The club was relegated to the third division as a consequence. Improved management saw the club clawing back and return to the top flight eventually.
In , however, 1. FCN suffered what was arguably the worst meltdown in Bundesliga history. Going into the last game of the season, the club sat in 12th place, three points and five goals ahead of Eintracht Frankfurt , which was sitting in 16th place and seemingly headed to relegation.
Nürnberg was closing out the season with what looked to be an easy home game against SC Freiburg , which was also facing relegation.
Frankfurt was up against 1. Therefore, FCN had already begun soliciting season tickets for next Bundesliga season in a letter to current season ticket holders within celebrating successfully avoiding relegation.
The stage was set for an improbable outcome. Nürnberg lost 1—2 with Frank Baumann missing a chance to score in the last minute. FCN crashing to 16th place and into a shock relegation.
FCN rebounded and played in the Bundesliga but still found itself flirting with relegation from season to season. However, it had comfortably avoided relegation in the —06 season , finishing eighth in the Bundesliga.
After several years of consolidation, Nürnberg seemed back as a force to reckon with in Bundesliga football. In the first round of —08, however, the team could convince no more in Bundesliga.
In the consequence of no improvement, Meyer was replaced by Thomas von Heesen after two legs in second round. The latter one did not do much better, and so 1.
FCN was relegated after finishing 16th after losing a 2—0 home match against Schalke 04 on the final matchday. After not meeting the expectations of dominating the 2.
After a slow start, Oenning was able to guide Nürnberg to a third-place finish and a playoff with 16th placed Energie Cottbus.
Nürnberg won the playoff 5—0 on aggregate, rejoining the Bundesliga. The club was demoted again, however, after the —14 season , finishing 17th with a final matchday loss to Schalke The club finished third in the —16 season and qualified for the promotion play-off to the Bundesliga, but lost on aggregate to Eintracht Frankfurt to remain in the 2.
SpVgg Greuther Fürth is 1. FCN's longest standing local rival. The rivalry dates back to the early days of German football when, at times, those two clubs dominated the national championship.
The clubs have played matches against one another, the most in German professional football. In , the Germany national team consisted only of players from Nürnberg and Fürth for a match against the Netherlands in Amsterdam.
The players travelled in the same train, but with the Nürnberg players in a carriage at the front of the train and those from Fürth in a carriage at the rear, while team manager Georg B.
Blaschke sat in the middle. A Fürth player scored the first goal of the match but was only congratulated by Fürth players.
Allegedly, Hans Sutor , a former Fürth player, was forced to leave the team when he married a woman from Nuremberg.
He was later signed by 1. FC Nürnberg and was in the team that eventually won three national championships. Games against Bayern Munich are usually the biggest events of the season, as the two clubs are the most successful in Bavaria and Germany overall.
FC Nürnberg II or 1. The team had been playing in the Bayernlig since , finishing runners-up three times in those years. When not playing in the Bayernlig, the team used to belong to the Landesliga Bayern-Mitte.
Nowadays, it plays in the tier four Regionalliga Bayern. The recent season-by-season performance of the club: Der Club boasted the title of Deutscher Rekordmeister as holder of the most championships for over 60 years although occasionally having to share the honour with Schalke 04 before being overtaken by Bayern Munich in However, currently only titles earned since in the Bundesliga are officially recognized.
It has been the club's home since ,  and currently has a capacity of 50, spectators following the stadium's most recent expansion during the winter break of the —10 season.
The stadium was built in and was known as Stadion der Hitler-Jugend from to Originally having a capacity of 40, spectators, it was expanded in to hold 65, and subsequently hosted the Cup Winners' Cup final between Bayern Munich and Rangers , won 1—0 by the German side.
The facility was refurbished for the FIFA World Cup and another recently completed renovation allowed it to seat 45, for four preliminary round matches and one Round of 16 contest of the World Cup.
The Frankenstadion since bears the commercial name "Grundig Stadion" under an arrangement with a local company. The majority of the fans was in favour of renaming it after club legend Max Morlock.
Morlock's name was finally used in The club is currently discussing the possibility of building a new stadium, which is to be completed by A feasibility study has been commissioned and contact has already been made with potential partners.
It will be built on the site of Frankenstadion and hold a capacity of 50, spectators. Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules.
Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. In the summer of , as part of the club's celebration of its th anniversary, Nürnberg fans voted for the best players in the club's history.
The players who received the most votes in each position were named in the club's greatest ever team. Outstanding coaches of the earlier years include Izidor "Dori" Kürschner , , Fred Spiksley , s , former player Alfred Schaffer s , Dr.
Karl Michalke s , Alwin "Alv" Riemke s—s and former player Hans "Bumbes" Schmidt s, s , who notably did not win a single of his four German Championship titles as coach with Nürnberg, but three of them with the long-standing main rivals Schalke He was also four times champion as player, thereof three times with the Club , and once with the earlier archrival SpVgg Greuther Fürth.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. FC Nürnberg Full name 1. Bundesliga , 2nd promoted Website Club website. For recent transfers, see List of German football transfers winter —18 and List of German football transfers summer Roth — Franz Schäfer.
Retrieved 18 September Archived from the original on 27 September Retrieved 1 October Seferovic flashed a wicked volley toward the Nürnburg goal soon after the restart, but it deflected off the home defence, who then saw their attempted counter-attack fizzle out.
Kovac threw top scorer Alex Meier into the mix for the final half-hour, and his presence in the home box helped Eintracht spend the rest of the game camped out in the opposition half.
Fabian had a late penalty claim waved away by referee Christian Dingert and it ended Without the Serbian winger Gacinovic Eintracht would be down.
The year-old covered the most ground for Frankfurt Eintracht have looked significantly more disciplined since Kovac took the helm, but with goal top scorer Meier increasingly injured and already four months past his 33rd birthday, it's clear Die Adler need to strengthen in the summer if they are to avoid a similar scare next season.
Seferovic's goal was only his fourth of the season. The Switzerland striker scored ten last term. It was the first time in minutes that Schäfer had conceded a home goal in a play-off after clean sheets in and Frankfurt completed passes to Nürnberg's Frankfurt have won their last three matches at Nürnberg's Grundig Stadion.
It was only Nürnberg's second defeat in 18 home games this season. Summary Seferovic's goal was just his fourth of the season.