TSV 1860 München

GERMAN CUP 1942, 1964

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.

Fullname Turn- und Sportverein München von 1860 e.V. (Gymnastics and Sportsclub, Munich 1860)
City München (Bayern). Pop: 1,230,000 (2002).
Address Grünwalder Straße 114, 81547 München
Phone: (089) 64278560 Fax: (089) 64278580
Colors Powder blue shirts, often striped, white shorts.
Nickname Löwen (lions)
Stadium Allianz-Arena, shared with Bayern. Capacity: 69,000 (54,000 seats).
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.
Tickets Prices run from 7.50-26.50 euros, VIP box seats 125 euros (2004). Generally 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 :)
Foes Obviously Bayern München.
Heroes 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.
Zeroes One might be Jens Jeremies, a hugely popular defensive midfielder, capped 6 times in the late 90s. His crime? He transferred to Bayern!!
Beer Löwenbräu München , 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 actually consider Löwenbräu a bit of a Budweiser. Other famous München beers are Hacker-Pschorr, Augustiner
Web www.tsv1860.de , is the official site. It also sports a Chinese version.

Recent History:

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

(c) Abseits Guide to Germany : www.abseits-soccer.com