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TSV 1860 München

1860 München
Full name Turn- und Sportverein München von 1860
Nickname(s) Die Löwen (The Lions), Sechzig (Sixty)
(Die) Sechzger ("(The) Sixties" in Bavarian), Münchens große Liebe (Munich's great love)
Founded 17 May 1860 (1860-05-17),
football on 6 March 1899
Ground Allianz Arena
Ground Capacity 74,809
Chairman Siegfried Schneider
Manager Benno Möhlmann
League 2. Bundesliga
2014–15 16th
Website Club home page

Turn- und Sportverein München von 1860, commonly known as TSV 1860 München (German pronunciation: ) or 1860 Munich, is a German sports club based in Munich. The club's football team plays in the 2. Bundesliga, after relegation from the Bundesliga following the 2003–04 season. 1860 Munich was one of the founding members of the Bundesliga in 1963, becoming West German champions in 1966, and has played a total of 20 seasons in the top flight. Since 2005, 1860 Munich's stadium has been the Allianz Arena. 1860 Munich has a rivalry with Bayern Munich.


  • History 1
    • Origins of the club 1.1
    • 1900–1945 1.2
    • Post war 1.3
    • The 1970s, 1980s and 1990s 1.4
    • 2000–present 1.5
  • Reserve team 2
  • Ground 3
  • Recent seasons 4
  • Honours 5
    • League 5.1
    • Cup 5.2
    • Youth 5.3
    • Reserve team 5.4
  • Players 6
    • Current squad 6.1
    • TSV 1860 München II squad 6.2
  • Managers 7
  • Sponsorship 8
  • References 9
  • External links 10


Origins of the club

The roots of the TSV's founding as a physical fitness and gymnastics association go back to a meeting held 15 July 1848 in a local pub, Buttlesche Brauerei zum Bayerischen Löwen. It was a time of revolutionary ferment due to the 1848 Revolutions, and the club was banned in 1849 by the Bavarian monarchy for "republican activities". The club was formally reestablished on 17 May 1860 and after mergers with a number of other local associations in 1862 was known as Turnverein München. A football department was created on 6 March 1899 and played its first matches against other squads three years later.


In 1911, the team adopted the familiar lion to their crest and in 1919 was renamed TSV München 1860. By the mid-1920s they were playing competitive football in the country's upper leagues, like the Bezirksliga Bayern, making a national semi-final appearance in 1927. Die Löwen challenged for the championship in 1931 but dropped a 2:3 decision to Hertha Berlin. Two years later they made another semi-final appearance which they lost to Schalke 04 who were on their way to becoming the dominant side in German football through the 1930s and 40s.

In 1933, German football was re-organized under the Third Reich into 16 top-flight divisions known as Gauligen. TSV joined the Gauliga Bayern where they earned second-place finishes in 1934, 1938, and 1939, before finally capturing a division championship in 1941. Their subsequent playoff appearance saw them finish second in their pool to finalist Rapid Wien. The following season they failed to advance to the national playoff rounds, but did go on to earn their first major honours by defeating Schalke 04 to capture the Tschammerpokal, known today as the German Cup. TSV returned to the national playoffs again in 1943, progressing to the quarter-finals.

Post war

After World War II, 1860 played in the top flight Oberliga Süd as a mid-table side, suffering relegation for a period of three years in the mid-1950s. However, they delivered when it mattered most in 1963 by winning the league championship and with it automatic entry into Germany's new professional league, the Bundesliga, ahead of rivals Bayern Munich who would have to wait two seasons for their own top flight debut since the German Football Association did not want two teams from the same city in the new league. 1860 continued to perform well through the mid-1960s: they captured their second German Cup in 1964, played the 1965 Cup Winners Cup final against West Ham United – losing 0:2, came away as Bundesliga champions in 1966, and finished as runners up the next year.

The 1970s, 1980s and 1990s

Those performances were followed by poor showings in three consecutive seasons leading to relegation in 1970 to the Regionalliga Süd (II). It took 1860 seven years to make their way back to the first division, through a three-game play-off contest with Arminia Bielefeld, only to be immediately relegated again. A year later they were back, this time for a two-year stay. Then in 1982 they were relegated once again and then forced into the tier III Amateur Oberliga Bayern when financial problems led to the club being denied a licence.

The club's exile from the Bundesliga would last a dozen years. They were promoted to the top flight in 1994, but found themselves in immediate danger being sent back down again. However, president Karl-Heinz Wildmoser and manager Werner Lorant made several shrewd purchases including striker Olaf Bodden, winger Harald Cerny, playmaker Peter Nowak, and defensive stoppers Miroslav Stević, Jens Jeremies and Manfred Schwabl. Stars like Abedi Pele, Thomas Häßler and Davor Šuker played for 1860 as their careers were winding down, becoming crowd favourites and making important contributions.


