FC Bremerhaven

Info is a bit mysterious regarding soccer in Bremerhaven, but as far as I can piece together, the story runs somewhat like this:

Depending on who you read, the roots go back to either 1893 or 1899. In 1893, the Arbeiter Turnverein Bremerhaven was founded, and they started playing soccer in 1912. This was eventually named TuS Bremerhaven 93. They were pretty much the top local club, playing in the old Oberliga and Regionalliga from 1947 until being wound up. In 1974, this club merged into OSC Bremerhaven. The players did so grudgingly, but competed under the long-winded name "TuS 93 im OSC" for 3 years. Then in 1977, with promotion into the 2.Liga-Nord, apparently OSC's directors decided to grab the glory force the players under the OSC name formally. (Not that it was worth much, since they finished 19th and were relegated.)

Apparently old habits die hard. In 1991, the contract soccer players left OSC en masse, and joined VfB Lehe, which then renamed itself FC Bremerhaven 1899 in 1992. They also laid claim to the "true" lineage of TuS 1893. In any case, FCB and OSC are roughly of equal strength these days.

The other thread really refers more to VfB Lehe. This was founded in 1899 as FC Bremerhaven, but was soon known as FC Bremerhaven-Lehe

After gaining promotion in 1999, the 2000 season simply showed that Bremerhaven was not strong enough to stay up, and they were duly relegated.

Full Name Fussballclub Bremerhaven 1899 e.V.
City Bremerhaven (Hansastadt Bremen). Pop: 118,701 (2002).
Address Pestalozistraße 55, 27576 Bremerhaven
Phone: (0471) 42044
Colors Yellow jersey, white shorts, white socks (Club colors red-white-black)
Stadium Zollinlandstadion Capacity: 3,000
For bigger matches (e.g. DFB Pokal against Bundesliga teams), they've also played in the Nordseestadion, which holds about 10,000.
Pub Grub
The Net The official site started out as nice fanpage Sturmflut Bremerhaven, www.fcb1899.de

Recent History:

		TuS 93 Bremerhaven

1963-64	(II)	Regionalliga Nord		12th
1964-65	(II)	Regionalliga Nord		12th
1965-66	(II)	Regionalliga Nord		12th
1966-67	(II)	Regionalliga Nord		12th
1967-68	(II)	Regionalliga Nord		12th
1968-69	(II)	Regionalliga Nord		12th
1969-70	(II)	Regionalliga Nord		12th
1970-71	(II)	Regionalliga Nord		12th
1971-72	(II)	Regionalliga Nord		12th
1972-73	(II)	Regionalliga Nord		12th
1973-74	(II)	Regionalliga Nord		12th

		"TuS 93 im OSC Bremerhaven"
1974-75	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord		6th
1975-76	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord		10th
1976-77	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord		1st
----> continues as OSC Bremerhaven

		FC Bremerhaven 1899

1991-92	(IV)	Verbandsliga Bremen		3rd
1992-93	(IV)	Verbandsliga Bremen		1st
1993-94	(IV)	Verbandsliga Bremen		1st
1994-95	(III)	Regionalliga Nord		16th
1995-96	(IV)	Oberliga Niedersachsen/Bremen	9th
1996-97	(IV)	Oberliga Niedersachsen/Bremen	13th
1997-98	(IV)	Oberliga Niedersachsen/Bremen	5th
1998-99	(IV)	Oberliga Niedersachsen/Bremen	1st
1999-00	(III)	Regionalliga Nord		17th
2000-01	(IV)	Oberliga Niedersachsen/Bremen	16th
2001-02	(V)	Verbandsliga Bremen		1st
2002-03	(IV)	Oberliga Niedersachsen/Bremen	18th
2003-04	(V)	Verbandsliga Bremen		2nd
2004-05	(V)	Verbandsliga Bremen		
2005-06	(V)	Verbandsliga Bremen		
2006-07	(V)	Verbandsliga Bremen		2nd		
2007-08	(V)	Verbandsliga Bremen		

(c) Abseits Guide to Germany : www.abseits-soccer.com