FC Wacker Munich

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FC Wacker Munich
Club emblem of FC Wacker Munich
Basic data
Surname Football Club Wacker Munich e. V.
Seat Munich
founding 1903
Colours blue-black
Website fc-wacker-muenchen.de
First soccer team
Venue District sports facility Demleitnerstrasse ( location )
Places 5,000
league District League 2 Munich East
2018/19 8th place

The FC Wacker München is in the district of Sendling beheimateter football club , for a long time - though usually by far - the number three in Munich football was, but now is of secondary importance. In the heyday of the club in the 1920s, FC Wacker won the title of South German soccer champion in 1922 and made it to the semi-finals of the German championship twice. The women's soccer team, which was successful in the 1990s, broke away from the club in 1999 and set up as FFC Wacker Munich .


1903–1920: Foundation and first years

The club was founded in 1903 in the Munich district of Laim as FC Isaria and has since been called FC Wittelsbach and FC München-Laim . In 1908 he joined the Monachia cycling club and then officially operated as the Wacker 1903 football department of SC Monachia . For the 1913/14 season , the footballers joined the gymnastics club in 1886 Munich and took on the soccer division of the gymnastics club Wacker 1886 in Munich . In 1917 the (Associations) football and the rugby (football) departments finally became independent as FC Wacker .

The first star of the bluestars was the Austrian national goalkeeper Karl Pekarna , who was named Scottish Goalkeeper of the Year in 1905 when he played for Rangers FC in Glasgow. He played for the club from 1907 to 1908.

1920–1933: The golden 1920s

The 1920s were to become the "golden age" of FC Wacker. It began with the first great success in the club's history, the South Bavarian Championship in 1921. Closely linked to the successes of this decade is the Hungarian national player Alfréd "Spezi" Schaffer , European record goal scorer in 1918 and 1919 and generally regarded as the continent's first football star to play from He played for the club from 1921 to 1922 and with this in 1922 won the South German Championship in Frankfurt with a 2-1 final victory after extra time against Borussia Neunkirchen and advanced to the semi-finals for the German championship with a 5-0 quarter -final victory in Karlsruhe over Arminia Bielefeld . However, this was lost, also in Frankfurt, against Hamburger SV with a 4-0 defeat. The FC Wacker team also included the national players Heinrich Altvater , Albert Eschenlohr and Eugen Kling .

In the 1920s, other prominent players with the blue star on their chests competed. The Hungarian national player Péter Szabó , Edward Hanney , who won the gold medal with England at the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm, and the German national players Willy Falk and Josef Weber should be emphasized here .

In June 1926, FC Wacker was a guest of a city selection from Dortmund at the opening game of the Rote Erde stadium there - in which Borussia Dortmund was to celebrate great successes until the inauguration of the Westfalenstadion in 1974 - and won 11: 1.

After Alfréd Schaffer ended his playing career, FC Wacker was one of his first coaching stations in 1927. He led the team again, this time with a 1-0 after extra time in Munich over Dresdner SC and a 4-1 win in Berlin over Tennis Borussia in the semi-finals of the German championship. In Leipzig, however, Wacker had to bury the championship hopes after a 2-1 defeat against the Hertha BSC team, led by their club legend Hanne Sobek .

1933–1945: Wacker in the Gauliga

Wacker in the Gauliga Bayern in 1936

In 1933 German football was reorganized and the last 55 regional first classes were replaced by 16 Gauligen . FC Wacker qualified for the Gauliga Bayern , in which, depending on the season, 10 to 12 clubs played for the Bavarian Gaume Championship and thus participation in the final round of the German championship. Wacker was never able to excel here and was mostly to be found in the table cellar at the end of the season. After the fifth season in 1937/38, Wacker finally rose second to last, despite the national player Sigmund Haringer, who came from FC Bayern in 1934 . After relegation, he stayed with the Bluestars for a year and ended his career at 1. FC Nürnberg .

Wacker in the amateur league in Bavaria in 1939

This also began the years of World War II. Ernst Poertgen , star striker of the subscription champions of that era, FC Schalke 04 , was stationed with the Wehrmacht in Munich and played for FC Wacker until his capture by the Americans in 1942. With him, the rise was successful in 1940, but until the end of the war, FC Wacker did not get beyond mediocrity. During this time, Hennes Weisweiler, who would later be the master trainer who was also stationed in Munich during the war, competed for FC Wacker.

1945 to the present day: From the league to the near demise

After the war, FC Wacker was accepted into the second-class Bavarian regional league , from where it was promoted to the formerly first-class Oberliga Süd in 1947 . The defender Hans Bauer , who was to become world champion with the German national team in 1954 as a Bayern player, helped . But even he could not prevent the immediate relegation. The heyday of FC Wacker was over. The club, which was almost always first class up to this point, would never compete in the top division again.

