Berliner SV 1892
is a German association football club
from the district of Wilmersdorf
, Berlin. BSV 1892 is one of the country's oldest clubs and was a founding member
of the DFB (German Football Association
) in 1900.
The club also operates a rugby union department, Berliner SV 92 Rugby
, which, in 1948, reached the German rugby union championship
The club was founded as Berliner Thor- und Fussball Club Britannia
in 1892 and fielded both football and cricket
teams, which alongside rugby
were English sports becoming popular in continental Europe at the time. The team first appeared in the city's top flight competition in 1899.
National championship denied
was scheduled to appear in the 1904 national final against VfB Leipzig
, regarded at the time as a weaker side despite being the country's defending champion. However, the match was never played. Britannia
had earlier defeated Karlsruher FV
6:1 in a game played in Berlin. KFV
protested the result because the match had not been played at a neutral venue as required under league rules. The DFB cancelled the final match which was to be held in Kassel
and the Viktoria trophy was not awarded that year.
After World War I the club merged with BFC Fortuna
and dropped its name association with wartime foe Britain to become Berliner SV 92
. The SV stands for Sport Verein
("sport club"). The team played as a mid-table side in the Verbandsliga... Read More