|Full name||Fussball Verein 1897 Linden e.V.|
|Union||German Rugby Federation|
In recent seasons, the club has not fielded a team in competitive senior rugby.
FV made its first trip to a German championship final in 1932, defeating RG Heidelberg 6-5. It lost the 1934 final to fellow Hanover club VfR Döhren before winning its second title, again beating RG Heidelberg, in 1937.
It took the club 38 years to appear in another final, when, in 1978, TSV Handschuhsheim was beaten 24-16 and FV's fourth and so far last championship was won. It made one more finals appearance, in 1980, but this time RG Heidelberg triumphed 16-10. In between those two finals, it appeared in the 1979 German rugby union cup final, where it lost to DSV 78 Hannover.
Club honours Edit
- Die Deutschen Meister der Männer Archived October 25, 2007, at the Wayback Machine (in German) DRV website - German champions (men), accessed: 15 April 2010
- Zur Geschichte (in German) FV 1897 Linden website, accessed: 15 April 2010
- Die DRV-Pokalsieger Archived 2007-10-25 at the Wayback Machine (in German) DRV website - German cup winners, accessed: 15 April 2010
- List of member clubs Archived 2011-07-19 at the Wayback Machine (in German) Lower Saxony Rugby Federation website, accessed: 16 April 2010
- (in German) Official website