Würzburger Kickers

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Würzburger Kickers
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Full name Fußball-Club Würzburger Kickers e.V.
Nickname(s) Die Rothosen (The Red Shorts)
Founded 17 November 1907
Ground Kickers-stadion Am Dallenberg
Ground Capacity 14,500
Chairman Dr. Michael Schlagbauer
Manager Bernd Hollerbach
League Regionalliga Bayern (IV)
2013–14 11th

Würzburger Kickers is a German association football club playing in Würzburg, Bavaria.

History[edit]

Founded in 1907, the team has played for most of its history as an unknown local side, although they did manage three seasons in the Bezirksliga Bayern, from 1930 to 1933, and two single season appearances in the Gauliga Bayern (1940–41, 1942–43) one of sixteen top-flight division established in the re-organization of German football under the Third Reich.

The club became part of the Landesliga Bayern (II) after the Second World War. Kickers put on some strong performances through the 50s in the Amateurliga Bayern (II-III) but never quite managed a breakthrough. Through the 60s and on into the early 80s the club played as a third division side with the exception of a single season (1977–78) played in the 2. Bundesliga after their divisional title win in the Oberliga Bayern (III) in '77. By 1983 financial difficulties contributed to a slide to fourth division play in the Landesliga Bayern-Nord which became a fifth tier circuit in 1994. Two difficult seasons over 2002–2004 saw the club descend through the Bezirksoberliga Unterfranken (VI) to the Bezirksliga Unterfranken (VII). Kickers recovered and returned to the Oberliga Bayern on the strength of a 2nd place in the 2007–08 Landesliga season. The club met local rival Würzburger FV there for the first Würzburg league derby since 1998–99.

The 2008–09 season proved no success, with Kickers immediately relegated again to the Landesliga and taking until 2012 to win this league again. The team was one of two clubs in the league to apply for a licence in the new tier four Regionalliga Bayern. Taking part in the promotion play off, Kickers earned a by in the first round and defeated BC Aichach in the second to play in the Regionalliga from 2012. The club was thereby also able to win promotion from the sixth tier to the fourth without playing in the fifth.[1]

Kickers took out the 2013–14 Bavarian Cup on penalties in the final against SV Schalding-Heining and thereby qualified for the first round of the 2014–15 DFB-Pokal. In the league the club finished tenth in 2013 and eleventh in 2014.[2]

Stadium[edit]

Prior to 1967 the club used the Randersacker Straße stadium and since then have played in the Kickers-stadion Am Dallenberg which has a capacity of 14,500 (~4,000 seats). The facility was renovated in 2005.

Current squad[edit]

As of 10 July 2014

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
3 Germany DF Dominik Nothnagel
4 Bulgaria DF Kostadin Velkov
5 Germany DF Clemens Schoppenhauer
8 Albania MF Adrian Istrefi
9 Iran MF Amir Shapourzadeh
10 Germany MF Steven Lewerenz
11 Germany FW Corvin Behrens
13 Germany DF Niklas Weißenberger
14 Greece MF Joannis Karsanidis
17 Germany DF Stefan Sonnenberger
18 Germany MF Njco Gutjahr
20 Germany MF Manuel Duhnke
No. Position Player
21 Germany DF Christian Demirtas
22 Germany DF Pascal Bieler
24 Germany FW Sebastian Fries
25 Germany GK André Koob
26 Germany FW Daniel Diroll
27 Germany FW Adam Jabiri
28 Germany GK Robert Wulnikowski
30 Germany MF Marco Haller
37 Germany FW Christopher Bieber
Germany DF Lukas Billick
Germany MF Dennis Schmitt

Honours[edit]

The club's honours:

Recent managers[edit]

Recent managers of the club:[3][4]

Manager Start Finish
Predrag Uzelac 1 April 2009 1 October 2009
Dieter Wirsching 1 October 2009 30 June 2010
Anton Kramer 1 July 2010 2 March 2011
Dieter Wirsching 3 March 2011 Present

Recent seasons[edit]

The recent season-by-season performance of the club:[5][6]

Season Division Tier Position
1999–2000 Landesliga Bayern-Nord V 5th
2000–01 Landesliga Bayern-Nord 8th
2001–02 Landesliga Bayern-Nord 17th ↓
2002–03 Bezirksoberliga Unterfranken VI 13th ↓
2003–04 Bezirksliga Unterfranken VII 1st ↑
2004–05 Bezirksoberliga Unterfranken VI 1st ↑
2005–06 Landesliga Bayern-Nord V 6th
2006–07 Landesliga Bayern-Nord 6th
2007–08 Landesliga Bayern-Nord 2nd ↑
2008–09 Bayernliga V 18th ↓
2009–10 Landesliga Bayern-Nord VI 5th
2010–11 Landesliga Bayern-Nord 5th
2011–12 Landesliga Bayern-Nord 1st ↑
2012–13 Regionalliga Bayern IV 10th
2013–14 Regionalliga Bayern 11th
2014–15 Regionalliga Bayern
  • With the introduction of the Bezirksoberligas in 1988 as the new fifth tier, below the Landesligas, all leagues below dropped one tier. 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. With the establishment of the Regionalliga Bayern as the new fourth tier in Bavaria in 2012 the Bayernliga was split into a northern and a southern division, the number of Landesligas expanded from three to five and the Bezirksoberligas abolished. All leagues from the Bezirksligas onwards were elevated one tier.

