FC Augsburg–TSV 1860 München rivalry

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FC Augsburg–TSV 1860 München rivalry
City or region Bavaria
Teams involved FC Augsburg, TSV 1860 München
First contested 15 August 1973
Number of meetings League: 38
Cup: 3
All: 41
Most recent meeting 18 February 2011
Next meeting none scheduled
All-time series League: 15–12–11 for TSV 1860
Cup: 2–0–1 for FCA
All: 16–12–13 for TSV 1860
Largest victory FCA 2–6 TSV 1860 (12 August 2007)

The FC Augsburg–TSV 1860 München rivalry is an association football rivalry in Bavaria, Germany, between FC Augsburg and TSV 1860 München.[1][2][3] The game, while not considered one of the great Bavarian football derbies, unlike the Franconian, Bavarian or Munich derby, nevertheless attracts large crowds. The main reason for the rivalry is the close proximity between the two clubs, Augsburg and Munich are only 64 km apart. The games between the two teams usually attract large crowds, especially considering that the two sides never met in the German top division, the Fußball-Bundesliga, with a large number of away fans traveling to the games.[1][4]

While in the second division, the two clubs set an all-time spectator record for the Olympic Stadium in Munich, when more than 80,000 saw the first-ever league encounter between the two sides in 1973.[4][5][6][7]

History[edit]

While TSV 1860 München frequently played against the two top sides in Augsburg, the TSV Schwaben and the BC Augsburg during their common time in the post-Second World War Oberliga Süd,[8] the rivalry between the Munich and an Augsburg club only truly took off in August 1973. FC Augsburg had been formed in a merger of Schwaben and BCA in 1969 but took until 1973 to earn promotion to professional football.[9] 1860, in turn, was a founding member of the Bundesliga but had been relegated from this league in 1970.[10] In 1973, the two sides met for the first time in a league match in the second division Regionalliga Süd.[11]

On 15 August 1973, in the second round of the league season, FCA traveled to Munich, alongside 25,000 Augsburg fans who caused a 40 km traffic jam on the Augsburg-Munich motorway. The amount of interest took the officials by surprise; only 8,000 tickets had been sold in advance for the game and, at best, 50,000 spectators were expected, but at kick-off 60,000 filled the stadium already. A large number of spectators was locked outside the gates, unable to obtain a ticket. When 1860 scored in the third minute, it led to an almost-disaster, as the fans outside broke through the gates and climbed over the fences. The correct number in the stadium that night is not known but estimated to be between 80,000 and 100,000, an all-time record for the Olympic Stadium in Munich. It was later seen as a miracle that nobody was killed but the events did lead to 137 injured people.[6] The game is thought to have had the greatest attendance of any second division football match in the world to this date.[7][12]

After the first game of the two, spectator figures somewhat normalised.[13] In the years to come in the second division, FCA played as a lower table side while 1860 played for promotion.[14] Consequently, the number of spectators for the encounters of the two declined, to a low of 8,000 in 1976.[13] More commonly, the games attracted around 20,000.[13] Briefly, the ways of the two clubs parted when 1860 returned to the Bundesliga while FCA was relegated to the third division Bayernliga.[14] The last encounter of the two in professional football for almost 20 years came in April 1979.[13]

After TSV 1860 was forcibly relegated to the third division for financial reasons in 1982,[15] the two sides met at that level from 1983 onwards for the next eight seasons with, at times, still heated encounters, depending on the ambition and success of the two sides. 1860 returned to professional football in 1991, for just a season, played in the Bayernliga once more in 1992-93 and then finally made a permanent return to professional football. FCA stayed behind and the two sides would not meet again in a league match for 13 years.[16][17]

In this era, FCA had to contend itself with encounters with its rivals reserve side, TSV 1860 München II, with the two teams meeting in the Bayernliga and Regionalliga, but with spectator figures ranging between a couple of hundred to a few thousand rather than tenthousands.[18]

In 2006, Augsburg returned to same league as 1860, the 2nd Bundesliga, and the rivalry was renewed. Memories of 1973 were revoked when FCA traveled to Munich in March 2007 and the game attracted 69,000. Since then, crowds have declined to an average 30,000, still healthy for the second division. With FCA's promotion to the Bundesliga in 2011, the two sides once more parted ways. With the TSV 1860 in financial trouble since 2006 and coming close to insolvency in 2011, a meeting of the two clubs and top level seemed unlikely.[15] Financial rescue for the club in the form of Jordanian investor Hasan Abdullah Ismaik however has seen the club saved and ambitions raised once more.[19]

The 2011–12 season marked only the second time that FCA played in a league above 1860, the other time having been 1982–83, when FCA played in the 2nd Bundesliga and 1860 in the Bayernliga.[16][17] Since then Augsburg has played in the Bundesliga while 1860 competed in the level below, with no games between the two rivals taking place or being scheduled.

