Schwarz-Weiss Essen


This club has basically played 2nd fiddle to rivals Rot-Weiss. The only moment of glory was in 1959, when they stunned the world to win the DFB Cup. Since then, they went back to sleep.

Schwarz-Weiss clearly was behind Rot-Weiss, usually finishing in the middle or bottom half of the league throughout the 1950s-1960s. The win of the DFB Cup in 1959 made them the first 2nd division club to do so. Along the way to the title, they defeated rivals RWE 1-0, Hertha BSC (6-3 in Berlin) and Hamburger SV 2-1. In the finals, they destroyed Borussia Neunkirchen 5-2. This team of no-names then disappeared into obscurity.

After some decent runs in the mid 1970s, the club settled in as a perennial regional team, first in the 3rd, then in the 4th division.

Full Name Essener Turnerbund Schwarz-Weiß Essen 1881 e.V.
City Essen (Nordrhein-Westfalen). Pop: 591,000 (2002).
Address Postfach 200232, 45067 Essen (or go to Am Uhlenkrug 40)
Phone: (0201) 472431
Colors Black and white!
Stadium Ulhenkrug Capacity: 25,000 (1,500 seats)
When built in 1922, the capacity was almost 45,000, which is also the attendance record, from an international match in the 1950s.
Tickets Not too hard to get:)
Supporters Averaged 495 in 2004 (Oberliga). Best years were in the old Oberliga-West, when they drew around 13,500. In the 2.Liga-Nord years, they usually averaged 4,000+.
Foes Rot-Weiss Essen, obviously. Although often clouded in political terms (i.e. the "reds" were leftists and the "blacks" rightists, in reality there isn't much difference. Most likely more of a north (RWE) vs. south (SWE) city divide.)
Beer Stauder-Pils, from the local Jacob Stauder brewery
Pub Grub There is a club house, Uhlenkrug
The Net The official site finally came alive in 2001 Until then, you had to make do with an unofficial fanpage,

1963-64	(II)	Regionalliga West	13th
1964-65	(II)	Regionalliga West	9th
1965-66	(II)	Regionalliga West	7th
1966-67	(II)	Regionalliga West	2nd
1967-68	(II)	Regionalliga West	7th
1968-69	(II)	Regionalliga West	6th
1969-70	(II)	Regionalliga West	5th
1970-71	(II)	Regionalliga West	11th
1971-72	(II)	Regionalliga West	5th
1972-73	(II)	Regionalliga West	12th
1973-74	(II)	Regionalliga West	8th
1974-75	(II)	2.Bundesliga Nord	12th
1975-76	(II)	2.Bundesliga Nord	7th
1976-77	(II)	2.Bundesliga Nord	8th
1977-78	(II)	2.Bundesliga Nord	20th
1978-79	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nordrhein	4th
1979-80	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nordrhein	2nd
1980-81	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nordrhein	7th
1981-82	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nordrhein	10th
1982-83	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nordrhein	8th
1983-84	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nordrhein	7th
1984-85	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nordrhein	2nd
1985-86	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nordrhein	8th
1986-87	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nordrhein	4th
1987-88	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nordrhein	2nd
1988-89	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nordrhein	8th
1989-90	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nordrhein	11th
1990-91	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nordrhein	9th
1991-92	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nordrhein	12th
1992-93	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nordrhein	11th
1993-94	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nordrhein	9th
1994-95	(IV)	Oberliga Nordrhein	8th
1995-96	(IV)	Oberliga Nordrhein	3rd
1996-97	(IV)	Oberliga Nordrhein	5th
1997-98	(IV)	Oberliga Nordrhein	8th
1998-99	(IV)	Oberliga Nordrhein	8th
1999-00	(IV)	Oberliga Nordrhein	9th
2000-01 (IV)	Oberliga Nordrhein	6th
2001-02 (IV)	Oberliga Nordrhein	9th
2002-03 (IV)	Oberliga Nordrhein	6th
2003-04 (IV)	Oberliga Nordrhein	12th
2004-05 (IV)	Oberliga Nordrhein	5th
2005-06 (IV)	Oberliga Nordrhein	9th
2006-07 (IV)	Oberliga Nordrhein	6th
2007-08 (IV)	Oberliga Nordrhein	

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