After World War II the football side was associated with TuS Bothfeld 04 until re-establishing themselves as an independent club in 1953. The club has an unremarkable history, noted only for three seasons spent in Regionalliga Nord from 1972 to 1974, and another two in the 2.Bundesliga Nord in 1979 and 1980. OSV re-established a facility sharing partnership with TuS Bothfeld 04 in the mid-70s, and had a close brush with bankruptcy in the early 80s.
The club slipped into obscurity in the lower level local leagues, playing as far down as the Kreisliga Hannover-Stadt (IX) in 2003-05. In 2005, the executive board helped engineer a turnaround when they brought in Wolfgang Kirchner as manager and had former Arminia Hannover player Philip Menges join the team as player-coach. The club's fortunes improved greatly and they went through nearly two full seasons unbeaten at home. A championship in the eighth tier Bezirksklasse Hannover/4 led to promotion to the Bezirksliga Hannover (VII) where they play today.