1911
GroundStadion Oberwerth
Capacity9,500 (2,000 seated)
ChairmanChristian Krey
ManagerMichael Stahl
LeagueRegionalliga Südwest
2022–23Oberliga Rheinland-Pfalz/Saar, 2nd (promoted)

TuS Koblenz is a German association football club, located in Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate. Fussball Club Deutschland Neuendorf, which was formed in 1911, is viewed as the foundation of the modern club.


Nazi era (1933–1945)

Logo of predecessor side FV Neuendorf ca. 1931.

The original club was lost in 1917, but in 1919 the successor side Fussball Verein 1911 Neuendorf was assembled out of the former memberships of FCD, Fussball Club Concordia 1910 Neuendorf, and Fussball Club Alemania 1912 Neuendorf, both of which had folded in 1914.

In 1933, FV joined the Gauliga Mittelrhein, one of sixteen top flight divisions established with the re-organization of German football in Nazi Germany that year. The club was immediately relegated, and in 1934 was joined by Turnverein 1864 Neuendorf, Arbeitersportverein Neuendorf and DJK Neuendorf, to create Turn- und Spielvereinigung Neuendorf. Both ASV and DJK were forced into the merger through the policies of the Nazi regime which regarded worker's and church-sponsored clubs as politically undesirable. TuS Neuendorf returned to first division play in 1935 and was in and out of the Gauliga over the next several seasons.

In 1941, the Gauliga Mittelrhein was divided into two new divisions: the Gauliga Köln-Aachen and the Gauliga Moselland. TuS again returned to first division football in the Gauliga Moselland (Gruppe Ost) and this time earned much better results, finishing second in 1942 and then winning their group in 1943 and 1944 before decisively taking the division in single game playoffs in each of these seasons. That put the club into the national playoffs, where they were eliminated in the early going in both appearances. As World War II progressed and Allied armies advanced into Germany, the Gauliga Moselland played progressively shorter schedules until the league finally collapsed and did not play the 1944–45 season.


Historical chart of Koblenz league performance

In the immediate post-war period, the club returned to tier I football in the Oberliga Südwest (Gruppe Nord) in 1946 as SpVgg Neuendorf. Resuming their old identity as TuS, they re-appeared in the national playoffs in 1948 even though they had managed only a third-place finish in their division. 1. FC Saarbrücken had taken second place by finishing three points ahead of TuS and so were entitled to a playoff spot. However, Saarbrücken was one of several teams in the French-occupied Saarland which the French were actively working to establish as an independent state or make part of France. This led to Saarland-based German teams being refused permission to play the German national playoffs, and even the participation of a Saarland national side in the 1954 World Cup preliminaries. TuS earned its place that season through politics and advanced as far as the semi-finals before being put out 1–5 by 1. FC Kaiserslautern.

The club continued to play well through the early and mid-50s, earning additional turns in the national playoffs in 1950 and 1956, but was once again eliminated in both appearances in the early going. By the end of the decade their performance began to slip and in 1959 they were relegated. They returned to the Oberliga Südwest (I) in 1961 but could not now escape the lower half of the table.

Formation of the Bundesliga

With the formation of the Bundesliga in 1963, TuS found itself placed in the second division Regionalliga Südwest. In both 1968 and 1969, the club played well enough to participate in the playoff for a Bundesliga spot, but was unsuccessful on both occasions. By the 1970s, they were a third division side, playing in the Amateurliga Rheinland, missing opportunities for promotion to the 2. Bundesliga in playoff rounds in both 1977 and 1978. By 1981, the club had crashed below the third division where they were mired for nearly a decade-and-a-half.

TuS Koblenz

In 1982, the club adopted the name TuS Koblenz, but the change did little to help their performance, as they lingered in the Verbandsliga Rheinland (V). The fortunes of the club improved with their ascent to the fourth division Oberliga Südwest (IV) in 1994 where they remained for a decade. An Oberliga Südwest championship in 2004 was followed by a quick ascent through the Regionalliga Süd (III) where a second-place finish in 2005–06 earned the club a spot in the 2. Bundesliga. Their 2006–07 campaign ended with TuS finishing ahead of expectations in 12th place, meriting an unexpected stay on the second level.

Any hopes of further improvement ended in the late stages of the 2007–08 season when TuS was penalized by the deduction of eight points for not providing contracts for Marko Lomić and Branimir Bajić,[1] turning a potential upper table finish into a lesser result. This was later reduced to six points for the actual season and three points for the following season 2008–09.

