2009 - Bankers won this year's match - 3:0

It happened: Beautiful sunshine in Hamburg, perfect lawn to play football, almost 200 excited spectators at the sidelines and the bankers did it - after four painful years, they finally won again.


Already after five minutes it was clear: Lehman Brothers was enough of a disaster for the financial world; no more further embarrassment would be accepted. The shipowners’ regular matchwinner, striker Christian Kockentiedt from Intersee, found himself three times painfully fouled. The owners’ team, on average roughly 15 years older than the bankers’ team did not manage to overcome the defense around Hypovereinsbank’s Oliver Trennt. Had the banks only been as solid in securitizing loans …


The longer the match lasted, the more confident the team became. Aykut Ekeci, also from Hypovereinsbank, organized the midfield; Erwin „Usain“ Keller, Dutch player from Commerzbank, imposed a constant threat for the owners’ goal. And finally, in a moment of great confusion in the owners’ defense, he scored at the end of the first half. After the break, the owners strengthened the offense with Dirk Rößler from NSC, Rafael Ben-Ari of ZIM Lines and Peter Oltmann of Schiffahrtsgesellschaft Oltmann. Everyone at the HSV stadium expected the draw. But it was again Erwin Keller who proved that the Dutch have learned from Bernd Hölzenbein’s famous dive in the 1974 World Cup final: He threw himself against Albrecht Gundermann of Salomon Invest and referee Marc Richter decided to give a penalty. Aykut Ekeci left no chance for the owners’ brilliant goalie Heiner Thormälen of NSB.


Fierce attacks from the owners were the answer, lead by Andreas Schulte-Westhof from Döhle on the left side and Holger Strack of Rickmers on the right side. After hitting the bankers’ goal posts five times, the last goal was finally scored by the bankers’ team: Mike McCleery (Marine Money) with a beautiful header buried the hope of the owners.


As every year the match was followed by an after-match-party in „Die Raute“ within the „HSH Nordbank Arena“. Aykut Ekci was awarded the „Player of the Match“, Christian Rongstock and Ingo Nebendahl won tickets for an Europa League match as the best fans. € 2,000 were raised for International seamen’s club DUCKDALBEN.


We would like to thank Sabine Beuth of Hypovereinsbank AG for the organisation of the match, law firm Ince & Co. for sponsoring the children’s entertainment and Salomon Invest for sponsoring the HSV tickets for the best fans.


Please mark in your agenda: The 36th match Bankers versus Shipowners will take place in Hamburg on Wednesday, September 1st 2010.


Best regards


The Organization Committee


Best Player

Erwin Keller (Commerzbank AG)

Aykut Ekici (Hypovereinsbank)

Mike McCleery (Marine Money)

Aykut Ekici (Hypovereinsbank)

Best Fan

Sport Director

Christian Rongstock and

Ingo Nebendahl

(Commerzbank AG)

Bozidar Petrovic

NSB Niederelbe Schiffahrtsgesellschaft



Richter, Marc

HSH Nordbank AG

Frank, Rüdiger

Richter, Gert

Team Bankers

Team Shipowners

Can Bozyakali

Ince & Co.


Frank Bünte

HSH Nordbank


Christian Dyballa

Bremer LB


Aykut Ekici



Kjetil Eskerud

Deutsche Shipping


Matthias Filipiak

Nord LB


Nils Jahnke

Bremer LB


Erwin Keller



Axel Klintworth

Deutsche Shipping


Steffen Kloebe

HSH Nordbank


Jens Kolle (Goalie)

Bremer LB


Ingmar Loges



Michael Maeter

HSH Nordbank


Mike McCleery

Marine Money


Björn-Helge Moe

DVB Bank


Jens Priess

Ince & Co.


Sebastian Schubert

Nord LB


Ulf Seidel

HSH Nordbank


Remo Schulz

HSH Nordbank


Oliver Trennt (Captain)



Philipp Wünschmann



Oliver Zimmermann

HSH Nordbank

Jens-Michael Arndt

H. Vogemann


Jan Barthel

Peter Döhle Schiffahrts-KG


Stefan Bartsch

NSB Niederelbe Schiffahrtsgesellschaft


Patrick Behrens

Johs. Thode


Rafael Ben-Ari

ZIM Lines


Holger Glandien

MPC Steamship


Albrecht Gundermann

Salomon Invest


Christian Kockentiedt



Sven Kruse



Borchert Meyer

NSB Niederelbe Schiffahrtsgesellschaft


Peter Oltmann (Captain)

Oltmann Verwaltung


Dirk Rößler

NSC Schifffahrtsgesellschaft


Matthias Ruttmann



Carsten Schober

Peter Döhle Schiffahrts-KG


Josef Sedlmeyr

CONTI Reederei


Martin Smith

Norddeutsche Reederei


Matthias-Florian Simon



Holger Strack

Rickmers Reederei


Detlev Struck

Ernst Russ


Heiner Thormählen (Goalie)

NSB Niederelbe Schiffahrtsgesellschaft


Nick Teller



Joachim Zeppenfeld

Bremer Bereederungsgesellschaft