Eintracht Braunschweig


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).
Address Hamburger Straße 210, 38112 Braunschweig
Phone: (0531) 232300 Fax: (0531) 2323030 Open Tu-Fri 10-13, 1400-1700
e-mail: eintracht@eintracht.com
Colors Yellow shirts, blue shorts. Also black jersey with yellow trim.
Nicknames Die Löwen (The Lions)
Stadium 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.
Tickets Range from 7-18 euros, although there is sometype of luxury suites for 84 euros (2003/04)
Supporters 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).
Friends 1.FC Magdeburg, SV Waldhof Mannheim and Swiss club FC Basel.
Foes Hannover 96 is a bitter foe, as is of course VfL Wolfsburg.
Heroes 13 German internationals. Most notable are midfielder Lothar Ulsaß, (10 caps, 1965-69) and keeper Horst Wolter (13, 1967-70)
Beer Feldsclösschen and Wolters.
Pub Grub Eintracht-Klause , 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