The club suffered relegation from the 2. Bundesliga in 2009–10 and played for a season in the 3. Liga before withdrawing to the level below for financial reasons. In 2010 the player Michael Stahl scored a goal from 61.5 metres in the DFB-Pokal against Hertha BSC. His goal was elected to ARD Goal Of The Year 2010. After the 2011–12 season in the Regionalliga West TuS became part of the new Regionalliga Südwest for the following year but was relegated from the league in 2015, dropping to the tier five Oberliga Rheinland-Pfalz/Saar. Koblenz won the Oberliga in 2015–16 and made an immediate return to the Regionalliga, but were relegated again at the end of the 2017–18 season.


The club's honours:

Recent managers

Recent managers of the club:[2]

Manager Start Finish
England Colin Bell 1 July 1989 10 December 1996
Rainer Kannegieser 11 December 1996 31 August 1998
Thomas Neis 1 September 1998 7 October 1998
Jürgen Roth-Lebenstedt 8 October 1998 30 June 2002
Croatia Milan Šašić 1 July 2002 23 April 2007
Uwe Rapolder 25 April 2007 13 December 2009
Uwe Koschinat 14 December 2009 28 December 2009
Petrik Sander 29 December 2009 30 June 2011
Michael Dämgen 1 July 2011 16 September 2012
Kazakhstan Peter Neustädter 17 September 2012 20 August 2013
Greece Evangelos Nessos 21 August 2013 8 December 2014
Petrik Sander 1 January 2015 11 February 2018
Anel Džaka 11 February 2018 19 November 2021
Michael Stahl 19 November 2021 Present

Recent seasons

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

Season Division Tier Position
1999–2000 Oberliga Südwest IV 9th
2000–01 Oberliga Südwest 9th
2001–02 Oberliga Südwest 11th
2002–03 Oberliga Südwest 11th
2003–04 Oberliga Südwest 1st ↑
2004–05 Regionalliga Süd III 11th
2005–06 Regionalliga Süd 2nd ↑
2006–07 2. Bundesliga II 12th
2007–08 2. Bundesliga 10th
2008–09 2. Bundesliga 14th
2009–10 2. Bundesliga 17th ↓
2010–11 3. Liga III 11th (withdrawn)1
2011–12 Regionalliga West IV 17th
2012–13 Regionalliga Südwest 8th
2013–14 Regionalliga Südwest 14th
2014–15 Regionalliga Südwest 16th ↓
2015–16 Oberliga Rheinland-Pfalz/Saar V 1st ↑
2016–17 Regionalliga Südwest IV 8th
2017–18 Regionalliga Südwest 15th ↓
2018–19 Oberliga Rheinland-Pfalz/Saar V 4th
2019–20 Oberliga Rheinland-Pfalz/Saar 4th
2020–21 Oberliga Rheinland-Pfalz/Saar 5th
2021–22 Oberliga Rheinland-Pfalz/Saar 6th
2022–23 Oberliga Rheinland-Pfalz/Saar 2nd ↑
Promoted Relegated

Current squad

As of 29 August 2023[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 Jonas Bast
4 DF Germany GER Daniel von der Bracke
5 DF Germany GER Almir Ahmetaj
6 MF Germany GER Marcel Wingender
7 DF Germany GER Armend Qenaj
8 DF Germany GER Michael Stahl
9 FW Austria AUT Erijon Shaqiri
11 FW Germany GER Sandro Porta
12 DF Germany GER Felix Könighaus
13 MF State of Palestine PLE Tariq-Emad Suleiman
14 MF Germany GER Damir Grgic
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 MF Germany GER Jan Bach
18 FW Germany GER Yusupha Sawaneh
19 FW Germany GER Dylan Esmel
22 DF Germany GER Dominic Volkmer
23 MF Germany GER Leon Waldminghaus
25 MF Germany GER Jan Mahrla
27 MF Germany GER Kieran Ike
28 MF Germany GER André Mandt
33 GK Germany GER Franjo Serdarusic
35 GK Germany GER Christopher Hauswald
MF Germany GER Sollano Rodrigues


  1. ^ Wilde18, "8 point deducted from TuS Koblenz", Official Page of Bundesliga, 24 April 2008
  2. ^ TuS Koblenz .:. Trainer von A-Z (in German) weltfussball.de, accessed: 14 July 2012
  3. ^ Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv (in German) Historical German domestic league tables
  4. ^ Fussball.de – Ergebnisse (in German) Tables and results of all German football leagues
  5. ^ "Erste Mannschaft". TuS Koblenz. Retrieved 29 August 2023.