Kickers Offenbach

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Kickers Offenbach
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Surname Offenbacher Football Club
Kickers 1901 e. V.
Seat Offenbach am Main , Hesse
founding May 27, 1901
Colours Red White
Members 2800 (September 2019)
president Joachim Wagner
Board Jörg Briel
Peter Roth
Daniel Simon
Football company
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Surname Offenbacher Football Club
Kickers 1901 GmbH
Shareholder 64.5%: e. V.
17.5%: Kickers friends
11%: Sparda-Bank Hessen
7%: Alliance Kickers
executive Director Thomas Sobotzik
First team
Head coach Angelo Barletta
Venue Sparda Bank Hessen Stadium
Places 20,500
league Regionalliga southwest
2019/20 8th place

The Offenbacher Fußball Club Kickers 1901 e. V. (abbreviated Offenbacher Kickers , Kickers Offenbach or OFC ) is the largest football club in the city of Offenbach am Main . The OFC was founded as early as 1899, but split up for financial reasons. The OFC was founded on May 27, 1901 in the "Rheinischer Hof" restaurant in Offenbacher Herrnstrasse under the name Offenbacher Fußballclub Kickers 1901 e. V. newly founded. The men's team is currently playing in the Regionalliga Südwest . In its history, the club belonged to the Bundesliga and the 2nd division several times . In 1970 he was the first second division team to win the DFB Cup .

The OFC plays its home games in the Sparda-Bank-Hessen-Stadion , which was completed in the summer of 2012 after only one and a half years of construction. The fans continue to refer to the newly built stadium as the Bieberer Berg . The stadium seats 20,500, with the option to expand to 22,500. The stadium on Bieberer Berg , which was dismantled from 2011 as part of the renovation, was previously in the same location .

In addition to football in the club still are sports women's football , boxing , American Football , Cheerleading and Handball operated.


The beginnings of the Offenbacher Fußball Club (1901–1930)

Logo on jerseys in the 1960s to 1970s
The Sparda Bank Hessen Stadium

See also: Kickers Offenbach season balance sheets

The Offenbach soccer club Kickers 1901 was founded on May 27, 1901 in the Offenbach restaurant Rheinischer Hof . The first game of the Kickers took place on July 28, 1901 against 1. Bockenheimer FC 1899 and ended 3-0 on Hausener Wiese. The return game at Offenbach's Friedrichsplatz was the first home game ever. One year after it was founded, OFC had 65 members and joined the South German Football Association. In 1906 the OFC won the first soccer championship in Main-Ost-Gau and Nordkreis. In 1907 they moved from the parade ground on Bieberer Berg to Heylandsruhe. The first own sports facility was built there. Before the First World War, the OFC was already able to post some respectable successes. Among other things, the team won 2-1 against Karlsruher SC and 5-0 against FC Basel. The OFC survived the subsequent First World War with few fatalities, so that the team was subsequently able to win several titles.

The first league game on the sports grounds on the Bieberer Berg took place on October 17, 1920. Kickers Offenbach defeated Union Niederrad 2-1. Due to the relay division into a Nordmainkreis and a Südmainkreis, one met in the final round of the South German championship in April 1921 twice on the later rival Eintracht Frankfurt. The first leg was lost 4-0, but the Kickers won 3-2 in the subsequent home game. On May 29, 1921, the first stadium on Bieberer Berg was inaugurated with a game against Wacker Munich (3: 5), where 12,000 spectators were present.

In the years 1921 to 1925 the company operated under the name VfR Kickers 1900 eV after a merger with VfR Offenbach. Due to internal disputes, both clubs separated again in 1925.

The era under the National Socialists (1930–1945)

The OFC experienced its first heyday in the 1930s and 1940s. Between 1934 and 1944, the Kickers won the championship of the Gauliga Südwest and the Gauliga Hessen-Nassau six times and thus qualified for the final round of the German championship. The greatest success of the Kickers reached the semi-finals in the 1942 finals, in which they lost 6-0 to the eventual champions FC Schalke 04 .

Offenbach lawyer Dr. Manfred Weinberg (born April 21, 1902 in Offenbach) was a member of the OFC board until 1932 and in this capacity was able to prevent Adolf Hitler from giving a speech on June 16, 1932 in the Kickers Stadium at the last minute.

“This led to a split in the club, Weinberg was removed from the membership list and other Jewish functionaries also had to leave. As early as July 28, 1932, the local press reported that the club was 'free from Jewish influence'. In football, such measures in the period before the NSDAP came to power are just as unusual as the fact that Jewish citizens were re-elected to the OFC board in April 1933, but had to resign shortly afterwards. Concerned about the continued existence of the association, the board of directors made demonstrative efforts in the following years to adapt to the new political circumstances. In 1934 the last Jewish members left the association, some of which they had belonged to in the third generation. "

After the Nazis came to power on January 30, 1933, Manfred Weinberg felt the Nazis' vengeance for his courageous stand against Hitler. Together with the businessman Ernst Oppenheimer, he was forced to remove communist slogans with a toothbrush on Wilhelmsplatz. After temporary protective custody and a professional ban, he was then able to go into exile. In 1946 he returned to Mainz . Today a stumbling stone in front of the Kickers Stadium on the Bieberer Berg reminds of Weinberg .

The last officially recorded game before the end of the war took place on October 29, 1944 against Germania Ober-Roden and ended with 12: 1.

Post-war period and reconstruction (1945–1959)

The re-establishment took place on September 9, 1945 after the end of the war. The Kickers were among the founding members of the Oberliga Süd and belonged to this division without interruption until the introduction of the Bundesliga in 1963. In 1946 Paul Oßwald was hired as a coach and shaped the game of Kickers for the next twelve years. In 1949 and 1955 the OFC was champion of the Oberliga Süd and belonged to the top group in almost every season. In the all-time ranking of the top division at the time, the Kickers came in second behind 1. FC Nürnberg .

