Rot Weiss Ahlen

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Rot Weiss Ahlen
Full nameRot Weiss Ahlen e. V.
GroundWersestadion, Ahlen
Ground Capacity15,000
ChairmanDirk Neuhaus
ManagerThomas Berndsen
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. Position Player
1 Germany GK Turgay Tapu
24 Germany GK Alexander Hahnemann
2 Germany DF Christopher Nas
3 Germany DF Alexander Thiele
4 Germany DF Patrick Dutschke
5 Germany DF Alexander Thamm Captain
12 Germany DF Fabian Nienhaus
15 Turkey DF Erskin Kusakci
20 Germany DF Marco Köhler
6 Germany MF Oliver Glöden
7 Turkey MF Adem Cabuk
8 Germany MF Toni Musto
No. Position Player
10 Germany MF Bernhard Venker
13 Germany MF Kevin Schulski
14 Germany MF Nico Hecker
17 Germany MF Sebastian Stroemer
21 Germany MF Lukas Schuster
23 Germany MF Pierre Szymaniak
9 Germany FW Marcel Ramsey
11 Lebanon FW Said Chamdin
18 Spain FW Marcos Brandao Bello
19 Germany FW Steven Behrens
Germany FW Christophe Nilius

Staff[change | change source]

Head Coach:

  • Thomas Berndsen

Assistant Coach:

  • Björn Lerbs