Johann Joseph Bohr

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

  • 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 following seasons the team finished significantly better and even had chances to get promoted again to 2.
  • To serve as chairman Preußen Münster could win over Christoph Strässer, a former politician of the German Bundestag.
  • Liga, average attendance significantly.
  • They earned only mediocre results there and were relegated twice.

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.

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.

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.

The attempt ended in failure and the club re-built itself with young players in place of expensive veterans and also put in place a young and relatively unknown coach, Roger Schmidt. The re-worked side finished in first place in the 2007-08 season, and so qualified for the new Regionalliga West which replaced the Oberliga in the league system. They ended the season in fourth place in the Regionalliga in 2008-09, and in sixth in 2009-10. For season 2008-09 the club qualified for the DFB-Pokal the first time since season 1997-98 (where they were defeated by 1.FSV Mainz 05).

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