SV Wacker Burghausen

Founded 1930, this club lived in obscurity until the 1990s, when they started moving up into the higher ranks of amateur soccer. Actually, with some 6,000 members in many sports, it is a fairly large club, and recently has been respectable in soccer as well. (The "Wacker" does not refer to the German word for "decent/honest/brave", but rather for the chemical company that sponsors.)

The first big jump was in 1995, as they qualified for the Regionalliga. The 1998-99 season was pretty much a replicate of the previous few years in the Regionalliga. The next season was critical, as it was the the year to qualify for the new combined Regionalliga. Wacker started off slowly, but then got hot in the 2nd half, qualifying easily. Then in 2002, they made the jump up to the 2.Liga. Against all expectations, they managed to finish midtable.

Fullname Sport-Verein Wacker Burghausen 1930 e.V.
City Burghausen (Bayern). Pop: 18,160 (2002).
Address Postfach 1225, 84480 Burghausen
Phone: (08677) 830
Colors White jersey with black trim (sometimes orange trim), black shorts, white socks.
Stadium Stadion an der Liebigstraße. Capacity: 7,500
Tickets 8-19 euros (2003/04). Not too hard to get.
Supporters Averaged about 4,600 in 2004 (2.Liga).
Beer The Graf-Törring brewery, which brews among others: Huber Weisse and Graf-Ignaz-Pilsener
Pub Grub
The Net The official home page is at , but you can reach the soccer section directly at

1982-83	(IV)	Landesliga-Süd		2nd
1984-85	(IV)	Landesliga-Süd		5th
1985-86	(IV)	Landesliga-Süd		9th
1986-87	(IV)	Landesliga-Süd		10th
1987-88	(IV)	Landesliga-Süd		6th
1988-89	(IV)	Landesliga-Süd		6th
1989-90	(IV)	Landesliga-Süd		5th
1990-91	(IV)	Landesliga-Süd		4th
1991-92	(IV)	Landesliga-Süd		8th
1992-93	(IV)	Landesliga-Süd		1st
1993-94	(III)	Am.Oberliga Bayern	7th
1994-95	(IV)	Oberliga Bayern		1st
1995-96	(III)	Regionalliga Süd	9th
1996-97	(III)	Regionalliga Süd	5th
1997-98	(III)	Regionalliga Süd	5th
1998-99	(III)	Regionalliga Süd	7th
1999-00	(III)	Regionalliga Süd	4th
2000-01	(III)	Regionalliga Süd	13th
2001-02	(III)	Regionalliga Süd	1st
2002-03	(II)	2.Liga			10th
2003-04 (II)	2.Liga			10th
2004-05 (II)	2.Liga			9th
2005-06 (II)	2.Liga			8th
2006-07 (II)	2.Liga			17th
2007-08	(III)	Regionalliga Süd	7th
2008-09 (III)   3.Liga			18th
2009-10 (II)    3.Liga			17th
2010-11 (III)   3.Liga			18th

(c) Abseits Guide to Germany