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The SVO Germaringen is a Germanmarker football club from Germaringenmarker, Bavariamarker.

The clubs most successful era was the 1970s and early '80s, when it played in the tier-four Landesliga Bayern-Süd. More notable however is its qualification to the first round of the German Cup in this time. Qualified on three occasions, it advanced to the second round in 1976, beating fellow amateur side VfR Laboe 9-0.

Apart from football, the club has another seven sports departments, like Tennis and Line dance.

History

Football was first played in organised form in Germaringen in the early 1920s, but it took until 1930 for a club to be formed, the Spielvereinigung Obergermaringen. The club, in its early days, had 32 members.

The club experienced some local success and, by 1935, reached the local Kreisliga, where it played against team from Landsberg, Thannhausenmarker, Mindelheimmarker and Krumbach. With the outbreak of the Second World War, the senior team had to be withdrawn but a junior side was still successful in 1940, winning a local championship. From this side, ten of the eleven players did not return from the war.

The side was reformed in 1946 and re-entered competitive football in the local amateur leagues. In 1957, the club earned promotion to the A-Klasse, where it would play until 1971. In this era, the clubs youth teams were more successful, earning to runners-up finishes in the Schwaben championship.

In 1971, the team achieved promotion to the tier-five Bezirksliga Schwaben-Süd. It stayed in this league for only two seasons before earning another championship and moving up to the Landesliga Bayern-Süd.

In its first season there, the team finished in twelfth place, nine points clear of a relegation rank. For the duration of its league membership, the club finished in the lower half of the table, but nevertheless survived there for eight seasons. In 1980, a seventeenth place however meant relegation.

In 1976, the team reached the final of the Schwaben Cup for the first time, losing 3-2 to FC Memmingen. It then beat SV Brunnthal 3-2 to qualify for the first round of the German Cup for the first time. There, the team defeated fellow amateur side VfR Laboe 9-0, a result more common in games between professional and amateur sides. In the second round of the Cup it lost 6-0 to Arminia Bielefeld.

The club returned to the Schwaben Cup final in 1978, where it lost to SSV Glött on penalties. Qualified for the first round of the German Cup once more, the team went out to VfR Bürstadt after a 7-1 loss.

It made a third, and, as of 2009, final appearance in the national cup competition when it won the Schwaben Cup with a 2-1 over TSV 1861 Nördlingen in 1982 and then qualified after defeating SV Bütthard 4-1. It met Hammer SpVgg in the first round of the German Cup and lost 2-1.

The team made a return to the Landesliga in 1983. It achieved its best-ever finish there in the following season, coming eighth. This time around, the club only lasted for three seasons in the league, suffering relegation in 1986.

When, in 1988, the Bezirksoberligas were formed in Bavaria as the new fifth tier of the Bavarian football league system, SVO managed to qualify for the new Bezirksoberliga Schwaben.

After a fifth place in its first season there, 1989-90 brought almost a return to the Landesliga. Finishing on equal points at the top of the table with TSG Thannhausen, the side lost a decider and then also lost in the following promotion round.

A number of seasons with mid-table finishes followed but, in 1995, the club was relegated back to the Bezirksliga, ironically alongside TSG Thannhausen, and also TSG Augsburg.

After a number of season spend at Bezirksliga level, it returned to the Bezirksoberliga in 1999. In four seasons there, it could not break into the upper half of the table and was relegated back to the Bezirksliga in 2003, where it still plays in 2009-10.

For the clubs 75th anniversary, it invited the 1. FC Nuremberg, who it lost to 8-0 in front of 1,800 spectators.

Current

For the 2009-10 season, the club plans to field eighteen separate football teams in senior and youth football, one more than in the previous season, and a new club record. SVO has three senior teams in the Schwaben football league system, one in the Bezirksliga (VIII), one in the Kreisliga (IX) and a third in the A-Klasse (XI), the lowest possible level in Schwaben. Most clubs in Schwaben only field two senior teams.

Honours



  • Cup
    • Schwaben Cup winners: 1982
    • Schwaben Cup runners-up: 1976, 1978


  • Indoor
    • Bavarian championship runners-up: 1992
    • Schwaben championship winner: 1992
    • Schwaben championship runners-up: 1988


Recent seasons

Year Division Position
1999-2000 Bezirksoberliga Schwaben (VI) 12th
2000-01 Bezirksoberliga Schwaben 10th
2001-02 Bezirksoberliga Schwaben 13th
2002-03 Bezirksoberliga Schwaben 14th ↓
2003-04 Bezirksliga Schwaben-Süd (VII) 5th
2004-05 Bezirksliga Schwaben-Süd 7th
2005-06 Bezirksliga Schwaben-Süd 8th
2006-07 Bezirksliga Schwaben-Süd 11th
2007-08 Bezirksliga Schwaben-Süd 11th
2008-09 Bezirksliga Schwaben-Süd (VIII) 10th
2009-10 Bezirksliga Schwaben-Süd


Friendlies

The club has played a number of friendlies in the past against top-teams from Europe and South America:

DFB Cup appereances

The club has qualified for the first round of the German Cup three times:
Season Round Date Home Away Result Attendance
DFB-Pokal 1976–77 First round 6 August 1976 SVO Germaringen VfR Laboe 9-0
Second round 16 October 1976 Arminia Bielefeld SVO Germaringen 6-0
DFB-Pokal 1978–79 First round 5 August 1978 SVO Germaringen VfR 1910 Bürstadt 1-7
DFB-Pokal 1982–83 First round 27 August 1983 SVO Germaringen Hammer SpVgg 1-2
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References

  1. Chronik SVO Germaringen website - History: until 1950, accessed: 6 July 2009
  2. Chronik 1951-70 SVO Germaringen website - History: 1951-70, accessed: 6 July 2009
  3. Chronik 1971-90 SVO Germaringen website - History: 1971-90, accessed: 6 July 2009
  4. Landesliga Süd Bayern 1973/74 Das Deutsche Fussball Archiv, accessed: 6 July 2009
  5. Landesliga Süd Bayern 1979/80 Das Deutsche Fussball Archiv, accessed: 6 July 2009
  6. Landesliga Süd Bayern 1983/84 Das Deutsche Fussball Archiv, accessed: 6 July 2009
  7. Landesliga Süd Bayern 1985/86 Das Deutsche Fussball Archiv, accessed: 6 July 2009
  8. BOL Schwaben tables and results Manfreds Fussball Archiv, accessed: 6 July 2009
  9. Drittes Club-Testspiel: 8:0 beim SVO Germaringen 1. FCN website, published: 3 July 2007, accessed: 6 July 2009
  10. Mannschaften SVO Germaringen website - Teams, accessed: 6 July 2009
  11. Chronik 1990-2007 SVO Germaringen website - History: 1990-2007, accessed: 6 July 2009



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