Under the heavy-handed, dictatorial leadership of Wildmoser and Lorant, the combination of proven veterans and young talent helped the club avoid relegation and become a decent mid-table side. 1860 earned a fourth place Bundesliga finish in 2000 and were entered into the Champions League third qualifying round where they faced Leeds United, however a 3–1 aggregate defeat saw them play in the UEFA Cup that season, advancing to the third round where they were put out by Parma. However, the club was unable to build on this success and after some mediocre performances by the team, manager Lorant was fired.

After a decade in the top division, 1860 burnt out in the 2003–04 season with a 17th-place finish that returned the club to the 2. Bundesliga. Wildmoser made the controversial decision to groundshare with hated rivals Bayern Munich in the Allianz Arena, a move that outraged fans and led to accusations of a sell-out. His downfall came when he and his son Karl-Heinz Wildmoser Jr. were caught in a bribery scandal around the awarding procedure for the contract to build the stadium.

In addition to closely being relegated to the Regionalliga Süd (III) in the 2005–06 season, 1860 experienced severe financial difficulties. Stadium partner Bayern Munich bought out TSV's 50% interest in the Allianz Arena in late April 2006 for €11 million, providing the club some immediate financial relief. Following this move, the German Football Association (Deutscher Fußball Bund or German Football Association) was satisfied with the financial health of the club and duly issued 1860 a licence to play in the 2. Bundesliga for the 2006–07 season.[1]

TSV hired several new managers during its 2. Bundesliga period. The first was Rudi Bommer, followed by Reiner Maurer, Walter Schachner, Marco Kurz and Uwe Wolf. Also, former German national squad player Stefan Reuter as a general manager. However, neither of the new managers could lead the squad back to the 1. Bundesliga. Ewald Lienen coached the team from 13 May 2009 to the end of the 2009–10 season. Reiner Maurer has been coaching 1860 since the start of the 2010–11 season.

1860 came close to insolvency for a second time in five years in 2011 when it needed €8 million to survive. Help was offered to the club by local rival Bayern Munich, to the disgust of the supporters of each club, since Bayern was to lose €50 million in future stadium rent if the club defaulted on its rental contract obligations until 2025. Eventually, the club was rescued by Jordanian investor Hasan Abdullah Ismaik, who purchased for €18 million, 60 percent of the club's professional team's operating company '1860 GmbH & Co. KGaA, however his voting rights being restricted to 49% due to regulations governing German football, which is based around membership led clubs and not entrepreneurial. H. I. Squared International, a company controlled by Ismaik, took over the marketing of the club from IMG.[1][2]

The 2014–15 season saw the club finish sixteenth in the 2. Bundesliga. It was forced to participate in the relegation play-offs against Holstein Kiel where it retained its league place with a 2–1 home win after a 0–0 draw in the first leg. 1860 survived courtesy to an injury time goal by defender Kai Bülow in front of 57,000 spectators in Munich.[3]

Reserve team

The TSV 1860 München II, or, previous to that, the TSV 1860 München Amateure, have been historically quite successful, on Bavarian level. The team has played in the Regionalliga Süd from 2004 to 2012, missing out on 3. Liga qualification in the 2007–08 season and again in 2013 when it won the newly formed Regionalliga Bayern but lost to SV Elversberg in the promotion round.

The second eleven struggled during the club's years outside professional football, but rose through the ranks again after the club's revival in the early 1990s and returned to the Bayernliga in 1996, winning the title in its first season there and promotion to the Regionalliga. The team belonged to the Regionalliga until 2001 and then again from 2004 onwards.

The club is the only one in Bavaria to have won the Bayernliga with its first and second team.


TSV 1860 München play their home matches in the Allianz Arena, which they share with city rivals Bayern Munich. The arena's skin color lighting is changed to 1860's blue when the team plays. The club's inaugural game at the Allianz Arena was a friendly played against FC Nuremberg on 30 May 2005. The stadium hosted the opening match of the 2006 World Cup between Germany and Costa Rica and three other first round contests, a Round of 16 match between Germany and Sweden, and a semi-final between France and Portugal.

Until recently the club co-owned the facility with Bayern Munich, but sold its 50% share on 28 April 2006 to help resolve a serious financial crisis that saw TSV facing bankruptcy.

