Wacker München

Once the number 3 (albeit distant) in München's football pyramid, they've pretty much disappeared from sight. The women's section jumped ship to form their own (successful) club in 1993.

The club was founded in 1903 as FC Isaria München, and after a coupe of name changes, became FC Wacker in 1920. These were in fact the glory years, as Wacker made the German Championship final in 1922 (0-4 loss to Hamburger SV) and the semi-finals in 1928 (1-2 to Hertha BSC). But things didn't remain upbeat. After WW-II, Wacker competed briefly in the Oberliga Süd, getting relegated in 1948, and kept on dropping like a rock for much of the 1950s. In the 1960s, they were a regular fixture in the amateur Bayernliga.

In the 1970s they played "wacker-a-mole" (a variation of the popular kid's game where you have a soccer team pop up and get whacked) as they would pop up in the Regionalliga and immediately get relegated. Then they essentially disappeared from view - except in 2004, when they had to appear before the bankruptcy court and declare themselves insolvent.

Today Wacker is back in action, albeit in the underbelly of München footballing..,.

Full Name Fußball-Club Wacker München e.V.
City München (Bayern). Pop: 1,230,000 (2002).
Address Demleitner Straße 2, 81371 München
They played at various locations, mostly at the Wackerplatz, which was replaced by the current facility.
Colors Ble jersey, back shorts, black socks
Stadium Bezirkssportanlage Demleitnerstraße
Basically just a field with a ring around so you can lean on it when your're tired...
Heroes 5 German internationals, mostly from the 1920s. The best was Sigmund Haringer who had 4 caps, and then transferred to Bayern and received another 11 callups. Dietmar Hamann (58 caps through 2005) got his start as a youth kicker, but that hardly counts.
Pub Grub
The Net Couldn't find one (2004). (I think the ladies decided to go independant because they knew how to do a web site.) Then by 2007, I found one: www.fcwackermuenchen.de

Recent History:

1963-64	(III)	Amateurliga Bayern		1st
1964-65	(II)	Regionalliga Süd		17th
1965-66	(III)	Amateurliga Bayern		13th
1966-67	(III)	Amateurliga Bayern		4th
1967-68	(III)	Amateurliga Bayern		2nd
1968-69	(III)	Amateurliga Bayern		8th
1969-70	(III)	Amateurliga Bayern		1st
1970-71	(II)	Regionalliga Süd		19th
1971-72	(III)	Amateurliga Bayern		1st
1972-73	(II)	Regionalliga Sud		18th
1973-74	(III)	Amateurliga Bayern		2nd
1974-75	(III)	Amateurliga Bayern		3rd
1975-76	(III)	Amateurliga Bayern		1st
1976-77	(III)	Amateurliga Bayern		5th
1977-78	(III)	Amateurliga Bayern		5th
1978-79	(III)	Oberliga Bayern			7th
1979-80	(III)	Oberlliga Bayern		15th
1980-81	(IV)	Landesliga Bayern-Sud		3rd
1981-82	(IV)	Landesliga Bayern-Süd		1st
1982-83	(IV)	Oberliga Bayern			5th
1983-84	(IV)	Oberliga Bayern			11th
1984-85	(IV)	Oberliga Bayern			16th
1985-86	(IV)	Landesliga Bayern-Süd		2nd
1986-87	(IV)	Landesliga Bayern-Süd		1st
1987-88	(IV)	Oberliga Bayern			8th
1988-89	(IV)	Oberliga Bayern			16th
1986-87	(V)	Landesliga Bayern-Süd		6th
1990-91	(V)	Landesliga Bayern-Süd		13th
1991-92	(V)	Landesliga Bayern-Süd		15th
1992-93 (VI)	Bezirksoberliga Oberbayern    	14th
1993-94 (VII)	Bezirksliga Oberbayern-Süd	14th
1994-95		(no team fielded)
1995/96 (XII)	C-Klasse München-16		3rd
1996/97 (XII)	C-Klasse München-15	    	1st
1997/98 (XI)	B-Klasse München-6 	 	1st
1998/99 (IX)	Kreisklasse München-3
1999-00 (IX)	Kreisklasse München-3
2001-02	(X)	A-Klasse München-5		7th
2002-03	(X)	A-Klasse München-5
2003-04	(X)	A-Klasse München-5		3rd
2004-05	(X)	A-Klasse München-5		4th
2005-06	(X)	A-Klasse München-5		1st
2006-07	(IX)	Kreisklasse München-4 		10th

(c) Abseits Guide to Germany: www.abseits-soccer.com