Eimsbüttler TV

This Hamburg club was once on the verge of greatness, but wasn't up to the task and are now obscure, at least soccer wise.

The Eimsbüttler Turnerschaft was founded in 1889, and after mergers with other gymnasts, by 1898 it was known as ETV. The soccer section started in 1906, and is wont with most gymnastics dominated, the soccer players had it rough. However, given the vast superiority of soccer, they eventually won out and things began to look up.

The glory years were probably the 1930s, as ETV challenged mighty HSV for preeminence among Hamburg clubs. The 1950s were relatively decent, as ETV played in the Oberliga Nord. Although results were modest, in 1949 they were averaging almost 10,000 a match. However, ETV was unable to adjust, and attendance started dropping. Things began down hill rapidly in the 1960s, and haven't really stopped.

Full Name Eimsbüttler Turnverband e.V.
City Hamburg (Hamburg). Pop: 1,700,000 (2002). Eimsbüttel is a district of Hamburg.
Address Bundesstraße 96, 20144 Hamburg
Phone: 040/401769-0, Fax: 040/401769-69
Colors Red jersey, white shorts/socks
Stadium Sportzentrum Hoheluft. Capacity: 1,000
when built in 1911, it was known as ETV-Platz, and had a capacity of some 24,000, along with covered seating. In a total disgrace, the Tribune was torn down to make way for a worthless tennis court.
Supporters Averaged 212 in 2004 (Verbandsliga).
Pub Grub
The Net Official page: www.etv-hamburg.de. No useful soccer info yet.

Recent History:

1963-64	(III)	Amateurliga Hamburg		9th
1964-65	(III)	Amateurliga Hamburg		12th
1965-66	(III)	Amateurliga Hamburg		16th
1966-67	(IV)	Landesliga Hamburg-Germania	3rd
1967-68	(IV)	Landesliga Hamburg-Hansa	5th
1966-67	(IV)	Landesliga Hamburg-Germania	8th
1966-67	(IV)	Landesliga Hamburg-Germania	4th
1970-71	(IV)	Amateurliga Hamburg-Hammonia	6th
1971-72	(IV)	Amateurliga Hamburg-Hammonia	7th
1972-73	(IV)	Amateurliga Hamburg-Hammonia	6th
1973-74	(IV)	Amateurliga Hamburg-Hammonia	7th
1974-75	(IV)	Amateurliga Hamburg-Hammonia	9th
1975-76	(IV)	Amateurliga Hamburg-Hammonia	13th
1976-77	(IV)	Amateurliga Hamburg-Hammonia	13th
1977-78	(IV)	Amateurliga Hamburg-Hammonia	12th
1978-79	(V)	Landesliga Hamburg-Hammonia	9th
1979-80	(V)	Landesliga Hamburg-Hammonia	4th
1980-81	(V)	Landesliga Hamburg-Hammonia	5th
1981-82	(V)	Landesliga Hamburg-Hammonia	2nd
1982-83	(V)	Landesliga Hamburg-Hansa	11th
1983-84	(V)	Landesliga Hamburg-Hansa	8th
1984-85	(V)	Landesliga Hamburg-Hammonia	15th
1985-89 ?
1989-90	(V)	Landesliga Hamburg-Hammonia	12th
1990-91	(V)	Landesliga Hamburg-Hammonia	9th
1991-92	(V)	Landesliga Hamburg-Hammonia	7th
1992-93	(V)	Landesliga Hamburg-Hammonia	5th
1993-94	(V)	Landesliga Hamburg-Hammonia	11th
1994-98 ?
1998-99	(V)	Verbandsliga Hamburg		2nd
1999-00	(IV)	Oberliga Hamburg/SH		14th
2000-01	(IV)	Oberliga Hamburg/SH		17th
2002-03	(IV)	Oberliga Hamburg/SH		16th
2003-04	(V)	Verbandsliga Hamburg		11th
2004-05	(V)	Verbandsliga Hamburg
2005-06	(VI)	Landesliga Hamburg-Hansa	16th
2006-07 (VII)	Bezirksliga Hamburg-Nord	2nd
2007-08 (VII)	Bezirksliga Hamburg-Nord	

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