1. FC Eschborn

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1. FC Eschborn
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Full name 1. Fußball Club 1930 Eschborn e.V.
Founded 10 September 1930
Dissolved 30 June 2016
Ground Heinrich-Graf-Sportanlage
Ground Capacity 2,800
2015–16 Hessenliga (V), 6th (withdrawn)

1. FC Eschborn was a German association football club which played in Eschborn, a suburb of Frankfurt, Hesse.

History[edit]

The association was founded 10 September 1930 and after World War II was re-established as SG Eschborn; in 1950, the football department left behind the postwar sports club, which was by then known as Turnverein Eschborn, to become an independent club under its current name.

A perennial lower division amateur side, 1. FC made strides that have seen it playing in the Regionalliga Süd (III) as recently as the 2005–06 season, their success was mixed, however: while making some strong showings in the fourth division Oberliga Hessen, they were not able to compete effectively at the Regionalliga level. The club was also suffering financially, and unable to find a strong sponsor, faced bankruptcy from which it never recovered.

Eschborn took part in the 2005–06 German Cup tournament on the strength of their championship in the Oberliga Hessen (IV) the previous season, but were eliminated in the opening round by 1. FC Nürnberg.

The club returned to the Hessenliga (V) again after spending the 2007–08 season in the Landesliga, it won the league in 2011–12 and thereby earned promotion to the new Regionalliga Südwest. At this level it lasted for only one season before being relegated back to the Hessenliga, at the end of the 2015–16 Eschborn withdrew from the Hesenliga and competitive football after declaring insolvency[1] and ceased to exist.

Honours[edit]

The club's honours:

Recent managers[edit]

Recent managers of the club:[2]

Manager Start Finish
Thomas Biehrer 1 July 2008 30 June 2010
Thomas Brendel 1 July 2010 30 June 2011
Sandro Schwarz 1 July 2011 30 June 2013
Dennis Weiland 1 July 2013 30 June 2014
Stephan Adam 1 July 2014 16 October 2015
Rouven Leopold 17 October 2015 30 June 2016

Recent seasons[edit]

The recent season-by-season performance of the club:[3][4]

Season Division Tier Position
1999–2000 Landesliga Hessen-Mitte V 2nd
2000–01 Landesliga Hessen-Mitte 2nd ↑
2001–02 Oberliga Hessen IV 12th
2002–03 Oberliga Hessen 1st ↑
2003–04 Regionalliga Süd III 17th ↓
2004–05 Oberliga Hessen IV 1st ↑
2005–06 Regionalliga Süd III 18th ↓
2006–07 Oberliga Hessen IV 16th ↓
2007–08 Landesliga Hessen-Mitte V 2nd ↑
2008–09 Hessenliga 6th
2009–10 Hessenliga 6th
2010–11 Hessenliga 4th
2011–12 Hessenliga 1st ↑
2012–13 Regionalliga Südwest IV 16th ↓
2013–14 Hessenliga V 3rd
2014–15 Hessenliga 10th
2015–16 Hessenliga 6th
(withdrawn)
  • With the introduction of the Regionalligas in 1994 and the 3. Liga in 2008 as the new third tier, below the 2. Bundesliga, all leagues below dropped one tier. Also in 2008, a large number of football leagues in Hesse were renamed, with the Oberliga Hessen becoming the Hessenliga, the Landesliga becoming the Verbandsliga, the Bezirksoberliga becoming the Gruppenliga and the Bezirksliga becoming the Kreisoberliga; in 2012, the number of Regionalligas was increased from three to five with all Regionalliga Süd clubs except the Bavarian ones entering the new Regionalliga Südwest.
Promoted Relegated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Der Rückzug des 1. FC Eschborn und die Folgen..." [1. FC Eschborn's withdrawal and its consequences...]. Frankfurter Neue Presse. 30 May 2016. 
  2. ^ 1. FC Eschborn .:. Trainer von A-Z (in German) weltfussball.de, accessed: 4 December 2011
  3. ^ Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv (in German) Historical German domestic league tables
  4. ^ Fussball.de – Ergebnisse (in German) Tables and results of all German football leagues

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°08′24″N 8°33′38″E / 50.14000°N 8.56056°E / 50.14000; 8.56056