Würzburger Kickers

The Kickers were founded in 1907 in the Restaurant "Zur Post". One of the team officials was named "Josef Beer", which was a promising start. Alas, like their neighbors and rivals WFV, most of their history has been clouded in obscurity, at least on the field.

Traditionally, Kickers were considered the "rich" folks club, while WFV had working class support, leading to greater popularity for WFV. Things have slowly been changing as those distinctions disappear.

In 1977 the Kickers made an appearance in the 2.Liga, and since WFV04 was there two, the highest local derbies were entertained. However, the poor performance meant relegation and the added expense contributed to financial difficulties through the mid 1980s.

Full Name Fußball-Club Würzburger Kickers e.V.
City Würzburg (Bayern). Pop: 129,915 (2002)
Address Mittlerer Dallenbergweg 49, 97082 Würzburg
Phone: 931-76620, Fax: 931-76618 E-Mail: info@wuerzburger-kickers.de
Colors Red/white jersey, red shorts, red socks.
Nickname Die Rothosen ("The red shorts")
Stadium Kickers-stadion Am Dallenberg. Capacity: 14,500 (4,000 seats)
This was built by the club in 1967, until then they played at the Randersacker Straße. The stadium is undergoing renovation in 2005, and there is some hope it can be used as a training facilty host in the 2006 World Cup. Previously, capacity was estimated at 18,000.
Tickets The stadium newspaper is Das Rothosen-Journal
Supporters Usually some 150-200 per match (2005), with 30-50 hardcore supporters.
Foes Obviously the main rivals are Würzburger FV.
Zeroes Claus Reitmaier played in the mid 1980s. He's been a Bundesliga keeper with Kaiserslautern, Karlsruhe and Wolfsburg for some 400 matches.
Beer Würzburger Hofbräu
Pub Grub Gaststätte "Am Dallenberg" at the stadium.
The Net Official site: www.wuerzburger-kickers.de . A supporter's group website, www.sektion-platzverbot.com contains lots of photos.

Recent History:

1963-64	(III)	Amateurliga Bayern		12th
1964-65	(III)	Amateurliga Bayern		4th
1965-66	(III)	Amateurliga Bayern		3rd
1966-67	(III)	Amateurliga Bayern		12th
1967-68	(III)	Amateurliga Bayern		10th
1968-69	(III)	Amateurliga Bayern		12th
1969-70	(III)	Amateurliga Bayern		11th
1970-71	(III)	Amateurliga Bayern		6th
1971-72	(III)	Amateurliga Bayern		5th
1972-73	(III)	Amateurliga Bayern		15th
1973-74	(III)	Amateurliga Bayern		8th
1974-75	(III)	Amateurliga Bayern		6th
1975-76	(III)	Amateurliga Bayern		3rd
1976-77	(III)	Amateurliga Bayern		1st
1977-78	(II)	2.Bundesliga-Sud		19th
1978-79	(III)	Am.Oberliga Bayern		13th
1979-80	(III)	Am.Oberliga Bayern		14th
1980-81	(III)	Am.Oberliga Bayern		5th
1981-82	(III)	Am.Oberliga Bayern		3rd
1982-83	(III)	Am.Oberliga Bayern		19th
1983-84	(IV)	Landesliga Bayern-Nord		4th
1984-85	(IV)	Landesliga Bayern-Nord		7th
1985-86	(IV)	Landesliga Bayern-Nord		9th
1986-87	(IV)	Landesliga Bayern-Nord		4th
1987-88	(IV)	Landesliga Bayern-Nord		13th
1988-89	(IV)	Landesliga Bayern-Nord		4th
1989-90	(IV)	Landesliga Bayern-Nord		1st
1990-91	(III)	Am.Oberliga Bayern		17th
1991-92	(IV)	Landesliga Bayern-Nord		4th
1992-93	(IV)	Landesliga Bayern-Nord		11th
1993-94	(IV)	Landesliga Bayern-Nord		15th
1994-95	(V)	Landesliga Bayern-Nord		9th
1995-96	(V)	Landesliga Bayern-Nord		7th
1996-97	(V)	Landesliga Bayern-Nord		1st
1997-98	(IV)	Oberliga Bayern			16th
1998-99	(V)	Landesliga Bayern-Nord		9th
1999-00	(V)	Landesliga Bayern-Nord		5th
2000-01	(V)	Landesliga Bayern-Nord		8th
2001-02	(V)	Landesliga Bayern-Nord		17th
2002-03	(VI)	Bezirksoberliga Unterfranken
2003-04	(VII)	Bezirksliga Unterfranken
2004-05	(VI)	Bezirksoberliga Unterfranken
2005-06	(V)	Landesliga Bayern-Nord		6th
2006-07	(V)	Landesliga Bayern-Nord		6th
2007-08	(V)	Landesliga Bayern-Nord		

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