Viktoria Köln

This club was founded in 1994, through a merger of the historic Viktoria Köln, which goes back to 1904, and SC Brück. This merged club initially known as SCB Preußen Köln. Despite some reverses on the field (2 straight Abstiegs into oblivion), they are on the comeback trail.

Viktoria itself was the result of a merger, back in 1957, between Preussen Dellbrück and SC Rapid Köln. The former club had a nice run in the German championship back in 1950, when they made it to the semifinals. Viktoria was really just a poor 3rd cousin behind 1.FC and Fortuna. In 1963 the city designated Viktoria has it's representative in the "Fairs Cup", which was the forerunner of the UEFA.

Unfortunately, the club was unable to build upon the exposure, and generally put together mediocre results, until the relegation down to the Amateurliga in 1972. This was followed by 3 seasons on the 2.Liga Nord, and a return to regional amateur play. The lowpoint was probably 1997, when the club dropped down to the 5th division for the first time in history. Since then, Viktoria has bounced back to the Oberliga. The 99/00 season was quite a success, as although they finished runner up, they were the only team to defeat champions Wuppertaler SV twice.

For the start of the 2002/03 season, the club renamed itself to SCB Viktoria Köln.

Full Name Sport-Club-Brück Viktoria Köln von 1994 e.V.
Address Köln (Nordrhein-Westfalen). Pop: 1,020,000 (2003). Brück is a district of Köln.
Address Postfach 940166, 51077 Köln 91
Phone: (0221) 896991
Colors Red, Blue and white
Stadium Sportpark Höhenberg Capacity: 12,000
Tickets 4-14 euros (2004)
Supporters Averaged 679 in 2004 (Oberliga). Two main fanclubs: "Viktoria Fanclub von 1978 e.V." & Fanclub "13 Meter ohne Kopf"
Friends FC Wegberg-Beeck
Heroes Heinz Rother over 300 Games and 150 goals until 1994
Beer Gilden Kölsch , available at the park. (0,3 l = 1,50 €)
Pub Grub
The Net Official site: none. However, the plan was to have one online by the end of May 2004. However, in 2007 was still "under construction." Until then, a new fanpage is your best bet:

Recent History:

		Viktoria Köln

1963-64	(II)	Regionalliga West		5th
1964-65	(II)	Regionalliga West		10th
1965-66	(II)	Regionalliga West		9th
1966-67	(II)	Regionalliga West		13th
1967-68	(II)	Regionalliga West		10th
1968-69	(II)	Regionalliga West		16th
1969-70	(II)	Regionalliga West		12th
1970-71	(II)	Regionalliga West		10th
1971-72	(II)	Regionalliga West		17th
1972-73	(III)	Amateurliga Mittelrhein		2nd
1973-74	(II)	Regionalliga West		18th
1974-75	(III)	Amateurliga Mittelrhein		5th
1975-76	(III)	Amateurliga Mittelrhein		3rd
1976-77	(III)	Amateurliga Mittelrhein		3rd
1977-78	(III)	Amateurliga Mittelrhein		1st
1978-79	(II)	2.Bundesliga Nord		16th
1979-80	(II)	2.Bundesliga Nord		4th
1980-81	(II)	2.Bundesliga Nord		11th
1981-82	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nordrhein		2nd
1982-83	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nordrhein		3rd
1983-84	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nordrhein		2nd
1984-85	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nordrhein		7th
1985-86	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nordrhein		4th
1986-87	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nordrhein		3rd
1987-88	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nordrhein		6th
1988-89	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nordrhein		6th
1989-90	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nordrhein		10th
1990-91	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nordrhein		11th
1991-92	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nordrhein		9th
1992-93	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nordrhein		6th
1993-94	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nordrhein		16th

		SCB Preußen Köln

1994-95	(III)	Regionalliga West/Sudwest	16th
1995-96	(IV)	Oberliga Nordrhein		7th
1996-97	(IV)	Oberliga Nordrhein		14th
1997-98	(V)	Verbandsliga Mittelrhein	1st
1998-99	(IV)	Oberliga Nordrhein		4th
1999-00 (IV)	Oberliga Nordrhein		2nd
2000-01 (IV)	Oberliga Nordrhein		13th
2001-02	(IV)	Oberliga Nordrhein		11th
		SCB Viktoria Köln

2002-03 (IV)	Oberliga Nordrhein		11th
2003-04 (IV)	Oberliga Nordrhein		16th
2004-05	(V)	Verbandsliga Mittelrhein	11th
2005-06	(V)	Verbandsliga Mittelrhein	12th
2006-07	(V)	Verbandsliga Mittelrhein	8th
2007-08	(V)	Verbandsliga Mittelrhein

(c) Abseits Guide to Germany