VfB Eichstätt

The VfB Eichstätt is a German association football club from the town of Eichstätt, Bavaria. Since 2017 it plays in the Regionalliga Bayern, the fourth tier of the German football league system and the highest league in Bavaria.

VfB Eichstätt
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Full nameVerein für Bewegungsspiele Eichstätt e. V. 1920
Founded1 August 1920
GroundLiqui-Moly-Stadion
Capacity2,090
ChairmanThomas Hein
ManagerMarkus Mattes
LeagueRegionalliga Bayern (IV)
2018–19Regionalliga Bayern, 2nd

The club's greatest success came in 2019 when it was vice champion of the Regionalliga Bayern and Bavarian amateur champion, which qualified the club for the DFB-Pokal.

HistoryEdit

VfB Eichstätt was formed on 1 August 1920 with an initial membership of 90 people.[1]

For most of its history the club has been a non-descript amateur side in local Bavarian football. The club spent considerable time in the local A-Klasse, briefly moving up to the Bezirksliga above in the late 1970s. However, by 1991 VfB dropped to the lowest level of play in the region, the C-Klasse, and remained there for seven seasons.[1] The club began to rise through the league system in the early 2000s, winning the tier seven Bezirksliga Oberbayern-Nord and earning promotion to the Bezirksoberliga Oberbayern in 2006.[2] After two second-place finishes in 2007 and 2008 VfB won this league in 2009 and earned another promotion, now to the Landesliga Bayern-Süd.[3]

In its first Landesliga season the club was a strong contender for another promotion but, after finishing first on equal points with SV Heimstetten, lost a championship decider and then also failed in the promotion round. The second year in the league proved much harder with VfB struggling against relegation and coming only 14th. The third year in the Landesliga, the final season of the Landesliga Süd before it was disbanded, the club came fourth.[4]

The fourth place in the Landesliga in 2011–12 allowed VfB Eichstätt direct qualification for the Bayernliga, where it came ninth in its first year and fourth the season after. After a less successful 2014–15 season the club was moved to the northern division of the Bayernliga for the following one.

In 2016–17 VfB Eichstätt was champion of the northern division of the Bayernliga. Following that the club was promoted to Regionalliga Bayern. At the end of its first season in Regionalliga Bayern the club reached the seventh place. The second season, they were second after Bayern Munich II and qualified for the DFB-Pokal.

Current squadEdit

As of 2 August 2019

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   GER Felix Junghan
5 DF   GER Benjamin Schmidramsl (Captain)
6 MF   KVX Arjon Kryeziu
7 MF   GER Lucas Schraufstetter
8 DF   GER Dominik Wolfsteiner
9 FW   GER Fabian Neumayer
10 FW   GER Fabian Eberle
11 DF   GER Sebastian Graßl
14 MF   GER Ismailcan Usta
14 FW   GER Marcel Jasmann
16 MF   GER Philipp Federl
No. Pos. Nation Player
17 DF   GER Markus Waffler
18 MF   GER Niklas Reutelhuber
19 MF   ALB Adrian Istrefi
20 MF   GER Christian Heinloth
21 GK   GER Florian Rauh
22 MF   GER Jonas Fries
23 DF   GER Florian Lamprecht
27 MF   GER Julian Kügel
28 FW   ALB Atdhedon Lushi
31 GK   GER Daniel Baltzer
36 DF   GER Jakob Zitzelsberger

HonoursEdit

The club's honours:

Recent seasonsEdit

The recent season-by-season performance of the club:[5][6]

Season Division Tier Position
1999–2000 Kreisklasse 1 Ingolstadt IX 1st ↑
2000–01 Kreisliga Donau-Isar VIII 6th
2001–02 Kreisliga Donau-Isar 1st ↑
2002–03 Bezirksliga Oberbayern-Nord VII 10th
2003–04 Bezirksliga Oberbayern-Nord 8th
2004–05 Bezirksliga Oberbayern-Nord 5th
2005–06 Bezirksliga Oberbayern-Nord 1st ↑
2006–07 Bezirksoberliga Oberbayern VI 3rd
2007–08 Bezirksoberliga Oberbayern 3rd
2008–09 Bezirksoberliga Oberbayern VII 1st ↑
2009–10 Landesliga Bayern-Süd VI 2nd
2010–11 Landesliga Bayern-Süd 14th
2011–12 Landesliga Bayern-Süd 4th ↑
2012–13 Bayernliga Süd V 9th
2013–14 Bayernliga Süd 4th
2014–15 Bayernliga Süd 13th
2015–16 Bayernliga Nord 2nd
2016–17 Bayernliga Nord 1st ↑
2017–18 Regionalliga Bayern IV 7th
2018–19 Regionalliga Bayern IV 2nd
2019–20 Regionalliga Bayern IV
  • With the introduction of the Bezirksoberligas in 1988 as the new fifth tier, below the Landesligas, all leagues below dropped one tier. 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. With the establishment of the Regionalliga Bayern as the new fourth tier in Bavaria in 2012 the Bayernliga was split into a northern and a southern division, the number of Landesligas expanded from three to five and the Bezirksoberligas abolished. All leagues from the Bezirksligas onwards were elevated one tier.
Promoted Relegated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Geschichte des VfB (in German) VfB Eichstätt website – Club history, accessed: 30 January 2014
  2. ^ Tables and results of the Bezirksliga Oberbayern-Nord Archived 2013-10-08 at the Wayback Machine Manfreds Fussball Archiv, accessed: 30 January 2014
  3. ^ Tables and results of the BOL Oberbayern Archived 2011-10-02 at the Wayback Machine (in German) Manfreds Fussball Archiv, accessed: 30 January 2014
  4. ^ Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv: Landesliga Bayern-Süd (in German) historical German domestic league tables, accessed: 30 January 2014
  5. ^ Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv (in German) Historical German domestic league tables
  6. ^ Fussball.de – Ergebnisse Archived 7 December 2011 at the Wayback Machine (in German) Tables and results of all German football leagues

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