Category:Football in Middle Franconia
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The following 26 pages are in this category, out of 26 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 26 pages are in this category, out of 26 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Association football – Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies making it the worlds most popular sport, the game is played on a rectangular field with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by getting the ball into the opposing goal, players are not allowed to touch the ball with their hands or arms while it is in play, unless they are goalkeepers. Other players mainly use their feet to strike or pass the ball, the team that scores the most goals by the end of the match wins. If the score is level at the end of the game, the Laws of the Game were originally codified in England by The Football Association in 1863. Association football is governed internationally by the International Federation of Association Football, the first written reference to the inflated ball used in the game was in the mid-14th century, Þe heued fro þe body went, Als it were a foteballe. The Online Etymology Dictionary states that the word soccer was split off in 1863, according to Partha Mazumdar, the term soccer originated in England, first appearing in the 1880s as an Oxford -er abbreviation of the word association. Within the English-speaking world, association football is now usually called football in the United Kingdom and mainly soccer in Canada and the United States. People in Australia, Ireland, South Africa and New Zealand use either or both terms, although national associations in Australia and New Zealand now primarily use football for the formal name. According to FIFA, the Chinese competitive game cuju is the earliest form of football for which there is scientific evidence, cuju players could use any part of the body apart from hands and the intent was kicking a ball through an opening into a net. It was remarkably similar to football, though similarities to rugby occurred. During the Han Dynasty, cuju games were standardised and rules were established, phaininda and episkyros were Greek ball games. An image of an episkyros player depicted in low relief on a vase at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens appears on the UEFA European Championship Cup, athenaeus, writing in 228 AD, referenced the Roman ball game harpastum. Phaininda, episkyros and harpastum were played involving hands and violence and they all appear to have resembled rugby football, wrestling and volleyball more than what is recognizable as modern football. As with pre-codified mob football, the antecedent of all football codes. Non-competitive games included kemari in Japan, chuk-guk in Korea and woggabaliri in Australia, Association football in itself does not have a classical history. Notwithstanding any similarities to other games played around the world FIFA have recognised that no historical connection exists with any game played in antiquity outside Europe. The modern rules of football are based on the mid-19th century efforts to standardise the widely varying forms of football played in the public schools of England
2. Bavaria – Bavaria is a free state and one of 16 federal states of Germany. Located in the German southeast with an area of 70,548 square kilometres and its territory comprises roughly a fifth of the total land area of Germany, and, with 12.9 million inhabitants, it is Germanys second most populous state. Munich, Bavarias capital and largest city, is the third largest city in Germany, the Duchy of Bavaria dates back to the year 555. In the 17th century CE, the Duke of Bavaria became a Prince-elector of the Holy Roman Empire, the Kingdom of Bavaria existed from 1806 to 1918, when Bavaria became a republic. In 1946, the Free State of Bavaria re-organised itself on democratic lines after the Second World War, Bavaria has a unique culture, largely because of the states Catholic majority and conservative traditions. Bavarians have traditionally been proud of their culture, which includes such as Oktoberfest. The state also has the second largest economy among the German states by GDP figures, modern Bavaria also includes parts of the historical regions of Franconia, Upper Palatinate and Swabia. The Bavarians emerged in a north of the Alps, previously inhabited by Celts. The Bavarians spoke Old High German but, unlike other Germanic groups, rather, they seem to have coalesced out of other groups left behind by Roman withdrawal late in the 5th century. These peoples may have included the Celtic Boii, some remaining Romans, Marcomanni, Allemanni, Quadi, Thuringians, Goths, Scirians, Rugians, the name Bavarian means Men of Baia which may indicate Bohemia, the homeland of the Celtic Boii and later of the Marcomanni. They first appear in written sources circa 520, a 17th century Jewish chronicler David Solomon Ganz, citing Cyriacus Spangenberg, claimed that the diocese was named after an ancient Bohemian king, Boiia, in the 14th century BCE. From about 554 to 788, the house of Agilolfing ruled the Duchy of Bavaria and their daughter, Theodelinde, became Queen of the Lombards in northern Italy and Garibald was forced to flee to her when he fell out with his Frankish overlords. Garibalds successor, Tassilo I, tried unsuccessfully to hold the frontier against the expansion of Slavs. Tassilos son