The short-lived team played a handful of seasons in the Hamburger-Altoner Fussballbund beginning in 1897 until disappearing from the German football scene after withdrawing from play part way through 1902. In its short existence FCE never enjoyed a winning season (13 wins, 1 draw and 35 losses alltime). The club is notable only as a founding member of the German Football Association (Deutscher Fussball Bund or German Football Association) at Leipzig in 1901.
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