Rot Weiss Ahlen
|Full name||Rot Weiss Ahlen e. V.|
|2010–11||3rd Liga, 20th|
Rot Weiss Ahlen is a football club which plays in Germany. After the first relegation from the 2. Bundesliga the club was renamed from LR Ahlen into Rot Weiss Ahlen, because of retirement of the main sponsor LR International.
The club has its roorts in different local clubs in the early 1900s. Coalminers often played football then. In 1917, Freie Sportclub Union (FSCU) Ahlen was founded and became one of the region's best known teams. During the time of Nazi rule in Germany the club was dissolved because most of the players came from abroad. A new club, Tus Germania Ahlen, was formed in 1933. This side merged with the strong local club Wacker Ahlen to create the town's largest sports association.
After the Second World War the 8 local clubs formed TuS Ahlen in 1948.Leichtathletik Rasensport Ahlen was formed on 1 June 1996 when TuS Ahlen merged with Blau-Weiß Ahlen to begin play in the Regionalliga West/Südwest in 1996–97. 2009 they were relegated from the 2. Bundesliga and next season from 3rd league due to insolvency. At present they play in the NRW-Liga.
Current squad [change]
As of 17 August 2011
- Thomas Berndsen
- Björn Lerbs