Victoria Hamburg

Victoria is one of the oldest and prestigious Hamburg clubs (well, it once was).

The club was originally started in 1895 by the schoolboys teams Cito and Exclesior and called itself FC Victoria. However, they became affiliated with Hamburger FC, and it wasn't until 1897 that they actually were a fully registered independant club. The early years saw good results, participating in the German championship as early as 1904, and winning the Northern Championship in 1906 (beating Eintracht Braunschweig 6-1). However, WWI seemed to extract a toll, and the club was not the force after the war.

During the Third Reich, Victoria experienced somewhat of a return to fortune, as they generally haddecent results in the Gauliga Nordmark, making the knockout rounds of the German championship in 1943.

After WW-II, Victoria was generally limited to the top Hamburg leagues, although they had occasional forrays into regional competition.

Interestingly, in 1987, several members left to form a club CD Espanol.

In 2004, Victoria actually qualified for the new Oberliga Nord, but decided to pass and go back to regional Hamburg play. They've apparently decided to avoid the travel expense of the Oberliga, as they declined promotion in 2007 as well.

Full Name Sport-Club Victoria 1895 e.V. Hamburg
City Hamburg (Hamburg). Pop: 1,700,000 (2002)
Address Lokstedter Steindamm 87, 22529 Hamburg
Phone: 4225160, Fax: 42912306
Nickname Vicky
Stadium Victoria-Platz-Hoheluft. Capacity: 8,000 (350 seats)
Built in 1907, this is one of the oldest parks still in use. The original capacity was about 6,000, and it was considered one of Germany's finest. Victoria built the nation's first Tribune (covered seating) in 1909, and was the site of the German championship in 1910. Subsequently, the facility has grown and shrunk, from an estimated 35,000 post-WWII to about 16,000 in the 1960s, down to the current level.
Supporters Averaged 239 in 2004 (Oberliga).
Heroes 11 German internationals, the last in 1934.
Pub Grub
The Net Official site: Doesn't have much useful soccer info.

Recent History:

1963-64	(II)	Regionalliga Nord		11th
1964-65	(II)	Regionalliga Nord		12th
1965-66	(II)	Regionalliga Nord		17th
1966-67	(III)	Amateurliga Hamburg		4th
1967-68	(III)	Amateurliga Hamburg		14th
1968-69	(IV)	Landesliga Hamburg-Germania	1st
1969-70	(III)	Amateurliga Hamburg		3rd
1970-71	(III)	Amateurliga Hamburg		4th
1971-72	(III)	Amateurliga Hamburg		2nd
1972-73	(III)	Amateurliga Hamburg		4th
1973-74	(III)	Amateurliga Hamburg		1st
1974-75	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord		4th
1975-76	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord		16th
1976-77	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord		17th
1977-78	(IV)	Landesliga Hamburg		9th
1978-79	(IV)	Verbandsliga Hamburg		3rd
1979-80	(IV)	Verbandsliga Hamburg		3rd
1980-81	(IV)	Verbandsliga Hamburg		9th
1981-82	(IV)	Verbandsliga Hamburg		12th
1982-83	(IV)	Verbandsliga Hamburg		10th
1983-84	(IV)	Verbandsliga Hamburg		11th
1984-85	(IV)	Verbandsliga Hamburg		9th
1985-86	(IV)	Verbandsliga Hamburg		7th
1986-87	(IV)	Verbandsliga Hamburg		7th
1987-88	(IV)	Verbandsliga Hamburg		10th
1988-89	(IV)	Verbandsliga Hamburg		12th
1989-90	(IV)	Verbandsliga Hamburg		11th
1990-91	(IV)	Verbandsliga Hamburg		7th
1991-92	(IV)	Verbandsliga Hamburg		5th
1992-93	(IV)	Verbandsliga Hamburg		8th
1993-94	(IV)	Verbandsliga Hamburg		9th
1994-95	(V)	Verbandsliga Hamburg		1st
1995-96	(IV)	Oberliga Hamburg-SH		16th
1996-97	(V)	Verbandsliga Hamburg		11th
1997-98	(V)	Verbandsliga Hamburg		4th
1998-99	(V)	Verbandsliga Hamburg		7th
1999-00	(V)	Verbandsliga Hamburg		9th
2000-01	(V)	Verbandsliga Hamburg		6th
2001-02	(V)	Verbandsliga Hamburg		6th
2002-03	(V)	Verbandsliga Hamburg		2nd
2003-04	(IV)	Oberliga Hamburg-SH		8th
2004-05	(IV)	Oberliga Nord			18th
2005-06	(V)	Verbandsliga Hamburg		3rd
2006-07	(V)	Verbandsliga Hamburg		1st
2007-08	(V)	Verbandsliga Hamburg		

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