Introducing the opponents: Rödinghausen

Thursday, June 29, 2017



On June 29, Shakhtar will open the summer test match programme. The first opponents of the Donetsk team at the training camp in Germany will be the local SV Rödinghausen

The club represents North Rhine-Westphalia and plays at the amateur level in the tier four Regionalliga West. Rödinghausen debuted there in the 2014/15 season, which was the most successful for them in terms of the final result (eighth spot). The following season, the team finished fourteenth, finishing tenth last season with the Dutchman Alfred Nijhuis at the helm.

In 2011, SV Rödinghausen got a new stadium. Häcker-Wiehenstadion can accommodate about two thousand spectators. In 2012-2013, its pitch hosted friendly matches against Valencia CF (0-4). Werder Bremen (1-5) and Aston Villa (1-1).

The top scorer of SV Rödinghausen last season was a German born in Sierra Leone Abu-Bakarr Kargbo (10 goals). The most valuable performer can be considered the left winger Stefan Langemann, who netted 9 goals and provided 6 assists. It is also interesting that the team features the younger brother Joshua of the Hamburg player Lewis Holtby.

The match Shakhtar vs Rödinghausen will start at 6 pm Kyiv time (EET). Stay tuned for the updates and broadcasts on