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Karlsruher SC II

Karlsruher SC II
Full name Karlsruher Sport-Club
Mühlburg-Phönix e. V.
Founded 6 June 1894 (club)
Ground Wildparkstadion – Platz 2
Ground Capacity 5,000
Chairman Ingo Wellenreuther
Manager Stefan Sartori
League Oberliga Baden-Württemberg (V)
2014–15 6th

Karlsruher SC II is the reserve team of German association football club Karlsruher SC, based in Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg. Historically the team has played as Karlsruher SC Amateure until 2005.

The team has reached the first round of the DFB-Pokal, the German Cup, on four occasions, advancing to the third round in 1996–97 as its best-ever result. The team has played as high as the Regionalliga, courtesy to league titles in the Oberliga Baden-Württemberg, the highest football league in the state.


Karlsruher SC Amateure first made an appearance in the highest league of northern Baden when it won promotion to the tier three Amateurliga Nordbaden in 1961. After two lower table results the team finished runners-up in 1964 and won the league the season after. The team continued to generally achieve good results in the league but came only ninth in 1977–78 when a top five finish was required to qualify for the new Oberliga Baden-Württemberg and instead had to enter new the tier four Verbandsliga Nordbaden.[1]

KSC Amateure finished only fifteenth in the Verbandsliga in 1979 and dropped down to the Landesliga for two seasons before returning in 1981. Between 1981and 1994 the team moved up and down between the Verbandsliga and Oberliga, earning promotion to the later in 1983, 1989 and 1994 but also being relegated again in 1985 and 1993. In between, in 1989–90, the team took out an Oberliga title but was ineligible for promotion to the 2. Bundesliga.[1] In this era it also won the North Baden Cup on two occasions, in 1991 and 1994 and thereby advanced to the first round of the German Cup. On the first occasion it advanced to the second round where it lost to Freiburger FC while, in 1994–95, it lost to SG Wattenscheid 09 in the first round.[2][3]

The team entered a more successful era from 1994 onwards, now fluctuating between the Oberliga and the newly established Regionalliga Süd. KSC Amateure won the Oberliga for a second time in 1996 and earned promotion to the Regionalliga Süd, where it played for the next four seasons as a mid table side. The team qualified for the DFB-Pokal for a third time for 1996–97 and experienced its greatest success in the competition that season when it reached the third round where it was knocked out by VfL Bochum.[4] Despite a twelfth place finish in 1999–2000 the team had to drop down from the Regionalliga to the Oberliga because the senior team was relegated from the 2. Bundesliga for the first time. KSC II qualified for the German Cup for the fourth and last time but was knocked out by Alemannia Aachen.[5] Playing in the Oberliga as Karlsruher SC II while the senior side won the Regionalliga and returned to professional football the team took three seasons to recover before becoming a top side in the Oberliga again.[6][7]

In 2004–05, the last season it played as Karlsruher SC Amateure, the team won a third Oberliga championship and made a return to the Regionalliga Süd and played at this level for the next seven seasons until the league was disbanded in 2012. The first four seasons proved difficult for the team at this level, struggling against relegation but results greatly improved from 2009 onwards when the team earned two fifth place finishes. Despite the fifth place in 2012 KSC II could not enter the new Regionalliga Südwest because the senior team had been relegated to the 3. Liga and reserve teams of 3. Liga clubs could not play higher than the Oberliga.[6][7]

Since 2012 the team has been playing in the Oberliga Baden-Württemberg, being eligible for Regionalliga promotion once more after the senior teams promotion back to the 2. Bundesliga again.[6]


The club's honours:

Recent seasons

The recent season-by-season performance of the club:[8][9]
Season Division Tier Position
1999–2000 Regionalliga Süd III 12th (demoted)
2000–01 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg IV 8th
2001–02 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg 11th
2002–03 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg 15th
2003–04 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg 4th
2004–05 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg 1st↑
2005–06 Regionalliga Süd III 11th
2006–07 Regionalliga Süd 14th
2007–08 Regionalliga Süd 16th
2008–09 Regionalliga Süd IV 16th
2009–10 Regionalliga Süd 10th
2010–11 Regionalliga Süd 10th
2011–12 Regionalliga Süd 5th (demoted)
2012–13 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg V 12th
2013–14 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg 5th
2014–15 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg 3rd
2015–16 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg 6th
  • With the introduction of the Regionalligas in 1994 and the 3. Liga in 2008 as the new third tier, below the 2. Bundesliga, all leagues below dropped one tier. In 2012, the number of Regionalligas was increased from three to five with all Regionalliga Süd clubs except the Bavarian ones entering the new Regionalliga Südwest.


Promoted Relegated

Current squad

As of 5 August 2014

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
GK Yannik Dressler
GK Sebastian Gessl
DF Patrick Berecko
DF Cheick Cisse
DF Ferdinand Herfeldt
DF Linus Radau
DF Dobrosav Kostić
DF Andre Walica
DF Sebastian Weizel
MF Muhammed Calhanoglu
No. Position Player
MF Aldin Hodžić
MF Kai Kleinert
MF Carsten Lutz
MF Marcel Mehlem
MF Mario Mutić
MF Michael Reith
MF Silvano Varnhagen
FW Kevin Laschuk
FW Eray Gür

Manager: Stefan Sartori


  1. ^ a b Historic German league tables (German) Das Deutsche Fussball Archiv, accessed: 22 January 2015
  2. ^ 1991–92 DFB-Pokal (German), accessed: 22 January 2015
  3. ^ 1994–95 DFB-Pokal (German), accessed: 22 January 2015
  4. ^ 1996–97 DFB-Pokal (German), accessed: 22 January 2015
  5. ^ 2000–01DFB-Pokal (German), accessed: 22 January 2015
  6. ^ a b c Oberliga Baden-Württemberg tables and results (German), accessed: 22 January 2015
  7. ^ a b Regionalliga Süd tables and results (German), accessed: 22 January 2015
  8. ^
  9. ^

External links

  • Official team site (German)
  • Karlsruher SC II at (German)
  • Karlsruher SC II at (German)
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