SC Freiburg

This small club in the extreme southwest Germany has risen from obscurity to post some decent results. The club was originally founded in 1904 as Schwalbe Freiburg, and then went through various name changes, including FC Mars Freiburg and Union. In 1912, they then merged with the FV04 Freiburg to form the current Sport-Club

Success was moderate, although by the 1930s, SCF played in the highest regional league, the Gauliga Baden. During the French occupation, for some odd reason the club name was banned, so it was called VfL Freiburg until it reverted to SCF in 1951.

Success continued only on a moderate scale in the amateur leagues. Then in 1978 they made the next step up, into the 2nd division - where they would then remain for some 15 years. In the early 90s they then moved into the top flight for the first time. The 94-95 season saw an amazing 3rd place finish, the best ever in club history. The club was noted for it's fighting spirit and team play, led by coach Volker Finke and stars Jens Todt and Argentinian goal scorer Rudolfo Cardoso. Unfortunately, both stars would soon leave for mediocre careers with bigger clubs.

The goal in 1998-99 was merely staying up, and with a fighting performance, the "Breisgauer" achieved it. Despite difficulties, they repeated the performance the next season. Once again coach Volker Finke's squad pulled rabbits out of hats, with attractive attacking soccer. Despite dropping down a couple of years later, they popped right back up. Given the meager resources, one can't expect much more.

After 4 years in the 2.Liga wilderness, Freiburg bounced back into the Bundesliga in 2009. Although they are seemingly always in trouble, they have shown a certain resiliency and always seem a tough opponent, generally playing attractive, attacking football.

Fullname Sport-Club Freiburg e.V.
City Freiburg/Breisgau (Baden-Württemburg) pop: 208,000 (2002)
Address Schwarzwaldstr. 193, 79117 Freiburg
Phone: (0761) 385510 Fax: (0761) 3855150
Colors Red shirt, thick black vertical stripe bordered by thinner white stripes, black shorts. Road uniform is white shirt with diagonal black strip, black shorts.
Stadium Dreisamstadion Capacity: 25,000 (14,500 seats)
Built originally in 1954, the latest expansion was finished in 2000. There are two solar energy panels that generate approximately 146,000 kwH a year.
Nickname Die Breisgauer, Die Falken
Tickets Prices range from 9-43 euros (2004). SCF virtually sells out every game, playing in a small park. Tickets are hard to come by. Your best bet might be the official website, which has section for folks (usually season ticket holders) trying to sell tickets they can't use.
Supporters Fanatical, but well behaved local support. Small park means a sell-out, averaged 24,000 in 2004.
Foes Given the collapse of Freiburger FC, there really is no local rivalry. Obviously other southwest teams, such as VfB Stuttgart and Karlsruher SC, along with SSV Ulm.
Heroes Volker Finke. Coaching SCF from 1991-2007, not only was he one of the longest serving managers in Germany, but he was the architect of SCF's rise into the Bundesliga, and gave them their attacking style.
Beer Ganter , a local brewery.
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2013-14 (I)     Bundesliga              14th
2012-13 (I)     Bundesliga              5th 
2011-12 (I)     Bundesliga		12th
2010-11 (I)     Bundesliga              9th

2009-10 (I)     Bundesliga              14th
2008-09 (II)    2.Liga            	1st
2007-08 (II)    2.Liga            	5th
2006-07 (II)    2.Liga            	4th
2005-06 (II)    2.Liga            	4th
2004-05 (I)     Bundesliga              18th
2003-04 (I)     Bundesliga              13th
2002-03 (II)    2.Liga            	1st
2001-02 (I)     Bundesliga              16th
2000-01 (I)     Bundesliga              6th

1999-00 (I)     Bundesliga              12th
1998-99 (I)     Bundesliga              12th
1997-98 (II)    2.Liga            	2nd
1996-97 (I)     Bundesliga              17th
1995-96 (I)     Bundesliga              11th
1994-95 (I)     Bundesliga              3rd
1993-94 (I)     Bundesliga              15th
1992-93 (II)    2.Liga            	1st
1991-92 (II)    2.Liga Sud        	3rd
1990-91 (II)    2.Liga            	9th

1989-90 (II)    2.Liga            	9th 
1988-89 (II)    2.Liga            	13th
1987-88 (II)    2.Liga            	10th
1986-87 (II)    2.Liga            	8th
1985-86 (II)    2.Liga            	16th
1984-85 (II)    2.Liga            	8th
1983-84 (II)    2.Liga            	7th
1982-83 (II)    2.Liga            	8th
1981-82 (II)    2.Liga            	15th
1980-81 (II)    2.Liga Sud              7th

1979-80	(II)	2.Liga Sud		6th
1978-79 (II)    2.Liga Sud        	15th
1977-78 (III)   Amateurliga Sudbaden    1st
1976-77 (III)   Amateurliga Sudbaden    2nd
1975-76 (III)   Amateurliga Sudbaden    6th
1974-75 (III)   Amateurliga Sudbaden    2nd
1973-74 (III)   Amateurliga Sudbaden    6th
1972-73 (III)   Amateurliga Sudbaden    7th
1971-72 (III)   Amateurliga Sudbaden    18th
1970-71 (III)   Amateurliga Sudbaden    3rd

1969-70 (III)   Amateurliga Sudbaden    4th
1968-69 (III)   Amateurliga Sudbaden    12th
1967-68 (III)   Amateurliga Sudbaden    1st
1966-67 (III)   Amateurliga Sudbaden    10th
1965-66 (III)   Amateurliga Sudbaden    9th
1964-65 (III)   Amateurliga Sudbaden    1st
1963-64 (III)   Amateurliga Sudbaden    15th

(c) Abseits Guide to Germany