Originally TSV played in the Stadion an der Grünwalderstraße (commonly known as "Sechzgerstadion"), built in 1911, and which they also shared with Bayern Munich between 1925 and 1972. Both clubs then moved to the new Olympiastadion built for the 1972 Olympic Games. TSV moved back to the old ground several times from 1972 on, with the years between 1982 and 1995 being the longest period. In the 2004 season "TSV" spent one last year at Sechzger as the Allianz was being readied. TSV 1860 München have not been able to meet the capacity standards of the Allianz Arena and are currently looking for a new stadium (due to the fact that they share no rights of the Allianz Arena) in which to play future years.

Recent seasons

The recent season-by-season performance of the club:[4][5]

Year Division Position Average Home Attendance
1988–1989 Bayernliga (III) 5th NA
1989–1990 Bayernliga 2nd NA
1990–1991 Bayernliga 1st ↑ NA
1991–1992 2. Bundesliga (II) 10th ↓ NA
1992–1993 Bayernliga (III) 1st ↑ NA
1993–1994 2. Bundesliga (II) 4th ↑ NA
1994–1995 Fußball-Bundesliga (I) 14th NA
1995–1996 Fußball-Bundesliga 8th NA
1996–1997 Fußball-Bundesliga 7th NA
1997–1998 Fußball-Bundesliga 13th NA
1998–1999 Fußball-Bundesliga 9th NA
1999–2000 Fußball-Bundesliga 4th 27 282
2000–01 Fußball-Bundesliga 11th 25 276
2001–02 Fußball-Bundesliga 9th 26 024
2002–03 Fußball-Bundesliga 10th 26 518
2003–04 Fußball-Bundesliga 17th ↓ 28 331
2004–05 2. Bundesliga (II) 4th 20 140
2005–06 2. Bundesliga 13th 41 720
2006–07 2. Bundesliga 8th 35 688
2007–08 2. Bundesliga 11th 35 071
2008–09 2. Bundesliga 12th 28 135
2009–10 2. Bundesliga 8th 22 515
2010–11 2. Bundesliga 9th 19 768
2011–12 2. Bundesliga 6th 22 898
2012–13 2. Bundesliga 6th 22 682
2013–14 2. Bundesliga 7th 19 312
2014–15 2. Bundesliga 16th



Current squad

As of 21 October 2015[6]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
1 GK Vitus Eicher
3 DF Maximilian Wittek
4 DF Kai Bülow
5 DF Guillermo Vallori
6 MF Dominik Stahl
7 MF Daylon Claasen
8 DF Rodnei
9 FW Stefan Mugoša
10 MF Michael Liendl
11 MF Daniel Adlung
14 FW Krisztián Simon
16 FW Stephan Hain
17 DF Jannik Bandowski
19 FW Rubin Okotie
20 MF Valdet Rama
No. Position Player
22 GK Michael Netolitzky
24 GK Stefan Ortega
25 DF Gary Kagelmacher
26 DF Christopher Schindler (captain)
27 FW Marius Wolf
30 DF Miloš Degenek
31 MF Richard Neudecker
33 MF Korbinian Vollmann
34 FW Fejsal Mulić
35 MF Emanuel Taffertshofer
36 FW Stephane Mvibudulu
37 DF Sertan Yegenoglu
38 MF Romuald Lacazette
39 DF Vladimír Kováč

For recent transfers, see Transfers summer 2015 and Transfers winter 2014–15.

TSV 1860 München II squad



Year Kit Manufacturer Sponsor Industry
1963–1973 adidas no sponsor
1973–1976 Frucade Drinks
1976–1979 Puma
1979–1981 Doppeldusch Skin Care
1981–1983 Hedos Clothing
1983–1986 Vereinigte Insurance
1986–1989 Löwenbräu Brewery
1989–1990 Karnehm Furniture
1990–1991 Hacker-Pschorr Brewery
1991–1993 Lancia Automobile
1993–1994 Lotto Ha-Ra Cleaning
1994–1995 Löwenbräu Brewery
1995–1999 Nike
1999–2002 FTI Tourism
2002–2005 Liqui Moly Motor Oil
2005–2006 Festina Watches
2006–2007 Kappa bwin Sports Betting
2007–2008 trenkwalder Personal Services
2008–2009 Erima
2009–2010 Liqui Moly Lubricants
2010–2011 Comarch Software
2011–2013 Uhlsport Aston Martin Automobile
2013–2015 Volkswagen Automobile


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  3. ^ Schon wieder Drama! Sechzig bleibt drin! (German), published: 2 June 2015, accessed: 3 June 2015
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External links

  • 1860wiki
  • European football club profiles and current team rosters

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