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1. Rödelheimer FC 02

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Chairman  Veljko Vuksanovic
2015–16  14th
Manager  Günther Fromm
Founded  12 April 1902
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Full name  1. Rödelheimer Fussball-Club 02 e.V.
Ground  Sportanlage an der Westerbach
League  Kreisoberliga Frankfurt (VIII)

The 1. Rödelheimer FC is a German association football club from the Rödelheim district in the city of Frankfurt am Main, Hesse.



The 1. RFC was formed as football club on 12 April 1902 by twelve football enthusiasts in a local pub, the Zum Taunus. The club went through a number of name changes to eventually revert ot its original name after the Second World War.

For most of its history, the club did not rise above local level and stood in the shadow of Frankfurts bigger clubs, Eintracht and FSV. ZIt played for one season in the tier-one Kreisliga Nordmain in 1921–22. In 1943, the club, then under the name of VfL Rödelheim, won promotion to the tier-one Gauliga Südwest/Mainhessen.

The clubs biggest success to date came in 1948, when it managed to win the Landesliga Hessen, then the second tier of the league system in Southern Germany. The team was promoted to the Oberliga Süd, the highest level of play, where it lasted for only one season, finishing last, before being relegated again, back to the Landesliga. While the low point of the season came with a 0–10 defeat to Kickers Offenbach, another local rival, its last Oberliga game was a 4–1 triumph over 1. FC Nuremberg, in front of 8,000 spectators. All four goals were scored by Hubert Schieth. Another player of the Oberliga team that season was Alfred Pfaff, who would later, as an Eintracht Frankfurt player, be part of the German team that won the 1954 FIFA World Cup.

The club soon found itself back to the lower ranks of football, being relegated from what was now the Amateurliga Hessen in 1951. It did not reappear in any of the top-four divisions of German football after 1963.

In 2007–08, a second-place finish in the Bezirksliga Frankfurt (VII) meant, the club was promoted to what was now the Gruppenliga Frankfurt-West, formerly Bezirksoberliga Frankfurt-West. It held this league level for two seasons but was relegated again in 2010 into what had now become the Kreisoberliga (VIII), where it plays today.


The club's honours:

  • Landesliga Hessen (II)
  • Champions: 1947, 1948
  • Recent seasons

    The recent season-by-season performance of the club:

  • With the introduction of the Regionalligas in 1994 and the 3. Liga in 2008 as the new third tier, below the 2. Bundesliga, all leagues below dropped one tier. Also in 2008, a large number of football leagues in Hesse were renamed, with the Oberliga Hessen becoming the Hessenliga, the Landesliga becoming the Verbandsliga, the Bezirksoberliga becoming the Gruppenliga and the Bezirksliga becoming the Kreisoberliga.
  • References

    1. Rödelheimer FC 02 Wikipedia