Erler SV 08 - Erler SV 08
|Erler SV 08|
|Name||Erler Spielverein 08 e. V.|
|Seat|| Gelsenkirchen - Alder , |
|First soccer team|
|Venue||Place at the forester's house|
|League||Regional League Westphalia 3|
|2019/20||1st place (District League 9)|
The official founding of the club in 1911 was preceded by several years of football in Erle: the first teams were formed in 1907 in the vicinity of the forester's house, which is still the club home of SV 08 today; A year later, the ball game club Buer-Erle was accepted into the West German Game Association, and in 1909 it was temporarily affiliated with the Buer-Erle 08 gymnastics club . The young game club achieved its first major success as early as 1914, when the first team won the championship of the Bochum-Gelsenkirchen district. Even after the war, SV 08 remained decisive in regional football, the new district championship in 1919 was followed by the title in the newly created Niederrhein district in 1920 and thus promotion to theRuhr Gauliga .
In the following years, SV Erle 08 played with clubs such as BV Altenessen 06 , Schwarz-Weiß Essen , Union Gelsenkirchen , Dortmund SC 95 , Essen SV 1899 and TuS Bochum 1848 in the top league.  Only after relegation in 1929 did SV 08 relinquish its supremacy in the city to FC Schalke 04 , but rose back into the Gauliga in 1935 and remained first class for another two years. In 1938 the club was forcibly merged with Spiel und Sport Erle 1930 and the Turnverein Erle 1910 ; after the war, however, the clubs separated again.
Since Erler SV was only reintegrated into West German football as a district division, the club lagged behind local rivals Schalke 04 and STV Horst-Emscher for a long time . It was not until 1954 that promotion to the third-class regional league was made, but Erle was denied the leap to second-class in the 1955 relegation round. Previously, the team had won the championship in the state league as a newcomer. In the following years, the club remained third-rate with contact to the top of the table, in the newly created Association League Westphalia , Erle was runner-up in the seasons 1958/59 and 1959/60, behind Sportfreunde Siegen and BV Selm. However, a further rise did not succeed, instead in 1969 the relegation to the state league followed. Erle last played between 1974 and 1980 in the Association of Westphalia, which since the 1978/79 season has only represented the second highest division in Westphalian amateur football.
Since then, however, the club is no longer represented in the higher Westphalian amateur classes. In March 2009, the team was deregistered from the game operations of the district league.  Six years later, he was promoted to the district league again, followed by promotion to the regional league in 2020.
- Volker Abramczik , trainer
- Rüdiger Abramczik
- Helmut Buhsfeld , player
- Herbert Burdenski , player
- Thomas Kläsener , player
- Wolfgang Krüger , player
- Günter Kuczinski , player
- Fritz Pliska , player
- Carsten Wolters , player
- Ralf Piorr (ed.): The pot is round. The lexicon of district football. Klartext, Essen - Volume 1 ( Die Chronik 1945-2005 , 2005) ISBN 3-89861-358-5 , Volume 2 ( Die Vereine , 2006) ISBN 3-89861-356-9