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1. FC Eintracht Bamberg
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Full name 1. Fußball Club Eintracht Bamberg
Founded 2006
Ground Hauptkampfbahn im Volkspark
(Capacity: 22,600)
Chairman Wolfgang Schauer
Manager Christoph Starke
League Regionalliga Süd (IV)
2008-09 10th
Home colours
Away colours

1. FC Eintracht Bamberg is a German football club from the city of Bamberg, Bavaria. The footballers are part of a sports club formed on April 1, 2006 out of the union of 1. FC 01 Bamberg and TSV Eintracht Bamberg. With over 1,500 members it is one of the largest sports associations in the Upper Franconia region of the state and has departments for bowling, Karate, gymnastics, table tennis, tennis, and volleyball.

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History

Logo of predecessor side TSV Eintracht Bamberg.

The two founding clubs initially held discussions around the possibility of a merger in the summer of 2005, but the talks failed when the proposal did not receive the necessary three-quarters majority support of the membership of TSV Eintracht. In January 2006, after another half year of discussion and lobbying, Eintracht's membership overwhelmingly agreed to the merger, while the membership of FC Bamberg followed suit in March.

The newly merged side took up the place of FC in the Oberliga Bayern (IV) and earned an unexpectedly good 5th place result. In the following season, the club stayed on course for a top-four finish, which would have meant Regionalliga Süd qualification, for most of the season but failed in the end, finishing fifth again. However, the insolvency of the Sportfreunde Siegen and the fact that the SpVgg Bayreuth was refused a licence meant, Bamberg did still move up to the Regionalliga[1][2][3].

The club finished in mid-table in the 2008-09 Regionalliga season.

Stadium

1. FC Eintracht Bamberg plays in the Hauptkampfbahn im Volkspark which served as the home ground of FC prior to the merger. The stadium was opened in 1926 and expanded in 1938 to accommodate 22,600 spectators. The record attendance of 27,000 was established in an amateur contest between Germany and France (1:1) on May 2, 1964.

Honours

  • Cup
    • Oberfranken Cup winner: 2002
  • Reserve team
    • Bezirksoberliga Oberfranken (VI) champions: 2008

Recent managers

Manager Start Finish
Ulrich Pechtold 1 July 1996 30 June 2005
Christoph Starke 1 July 2007 present

Recent seasons

Year Division Position
1999-2000 Landesliga Bayern-Nord (V) 4th
2000-01 Landesliga Bayern-Nord 6th
2001-02 Landesliga Bayern-Nord 6th
2002-03 Landesliga Bayern-Nord 4th
2003-04 Landesliga Bayern-Nord 2nd
2004-05 Landesliga Bayern-Nord 4th
2005-06 Landesliga Bayern-Nord 2nd ↑
2006-07 Oberliga Bayern (IV) 5th
2007-08 Oberliga Bayern 5th ↑
2008-09 Regionalliga Süd (IV) 10th
2009-10 Regionalliga Süd

Current squad

As of 30 December 2008

No. Position Player
1 Germany GK Christian Horcher
2 Germany DF Markus Grasser
3 Germany DF Jürgen Pfister
4 Germany DF Tobias Stumpf
5 Germany DF Martin Schalle
6 Germany MF Rene Finnemann
7 Germany MF Marco Hillemeier
8 Germany MF Michael Pfann
9 Germany FW Alexander Deptalla
10 Germany FW Peter Heyer
11 Germany FW Jürgen Dennerlein
12 Germany GK Stephan Essig
13 Germany MF Christoph Kaiser
14 Germany DF Stefan Menz
No. Position Player
16 Germany MF Thomas Dotterweich
17 Germany MF Tobias Dalke
18 Germany MF Andreas Mikitow
19 Germany DF Josef Enzbrenner
21 Germany MF Christian Hassa
23 Germany MF Lukas Biskup
25 Germany DF Johannes Bechmann
26 Germany MF Maximilian Zang
27 Germany FW Ralf Brandt
28 Germany MF Michael Ludwig
Germany DF Heiko Felsheim
Germany DF Josef Pickel

External links

Sources

References

  1. ^ Sportfreunde planen für die 5. Liga (in German) kicker.de, accessed: 8 June 2008
  2. ^ Aufstieg Regionalliga Süd (in German) Weltfussball.de, accessed: 13 June 2008
  3. ^ Keine Lizenz für die SpVgg (in German) SpVgg Bayreuth website, accessed: 13 June 2008
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Simple English

1. FC Eintracht Bamberg is a football team in Bamberg, Upper Franconia Germany. In 1946 they played as 1. FC Bamberg in the first Division. Now they are playing in the Fifth Division (Bayernliga) as FC Eintracht Bamberg.


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