Freiburger FC


Freiburger FC was once the pre-eminent club in the city of Freiburg, but the rise of rivals SCF has dumped FFC into obscurity.

The club was founded in 1897, and had it's first major title a year later, when they won the South German championship. However the highpoint of the early years was clearly winning the German championship in 1907. After knocking out defending champion VfB Leipzig 3-2 in the semis, FFC defeated Viktoria Berlin 3-1 in the finals. Not only did FFC win the title, but they'll probably go down as as the smartest team in history, as at least five of their players went on to get PhDs...

FFC would never again scale the heights of German football, but had some respectable results. In the 1930s, they were usually midtable in the Gauliga Baden, and in the 1950s in the 2.Liga Süd. In 1963, with the reorganization, they were seeded in the Regionalliga. An interesting bit of trivia is that in 1964, Gerd Müller scored his first ever goal for Bayern München against FFC.

After several years of regional play, FFC made the jump into the 2.Bundesliga in 1977. The adventure lasted 5 years, and despite midtable finishes, attendance was poor, usually around 3,500. The relegation from the combined 2.Liga in 1982 meant collapse into debt and bankruptcy was avoided only by a "Save FFC!" campaign. However, two trends were clearly visible: the decline of FFC and the rise of SCF.

In a sad state of affairs, in 2000, FFC was forced by mounting debt to give up it's beloved Mösle-Stadion. They entered an agreement with Blau-Weiß Wiehre to share the tiny Schönberg. To add insult to injury, rivals SCF took over the Mösle and prepared to turn it into a youth facility. Nevertheless, the sale of the stadium saved the club once again.

Full Name Freiburger Fußball-Club e.V.
City Freiburg/Breisgau (Baden-Württemburg) pop: 208,000 (2002)
Address Wiesentalstrasse 2, 79115 Freiburg
Phone: 0761/706352, Fax: 0761/706351
Colors All red with white lettering, also black shorts.
Stadium Schönbergstadion. Capacity: 3,000
In 2000, the Mösle was given up. It was built in 1922, and had a capacity of 25,000. Enemies SC Freiburg took over and made it into a soccer school. Meanwhile, FFC was banished to some cow pasture or something.
Tickets Stadium newspaper "FFC-Journal" is pretty informative.
Supporters Usually around 300 in the last 10 years. Averaged 284 in 2004 (Verbandsliga).
Foes SC Freiburg, but hardly a rivalry today.
Heroes 3 German internationals, the last in 1924. Josef Glaser (1909-12) had 5 caps and scored the opener in the 1907 finals. He later became a professor of Philology (the "humansitic study of language and literature"). He died in Freiburg in 1969.
Beer Waldhaus
Pub Grub
The Net Official site:
In operation since 1999, reasonably informative and good historical section.

Recent History:

1963-64	(II)	Regionalliga Süd		10th
1964-65	(II)	Regionalliga Süd		11th
1965-66	(II)	Regionalliga Süd		15th
1966-67	(II)	Regionalliga Süd		7th
1967-68	(II)	Regionalliga Süd		9th
1968-69	(II)	Regionalliga Süd		2nd
1969-70	(II)	Regionalliga Süd		6th
1970-71	(II)	Regionalliga Süd		9th
1971-72	(II)	Regionalliga Süd		6th
1972-73	(II)	Regionalliga Süd		15th
1973-74	(II)	Regionalliga Süd		17th
1974-75	(III)	Amateurliga Südbaden		6th
1975-76	(III)	Amateurliga Südbaden		3rd
1976-77	(III)	Amateurliga Südbaden		1st
1977-78	(II)	2.Bundesliga-Süd		13th
1978-79	(II)	2.Bundesliga-Süd		13th
1979-80	(II)	2.Bundesliga-Süd		9th
1980-81	(II)	2.Bundesliga-Süd		10th
1981-82	(II)	2.Bundesliga			19th
1982-83	(III)	Am.Oberliga Baden-Württemberg	6th
1983-84	(III)	Am.Oberliga Baden-Württemberg	1st
1984-85	(III)	Am.Oberliga Baden-Württemberg	8th
1985-86	(III)	Am.Oberliga Baden-Württemberg	2nd
1986-87	(III)	Am.Oberliga Baden-Württemberg	4th
1987-88	(III)	Am.Oberliga Baden-Württemberg	2nd
1988-89	(III)	Am.Oberliga Baden-Württemberg	9th
1989-90	(III)	Am.Oberliga Baden-Württemberg	18th
1990-91	(IV)	Verbandsliga Südbaden		1st
1991-92	(III)	Am.Oberliga Baden-Württemberg	4th
1992-93	(III)	Am.Oberliga Baden-Württemberg	10th
1993-94	(III)	Am.Oberliga Baden-Württemberg	18th
1994-95	(V)	Verbandsliga Südbaden		3rd
1995-96	(V)	Verbandsliga Südbaden		3rd
1996-97	(V)	Verbandsliga Südbaden		9th
1997-98	(V)	Verbandsliga Südbaden		6th
1998-99	(V)	Verbandsliga Südbaden		13th
1999-00	(VI)	Landesliga Südbaden
2000-01	(V)	Verbandsliga Südbaden		10th
2001-02	(V)	Verbandsliga Südbaden		10th
2002-03	(V)	Verbandsliga Südbaden		6th
2003-04	(V)	Verbandsliga Südbaden		7th
2004-05	(V)	Verbandsliga Südbaden		
2005-06	(V)	Verbandsliga Südbaden		11th
2006-07	(V)	Verbandsliga Südbaden		6th
2007-08	(V)	Verbandsliga Südbaden

(c) Abseits Guide to Germany: