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|Full name||Sport- und Schwimmverein Reutlingen 05 e.V.|
|League||Regionalliga Süd (IV)|
|2008-09||Regionalliga Süd, 12th|
The club was founded as FC Arminia Reutlingen and was re-named SV Reutlingen 1905 in 1910. The club fused with 1. Schwimmverein 1911 to form the current side in 1938.
Reutlingen became a decent regional side in the years after World War II, two second place finishes in the Oberliga (I) in 1950 and 1955 being the highlight, and earned a place in the second tier Regionalliga Süd in 1963 when Germany's new top flight professional league, the Bundesliga, was formed. After a second place finish in their division in 1965, SSV took part in the Bundesliga promotion rounds, but the fates pitted them against two teams that would go on to become the league's most storied sides: Bayern Munich and Borussia Mönchengladbach were playing for the right to make their Bundesliga debuts that year. Reutlingen was held to a 1:1 draw against M'gladbach on their home ground, but were then crushed 0:7 away, and finished a point behind them in their group.
Reutlingen continued to play second division football until the early 70's when they dropped into the Amateur Oberliga Baden-Württemberg (III), briefly even falling to fourth -tier Verbandsliga Württemberg. They would spend most of the next two-and-a-half decades at the third level before playing their way back to the second tier on the strength of a first place finish in their division that began with a sixteen game winning streak to open the season. Their three-year-long adventure in the 2.Bundesliga ended in 2003 after the team was penalized 6 points for financial irregularities the previous year and simply could not make up that big a difference. They were then denied a license to play in the third division Regionalliga Süd and were forced down to Oberliga Baden-Wurttemberg (IV).
The team finished in first place in the Oberliga Baden-Wurttemberg in 2005-06 and returned to the Regionalliga Süd (III) for the 2006-2007 season. SSV remained in the third division for two years, narrowly missing promotion into the newly formed 3. Liga at the conclusion of the 2007-2008 campaign. Without a place in this new national league, the Nullfünfer remained in the Regionalliga Süd—however, now as a fourth-tier side.
- Oberliga Südwest (I) runners-up: 1950
- Oberliga Süd (I) runners-up: 1955
- German amateur champions: 1974, 1997
- Oberliga Baden-Württemberg (III-IV) champions: 1989, 1992, 2006
- Verbandsliga Württemberg (IV) champions: 1985
- Amateurliga Schwarzwald-Bodensee (III) champions: 1975, 1977, 1978
- Württemberg Cup winners: 1988, 1990, 1999
|1999-2000||Regionalliga Süd (III)||1st ↑|
|2000-01||2nd Bundesliga (II)||7th|
|2002-03||2nd Bundesliga||16th ↓|
|2003-04||Oberliga Baden-Württemberg (IV)||9th|
|2005-06||Oberliga Baden-Württemberg||1st ↑|
|2006-07||Regionalliga Süd (III)||11th|
|2008-09||Regionalliga Süd (IV)||12th|
Current Season: Fixtures and Results
SSV Reutlingen ended the 2008-2009 season in 12th place, securing 40 points in the Regionalliga Süd table (10 wins, 14 losses, 10 ties). Their run in the 2008-09 WFV-Pokal ended on 29 April with a 2:1 (a.e.t.) loss at SV Sonnenhof Großaspach. As of 6 June 2009, the club had secured a license from the DFB to compete once again in the Regionalliga Süd for the 2009-2010 campaign. The fixtures for this season have yet to be announced.
As of 6 October 2009
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- Patrick Kirsch
- Steffen Kocholl
Regionalliga Süd (IV) 2009–10 clubs