Rot-Weiss Frankfurt

A small club in Frankfurt that has been aroud for a long time.

The club was founded in 1901 as FV Amicitia Bornheim. It was joined with Frankfurter FC 1902 in 1909 and dropped the "Bornheim" affiliation. There were several mergers with other clubs, and it was affiliated with the railways in the 1930s, known as Reichsbahn Turn- und Sportverein Rot-Weiss. After WW-II, it simply became known as SG Rot-Weiss Frankfurt

RWF never really did much outside of the top Hessen amateur leagues, although there was an unsuccessful venture into the Regionalliga in 1968. The next couple of decades saw RWF back in the various ranks of the Hessen-liga, generally doing well. However, even this modest level proved to be difficult to maintain as things began to get financially difficult by the mid 1990s. Another unsuccessful stint in the Regionalliga in 1994 probably contributed to the downward spiral. As sponsors began to desert the club, relegation followed, until things were stabilized in the Bezirksliga. Today, the club is without debts, but due to lack of sponsors, tends to concentrate most of it's efforts on the youth programs.

Full Name Sportgemeinschaft Rot-Weiss 01 Frankfurt e.V.
City Frankfurt am Main (Hessen); pop: 640,000 (2002)
Address Rödelheimer Parkweg 39, 60489 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: 069-789 58 87
Colors Red jersey with large white band on chest, white shorts, red socks.
Nickname Die Roten (The Reds)
Stadium Stadion Am Brentanobad. Capacity: 5,800
Built in 1940 with a maximum capacity of 15,000, it was rebuilt in 1998.
Tickets Readily available. Call the office for latest pricing.
Supporters Usually a couple hundred (250-500)
Foes FSV Frankfurt, also with roots in the Bornheim district.
Heroes Willibald Kreß had 12 caps, plus another 4 with Dresden. (1927-34)
Beer Binding, a local Frankfurt brewery now part of the Radeburge stable.
Pub Grub The club home is the Taverna Symposio
The Net Official site: ; it may be offline now.
A new website is scheduled to start up December 1, 2005,

Recent History:

1966-67	(III)	Amateurliga Hessen	6th
1967-68	(III)	Amateurliga Hessen	1st
1968-69	(II)	Regionalliga Süd	18th
1969-70	(III)	Amateurliga Hessen	6th
1970-71	(III)	Amateurliga Hessen	8th
1971-72	(III)	Amateurliga Hessen	7th
1972-73	(III)	Amateurliga Hessen	6th
1973-74	(III)	Amateurliga Hessen	7th
1974-75	(III)	Amateurliga Hessen	15th
1975-76	(III)	Amateurliga Hessen	11th
1976-77	(III)	Amateurliga Hessen	15th
1977-78	(III)	Amateurliga Hessen	15th
1978-79	(III)	Am.Oberliga Hessen	18th
1979-80	(IV)	Landesliga Hessen-Süd	6th
1980-81	(IV)	Landesliga Hessen-Süd	12th
1981-82	(IV)	Landesliga Hessen-Süd	15th
1982-83	(IV)	Landesliga Hessen-Süd	1st
1983-84	(III)	Am.Oberliga Hessen	15th
1984-85	(III)	Am.Oberliga Hessen	19th
1985-86	(IV)	Landesliga Hessen-Süd	1st
1986-87	(III)	Am.Oberliga Hessen	4th
1987-88	(III)	Am.Oberliga Hessen	4th
1988-89	(III)	Am.Oberliga Hessen	3rd
1989-90	(III)	Am.Oberliga Hessen	1st
1990-91	(III)	Am.Oberliga Hessen	2nd
1991-92	(III)	Am.Oberliga Hessen	6th
1992-93	(III)	Am.Oberliga Hessen	6th
1993-94	(III)	Am.Oberliga Hessen	5th
1994-95	(III)	Regionalliga Süd	18th
1995-96	(IV)	Oberliga Hessen		15th
1996-97	(V)	Landesliga Hessen-Süd	15th
1997-98	(VI)	Bezirksoberliga		18th
1998-99	(VII)	Bezirksliga		1st
1999-00	(VI)	Bezirksoberliga		3rd
2000-01	(VI)	Bezirksoberliga		1st
2001-02	(V)	Landesliga Hessen-Süd	2nd
2002-03	(V)	Landesliga Hessen-Süd	12th
2003-04	(V)	Landesliga Hessen-Süd	7th
2004-05	(V)	Landesliga Hessen-Süd	4th
2005-06 (V)	Landesliga Hessen-Süd	2nd
2006-07 (V)	Landesliga Hessen-Süd	2nd
2007-08	(IV)	Oberliga Hessen

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