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1. FC Amberg
Full name 1. Fußball Club Amberg e.V.
Founded 1921
Ground Stadion am Schanzl
(Capacity: 9,000)
League Landesliga Bayern-Mitte (VI)
2008-09 8th
Home colours
Away colours

1. FC Amberg is a German football club from the city of Amberg, Bavaria. The team was established on 6 April 1921 as Amberg Fußballverein and on 17 January 1939 adopted the name Verein für Leibesübungen Amberg.[1]



Following World War II on 9 November 1945 the club merged with Turnverein 1861 Amberg to form Turn- und Spielverein Amberg. The union was short-lived and the two clubs went their separate ways on 15 July 1949 with the former VfL reorganizing as 1. FC Amberg. The club won the local Oberpfalz championship in 1948 and originally qualified for the new Amateurliga, but, because it used an inelegible player, it was denied promotion.

The Amberger side first came to note in the 1951-52 season, capturing the Amateurliga Bayern (III) title, but failing in their attempt to advance through a promotion playoff to the 2nd Oberliga Süd. The club lost the 1956 title to ESV Ingolstadt, losing a decider 1-0. A sixteenth place finish in 1963 spelled the end to their twelve year membership to the league and Ttey did not appear in third tier play again for more than two decades until they returned to the Amateurliga in 1975, where they would compete until sent down in 1982, a second place in 1979 being their best finish.

They again made their way back in 1986 to what in 1978 had become the Amateuroberliga Bayern (III) and played there as a middling side until 1991. The club made its only appearance in DFB-Pokal (German Cup) in the opening round of the 1987 tournament, going out 0:7 to Bundesliga side Borussia Mönchengladbach. In 1994-95 Amberg made its last appearance in upper tier regional play was in the Oberliga Bayern (IV). The club finished out of the relegation zone but withdrew from the league due to financial problems.

The club started to make a recovery from the lower reaches of Bavarian amateur football in the early 2000s, reaching the level below the Oberliga, the Landesliga, in 2003 once more. Today Amberg play as a mid-table side in the Landesliga Bayern Mitte (VI).


Recent seasons

Year Division Position
2000-01 Kreisliga (VIII)
2001-02 Bezirksliga Oberpfalz-Nord (VII) 1st Promoted to the Bezirksoberliga
2002-03 Bezirksoberliga Oberpfalz (VI) 1st Promoted to the Landesliga
2003-04 Landesliga Bayern-Mitte (V) 16th Relegated to the Bezirksoberliga
2004-05 Bezirksoberliga Oberpfalz (VI) 1st Promoted to the Landesliga
2005-06 Landesliga Bayern-Mitte (V) 7th
2006-07 Landesliga Bayern-Mitte 15th
2007-08 Landesliga Bayern-Mitte 13th
2008-09 Landesliga Bayern-Mitte (VI) 8th
2009-10 Landesliga Bayern-Mitte

DFB Cup appereances

The club has qualified for the first round of the German Cup only once:

Season Round Date Home Away Result Attendance
DFB-Pokal 1986–87 First round 27 August 1986 1. FC Amberg Borussia Mönchengladbach 0-7

Source:"DFB-Pokal (German)". Retrieved 2009-05-29.  

External links



  1. ^ Grüne, Hardy (2001). Vereinslexikon. Kassel: AGON Sportverlag ISBN 3-89784-147-9


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