FC Memmingen
Full nameFC Memmingen 07 Verein für Leibesübungen
Founded1907
GroundMemminger Arena
Capacity5,100
ChairmanDieter Degenhart
ManagerEsad Kahric
LeagueRegionalliga Bayern (IV)
2017–18Regionalliga Bayern, 16th

FC Memmingen is a German association football club based in Memmingen, Bavaria.

Overview

The team was formed on 30 May 1907 as the football department of the gymnastics club Memminger Turnvereins 1859 and became independent in the fall of that year. They re-joined TV on 14 February 1919 before regaining their independence in March 1924 as FC Memmingen 07 Verein für Rasensport und Leibesübungen. The association later adopted its current name, FC Memmingen 07 Verein für Leibesübungen.

Prior to World War II the team captured seven local titles at various levels of play. In 1933 it took part in qualification play for the Gauliga Bayern, one of sixteen new top-flight divisions formed in the re-organization of German football under the Third Reich, but dropped a 2:3 decision to BC Augsburg.

FCM made a first appearance in the top-league of Bavaria in 1953, when, after finishing second in the 2nd Amateurliga Schwaben, the club was admitted to the new Amateurliga Südbayern (III).[1] Its first season there was not very successful and the team found itself relegated after finishing last. It bounced back with a 2nd Amateurliga title in 1955 and a finish at the top of its promotion group.[2] Two good seasons followed with top-five finishes but in 1958, the club was relegated once again.[3] It finished on top of the 2nd Amateurliga once again in 1958, after having to play a decider against TSV Göggingen, which it won.

The two following seasons in the Bayernliga were difficult and the club was relegated once more in 1961. The team remained in the 2nd Amateurliga and qualified for the new tier-four Landesliga Bayern-Süd in 1963.[4]

After a brief drop to the tier-five Bezirksliga from 1966 to 1968, the club recovered and, by winning the Landesliga in 1970, returned to the now single-division Amateurliga Bayern. The team was to remain at this level for the following seventeen years, quite an achievement, but, except for 1980, when it came third, it never finished in the top half of the table.[5] The 1987–88 and 1988–89 seasons were spent in the Landesliga but then the club returned to the Bayernliga once more for the next thirteen seasons.

The club's most successful season came in 1996–97, when they came within a hairsbreadth of advancing to the Regionalliga Süd (III). Memmingen held a 3:2 lead in a promotion playoff versus Kickers Offenbach when the stadium floodlights failed, bringing the match to a premature halt. Offenbach won the subsequent re-play and advanced to the Regionalliga.

After another relegation in 2002 and a one-year stint in the Landesliga, the club returned to the Bayernliga, achieving some good results.

In 2007, FC Memmingen celebrated its centennial and inaugurated its refurbished Stadion an der Bodenseestraße with an Allgäu derby match against FC Kempten in front of 6,650 spectators.[6] The club had the best support in the Bayernliga the 2007–08 season with over 1600 spectators per game.[7]

The FC Memmingen holds the record for Oberliga Bayern seasons with its 37th in 2009–10 and also leads the overall table of this league. The club won the Bayernliga title in 2009–10 and thereby earned promotion to the Regionalliga Süd for the first time. In 2012 the club became part of the new Regionalliga Bayern where it plays today, finishing 7th in 2015.[8]

Reserve team

The club's reserve team, FC Memmingen II, played in the Bezirksoberliga Schwaben (VI) in the 2007–08 season, coming second at the end of season. This finish qualified them for the promotion round, where they lost both games and therefore would have remained in the Bezirksoberliga but due to the third placed team from the Landesliga gaining promotion, too, the FCM II was also promoted. Outclassed in the Landesliga, the team had to return to the Bezirksoberliga immediately.

At the end of the 2011–12 season the team qualified for the newly expanded Landesliga after finishing eighth in the Bezirksoberliga and defeating TSV Neusäß in the promotion round.[9]

Current squad

As of 28 March 2021[10]

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 Martin Gruber
2 MF Germany GER Tobias Schmölz
3 DF Germany GER Jakob Gräser
4 DF Germany GER Nicolai Brugger
6 MF Germany GER Nico Fundel
7 MF Germany GER Hasan Akcakaya
8 MF Croatia CRO David Mihajlovic
9 FW Germany GER Thilo Wilke
10 MF Germany GER Timo Gebhart (Captain)
11 FW Turkey TUR Oktay Leyla
12 GK Turkey TUR Mustafa Özhitay
13 MF Germany GER Dennis Picknik
No. Pos. Nation Player
14 DF Germany GER David Remiger
15 FW Turkey TUR Orkun Sarici
18 DF Germany GER Matthias Moser
19 DF Austria AUT Ikenna Malcolm Ezeala
20 FW Germany GER Kian Fetic
21 DF Austria AUT Stefan Inthal
22 GK Germany GER Maximilian Beinhofer
23 MF Germany GER Roland Wohnlich
24 MF Greece GRE Christos Trifinopoulous
27 FW Germany GER Elias Kollmann
28 MF Germany GER Martin Dausch

Honours

The club's honours:

Youth

Recent managers

Recent managers of the club:[11]

Manager Start Finish
Esad Kahric 1 July 2005 15 September 2013
Thomas Rheinhardt
Christian Braun
16 September 2013 30 June 2016
Stefan Anderl 1 July 2016 Present

