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1.F.C. Kaiserslautern
Full name1. Fussball-Club Kaiserslautern e.V.
Nickname(s)Die Roten Teufel (The Red Devils)
Founded2 June 1900
GroundFritz Walter Stadion,
Kaiserslautern, Germany
Ground Capacity49,780
ChairmanStefan Kuntz
ManagerFranco Foda
LeagueGerman 2. Bundesliga
2012/133rd

1.F.C. Kaiserslautern, also known as 1. FCK, FCK or simply Kaiserslautern, is a association football club from Kaiserslautern, Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany. On 2 June 1900, Germania 1896 and FG Kaiserslautern came together to become the F.C. 1900. In 1909, they then joined F.C. Palatia (founded in 1901) and F.C. Bavaria (founded in 1902) to create F.V. 1900 Kaiserslautern. In 1929 they once again joined forces with S.V. Phönix to become F.V. Phönix-Kaiserslautern before finally taking on this new name three years later. Kaiserslautern plays in the German Bundesliga, the best league in Germany.

Current squad[change | change source]

As of 1 July, 2011[1]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Germany GK Tobias Sippel
2 Czech Republic DF Jan Šimůnek
3 Denmark DF Leon Jessen
5 Germany DF Martin Amedick
6 Germany DF Mathias Abel
7 Germany MF Oliver Kirch
8 Germany MF Christian Tiffert (captain)
9 Israel FW Itay Shechter
10 Turkey MF Olcay Şahan
11 Bulgaria FW Iliyan Mitsanski
13 Greece DF Athanasios Petsos (on loan from Bayer Leverkusen)
14 Israel MF Gil Vermouth
15 Austria MF Clemens Walch
16 Germany FW Richard Sukuta-Pasu
17 Germany DF Alexander Bugera
No. Position Player
18 Algeria MF Chadli Amri
19 Czech Republic MF Jiří Bílek
20 Brazil DF Rodnei
21 Germany MF Pierre de Wit
23 Germany DF Florian Dick
24 Brazil DF Lucas (on loan from Bayer Leverkusen)
25 Croatia MF Stiven Rivić
26 Germany FW Steven Zellner
27 Austria GK Marco Knaller
28 Greece MF Kostas Fortounis
29 Germany GK Kevin Trapp
30 Cameroon FW Dorge Kouemaha (on loan from Club Brugge)
32 Slovakia FW Adam Nemec
34 Germany DF Willi Orban
35 Germany FW Julian Derstroff

Recent seasons[change | change source]

Season Division Rank P W D L F A GD Pts Cup CWC EL CL
1989–90 Bundesliga 12 34 10 11 13 42 55 −13 31:37 Winner
1990–91 Bundesliga 1 34 19 10 5 72 45 +27 48:20 2R 1R
1991–92 Bundesliga 5 34 17 10 11 58 42 +16 44:24 QF 2R
1992–93 Bundesliga 8 34 13 9 12 50 40 +10 35:33 2R 3R
1993–94 Bundesliga 2 34 18 7 9 64 36 +28 43:25 QF
1994–95 Bundesliga 4 34 17 12 5 58 41 +17 46:22 SF 2R
1995–96 Bundesliga 16 34 6 18 10 31 37 −6 36 Winner 2R
1996–97 2. Bundesliga 1 34 19 11 4 74 28 +46 68 1R 1R
1997–98 Bundesliga 1 34 19 11 4 63 39 +24 68 3R
1998–99 Bundesliga 5 34 19 6 9 62 37 25 63 2R QF
1999–00 Bundesliga 5 34 15 5 14 54 59 −5 50 3R 3R
2000–01 Bundesliga 8 34 15 5 14 49 54 −5 50 2R SF
2001–02 Bundesliga 7 34 17 5 12 62 53 +9 56 QF
2002–03 Bundesliga 14 34 10 10 14 40 42 −2 40 Runner-up
2003–04 Bundesliga 13 34 11 6 17 39 62 −23 36 1R 1R
2004–05 Bundesliga 12 34 12 6 16 43 52 −9 42 2R
2005–06 Bundesliga 16 34 8 9 17 47 71 −24 33 3R
2006–07 2. Bundesliga 6 34 13 14 7 48 34 +14 53 1R
2007–08 2. Bundesliga 13 34 9 12 13 37 37 0 39 2R
2008–09 2. Bundesliga 7 34 15 7 12 53 48 +5 52 1R
2009–10 2. Bundesliga 1 34 19 10 5 56 28 +28 67 3R
2010–11 Bundesliga 7 34 13 7 14 48 51 -3 46 QF

As of 19 May 2011[2]
P = Played; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points; Cup = DFB-Pokal; CWC = European Cup Winners' Cup; EL = UEFA Europa League; CL = UEFA Champions League.
in = Still in competition; — = Not attended; 1R = 1st round; 2R = 2nd round; 3R = 3rd round; 1/8 = Round of sixteen; QF = Quarterfinals; SF = Semifinals.

Former position[change | change source]

Honours[change | change source]

Stadium[change | change source]

Fritz Walter 1956

FCK plays its home matches in the Fritz Walter Stadion. It was built in 1920. The stadium and the neighbouring street is named after the FCK player Fritz Walter. Walter was member of the 1954 World Cup squad.The stadium is on the Betzenberg, a steep sandstone hill. The stadium has a capacity of 49,780 and was a 2006 World Cup stadium.

2006 FIFA World Cup matches at the Fritz Walter Stadion[change | change source]

  • Australia 3–1 Japan
  • Italy 1–1 United States
  • Paraguay 2–0 Trinidad and Tobago
  • Saudi Arabia 0–1 Spain
  • Italy 1–0 Australia

References[change | change source]

  1. http://www.fck.de/de/profis/mannschaft/spieler.html
  2. "Bundesliga Archive". DFB. September 2010. Retrieved 3 September 2010.