Würzburger Kickers football team plays its home games in Würzburger, Bavaria. While the club took part in top-flight football before the Second World War, sadly, it has been subject to the lower levels ever since.
At one stage, Würzburger Kickers fell to the seventh tier of football in the country playing only in amateur competitions. However, they have gradually improved their fortunes and climbed all of the way back up to the second tier of football in the country.
Würzburger Kickers was formed in 1907 and plays its home games at the Flyeralarm Arena that holds about 13,000 fans.
History of Würzburger Kickers
Würzburger Kickers was started in 1907 by a group of high school students. For most of its existence in the early decade, the team was pretty anonymous and was mainly a local side.
Second World War
In the years before the Second World War began, it began to move up the ranks and even managed to get to top-flight football in the nation for a time. The team disbanded at the end of the Second World War, with the stadium also having been destroyed as a result of a bombing raid.
The 1980s and 90s
Würzburger Kickers was reformed following the war after merging with another local side. It managed to have some decent performances in the amateur leagues over the following decade. During the 1980s and 1990s, Würzburger Kickers mainly struggled in the lower leagues of German football, without having much success.
Würzburger Kickers was one of the first teams to play in the new fourth tier of German football in 2012. The Regionalliga was formed, with Würzburger Kickers getting into it after winning a promotion play-off. This meant that the club got promoted from the sixth tier to the fourth tier without having to play any games in the fifth tier.
The club then had a successful few years, capturing the Bavarian Cup in 2014 on penalties, giving them entry into the DFB-Pokal the following year. Würzburger Kickers then won promotion in 2015 to the third tier of German football following another penalty shoot-out. There were talks of a potential merger with its local rival Würzburger FV in 2016.
This was at the request of the local mayor as the city was looking at a stadium expansion. Würzburger Kickers finished in third place in its first season in the third tier, getting into a promotion play-off. The team got to the sequenced tier for the first time in almost 40 years after being MSV Duisburg in the play-off. It spent one season there before getting relegated until earning promotion again in 2020.
The Würzburger Kickers home games take place at the Flyeralarm Arena. Over the existence of the club, there have been three different home grounds used. At one stage, the home games were held at the club’s rival Würzburger FV’s stadium.
Since 1967, the club has been playing at the Stadion am Dallenberg that is called Flyeralarm for sponsorship reasons. This has a total capacity of 13,090, with 4,000 being seats. There have been a few renovations in recent years as the club has moved up the leagues, which included adding undersoil seating when the team got promoted to the 2. Bundesliga.
The main local rivals of Würzburger Kickers are Würzburger FV and 1. FC Schweinfurt 05. The local derby against Würzburger FV is a hotly contested affair, with this game taking place in 2009/2010 after the teams were in the same league for the first time since 1963.
Betting on the games
Würzburger Kickers is one of those success stories of being a lower-tier team that has gradually worked its way up the rankings. Now that it is back the second tier, it is looking to cement a place here and potentially push for top-flight football.
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