FC Memmingen seasons

The recent season-by-season performance of the club:[12][13]

FC Memmingen

Season Division Tier Position
1963–64 Landesliga Bayern-Süd IV 6th
1964–65 Landesliga Bayern-Süd 11th
1965–66 Landesliga Bayern-Süd 14th ↓
1966–67 Bezirksliga Schwaben V
1967–68 Bezirksliga Schwaben 2nd ↑
1968–69 Landesliga Bayern-Süd IV 3rd
1969–70 Landesliga Bayern-Süd 1st ↑
1970–71 Bayernliga III 9th
1971–72 Bayernliga 9th
1972–73 Bayernliga 11th
1973–74 Bayernliga 12th
1974–75 Bayernliga 14th
1975–76 Bayernliga 12th
1976–77 Bayernliga 10th
1977–78 Bayernliga 10th
1978–79 Bayernliga 15th
1979–80 Bayernliga 3rd
1980–81 Bayernliga 11th
1981–82 Bayernliga III 10th
1982–83 Bayernliga 14th
1983–84 Bayernliga 14th
1984–85 Bayernliga 13th
1985–86 Bayernliga 14th
1986–87 Bayernliga 15th ↓
1987–88 Landesliga Bayern-Süd IV 5th
1988–89 Landesliga Bayern-Süd 2nd ↑
1989–90 Bayernliga III 9th
1990–91 Bayernliga 7th
Season Division Tier Position
1991–92 Bayernliga III 11th
1992–93 Bayernliga 7th
1993–94 Bayernliga 13th
1994–95 Bayernliga IV 12th
1995–96 Bayernliga 11th
1996–97 Bayernliga 2nd
1997–98 Bayernliga 15th
1998–99 Bayernliga 8th
1999–2000 Bayernliga IV 12th
2000–01 Bayernliga 10th
2001–02 Bayernliga 18th ↓
2002–03 Landesliga Bayern-Süd V 1st ↑
2003–04 Bayernliga IV 10th
2004–05 Bayernliga 9th
2005–06 Bayernliga 12th
2006–07 Bayernliga 4th
2007–08 Bayernliga 6th
2008–09 Bayernliga V 3rd
2009–10 Bayernliga 1st ↑
2010–11 Regionalliga Süd IV 13th
2011–12 Regionalliga Süd 15th
2012–13 Regionalliga Bayern 9th
2013–14 Regionalliga Bayern 13th
2014–15 Regionalliga Bayern 7th
2015–16 Regionalliga Bayern 12th
2016–17 Regionalliga Bayern 4th
2017–18 Regionalliga Bayern 16th
2018–19 Regionalliga Bayern

FC Memmingen II

Season Division Tier Position
1999–2000 Bezirksoberliga Schwaben VI 15th ↓
2000–01 Bezirksliga Schwaben-Süd VII 3rd
2001–02 Bezirksliga Schwaben-Süd 4th
2002–03 Bezirksliga Schwaben-Süd 9th
2003–04 Bezirksliga Schwaben-Süd 1st ↑
2004–05 Bezirksoberliga Schwaben VI 5th
2005–06 Bezirksoberliga Schwaben 4th
2006–07 Bezirksoberliga Schwaben 3rd
2007–08 Bezirksoberliga Schwaben 2nd ↑
2008–09 Landesliga Bayern-Süd 18th ↓
2009–10 Bezirksoberliga Schwaben VII 4th
2010–11 Bezirksoberliga Schwaben 6th
2011–12 Bezirksoberliga Schwaben 8th ↑
2012–13 Landesliga Bayern-Südwest VI 14th
2013–14 Landesliga Bayern-Südwest 6th
2014–15 Landesliga Bayern-Südwest 10th
2015–16 Landesliga Bayern-Südwest 6th
2016–17 Landesliga Bayern-Südwest

Key

Promoted Relegated

References

  1. ^ (in German) Die Bayernliga 1945–1997, publisher: DSFS, published: 1997, page: 26, accessed: 14 June 2009
  2. ^ Die Bayernliga 1945–1997 (in German) publisher: DSFS, published: 1997, page: 32, accessed: 14 June 2009
  3. ^ Die Bayernliga 1945–1997 (in German) publisher: DSFS, published: 1997, page: 40, accessed: 14 June 2009
  4. ^ (in German) Die Bayernliga 1945–1997, publisher: DSFS, published: 1997, page: 56, accessed: 14 June 2009
  5. ^ Die Bayernliga 1945–1997 (in German) publisher: DSFS, published: 1997, page: 158, accessed: 14 June 2009
  6. ^ "FC Memmingen centennial" (in German). FC Memmingen. Retrieved 13 December 2007.
  7. ^ Bayernliga 2007/08 – Zuschauertabelle Archived 21 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine Bayliga.de, accessed: 11 June 2008
  8. ^ Regionalliga Bayern table 2013–14 kicker.de, accessed: 16 June 2014
  9. ^ Das war die Relegation 2012 auf Verbandsebene (in German) fupa.net, published: 7 June 2012, accessed 8 June 2012
  10. ^ "Die Mannschaft" (in German). FC Memmingen. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  11. ^ FC Memmingen .:. Trainer von A-Z (in German) weltfussball.de, accessed: 30 April 2011
  12. ^ Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv (in German) Historical German domestic league tables
  13. ^ Fussball.de – Ergebnisse Archived 18 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine (in German) Tables and results of all German football leagues

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