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FC Astoria Walldorf

FC Astoria Walldorf
logo
Full name Fußball-Club Astoria Walldorf e.V.
Founded 15 February 1995
Ground FC-Astoria Stadion
Ground Capacity 3,000
Chairman Wilhelm Kempf
Manager Thomas Erlein
League Oberliga Baden-Württemberg (V)
2012–13 2nd
Home colours
Away colours

FC Astoria Walldorf is a German association football club from the town of Walldorf, Baden-Württemberg.

The club is named after Johann Jacob Astor, who was born in Walldorf in 1763 and later emigrated to the United States where he became a successful businessman. His descendants, founders of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, generously supported the town of Walldorf and the new football club, formed in 1908, was named Astoria in his honour.[1]

History

The club was formed on 15 February 1995 through the union of the 1. FC 08 Walldorf and the football department of SG Walldorf Astoria 02. The new club advanced to the Verbandsliga Nordbaden (V) in 2001. Winning the Verbandsliga in 2007, the club was promoted to the Oberliga Baden-Württemberg.

Like TSG 1899 Hoffenheim the club is supported by Dietmar Hopp, the founder of software maker SAP. Hopp initiated negotiations to merge FC Astoria Walldorf, TSG Hoffenheim, and SV Sandhausen to create FC Heidelberg 06 with the long-term objective of reaching the Bundesliga, Germany's first division league. The talks were abandoned in 2005 due to the resistance of the latter two clubs, and the failure to agree on whether the new side's stadium should be located in Heidelberg or Eppelheim.

Honours

The club's honours:

Recent managers

Recent managers of the club:[2]

Manager Start Finish
Roland Dickgießer  ? 30 August 2011
Thomas Erlein 31 August 2011 Present

Recent seasons

The recent season-by-season performance of the club:[3][4]

  • With the introduction of the Regionalligas in 1994 and the 3. Liga in 2008 as the new third tier, below the 2. Bundesliga, all leagues below dropped one tier.

Stadium

FC Astoria Walldorf plays its home matches in the FC-Astoria stadium which features a natural turf field and two artificial turf fields. During the 2006 World Cup the facility was used as the training ground of the Costa Rican national side.[5]

References

External links

  • Official team site
  • Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv historical German domestic league tables (in German)
  • FC Astoria Walldorf at Weltfussball.de
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