1860 München is a popular club in it's own right. They're basically crap, but on occasion have put together some good runs. Not surprisingly, they are in the shadow of Bayern, despite some 20,000 members. One could argue that they are the real flagbearer of Bavaria, as a lot of Bayern fans are Hansi-come-lately fans.
As the name suggests, the club was founded back in 1860, making it one of the older clubs in Germany. The only real glory was the single championship back in 1966, along with losing the European Cup Winners final in Wembley against West Ham back in 1964. Since then, aside from the frequent elevator rides between Bundesliga and lower division(s), 1860 hasn't had much to shout about.
There were some decent reults in the 1920s/early 1930s. 1860 made the semi-finals in 1927, and in 1931, they lost in the finals 3-2 to Hertha BSC. 1933 saw another semi-final appearance, losing to Schalke. During the Nazi era, results were generally not too impressive.
The post WW-II era was also not very good. However by winning the regional Oberliga Sud in 1963, the only excellent result of the era, 1860 became one of the founding members of the Bundesliga. By the mid 1960s, they were one of Germany's top clubs, winning the title in 1966, and following with a runner-up. However afterwards, things went bad, and by 1970, 1860 was relegated.
After a couple more returns and drops from the top flight, in 1982 the hammer came down. Due to financial problems, 1860 was forcibly dropped down into the Bayernliga. It would be 10 years before 1860 would make it back into the professional ranks.
After a return to the Bundesliga, 1860 was generally content with mid-table results, although a 4th place finish and UEFA qualification in 2000 raised expectations.
One of the more interesting events of the late 1990s was under the dictatorship of club president Wildmoser and coach Werner Lorant, the Manfred Schwabl Affair. Schwabl was basically a decent defensive midfielder who had long served the club. When he noticed that the club was too cheap to organize an end-of-year party, he did it himself. As a result he got canned for insubordination.
Lorant himself, known for his yelling like a madman, eventually also fell victim to the raised expectations, and was booted out. There is no question that 1860 will remain in the considerable shadow cast by rivals Bayern. This was confirmed as in 2004 the club dropped back down to the 2.Liga. The 10 year run was 1860's longest in the top flight.
Turn- und Sportverein München von 1860 e.V. (Gymnastics and Sportsclub, Munich 1860)
München (Bayern). Pop: 1,230,000
Grünwalder Straße 114, 81547 München|
Phone: (089) 64278560 Fax: (089) 64278580
Powder blue shirts, often striped, white shorts.
Allianz-Arena, shared with Bayern. Capacity: 69,000 (54,000
This state-of-the-art stadium was built for the 2006 World Cup. On days when 1860 is the home team, the outside is bathed in sky blue colors (red for Bayern home games). Ocasionally games are played at the traditional Grünwalder Straße, although that is now usually exclusively for 1860-II. Capacity was probably around 40,000. The Olympiastadion, built in 1972, was the usual venue for Bundesliga matches until 2006.
Prices run from 7.50-26.50 euros, VIP box seats 125 euros (2004).
speaking, unless it's a big match, the shear size of the Allianz makes it
pretty easy to get tickets by showing up at the stadium.
|| Fans ||
1860 has strong support, as evidenced by some 19,000 members. Many argue
that 1860 is the real flagbearer of Bavaria, as FC Bayern attracts
lots of fellow-travellers. Nevertheless, success on the field counts.
In the Bundesliga, 1860 was usually around 30,000. However, once they moved to the Allianz, crowds
actually increased, even though they were in the 2.Liga.|| Friends ||
Anybody playing Bayern :)
Obviously Bayern München.
About 20 German internationals. Certainly one of the most popular was
forward Rudi Brunnenmeier from the mid 60s. Perhaps one of the most
gifted German strikers ever, he ruined his career by drinking.
From the same era, Yugoslavian goalkeeper Petar Radenkovic, who liked to boast he was "the best
keeper in the world", and his skill was certainly sublime.
One might be Jens Jeremies, a hugely popular defensive midfielder,
capped 6 times in the late 90s. His crime? He transferred to Bayern!!
, the real thing, not the ripoff
from Miller - this is the main sponsor. In fact, the beer and
club logo are the same. Nevertheless, many Müncheners
Löwenbräu a bit of a Budweiser. Other famous
München beers are Hacker-Pschorr, Augustiner
www.tsv1860.de , is the official
site. It also sports a Chinese version.
1963-64 (I) Bundesliga 7th
1964-65 (I) Bundesliga 4th
1965-66 (I) Bundesliga 1st CHAMPIONS
1966-67 (I) Bundesliga 2nd
1967-68 (I) Bundesliga 12th
1968-69 (I) Bundesliga 10th
1969-70 (I) Bundesliga 17th
1970-71 (II) Regionalliga Süd 4th
1971-72 (II) Regionalliga Süd 3rd
1972-73 (II) Regionalliga Süd 3rd
1973-74 (II) Regionalliga Süd 3rd
1974-75 (II) 2.Liga Süd 5th
1975-76 (II) 2.Liga Süd 4th
1976-77 (II) 2.Liga Süd 2nd
1977-78 (I) Bundesliga 16th
1978-79 (II) 2.Liga Süd 1st
1979-80 (I) Bundesliga 13th
1980-81 (I) Bundesliga 16th
1981-82 (II) 2.Liga Süd 4th (license denied)
1982-83 (III) Am.Oberliga Bayern 6th
1983-84 (III) Am.Oberliga Bayern 1st
1984-85 (III) Am.Oberliga Bayern 11th
1985-86 (III) Am.Oberliga Bayern 2nd
1986-87 (III) Am.Oberliga Bayern 3rd
1987-88 (III) Am.Oberliga Bayern 3rd
1988-89 (III) Am.Oberliga Bayern 5th
1989-90 (III) Am.Oberliga Bayern 2nd
1990-91 (III) Am.Oberliga Bayern 1st
1991-92 (II) 2.Liga Süd 10th
1992-93 (III) Am.Oberliga Bayern 1st
1993-94 (II) 2.Liga 3rd
1994-95 (I) Bundesliga 14th
1995-96 (I) Bundesliga 8th
1996-97 (I) Bundesliga 7th
1997-98 (I) Bundesliga 13th
1998-99 (I) Bundesliga 9th
1999-00 (I) Bundesliga 4th
2000-01 (I) Bundesliga 11th
2001-02 (I) Bundesliga 9th
2002-03 (I) Bundesliga 10th
2003-04 (I) Bundesliga 17th
2004-05 (II) 2.Liga 4th
2005-06 (II) 2.Liga 13th
2006-07 (II) 2.Liga 8th
2007-08 (II) 2.Liga 11th
2008-09 (II) 2.Liga 12th
2009-10 (II) 2.Liga 8th
2010-11 (II) 2.Liga 9th
2011-12 (II) 2.Liga
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