Garibald II seems to have achieved a balance of power between 610 and 616, after Garibald II little is known of the Bavarians until Duke Theodo I, whose reign may have begun as early as 680. From 696 onwards he invited churchmen from the west to organize churches and his son, Theudebert, led a decisive Bavarian campaign to intervene in a succession dispute in the Lombard Kingdom in 714, and married his sister Guntrud to the Lombard King Liutprand. At Theodos death the duchy was divided among his sons, at Hugberts death the duchy passed to a distant relative named Odilo, from neighbouring Alemannia. He was defeated near Augsburg in 743 but continued to rule until his death in 748, saint Boniface completed the peoples conversion to Christianity in the early 8th century. Bavaria was in ways affected by the Protestant Reformation in the 16th century
3. 1. FC Herzogenaurach – FC Herzogenaurach is a German association football club from the city of Herzogenaurach, Bavaria. Formed in 1916, the club did not begin to play competitive football till 1919 due to the circumstances of the First World War. Between the two wars, the club played on local Middle Franconian level, at times as high as the Bezirksliga. With the rise of the Nazis, the club profited from the disbanding of the workers club Freie Union. FC gained a number of players from this in 1933. After the Second World War, the played in the local A-Klasse. With a championship in the later in 1965–66, the FCs rise to the higher Bavarian amateur leagues begun, in the Landesliga Bayern-Mitte for the first time for the 1966–67 season, the club finished in a respectable eleventh spot and repeated this result the season after. In November 1967, it was offered a sponsorship by the Puma AG, which it accepted, Puma offered a similar sponsorship to the other club in town, ASV Herzogenaurach, but was beaten to this by Adidas, its long-term rival. In the Landesliga in 1968–69, the club met its local rival once more, the first season there together, ASV finished fourth while the FC came third, the clubs being separated by one point. The season after, the FC won the league and earned promotion to the Amateurliga Bayern while the ASV came third, the ASV had to wait another two seasons to do the same and win the league and promotion in 1972. The 1973–74 season became even more upsetting for the club as the ASV won the Amateurliga Bayern title while FC Herzogenaurach found itself relegated from the league, finishing 17th. Spending the next three seasons in the Landesliga, FC worked hard on a return to the Amateurliga, finishing in the each year. FC earned its return to the Amateurliga Bayern through another league championship in 1977, the club managed to survive in the league for only one season before being handed down once more. Back in the Landesliga for 1978–79, it finished top of the once more. Upon return to what was now the Amateur Oberliga Bayern, the FC earned a seventh place before suffering relegation from the league the season after in 1981. The late 1970s also saw the rise of two promising young footballers in Herzogenaurach who went to school together, günter Güttler, who played for the ASV and later joined FC Bayern Munich and Lothar Matthäus, who played for the FC and became Germanys most capped footballer. Matthäus could not play for the ASV even though it had at time the better under-19s side. Back in the Landesliga Bayern-Mitte, the FCs started to fluctuate between Landesliga and Bezirksliga, FC suffered three relegations from the Landesliga in the 1980s, in 1983,1985 and finally in 1989, on which instance both Herzogenaurach clubs left the Landesliga for good
4. TSV Roth – The TSV Roth is a defunct German association football club from the town of Roth, Bavaria. The clubs most successful era was in the 1970s when it spent a season in the tier three Bayernliga, in 2008 the club merged with SC Roth 1952 to form TSG08 Roth. For most of its history the club has been an amateur side in local Bavarian football. The clubs most successful era began in 1970 when it earned promotion to the tier four Landesliga Bayern-Mitte after a championship in the Bezirksliga Mittelfranken-Süd, Roth immediately became a top side in this league, finishing fourth in its first season there. A second place followed in 1972 and a championship the season after. The later earned the promotion to the Bayernliga, the third tier of the German football league system in Bavaria. TSV spend the 1973–74 season in the Bayernliga but finished last and was immediately related again, back in the Landesliga the club could not perform on the same level as before the promotion, instead constantly struggling against relegation. Four seasons at this level followed in which a place in 1977 was the clubs best result. The club earned promotion to the Bezirksoberliga Mittelfranken for a season in 1990, between 1999 and 2001 the club dropped even further, to the Kreisliga, but made a recovery after three seasons there. The club experienced a revival in the last few seasons of its existence, earning promotion to the Bezirksoberliga Mittelfranken in 2006, after the merger in 2008 the new club, TSG Roth, inheritated the old clubs league place. 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, all leagues from the Bezirksligas onwards were elevated one tier. Official TSG08 Roth website Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv historical German domestic league tables Manfreds Fussball Archiv Tables and results from the Bavarian amateur leagues
