SC Idar Oberstein

The current club was founded in 1971 through a merger of 1.FC 07 Idar (founded 1907) and SpVgg 08 Idar. There are approx. 900 members in several sports. (Obviously the only important one is fussball!)

In the 1930's, FC Idar was a regional powerhouse, and indeed, 3 of it's players went on to Hannover 96, which won the German title in 1938. Crowds of around 5,000 were fairly common as they played host to strong teams. However, after WWII, the decline set in. Despite the merger in 1971, by the mid seventies they had fallen all the way down to the local "A Klasse". In the late 1980s, several former players put together a stronger team, that began to move back up the ranks to repsectability. The stay in the 3rd division in 1999 showed that the team was overmatched, but they should remain a regional force to contend with in years to come.

Fullname Sportclub Idar-Oberstein e.V,
City Idar-Oberstein (Rheinland-Pfalz). Pop: 33,400 (2002). NW of Kaiserslautern.
Address Postfach 122624, 56718 Idar Oberstein
Phone: (06781) 46033
Colors Red and white
Stadium Im Haag Capacity: 6,000 (400 covered seats)
The covered seats and an on-the-grounds club houseare releatively new additions. A club house was added in 1992.
Tickets Not hard to get. In the Oberliga champion year (98/99), they averaged around 1,200, with some crowds up to 3,000.
Supporters Averaged 631 in 2004 (Oberliga).
Foes Mostly regional southwest rivalries, with teams like FK Pirmasens.
Grub and Pub
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Recent History:

1990-91	(VII)	Bezirksliga Nahe	2nd
1991-92	(VII)	Bezirksliga Nahe	1st
1992-93	(VI)	Landesliga SW-West	2nd
1993-94	(VI)	Landesliga SW-West	1st
1994-95	(V)	Verbandsliga Südwest	1st
1995-96 (IV)	Oberliga Südwest	11th
1996-97	(IV)	Oberliga Südwest	2nd
1997-98	(IV)	Oberliga Südwest	5th
1998-99	(IV)	Oberliga Südwest	1st
1999-00	(III)	Regionalliga West/SW	18th
2000-01	(IV) 	Oberliga Südwest	14th
2001-02	(IV)	Oberliga Südwest	4th
2002-03	(IV)	Oberliga Südwest	4th
2003-04	(IV)	Oberliga Südwest	15th
2004-05	(IV)	Oberliga Südwest	17th
2005-06	(V)	Verbandsliga Südwest	2nd
2006-07	(V)	Verbandsliga Südwest	1st
2007-08	(IV)	Oberliga Südwest

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