As early as 1949, the Kickers, as South German champions, were about to take part in their first final, but failed in the semifinals with 1: 2 at the later German champions VfR Mannheim . In 1950 Paul Oßwald led the Kickers for the first time into the final of the German championship, where they were defeated 1: 2 in Berlin against VfB Stuttgart . In 1958 Paul Oßwald left the OFC after differences of opinion with President Hans Winter and moved to Eintracht Frankfurt . The Kickers reached the final of the German championship for the second time under Oßwald's successor Bogdan Cuvaj . The final opponent in the Berlin Olympic Stadium was, of all people, Frankfurter Eintracht, now trained by Oßwald. In a hard-fought game, Eintracht prevailed in extra time 5-3 and the Kickers only got the title of German runner-up for the second time.

The OFC became known beyond Germany through numerous trips abroad in the 1950s. So they traveled to the Soviet Union, East Asia and the USA.

Foundation of the Bundesliga (1963–1968)

With the introduction of the Bundesliga for the 1963/64 season, the era of first-class quality surprisingly ended for the Kickers. The clubs of the Oberliga Süd were given five places in the new Bundesliga. In January 1963 the Bundesliga committee of the DFB awarded the first two places to 1. FC Nuremberg and Eintracht Frankfurt. On May 11, 1963, the other three Bundesliga clubs from the south were named: Karlsruher SC , VfB Stuttgart and the newly crowned south champion TSV 1860 Munich . Offenbach was left out. The team from Bieberer Berg had ranks 3, 6, 3, 1, 4, 2, 5, 2, 2, 4, 4, 7 in the evaluation period 1951–1963. "It is hard to see why the OFC was not named as one of the first two southern clubs", the kicker had warned early on , and later added: "There is no key at all that locks Offenbach the Bundesliga, whether after twelve, Ten or five years is expected. ”In fact, the official key later announced by the DFB also proved the injustice: After a complicated procedure that saw the seasons 1951–1955 with simple numbers, 1955–1959 twice and 1959–1963 three times the ranking in the south looks like this: 1. 1. FC Nürnberg with 447 points, 2. Eintracht Frankfurt 420, 3. Karlsruher SC 419, 4. VfB Stuttgart 408, 5. Kickers Offenbach 382 - FC Bayern Munich got 288, the TSV 1860 Munich only on 229 meters. That the southern champion in 1963, and that was 1860 Munich, would automatically qualify, that was never mentioned before. All protests were unsuccessful, and so the OFC played from then on in the second-rate Regionalliga Süd. The promotion to the Bundesliga only succeeded five years later, in 1968. In the two previous years, the club had failed in the promotion round.

The cup win, the Bundesliga scandal and the consequences (1968–1984)

After being promoted to the Bundesliga for the first time in 1968, the OFC advanced to become an elevator team: in 1969 the club was immediately relegated, managed to gain direct promotion in 1970 and had to relegate from the Bundesliga again in 1971. Since the World Cup in Mexico began at the end of May 1970, the DFB moved the round of 16 of the cup competition of the 1969/1970 season to the new 1970/1971 season. Thus, the cup was won by both the championship team in the Regionalliga Süd and the Bundesliga team. On August 29, 1970, 1. FC Cologne around director Wolfgang Overath was defeated 2-1 at the Lower Saxony Stadium in Hanover . The goals for Kickers Offenbach were scored in the 25th minute by Winkler and in the 64th minute by Horst Pille Gecks with a sprint over 60 meters. This success in front of 50,000 spectators, including 5,000 fellow travelers from Offenbach, is still considered the greatest success of the club's football department. The OFC recorded a particular success on the way to the cup win in the quarter-finals. There they won 3-0 against rivals Eintracht Frankfurt in front of 60,000 spectators in the Waldstadion. This was the OFC's first victory over local rivals since 1955.

As it turned out later, not everything was right in the relegation battle of the 1970/71 season. After the relegation of the Kickers was certain on the last match day, President Horst-Gregorio Canellas revealed at the celebration on the occasion of his 50th birthday that some games had been pushed. In order to be able to prove the manipulation, Canellas had taken up offers of bribery himself and had secretly made tape recordings. The Bundesliga scandal should keep Germany busy for a long time. Canellas was initially banned from all offices for life by the DFB. In addition, the Bundesliga license was revoked from the already relegated Kickers.

The OFC recovered from the shock surprisingly quickly. Although he was only second class, the club was able to strengthen itself with Erwin Kostedde , Hans Schmidradner and Fred Bockholt . With Sigfried Held , a current national player from Borussia Dortmund returned to Offenbach. With this staff, the Kickers dominated the Regionalliga Süd at will in the 1971/72 season and remained unbeaten in all 36 league games. A record that has remained unmatched in the two highest German leagues to this day. Also in the six games of the promotion round Klötzer's men remained without defeat. Nevertheless, in the end it was only the better goal difference compared to Rot-Weiss Essen that made the Kickers get promoted to the Bundesliga for the third time. Despite this one-time series of successes, Kuno Klötzer was not allowed to continue his work in Offenbach. Manager Willi Konrad planned for the Bundesliga with Gyula Lóránt .

It should be the beginning of Offenbach's most successful Bundesliga time. After the Kickers had only given a one-year guest appearance in the upper house on their first two promotions, Gyula Lóránt managed to establish the OFC in the Bundesliga. The already strong promotion team was reinforced by the newcomers Amand Theis , Manfred Ritschel and Josef Hickersberger . The seventh place in the table that the Kickers held at the end of the 1972/73 season is still the OFC's best final position in the Bundesliga. The following season the Kickers finished tenth.

On April 1, 1974, Gyula Lóránt handed over his coaching position to his assistant Otto Rehhagel , after falling out with OFC President Hans-Leo Boehm . The 1974/75 season began with a bang: On matchday 1, the OFC shot down the reigning German champions and European Cup winners FC Bayern Munich 6-0 in the Waldstadion in Frankfurt . It was Bayern's highest defeat in the Bundesliga to date and is still the highest victory in Offenbach's Bundesliga history. The OFC was the league leader for the first time and was able to establish itself in the top third this season. In total, they were at the top of the table five times and only just missed the autumn championship. The OFC was still third on matchday 30, but slipped to 8th place after four defeats in the last four games.

