SC Preußen Münster
Their results as a mid-table side in the tough Oberliga West in the ten years prior to the formation of the Bundesliga in 1963 were good enough to earn Preußen Münster the admission as one of the five teams from that league to earn a place in Germany’s new sixteen-team professional circuit. The club made only a cameo appearance in the Bundesliga, being relegated after a next-to-last 15th-place finish. They slipped to the Amateur Oberliga Westfalen (III) in the 1981-82 season, and except for a short adventure in the 2.
In the following seasons the team finished significantly better and even had chances to get promoted again to 2. Bundesliga. In season 2012-13 they almost succeeded and ended in fourth place.
After changing the coach from Horst Steffen to the former SCP-player Benno Möhlmann several high ranking positions in the club were also manned with new personalities. To serve as chairman Preußen Münster could win over Christoph Strässer, a former politician of the German Bundestag. Among others, the board of directors now contains Walther Seinsch who is well known in German football for his work with then fourth tier club FC Augsburg.
In that season the team was also able to defeat the Bundesliga team Werder Bremen in the first round of the DFB-Pokal, 4-2 after extra time. In the second round the club lost against FC Augsburg. In season 2013-14 they ended in sixth place. Again the club managed to win against a team from a higher league in the DFB-Pokal, FC St. Pauli from 2.
Bundesliga in the 1990 and 1991 seasons, played third tier football in the Regionalliga West/Sudwest (1993-2000) and Regionalliga Nord until 2006. During this period, they captured the German Amateur Championship in 1994 with a 1-0 win over Kickers Offenbach. Part of the club is the Fanprojekt Preußen Münster e.
In the 2014-15 season, the club had a promising start, and was during winter even at the top of the league. Unfortunately the team was not able to keep up the good results and finished 8th. The season 2015-16 also started with good results, but again the team lost ground in the long turn and finished ninth. During the season the club switched managers, from Ralf Loose to Horst Steffen. The following season brought up big changes in the club administration.
Kirchen und Kapellen in Attendorn, Lennestadt und Kirchhundem
They were finally promoted to 3. Liga after finishing as champions of the West Group of the Regionalliga in the 2010-11 season. The manager of that time was Marc Fascher. Preußen were defeated by another Bundesliga team in the German cup, VfL Wolfsburg (1-2). The first season 2011-12 in the third tier of German football after five years ended with a 12th place.
V. which serves as a voice for supporters to club management. It also arranges bus tours to matches and events to support charity organizations in the Münster-area. Furthermore, the Fanprojekt offers a radio during matches for people not present, Radio Mottekstrehle. Due to the club’s promotion from Regionalliga West to 3. Liga, average attendance significantly.
During its years in fourth tier of the German league system, the average crowd never exceeded 4,500 fans, with the exception of the 2010-11 season, during which the club was promoted, with an average attendance of 5,628. In the following years the average crowd grew from 7,025 people in 2011-12 season to 8,986 people in season 2012-13. In season 2013-14 there was a decrease to 7,958 people.
Another minor rival of Preußen Münster supporters is Rot Weiss Essen. In 1933, Preußen advanced to the Gauliga Westfalen, one of sixteen top-flight leagues established through the re-organization of German football under the Third Reich. They earned only mediocre results there and were relegated twice. Their second demotion in 1941 left them out of first division football until after World War II.
Johann Peter WILMES, 1825 – 1891
Bundesliga. In the next round Preußen was defeated again by FC Augsburg. In 2006, the club was relegated to the Oberliga Westfalen, now a fourth tier circuit. Management subsequently invested significant financial resources into a high-profile team of experienced second- and third-tier players in pursuit of immediate re-promotion.
The opponent was VfL Bochum which competed in Bundesliga at that time. After a penalty shootout Preußen lost 5-6. In the following year the Eagles were defeated in the extra time against another first tier team, Hertha BSC. The match ended 1-3.
Furthermore, with Friedrich Lucas the club’s board now has a fans’ representative for the first time in the history of Preußen Münster. In April 2017, Malte Metzelder manned the position of director of football. He is also a former player of the Eagles.