Eintracht Frankfurt II

Eintracht Frankfurt II was the reserve team of Eintracht Frankfurt. Formerly known as Eintracht Frankfurt Amateure (Amateurs) until 2005 the team played as U23 (Under 23) to emphasize the character of the team as a link between youth academy and pro team.

Eintracht Frankfurt II
Full nameEintracht Frankfurt II
Nickname(s)Amas (Amateurs),
Die Adler (Eagles),
SGE (Sportgemeinschaft Eintracht)
2022; 0 years ago (2022)
GroundBornheimer Hang, Frankfurt

The traditional home ground was the Riederwaldstadion but for safety purposes the team was forced to play at Bornheimer Hang. The ground was actually renovated for local rival FSV Frankfurt but since their unexpected promotion to the 2. Bundesliga and the stricter home ground requirements FSV used to play at Eintracht's actual stadium while the SGE reserves play at their home. From 2009 to 2010 both teams, FSV and Eintracht U23 played at Bornheimer Hang.

The squad was frequently supported by Ultras Frankfurt, especially when playing derby matches against Darmstadt and Kassel, both home and away.


Eintracht Frankfurt Amateure first played at highest level in Hesse when it earned promotion to the Amateurliga Hessen in 1969, winning the league in its first attempt in 1969–70. The team played in this league, renamed to Amateur-Oberliga Hessen in 1978, for the next 26 seasons, with three runners-up finishes in 1978, 1983 and 1995 as its best results after the 1970 championship. The last of those three allowed the club promotion to the Regionalliga Süd, newly formed the year before. The team lasted for only one season before dropping back to what was now the Oberliga Hessen but won promotion again in 2002. Again it played in the Regionalliga for only one season but in 2008 it qualified for the new Regionalliga Südwest, where it played for six seasons until 2014.[1]

In April 2014, the club board of Eintracht Frankfurt decided to withdraw the U23 team from league operations, as was FSV Frankfurt II and Bayer 04 Leverkusen II, after a ruling by the DFL allowed all Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga clubs to freely choose whether or not to operate an under-23 reserve team. Previous to that such teams had been compulsory.[2]

On 14 February 2022 Eintracht Frankfurt applied to have a reserves team to be re-admitted to the 5th tier Hessenliga for the 2022–23 season.[3]

On 21 February the Hessian Football Association approved the incorporation of the Eintracht reserves team into the Hessenliga. [4] The team will play at the Hahn Air Sportpark in Dreieich.

Famous playersEdit


The recent managers of the club:[5]


The club's honours:

Recent seasonsEdit

The recent season-by-season performance of the club:[1][6]

Season Division Tier Position
2002–03 Regionalliga Süd III 18↓
2003–04 Oberliga Hessen IV 10
2004–05 Oberliga Hessen 12
2005–06 Oberliga Hessen 11
2006–07 Oberliga Hessen 5
2007–08 Oberliga Hessen 4↑
2008–09 Regionalliga Süd 3
2009–10 Regionalliga Süd 8
2010–11 Regionalliga Süd 6
2011–12 Regionalliga Süd 3
2012–13 Regionalliga Südwest 15
2013–14 Regionalliga Südwest 12
2022–23 Hessenliga V
  • With the introduction of the Regionalligas in 1994 and the 3. Liga in 2008 as the new third tier, below the 2. Bundesliga, all leagues below dropped one tier. In 2012, the number of Regionalligas was increased from three to five with all Regionalliga Süd clubs except the Bavarian ones entering the new Regionalliga Südwest.


Promoted Relegated


  1. ^ a b Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv (in German) Historical German domestic league tables
  2. ^ Eintracht Frankfurt meldet U23-Team ab (in German) weltfussball.de, published: 6 April 2014, accessed: 22 May 2014
  3. ^ Application for new reserve team (in English) eintracht.de, published: 14 February 2022, accessed: 14 February 2022
  4. ^ HFV incorporates reserve team into Hesse league (in English) eintracht.de, published: 21 February 2022, accessed: 21 February 2022
  5. ^ Eintracht Frankfurt II .:. Trainer von A-Z (in German) Weltfussball.de, accessed: 23 December 2011
  6. ^ Fussball.de - Ergebnisse (in German) Tables and results of all German football leagues

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