Union 92 Berlin
|Union 92 Berlin|
|Full name||Berlin Thor and
Football Club Union 1892
|Founded||June 8, 1892|
|Dissolved||July 27, 1927|
|Club colors||blue White|
|Stadion||1892–1908 Tempelhofer Feld
1908–1927 Union-Platz (12,000)
|Top league||Oberliga Berlin|
Berlin Master 1905
German Master 1905
The Berlin Thor and Football Club Union 1892 was a football club from Berlin . It was founded on June 8, 1892 and existed until July 27, 1927, when the association merged with Vorwärts 90 Berlin to become Blau-Weiß 90 Berlin . In 1900 he was one of the founding clubs of the DFB . In 1905 Union 92 won the German championship .
Soon after it was founded, Union 92 developed into one of the leading Berlin clubs. In 1897/98 the club played in the highest class of the German Football and Cricket Federation . Then from 1900 to 1918 uninterrupted in one of the then highest leagues in Berlin. When the BFC Frankfurt disbanded in 1885 after 1900, the majority of the members switched to Union 92.
A cup donated by the Neue Sportwoche in 1902 was won in the final against BFC Viktoria 1889 .
The high point of this time was the year 1905, in which the Berlin championships of the 1st to 3rd class were won and Union 92 was able to qualify for participation in the final round of the German championship . In the quarter-finals, the opponent was Eintracht Braunschweig . The Braunschweiger worked out a 1-0 break lead, but were overwhelmed in the second half and lost clearly 1: 4.
After this triumph, the Jonier met Dresdner SC in the semi-finals . But also the DSC showed the team around goalkeeper Paul Eichelmann clearly inferior and fell early with 0: 3 behind. After 90 minutes it was 5: 2 for Union.
Finally, in the final, you should have to deal with the Karlsruhe FV . At the time, it was considered Germany's best football team and was accordingly a huge favorite. It was all the more astonishing what happened on June 11, 1905 in Weidenpescher Park in Cologne . Union pushed the favored Karlsruher early into their half and in the 10th minute they could take the lead through Alfred Wagenseil . Paul Herzog increased to 2-0 in the 55th minute. The KFV reared up in vain, because Union substitute goalkeeper Krüger proved to be insurmountable. After 90 minutes the victory was certain and Union was German soccer champion in 1905 .
As nice as this success was, it should remain unique for Union. In 1906 they only reached a 5th place in the Oberliga Berlin, but were again qualified for the finals as defending champions. In the semifinals, however, they were clearly inferior to 1. FC Pforzheim with 0: 4.
After that, you could never qualify for the finals again. The Union's star slowly began to decline. In 1918 one was finally only 15th in the Oberliga Berlin and had to relegate to the second division for the first time. Although the rise followed in 1919, the great times could not be continued in the following years.
Finally in 1927 an attempt was made to stop the downward trend by joining forces. It merged with the Berlin FC Vorwärts 1890, which had become German runner-up in 1921, to form Blau-Weiß 90 Berlin.
In addition to soccer, the club also played cricket , as the old name Thorball shows . All in all, the Union has been Berlin champion 7 times, but not all years have been passed down. In 1901 and 1904 the championship was won in 1st class, in 1905 even in 1st and 2nd class.
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