Würzburger FV

The club was founded in 1904 as 1. Würzburger FV 04., and in 1923 the soccer section was spun off independantly (in 1920 they had been joined by some worthless gymnasts). There really wasn't much success, as they generally played at the lower levels. After a short forced merger with local rival Kickers from 1943-44, the club started again after WW-II in the usual obscurity.

By the 1970s, WFV04 had established itself in the Bayernliga as a contender, and the club's ambitions were realized with the promotion to the 2.Bundesliga in 1976. WFV04 was actually in a playoff with Wacker München, which was lost 0-2. However, Wacker declined promotion, and WFV04 went up. The 2.Liga proved tough, but the club managed to stay up, but declining attendances (from 6,600 to 2,900) increased debt and pressure.

In May 1981, the bill came due, and with over 2.5 million marks in debt, 1.WFV04 was forced into bankruptcy. The stadium and all assets were sold, (the stadium to DJK) and members were forced to wind up the club. They founded a new club, Würzburger FV, which was seeded down in the Kreisklasse C. Nevertheless, over the years, WFV has been able to work it's way up again. Also, in a bit of irony, the new playing field was in fact originally the "DJK-Platz". By the 1990s, the club was back on the radar again. They made it back to the Landesliga, and had "the most important match in our recent history." This was a home DFB-Cup tie against Bundesligist 1860 München. 10,000 fans showed up and although WFV lost 10-0, it was nice to be back on the map. Today WFV bounces around in the upper levels of the Bayern regional leagues.

Full Name Würzburger Fußball-Verein e.V.
City Würzburg (Bayern). Pop: 129,915 (2002)
Address Mainaustr. 32, 97082 Würzburg
Phone: 0931/42535
E-Mail: info@wuerzburgerfv.de
Colors Black-blue vertical striped jersey, black shorts, blue socks
Stadium Sepp-Endres-Sportanlage. Capacity: 3,500
Until 1982, WFV played at the Frankfurter Straße, which was built in 1912 (Capacity 15,000, now around 8,000). When WFV went bankrupt in 1981, it was acquired by DJK Würzburg, and is now known as DJK-Stadion.
Supporters Averaged 514 in 2004 (Oberliga).
Heroes Sepp Endres. A member for 70 years, he played 1,000 matches for WFV from 1929-54. The current playing field is named in his honor. Lothar Emmerich was in the twilight of his career, but won the 2.Liga scoring title in 1977.
Beer Würzburger Hofbräu
Pub Grub
The Net Official site: www.wuerzburgerfv.de

Recent History:

		1.FC Würzburger FV 04

1963-64	(III)	Landesliga Bayern-Nord		1st
1964-65	(III)	Amateurliga Bayern		13th
1965-66	(III)	Amateurliga Bayern		18th
1966-67	(III)	Landesliga Bayern-Nord		3rd
1967-68	(III)	Landesliga Bayern-Nord		9th
1968-69	(III)	Landesliga Bayern-Nord		2nd
1969-70	(III)	Landesliga Bayern-Nord		1st
1970-71	(III)	Amateurliga Bayern		8th
1971-72	(III)	Amateurliga Bayern		14th
1972-73	(III)	Amateurliga Bayern		4th
1973-74	(III)	Amateurliga Bayern		10th
1974-75	(III)	Amateurliga Bayern		2nd
1975-76	(III)	Amateurliga Bayern		2nd
1976-77	(II)	2.Bundesliga Süd		13th
1977-78	(II)	2.Bundesliga Süd		11th
1978-79	(II)	2.Bundesliga Süd		14th
1979-80	(II)	2.Bundesliga Süd		21st
1980-81	(III)	Am.Oberliga Bayern		18th
----> bankruptcy

		Würzburger FV

1981-82	(X)	Kreisklasse C			1st		
1982-83	(IX)	Kreisklasse B			3rd
1981-82	(IX)	Kreisklasse B
1984-85	(IX)	Kreisklasse B			1st
1985-86	(VIII)	Kreisklasse A			2nd
1986-87	(VII)	Bezirksliga Unterfranken
1987-88	(VI)	Bezirksoberliga Unterfranken
1987-88	(VI)	Bezirksoberliga Unterfranken
1987-88	(VI)	Bezirksoberliga Unterfranken
1990-91	(VI)	Bezirksoberliga Unterfranken	1st
1991-92	(V)	Landesliga Bayern-Nord		11th
1992-93	(V)	Landesliga Bayern-Nord		6th
1993-94	(V)	Landesliga Bayern-Nord		10th
1994-95	(V)	Landesliga Bayern-Nord		6th
1995-96	(V)	Landesliga Bayern-Nord		3rd
1996-97	(V)	Landesliga Bayern-Nord		2nd
1997-98	(V)	Landesliga Bayern-Nord		2nd
1998-99	(V)	Landesliga Bayern-Nord		1st
1999-00	(IV)	Oberliga Bayern			13th
2000-01	(IV)	Oberliga Bayern			13th
2001-02	(IV)	Oberliga Bayern			15th
2002-03	(V)	Landesliga Bayern-Nord		1st
2003-04	(IV)	Oberliga Bayern			16th
2004-05	(V)	Landesliga Bayern-Nord
2005-06	(IV)	Oberliga Bayern			3rd
2006-07	(IV)	Oberliga Bayern			9th
2007-08	(IV)	Oberliga Bayern

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