The club was founded in 1925, and has a little over 900 members. In 1933, the Nazis disbanded the club because they weren't politically reliable, which suggests that they had some morals. After the war, the club was refounded and started play in the city leagues. This remained true until the mid 70s, when they started a rise into the upper levels of the amateur divisions. By the 1980s, they were a powerhouse in the Bayernliga, and knocking on the door of the 2nd division.
1998-99 is the year that the sensation was achieved! The mini-Muenchenkins played excellent all year long, staying in and around the top. Down the stretch they kept it up and finished 2nd. Muenchen now had it's 3rd Bundesliga club! Whether they can stay up or not is another question, but that doesn't lessen the achievement. And Unterhaching's performance was stunning: they finished 10th and decided the Championship! On the final game of the season, Bayer Leverkusen needed only a draw to secure their upset of Bayern and first title. Instead, the Hachingers kicked their ass 2-0, leaving the Bayers to wallow in their Alka-Seltzer. The little club from the suburbs, until recently financially supported by Bayern Muenchen, had just handed the title over.
Despite the scrappy play, Unterhaching could clearly not maintain Bundesliga status, and were relegated in 2001, and when they dropped again next season, most predicted they would disappear. But the club stopped the slide and won the Regionalliga Sud in 2003, returning to the 2.Liga in style. A couple of seasons there, and then back down.
Spielvereinigung Unterhaching e.V.
Unterhaching (Bayern). Pop:
20,632 (2002). Essentially a suburb to
Am Sportpark 1, 82008 Unterhaching. |
Phone: (089) 611-5057
Red shirt, blue pants.
Stadion am Sportpark. Capacity: 15,053 (6,784 seats)|
Built in 1992 with some 11,000 capacity. It was expanded when Bundesliga promotion was achieved. From 1929-70s, the club played on the field at Jahnstraße, and until 1992 at Grünauer Allee (Capacity: 6,000) until moving to the Sportplatz. Take the S2 streetcar to Fasanenpark, and from there it's a 10 minute hike.
7.50-20 euros (2004). No problema. Not much interest.
Well, that was the
story except when they jumped to the Bundesliga.
|| Probably the players and their wives. Seriously, when
Haching made the jump to the B-liga, they became an instant "Kult"
favorite, with over 70 fan clubs, even in foreign countries. Still, only
managed 9,000 in the best Bundesliga year (2001).
Averaged about 4,600 in 2004 (2.Liga).
|| Bayern used to provide some financial assistance.
Bayern. With friends like Bayern, who needs enemies?
to be friendly to the "suburbs." But since Unterhaching started
making waves in the 2.Liga, Bayern began to treat them as a potential
Löwenbräu is one
of the sponsors. However, the stadium also has Guinness on tap!
|| Pub Grub
|| The Net
Official site: www.spvggunterhaching.de
It took a while, as nothing was available until they actually gained
promotion into the Bundesliga!
Recent History: -------------- 1979-80 (IV) Landesliga Bayern-Süd 4th 1980-81 (IV) Landesliga Bayern-Süd 1st 1981-82 (III) Am.Oberliga Bayern 5th 1982-83 (III) Am.Oberliga Bayern 1st 1983-84 (III) Am.Oberliga Bayern 3rd 1984-85 (III) Am.Oberliga Bayern 5th 1985-86 (III) Am.Oberliga Bayern 8th 1986-87 (III) Am.Oberliga Bayern 4th 1987-88 (III) Am.Oberliga Bayern 1st 1988-89 (III) Am.Oberliga Bayern 1st 1989-90 (II) 2.Bundesliga 20th 1990-91 (III) Am.Oberliga Bayern 2nd 1991-92 (III) Am.Oberliga Bayern 1st 1992-93 (II) 2.Bundesliga 18th 1993-94 (III) Am.Oberliga Bayern 3rd 1994-95 (III) Regionalliga Süd 1st 1995-96 (II) 2.Bundesliga 4th 1996-97 (II) 2.Bundesliga 6th 1997-98 (II) 2.Bundesliga 11th 1998-99 (II) 2.Bundesliga 2nd 1999-00 (I) Bundesliga 10th 2000-01 (I) Bundesliga 16th 2001-02 (II) 2.Bundesliga 15th 2002-03 (III) Regionalliga Süd 1st 2003-04 (II) 2.Bundesliga 13th 2004-05 (II) 2.Bundesliga 10th 2005-06 (II) 2.Bundesliga 14th 2006-07 (II) 2.Bundesliga 16th 2007-08 (III) Regionalliga Süd 6th 2008-09 (III) 3.Liga 4th 2009-10 (III) 3.Liga 11th 2010-11 (III) 3.Liga 14th 2011-12 (III) 3.Liga