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
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 squad


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

Head Coach:

  • Thomas Berndsen

Assistant Coach:

  • Björn Lerbs