1. FC Eschborn
|Full name||1. Fußball Club 1930 Eschborn e.V.|
|Founded||10 September 1930|
|Dissolved||30 June 2016|
|2015–16||Hessenliga (V), 6th (withdrawn)|
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 and ceased to exist.
The club's honours:
Recent managers of the club:
|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|
|2000–01||Landesliga Hessen-Mitte||2nd ↑|
|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 ↑|
|2012–13||Regionalliga Südwest||IV||16th ↓|
- 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|
- "Der Rückzug des 1. FC Eschborn und die Folgen..." [1. FC Eschborn's withdrawal and its consequences...]. Frankfurter Neue Presse. 30 May 2016.
- 1. FC Eschborn .:. Trainer von A-Z (in German) weltfussball.de, accessed: 4 December 2011
- Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv (in German) Historical German domestic league tables
- Fussball.de – Ergebnisse (in German) Tables and results of all German football leagues
- 1. FC Eschborn at Weltfussball.de (in German)
- Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv (in German) historical German domestic league tables