After the sale of goalscorer Erwin Kostedde and some other top performers, which became necessary for financial reasons , the OFC played against relegation from the start in the 1975/76 season. Even with trainer Otto Rehhagel, the nerves were apparently blank when he accused referee Walter Eschweiler of being bribed in the derby against Eintracht Frankfurt . In April 1975 Otto Rehhagel was banned from the DFB for a month because he allegedly incited defender Amand Theis to commit a foul on Bernd Hölzenbein in the derby against Eintracht Frankfurt . The OFC reacted to the renewed, eight-week ban pronounced against the coach by the DFB by dismissing Otto Rehhagel. However, his successor Zlatko Čajkovski could not prevent the descent .

After seven years in the second division, the Kickers achieved their fourth promotion to the Bundesliga in 1983. In the two previous years, the club had failed in the relegation. At the end of the last Bundesliga season of the OFC 1983/84, however, was relegation.

The descent and the miracle of Mannheim (1984–1997)

This marked the beginning of the decline of the Kickers: In the 1984/85 season, the OFC was the first German club to achieve the feat of relegating from the Bundesliga 2 in a sporting way one year after relegation from the Bundesliga (previously this was due to the withdrawal the second division license - only FC St. Pauli in 1979 and TSV 1860 Munich 1982). The OFC was therefore only third-rate for the first time in its club history. In the amateur Oberliga Hessen, the Kickers were champions twice in a row and in 1987 managed to get promoted back to the 2nd Bundesliga in a second attempt. After 8th place in the first year, the OFC secured 15th place in the 1988/89 season with a 1-0 home win against Rot-Weiss Essen on the last day of the match and thus stayed in league. Due to a formal error (instead of a bank guarantee of 800,000 DM required by the DFB, only a private guarantee of the same amount was provided), the kickers' license was revoked.

After five seasons in the amateur Oberliga Hessen, the Kickers were able to qualify in 1994 for the newly introduced third-class Regionalliga Süd. There they rose after only one season in the now only fourth-class Oberliga Hessen. After two years in the fourth division, the Kickers managed to return to the regional league in 1997 under dramatic circumstances. In the decisive promotion game, Offenbach were 2: 3 behind FC Memmingen when the game played in Mannheim's Rhein-Neckar Stadium had to be canceled in the 89th minute due to a floodlight failure. The kickers won the replay in the Gottlieb Daimler Stadium in Stuttgart thanks to Giuseppe Messinese's two joker goals 2-0.

Return to the 2nd Bundesliga (1997-2008)

Although the promotion team was hardly strengthened, the Kickers were able to establish themselves immediately in the top group of the Regionalliga Süd under the new head coach Hans-Jürgen Boysen . As a result, OFC experienced a viewer boom that was hardly thought possible. In the 1997/98 season, an average of 12,844 fans made the pilgrimage to Bieberer Berg. On the last day of the match, in front of 22,000 spectators, direct competitor Borussia Fulda was pushed out of second place. In the promotion round to the 2nd Bundesliga, however, the Kickers failed due to the opponents Sportfreunde Siegen and Tennis Borussia Berlin . A year later, the OFC reached the promotion round again and made the ten-year-long-awaited return to the 2nd Bundesliga with wins against Eintracht Trier and VfL Osnabrück .

After a classic false start and the subsequent coaching change from Hans-Jürgen Boysen to Peter Neururer , the Kickers were relegated from the 2nd Bundesliga in 2000 after just one season. Since the 2nd match day, the relegation ranks could not be left. After five seasons in the Regionalliga Süd, he returned to the 2nd Bundesliga in 2005 with coach Hans-Jürgen Boysen, who returned to Offenbach in March 2004. Significant in the 2005/06 season were the cup appearances of the newly minted climber. In the first round, Bundesliga club 1. FC Köln were beaten 3-1 on Bieberer Berg, and Karlsruher SC, also playing in the second division, were beaten 2-1. In the round of 16 the OFC had to go to Rostock, where a dramatic round of 16 developed in front of 17,000 spectators, which went right up to the penalty shoot-out. After the first Rostock shooter converted Hansen, the goalkeeper changed. The Rostock goalkeeper Matthias Schober approached the Offenbach goalkeeper Sead Ramovic and theatrically sank down in front of his opponent without touching him. Referee Gräfe then sent the Offenbach goalkeeper off the field and field player Stephan Sieger was now in goal. Despite not saving a penalty, the OFC won the penalty shootout because Madsen and Shapourzadeh only hit the crossbar for Rostock. The quarter-finals in Bielefeld were no less dramatic, the OFC could not win the game despite almost an hour's majority. The penalty shoot-out was decided by the Arminen on the Bielefelder Alm 4-2.

In the 2nd Bundesliga this time the OFC was able to hold out for three years before falling back to a relegation place for the first time in this season on the last match day of the 2007/08 season and having to start again in the third division.

Foundation of the 3rd league and construction of a new stadium (2008–2012)

For the establishment of the newly introduced 3rd league in 2008/09, the Kickers started as a founding member. The Kickers finished the season in 7th place in the table. After the decision of the municipal authorities to force a new stadium to be built, as the renovation work on the old stadium was endless, the professional department of the OFC was spun off into a corporation , a limited liability company , in April 2010 . However, the following managing director made some mistakes, as it turned out in the following bankruptcy. The establishment of the Offenbacher Fußball Club Kickers 1901 GmbH was of existential importance for the Kickers, because the city of Offenbach had linked the financing of the 25 million euro new stadium building to the conversion of the professional department. The first managing director of the new GmbH was Thomas Kalt. After the planning phase of the new stadium, honorary president Waldemar Klein , who had made a significant contribution to the construction of a new stadium, died on November 5, 2010.

The opening game of the newly built Sparda-Bank-Hessen-Stadion took place on June 29, 2012 against Bayer 04 Leverkusen in the 2012/13 season . The OFC played the first home league game on July 28, 2012 against VfB Stuttgart II in the new stadium, it was lost 3-1 in front of 7,200 spectators.

