SC Geislingen

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SC Geislingen
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Full name Sport-Club Geislingen 1900 e.V.
Founded 1 June 1900
Ground Stadion im Eybacher Tal
Ground Capacity 6,000
1st Vorstand Reinhard Binder
Coach Andreas Strehle
League Landesliga Württemberg 2 (VII)
2013-14 4th
Website Club home page

SC Geislingen is a German association football club from the city of Geislingen, Baden-Württemberg established 31 May 1900. The football department became independent on 1 July 1911 and later took on the name Fußballverein 1919 Geislingen.[1] In the years immediately before and after World War II, Geislingen flirted with promotion to first and second division football, but failed to advance in three attempts, instead remaining a third or fourth tier side until the mid-1990s.

The club's best known player was Jürgen Klinsmann, who spend four years of his youth career at SC Geislingen from 1974 to 1978, before joining Stuttgarter Kickers.

History[edit]

German football was reorganized into 15 regional top-flight divisions in 1933 and at the end of the 1936-37 season SC took part in group qualification play for the Gauliga Württemberg (I), but failed to advance after finishing fifth in their group.

After the war, sports and football clubs across the country were dissolved by occupying Allied authorities as part of the process of denazification. The club was reestablished in May 1946 as SC Geislingen and became part of the Amateurliga Württemberg (III) in 1952 and, later in 1960, the Amateurliga Nordwürttemberg. Following a first place result in 1959 and a second place finish the next season, the team took part in promotion playoffs for the 2. Liga-Süd (II), but did poorly on both occasions, and missed advancing.

SC struggled through the 1970s, moving up and down between Amateurliga and Verbandsliga play. By the mid-1980s they had settled in as a lower table side in what had become the Amateuroberliga Baden-Württemberg (III), with the exception of the 1986-87 and 1991-92 seasons spent in the Verbandsliga Württemberg (IV).

The team has made three appearances (1982, 1985, 1990) in play for the DFB Pokal (German Cup). Their best run came in 1985 when they upset Bundesliga side Hamburger SV (2:0) in the opening round and then defeated Kickers Offenbach (4:2) before being put out by a second Bundesliga club, Bayer Uerdingen, (0:2) in the third round as that club made its way to the cup final where they beat Bayern Munich.

Geislingen dropped out of the Oberliga in 1996 and out of the Verbandsliga two years later and has been unable to reach former heights since then.

Honours[edit]

The club's honours:

Recent seasons[edit]

The recent season-by-season performance of the club:[2][3]

Season Division Tier Position
1999–2000 Landesliga Württemberg 11th
2000–01 Landesliga Württemberg 16th ↓
2001–02 Bezirksliga Neckar/Fils 10th
2002–03 Bezirksliga Neckar/Fils 1st ↑
2003–04 Landesliga Württemberg 2 VI 2nd
2004–05 Landesliga Württemberg 2 7th
2005–06 Landesliga Württemberg 2 14th ↓
2006–07 Bezirksliga Neckar/Fils VII 2nd
2007–08 Bezirksliga Neckar/Fils 3rd
2008–09 Bezirksliga Neckar/Fils VIII 3rd
2009–10 Bezirksliga Neckar/Fils 6th
2010–11 Bezirksliga Neckar/Fils 1st ↑
2011–12 Landesliga Württemberg 2 VII 7th
2012–13 Landesliga Württemberg 2 6th
2013–14 Landesliga Württemberg 2 4th
2014–15 Landesliga Württemberg 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grüne, Hardy (2001). Enzyklopädie des deutschen Ligafußballs 7. Vereinslexikon. Kassel: Agon-Sportverlag. ISBN 978-3-89784-147-5.
  2. ^ Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv (German) Historical German domestic league tables
  3. ^ Fussball.de - Ergebnisse (German) Tables and results of all German football leagues

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