is a German football club
based in Augsburg
. The team was founded as Fußball-Klub Alemania Augsburg
in 1907 and played as BC Augsburg
from 1921 to 1969.
The club, who has long fluctuated between the second and third division, experienced a difficult time in the early 2000s, suffering relegation to the fourth division for two seasons. FCA
recovered from this, returning to profesional football by 2006. After a successful 2009-10 season which saw the club advance to the semi-final of the German Cup
for the first time and coming close to Bundesliga promotion, the club achieved the later in the following year.
A merger of Augsburg's two most successful clubs, TSV Schwaben
and BC Augsburg
, was discussed as early as in the late 1940s, but distrust between the two sides and a fear that the other club would dominate the merger caused each side to hesitate, despite the financial trouble both clubs were in. A first serious meeting between the two sides was held in 1964, both clubs having dropped out of tier-one football
by then. The leadership of the multi-sports club Schwaben
was completely behind a merger but the club's football department was not and once more the process of forming FCA
was stalled. Traditionally, BCA
saw itself as a working-class club, based in the north of Augsburg, while Schwaben
was the club of the more affluent and based south of the city, with... Read More