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SC Fortuna Köln

SC Fortuna Köln
Full name Sport Club Fortuna Köln e.V.
Founded 1948
Ground Südstadion
Ground Capacity 12,000
Chairman Hanns-Jörg Westendorf
Manager Uwe Koschinat
League 3. Liga
2014–15 14th

SC Fortuna Köln is a German association football club playing in the city of Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Honours 2
  • Current squad 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

History

Logo of predecessor side Victoria Köln 1911

The club was formed as on 21 February 1948 through the merger of three local sides: Victoria Köln 1911 (one of two clubs to bear the name), Bayenthaler SV 1920, and Sparkassen-Verein Köln 1927. Of these clubs, Victoria had the best results, winning its way to the first division of the Gauliga Köln-Aachen in 1941 and capturing the division title there the following season. Bayenthaler SV 1920 side also spent a season in the Gauliga in 1943–44 before the division collapsed as war overtook the region. In 1976, SC Fortuna Köln was joined by FC Alter Markt Köln.

Through most of the last four decades Fortuna has played as a second division side. Highlights of the club's history include promotion to the Bundesliga for the 1974 season and an impressive run through the 1983 German Cup. The team took out SC Freiburg in the first round and eked out a win on penalties over SSV Ulm 1846 in their next match. They then eliminated three first division sides in a row: first Eintracht Braunschweig and Borussia Mönchengladbach, before crushing Borussia Dortmund 5:0 in their semi-final match. This put them into the final against hometown rivals 1. FC Köln, the first time the Cup final had come down to a local derby. Although they outplayed their opposition, Fortuna's magic had run out and they lost 0:1 on a late goal from goal scorer Pierre Littbarski.

In 1986, the side came close to a return to the Bundesliga, but was beaten by Borussia Dortmund in the promotion round. Each team had won their home match in a two game series, which forced a third contest under the rules in effect at the time. Instead of advancing on the strength of away goals, Fortuna was crushed 0:8 by Borussia Dortmund. A handful of seasons later the club avoided relegation to third tier football at the end of the 1991–92 schedule only when division rivals Blau-Weiß 90 Berlin were denied a licence.

One of the key features of Fortuna's history was the presidency of deep-pocketed Jean Löring. Beginning in 1967, the millionaire's support of the club helped them to continue to field competitive sides for much longer than they might otherwise have. In 1982, he even helped out in another way: trained as an electrician, he personally fixed the floodlights when they failed during a match against SV Darmstadt 98 so the game could go on. Löring, who had been an Oberliga player himself with Alemannia Aachen in his younger years, was ousted as president in 2000 and the club soon deteriorated. In 2005 the club failed financially and was forced to withdraw from league play.

Since 2008, the club has been owned (like Ebbsfleet United F.C.) partially by the web-based venture deinfussballclub.de.[1] Until 2008, the SCF played in the fifth division Verbandsliga Mittelrhein, gaining promotion with a second place finish to the new Oberliga Nordrhein-Westfalen. Fortuna Köln finished Oberliga as 9th in 2008–09, as 15th in 2009–10 season and as 3rd in 2010-2011 saison. From the 2011-12 season the club played in the Fußball-Regionalliga West until in 2014 they won that league and beat the second team of Bayern Munich to get promoted to the German third league.

Despite insolvency, the club was able to salvage its youth department, one of the largest in Germany with over 500 players on 25 teams, through a fundraising campaign organized by the former chairman Egbert Bischoff that included a benefit game against 1. FC Köln.

Recent chairman Klaus Ulonska once competed in the 1962 European Championships in Athletics, co-winning the 4x100 m Relay.

Honours

The club's honours:

Current squad

As of 8 July 2015

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
1 GK Andre Poggenborg
2 DF Tobias Fink
3 DF Daniel Flottmann
4 DF Boné Uaferro
5 MF Markus Pazurek
6 DF Dennis Engelman
7 MF Michael Kessel
8 MF Can Serdar
10 MF Julius Biada
11 MF Kai-David Bösing
13 MF Johannes Rahn
16 DF Kusi Kwame
17 DF Jannik Schneider
No. Position Player
18 MF Cauly Oliveira
19 MF Ozan Yilmaz
20 MF Oliver Schröder
21 GK Antonio Vella
22 MF Florian Hörnig
23 GK Tim Boss
28 MF Lars Bender
29 MF Andreas Glockner
30 MF Hamdi Dahmani
31 DF Kuss Kunizka
33 FW Marco Königs
34 MF Kristoffer Andersen

References

  1. ^ "Deinfussballklub.De" (in German). Retrieved 2011-07-21. 

External links

  • Official website (German)
  • Website of the football team (German)
  • Abseits Guide to German Soccer
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