Club Spotlight: Americans playing in SV Seligenporten


Spielverein Seligenporten e.V. (SV Seligenporten) is a German association club situated in Pyrbaum, Bavaria; a municipality within Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz. The region of Neumarkt has a population just shy of 130,000.

Known throughout the region as “Die Klosterer” (Monastery), SV Seligenporten has competed in the Regionalliga Bayern since the league was created in 2012. The Regionalliga Bayern is the highest competition outside of the 3.Liga and includes the reserve squads of 1860 Munich, Bayern Munich, 1. FC Nürnberg, FC Ingolstadt 04, FC Augsburg, and SpVgg Greuther Fürth. Their only DFB Cup appearance came in the 2007-08 season as they played host to Arminia Bielefeld. Fortune would not favor the hosts, as they lost 0-2 in front of 3500 fans. 

IFX has had a number of players associated with the club in the past as well as in the present (Paolo Bucci & Aidan Tucker). While the aforementioned players have yet to crack the first squad, they are part of an organization that is well respected within the region and has pushed specifically within the reserve squad that competes in the Landesliga Nordost.

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