Management crisis, new election and license withdrawal (2012-2013)

On the day the stadium opened, Thomas Kalt announced his resignation. The reason for this should have been disputes with the new presidential candidate Frank Ruhl. As a result, two camps formed that competed for the presidency and leadership of the association. This involved the team of Remo Kutz, who was closely related to the former managing director Kalt and a long-time sponsor of Kickers, with Volker Eckrich, Volker Goll, Walter Krause and Markus Weidner. The former vice-managing director Jörg Hambückers was to be appointed as managing director. The second team, led by the business expert Frank Ruhl, joined the former football legend Oliver Roth , Barbara Klein, the widow of the late Honorary President Waldemar Klein and Thomas Zahn Jr. on; David Fischer, a former employee of Sportsman, the marketer of Kickers Offenbach, was later named as managing director as chairman of the Profi-GmbH. Ruhl won the election as 27th President on September 20, 2012 with a clear majority (489 of 630 votes).

After the review by the new Presidium, it presented the members with the balance sheet on April 10, 2013, which was certified by an auditing firm. The debt level was put at € 9.3 million, but with a positive continuation prognosis, with which the Kickers were able to end the season for the time being. Due to the enormous difference to the last balance sheet (around € 4.5 million) from the Kalt era, Thomas Kalt asserted: "I have always fought for the well-being of the OFC within the framework of my various responsibilities." On March 15, 2013, Kalt posted Self-disclosure to rebut the allegations made against him.

As a result of the license check, the Kickers had to accept a two-point penalty from the DFB for economic violations. The Kickers saved themselves athletically in the last home game against SV Wehen Wiesbaden on a non-relegation place. SV Darmstadt 98 and SV Babelsberg 03 were determined to have been relegated in sport . Also Alemannia Aachen got down due to financial problems and a resulting bankruptcy proceedings.

After the 2012/13 season, the DFB Licensing Committee refused the club the license for the following third division season because of rule violations. The subsequent visit to the Appeals Committee did not change this decision either. The club decided not to go to the DFB court of arbitration , the last instance. This determined the club's relegation. Even a bankruptcy with a restart in the district class did not want to rule out club president Ruhl. On June 7, 2013, David Fischer, managing director of Offenbacher Fußball Club Kickers 1901 GmbH since November 1, 2012, filed an application to open insolvency proceedings. As a result, SV Darmstadt 98 remained in the 3rd league despite sporting relegation. On August 8, 2013, the third match day of the Regionalliga-Südwest, the Darmstadt public prosecutor's office searched the business premises of Kickers Offenbach and the living quarters of Thomas Kalt, Jörg Hambücker and managing director Fischer.

The license documents for the Regionalliga Südwest were submitted and approved on time.

New start in the Regionalliga Südwest (2013-2019)

The 2013/14 season could be concluded after 34 match days with 50 points in the 9th place in the table, so that the relegation places and the associated possible direct return to the 3rd league were clearly missed and the club continued in the 2014/15 season Regionalliga Südwest had to compete.

The kick-off of the 2014/15 season brought the Kickers 3-0 away defeat at the newcomer FK Pirmasens , who had been promoted to the regional league from the Oberliga Rheinland-Pfalz / Saar . This defeat should remain the only one during the entire first half of the season. After the 17th matchday, the club was able to secure the autumn championship. At this point in time they were able to record 42 points with 13 wins, three draws and one defeat and with seven and eight points they were clearly ahead of the third division relegated SV Elversberg and 1. FC Saarbrücken , who finished second and third. On April 25, 2015, the club became champions of the Regionalliga Südwest four game days before the end of the season, but the two games against 1. FC Magdeburg for promotion to the third division were lost.

At the general assembly in 2015, the FIFA security advisor Helmut Spahn made himself available as a presidential candidate for Offenbacher Kickers eV. The president's team also includes Remo Kutz, Barbara Klein and Michael Relic as vice presidents, and Markus Weidner as treasurer. Ex-professional Sead Mehic was also involved in that presidential team as an honorary technical director. This team of applicants wanted to develop and financially consolidate Kickers Offenbach with professional club management and a high level of transparency.

The 2015/16 season ended after 34 match days with 64 points in 4th place in the table.

On 30 May 2016, the assigned District Court Offenbach am Main , the preliminary insolvency proceedings over the assets of the professional division of Kickers Offenbach on their own request to go. After securing solvency, the application was withdrawn by the managing director on August 27, 2016.

In September 2018, Helmut Spahn resigned from office. In particular, the failure to avert the nine-point deduction as a result of the late filing for bankruptcy and the continued poor financial situation could not improve Spahn.

Realignment in the Regionalliga Südwest (2019 - present)

In June 2019, the so-called Kickers friends were elected as the new presidium at an extraordinary general meeting. This grouping consists of a small group of entrepreneurs who pursue the goal of consolidating the club and the gaming company and then providing it with better financial resources in order to make the leap from the regional league to the third league in three years. Kickers-Freunde GmbH & Co. KG was founded especially for this purpose and is involved as a silent partner in the GmbH of the first team (Offenbacher Fußball Club Kickers 1901 GmbH). Another goal of the Kickers-Freunde is to create a positive external image and thereby become attractive for further investors. In particular, the sustainability of actions are often emphasized by those responsible.

In September 2019, the new presidium appeared for the first time with a decision of great sporting significance. Due to the bad start of the season, despite a significantly increased budget, in the 2019/20 season, both coach Daniel Steuerungagel and his assistant coach Max Lesser, as well as Sead Mehic, who has meanwhile been promoted to sports director, parted ways.

On an interim basis, Steven Kessler was entrusted with the management of the team, who had previously been promoted to the Bundesliga with the club's A-youth. Furthermore, in November the Presidium hired Thomas Sobotzik as the new managing director, who also functions in the role of sports director. In December 2019 Angelo Barletta was introduced as the new head coach, together with Dennis Bochow, who acts as assistant trainer. Both moved from league rivals Bayern Alzenau to Bieberer Berg.

Athletic history and league affiliation

Kickers Offenbach is in 30th place in the all-time Bundesliga table . Of 238 games, there were 77 wins, 51 draws and 110 defeats with a goal difference of 368: 486.