5. ASV Zirndorf – The ASV Zirndorf is a German association football club from the town of Zirndorf, Bavaria. Apart from football the club offers other sports like table tennis. The clubs most successful era was in the 1960s when it spent four seasons in the tier three Bayernliga, ASV Zirndorf was formed on 16 April 1946 when five local clubs, TSV1861 Zirndorf,1. FC Zirndorf, SpVgg Zindorf, Arbeiter Turn- und Sportverein Jahn, in the early days, the club used the facilities of TSV1861 but they became a separate club again in August 1948 forcing ASV to move to the former facilities of 1. ASV Zirndorf was promoted to the division of the Bayernliga in 1962 after a title in the 2. The club played an impressive first season in league, finishing runners-up to champions 1. Having finished in the top seven they also qualified for the new single division Bayernliga which was introduced at the end of the 1962–63 season, Zirndorf played the next three seasons in this league, coming seventh in its first season. After this their results declined and in 1966 they were relegated after finishing sixteenth, in the Landesliga Bayern-Mitte, which was also introduced in 1963, the club continued to struggle and was relegated again after another sixteenth place result, this time to the Bezirksliga. In 1972, ASV made a return to the Landesliga for three seasons but was relegated again in 1975, eleven seasons of lower league football followed before Zirndorf made their way back to Landesliga play in 1986. The clubs third stint in the league lasted for three seasons in which it never finished higher then thirteenth. Zirndorf entered the Bezirksoberliga Mittelfranken in 1989, a year after the league was formed, over the next five seasons here the club struggled until again being sent dow to the Bezirksliga in 1995. They bounced back two seasons later and enjoyed five much more successful Bezirksoberliga seasons from 1996 onwards, culminating in a runners-up finish, back in the Landesliga for a fourth time, after an absence of twelve seasons, ASV spent another four seasons at this level. The first two seasons were promising, with a sixth and a place finish, but then results declined. True to the clubs yo-yo nature it was relegated from the Bezirksoberliga in the following season, four seasons in the Bezirkssliga followed before ASV made another return to the Bezirksoberliga in 2010. They spent the two seasons in the Bezirksoberliga before that circuit was disbanded in 2012, since 2013 the club has been playing in the Bezirksliga Mittelfranken 1. 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, all leagues from the Bezirksligas onwards were elevated one tier. net
6. 1. SC Feucht – SC Feucht is a German association football club from the town of Feucht, Bavaria. The clubs greatest success has been promotion to the tier three Regionalliga Süd in 2003 where it played for two seasons before being relegated again in 2005, fußball Club Feucht was established as the towns first football team in 1920 and renamed Sportclub Feucht in 1923. The club was dissolved in 1925 and 1, SC Feucht emerged as its successor in 1927. The team played in lower level competition until winning its way into the Landesliga Bayern-Mitte in 1995. Two years later that advance was followed by promotion to the Bayernliga and then, in 2003, new sponsorship briefly secured the clubs position, but it again faced insolvency in March 2007. The team competed in the Landesliga Bayern-Mitte after being sent down following a 19th-place finish in 2006–07, in this league, the club struggeled, too, finishing 14th and having to secure survival through a post-season decider against SC Eltersdorf, which Feucht won. In 2008–09, the club suffered relegation, now to the Bezirksoberliga Mittelfranken. Changes in the system in 2012 meant that the club, after a championship in the Bezirksoberliga. After a first round victory over SV Buckenhofen the club was knocked out in the round by DJK Don Bosco Bamberg and failed to qualify for the Bayernliga. At the end of the 2013–14 Feucht was moved to the Nordost division of the Landesliga, the following season the club won the league and earned promotion back to the Bayernliga. SC Feucht plays its fixtures in the Waldstadion which has a capacity of 3,500. In the 2007–08 season, the club had the second-worst support in its league, with the introduction of the Regionalligas in 1994 and the 3. Liga in 2008 as the new tier, below the 2. Bundesliga, all leagues below dropped one tier, all leagues from the Bezirksligas onwards were elevated one tier. Kassel, AGON Sportverlag ISBN 3-89784-147-9 Official team site Abseits Guide to German Soccer 1, SC Feucht at Weltfussball. de Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv historical German domestic league tables
7. DJK Abenberg – DJK Abenberg is a German sports club from the town of Abenberg, Bavaria. It has departments for football, gymnastics, handball, bowling, athletics, skiing, tennis, walking and it reemerged in 1958 with departments for football, athletics and table tennis. The football side enjoyed success in the late 1970s and on into the early 1980s. They earned a place in the round of the 1978–79 DFB-Pokal where they lost 1,4 to Bundesliga side SV Darmstadt 98. In 1979, Abenberg captured the Bezirksliga championship, but missed promotion to the Landesliga Bayern-Mitte when they lost 1,2 after extra time to Jahn Forchheim, since then the clubs fortunes have declined, to a point where it now plays in the tier nine Kreisklasse. The recent season-by-season performance of the club, With the introduction of the Bezirksoberligas in 1988 as the new tier, below the Landesligas. 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, all leagues from the Bezirksligas onwards were elevated one tier. Official team site Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv historical German domestic league tables
