Rot-Weiß Frankfurt
SG Rot-Weiss Frankfurt 01 is a German association football club
Football in Germany
Association football is the most popular sport in Germany. The German Football Association is the sport's national governing body, with 6.6 million members organized in over 26,000 football clubs. There is a league system, with the 1. and 2. Bundesliga on top, and the winner of the first...

 from Frankfurt am Main. The association was founded on 11 November 1901 as FV Amicitia 1901 Bockenheim in what is today the city district of Bockenheim.

Early years

The Frankfurt side played under a number of different names in the decades before World War II
World War II
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. They were known as Frankfurter FV Amicitia from 1909 to 1919, then playing as VfR 1901 Frankfurt after World War I until 1926, playing in the Kreisliga Nordmain
Kreisliga Nordmain
The Kreisliga Nordmain was the highest association football league in parts of the German state of Hesse and the Prussian province of Hesse-Nassau from 1919 to 1923...

. Between 1926 and 1935 they were called SC Rot Weiß Frankfurt and played mostly in the Bezirksliga Main-Hessen
Bezirksliga Main-Hessen
The Bezirksliga Main-Hessen was the highest association football league in the German state of Hesse and the Prussian province of Hesse-Nassau from 1927 to 1933...

. The team enjoyed some success in the early 30s, advancing to the finals of the Southern German championship in 1930 and 1931.

In 1933, German football was re-organized into sixteen top-flight divisions and Rot-Weiß appeared in the Gauliga Südwest for three seasons between 1938 and 1941. In 1941 the division was split into the Gauliga Westmark and the Gauliga Hessen-Nassau where the club played another three years as Reichsbahn TSV Rot-Weiß Frankfurt. Their best result was a divisional vice-championship in '41.


After the war occupying Allied authorities ordered the dissolution of all organizations in Germany, including sports and football associations. In late 1945 the club was re-constituted as SG Bockenheim and in 1947, once again named Rot-Weiß, played a single season in the first division Oberliga Süd
Oberliga Süd (1945-63)
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 before being relegated. The club set an attendance record that still stands to this day when they played 1. FC Nuremberg before 27,000 fans.

Rot-Weiß competed as a third tier side in the Amateurliga Hessen through most of the 60s and 70s with a single season cameo in the Regionalliga Süd
Regionalliga Süd (1963-74)
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 (II) in 1968–69. The club then slipped to the Landesliga Hessen-Süd in 1979 where they played for five of the next seven seasons. From the late 80s to the mid-90s they were once again a third division side and captured the Oberliga Hessen championship in 1990. Participation in the subsequent promotion round for the 2. Bundesliga
2. Fußball-Bundesliga
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 ended in failure. Under mounting financial pressure the team's performance slipped and by the mid-90s they were playing fourth and fifth division football. Rot-Weiß currently play in the Hessenliga
The Hessenliga is the highest football league in the state of Hesse and the Hessian football league system. It is one of eleven Oberligas in German football, the 5th tier of the German football league system. It was, until the introduction of the 3...

 (V) and the primary focus of the club has shifted to its youth sides.


The club plays its home matches in the Stadion am Brentanobad (capacity 6,000) built in 1940 and re-furbished in 1998.


  • Nordkreis-Liga
    The Nordkreis-Liga was the highest association football league in the German Grand Duchy of Hesse and the Prussian province of Hesse-Nassau from 1909 to 1918...

     (I) champions: 1918
  • Oberliga Hessen champions: 1947, 1968, 1990
  • Landesliga Hessen-Süd champions: 1966, 1983, 1986
  • Hesse Cup
    Hesse Cup
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     winners: 1971, 1974, 1989, 1992

Recent seasons

Year Division Position
1999–2000 Bezirksoberliga Frankfurt (VI) 3rd
2000–01 Bezirksoberliga Frankfurt 1st ↑
2001–02 Landesliga Hessen-Süd (V) 2nd
2002–03 Landesliga Hessen-Süd 12th
2003–04 Landesliga Hessen-Süd 7th
2004–05 Landesliga Hessen-Süd 4th
2005–06 Landesliga Hessen-Süd 2nd
2006–07 Landesliga Hessen-Süd 2nd ↑
2007–08 Oberliga Hessen (IV) 15th
2008–09 Oberliga Hessen (V) 10th
2009–10 Oberliga Hessen


  • Klaus Dörner (2007–2009)
  • Boris Zielinski (2007)
  • Kenan Akbas (2007)
  • Andreas Baumbach (2006–2007)
  • Holger Trimhold (2005–2006)

External links

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