Torgelower SV Greif
is a German football club
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from the city of Torgelow
Torgelow is a municipality in the Vorpommern-Greifswald district, in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany. It is situated on the river Uecker, 12 km south of Ueckermünde, and 41 km northwest of Stettin....
in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The football team is part of a sports club which also has departments for women's sport, table tennis, and handball
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The club was established in 1919 as Greif Torgelow
and after World War II resumed play in East Germany as BSG Motor Torgelow
in the third tier Berzirksliga Neubrandenburg. Through the 50s they would play as Motor
or as Stahl Torgelow
and generally earn upper table finishes. Their performance began to slip in the early 60s and they delivered only mid-table results. In 1963 they were re-named Nord Max Matern Torgelow
and would play as NMM
or simply Nord Torgelow
until after German reunification
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In 1971 the team won its first promotion to the second division DDR-Liga and spent most of the decade as an elevator side moving up and down between second and third tier play. They were eligible for promotion again in 1984 but failed to advance through a playoff.
gave up its communist-era name in 1990 to again take on the historical club name Torgelower SV Greif
. After the merger of the football leagues of the two Germany's in the early 1990s, Greif
played as a lower division side until moving up to the Verbandsliga Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (V) in 1994. They played there as a middling side until an exciting 2003–04 campaign saw the club come close to breaking through to the Oberliga Nordost-Nord (IV). The next season the club captured the division title to earn promotion to the country's highest amateur class.
- 2010–11 NOFV-Oberliga
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- Verbandsliga Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
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(V) champions: 2005
Torgelower SV Greif play their home matches in the Gießerei-Arena, built in 1958, which has a capacity of 10,000.