Stadiums[edit]

Originally, games between the two sides were played at the Rosenaustadion, Augsburg and the Olympic Stadium in Munich, with neither side now using those stadiums as their home ground. FCA moved into the Impuls Arena in 2009, with the stadium used for the first time against rivals 1860 in May 2010. TSV 1860 played its home games in the Grünwalder Stadion during the Bayernliga years, the Olympic Stadium being to large for the small third division crowds, and when the two teams finally met in professional football again, 1860 had moved to the new Allianz Arena.[13]

Games[edit]

The games between the two sides in league and cup competitions:[13][20]

Season League Teams Result Spectators Date
1973–74 Regionalliga South TSV 1860 München – FC Augsburg 1–1 80,000 + 15 August 1973
FC Augsburg – TSV 1860 München 2–0
1974–75 2nd Bundesliga South TSV 1860 München – FC Augsburg 1–1 50,000 10 August 1974
FC Augsburg – TSV 1860 München 2–3 36,000 25 January 1975
1975–76 2nd Bundesliga South TSV 1860 München – FC Augsburg 4–2 8,000 12 October 1975
FC Augsburg – TSV 1860 München 1–1 20,000 9 April 1976
1976–77 2nd Bundesliga South TSV 1860 München – FC Augsburg 3–0 20,000 23 October 1976
FC Augsburg – TSV 1860 München 1–3 28,000 26 March 1977
1976–77[21] DFB-Cup - Third round FC Augsburg – TSV 1860 München 2–1 25,000 18 December 1976
1977–78[22] DFB-Cup - Third round TSV 1860 München – FC Augsburg 3–0 6,500 26 October 1977
1978–79 2nd Bundesliga South TSV 1860 München – FC Augsburg 4–0 18,000 13 August 1978
FC Augsburg – TSV 1860 München 1–2 15,000 28 April 1979
1983–84 Bayernliga FC Augsburg – TSV 1860 München 1–1
TSV 1860 München – FC Augsburg 1–1
1984–85 Bayernliga FC Augsburg – TSV 1860 München 1–1
TSV 1860 München – FC Augsburg 1–2
1985–86 Bayernliga FC Augsburg – TSV 1860 München 4–3
TSV 1860 München – FC Augsburg 2–3
1986–87 Bayernliga FC Augsburg – TSV 1860 München 1–1
TSV 1860 München – FC Augsburg 2–0
1986–87[23] DFB-Cup - First round TSV 1860 München – FC Augsburg 1–5 aet 6,000 27 August 1986
1987–88 Bayernliga FC Augsburg – TSV 1860 München 2–2
TSV 1860 München – FC Augsburg 1–1
1988–89 Bayernliga FC Augsburg – TSV 1860 München 1–1
TSV 1860 München – FC Augsburg 3–0
1989–90 Bayernliga FC Augsburg – TSV 1860 München 1–2
TSV 1860 München – FC Augsburg 2–0
1990–91 Bayernliga FC Augsburg – TSV 1860 München 2–2
TSV 1860 München – FC Augsburg 4–1
1992–93 Bayernliga FC Augsburg – TSV 1860 München 2–2
TSV 1860 München – FC Augsburg 3–0
2006–07 2nd Bundesliga FC Augsburg – TSV 1860 München 3–0 28,000 27 October 2006
TSV 1860 München – FC Augsburg 0–3 69,000 16 March 2007
2007–08 2nd Bundesliga FC Augsburg – TSV 1860 München 2–6 28,000 12 August 2007
TSV 1860 München – FC Augsburg 0–3 57,400 3 February 2008
2008–09 2nd Bundesliga TSV 1860 München – FC Augsburg 0–1 42,000 14 November 2008
FC Augsburg – TSV 1860 München 3–0 28,000 1 May 2009
2009–10 2nd Bundesliga TSV 1860 München – FC Augsburg 1–0 37,100 12 December 2009
FC Augsburg – TSV 1860 München 1–0 30,660 2 May 2010
2010–11 2nd Bundesliga FC Augsburg – TSV 1860 München 1–2 30,660 26 September 2010
TSV 1860 München – FC Augsburg 0–2 29,200 18 February 2011