The OFC was represented in the top German league for 25 years after 1945. 21 years in the second highest and 20 years in the third highest. In 2019/20 the OFC played its ninth year in the fourth highest division.

Development of audience numbers since 1946

The following table shows the number of viewers at Kickers Offenbach chronologically since 1946. Compiled from various sources and yearbooks.

year league Lv. Pl. spectator
1945/46 Oberliga Süd I. 12. unknown
1946/47 Oberliga Süd I. 5. 07,313
1947/48 Oberliga Süd I. 9. 08,711
1948/49 Oberliga Süd I. 1. 12,400
1949/50 Oberliga Süd I. 3. 11,067
1950/51 Oberliga Süd I. 10. 09,729
1951/52 Oberliga Süd I. 3. 09,706
1952/53 Oberliga Süd I. 6th 10,267
1953/54 Oberliga Süd I. 3. 12,400
1954/55 Oberliga Süd I. 1. 10,866
1955/56 Oberliga Süd I. 4th 10,866
1956/57 Oberliga Süd I. 2. 16,000
1957/58 Oberliga Süd I. 5. 09,700
1958/59 Oberliga Süd I. 2. 14,800
1959/60 Oberliga Süd I. 2. 12,600
1960/61 Oberliga Süd I. 4th 11,733
1961/62 Oberliga Süd I. 4th 09,867
1962/63 Oberliga Süd I. 7th 09,633
1963/64 RL south II 3. unknown
1964/65 RL south II 3. unknown
1965/66 RL south II 2. unknown
1966/67 RL south II 1. unknown
1967/68 RL south II 2. unknown
1968/69 Bundesliga I. 18th 22,353
1969/70 RL south II 1. unknown
year league Lv. Pl. spectator
1970/71 Bundesliga I. 17th 18,000
1971/72 RL south II 1. unknown
1972/73 Bundesliga I. 7th 17,588
1973/74 Bundesliga I. 10. 14,583
1974/75 Bundesliga I. 8th. 22,412
1975/76 Bundesliga I. 17th 19,118
1976/77 2. BL South II 3. 09,542
1977/78 2. BL South II 5. 05,821
1978/79 2. BL South II 6th 06,753
1979/80 2. BL South II 8th. 08,075
1980/81 2. BL South II 2. 08,774
1981/82 2nd Bundesliga II 3. 11,011
1982/83 2nd Bundesliga II 2. 11,063
1983/84 Bundesliga I. 17th 14,582
1984/85 2nd Bundesliga II 19th 04.184
1985/86 AOL Hessen III 1. unknown
1986/87 AOL Hessen III 1. unknown
1987/88 2nd Bundesliga II 8th. 04,464
1988/89 2nd Bundesliga II 15th 04,479
1989/90 AOL Hessen III 3. unknown
1990/91 AOL Hessen III 3. unknown
1991/92 AOL Hessen III 7th unknown
1992/93 AOL Hessen III 1. unknown
1993/94 AOL Hessen III 2. unknown
1994/95 RL south III 15th 02.176
year league Lv. Pl. spectator
1995/96 OL Hessen IV 3. unknown
1996/97 OL Hessen IV 2. unknown
1997/98 RL south III 2. 12,906
1998/99 RL south III 2. 11,500
1999/00 2nd Bundesliga II 17th 15,500
2000/01 RL south III 10. 07,100
2001/02 RL south III 8th. 06,500
2002/03 RL south III 8th. 04,807
2003/04 RL south III 13. 04,552
2004/05 RL south III 1. 06,668
2005/06 2nd Bundesliga II 11. 10,274
2006/07 2nd Bundesliga II 14th 10,745
2007/08 2nd Bundesliga II 15th 11,837
2008/09 3rd league III 7th 07,269
2009/10 3rd league III 7th 07.107
2010/11 3rd league III 7th 07,758
2011/12 3rd league III 8th. 06,766
2012/13 3rd league III 15th 06,368
2013/14 RL southwest IV 8th. 06.147
2014/15 RL southwest IV 1. 06.364
2015/16 RL southwest IV 4th 05,834
2016/17 RL southwest IV 12. 05,229
2017/18 RL southwest IV 3. 06,199
2018/19 RL southwest IV 5. 5,410
2019/20 RL southwest IV 8th. 5,622

Fan friendships

Patch for fan friendship

There is a friendship with fans of Bayer 04 Leverkusen . According to legend, this friendship was created through a foul by Bayer's Jürgen Gelsdorf on Eintracht Frankfurt's Cha Bum-kun . The emotions of some supporters on the other side of the Main then boiled up and they wanted to retaliate for the DFB Cup game on October 3, 1980, in which Bayer 04 Leverkusen was supposed to play against Offenbach. In terms of numbers, the Leverkusen hopelessly inferior expected the confrontation with the Hessians. The Offenbach fans, however, did not remain neutral, but allied themselves with the Leverkusen team. The Offenbachers opened the gates and granted the guests from Leverkusen protection in their block, so that the Frankfurters had to leave without having achieved anything.

Further fan friendships of some groups at national level exist with Rot-Weiss Essen and the Karlsruher SC . Sympathies are also known to the namesake from Stuttgart, the Stuttgarter Kickers . At the international level, contacts to Brighton & Hove Albion (England) and SK Vorwärts Steyr (Austria) are known.


The biggest rival is Eintracht Frankfurt , who mostly played at a higher level, but still had a negative record in a direct comparison against the OFC. In 105 derbies held up to now, the Kickers have won 43 times, lost 40 times and drawn 22 times. The hostility to Eintracht Frankfurt can also be traced back to the historical rivalry between the directly adjacent cities of Frankfurt and Offenbach . In football, the Mainderbys became more and more explosive from 1945 with the introduction of the Oberliga Süd as the top division, as both teams were not only local rivals, but mostly direct competitors for a place in the finals of the German championship. The high point of this era was the clash of both clubs in the final of the German soccer championship 1958/59 (1959), which Eintracht Frankfurt won.

