HSG Nordhorn-Lingen

The Handball Game Community Nordhorn -Lingen is a handball club from Nordhorn.


The club was founded on June 1, 1981 from a merger of Handball departments of Sparta Nordhorn and Eintracht Nordhorn as HSG Nordhorn. After the HSG 1993 Master of the Regionalliga Nord was, she was promoted to the 2nd Bundesliga. Six years later, she was even there champion and rose to the Handball Bundesliga DHB. Ever since she was to be found there in the top half of the table and in 2002 German Vice Champion. The home games of the team contributes in Euregium.

Since September 2008, the Bundesliga club called due to budget problems and associated financial benefits from Lower Saxony and the city of Lingen ( Ems) HSG Nordhorn -Lingen. Through the donations of game operation could be initially maintained. On 16 February 2009, the HSG Sports Marketing GmbH announced & Co KG at the district court Nordhorn due to impending insolvency insolvency, on March 5, presented insolvency Ulrich Zerrath finally apply for the opening of insolvency proceedings, whereby the HSG after TUSEM food as a second forced relegated from the Handball Bundesliga firmly stood in the 2008/ 09 season.

Since the 2009/2010 season, the HSG Nordhorn -Lingen GmbH licensee newly founded Bundesliga game. Since December 2013, the team carries out part of their home games in the arena Emsland in Lingen.

2008 saw the first international success with the victory of the EHF Cup.

Player's record

After the season 1992/1993, as the HSG won the championship in the Regionalliga Nord, she won in the relegation promotion to the 2nd Bundesliga. There she was twice (1996 and 1998) runner-up. In 1999, the HSG Nordhorn finally master the 2nd Bundesliga Nord and played after the victory in the relegation to 2009 in the 1st Bundesliga.

Best Merits

  • Master of the Regionalliga Nord 1992/93 ( promoted to the 2nd Bundesliga Nord)
  • Master of the 2nd Bundesliga Nord 1998/99 ( promoted to the Handball - Bundesliga)
  • Participation in the Final Four ( DHB Cup ), 2000/ 01, 2001/ 02, 2004 /05 and 2007/ 08
  • German Vice Champion 2001/2002
  • Participation in the EHF Cup 2002/2003
  • 3rd place at the Final Four in the DHB Cup 2004/ 05
  • Participation in the European Cup Winners' Cup 2005/2006, reaching the semi-finals
  • Winner of the EHF Cup 2008
  • Reaching the finals in the European Cup Winners' Cup 2008/2009


In the 2007/2008 season, the HSG went in the Bundesliga a 23 wins, 4 draws and 7 defeats. It 1065 (Ø 31.3; 113 7-meter ) were goals and 1018 (Ø 28,6 ) conceded goals, what the fifth place in the table ( first round 4 ) led. Thus the HSG reached its participation in the EHF Cup 2008/2009.

A word from the hall, the HSG lost throughout the season only once, against the SG Flensburg -Handewitt. The biggest win was against William HV with 32:17 (Home Games), the heaviest defeat against THW Kiel 24:34 (Away). The most successful bowler was with 201 goals, including 11 seven-meter, Holger Glandorf, who extended his contract by one year to 2010. Average 3537 spectators saw the home games.

In the DHB Cup HSG Nordhorn came in the semifinals to. The greatest success of the season was winning the EHF Cup, what the HSG made ​​to internationally successful German team in 2008.

Despite this success, the HSG Nordhorn was not financially secured. Many monthly salaries of the players had end of the season yet, which led directly to consequences. January Filip, longtime leading players of the HSG, left the club and went to the Rhein- Neckar Löwen. In the further course of the season left more regulars, like Holger Glandorf and Peter Kukučka the club. This allowed the operation of gambling maintained financially by the end of the season, the HSG. Again reached the HSG Nordhorn- Lingen, despite dezimiertem squad, the final in a European competition.


After descending to the 2nd league through initiated insolvency Maik Machulla and Heiner Bültmann were the new coaching team. Also signed Nicky Verjans for this season at the HSG ..

Season budgets since 2001

1 Forced relegated and deduction of 4 points due to license violation

The squad of 2013/2014 season

(* National player), (** youth international )

Arrivals: Frank Schumann ( out of contract )

Departures: Stephan Wilmsen ( End of career ), Eike Rigterink ( OHV Aurich )


Coach Heiner Bültmann, the earlier players in the HSG Nordhorn (5 games, 2 goals) and was later to coach Ola Lindgren of times, was an assistant coach. Ralf Lucas, who was formerly active in the reserve team, is an assistant coach.

Well-known former players

  • Robert Andersson (1998-2003)
  • January Filip (2000-2008)
  • Jochen Fraatz (1996-2001 as a player, since 2003 as an assistant coach )
  • Peter Gentzel (2001-2009)
  • Holger Glandorf (1999-2009)
  • Frode Hagen (1998-2002)
  • Torsten Jansen (2001-2003)
  • Karsten Kohlhaas (1998-2002)
  • Andreas Larsson (1999-2004)
  • Jesper Larsson (1997-2002 and 2004-2007)
  • Ola Lindgren (1998-2003 as player, coach 2003-2009 )
  • Børge Lund (2006-2007)
  • Johan Petersson (1997-2002)
  • Glenn Solberg (1997-2002)
  • Dragan Škrbić (2000-2002)
  • Vranjes (2001-2006)


The new mascot of the HSG is one in the club colors of red and white striped tiger and goes by the name Tiga. Before starting the game on December 6, 2006, the new club animal was introduced, since it supports the first team in each game.


The Euregium was built specifically for the HSG Nordhorn. However, it is also used for other cultural events, such as already Atze Schröder and Udo Jürgens there have occurred. Since the Euregium is right next to the county sports hall of the county Bentheim, the three sports halls can be used for large events of the HSG. The Euregium is nine years the venue for the Grafschafter Sports Gala, which will be moderated by Jörg Wontorra. The name is derived from the Euroregion.

Tax Investigation / insolvency

The business premises of HSG Nordhorn were searched on September 2, 2008 by tax inspectors. Searches were carried out at coach Ola Lindgren, Holger Glandorf players and other players. Numerous documents were seized.

In early February 2009 sold the HSG Erlend Mamelund and Peter Kukučka to counteract the threat of insolvency. On February 14, 2009 Holger Glandorf changed with immediate effect from TBV Lemgo and called this step " the best thing I could do for the club yet ." On 16 February 2009, the HSG Sports Marketing GmbH & Co. KG announced at the Local Court of Nordhorn insolvency, because due to liquidity constraints any more players' salaries were paid.