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Established
1907 (110 years old)

Sport
Soccer

Manager
Markus Weinzierl

Stadium/Home
SGL arena
(30,660 Capacity)

Jersey Clearart


Location
Augsburg, Germany

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League
German Bundesliga

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Upcoming Events
25 Nov Augsburg - Wolfsburg SGL arena
02 Dec Mainz - Augsburg Coface Arena
10 Dec Augsburg - Hertha SGL arena
13 Dec Schalke 04 - Augsburg Veltins-Arena
16 Dec Augsburg - Freiburg SGL arena

Latest Results
18 Nov Bayern Munich 3 - 0 Augsburg Allianz Arena
04 Nov Augsburg 1 - 1 Leverkusen SGL arena
29 Oct Werder Bremen 0 - 3 Augsburg Weserstadion
21 Oct Augsburg 1 - 2 Hannover SGL arena
14 Oct Hoffenheim 2 - 2 Augsburg Rhein-Neckar-Arena

Description

Fußball-Club Augsburg 1907 e. V., commonly known as FC Augsburg (German pronunciation: ) or Augsburg, is a German football club based in Augsburg, Bavaria. FC Augsburg play in the Bundesliga, the top tier of the German football league system. The team was founded as Fußball-Klub Alemania Augsburg in 1907 and played as BC Augsburg from 1921 to 1969. With over 12,200 members, it is the largest football club in Swabian Bavaria.

FC Augsburg, who has long fluctuated between the second and third division, experienced a difficult time in the early 2000s, suffering relegation to the fourth division for two seasons. FCA recovered from this, returning to professional football in 2006. At the end of the 2010–11 season Augsburg were promoted to the Bundesliga for the first time. Since 2009, FC Augsburg's stadium is the SGL arena.

A merger of Augsburg's two most successful clubs, TSV Schwaben and BC Augsburg, was discussed as early as in the late 1940s, but distrust between the two sides and a fear that the other club would dominate the merger caused each side to hesitate, despite the financial trouble both clubs were in. A first serious meeting between the two sides was held in 1964, both clubs having dropped out of tier-one football by then. The leadership of the multi-sports club Schwaben was completely behind a merger but the club's football department was not and once more the process of forming FCA was stalled. Traditionally, BCA saw itself as a working-class club, based in the north of Augsburg, while Schwaben was the club of the more affluent and based south of the city, with the river Wertach forming something of a boundary between the two clubs territories.

In 1968, with BCA struggling in the third division after relegation from professional football the year before and Schwaben soon to follow, another effort was made. In April 1969, a high-level meeting between the two club bosses brought the decision to merge the clubs and name the new side FC Augsburg. FCA was to be a football club only with no other sports department. The then-mayor of Augsburg, Hans Breuer, was one of the driving forces behind the move.

The merger came at a time of on-the-field decline for both sides, Schwaben had just been relegated from the tier-two Regionalliga Süd and decided that an attempt to regain their status was financially impossible, while BCA narrowly missed out on promotion to the league that season. In June, 256 of 265 of BCA's members present voted for the merger while, shortly after, 75 percent of Schwaben's members approved the motion, too.

Schwaben however opted for the "small solution", the club was to remain independent with only its football department merging into the new club. But even this move was not universally popular within the club, with some former members forming a new football club, the Eintracht Augsburg and restarting at the lowest level of the pyramid. For this reason, FCA is generally not considered to carry on the traditions of TSV Schwaben, only those of BC Augsburg. A year later, the footballers of Eintracht rejoined Schwaben but, since then, have always remained an amateur club. It took the new football department until 1981 to regain its third-division status, where they were to meet FCA for the first time in league football and renewed the Augsburg derby.

The new FCA played its first game on 30 July 1969, when it met 1. FC Nürnberg in Augsburg in front of 13,000 and lost 3–0 in extra time.

Team Members
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Caiuby
Albian Ajeti
Mohamed Amsif
Daniel Baier
Aristide Bance
Raul Bobadilla
Jan-Ingwer Cal
Nikola Djurdji
Arif Ekin
Alexander Essw
Mathias Fetsch
Markus Feulner
Alfred Finnbog
Raphael Frambe
Joannis Gelios
Stephan Hain
Marwin Hitz
Marcel de Jong
Dominik Kohr
Ja-Cheol Koo
Tim Matavz
Philipp Max
Sascha Molders
Jan Moravek
Bajram Nebihi
Andreas Ottl
Shawn Parker
Michael Parkhu
Dominic Peitz
Ronny Philp
Dominik Reinha
Max Reinthaler
Tim Rieder
Gibril Sankoh
Marco Schuster
Matthias Stroh
Somen Tchoyi
Marco Thiede
Paul Verhaegh

Stadium or Home

SGL arena (German pronunciation: ), until 1 July 2011 the Impuls Arena , is a football stadium in Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany. It is used mostly for football matches and hosts the home matches of FC Augsburg.

The stadium has a capacity of 30,660 with 19,060 seats and standing room for 11,034. A second phase of construction could expand capacity to 49,000 in the future. It replaced the club's previous stadium, Rosenaustadion.

The stadium was renamed SGL arena after SGL Carbon acquired the naming rights for the structure in May 2011. The contract has a term of seven years and began on 1 July 2011.

Augsburg is one of the official host cities of the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup and the subsequent 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup. The Impuls arena was location of several matches in group stage and quarterfinals. During the FIFA-competitions it is renamed “FIFA Women's World Cup Stadium Augsburg”.

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