Eintracht Frankfurt is a pro football club that is based in Frankfurt, Hesse and is a part of the Bundesliga. The club was started in 1899 and has managed to win the top-flight title on one occasion, as well as five DFB-Pokals and a UEFA Cup.
They also were runner-up in the European Cup final once upon a time. The team plays at Deutsche Bank Park, holding 51,500 fans. The main rival for Eintracht Frankfurt is the nearby Kickers Offenbach although the two teams have not really spent much time at all in the same division over the past half-century.
History of Eintracht Frankfurt
Eintracht Frankfurt was started in 1899, originally as two clubs that later came together. The club made it to the final of the European Cup in 1960, losing in the final to Real Madrid on a scoreline of 7-3. Many consider this to be the most exciting game of football that has been seen.
The club was one of the founding members of the Bundesliga that was created in 1963. They remained in the top flight for the next 33 seasons, mostly ending the year in the top half of the table.
The best finish that Eintracht Frankfurt has ever had in the Bundesliga was third place, a feat they have achieved on five different occasions.
It was in 1996/1997 that Eintracht Frankfurt first got relegated from the Bundesliga. At the time, there were only four teams that had not gotten relegated from the Bundesliga since its first season.
The team then went up and down between the top two divisions for a number of years. After the turn of the century, the club was in a dire financial situation and their struggles continued.
The club's fortunes have been improving as of late. It has made it to the DFB-Pokal final a couple of times in recent years, beating Bayern Munich in the 2018 final. Eintracht Frankfurt also got to the semi-final stage of the UEFA Europa League in 2019, losing to eventual champions Chelsea on penalties.
The club’s eagle logo comes from the Frankfurt City coat of arms, with the logo changing slightly over time. The kit colours of the club are white, black and red. The club's nickname is ‘The Eagles’ and there is a passionate fan base at Eintracht Frankfurt.
Since 2013, the average attendance for home games has been almost 48,000. This makes it one of the best-attended club teams in the world, with the Bundesliga is known to have very good levels of attendance every season. The team has been playing its games at the stadium since 1925. It underwent significant renovations in time for the hosting of FIFA World Cup matches in 2006.
The main rival for Eintracht Frankfurt is Kickers Offenbach. However, they have only played two league fixtures against one another over the course of the past forty years.
There are also rivalries with Darmstadt 98, 1. FC Kaiserslautern and 1. FSV Mainz 05. One of the more interesting friendships for Eintracht Frankfurt fans is with English club Oldham Athletic.
As well as football, there are many other sports that makeup Eintracht Frankfurt, including gymnastics, athletics, field hockey, boxing, tennis, handball, rugby, table tennis, basketball and ice hockey.
Despite Eintracht Frankfurt never having won the Bundesliga, they have had some notable players at the club over the years that have achieved great things in the game. Some of the notable players include World Cup winners with Germany, Toni Turek, Bernd Holzenbein, Andreas Moller, Joachim Low and Erik Durm.
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