FC Augsburg

German association football club

Fußball-Club Augsburg 1907 e. V., commonly known as FC Augsburg (German pronunciation: [ɛfˌt͡seː ˈaʊ̯ksbʊʁk] (audio speaker iconlisten)) or Augsburg, is a German football club based in Augsburg, Bavaria. FC Augsburg play in the Bundesliga, the top tier of the German football league system. The team was founded as Fußball-Klub Alemania Augsburg in 1907 and played as BC Augsburg from 1921 to 1969. With over 18,800 members,[1] it is the largest football club in Swabian Bavaria.

FC Augsburg
Full nameFußball-Club Augsburg 1907 e. V.
Nickname(s)Fuggerstädter (named after the famous Fugger family of Augsburg, founders of the Fuggerei)
Founded8 August 1907; 114 years ago (1907-08-08)
GroundWWK Arena
Capacity30,660
ChairmanKlaus Hofmann
Head coachMarkus Weinzierl
LeagueBundesliga
2021–22Bundesliga, 14th of 18
WebsiteClub website
Current season

HistoryEdit

The team was founded as Fußball-Klub Alemania Augsburg in 1907 and played as BC Augsburg from 1921 to 1969. The merging of the clubs TSV Schwaben and BC Augsburg was discussed since the late 1940s. In 1969 BC Augsburg had problems in the 3rd division and so had TSV Schwaben. The new FCA played its first game on 30 July 1969, when it met 1. FC Nuremberg in Augsburg in front of 13,000 and lost 3-0 in extra time.

After the formation of the club in 1969, the club played mostly in the 2nd and 3rd division of German football. From 1983 to 1994 they played in Bavaria's highest league, the Bayernliga. At this time it was the third division of league football in Germany. From 1994 to 2000 they played in the Regionalliga Süd which was the name of the new 3rd stage of German league system. In 2006/07 they played for the first time in the 2.Bundesliga and in the 2010/11 season they reached the second place. They were promoted to the German Bundesliga.

KitEdit

Augsburg's kits are predominantly white, with red and green kits also appearing from time to time.

European recordEdit

MatchesEdit

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2015–16 UEFA Europa League Group L   Athletic Bilbao 2–3 1–3 2nd
  AZ 4–1 1–0
  Partizan 1–3 3–1
R32   Liverpool 0–0 0–1 0–1

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 3 February 2022[2]

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   Poland Rafał Gikiewicz
2 DF   Poland Robert Gumny
3 DF   Denmark Mads Valentin
4 DF   England Reece Oxford
5 MF   Germany Tobias Strobl
6 DF   Netherlands Jeffrey Gouweleeuw (captain)
7 FW   Germany Florian Niederlechner
8 MF   Ecuador Carlos Gruezo
10 MF   Germany Arne Maier (on loan from Hertha BSC)
11 FW   Austria Michael Gregoritsch
14 MF   Czech Republic Jan Morávek
16 MF    Switzerland Ruben Vargas
17 FW   Germany Noah Sarenren Bazee
18 FW   United States Ricardo Pepi
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 DF   Germany Felix Uduokhai
20 MF   Germany Daniel Caligiuri
21 FW    Switzerland Andi Zeqiri (on loan from Brighton & Hove Albion)
22 DF   Brazil Iago
24 MF   Finland Fredrik Jensen
25 GK   Germany Daniel Klein
26 DF   Denmark Frederik Winther
27 FW   Iceland Alfreð Finnbogason
28 FW   Germany André Hahn (vice-captain)
29 FW   Germany Lasse Günther
30 MF   Germany Niklas Dorsch
32 DF   Germany Raphael Framberger
40 GK   Czech Republic Tomáš Koubek
41 MF   Germany Tim Civeja

Out on loanEdit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   Germany Felix Götze (at 1. FC Kaiserslautern until 30 June 2022)
FW   Germany Lukas Petkov (at SC Verl until 30 June 2022)
FW   Venezuela Sergio Córdova (at Real Salt Lake until 31 December 2022)
No. Pos. Nation Player
DF   Croatia Jozo Stanić (at Wehen Wiesbaden until 30 June 2022)
MF   Germany Maurice Malone (at 1. FC Heidenheim until 30 June 2022)

Notable former playersEdit

ManagersEdit

 
Former Augsburg manager Jos Luhukay, pictured here while at Borussia Mönchengladbach

Recent managers of the club:[3][4]