8. SpVgg Ansbach – SpVgg Ansbach is a German football club from the city of Ansbach, Bavaria. The clubs greatest league success came in 2001, when it earned promotion to the tier-three Regionalliga Süd, where it lasted for only one season. In cup competitions, its greatest success has been to win the Bavarian Cup in 2008, the club roots go back to the 1909 formation of a football department within the gymnastics club Turnverein 1860 Ansbach. The team disappeared for a period of three years during World War I but was re-formed in 1917 as the independent club Sportverein 1909 Ansbach by the footballers of TV and 1. A highlight of the early years came in 1928 with the capture of the A-Klasse Mittelfranken title. FC Zirndorf that advanced the club to the second tier Kreisliga where they would compete until 1937, following World War II most organizations in the country, including sports and football clubs, were dissolved by occupying Allied authorities. The club was re-established in 1945 as Sportverein Ansbach out of the membership of a number of sports clubs. On 30 November 1948, the association was renamed Turn- und Sportverein Ansbach and, in 1951, the team advanced to the fourth tier 2nd Amateurliga Bayern in 1953 for a single season, and after being sent down, promptly returned in 1955. They played at that level until sent down through league restructuring in the early 60s, the club qualified for DFB Pokal play for the first time in 1981 and advanced out of the first round by defeating FSV Pfaffenhofen 1–0. In the next round they were thrashed by second division side Stuttgarter Kickers. SpVgg spent eleven seasons in the Landesliga with a place in 1993 as its best result. This lasted for one season, earning promotion straight back. Ansbach enjoyed their best successes to date in the late 90s as they won promotion first to the Fußball-Bayernliga in 1999, and two seasons later, to the Regionalliga Süd. However, they had a time in the third tier, and after a 12 game winless streak and a next to last place finish. The club continued to struggle after being sent down and narrowly missed relegation in each of the two campaigns. They were finally relegated to the Landesliga Bayern after a 15th place finish in 2004–05, Ansbach promptly rebounded and on the strength of a division title in 2006–07 and won promotion back to the Fußball-Bayernliga for three seasons, before it was relegated again in 2010. After only being saved from relegation from the Landesliga in 2012 by a league expansion Ansbach won the Landesliga Bayern-Nordwest in 2014, after a fifteenth place in 2014–15 the club had to enter the relegation round where it lost to 1. FC Bad Kötzting and was relegated, Ansbach won its Landesliga division in the following season and was promoted back to the Bayernliga
9. FSV Erlangen-Bruck – The FSV Erlangen-Bruck is a German association football club from the suburb of Bruck in the city of Erlangen, Bavaria. The club was formed on 15 May 1916, during the First World War, for most of its existence, the football department played on local level in the Bavarian region of Middle Franconia. The club came close to Landesliga promotion when it finished second in the Bezirksliga Mittelfranken-Nord in 1971, the club remained in the Bezirksliga for a number of seasons without being able to archive quite so well again and eventually was relegated again. In 1992, the FSV regained its Bezirksliga status once more and it finished in the upper half of the table in the following seasons, gaining promotion to the Bezirksoberliga Mittelfranken in 1996 on the strength of a second place in the league. The club spent eight seasons in the Bezirksoberliga before winning the league in 2004, in the Landesliga, the club performed well, too, archiving a fifth place in its first season. The following two seasons saw the club finishing third both times, Bayernliga promotion was finally achieved when the club won the Landesliga in 2008. After a 29-year absence, Bayernliga football returned therefore to the city of Erlangen, the last club from the city to play at this level was the BSC Erlangen in 1979. The club established itself well in the new league, finishing in fifth place in 2008–09. After the promotion of local rival SC Eltersdorf to the Bayernliga in 2011 the two began to hold merger talks in November 2011. The club made headlines when it encountered financial trouble in 2011. Bruck averted insolvency in December 2011, caused by outstanding social security payments and wages, the club announced that it would have to cut the budget of the football department. After a sixteenth place in 2014–15 the club had to enter the round where it lost to 1. 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, all leagues from the Bezirksligas onwards were elevated one tier. Official team site FSV Erlangen-Bruck profile on Weltfussball. de Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv historical German domestic league tables