Rot Weiss Ahlen

association football club in Germany

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.

Rot Weiss Ahlen
Full nameRot Weiss Ahlen e. V.
GroundWersestadion, Ahlen
Ground Capacity15,000
ChairmanDirk Neuhaus
ManagerThomas Berndsen
2010–113rd Liga, 20th


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 squadEdit

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   GK Turgay Tapu
24   GK Alexander Hahnemann
2   DF Christopher Nas
3   DF Alexander Thiele
4   DF Patrick Dutschke
5   DF Alexander Thamm  
12   DF Fabian Nienhaus
15   DF Erskin Kusakci
20   DF Marco Köhler
6   MF Oliver Glöden
7   MF Adem Cabuk
8   MF Toni Musto
No. Position Player
10   MF Bernhard Venker
13   MF Kevin Schulski
14   MF Nico Hecker
17   MF Sebastian Stroemer
21   MF Lukas Schuster
23   MF Pierre Szymaniak
9   FW Marcel Ramsey
11   FW Said Chamdin
18   FW Marcos Brandao Bello
19   FW Steven Behrens
  FW Christophe Nilius


Head Coach:

  • Thomas Berndsen

Assistant Coach:

  • Björn Lerbs