FC Nöttingen is a German association football club from the Nöttingen district of Remchingen, Baden-Württemberg. The footballers are part of a sports club of more than 500 members that also has departments for table tennis and an unusual sport popular locally known as Schnürles or Fussballtennis (en:football-tennis), played with a soccer ball on a tennis court. The game was introduced to the area from Czechoslovakia in the 1920s by coach Fritz Schnürle.
|Full name||Fußball Club Nöttingen 1957 e. V.|
|Founded||2 July 1957|
|League||Oberliga Baden-Württemberg (V)|
Founded on 2 July 1957, FC acknowledges TSV Germania Nöttingen, established prior to World War I, as a predecessor side. Germania folded in 1927.
The modern day successor rose slowly and steadily, out of B-class football into A-class in 1969, on into the Bezirksliga Pforzheim in 1972, the Landesliga Mittelbaden in 1996, the Verbandsliga Nordbaden (V) in 1997, and the Oberliga Baden-Württemberg (IV) in 2002. On reaching the Regionalliga Süd (III) in 2004 FC stumbled and was relegated after finishing in last place. The club currently plays in the fifth tier Oberliga Baden-Württemberg as a lower table side.
In 2010–11, the club lead the Oberliga for most of the season, but eventually missed out on the title and promotion to Waldhof Mannheim when it lost the last two games of the season. A third-place finish in the Oberliga qualified the club for the promotion play-offs to the Regionalliga Südwest, where it defeated FSV Salmrohr and earned promotion. After only one season in the Regionalliga the club was relegated to the Oberliga again in 2015. Finishing runners-up in the Oberliga in 2015–16 Nöttingen was once more promoted to the Regionalliga after a play-off after four-all draw with SC Hauenstein in the final match.
The club's honours:
The club's second team also captured the Berzirksliga title in 2004.
Recent managers of the club:
|Günther Cuntz||9 January 2006||30 June 2006|
|Rainer Ulrich||1 July 2006||31 December 2006|
|Gerd Doll||1 January 2007||30 June 2007|
|Michael Fuchs||1 July 2007||30 June 2010|
|Michael Wittwer||1 July 2010||13 April 2016|
|Gerd Dais||14 April 2016||2 July 2016|
|Dubravko Kolinger||3 July 2016||Present|
|2001–02||Verbandsliga Nordbaden||1st ↑|
|2003–04||Oberliga Baden-Württemberg||1st ↑|
|2004–05||Regionalliga Süd||III||18th ↓|
|2013–14||Oberliga Baden-Württemberg||3rd ↑|
|2014–15||Regionalliga Südwest||IV||15th ↓|
|2015–16||Oberliga Baden-Württemberg||V||2nd ↑|
|2016–17||Regionalliga Südwest||IV||18th ↓|
- 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.
|↑ Promoted||↓ Relegated|
- "FCN steigt nach irrem Spiel in die Regionalliga auf" (in German). 4 June 2016.
- FC Nöttingen .:. Trainer von A-Z (in German) weltfussball.de, accessed: 5 September 2011
- Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv (in German) Historical German domestic league tables
- Fussball.de – Ergebnisse Archived 18 May 2011 at the Wayback Machine (in German) Tables and results of all German football leagues