Eintracht Duisburg

Founded in 1964 through a merger between two old clubs, Duisburger SV and TuS Duisburg 1848/99. Overall, DSV was the more successful of the two, winning several western region titles before the war, and playing in the Oberliga West till about 1963. (For more info on DSV, refer to the article in Essay section.) The merger was an attempt to salvage the collapse of both DSV and TuS, and forestall the rise of cross town rivals Meidericher SV (later MSV Duisburg). The result was failure, and soon Eintracht disappeared from the top. An excellent youth program seemed to keep things afloat for a while (eventual star players like internationals Rainer Geye and Rudi Seliger came out of the Eintracht youth movement), but by the late 1970s, the club was in free fall and vanished from view.

At present, the club struggles in the lower ranks of the amateur divisions, and it is difficult to see a return to the upper echelons.

Full Name Eintracht Duisburg 1848 e.V.
City Duisburg (Nordrhein-Westfalen). Pop: 512,000 (2002)
Address Postfach 350134, 47032 Duisburg
Colors Red and White
Stadium Fugmann-Kampfbahn Capacity: 3,000
Now known as Bezirkssportanlage Wedau III. Near the old Wedaustadion. In the 1950s, the capacity was 15,000.
Tickets Adult prices: DM 4. (2001)
Don't worry about availability. Average attendance is about 20-40.
Supporters About 1500 members, but a lot of those in worthless sports like badminton, ping-pong and gymnastics.
Foes Well obviously they don't like MSV Duisburg, but since they'll probably never play, it isn't much of a rivalry right now.
Beer Hannen is a sponsor.
Pub Grub Haus Eintracht, a restaurant/pub, is right on the grounds.
The Net The official website is www.eintrachtduisburg.de.vu . For an excellent commerative page on the original Duisburger SV, check out home.nexgo.de/duisburgersv

Recent History:

1964-65	(II)	Regionalliga West		11th
1965-66	(II)	Regionalliga West		11th
1966-67	(II)	Regionalliga West		18th
1967-68	(III)	Amateurliga Niederrhein		1st
1968-69	(II)	Regionalliga West		17th
1969-70	(III)	Amateurliga Niederrhein		4th
1970-71	(III)	Amateurliga Niederrhein		6th
1971-72	(III)	Amateurliga Niederrhein		8th
1972-73	(III)	Amateurliga Niederrhein		4th
1973-74	(III)	Amateurliga Niederrhein		7th
1974-75	(III)	Amateurliga Niederrhein		10th
1975-76	(III)	Amateurliga Niederrhein		16th
1976-77	(IV)	Landesliga Niederrhein		14th

2001-02	(VIII)	Kreisliga A
2003-04	(VIII)	Kreisliga B Duisburg-2
2005-06	(VIII)	Kreisliga B Duisburg-2		
2005-06	(VIII)	Kreisliga B Duisburg-2		7th
2006-07	(VIII)	Kreisliga B Duisburg-2		6th
2007-08	(VIII)	Kreisliga B Duisburg-2

(c) Abseits Guide to Germany