Both clubs had actually qualified for the Bundesliga, founded in 1963, but only Eintracht Frankfurt was accepted, while the Kickers were left out. The then Eintracht President Rudolf Gramlich , who was also a member of the Bundesliga committee, is said to have played a key role in the DFB 's preference for the southern champions TSV 1860 Munich over the Kickers, although the OFC was clearly ahead of the Munich team during the evaluation period. Besides Eintracht Frankfurt, no other club from the Rhine-Main area should apparently be included in the Bundesliga. Rudolf Gramlich was quoted in this context with the sentence “There can only be one baker in a street”. There is also a journalistic elaboration by the sports historian Rudolf Oswald "Bundesliga scandal - what Offenbachers know and Frankfurters don't want to see".

In the past there have also been major rivalries between SV Darmstadt 98 and SV Waldhof Mannheim . On Father's Day, May 13, 1999, “The Battle of Bieberer Berg” took place. The fans of SV Waldhof Mannheim and Kickers Offenbach met here, but hooligans from all over Germany had come for the occasion. It was the worst ever documented football riots in Germany. Several police officers and members of both fan camps were injured, some seriously. Since then, no football game in the top leagues has been played on Father's Day. Significant criticism was raised against the state executive, which, despite increased reports, did not take any further measures to defuse these riots in advance.

Other local rivals are 1. FC Kaiserslautern , SV Wehen Wiesbaden , FSV Frankfurt , 1. FSV Mainz 05 and Viktoria Aschaffenburg .

Outstanding personalities

Waldemar Klein

Graffiti in honor of Waldemar Klein

Waldemar Klein was President and later Honorary President of Offenbacher Kickers. He is seen in the Kickers Offenbach fan scene as a fatherly and moral figurehead who was also able to inspire the younger generation for himself and the club. The trained lithographer and later entrepreneur had been a member of the association since 1954. He was elected President on November 23, 1967, through positions on the Board of Directors and as Vice President and held this position until 1980. From 1984 to January 1987 he was again the club's president. When the license was revoked in 1989, he provided a personal guarantee that the OFC continued to exist. After a home defeat against Spielvereinigung Unterhaching on April 21, 1995, Black Friday , an angry fan mob moved towards the club's office when Waldemar Klein stood on a garbage can and sang the song The OFC will never go down . Then the masses joined in and the situation calmed down.

Waldemar Klein was involved with Hermann Nuber , among others, in the discovery of many later exceptional talents, including Rudi Völler , Dieter Müller , Uwe Bein and Rudi Bommer . The standing back straight bears the name Waldemar Klein grandstand. The square in front of the newly built stadium was christened Waldemar-Klein-Platz.

Hermann Nuber

Hermann Nuber bust in the new Sparda Bank Hessen Stadium

Hermann Nuber - also known as Der Eiserne Hermann due to his loyalty to the club - was a defender at Kickers Offenbach from 1953 to 1971. After his active career he was a coach at the club. During his time as an amateur and youth coach, he discovered talents such as Rudi Völler , Uwe Bein , Oliver Reck and Jimmy Hartwig . A bronze bust is erected in his honor at the Sparda Bank Hessen Stadium . Hermann Nuber is a symbol of a foosball player with heart and loyalty.


In 1954 in the international match against England (1: 3), Gerd Kaufhold, an Offenbach player, wore the national jersey for the first time.

The standing room is named after the honorary president of the association, Waldemar Klein . It is the longest standing back straight in Germany with 8,500 standing places.

The OFC's greatest success is the DFB Cup victory in 1970. As a regional league team (the renewed promotion to the Bundesliga was already certain), the Kickers defeated the big favorites 1. FC Köln 2-1 in the final in Hanover in the Lower Saxony Stadium. In the subsequent European Cup winners' competition, the club was just eliminated from Club Bruges in the first round. In 1990 the OFC caused another sensation in the cup; for the first time an amateur club made it to the cup semi-finals.

Since March 7, 2007 the Offenbacher Kickers have had a museum run by fans for fans - the Kickers Fan Museum . The museum was reopened in a new location on June 12, 2011 after moving to Aschaffenburger Strasse in Offenbach-Bieber . The Kickers Fan Museum is financed by a total of 500 sponsors. Fan articles are exhibited which have been collected by the operators over the past 25 years. It is the only privately run museum in Europe that is exclusively dedicated to the history of a club in the field of football.

Another special feature is the so-called "Kickers quarter hour", which was rung in at the 75th minute by a bell hung on the old Henninger grandstand. In the new stadium, the bell can now be found on the Waldemar-Klein grandstand, but is no longer rung regularly.

The Offenbacher Kickers also have a fan radio. Home and away games are broadcast live on the Internet. It was the first fan-operated radio in Germany and in the course of this, the concept was helped to be transferred to other clubs.

Offenbach describes itself as one of the last fan scene not determined by an ultra-movement . In Offenbach, the majority of visitors are more in favor of receiving traditional support (old school) with irrepressible successive battle cries “OFC! OFC! ”And songs that have been sung for decades. For some years now, an ultra-close fan group has also been accepted and established, which tries to represent the support optically using stylistic elements of the ultra movement (e.g. double brackets, choreographies). However, the basis for this is always “old school elements” that are maintained in Offenbach and to which the ultra-close fan group subordinates itself.

On September 14th, 2014 Kickers Offenbach set a record number of spectators in the Hessenliga when their U15 team played. With 7,876 spectators the old record of the Wuppertaler SV (6,557 spectators) was exceeded. The record was confirmed by the RID (Record Institute for Germany).

Choreography for the DFB Cup match against VfL Wolfsburg on February 26, 2013

The greatest sporting successes

In addition, the OFC was five times leader of the Bundesliga in seven seasons.