In 1950, FC Wacker qualified for the 2nd Oberliga Süd , a new second-highest division based on contract player status that took the place of the national leagues. The club was able to stay there until 1954, with a one-year break. Until 1980, the club played in the then third-class Bayernliga . In the seasons 1964/65, 1970/71 and 1972/73 the Sendlingers each played one season in the second-rate Regionalliga Süd . In 1976, FC Wacker qualified as Bayern league champions again for promotion, but waived for financial reasons.

Under coach Karl Mai , a world champion from 1954, FC Wacker advanced to the final of the German amateur championship in 1968 , but lost 3-5 in the final held in Bochum to the VfB Marathon Remscheid after extra time. Prominent players here were the former FC Bayern captain , defender Adolf "Adi" Kunstwadl , and 18-time amateur national player Horst Pohl . Alfred Fackler , who also became president of the club for seven years and later vice-president and honorary vice-president of the Bavarian Football Association , was the Bluestars technical director at that time. Fackler (born November 23, 1930) was also the coach of Sendlinger for three relatively short periods, but was able to lead the club to the Bayern league championship in 1970 and 1972 and thus to promotion to the regional league.

FC Wacker (in blue) in the derby against MTV 1879 (2018/19)

In 1980, FC Wacker was relegated to the fourth division for the first time, but was able to return to the Bayern League after two seasons. In the following years the club navigated between third and fourth league. Between 1992 and 1994, three relegations in a row led the club to the sixth division. In 1994 there was a financial collapse of the club and the temporary cessation of gaming operations. Members of the club's management were held criminally responsible for irregularities.

In 1995 the club started again in the A-class, the lowest division. Since 2005 the association has been a model for diversity and social integration in Bavaria. In April 2012, visited UEFA -President Michel Platini , FC Bayern -Vorstandsvorsitzender Karl-Heinz Rummenigge , Paul Breitner , the deputy chairman of FC Bayern , Karl Hopfner , and a delegation of FC Barcelona to acknowledge this in the club Wacker Stadium.

1970–1999: Women's football at FC Wacker

The women's football department was founded in 1970. Her greatest successes were two seasons, 1992/93 and 1994/95 in the 1st Bundesliga , from which both times, however, you had to relegate again with only one win each time; as well as several Bavarian championship and cup winners' titles. As a result of the financial turbulence of the nineties, the women founded the independent FFC Wacker Munich .

Well-known players and coaches

From the ranks of FC Wacker Munich came several German national players such as Heinrich Altvater , Georg Ertl , Willy Falk , Josef Weber and the amateur national players Wilhelm Zott , Horst Pohl , Sebastian Metzger, Herbert Drenkard and Werner Rosenbaum (who is also the national hockey player at HC Wacker Munich was). The best-known was Sigmund Haringer , who played eleven international matches from 1931 to 1934, then moved to Bayern Munich , where he made four more appearances in the national jersey until 1937.

The future national player Dietmar Hamann began his career at FC Wacker Munich just like his brother Matthias Hamann , and Bundesliga players Thomas Meggle and Necat Aygün also played for the club during their youth.


The following players played in the national team during their time at FC Wacker:

Other famous players:


District sports facility Demleitnerstrasse


FC Wacker Munich had various venues, the most famous of which was on Wackerplatz. In the Oberliga Süd, the club played in the stadium on Grünwalder Strasse . From 1963 to 1972 Wacker played in the Dante Stadium . Today the club plays its home games in the district sports facility Demleitnerstrasse, which was built on the site of the former Wackerstadion, which is known in Munich under the name "Kessel" because of its shape.




  • Promotion to the 1st women's soccer Bundesliga in 1992 and 1994
  • Bavarian Champion (1991, 1992, 1994)
  • Bavarian Cup Winner (1992, 1994, 1996)

Divisions and placements

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. SpVgg Greuther Fürth game - A-Class Ostkreis: Wacker Munich - SpVgg Fürth 2: 7 (1: 3) - Sunday, October 23, 1910 greuther-fuerth.de
  2. Game of SpVgg Greuther Fürth - Ostkreis-Liga: SpVgg Fürth - Wacker Munich 10: 1 (7: 0) - Sun., September 14, 1913 ( Memento of the original from July 18, 2011 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and not yet tested. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. greuther-fuerth.de  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.xn--greutherfrth-llb.com
  3. ^ Alan Brown: European Topscorers before 1967/68 , Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation , September 10, 2005
  4. Congratulations, Alfred Fackler , Bavarian Football Association , November 23, 2010