VfR Garching
VfR Garching logo.png
Full nameVerein für Rasenspiele Garching 1921 e.V.
Founded1921
GroundStadion am See
Capacity4,000
ChairmanUwe Cygan
ManagerDaniel Weber
LeagueRegionalliga Bayern (IV)
2017–18Regionalliga Bayern (IV), 4th

The VfR Garching is a German association football club from the city of Garching, Bavaria.

The club's greatest success has been promotion to the Regionalliga Bayern in 2014, the fourth tier of the German football league system.

History

For most of its history the club has been a non-descript amateur side in local Bavarian football. The club was formed in 1921, purely as a football club. VfR struggled in the era before the Second World War to find a suitable home ground, moving frequently and eventually having to cease playing football altogether in 1937 when their home ground had to make way for the new Autobahn 9 from Munich to Berlin. The club reformed after the war, on 1 March 1946, seeing itself as a continuation of the old VfR Garching but now being named FC Garching. In 1949 the club reverted to its old name VfR. in 1973 the club opened itself to become a multi-sports club rather than only offering football, adding other departments over the years.[1]

VfR Garching rose above local football for the first time in 1986 when it won promotion to the Bezirksliga Oberbayern-Nord, then the fifth tier of the league system. The club failed to qualify for the new Bezirksoberliga Oberbayern in 1988 but gradually improved in the Bezirksliga below, finishing third in 1989, second in 1990 and won the league in 1991.[2]

The later result allowed the club to move up to the Bezirksoberliga, where it would play the next four seasons. After a fourth place in its first season there the team gradually declined and, in 1995, was relegated back to the Bezirksliga.[3] Two seasons later the club dropped down from this level, too, back into local amateur football. Garching made a brief return to the Bezirksliga in the 2003–04 season but was promptly relegated again.[2]

The club's rise through the league system began in 2005 when it won another promotion to the Bezirksliga and was, this time, able to establish itself there again. In 2009 a runners-up finish in the Bezirksliga took the team back up to the Bezirksoberliga.[2] This league was disbanded in 2012 and VfR qualified for the new Landesliga Bayern-Südost on the strength of a second-place finish.[3] The next two seasons the club would also come second in its league each time and, in turn, earn promotion, first in the Landesliga, then in the southern division of the Bayernliga.[4] Because of the withdrawal of league champions BC Aichach, Garching received the direct promotion spot to the Regionalliga, thereby entering the Regionalliga Bayern for the first time in 2014–15.[5][6] The club finished sixteenth in the Regionalliga and was forced to enter the relegation round against the Bayernliga runners-up where it lost to FC Amberg and was relegated. The club won the Bayernliga Süd in 2016 and was promoted back to the Regionalliga.

Honours

The club's honours:

Recent seasons

The recent season-by-season performance of the club:[7][8]

Season Division Tier Position
1999–2000
2000–01
2001–02
2002–03 Kreisliga München VIII
2003–04 Bezirksliga Oberbayern-Nord VII 13th ↓
2004–05 Kreisliga München 4 VIII 1st ↑
2005–06 Bezirksliga Oberbayern-Nord VII 9th
2006–07 Bezirksliga Oberbayern-Nord 8th
2007–08 Bezirksliga Oberbayern-Nord 4th
2008–09 Bezirksliga Oberbayern-Nord VIII 2nd ↑
2009–10 Bezirksoberliga Oberbayern VII 4th
2010–11 Bezirksoberliga Oberbayern 3rd
2011–12 Bezirksoberliga Oberbayern 2nd ↑
2012–13 Landesliga Bayern-Südost VI 2nd ↑
2013–14 Bayernliga Süd V 2nd ↑
2014–15 Regionalliga Bayern IV 16th ↓
2015–16 Bayernliga Süd V 1st ↑
2016–17 Regionalliga Bayern IV 11th
2017–18 Regionalliga Bayern 4th
2018–19 Regionalliga Bayern

Key

Promoted Relegated

References

  1. ^ Vereinschronik (in German) VfR Garching website – Club history, accessed: 14 July 2014
  2. ^ a b c Bezirksliga Oberbayern-Nord tables & results Archived 2013-10-08 at the Wayback Machine Manfreds Fussballarchiv, accessed: 14 July 2014
  3. ^ a b Bezirksoberliga Oberbayern tables & results Archived 2011-10-02 at the Wayback Machine Manfreds Fussballarchiv, accessed: 14 July 2014
  4. ^ Landesliga Süd-Ost tables & results kicker.de, accessed: 14 July 2014
  5. ^ Bayernliga Süd tables & results kicker.de, accessed: 14 July 2014
  6. ^ Regionalliga Bayern tables & results kicker.de, accessed: 14 July 2014
  7. ^ Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv (in German) Historical German domestic league tables
  8. ^ Fussball.de – Ergebnisse Archived 7 December 2011 at the Wayback Machine (in German) Tables and results of all German football leagues