FC Hanau 93
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Full name1. Hanauer Fußball-Club 1893
Nickname(s)die Schwarz-Weißen
Founded1893
GroundSportplatz an der Kastanienallee
Capacityca. 800
ChairmanFrank Feuerriegel
CoachSlavisa Dacic / Christoph Prümm
LeagueVerbandsliga Hessen-Süd (VI)
2016-171st (Gruppenliga Frankfurt Ost)

FC Hanau 93 is a German association football club based in Hanau, Hesse.

History

Early history

Founded in 1893, the club is Hesse's oldest. In its first year, the club was winless in a half dozen matches, but the next season emerged as south German champion and earned an appearance in a national championship match. Hanau was one of the founding clubs of the German Football Association formed in 1900.

In those early days of German football Hanau laid a 23–1 drubbing on a hopelessly green Kickers Offenbach side. The club managed a series of unsuccessful appearances in the local league final between 1902 and 1905 and were "robbed" of a title through bureaucratic machinations in 1907, before finally taking the local title in 1909. It became a founding member of the Nordkreis-Liga in 1909, where it played until the outbreak of the war. After the First World War, the club played in the Kreisliga Nordmain without any real success. In 1926, Hanau found itself in a legal squabble with FSV Frankfurt and the league that led to its exclusion from play for a short time. Through the late 1920s and into the 1930s the team played in the Bezirksliga Main-Hessen of the Süddeutschland Verband.

Nazi era

German football was reorganized into sixteen top-flight divisions, or Gauligen, in Nazi Germany in 1933. Playing in the Gauliga Hessen Hanau captured three more regional titles in the late 1930s (1935, 1936, 1938) and advanced to the quarter finals of the inaugural Tschammerpokal, predecessor of today's DFB-Pokal, in 1935. The Gauliga Hessen was broken up into two divisions in 1941 with the club going to the Gauliga Hessen-Nassau where they played consistently good football until the collapse of football leagues in Germany at the end of World War II. In spite of their play they were not granted entry to the local upper-tier leagues once re-established after the war, being bypassed for clubs from larger towns, and losing their ground to the American military.

Post war football

However, the club pressed on, playing in improvised uniforms on temporary grounds. Through the next two decades they bounced up and down between what was then second and third division play in Hesse. Their play improved enough to earn the side regular appearances in the Oberliga Hessen (III) through the late 1960s and into the 1970s, and in 1978–79 they enjoyed the adventure of a break through into the 2nd Bundesliga Süd. After a 17th-place finish, they returned to the Oberliga Hessen (III) where they played until 1987. The club had a brush with financial failure in the mid 1990s that included the loss of their grounds, and considered a merger with Progres Frankfurt. They were able to recover themselves and, for a while, Hanau played in Gruppenliga Frankfurt Ost (VII) with a renewed focus on its youth teams.

National Championship Final (1894/2007)

In 1894 the club qualified for the national championship final organised by the Deutscher Fußball- und Cricketbund (German Football and Cricket Association), a predecessor of the German Football Association. BFC Viktoria 1889 and Hanau were scheduled to contest the country's championship in Berlin, but Hanau could not afford to make the trip and so forfeited the match, leaving Viktoria national football champions. In 2007 (113 years later) the final was finally played after enthusiastic support from the President of the German Football Federation (DFB), Theo Zwanziger. The first leg was won by Viktoria 3–0 and the second leg on 28 July ended as a draw at 1–1. The final was played with the heavy leather balls used in the late 19th century.[1]

Players

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Germany GER Jens Westenberger
30 GK Germany GER Alexander Neubauer
35 GK Germany GER Martin Funk
2 DF Germany GER Aryan Assar
4 DF Germany GER Sascha Ries
6 DF Germany GER Christoph Pruemm
14 DF Germany GER Elmir Sekeric
17 DF Germany GER Daniyel Cimen
18 DF Germany GER Enis Muratoglu
20 DF Germany GER Pascal Herpich
32 DF Germany GER Michel Gschwender
44 DF Germany GER Tim Fliess
5 MF Germany GER Ahmed Raafat
7 MF Albania ALB Ervin Skela
13 MF Germany GER Alexander Hagikian
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 MF Germany GER Lennox Crews
21 MF Germany GER Tolga Talha Uenal
23 MF Turkey TUR Tunca Eris
26 MF Germany GER Betim Mezimi
28 MF Germany GER Dennis Gogol
29 MF Germany GER Patrick Gischewski
33 MF Germany GER Sven Diedrich
8 FW Turkey TUR Ilker Bicakci
9 FW Germany GER Christian Fischer
10 FW Germany GER Kahraman Damar
11 FW Germany GER Jaouad El Kaddouri
15 FW Germany GER Felix Wissel
16 FW Germany GER Enrico di Natale
24 FW Germany GER Khaibar Amani
27 FW Germany GER Feta Suljic

Honours

The club's honours:

Recent seasons

The recent season-by-season performance of the club:[2][3]

Season Division Tier Position
1999–2000 Kreisliga A Hanau VIII 1st ↑
2000–01 Bezirksliga Hanau VII 5th
2001–02 Bezirksliga Hanau 4th
2002–03 Bezirksliga Hanau 1st ↑
2003–04 Bezirksoberliga Frankfurt-Ost VI 4th
2004–05 Bezirksoberliga Frankfurt-Ost 5th
2005–06 Bezirksoberliga Frankfurt-Ost 18th ↓
2006–07 Bezirksliga Hanau VII 3rd
2007–08 Bezirksliga Hanau 2nd ↑
2008–09 Gruppenliga Frankfurt Ost 15th ↓
2009–10 Kreisoberliga Hanau VIII 1st ↑
2010–11 Gruppenliga Frankfurt Ost VII 7th
2011–12 Gruppenliga Frankfurt Ost 15th ↓
2012–13 Kreisoberliga Hanau VIII 4th
2013–14 Kreisoberliga Hanau 2nd
2014–15 Kreisoberliga Hanau 1st ↑
2015–16 Gruppenliga Frankfurt Ost VII 5th
2016–17 Gruppenliga Frankfurt Ost 1st ↑
2017-18 Verbandsliga Hessen-Süd VI
Promoted Relegated

References

  1. ^ "Viktoria Berlin win 1894 final, 113 years late". Reuters. 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2007.
  2. ^ Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv (in German) Historical German domestic league tables
  3. ^ Fussball.de – Ergebnisse Archived 18 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine (in German) Tables and results of all German football leagues