Founded in 1895, as FuCC Eintracht (Fussball and Cricket Club), Eintracht is one of northern Germany's most famous and popular clubs. In recent years, the club has fallen on hard times, and the only real success was winning the Bundesliga title in 1967. However, this started a slow decline which eventually led to relegation in the early 70s.
Pre-WWII results were generally solid, with Eintracht usually near the top of the regional league (then known as Braunschweiger SV Eintracht).
Eintracht has provided some 13 internationals to the national team, mostly players from the 1960s-70s. Among the best known are Horst Wolter (13 caps), Lothar Ulsaß (10 caps) and Bernd Franke (7 caps).
In 1973, Eintracht had it's greatest impact on German soccer. Their team was crap, but they became the first club to carry a sponsor on their uniform. The company was Jägermeister, maker of that gross herbal liquer.
By the mid 1980s, Eintracht was running out of gas, going up-down and finally a drop into the 3rd division for the first time in club history. After that drop, they quickly returned to the 2nd level, but without distinction, finally falling back down in 1993.
Throughout the late 1990s, the club seemed to be on the verge of breaking back into the 2nd division, only to choke near the finish line. When they finally made it back, in 2002, it was only for one season, and the drop back down.
Given the popularity of the club and decent finances, it seems logical that they'll be back. Certainly the fans would like to see them all the way back in the Bundesliga, although it's been 25 years...
A brief stay in the 2.Liga starting in 2005 proved to be too much. The club reasonably well at the gate, but on the field they were overmatched. Eintracht started the inaugural 3.Liga season with hope, but struggled to compete. They never really worried about relegation, but never threatened to move up either. On the positive side, they did well at the box office.
|Full Name||Braunschweiger Turn- und Sportverein Eintracht von 1895 e.V.|
|City||Braunschweig (Niedersachsen). Pop: 245,500 (2002).|
Hamburger Straße 210, 38112 Braunschweig|
Phone: (0531) 232300 Fax: (0531) 2323030 Open Tu-Fri 10-13, 1400-1700
|Colors||Yellow shirts, blue shorts. Also black jersey with yellow trim.|
|Nicknames||Die Löwen (The Lions)|
Hamburger Straße Capacity: 25,000 (9,800 seats). |
The stadium was built in 1923, previously they had played in a small park on Helmstedter street that cost RM 5,000 and held 300 folks. (Hey, we're talking 1905). It was torn down in 1931.
Range from 7-18 euros, although there is sometype of luxury suites for 84
Averaged 10,000 in 2004 (Regionalliga). Some of the strongest support in
northern Germany. Lots of fan clubs.
A good contact is through the internet fan club Webloewen (web Lions).
1.FC Magdeburg, SV Waldhof Mannheim and Swiss club FC Basel.
Hannover 96 is a bitter foe, as is of course VfL Wolfsburg.
13 German internationals. Most notable are midfielder Lothar
Ulsaß, (10 caps, 1965-69) and keeper Horst Wolter (13,
1967-70) || Zeroes
Feldsclösschen and Wolters.
||Pub Grub ||
Roggenkamp 1, 38112 Braunschweig - close to stadium, is highly
recommended. Foreign vistors
are welcomed: "It's the meeting point of the Webloewen - they are
never involved in trouble and are friendly and helpful to every
visitor." || The Net
One of the first clubs to jump onto the internet, the official site is www.eintracht.com . This is almost a
model site, although it's only in German.
1963-64 (I) Bundesliga 11th 1964-65 (I) Bundesliga 9th 1965-67 (I) Bundesliga 10th 1966-67 (I) Bundesliga 1st CHAMPIONS 1967-68 (I) Bundesliga 9th 1968-69 (I) Bundesliga 4th 1969-70 (I) Bundesliga 16th 1970-71 (I) Bundesliga 4th 1971-72 (I) Bundesliga 12th 1972-73 (I) Bundesliga 17th 1973-74 (II) Regionalliga Nord 1st 1974-75 (I) Bundesliga 9th 1975-76 (I) Bundesliga 5th 1976-77 (I) Bundesliga 3rd 1977-78 (I) Bundesliga 13th 1978-79 (I) Bundesliga 9th 1979-80 (I) Bundesliga 18th 1980-81 (II) 2.Bundesliga Nord 2nd 1981-82 (I) Bundesliga 11th 1982-83 (I) Bundesliga 15th 1983-84 (I) Bundesliga 9th 1984-85 (I) Bundesliga 18th 1985-86 (II) 2.Bundesliga 12th 1986-87 (II) 2.Bundesliga 17th 1987-88 (III) Am.Oberliga Nord 1st 1988-89 (II) 2.Bundesliga 9th 1989-90 (II) 2.Bundesliga 7th 1990-91 (II) 2.Bundesliga 13th 1991-92 (II) 2.Bundesliga Nord 7th 1992-93 (II) 2.Bundesliga 19th 1993-94 (III) Am.Oberliga Nord 2nd 1994-95 (III) Regionalliga Nord 6th 1993-94 (III) Oberliga Nord 2nd 1995-96 (III) Regionalliga Nord 2nd 1996-97 (III) Regionalliga Nord 2nd 1997-98 (III) Regionalliga Nord 2nd 1998-99 (III) Regionalliga Nord 3rd 1999-00 (III) Regionalliga Nord 3rd 2000-01 (III) Regionalliga Nord 8th 2001-02 (III) Regionalliga Nord 2nd 2002-03 (II) 2.Bundesliga 15th 2003-04 (III) Regionalliga Nord 6th 2004-05 (III) Regionalliga Nord 1st 2005-06 (II) 2.Bundesliga 12th 2006-07 (II) 2.Bundesliga 18th 2007-08 (III) Regionalliga Nord 10th 2008-09 (III) 3.Liga 13th 2009-10 (III) 3.Liga 4th 2010-11 (III) 3.Liga 1st 2011-12 (II) 2.Liga
(c) Abseits Guide to Germany : www.abseits-soccer.com