Preussen Münster

The club was founded in 1906 as FC Preussen, and has some 850 members. The name was changed to it's current form in 1920. The first real success came in 1951, when in front of 107,000 fans in Berlin's Olmpic stadium, they were defeated by Kaiserslautern in the finals of the German championship. Preussen was a founding member of the Bundesliga in 1963, but they were relegated after one season.

After a generally mid-level existence through the 70s, by the 1980s, Preussen had fallen to the regional 3rd division. A short stint in the pro ranks at the end of the decade followed a short return to amateur ranks.

The 1999-00 season proved to be succsesful, as Preussen made the cut for the new combined Regionalliga. Whether they have the resources to stay remains in question, but they will undoubtedly continue to hang around. In 2004, it took a last day away victory at Wattenscheid, but the Eagles stayed up. Disaster finally struck in 2006, and Preussen dropped down to the 4th division for the first time.

Fullname Sportclub Preussen 1906 e.V. Münster
City Münster (Nordrhein-Westfalen). Pop: 267,000 (2002).
Address Am Berg Fidel 7, 48153 Münster
Phone: (0251) 786462. Office hours: Tu-F 14.00-17.00
Colors Green and Black. Also all white with black trim.
Nicknames Die Adler. (Eagles)
Stadium Preussenstadion. Capacity: 21,700.
Built in 1926, it once held up to 45,000 in the 1950s. However, by their own admission, the condition was basically crap, so a renovation was sone in 1999.
Tickets Couldn't find any pricing, but based on old DM prices, probably in the 6-12 euros range. Generally not too hard to get.
Supporters Averaged 3,700 in 2004 (Regionalliga). Fairly decent, some 18 fan clubs registered. The club sells "Preussen Condoms", emblazoned with the Eagle symbol. This seems a bit counterproductive, because that could reduce the number of potential Preussen fans! If you're interested, only DM 5 and you can go on the road trip if they ever play St.Pauli again...
Foes Rivals with other Westfalen teams, such as Paderborn, Gutersloh, Ahlen, Bielefeld etc. Good rivalry with Wuppertal.
Beer Herforder-Pils is the current sponsor.
Grub and Pub
The Net is the official home page, and fairly informative, including newspaper reports of matches.
Of interest to English speakers, the English Adler is a nicely done website of fans from England.

Recent History:

1963-64	(I)	Bundesliga		15th
1964-65	(II)	Regionalliga West	8th
1965-66	(II)	Regionalliga West	6th
1966-67	(II)	Regionalliga West	9th
1967-68	(II)	Regionalliga West	13th
1968-69	(II)	Regionalliga West	13th
1969-70	(II)	Regionalliga West	7th
1970-71	(II)	Regionalliga West	9th
1971-72	(II)	Regionalliga West	11th
1972-73	(II)	Regionalliga West	13th
1973-74	(II)	Regionalliga West	5th
1974-75	(II)	2.Bundesliga Nord	9th
1975-76	(II)	2.Bundesliga Nord	3rd
1976-77	(II)	2.Bundesliga Nord	6th
1977-78	(II)	2.Bundesliga Nord	3rd
1978-79	(II)	2.Bundesliga Nord	3rd
1979-80	(II)	2.Bundesliga Nord	10th
1980-81	(II)	2.Bundesliga Nord	13th
1981-82	(III)	Am.Oberliga Westfalen	5th
1982-83	(III)	Am.Oberliga Westfalen	3rd
1983-84	(III)	Am.Oberliga Westfalen	3rd
1984-85	(III)	Am.Oberliga Westfalen	4th
1985-86	(III)	Am.Oberliga Westfalen	5th
1986-87	(III)	Am.Oberliga Westfalen	2nd
1987-88	(III)	Am.Oberliga Westfalen	1st
1988-89	(III)	Am.Oberliga Westfalen	1st
1989-90	(II)	2.Bundesliga		12th
1990-91	(II)	2.Bundesliga		18th
1991-92	(III)	Am.Oberliga Westfalen	1st
1992-93 (III) 	Am.Oberliga Westfalen 	1st 
1993-94 (III) 	Regionalliga W/SW 	2nd	German Amateur Champ 
1994-95 (III) 	Regionalliga W/SW 	10th 
1995-96 (III)	Regionalliga W/SW 	9th 
1996-97 (III) 	Regionalliga W/SW 	5th 
1997-98 (III)	Regionalliga W/SW 	8th 
1998-99 (III) 	Regionalliga W/SW 	4th 
1999-00 (III)	Regionalliga W/SW 	8th 
2000-01 (III) 	Regionalliga Nord 	5th 
2001-02 (III)	Regionalliga Nord 	15th 
2002-03 (III) 	Regionalliga Nord	12th 
2003-04	(III)	Regionalliga Nord	13th
2004-05	(III)	Regionalliga Nord	10th
2005-06	(III)	Regionalliga Nord	15th
2006-07	(IV)	Oberliga Westfalen	6th
2007-08 (IV)    Oberliga Westfalen
2008-09	(IV)	Regionalliga West	4th
2009-10 (IV)    Regionalliga West	6th
2010-11	(IV)	Regionalliga West

(c) Abseits Guide to Germany