Akademischer Sport-Club 1893 Berlin
was a German association football club
based in Berlin
and is notable as one of the founding clubs of the German Football Association
(Deutscher Fussball Bund or German Football Association) in Leipzig
Founded on 18 November 1893, Akademischer SC
played its best football between 1897 and 1902 out of the Sportpark Friedenau as part of the VBB (Verband Berliner Ballspielvereine or Federation of Berlin Ballplay Teams). After this the club, which is believed to have been made up largely of students from Berlin University
, participated in varsity league competition. They took part in national varsity championship in 1911 where they dropped a 1:11 decision to Tennis Borussia Berlin
A dispute within the club membership led to the formation of a separate, similarly named side, known as Akademischer Ballspiel Club Charlottenburg
In addition to its football side the club had departments for athletics, field hockey
, ice hockey
, and tennis, as well as a group playing an unusual variation of polo
A number of well-known early German footballers wore the club's white and dark-blue jersey while they were students in Berlin.
- Ivo Schricker, went on to play for Strassburger FK 1890 and from 1932 to 1950 served as Secretary-General of FIFA (French: Fédération Internationale de Football Association or International Federation of Association Football), the sport's worldwide governing body.
- Erwin Schricker,......