Squad Regionalliga Südwest 2020/21

As of July 21, 2020

No. Nat. player Date of birth With OFC since Contract until* Last club
01 GermanyGermany Dominik Draband 03/07/1996 07/01/2019 06/30/2021 SV Elversberg
16 GermanyGermany ItalyItaly Angelo Tramontana 08/05/2001 07/01/2018 06/30/2021 Rot-Weiss Frankfurt
22nd GermanyGermany Felix Ferahyan 11/29/1998 01/26/2020 06/30/2021 Ekenäs IF
28 GermanyGermany Stephan Flauder 05/30/1986 07/01/2020 06/30/2022 FC Viktoria 1889 Berlin
5 PolandPoland Sebastian Zieliecki 02/16/1995 11/01/2020 06/30/2021 Widzew Łódź
7th GermanyGermany Marco Fritscher 12/27/1994 07/01/2020 06/30/2021 1. FC Schweinfurt 05
14th GermanyGermany Maurice Pluntke 01/23/1994 11/01/2020 06/30/2021 Wacker Nordhausen
15th GermanyGermany Painted karst stone 10/30/1998 07/01/2020 06/30/2021 Werder Bremen
23 ItalyItaly Francesco Calabrese 07/19/1997 07/01/2020 06/30/2021 FC Bayern Alzenau
29 GermanyGermany Lucas Albrecht 01/09/1991 07/01/2018 06/30/2020 KSV Hessen Kassel
31 MozambiqueMozambique GermanyGermany Ronny Marcos 10/01/1993 07/01/2019 06/30/2021 Eintracht Norderstedt
32 GermanyGermany Vincent Moreno Giesel 01/09/2002 07/01/2014 06/30/2023 -
3 GermanyGermany Leonidas Tilludis 08/08/2000 07/01/2019 06/30/2021 Kickers Offenbach U19
4th GermanyGermany Tim Dierßen 01/15/1996 07/01/2020 06/30/2021 Hanover 96 II
6th ItalyItaly Luigi Campagna 12/11/1989 07/01/2019 06/30/2021 SSV Ulm 1846
8th GermanyGermany Maik cousin (C)Captain of the crew 09/06/1991 08/25/2014 06/30/2021 SV Wehen Wiesbaden
9 GermanyGermany TurkeyTurkey Serkan Firat 05/02/1994 01/01/2020 06/30/2021 FC Bayern Alzenau
17th GermanyGermany Luka Garic 06/13/2000 07/01/2018 06/30/2021 Kickers Offenbach U19
18th GermanyGermany Tunay Deniz 02/02/1994 07/01/2020 06/30/2021 Büyükşehir Belediye Erzurumspor
19th GermanyGermany Jakob Lemmer 04/26/2000 07/01/2019 06/30/2020 Kickers Offenbach U19
20th GermanyGermany Denis Huseinbasic 07/03/2001 07/01/2018 06/30/2021 Eintracht Frankfurt
26th GermanyGermany Davud Tuma 05/16/1996 08/06/2020 Chemnitzer FC
10 Sierra LeoneSierra Leone GermanyGermany Abu Bakarr Kargbo December 21, 1992 07/01/2020 June 30, 2021 Berlin AK 07
11 GermanyGermany Marcell Sobotta 02/07/1997 07/01/2020 06/30/2021 Sports fanatic Lotte
21st GermanyGermany Jan-Pelle Hoppe 06/07/1999 01/10/2020 06/30/2021 Chemnitzer FC
24 AlbaniaAlbania Flo Bojaj 04/13/1996 08/03/2020 06/30/2021 FK Etar Veliko Tarnovo
30th GermanyGermany Moritz Reinhard 08/01/1995 07/01/2019 06/30/2020 SG Elters / Eckweisbach / Schwarzbach

* In principle, the OFC no longer announces contract terms; this is data that was taken over from the portal, but does not claim to be correct.

Coaching staff

Nat. Surname function
GermanyGermany Angelo Barletta Head coach
GermanyGermany Ramon Berndroth Assistant coach
GermanyGermany Dennis Bochow Assistant coach
GermanyGermany René Keffel Goalkeeping coach

Functional team

Nat. Surname function
GermanyGermany Bernd Winter Team manager
GermanyGermany Jörn Klümper Physiotherapist
GermanyGermany Dr. Michael Joneleit Team doctor

Kickers Offenbach II / other teams

The second team of Kickers Offenbach played after relegation from the fifth-class football Hessenliga since the 2014/15 season in the sixth-class Verbandsliga Süd and was a U21 since that season . From October 2014 Petr Ruman was the reserve's head coach. Before the 2014/15 season, Kickers Offenbach II was a U23 team. The reserve team was repurposed to enable young talents to join the U19 of the Kickers. The first season of the newly formed second team could be finished in 13th place in the table. Relegation was only ensured on the last day of the season. In 2016, the second team was disbanded for cost reasons.

The OFC runs youth teams in the age groups U10, U11, U12, U13, U14, U15, U16, U17 and U19 as part of a youth performance center.

Both the U17 and the U19 are repeatedly in Germany's highest junior league, the junior national leagues.

Girls and women soccer teams

Kickers Offenbach has four women's teams, two of which are active. The first women's team played in the Hessenliga after being promoted from the Verbandsliga Süd in the 2018/19 season. For the new season Nicolai König and Johannes Munkelt came as a new coaching team, who had previously trained the university team of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt. In the Hessenliga, the team took first place again during the winter break of the 2019/20 season. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic , the team qualified directly for the 2020/21 season for the third-class women's regional league south.

The second women's team currently plays in the Frankfurt Oberliga. They also have 2 teams in the age groups U15 and U13.

Statistics 1. Women's team

season league Level space
2003/04 District League Frankfurt VII 6th
2004/05 District League Frankfurt VII 9.
2005/06 District league group 1 VII 6th
2006/07 District league group 1 VII 4th
2007/08 District League Group 2 VII 5.
2008/09 District Oberliga Group 2 VII 2.
2009/10 District league VII 1.
2010/11 Group league Frankfurt VI 1.
2011/12 Association League South V 13. (retreat)
2012/13 Group league Frankfurt VI 8th.
2013/14 Group league Frankfurt VI 1.
2014/15 Association League South V 4th
2015/16 Association League South V 4th
2016/17 Association League South V 8th.
2017/18 Association League South V 8th.
2018/19 Association League South V 1.
2019/20 Hessen League IV 1.

