BFV Hassia Bingen

The Binger Fussball Verein "Hassia" was founded in 1910. Prior to WW-II, they remained under the radar, the sole blip perhaps in 1940, when they participated in the promotion playoffs for the Gauliga Südwest. After a brief period of banishment in 1945, the club was reconstituted in 1946, and has pretty much been a fixture in the amateur Oberliga Südwest from the mid 1970s. However, the new milenium turned out to be a disaster, and they were relegated back to the 5th division, but luckily were able to bounce back soon.

The only "top flight" appearance was in the 1952-53 season, as they played in the old Oberliga Südwest, which was "top" since Germany only had regional divisions then. Even so, they only played up as VfR Baumholder went bankrupt after one game, and Bingen replaced them in the league. The results on the field weren't too good (only 3 draws, 27 losses, 141 goals against), but they did average some 2,500 fans per match, their all-time record.

In recent years, they've remained in obscurity, usually in the 4th or 5th division.

Full Name Binger Fußballvereinigung Hassia 1910 e.V.
City Bingen am Rhein (Rheinland-Pfalz). Pop: 24,746 (2002).
Address Sportzentrum, Postfach 3047, 55395 Bingen
Phone: (06721) 44927
Open Mo.-Fr., 15.00 - 20.00
Colors Red jersey with black and white trim. Black shorts, red socks.
Stadium Sportzentrum am Hessenhaus. Capacity: 5,000
From 1919-74 they played in the Stadion Büdesheim (from 1933-45 it was known as the "Horst-Wessel-Kampfbahn"), with a capacity of around 8,000.
Tickets Readily available.
Supporters Fan support is small Throughout the 1980s-1990s, they seemed to average around 300-400 fans. Averaged 310 in 2004 (Oberliga).
Beer Bitburger You know, "Bitte ein Bit"
Pub Grub The stadium has a snack bar, and the club building, the Herrenhaus also has food. They claim to have the best sausages in the league.
The Net The official site is nicely done . However the first on the net was A fan homepage at

1963-64	(III)	Amateurliga Südwest	9th
1964-65	(III)	Amateurliga Südwest	12th
1965-66	(III)	Amateurliga Südwest	8th
1966-67	(III)	Amateurliga Südwest	7th
1967-68	(III)	Amateurliga Südwest	14th
1968-69	(IV)	Bezirksliga Rheinhessen	4th
1969-70	(IV)	2.Amateurliga R-hessen	1st
1970-71	(IV)	2.Amateurliga R-hessen	11th
1971-72	(IV)	2.Amateurliga R-hessen	2nd
1972-73	(IV)	2.Amateurliga R-hessen	1st
1973-74	(IV)	2.Amateurliga R-hessen	1st
1974-75	(III)	Amateurliga Südwest	11th
1975-76	(III)	Amateurliga Südwest	5th
1976-77	(III)	Amateurliga Südwest	2nd
1977-78	(III)	Amateurliga Südwest	2nd
1978-79	(III)	Am.Oberliga Südwest	6th
1979-80	(III)	Am.Oberliga Südwest	14th
1980-81	(III)	Am.Oberliga Südwest	9th
1981-82	(III)	Am.Oberliga Südwest	8th
1982-83	(III)	Am.Oberliga Südwest	5th
1983-84	(III)	Am.Oberliga Südwest	4th
1984-85	(III)	Am.Oberliga Südwest	10th
1985-86	(III)	Am.Oberliga Südwest	8th
1986-87	(III)	Am.Oberliga Südwest	8th
1987-88	(III)	Am.Oberliga Südwest	11th
1988-89	(III)	Am.Oberliga Südwest	10th
1989-90	(III)	Am.Oberliga Südwest	9th
1990-91	(III)	Am.Oberliga Südwest	16th
1991-92	(IV)	Verbandsliga Südwest	3rd
1992-93	(IV)	Verbandsliga Südwest	3rd
1993-94	(IV)	Verbandsliga Südwest	2nd
1994-95	(IV)	Oberliga Südwest	9th
1995-96	(IV)	Oberliga Südwest	4th
1996-97	(IV)	Oberliga Südwest	9th
1997-98	(IV)	Oberliga Südwest	15th
1998-99	(IV)	Oberliga Südwest	16th
1999-00	(IV)	Oberliga Südwest	13th
2000-01	(IV)	Oberliga Südwest	19th
2001-02	(V)	Verbandsliga Südwest	3rd
2002-03	(V)	Verbandsliga Südwest	1st
2003-04	(IV)	Oberliga Südwest	13th
2004-05	(IV)	Oberliga Südwest	9th
2005-06	(IV)	Oberliga Südwest	17th
2006-07	(V)	Verbandsliga Südwest	
2007-08	(V)	Verbandsliga Südwest	

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