The Würzburg league derby since 1963[edit]

The 2009–10 season was the 19th time, the two most prominent clubs from Würzburg played in the same league since 1963. In this time, the derby was played on professional level only once, in the 1977–78 2nd Bundesliga Süd season.[7]

Season League Teams Home Away
1964–65 Amateurliga Bayern Würzburger FV – Würzburger Kickers 2–1 1–5
1965–66 Amateurliga Bayern Würzburger FV – Würzburger Kickers 0–1 1–1
1970–71 Amateurliga Bayern Würzburger FV – Würzburger Kickers 3–1 2–1
1971–72 Amateurliga Bayern Würzburger FV – Würzburger Kickers 1–3 4–1
1972–73 Amateurliga Bayern Würzburger FV – Würzburger Kickers 1–0 3–1
1973–74 Amateurliga Bayern Würzburger FV – Würzburger Kickers 2–1 0–0
1974–75 Amateurliga Bayern Würzburger FV – Würzburger Kickers 3–0 1–0
1975–76 Amateurliga Bayern Würzburger FV – Würzburger Kickers 3–0 1–1
1977–78 2nd Bundesliga Süd Würzburger FV – Würzburger Kickers 4–0 2–2
1980–81 Amateur Oberliga Bayern Würzburger FV – Würzburger Kickers 0–0 1–1
1991–92 Landesliga Bayern-Nord Würzburger FV – Würzburger Kickers 1–2 1–3
1992–93 Landesliga Bayern-Nord Würzburger FV – Würzburger Kickers 5–1 3–0
1993–94 Landesliga Bayern-Nord Würzburger FV – Würzburger Kickers 3–3 0–5
1994–95 Landesliga Bayern-Nord Würzburger FV – Würzburger Kickers 4–1 1–5
1996-96 Landesliga Bayern-Nord Würzburger FV – Würzburger Kickers 3–0 1–1
1996–97 Landesliga Bayern-Nord Würzburger FV – Würzburger Kickers 3–2 0–0
1998–99 Landesliga Bayern-Nord Würzburger FV – Würzburger Kickers 4–0 0–1
2008–09 Oberliga Bayern Würzburger FV – Würzburger Kickers 1–2 2–5
2009–10 Landesliga Bayern-Nord Würzburger FV – Würzburger Kickers 4-1 0-2

DFB Cup appearances[edit]

The club has qualified for the first round of the German Cup four times:

Season Round Date Home Away Result Attendance
1978–79 DFB-Pokal First round 4 August 1978 SC Herford Würzburger Kickers 2–1
1980–81 DFB-Pokal First round 30 August 1980 Würzburger Kickers TSV Hirschaid 2–1 aet
Second round 4 October 1980 Würzburger Kickers Fortuna Düsseldorf 0–2
1981–82 DFB-Pokal First round 28 August 1981 SV Neckargerach Würzburger Kickers 4–2
2014–15 DFB-Pokal First round[8] 17 August 2014 Würzburger Kickers Fortuna Düsseldorf 3–2 aet 10,500
Second round 2014

Source:"DFB-Pokal". Weltfussball.de. Retrieved 14 June 2009.  (German)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Das war die Relegation 2012 auf Verbandsebene (German) fupa.net, published: 7 June 2012, accessed 8 June 2012
  2. ^ Regionalliga Bayern table 2013–14 kicker.de, accessed: 16 June 2014
  3. ^ Würzburger Kickers .:. Trainer von A-Z (German) weltfussball.de, accessed: 4 June 2013
  4. ^ Würzburger Kickers Chronik (German) fupa.net, accessed: 4 June 2013
  5. ^ Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv (German) Historical German domestic league tables
  6. ^ Fussball.de - Ergebnisse (German) Tables and results of all German football leagues
  7. ^ Landesliga Bayern-Nord tables Manfreds Fussball Archiev, accessed: 1 May 2011
  8. ^ DFB-Pokal 2014/2015 1. Runde, Würzburger Kickers - Fortuna Düsseldorf (German) Weltfussball.de, accessed: 21 August 2014

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