Borussia Freialdenhoven

This small village club (approx. 240 members) has established itself at the top level of regional amateur play.

The roots of the club go back to 1912, when about 20 teenagers decided to form a soccer club, named Viktoria. They borrowed some money and charged a monthly membership of 5 pfennigs. They used to play on empty fields, when they were not being chased away by local farmers. The goal posts were too heavy, so they were cut up in pieces to enable flight easier. When their only soccer ball got flat, a local pastor gave 9.50 Gold marks to buy a new ball, and to general applause of the club, only charged them half the amount. WW-I brought an end to play, and at least three of the players died in battle.

In 1921 the club joined a formal league (they started in the C-Klasse) and changed the name to Borussia. More importantly, they switched the club pub to the Gasthaus Dohmen, as the pub owner gave them a permanebt field that was used as the playing ground until 1949 (when the current park was built.) The club suffered in WW-II, as 42 members were killed.

Up until the 1970s, Borussia kicked around down in the leagues, usually in the Kreisliga or lower, 9th-10th divisions. However, they established themselves in the Bezirksliga (7th division) by 1979, and began the most successful growth in club history. In 1991 they were promoted to the Landesliga, and by 1992, they were already playing in the Verbandsliga. The stay in the Oberliga represents the pinnacle of achievement

Full Name Sport-Club Borussia 1912 Freialdenhoven e.V.
City Aldenhoven (Nordrhein-Westfalen). Pop: 14,175 (2006)
A small town about 30 miles east of Aachen. The village of Freialdenhoven itself is just over 1,000.
Address Schulstrasse 26, 52457 Aldenhoven
Phone: 02464-2015, Fax: 02464-7604
Colors Red-black jersey, red shorts/socks. Alternate vertical black white striped jersey, white shorts, black socks
Stadium Stadion an der Ederener Strasse . Capacity: 3,500
Built in 1949, out in the open countryside. Refurbished in 1971. Floodlights added in 2002.
Supporters Averaged 485 in 2004 (Oberliga).
Pub Grub The Vereinslokal is the "Gaststätte Lemmermeyer". There is a cafeteria at the stadium, built in 1992, offering "cold drinks and hot sausages".
The Net Official site: Very nicely done, with a decent historical chronicle.

Recent History:

1978-91	(VI)	Bezirksliga Mittelrhein
1991-92	(V)	Landesliga Mittelrhein-2
1992-93	(IV)	Verbandsliga Mittelrhein	2nd
1993-94	(IV)	Verbandsliga Mittelrhein	7th
1994-95	(V)	Verbandsliga Mittelrhein	8th
1995-96	(V)	Verbandsliga Mittelrhein	5th
1996-97	(V)	Verbandsliga Mittelrhein	6th
1997-98	(V)	Verbandsliga Mittelrhein	3rd
1998-99	(V)	Verbandsliga Mittelrhein	3rd
1999-00	(V)	Verbandsliga Mittelrhein	1st
2000-01	(IV)	Oberliga Nordrhein		9th
2001-02	(IV)	Oberliga Nordrhein		13th
2002-03	(IV)	Oberliga Nordrhein		15th
2003-04	(IV)	Oberliga Nordrhein		14th
2004-05	(IV)	Oberliga Nordrhein		15th
2005-06	(V)	Verbandsliga Mittelrhein	5th
2006-07	(V)	Verbandsliga Mittelrhein	4th
2007-08	(V)	Verbandsliga Mittelrhein

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