FOUNDED – 1907
LOCATED IN – Paderborn, North-Rhine Westphalia
STADIUM – Benteler-Arena
CAPACITY – 15,000
RELEGATED – 2020
BEST BUNDESLIGA FINISH – 18th (Twice)
BEST DFB POKAL RUN – QF (Twice)
RECORD GOALSCORER – Veselin Gerov (95)
2019/2020 FINISH – 18th (1. Bundesliga)
FIVE FUN FACTS ABOUT SC PADERBORN 07
1. The club as we know it today formed when local rivals Schloss Neuhaus and FC Paderborn joined forces in 1985.
2. The name SC Paderborn 07 was only adopted in 1997.
3. Their shock 4-2 cup win over Hamburg in 2004 turned sour when it emerged the referee had fixed the contest in the biggest betting scandal ever to hit German football.
4. After reaching the top flight for the first time in 2014/2015, they suffered two straight relegations to drop to the third division. It would have been three in a row and the fourth if 1860 Munich hadn’t had trouble getting a licence.
5. They bounced back with two straight promotions in 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 only to go straight back down in 2019/2020. Life as a Paderborn fan is never dull.
FIVE FUN FACTS ABOUT PADERBORN
1. Pope Leo III decided that Charlemagne should become the leader of the Holy Roman Empire here.
2. St. Liborius, the patron saint of a good death and healing gallstones, had his bones moved here from Le Mans. He is the inspiration for “Liborifest”, the city’s annual festival.
3. Friedrich Serturner, who first discovered morphine, was from Paderborn. Heinz Nixdorf (of Siemens-Nixdorf) was also a local. The largest computer museum in the world, which can be found in the city, is named after him.
4. The Paderborn method of learning languages comes from the university, which determined that learning Esperanto first greatly enhances one’s ability to pick up other languages.
5. Paderborn is well-known for its successful American sports teams; it’s baseball team is particularly strong.
OTHER GERMAN TEAMS
Arminia Bielefeld, Augsburg, Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Borussia MG, Eintracht Frankfurt, Fortuna Dusseldorf, Freiburg, Hertha Berlin, Hoffenheim, Koln, Leipzig, Mainz, Paderborn, Schalke, Stuttgart, Union Berlin, Werder Bremen, Wolfsburg