SD Croatia Berlin

This club was founded by the Croatian community in Berlin as NK Hajduk Berlin in 1972. In 1989, it merged with NK Croatia. This began a series of successes for the club, which eventually marched up from the 8th division to the Regionalliga.

Not surprisingly, almost all the players are Croatian immigrants, although there are a couple of Turks on the squad as well.

Their surprising rise peaked when they reached the 3rd division Regionalliga. However, that was pretty much the limit of their capabilities. The 1998-99 season ended with an expected last place, although they did have a couple of decent results.

These days Croatia is kicking around in the amateur divisions of Berlin football...

Fullname Sportsko Drustvo Croatia Berlin e.V.
City Berlin (Berlin). Pop: 3,405,342 (2007)
Address Blücherstr. 32 , Aufgang B , 4. Stockwerk, 10961 Berlin
Tel. : 694 99 40
Colors Red-White
Stadium Friedrich Ludwig Jahn Sportpark. Capacity: 20,000 (all seats).
The stadium, located on Caniaerstrasse, was built in 1951, and has floodlights. In 2000, they were slated to move to the Friedrich Ebert-Stadion on Bosestraße, capacity 12,000.
Tickets No problemo.
Supporters The Croatian community in Berlin. Averaged about 353 in 1999, the last Regionalliga year, down to about 111 in 2001.
Foes Probably any Serbian team.
Pub Grub
The Net None (2007). Over the years, sites have popped up and disappeared.

Recent History:

1993-94	(V)	Landesliga Berlin-2	2nd
1994-95	(V)	Verbandsliga Berlin	6th
1995-96	(V)	Verbandsliga Berlin	1st
1996-97	(IV)	Oberliga Nordost-Nord	14th
1997-98 (IV)	Oberliga Nordost-Nord	1st
1998-99 (III)	Regionalliga Nordost	18th
1999-00	(IV)	Oberliga Nordost-Nord	10th
2000-01	(IV)	Oberliga Nordost-Nord	18th
2001-02	(V)	Verbandsliga Berlin	9th
2002-03	(V)	Verbandsliga Berlin	15th
2003-04	(VI)	Landesliga Berlin
2004-05	(VII)	Bezirksliga Berlin-3
2005-06	(VI)	Landesliga Berlin-1	9th
2006-07	(VI)	Landesliga Berlin-2	4th	
2007-08	(VI)	Landesliga Berlin

(c) Abseits Guide to Germany