Statistics[edit]

The overall statistics of the FC Augsburg – TSV 1860 München encounters:

Competition Overall in Augsburg in Munich
FCA win Draw 1860 win FCA win Draw 1860 win FCA win Draw 1860 win
2nd Bundesliga 7 0 3 3 0 2 4 0 1
2nd Bundesliga South 0 2 6 0 1 3 0 1 3
Regionalliga South 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Bayernliga 3 9 6 1 7 1 2 2 5
Cup 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1
Overall 13 12 16 6 8 6 7 4 10
  • Home team listed first.

Key[edit]

FC Augsburg victory Draw TSV 1860 München victory

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Löwen sind gern gesehene Gäste (German) Augsburger Allgemeine, published: 29 April 2009, accessed: 17 July 2011
  2. ^ Gut gebellt, Löwen! 1860 gewinnt das Derby (German) Münchner Merkur, published: 26 September 2010, accessed: 17 July 2011
  3. ^ Augsburger schmeicheln den Löwen (German) TZ online, published: 6 August 2010, accessed: 17 July 2011
  4. ^ a b Augsburg und das Heimspiel in München (German) derbysieg.com, accessed: 17 July 2011
  5. ^ Eckert, Klinger, p. 34
  6. ^ a b Derby für die Ewigkeit (German) Bayerischer Rundfunk - A derby for eternity, published: 14 November 2008, accessed: 17 July 2011
  7. ^ a b The biggest non-top-flight attendance ever The Guardian, published: 6 December 2006, accessed: 17 July 2011
  8. ^ Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv - Oberliga Süd tables and results (German) Historical German domestic league tables, accessed: 17 July 2011
  9. ^ Eckert, Klinger, p. 114–115
  10. ^ kicker Almanach 1990, p. 229
  11. ^ kicker Almanach 1980, p. 211–212
  12. ^ Up and coming: Germany UEFA website, published: 11 July 2011, accessed: 17 July 2011
  13. ^ a b c d e f FC Augsburg .:. Die Bilanz gegen TSV 1860 München (German) Weltfussball.de - FCA vs TSV 1860 games in professional football, accessed: 17 July 2011
  14. ^ a b kicker Almanach 1990, p. 232–233
  15. ^ a b TSV 1860 München: Kampf ums Überleben spitzt sich zu (German) Augsburger Allgemeine, published: 23 March 2011, accessed: 17 July 2011
  16. ^ a b Die Bayernliga 1945-97, p. 146
  17. ^ a b Die Bayernliga 1945-97, p. 159
  18. ^ FC Augsburg .:. Die Bilanz gegen TSV 1860 München II (German) Weltfussball.de, accessed: 17 July 2011
  19. ^ Der zurückhaltende Geheimfavorit (German) Augsburger Allgemeine, published: 15 July 2011, accessed: 17 July 2011
  20. ^ Die Bayernliga 1945-1997, p. 118–128
  21. ^ Spielstatistik FC Augsburg - TSV 1860 München 1976–77 DFB-Pokal (German) Fussballdaten.de, accessed: 17 July 2011
  22. ^ Spielstatistik TSV 1860 München - FC Augsburg 1977–78 DFB-Pokal (German) Fussballdaten.de, accessed: 17 July 2011
  23. ^ Spielstatistik TSV 1860 München - FC Augsburg 1986–87 DFB-Pokal (German) Fussballdaten.de, accessed: 17 July 2011

Sources[edit]

  • Horst Eckert, Werner Klinger (2007) (German) Augsburger Fussball-Geschichte. ISBN 3-938332-08-5
  • Die Bayernliga 1945-97 (German) DSFS, published: 1998
  • kicker Almanach 1980 (German) Copress Verlag
  • kicker Almanach 1990 (German) Copress Verlag, ISBN 3-7679-0297-4

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