SV Eintracht Trier

Eintracht was founded in 1905, and has about 700 members. A regional powerhouse, but never really to break out. They did win back-to-back German Amateur titles in 1988-89, but nobody really cares :)

The current club dates back to 1948, when the two clubs Westmark 05 Trier and Eintracht Trier 06 agreed to a merger. Although the club played in the top level regional league in the 1950s, results were generally medicocre. As a charter member of the Regionalliga Südwest, Trier started off strong, but by 1973 they dropped down to the Amateurliga. This led to a mini-revival, and by the late 1970s, Eintracht was playing in the 2.Liga-Süd. This lasted about 5 years, and then Trier would play almost 20 years at the 3rd division level.

The 97-98 season was one of the better campaigns in memory. There was a semi-"fusion" with FSV Salmrohr to start the season. This basically meant that all the good players transferred to Trier, and Salmrohr got stuck with the short end of the stick. Through the early season, Trier challenged for the title, but finally fell out of contention. The big news was the sensational run through the DFB Cup, as they stunned UEFA Cup champs Schalke AND Champions League winners Borussia Dortmund. They finally succumbed in the semifinals in penalties to MSV Duisburg.

Trier entered the 98-99 campaign as one of the favorites, and despite a slow start, lived up fully to the role. Critical was a tough 1-0 away win at rival Siegen. However, in the promotion playoffs, Trier succumbed to both Offenbach and Osnabrueck. The next season Eintracht never really got rolling, and although they easily qualified for the new combined Regionalliga, they never threatened the top teams. Since the Southwest teams will now be seeded in the southern division of the Regionalliga, Trier's relatively successful match up with western teams comes to an end. Nevertheless, after a short stay in the 3rd level, Trier made the jump to the 2.Liga - their highest performance ever. They surprised many by managing to stay up for 3 seasons. Although they then dropped a couple of divisions, one can expect them to elevator around the 3rd division in the forseeable future.

Fullname Sport-Verein Eintracht Trier 05 e.V.
City Trier (Rheinland-Pfalz). Pop: 100,000 (2002).
Address Am Stadion 1, 54292 Trier
Phone: (0651) 146710 Fax: (0651) 1467171
Colors Half balck, half blue diagonal lightening bolts on jersey, black shorts.
Stadium Moselstadion. Capacity: 12,000 (1,700 seats)
When built in 1930, it held some 35,000. A modest expansion is planned to add another 300 seats..."in the near future."
Tickets 9-25 euros, with VIP tickets 50 euros (2004).
Supporters Averaged about 6,200 in 2004 (2.Liga). Over 30 fan websites listed on the official web.
Beer Bitburger advertises at the stadium.
Pub Grub
The Net Official home page: , nicely done.

Recent History:

1963-64	(II)	Regionalliga Südwest	5th
1964-65	(II)	Regionalliga Südwest	3rd
1965-66	(II)	Regionalliga Südwest	13th
1966-67	(II)	Regionalliga Südwest	5th
1967-68	(II)	Regionalliga Südwest	8th
1968-69	(II)	Regionalliga Südwest	10th
1969-70	(II)	Regionalliga Südwest	10th
1970-71	(II)	Regionalliga Südwest	11th
1971-72	(II)	Regionalliga Südwest	13th
1972-73	(II)	Regionalliga Südwest	15th
1973-74	(III)	Amateurliga Rheinland	2nd
1974-75	(III)	Amateurliga Rheinland	1st
1975-76	(III)	Amateurliga Rheinland	1st
1976-77	(II)	2.Bundesliga Süd	17th	Volklingen denied license
1977-78	(II)	2.Bundesliga Süd	12th
1978-79	(II)	2.Bundesliga Süd	10th
1979-80	(II)	2.Bundesliga Süd	15th
1980-81	(II)	2.Bundesliga Süd	8th
1981-82	(III)	Am.Oberliga Südwest	6th
1982-83	(III)	Am.Oberliga Südwest	6th
1983-84	(III)	Am.Oberliga Südwest	2nd
1984-85	(III)	Am.Oberliga Südwest	3rd
1985-86	(III)	Am.Oberliga Südwest	3rd
1986-87	(III)	Am.Oberliga Südwest	1st
1987-88	(III)	Am.Oberliga Südwest	2nd
1988-89	(III)	Am.Oberliga Südwest	2nd
1989-90	(III)	Am.Oberliga Südwest	5th
1990-91	(III)	Am.Oberliga Südwest	2nd
1991-92	(III)	Am.Oberliga Südwest	3rd
1992-93	(III)	Am.Oberliga Südwest	1st
1993-94	(III)	Am.Oberliga Südwest	1st
1994-95	(III)	Regionalliga West/SW	7th
1995-96 (III)	Regionalliga West/SW 	15th 
1996-97	(III)	Regionalliga West/SW 	9th
1997-98	(III)	Regionalliga West/SW	5th
1998-99	(III)	Regionalliga West/SW	2nd
1999-00	(III)	Regionalliga West/SW	5th
2000-01	(III)	Regionalliga Süd	4th
2001-02	(III)	Regionalliga Süd	2nd
2002-03 (II)	2.Bundesliga		7th
2003-04	(II)	2.Bundesliga		11th
2004-05	(II)	2.Bundesliga		15th
2005-06	(III)	Regionalliga Süd	16th
2006-07	(IV)	Oberliga Südwest	5th
2007-08	(IV)	Oberliga Südwest
2008-09 (IV)    Regionalliga West	13th
2009-10 (IV)    Regionalliga West	18th
2010-11 (IV)    Regionalliga West

(c) Abseits Guide to Germany