FC Nürnberg football club that is located in Nuremberg, Bavaria in Germany. Founded in 1900, it currently participates in the second tier of football in the country. It has won many national championships before the Bundesliga was created.
Its sole top tier title in the modern era of the Bundesliga came in 1967/1968. It has also won the second tier of football on four occasions, most recently in 2004. FC Nürnberg has been crowned as the DFB-Pokal champion four times, most recently in 2006/2007.
The team plays its home fixtures in the Max-Morlock-Stadion, having done so since 1966. This arena holds about 50,000 fans and there are also tennis, skiing, hockey, handball and boxing sections of the club.
FC Nürnberg holds the record for the most relegations over the years from the top tier of football in the country, having done so on nine occasions.
History of FC Nürnberg
FC Nürnberg was started in May 1900 by a group of young men, as the sport was becoming increasingly popular in the region. The team was successful almost right away, winning the South German Championship in 1909.
Following the First World War, FC Nürnberg became one of the most dominant teams in the country for a period. Between 1918 and 1922, they went a massive 104 official games unbeaten.
The club went on to win the German Football Championship five times during the 1920s, including back to back wins in 1924 and 1925. The club would also win this competition in 1936, 1948 and 1961.
Its first DFB-Pokal win was in 1935, capturing the title again in 1939, 1962 and 2007. It has been runner-up on two occasions. The club's best finish in a European competition was a semi-final appearance in the 1962/1963 European Cup Winners’ Cup.
The club was one of the 16 founding teams of the Bundesliga in 1963. They captured their first title in 1968 and they became the first reigning champion to be relegated the following season. This was because the team of veterans was largely replaced by young players. It then took the team nine seasons to get back to the top tier.
FC Nürnberg went back and forth between the top two tiers of football in the country a number of times over the years.
They qualified for the UEFA Cup in 2007 after they captured the DFB-Pokal, defeating VfB Stuttgart in the final after extra time, making it their first time to win this title in 45 years. FC Nürnberg nearly got relegated to the third tier of German football in 2020 but won the relegation play-off against Ingolstadt to maintain its second-tier status.
The historic rival of FC Nürnberg is SpVgg Greuther Furth. Both teams once were the dominant forces in German football, having played each other 258 times, which is a record in professional football in the nation.
The biggest game of the season when in the top tier for FC Nürnberg is now Bayern Munich, with the two teams being the most successful club historically in both Bavaria and Germany.
FC Nürnberg stadium
The team has been playing at the Max-Morlock-Stadion since 1963, with the arena being able to hold 50,000 fans. The most recent expansion came in 2009/2010. The stadium was originally built in 1928 and it was called Stadion der Hitler-Jugend for a number of years.
It held World Cup games in both 1974 and 2006. There have been talks to build a new stadium in the coming years on the same site, but there have been no official plans announced.
Betting on FC Nürnberg games
FC Nürnberg is a team that has seen a lot of past glories but have since faded into an average team. Currently, playing the second tier of German football, they nearly got relegated down to the third tie. However, the games still are exciting to watch, with an exciting brand of football being played.
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