FC Vilshofen
Full nameFussballclub Vilshofen e.V. 1919
ManagerChristian Dullinger
LeagueKreisliga Passau (VIII)

The FC Vilshofen is a German association football club from the town of Vilshofen an der Donau, Bavaria.

The club's most successful era was from 1978 to 1985, when it spent six seasons in the tier three Fußball-Bayernliga, with a ninth place in this league as its best result. The club also reached the first round of the German Cup in 1979–80, where it lost 2–3 to FV Würzburg 04 after extra time.[1]

The club's youth team twice reached the final of the Bavarian Under 19 championship in the 1970s and produced players like former German international Klaus Augenthaler.


FC Vilshofen was formed in 1919.[2][3]

The club rose above local play in 1973, when it achieved promotion to the tier four Landesliga Bayern-Mitte. In this league, FCV spent the next five seasons, the first three of them struggling against relegation before taking out the league championship in 1977–78 and gaining entry to the Bayernliga.[4] The club's first two seasons at this level were however a struggle and it was relegated at the end of the 1979–80 season.[5]

In 1980–81, Vilshofen was immedialtey promoted from the Landesliga back to the Bayernliga again. Back in the Bayernliga, the club finished in ninth place for two consecutive seasons. After this, fortunes declined and the side finished 13th and 17th in the following years, finding itself relegated from the league again after the later result.[5]

The club also enjoyed a number of cup successes in this era, taking out the Lower Bavarian Cup in 1982, 1983 and 1984 after having qualified for the first round of the German Cup in 1979.

After relegation in 1985, the club spent another ten seasons at Landesliga level, initially as an upper table side but, in 1994–95, the team suffered another relegation, dropping out of the Landesliga for good.[4]

Vilshofen now entered the Bezirksoberliga Niederbayern, where it became a mid-table side. Gradually, the club declined at this level, too, and suffered another relegation, now to the Bezirksliga, in 2001.[6]

The following season, the club dropped even further, to the Kreisliga, but immediately recovered and returned to the Bezirksliga. After five seasons at this level, the team won a league championship and earned another promotion.[7]

The club returned to the Bezirksoberliga in 2008 with a much better performance then it left it seven years before, finishing consistently in the top third of the league and coming second in 2009–10.[6] At the end of the 2011–12 season the club qualified for the promotion round to the newly expanded Landesliga, after finishing eighth in the Bezirksoberliga. FCV qualified for the Landesliga after a 4–1 extra time win in the third round of the promotion play-offs.[8]

The club lasted for only one season in the Landesliga, finishing on a relegation play-off rank and losing to TuS Pfarrkirchen in the relegation round. The following season it suffered relegation again, now to the Kreisliga.


The club's honours:


Recent seasons

The recent season-by-season performance of the club:[9][10]

Season Division Tier Position
1999–2000 Bezirksoberliga Niederbayern VI 12th
2000–01 Bezirksoberliga Niederbayern 16th ↓
2001–02 Bezirksliga Niederbayern-Ost VII 14th ↓
2002–03 Kreisliga VIII
2003–04 Bezirksliga Niederbayern-Ost VII 3rd
2004–05 Bezirksliga Niederbayern-Ost 4th
2005–06 Bezirksliga Niederbayern-Ost 7th
2006–07 Bezirksliga Niederbayern-Ost 3rd
2007–08 Bezirksliga Niederbayern-Ost 1st ↑
2008–09 Bezirksoberliga Niederbayern 6th
2009–10 Bezirksoberliga Niederbayern 2nd
2010–11 Bezirksoberliga Niederbayern 4th
2011–12 Bezirksoberliga Niederbayern 8th ↑
2012–13 Landesliga Bayern-Südost VI 14th ↓
2013–14 Bezirksliga Niederbayern-West VII 15th ↓
2014–15 Kreisliga Passau VIII 6th
2015–16 Kreisliga Passau 2nd
2016–17 Kreisliga Passau
Promoted Relegated

DFB Cup appearances

The club has qualified for the first round of the German Cup just once:

Season Round Date Home Away Result Attendance
1979–80 First round[11] 25 August 1979 FC Vilshofen FV Würzburg 04 2–3 aet 1,800


  1. ^ DFB-Pokal 1979/1980 .:. 1. Runde (in German) Weltfussball.de, accessed: 1 November 2011
  2. ^ FC Vilshofen (in German) www.fupa.net, accessed: 1 November 2011
  3. ^ FC Vilshofen (in German) regiowiki.pnp.de, accessed: 1 November 2011
  4. ^ a b Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv: Landesliga Bayern-Mitte (in German) historical German domestic league tables, accessed: 1 November 2011
  5. ^ a b Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv: Bayernliga (in German) historical German domestic league tables, accessed: 1 November 2011
  6. ^ a b Tables and results of the BOL Niederbayern Archived 2 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine (in German) Manfreds Fussball Archiv, accessed: 1 November 2011
  7. ^ Tables and results of the Bezirksliga Niederbayern-Ost Archived 8 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine (in German) Manfreds Fussball Archiv, accessed: 1 November 2011
  8. ^ Das war die Relegation 2012 auf Verbandsebene (in German) fupa.net, published: 7 June 2012, accessed 8 June 2012
  9. ^ Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv (in German) Historical German domestic league tables
  10. ^ Fussball.de – Ergebnisse Archived 18 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine (in German) Tables and results of all German football leagues
  11. ^ Spielstatistik FC Vilshofen – FV Würzburg 04 (in German) Fussballdaten.de, accessed: 12 November 2012