ASV Wuppertal

The Allgemeiner Sport Verein Wuppertal e.v has had more "fusions" than a hemophiliac. It's roots go back to 1872, as the Wichlinghauser Turnverein. No less than 20 mergers later, in 1970, SSVg Barmen, VfB Wuppertal, Eintracht Wuppertal and Tus Viktoria 96 "fusioned" to form ASV, which today is Wuppertal's largest sports club. But unfortunately, most of the members are in worthless sports such as table tennis and rhythmic gymnastics. As a result, you won't see too many dramatic soccer headlines.

Success on the field has been moderate, although in the late 1970s, the club played in the Oberliga and had derbys against Wuppertaler SV. After getting relegated, the club marched through the 7th division Bezirksliga to bounce right back up. Then they were a fixture in the 5th division Landesliga for many years, but recently have slipped back down into obscurity.

One area of constant success has been Altherrenfussball, i.e. oldtimers soccer. ASV is constantly one of the stronger regional teams teams in the over 30 and over 50 categories, making it to the quarterfinals of the German championships in 2000.

Fullname Allgemeiner Sport-Verein Wuppertal 1872 e.V.
City Wuppertal (Nordrhein-Westfalen). Pop: 365,000 (2002)
Address Leimbacher Straße 79, 42281 Wuppertal Phone: (02 02) 50 81 77
Colors Blue shirts, white trim. White or blue shorts.
Stadium Sportplatz Am Gelben Sprung, Capacity: 5,000
This used to be just a plain dirt field, but since the 1970s, grass and formal stands were added. From approx. 1971-2000, ASV also played at Sportplatz Rudolfstraße Capacity: 5,000
Tickets No problem. A couple of euros, and you're in. In fact, if you mention that you're a reporter for Abseits, maybe you'll get to kick out the first ball.
Supporters Few.
Foes Obviously Wuppertaler SV. No real rowdy behavior.
Heroes Marius Korpilla won several scoring titles in the 1990s. He played some 338 matches for the club, scoring 266 goals through 2005.
Beer Küppers Kölsch is a sponsor. Wicküler Pils
Pub Grub
The Net The official site is finally online:

Recent History:

1970-71	(V)	Landesliga Niederrhein		10th
1971-72	(V)	Landesliga Niederrhein		8th
1972-73	(V)	Landesliga Niederrhein		13th
1973-74	(V)	Landesliga Niederrhein		5th
1974-75	(V)	Landesliga Niederrhein		4th
1975-76	(V)	Landesliga Niederrhein		4th
1976-77	(V)	Landesliga Niederrhein		1st
1977-78	(IV)	Amateurliga Niederrhein		6th
1978-79	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nordrhein		12th
1979-80	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nordrhein		13th
1980-81	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nordrhein		14th
1981-82	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niederrhein	14th
1982-83	(V)	Landesliga Niederrhein
1983-84	(V)	Landesliga Niederrhein
1984-85	(V)	Landesliga Niederrhein
1985-86	(V)	Landesliga Niederrhein
1986-87	(V)	Landesliga Niederrhein
1987-88	(V)	Landesliga Niederrhein
1988-89	(V)	Landesliga Niederrhein
1989-90	(V)	Landesliga Niederrhein
1990-91	(V)	Landesliga Niederrhein
1991-92	(V)	Landesliga Niederrhein
1992-93	(VI)	Bezirksliga Niederrhein
1993-94	(V)	Landesliga Niederrhein
1994-95	(VI)	Landesliga Niederrhein-1
1995-96	(VI)	Landesliga Niederrhein-1
1996-97	(VI)	Landesliga Niederrhein-1
1997-98	(VI)	Landesliga Niederrhein-1
1998-99	(VI)	Landesliga Niederrhein-1
1999-00	(VII)	Bezirksliga Niederrhein-2	1st
2000-01	(VI)	Landesliga Niederrhein-1	10th
2001-02	(VI)	Landesliga Niederrhein-1
2002-03	(VI)	Landesliga Niederrhein-1
2003-04	(VII)	Bezirksliga Niederrhein-2
2004-05	(VII)	Bezirksliga Niederrhein-2	3rd
2005-06	(VII)	Bezirksliga Niederrhein-2	12th
2006-07	(VII)	Bezirksliga Niederrhein-3	7th
2007-08	(VII)	Bezirksliga Niederrhein-3

(c) Abseits Guide to Germany