1. FC Kaiserslautern

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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. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Germany Germany Tobias Sippel
2 DF Czech Republic Czech Republic Jan Šimůnek
3 DF Denmark Denmark Leon Jessen
5 DF Germany Germany Martin Amedick
6 DF Germany Germany Mathias Abel
7 MF Germany Germany Oliver Kirch
8 MF Germany Germany Christian Tiffert (captain)
9 FW Israel Israel Itay Shechter
10 MF Turkey Turkey Olcay Şahan
11 FW Bulgaria Bulgaria Iliyan Mitsanski
13 DF Greece Greece Athanasios Petsos (on loan from Bayer Leverkusen)
14 MF Israel Israel Gil Vermouth
15 MF Austria Austria Clemens Walch
16 FW Germany Germany Richard Sukuta-Pasu
17 DF Germany Germany Alexander Bugera
No. Pos. Nation Player
18 MF Algeria Algeria Chadli Amri
19 MF Czech Republic Czech Republic Jiří Bílek
20 DF Brazil Brazil Rodnei
21 MF Germany Germany Pierre de Wit
23 DF Germany Germany Florian Dick
24 DF Brazil Brazil Lucas (on loan from Bayer Leverkusen)
25 MF Croatia Croatia Stiven Rivić
26 FW Germany Germany Steven Zellner
27 GK Austria Austria Marco Knaller
28 MF Greece Greece Kostas Fortounis
29 GK Germany Germany Kevin Trapp
30 FW Cameroon Cameroon Dorge Kouemaha (on loan from Club Brugge)
32 FW Slovakia Slovakia Adam Nemec
34 DF Germany Germany Willi Orban
35 FW Germany Germany 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. "FCK DE – 1. FC Kaiserslautern Website". fck.de.
  2. "Bundesliga Archive". DFB. September 2010. Retrieved 3 September 2010.