Well-known former players

The trainers

Surname of season date until season date
Franz Nagy 1922 __ 1925 __
Rudolf Keller 1926 __ 1926 __
Mac Pherson 1927 __ 1927 __
Rudolf Keller 1928 __ 1928 __
Rudolf Keller 1945/46 __ 1945/46 __
Paul Oßwald 1946/47 __ 1957/58 __
Bogdan Cuvay 1958/59 __ 1961/62 __
Hans Merkle 1962/63 __ 1963/64 __
Radoslav Momirski 1964/65 __ 1964/65 __
Kurt Baluses 1965/66 1965 1967/68 February 28, 1968
Kurt Schreiner 1967/68 March 1, 1968 1967/68 June 30, 1968
Paul Oßwald 1968/69 July 1, 1968 1969/70 November 30, 1969
Kurt Schreiner 1969/70 1st December 1969 1969/70 December 31, 1969
Zlatko Čajkovski 1969/70 January 1970 1970/71 July 1970
Kurt Schreiner 1970/71 August 1, 1970 1970/71 August 31, 1970
Aki Schmidt 1970/71 September 1, 1970 1970/71 September 26, 1970
Rudi Gutendorf 1970/71 September 27, 1970 1970/71 February 23, 1971
Kuno Klötzer 1970/71 February 24, 1971 1971/72 June 30, 1972
Gyula Lorant 1972/73 July 1, 1972 1973/74 April 1, 1974
Otto Rehhagel 1973/74 April 1, 1974 1975/76 December 9, 1975
Zlatko Čajkovski 1975/76 January 1, 1976 1976/77 October 1976
Udo Klug 1976/77 November 1976 1977/78 June 1978
Horst Heese 1978/79 July 1, 1978 1979/80 June 30, 1980
Franz Brungs 1980/81 July 1, 1980 1981/82 May 31, 1982
Lothar Buchmann 1982/83 June 1, 1982 1983/84 March 15, 1984
Hermann Nuber 1983/84 March 16, 1984 1983/84 June 30, 1984
Fritz Fuchs 1984/85 July 1, 1984 1984/85 December 9, 1984
Horst Heese 1984/85 December 10, 1984 1984/85 June 30, 1985
Wilfried Kohls 1985/86 July 1, 1985 1985/86 June 30, 1986
Franz Brungs 1986/87 July 1, 1986 1986/87 May 1987
Robert Jung 1986/87 May 1987 1986/87 June 30, 1987
Dieter Renner 1987/88 July 1, 1987 1988/89 March 6, 1989
Nikolaus Semlitsch 1988/89 March 6, 1989 1989/90 December 1989
Hans-Günter news 1989/90 December 1989 1989/90 April 1990
Kurt Geinzer 1989/90 April 1990 1991/92 June 30, 1992
Lothar Buchmann 1992/93 July 1, 1992 1994/95 3rd October 1994
Valentin mr 1994/95 4th October 1994 1994/95 April 30, 1995
Wilfried Kohls 1994/95 May 1, 1995 1994/95 June 30, 1995
Wolfgang Uschek 1995/96 July 1, 1995 1994/95 December 31, 1995
Ronald Borchers 1995/96 January 1, 1996 1996/97 April 1997
Wilfried Kohls / Jörg Hambückers 1996/97 April 1997 1996/97 June 30, 1997
Hans-Jürgen Boysen 1997/98 July 1, 1997 1999/2000 October 24, 1999
Peter Neururer 1999/2000 October 26, 1999 2000/01 August 6, 2000
Dragoslav Stepanović 2000/01 August 6, 2000 2000/01 September 29, 2000
Knut Hahn 2000/01 September 30, 2000 2000/01 October 2000
Wilfried Kohls 2000/01 October 2000 2000/01 October 30, 2000
Knut Hahn 2000/01 November 1, 2000 2000/01 November 2000
Dieter Müller / Oliver Roth 2000/01 November 2000 2000/01 December 2000
Ramon Berndroth 2000/01 December 2000 2003/04 August 25, 2003
Lars Schmidt 2003/04 August 28, 2003 2003/04 March 16, 2004
Hans-Jürgen Boysen 2003/04 March 22, 2004 2005/06 January 23, 2006
Wolfgang Frank 2005/06 January 26, 2006 2007/08 October 31, 2007
Ramon Berndroth 2007/08 November 1, 2007 2007/08 November 5, 2007
Jørn Andersen 2007/08 November 6, 2007 2007/08 May 20, 2008
Hans-Jürgen Boysen 2008/09 May 20, 2008 2009/10 October 6, 2009
Steffen Menze 2009/10 October 6, 2009 2009/10 February 8, 2010
Wolfgang Wolf 2009/10 February 9, 2010 2010/11 February 26, 2011
Thomas Gerstner 2010/11 February 28, 2011 2010/11 April 30, 2011
Tobias Dudek 2010/11 May 1, 2011 2010/11 June 30, 2011
Arie van Lent 2011/12 July 1, 2011 2012/13 February 6, 2013
Rico Schmitt 2012/13 February 13, 2013 2015/16 January 25, 2016
Oliver Reck 2015/16 January 27, 2016 2017/18 June 30, 2018
Daniel Steueragel 2018/19 May 14, 2018 2019/20 17th September 2019
Angelo Barletta 2019/20 02 December 2019

Web links

Commons : Kickers Offenbach  - Collection of images, videos and audio files


  • Without an author: An association promotes Offenbach - 75 years OFC Kickers 1901 eV 1976
  • Jörg Heinisch, Matthias Thoma, Steffie Wetzel: Main Derby in Berlin. Agon-Verlag, 2002, ISBN 3-89784-122-3
  • Beate Matthesius, Anti-Sozial-Front: From football fan to Hooligan VS Verlag, 1992, ISBN 978-3-8100-1023-0
  • Jörg Briel, Volker Goll, Harald Spoerl, Jochem Wicklaus: "If I come back ... I want to see the Kickers as German champions!" Self-published, Offenbach am Main 2017, ISBN 978-3-00-056409-3
  • Petra Hutschenreiter, Markus Horn: "111 reasons to love Kickers Offenbach. A declaration of love to the greatest club in the world. Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf 2016
  • Steffie Wetzel: Kickers Offenbach football primer, Berlin 2019

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