TSV 1860 München

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T.S.V. 1860 München
Full name Turn- und Sportverein München von 1860
Nickname(s) Die Löwen (The lions)
Founded 1860
Ground Allianz Arena
(capacity: 69,901)
Chairman Dieter Schneider
Manager Reiner Maurer
League 2. Bundesliga
2011/12 2. Bundesliga, 6th
Home colours
Away colours

T.S.V. 1860 München is a football club which plays in the second German Bundesliga.

History[change | edit source]

Official coat of arms

The club was founded in 1860, the football section was founded on 25 April 1899. The first match they played was 1902 versus 1. Münchner FC 1896. The match was lost 2:4. 1911 they built a football field on the Grünwalder Straße, where 1926 a stadium was built which offered 40 000 places. 1931 the team reached the final of the championship for the first time but was beaten by Herha BSC Berlin with 3:2. During the Nazirule in Germany 1860 München had close relations to the Nazi government.[1] In 1963 the club was one of the founders of the German Bundesliga. 1964 they won the German Cup and reached the final of the UEFA Cup winners cup but lost versus West Ham United. In the 1964/65 season they became for the first and last time German football champion. Till today they often played in the second league but sometimes in the Bundesliga.

Ground[change | edit source]

Allianz Arena in blue
Old stadium

TSV 1860 München plays in the Allianz Arena which they share with their rival Bayern München. If they play the skin of the Arena is blue. Originally they played at the Grünwalder Straße which they also shared with Bayern between 1925 and 1972.

Current squad[change | edit source]

As of 1 February 2011
No. Position Player
1 Hungary GK Gábor Király
2 Serbia DF Marcus Hoffmann
4 Germany DF Kai Bülow
5 Spain DF Guillermo Vallori
6 Germany MF Dominik Stahl
7 Germany MF Daniel Bierofka
8 Romania MF Maximilian Nicu
9 Serbia FW Đorđe Rakić
11 Germany FW Benjamin Lauth
13 Germany DF Necat Aygün
14 United States FW Bobby Wood
15 Germany MF Stefan Aigner
16 Germany FW Daniel Jais
17 Germany DF Stefan Buck
19 Germany MF Sebastian Meier
No. Position Player
20 Namibia DF Collin Benjamin
21 Germany MF Sandro Kaiser
22 Germany GK Timo Ochs
23 Germany DF Benjamin Schwarz
25 Germany MF Jonatan Kotzke
26 Germany DF Christopher Schindler
27 Germany DF Arne Feick
28 Germany MF Daniel Halfar
29 Germany FW Markus Ziereis
30 Germany GK Vitus Eicher
31 Germany FW Kevin Volland
32 Germany MF Marcel Kappelmeier
34 Germany DF Daniel Hofstetter
36 Germany DF Philipp Steinhart

Notable players[change | edit source]

  • Rudi Brunnenmeier scored between 1960 and 1968 139 goals in the Bundesliga.
  • Peter Grosser was captain of the championsquads and played two times in Germanys national football team.
  • Bernd Patzke was member of Germanys squad for the FIFA World Cup in 1966.
  • Petar Radenković was goalkeeper in the 1960s and is known for his "trips" to the opponents penalty area.
  • Harald Cerny is with 263 league matches record holder for TSV 1860.
  • Thomas Häßler was member of the German national football team.

Honours[change | edit source]

League[change | edit source]

League position[change | edit source]

Season League Position
2000/01 Bundesliga 11th
2001/02 Bundesliga 9th
2002/03 Bundesliga 10th
2003/04 Bundesliga 17th
2004/05 2. Bundesliga 4th
2005/06 2. Bundesliga 13th
2006/07 2. Bundesliga 8th
2007/08 2. Bundesliga 11th
2008/09 2. Bundesliga 12th

Former position[change | edit source]


References[change | edit source]

  1. Anton Löffelmeier: Die „Löwen“ unterm Hakenkreuz: Der TSV von 1860 München im Nationalsozialismus. Verlag Die Werkstatt, 2009, ISBN 3-89533-645-9