1. FC Dueren

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1. FC Dueren
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Basic data
Surname 1. Düren eV football club
Seat Düren , North Rhine-Westphalia
founding November 30, 2017
Colours blue yellow
president Wolfgang Spelthahn
Website fcdueren.com
First soccer team
Head coach Giuseppe Brunetto
Venue West arena
Places 6,000
league Middle Rhine League
2019/20 2nd place

The 1. FC Düren (officially: 1. Football Club Düren eV ) is a football club from Düren . The club was founded on November 30, 2017 and took over the football departments of FC Düren-Niederau and SG GFC Düren 99 on June 15, 2018 . The first men's soccer team has been playing in the fifth-class Mittelrheinliga since 2018 . The club qualified once for the DFB Cup . The home arena is the Westkampfbahn .


Main club FC Düren-Niederau

FC Düren-Niederau was founded in 1908 as FC 08 Niederau-Krauthausen and later took the name FC Düren-Niederau . The greatest success in the club's history was the promotion to the Mittelrhein Association League in 1981. There, the Niederau team reached fourth place in the 1984/85 season. In 1991 the team rose again from the association league. In 2008, he was again promoted to the division now known as the Middle Rhine League, which, however, was followed by direct relegation. In 2012, the Niederauer were relegated to the district league, but were immediately able to rise again. The Niederau team were also successful in the youth field. The C-Juniors won the Middle Rhine Cup in 2005 and 2012 and the D-Juniors in 2000 and 2004. Johanna Elsig was U-17 European champion in 2009 .

Parent club SG GFC Düren 99

Merger partner SG GFC Düren 99 is the product of several mergers. The roots can be found in 1899, when the Germania Düren association was founded. This merged on August 8, 1935 with the Düren SC 03 to form SG Düren 99 . This club played in the 1930s and 1940s in the first-class Gauliga Mittelrhein or Cologne-Aachen and after the end of the war in the second-class II Division West. In the 1980s and 1990s, a sporty decline began that led the club to the district B league. With Karl-Heinz Schnellinger and Georg Stollenwerk , the 99ers provided two German national players . On June 29, 2001, SG Düren 99 merged with Schwarz-Weiß Düren to form SG Schwarz-Weiß Düren 99 . Six years later, the Schwarz-Weiß Düren association was re-established. On April 1, 2011, SG Düren 99 merged with GFC Düren 09 , which played in the fourth-class Oberliga Nordrhein from 2002 to 2007 , to form SG GFC Düren 99 .

Foundation of 1. FC Düren

1. FC Düren was founded on November 30, 2017. At the same time, he took over the football department of FC Düren-Niederau, which ended the 2017/18 state league season under its old name. The office of president was taken over by Wolfgang Spelthahn , who is also the district administrator of the Düren district . The club colors blue-yellow were chosen based on the Argentinean club Boca Juniors . With the new club, President Spelthahn is aiming for the fourth-class Regionalliga West and, in the junior division, the first-class A and B junior Bundesliga .

On April 25, 2018, the Mittelrhein Football Association approved the merger of the junior and senior football departments of SG GFC Düren 99 with 1. FC Düren. This will take effect on June 15, 2018. The two main clubs met in the 2017/18 national league season. FC Düren-Niederau led the table for a long time and ended up in third place. The SG GFC Düren 99, on the other hand, had already been promoted two game days before the end of the season. With a 6: 1 at TSV Hertha Walheim , SG GFC Düren 99 secured the championship on the last matchday.

Sporting development

In the semi-finals of the Middle Rhine Cup, 1. FC Düren lost on May 1, 2019 in their own stadium in front of 5900 spectators against Alemannia Aachen with 0-2. After an eighth place in the 2018/19 season , the Düren team became runner-up in the Middle Rhine League behind FC Wegberg-Beeck a year later under the new coach Giuseppe Brunetto . In addition, the club won the Middle Rhine Cup with a 1-0 win by Alemannia Aachen. In the first round of the 2020/21 DFB Cup , 1. FC Düren will face the reigning triple winner FC Bayern Munich .

For the 2020/21 season , the club strengthened itself with seven players from the Regionalliga West and went into the season as a top favorite. In addition, the club presented plans to expand the stadium to 12,000 seats and make it suitable for the regional league.


  • Participation in the DFB Cup : 2020/21
  • Middle Rhine Cup - Men's Winner: 2020
  • Promotion to the Mittelrhein Association League: 1981 (as FC Düren-Niederau)
  • Middle Rhine Cup winner of the C-Juniors: 2005, 2012 (as FC Düren-Niederau)
  • Middle Rhine Cup winner of the D-Juniors: 2000, 2004 (as FC Düren-Niederau)


1. FC Düren plays its home games in the Westkampfbahn. The stadium is located on Mariaweilerstraße west of the Rur and was opened on August 9, 1914 and was last renovated in 2014. The Westkampfbahn offers space for 6,000 spectators, including 250 covered seats. The German Football Association named the stadium as a performance base. Before 1. FC Düren was founded, the clubs Germania Düren , SG Düren 99 and SG GFC Düren 99 played here .


N Played for FC Düren-Niederau.
S. Trained the SG GFC Düren 99.

Individual evidence

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