1.FC Kleve

This club was founded in 2000 through a merger of SC Kleve 1863 and VfB Lohengrin 1903

Although the roots go back to 1863, the soccer section (which of course is the only worthwhile reason for existance) started in 1906 as FC Kleve and for some god-forsaken reason joined the gymnastics club TV Kleve 1863 in 1919. Luckily the soccer players left and formed their own independent club, SC Kleve, in 1926. They eventually became the flagship club of the Kleve soccer scene, although without too much sucess. By the 1960s, VfB had pretty much achieved parity, and there were plenty of derbies, usually at the Landesliga level, until the merger in 2000.

VfB Lohengrin Kleve was founded in 1903 and went through various mergers and acquisitions before the final merger with SC in 2000.

Generally speaking, the short term result of the merger has been successful, as 1.FCK obtained Oberliga status in 2003, undoubtedly the highest achievement.

Full Name Erster Fussball-Club Kleve 1863/1903 e.V.
City Kleve (Nordrhein-Westfalen). Pop: 49,439 (2003)
Address Postfach 2114, (or Stadionstraße 46) 47519 Kleve
Phone: 02821/895658, Fax: 02821/899515
E-Mail: 1.fc-kleve@vr-web.de
Colors Red jersey, blue shorts, red socks. (SC's colors were green/white)
Stadium Stadion auf der Welbershöhe. Capacity: 6,000
Also known as Am Bresserberg
Tickets 6 euros (2004). Additional 2 euros for Tribune. Match program "Stadionmagazin Aktuell" 1 euro.
Supporters Averaged 2,029 in 2004 (Oberliga), not bad. Fan clubs such as "FG Kleefse-Jonges" and "Commando Schwanenstadt". The club has an official fan-rep.
Foes They used to be rivals with themselves :)
Beer Diebels is a sponsor
Pub Grub Gasthaus "Lohengrin" at Stadionstrasse 46, also the Geschätsstelle (business center).
The Net Official site: www.1fckleve.de
Fan clubs, such as Commando Schwannenstadt, FCK-Treff or Die Dreite

Recent History:
		SC Kleve 1863		

1963-64	(III)	Verbandsliga Niederrhein	15th
1964-65	(IV)	Landesliga Niederrhein-2	3rd
1965-66	(IV)	Landesliga Niederrhein-2	14th
1966-67	(IV)	Landesliga Niederrhein-2	5th
1967-68	(IV)	Landesliga Niederrhein-2	2nd
1968-69	(IV)	Landesliga Niederrhein-2	1st
1969-70	(III)	Verbandsliga Niederrhein	6th
1970-71	(III)	Verbandsliga Niederrhein	16th
1971-72	(IV)	Landesliga Niederrhein-3	2nd
1972-73	(IV)	Landesliga Niederrhein-3	7th
1973-74	(IV)	Landesliga Niederrhein-3	7th
1974-75	(IV)	Landesliga Niederrhein-3	4th
1975-76	(IV)	Landesliga Niederrhein-3	7th
1976-77	(IV)	Landesliga Niederrhein-3	3rd
1977-78	(IV)	Landesliga Niederrhein-3	10th
1978-82 ?
1982-83	(IV)	Verbandsliga Nieddrrhein	9th
1983-84	(IV)	Verbandsliga Nieddrrhein	2nd
1984-85	(IV)	Verbandsliga Nieddrrhein	5th
1985-86	(IV)	Verbandsliga Nieddrrhein	8th
1986-87	(IV)	Verbandsliga Nieddrrhein	12th
1987-88	(IV)	Verbandsliga Nieddrrhein	7th
1988-89	(IV)	Verbandsliga Nieddrrhein	11th
1989-90	(IV)	Verbandsliga Nieddrrhein	16th
1990-91	(VI)	Landesliga Niederrhein-2	5th
1991-92	(VI)	Landesliga Niederrhein-3	6th	
1992-93	(V)	Landesliga Niederrhein-2	4th
1993-94	(V)	Landesliga Niederrhein-2	6th
1994-95	(VI)	Landesliga Niederrhein-2	3rd	
1995-96	(VI)	Landesliga Niederrhein-2	2nd
1996-97	(VI)	Landesliga Niederrhein-3	4th
1997-98	(VI)	Landesliga Niederrhein-3	3rd
1998-99	(VI)	Landesliga Niederrhein-3	8th
1999-00	(VI)	Landesliga Niederrhein-3
----> 1.FCK

		VfB Lohengrin Kleve

1964-65	(IV)	Landesliga Niederrhein-2	7th
1965-66	(IV)	Landesliga Niederrhein-2	14th
1968-69	(IV)	Landesliga Niederrhein-2	4th
1969-70	(IV)	Landesliga Niederrhein-3	12th
1970-71	(IV)	Landesliga Niederrhein-3	4th
1971-72	(IV)	Landesliga Niederrhein-3	3rd
1972-73	(IV)	Landesliga Niederrhein-3	11th
1973-74	(IV)	Landesliga Niederrhein-3	4th
1974-75	(IV)	Landesliga Niederrhein-3	8th
1975-76	(IV)	Landesliga Niederrhein-3	13th
1976-77	(IV)	Landesliga Niederrhein-3	10th
1977-78	(IV)	Landesliga Niederrhein-3	6th
1978-90	?
1990-91	(VI)	Landesliga Niederrhein-2	2nd
1991-92	(VI)	Landesliga Niederrhein-3	4th
1992-93	(V)	Landesliga Niederrhein-2	7th
1993-94	(V)	Landesliga Niederrhein-2	4th
1994-95	(VI)	Landesliga Niederrhein-2	1st
1995-96	(V)	Verbandsliga Niederrhein	14th
1996-97	(VI)	Landesliga Niederrhein-3	8th
1997-98	(VI)	Landesliga Niederrhein-3	8th
1998-99	(VI)	Landesliga Niederrhein-3	5th
1999-00	(VI)	Landesliga Niederrhein-3
----> 1.FCK	

		1.FC Kleve 63/03

2000-01	(V)	Landesliga Niederrhein-3	2nd
2001-02	(VI)	Landesliga Niederrhein-2	1st
2002-03	(V)	Verbandsliga Niederrhein
2003-04	(IV)	Oberliga Nordrhein		9th
2004-05	(IV)	Oberliga Nordrhein		6th
2005-06	(IV)	Oberliga Nordrhein		3rd
2006-07	(IV)	Oberliga Nordrhein		7th
2007-08 (IV)    Oberliga Nordrhein
2008-09 (IV)    Regionalliga West		18th
2009-10	(V)

(c) Abseits Guide to Germany : www.abseits-soccer.com