ESV Ingolstadt


The club was founded in 1919 under the name FC Viktoria. In 1921, the soccer players from TV 1861 came over, and the club was renamed VfR Ingolstadt. Various clubs from the Ringsee district joined up in 1925. Success was modest; except for a couple of years in the Gauliga Bayern in the late 1930s, there was nothing of note.

After getting restarted in 1946, in 1951 the club again changed it's name, this time to ESV, except that the "E" stood for "Erster". Apparently by the end of 1953, the club became affiliated with the railways, and the "E" came to represent "Eisenbahner".

ESV was seeded into the Regionalliga in 1963, and for the most part bounced around in the upper levels of the Bavarian region. At the end of the 1970s, the highpoint, two 2.Liga years, passed without much success.

The club applied for insolvency in July 2004, and went into administration. The soccer players left for the newly founded club FC Ingolstadt 04, which also took the players from rival MTV Ingolstadt. There is a good chance that ESV will pull through bankruptcy in some form, but since all the soccer players left, who cares?

Full Name Eisenbahner-Sportverein Ingolstadt-Ringsee e.V.
City Ingolstadt (Bayern). Pop: 117,311 (2002)
Address Geisenfelder Strasse 1, 85053 Ingolstadt-Ringsee
Colors White jersey, black shorts/socks
Stadium ESV Stadion. Capacity: 15,000
This was originally called Dr. Grüb-Platz, and was built in 1932. He was the chairman of the local railways association.
Foes MTV Ingolstadt. They "broke off relations" in 1957, and both clubs were fined by the Bavarian association.
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Recent History:

1963-64	(II)	Regionalliga Sud	12th
1964-65	(II)	Regionalliga Sud	12th
1965-66	(II)	Regionalliga Sud	16th
1966-67	(III)	Amateurliga Bayern	2nd
1967-68	(III)	Amateurliga Bayern	1st
1968-69	(II)	Regionalliga Sud	12th
1969-70	(II)	Regionalliga Sud	17th
1970-71	(II)	Regionalliga Sud	11th
1971-72	(II)	Regionalliga Sud	19th
1972-73	(III)	Amateurliga Bayern	2nd
1973-74	(III)	Amateurliga Bayern	3rd
1974-75	(III)	Amateurliga Bayern	9th
1975-76	(III)	Amateurliga Bayern	9th
1976-77	(III)	Amateurliga Bayern	6th
1977-78	(III)	Amateurliga Bayern	3rd
1978-79	(III)	Am. Oberliga Bayern	1st
1979-80	(II)	2.Bundesliga Sud	17th
1980-81	(II)	2.Bundesliga Sud	16th
1981-82	(III)	Am.Oberliga Bayern	20th
1982-83	(IV)	Landesliga Bayern Sud	4th
1983-84	(IV)	Landesliga Bayern Sud	1st
1984-85	(III)	Am.Oberliga Bayern	8th
1985-86	(III)	Am.Oberliga Bayern	16th
1986-87	(IV)	Landesliga Bayern Sud	13th
1987-88	(IV)	Landesliga Bayern Sud	11th
1988-89	(IV)	Landesliga Bayern Sud	9th
1989-90	(IV)	Landesliga Bayern Sud	17th
1990-91	(V)	Bezirksoberliga OB	1st
1991-92	(IV)	Landesliga Bayern Sud	5th
1992-93	(IV)	Landesliga Bayern Sud	12th
1993-94	(IV)	Landesliga Bayern Sud	17th

---->	see FC Ingolstadt

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