History and achievements
of the football club
is the most famous sports club in Frankfurt and is well known
internationally as a football club, although the club is much more.
Because, as with many other football clubs Eintracht Frankfurt with
13 other sports departments is a large regional association that
promotes many sports. But the football department was soon the
driving force. The home matches of the football players will be held
at the Waldstadion in Frankfurt, the club itself is from the
working-class district Riederwald. There is also the office of the
association as well as the old Riederwald Stadium.
was founded in March 1899, but in the period up to World War II the
football club saw more name changes as a significant success. It
always came back to changes in the structure and in the club name.
Only after the Second World War, the club became professional.
Separate departments for professional sports have been set and the
performance improved steadily. Eintracht Frankfurt reached the
climax in the season 1958/59, as they celebrated the first and only
German title. In the final, they had just beaten local rivals
No later than
1960, Eintracht Frankfurt known beyond Germany's borders,
because the team reached the final of the European Champions'
Cup. And the finale, which took place in 1960 in Glasgow, was
one of the most famous at all, because the opponent was Real
Madrid and Frankfurt lost 3:7 (!). The game with 10 goals was to
become the most European Cup finals of all time. In 1961 the
club was renamed Eintracht Frankfurt eV and two years later was
one of the founding members of the newly created German
Bundesliga. Eintracht Frankfurt was successful in the league and
could enter some third and fourth places, but for other titles
it was not enough. However, in 1974 and 1975 succeeded twice the
victory in the DFB-Cup.
In 1990, Eintracht
Frankfurt won the UEFA Cup and again the DFB-Cup in 1981 and 1988.
1991/92 Frankfurt missed the 1st Place in the German Championship
until the last game of the season behind VfB Stuttgart. Eintracht
Frankfurt existed until July 2000 and was then converted into a
corporation, Eintracht Frankfurt AG.
1x Master 1st Devision (1959)
- 4x German Football Association Cup (1974, '75, '81, '88)
- 1x Finalist "Champions-League" (1960)
- 1x UEFA-Cup (1980)
FRANKFURT AM MAIN
am Main is - with 651.087 inhabitants - the biggest city of Hessen (but
not its capital) and the fifth biggest city in Germany. It is a
cosmopolitan city, one of the richest cities in Europe as well as a
literature-, finance- and cultural-metropolis. The
narrow conurbation has about 1.8 million inhabitants, the whole
region around Frankfurt, the "Rhein-Main-Gebiet" is the
second largest German-metropol-region with more than 5 million
As a fair city,
Frankfurt has a worldwide importance. Besides, the city, there is
one of the most important traffic interchanges of Europe and since
the Middle Ages, Frankfurt belongs to the most important urban
centers in Germany. Situated on the river Main, Frankfurt is the
financial and logistic center of Germany. It is one of the two
largest financial centres in continental Europe. The
European Central Bank and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange are located
here, and according to Liverpool University, Frankfurt is the
wealthiest city in the European Union.
speakers the city is commonly known simply as "Frankfurt",
though Germans occasionally call it by its full name when it is
necessary to distinguish it from the other (significantly smaller)
Frankfurt in the German state of Brandenburg, known as Frankfurt
(Oder). It was once called Frankfort-on-the-Main in English, a
translation of Frankfurt am Main.
Airport ranks among the world's top ten airports. Depending whether
total passengers or flights are used to measure, it ranks as the
second or third busiest in Europe. Its central location at Europe's
heart and its excellent accessibility by air, rail and road make
Frankfurt Airport City especially attractive. Inimitable in europe
is the famous skyline, which consists of the highest buildings in
the franc king "Karl der Große" got hit during the
war with the Saxons and came to the river "Main"
with his warriors on the run, the mighty river blocked their
way. Then a hind stepped out of the wood and crossed the river
in a ford. The francs followed her and could so escape from
their followers. Thanks to their rescue Karl allowed to
establish a castle for the protection of the ford which was
from Frankfurt knows the history of the king and the hind.
However, the origin of the city dates back even further. The
first settlements already originated 7000 years ago. Around
the time of Christis birth the Romans came to the cathedral
hill, afterwards the Alemanns and the Francs. Around 700 AD
were established here of the today's cathedral a stone church
and a Königspfalz, where Karl 794 signed a document at the
known place called "Franconofurd".
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