Rot Weiss Ahlen

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Rot Weiss Ahlen
Full nameRot Weiss Ahlen e. V.
Nickname(s)
Founded1996
GroundWersestadion, Ahlen
Capacity15,000
ChairmanDirk Neuhaus
ManagerThomas Berndsen
LeagueNRW-Liga
2010–113rd 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.

History[change | change source]

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 | change source]

As of 17 August 2011

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Germany Germany Turgay Tapu
24 GK Germany Germany Alexander Hahnemann
2 DF Germany Germany Christopher Nas
3 DF Germany Germany Alexander Thiele
4 DF Germany Germany Patrick Dutschke
5 DF Germany Germany Alexander Thamm Captain
12 DF Germany Germany Fabian Nienhaus
15 DF Turkey Turkey Erskin Kusakci
20 DF Germany Germany Marco Köhler
6 MF Germany Germany Oliver Glöden
7 MF Turkey Turkey Adem Cabuk
8 MF Germany Germany Toni Musto
No. Pos. Nation Player
10 MF Germany Germany Bernhard Venker
13 MF Germany Germany Kevin Schulski
14 MF Germany Germany Nico Hecker
17 MF Germany Germany Sebastian Stroemer
21 MF Germany Germany Lukas Schuster
23 MF Germany Germany Pierre Szymaniak
9 FW Germany Germany Marcel Ramsey
11 FW Lebanon Lebanon Said Chamdin
18 FW Spain Spain Marcos Brandao Bello
19 FW Germany Germany Steven Behrens
FW Germany Germany Christophe Nilius

Staff[change | change source]

Head Coach:

  • Thomas Berndsen

Assistant Coach:

  • Björn Lerbs