Rheydter SV

The club was founded in 1905, and numbers about 1400 members. The first attempts at local organized soccer was around 1899. By the 1920s, they were playing in regional leagues, but aside from a couple of years in the Gauliga Niederrhein in the mid 1930s, not much worth mentioning.

In the 1950s, they had some success. A young Hennes Weisweiler became head coach in 1952, and lead RSV to the Oberliga-West, then the top regional division.

The highpoint of the soccer squad was probbaly 1990, when they reached the finals of the German amateur championship, losing 0-2 to FSV Salmrohr.

A moderately successful Oberliga run in the 1990s came to an end in October 2002, when the club went into bankruptcy proceedings and all results were annulled.

Fullname Rheydter Spielverein - Verein zur Pflege körperlicher Übungen e.V.
City Mönchengladbach (Nordrhein-Westfalen). Pop: 263,000 (2002). Formerly a seperate city, Rheydt is merged into Gladbach in 1975. The population of the district is around 70,000.
Address Postfach 201014, 41210 Mönchengladbach
. Phone: (02166) 22409 or (0171) 8485232 Fax: (02166) 22409
e-mail: info@rheydter-spielverein.com
The business office is located at Jahnplatz 10.
Colors Black and White
Nickname SPÖ
Stadium Jahnstadion Nordstraße Capacity: 12,000
This stadium was built in 1922, and originally was sized to hold some 40,000.
Friends SPÖ-Magazin is the game day publication, about 600 copies printed. Usually available in PDF format on the web.
Foes Wuppertaler SV. Not really an enemy, but some of the best crowds, up to 15,000, watched Rheydt take on WSV in early Oberliga days.
Pub Grub
The Net The official page is www.rheydter-spielverein.com Also www.rheydter-sv.de seems to work.

1963-64	(III)	Amateurliga Niederrhein		5th
1964-65	(III)	Amateurliga Niederrhein		12th
1965-66	(III)	Amateurliga Niederrhein		11th
1966-67	(III)	Amateurliga Niederrhein		5th
1967-68	(III)	Amateurliga Niederrhein		5th
1968-69	(III)	Amateurliga Niederrhein		3rd
1969-70	(III)	Amateurliga Niederrhein		2nd
1970-71	(III)	Amateurliga Niederrhein		7th
1971-72	(III)	Amateurliga Niederrhein		13th
1972-73	(III)	Amateurliga Niederrhein		13th
1973-74	(III)	Amateurliga Niederrhein		5th
1974-75	(III)	Amateurliga Niederrhein		16th
1975-75	(IV)	Landesliga Niederrhein-2	5th
1976-76	(IV)	Landesliga Niederrhein-2	3rd
1977-78	(IV)	Landesliga Niederrhein-2	3rd
1978-79	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niederrhein	13th
1979-80	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niederrhein	14th
1980-86	(V)	Landesliga Niederrhein-2
1986-87	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niederrhein	1st
1987-88	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nordrhein		12th
1988-89	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nordrhein		5th
1989-90	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nordrhein		2nd
1990-91	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nordrhein		5th
1991-92	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nordrhein		11th
1992-93	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nordrhein		8th
1993-94	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nordrhein		13th
1994-95	(IV)	Oberliga Nordrhein		11th
1995-96	(IV)	Oberliga Nordrhein		12th
1996-97	(IV)	Oberliga Nordrhein		9th
1997-98	(IV)	Oberliga Nordrhein		13th
1998-99	(IV)	Oberliga Nordrhein		5th
1999-00	(IV)	Oberliga Nordrhein		5th
2000-01	(IV)	Oberliga Nordrhein		15th
2001-02	(IV)	Oberliga Nordrhein		14th
2002-03 (IV)	Oberliga Nordrhein		results annulled: bankruptcy
2003-04	(V)	Verbandsliga Niederrhein	12th
2004-05	(V)	Verbandsliga Niederrhein
2005-06	(VI)	Landesliga Niederrhein-2	15th
2006-07	(VII)	Bezirksliga Niederrhein-5	8th
2007-08	(VII)	Bezirksliga Niederrhein-5	

(c) Abseits Guide to Germany - www.abseits-soccer.com