1. FC Union Solingen
is a German association football club
, North Rhine-Westphalia.
The side can trace its roots back to an earlier Union Solingen
club founded in 1897 out of the merger of a number of clubs from the district of Ohligs that would over time include Ohligs FC 06
, VfR Ohligs
, Walder Ballspielverein
, and BV Adler Ohligs
. Of the club's predecessor sides only VfR Ohligs
would distinguish itself with any time spent in first division football when they played the 1940–41 season in the Gauliga Niederrhein
before being relegated on the heels of last place finish.
In 1949, after World War II, the club was re-formed as Union Ohligs
and began play in the 2nd Oberliga West
(Gruppe 2). By the early 70s they were playing in the Amateurliga Niederrhein
(III). A 1973 merger with VfL Wald Ohligs 1897
led to the formation of a club that played in the Regionalliga Nord (II) as Ohligs SC Solingen
for a single season before being relegated. Re-named SG Union Solingen
the next year, the team earned promotion to the 2.Bundesliga-Nord
by the middle of the decade. They would stay fourteen seasons in the professional ranks with their best finishes being a fifth and sixth in 1984–85. Solingen
returned to the Amateur-Oberliga Nordrhein
(III) in 1989: by this time the club was suffering financially and would soon be bankrupt.
The current club was formed as 1. FC Union Solingen in 1990 and took up play in the Verbandsliga Niederrhein
(IV). The team has... Read More