FC Augsburg II

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FC Augsburg II
FC Augsburg logo.svg
Founded 1969
Manager Dieter Märkle
League Regionalliga Bayern (IV)
2014–15 10th

The FC Augsburg II is the reserve team of the German association football club FC Augsburg from the city of Augsburg, Bavaria, whose first team play in the Fußball-Bundesliga.

The team, which has never played above the fourth tier, had its greatest success in 1977, when it won the local Schwaben Cup, qualified for the German Cup and reached the third round of the competition, going out to Hertha BSC Berlin.

The side plays as an under-23 team.[1]

History[edit]

The club's reserve side can trace its roots back to the pre-merger BC Augsburg Amateure, which had its greatest success when it played for a season in the southern division of the Amateurliga Bayern in 1962–63.[2] A sixth place there allowed the side to qualify for the unified Bavarian league the following year but, along with the decline of the senior team, the reserve side got relegated too, finishing 17th.[3]

In the post-merger era, the team disappeared into the lower amateur leagues after that but returned to the Landesliga Bayern-Süd in 1976, finishing runners-up in the league in its first season, now as FC Augsburg Amateure. By 1978 however, the side was relegated again, not to return to this level for a quarter of a decade. It did however take out the Schwaben Cup in 1977 and qualified for the first round of the 1977–78 German Cup. After away victories over second division side Arminia Hannover and fellow amateur club 1. FC Normannia Gmünd in the first two rounds, the team reached the third round, where it lost 0–4 to Hertha BSC Berlin. Incidentally, the senior team was knocked out in the same round, too, losing to TSV 1860 München.[4]

After becoming a founding member of the Bezirksoberliga Schwaben in 1988, the team was withdrawn at the end of the season, disbanded altogether and not reformed for more than a decade.[5]

After 2004 the side once more played in the Landesliga Bayern-Süd again, generally achieving good results but not managing another promotion, with a second place in 2012 as its best result. 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, FCA II advance past Bayernliga clubs SB/DJK Rosenheim and FC Schweinfurt 05 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.[6]

In the 2012–13 season the club had to struggle against relegation all season and beyond, having to defend its league place in the relegation round with the Bayernliga runners-up. In a two-leg play-off against BC Aichach FCA II defended its league place with an aggregate score of 5–2.[7] The following season was much more successful for the team, finishing fourth in the Regionalliga.[8]

Current squad[edit]

Updated 17 November 2015[9]

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

No. Position Player
Germany GK Dominic Dachs
Greece GK Ioannis Gelios
Germany GK Florian Kastenmeier
Germany GK Yannik Öttl
Germany GK Fabio Zeche
Germany DF Joshua Busching
Germany DF Raphael Framberger
Turkey DF Emre Kurt
Germany DF Niklas Künzel
England DF Chima Okoroji
Germany DF Lukas Ramser
Germany DF Tim Rieder
Canada DF Daniel Stanese
Belgium DF Joeri Stiens
Germany DF Maik Uhde
Germany DF Andreas Volk
Austria MF Kevin Danso
No. Position Player
Turkey MF Arif Ekin
Germany MF Marco Greisel
Germany MF Simon Krumpschmid
Germany MF Jan Moravek
Germany MF Gabriel Önat
Italy MF Max Reinthaler
Germany MF Marco Richter
Germany MF Marco Schad
Austria MF Jonathan Scherzer
Germany MF Marco Schuster
Germany MF David Spies
Germany MF Yannic Thiel
Turkey MF Orkun Tugbay
Kosovo MF Albion Vrenezi
Germany FW Efkan Bekiroglu
Germany FW Julian Günther-Schmidt
Germany FW Bastian Kurz

Honours[edit]

The team's honours:

Recent managers[edit]

Recent managers of the club:[10]

Manager Start Finish
Roland Bahl 1 July 2004 31 December 2006
Thomas Tuchel 1 January 2007 30 June 2008
Roland Bahl 1 July 2008 30 June 2012
Dieter Märkle 1 July 2012 Present

Recent seasons[edit]

The recent season-by-season performance of the club:[11][12]

Season Division Tier Position
2002–03 Bezirksliga Schwaben-Süd VII 1st ↑
2003–04 Bezirksoberliga Schwaben VI 1st ↑
2004–05 Landesliga Bayern-Süd V 10th
2005–06 Landesliga Bayern-Süd 5th
2006–07 Landesliga Bayern-Süd 4th
2007–08 Landesliga Bayern-Süd 4th
2008–09 Landesliga Bayern-Süd VI 9th
2009–10 Landesliga Bayern-Süd 3rd
2010–11 Landesliga Bayern-Süd 5th
2011–12 Landesliga Bayern-Süd 2nd ↑
2012–13 Regionalliga Bayern IV 16th
2013–14 Regionalliga Bayern 4th
2014–15 Regionalliga Bayern 10th
2015–16 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.

Key[edit]

Promoted Relegated

DFB Cup appearances[edit]

The team has qualified for the first round of the German Cup just once:

Season Round Date Home Away Result Attendance
1977–78 DFB-Pokal[13] First round[14] 29 June 1977 Arminia Hannover FC Augsburg Amateure 0–1 2,200
Second round[15] 20 August 1977 1. FC Normannia Gmünd FC Augsburg Amateure 1–2 2,500
Third round[16] 14 October 1977 FC Augsburg Amateure Hertha BSC 0–4 4,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jugend (German) FC Augsburg website, accessed: 16 July 2011
  2. ^ Die Bayernliga 1945–97, p. 55
  3. ^ Die Bayernliga 1945–97, p. 99
  4. ^ kicker Almanach 1999, p. 207-208
  5. ^ BOL Schwaben tables and results (German) Manfreds Fussball Archiv, accessed: 16 July 2011
  6. ^ Das war die Relegation 2012 auf Verbandsebene (German) fupa.net, published: 7 June 2012, accessed 8 June 2012
  7. ^ So läuft die Relegation 2013 auf Verbandsebene (German) fupa.net, accessed: 2 June 2013
  8. ^ Regionalliga Bayern table 2013–14 kicker.de, accessed: 16 June 2014
  9. ^ FC Augsburg 2. Mannschaft, Herren, Fupa
  10. ^ FC Augsburg II .:. Trainer von A-Z (German) weltfussball.de, accessed: 3 June 2013
  11. ^ Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv (German) Historical German domestic league tables, accessed: 24 September 2014
  12. ^ Fussball.de - Ergebnisse (German) Tables and results of all German football leagues, accessed: 24 September 2014
  13. ^ DFB-Pokal 1977/1978 .:. Spielplan Weltfussball.de, accessed: 16 July 2011
  14. ^ Spielstatistik Arminia Hannover – FC Augsburg II 1977–78 DFB-Pokal (German) Fussballdaten.de, accessed: 17 July 2011
  15. ^ Spielstatistik 1. FC Normannia Gmünd – FC Augsburg II 1977–78 DFB-Pokal (German) Fussballdaten.de, accessed: 17 July 2011
  16. ^ Spielstatistik FC Augsburg II – Hertha BSC 1977–78 DFB-Pokal (German) Fussballdaten.de, accessed: 17 July 2011

Sources[edit]

  • Grüne, Hardy (2001). (German) Vereinslexikon. Kassel: AGON Sportverlag ISBN 3-89784-147-9
  • Die Bayernliga 1945–97 (German) DSFS, published: 1998
  • Horst Eckert, Werner Klinger (2007) (German) Augsburger Fussball-Geschichte. ISBN 3-938332-08-5

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