Period Manager
1 July 1980 – 31 March 1981   Heinz Elzner
31 March 1981 – 31 May 1981   Heiner Schuhmann (interim)
1 July 1982 – 30 June 1984   Hannes Baldauf
1 July 1984 – 30 June 1986   Paul Sauter
Oct 1986 – March 88   Heiner Schuhmann
25 February 1989 – 4 October 1989   Helmut Haller
5 October 1989 – 6 December 1989   Jimmy Hartwig
22 January 1990 – 30 April 1990   Dieter Schatzschneider
1 May 1990 – 31 May 1990 Gernot Fuchs
1 June 1990 – 30 June 1995   Armin Veh
7 May 1995 – 30 June 1995 Helmut Riedl
1 July 1995 – 24 September 1996   Karsten Wettberg
25 September 1996 – 31 December 1996 Helmut Riedl
1 January 1997 – 18 April 1998 Hubert Müller
19 April 1998 – 30 June 1998 Helmut Riedl
1 July 1998 – 30 June 1999   Gerd Schwickert
1 July 1999 – 1 December 1999   Alfons Higl
2 December 1999 – 31 December 1999   Heiner Schuhmann (interim)
1 January 2000 – 30 June 2000   Hans-Jürgen Boysen
1 July 2000 – 30 June 2002   Gino Lettieri
1 July 2002 – 28 September 2003   Ernst Middendorp
13 October 2003 – 26 September 2004   Armin Veh
27 September 2004 – 25 September 2007   Rainer Hörgl
1 October 2007 – 16 April 2008   Ralf Loose
18 April 2008 – 13 April 2009   Holger Fach
14 April 2009 – 30 June 2012   Jos Luhukay
1 July 2012 – 2 June 2016   Markus Weinzierl
2 June 2016 – 14 December 2016   Dirk Schuster
14 December 2016 – 9 April 2019   Manuel Baum
9 April 2019 – 9 March 2020   Martin Schmidt
10 March 2020 – 26 April 2021   Heiko Herrlich
26 April 2021 – present   Markus Weinzierl

StadiumEdit

A panorama of WWK ARENA.

FC Augsburg seasonsEdit

 
League performance of FC Augsburg and its predecessors after World War II

The last five season-by-season performance of the club:[5][6]

Season League Tier Pos Pld W D L GF GA Pts[G] Cup Coach(es)[7] Top scorer(s) Goals Ref.[8]
2016–17 BL I 13th 34 9 11 14 35 51 38 R2 Dirk Schuster
Manuel Baum
Halil Altıntop 6 [9]
2017–18 BL I 12th 34 10 11 13 43 46 41 R1 Manuel Baum Michael Gregoritsch 13 [10]
2018–19 BL I 15th 34 8 8 18 51 71 32 QF Manuel Baum
Martin Schmidt
Alfreð Finnbogason 10 [11]
2019–20 BL I 15th 34 9 9 16 45 63 36 R1 Martin Schmidt
Heiko Herrlich
Florian Niederlechner 13 [12]
2020–21 BL I 13th 34 10 6 18 36 54 36 R2 Heiko Herrlich
Markus Weinzierl
André Hahn 8 [13]

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Der FCA in Kürze" (in German). fcaugsburg.de. November 2019. Retrieved 24 December 2019.
  2. "Team". FC Augsburg (in German). Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  3. "FC Augsburg – Trainer von A-Z" (in German). weltfussball.de. Retrieved 8 March 2011.
  4. "Trainer FCA – all managers of the club since 1969". FC Augsburg website. Retrieved 25 May 2008.
  5. "Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv" [Historical German domestic league tables] (in German).
  6. "Ergebnisse" [Tables and results of all German football leagues] (in German). Fussball.de.
  7. List of FCA and BCA coaches FCA website. Retrieved 26 June 2009
  8. 2nd Bundesliga 2009–10 Weltfussball.de. Retrieved 20 June 2011
  9. Bundesliga 2016–17 Weltfussball.de. Retrieved 18 May 2016
  10. Bundesliga 2017–18 Weltfussball.de. Retrieved 21 May 2017
  11. Bundesliga 2018–19 Weltfussball.de. Retrieved 18 May 2019
  12. Bundesliga 2019–20 Weltfussball.de. Retrieved 27 June 2020
  13. Bundesliga 2020–21 Weltfussball.de. Retrieved 23 May 2021
  • Grüne, Hardy (2001). Vereinslexikon (in German). Kassel: AGON Sportverlag. ISBN 3-89784-147-9.
  • Eckert, Horst; Klinger, Werner (2001). Augsburger Fußball-Geschichte (in German). ISBN 3-938332-08-5.
  • Die Bayernliga 1945–97 (in German). DSFS. 1998.
  • kicker Almanach 1990 (in German). Copress Verlag. ISBN 3-7679-0297-4.

Other websitesEdit