SpVgg EGC Wirges

SpVgg EGC Wirges is a German association football club from the city of Wirges, Rhineland-Palatinate.[1]

SpVgg EGC Wirges
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Full nameSpielvereinigung Eintracht Glas-Chemie Wirges
Founded1972
GroundTheodor-Heuss-Stadion
Capacity5,000
ChairmanKlaus Koch
ManagerThomas Arzbach
LeagueRheinlandliga (VI)
2015–16Oberliga Rheinland-Pfalz/Saar (V), 10th (withdrawn)

HistoryEdit

Spielvereinigung Eintracht Glas-Chemie Wirges was formed 1 July 1972 through the merger of Sport Club Wirges (1924), Sportverein Rot-Weiß Keramchemie Siershahn (1921), and Sportverein Ebernhahn (1949). Through the late 1970s and early 1980s the club played third division football in the Amateurliga Rheinland and Amateur Oberliga Südwest where they earned unremarkable results. SpVgg EGC made appearances in the opening round of the DFB-Pokal (German Cup) competition in 1978 and 1979. Through the balance of the 1980s and into the 1990s the team played lower division football, highlighted by their third DFB-Pokal appearance in 1991. The club advanced to the Oberliga Südwest in 1994 for a two-year stint, and returned to the league once more in 1998, where they remained for many years as a mid-table side. During this time, the team also made another appearance in the DFB-Pokal in 2003.

The club's fifteen seasons in the Oberliga came to an end in 2013 when it was relegated back to the Rheinlandliga for a season. Winning the title in this league, the club quickly returned to the Oberliga Rheinland-Pfalz/Saar in 2014. At the end of the 2015–16 season SpVgg EGC Wirges decided to withdraw from the Oberliga to the Rheinlandliga despite finishing in tenth place, well above the relegation ranks.[2]

HonoursEdit

The club's honours:

Recent seasonsEdit

The recent season-by-season performance of the club:[3][4]

Season Division Tier Position
1999–2000 Oberliga Südwest IV 5th
2000–01 Oberliga Südwest 6th
2001–02 Oberliga Südwest 5th
2002–03 Oberliga Südwest 8th
2003–04 Oberliga Südwest 7th
2004–05 Oberliga Südwest 15th
2005–06 Oberliga Südwest 10th
2006–07 Oberliga Südwest 7th
2007–08 Oberliga Südwest 8th
2008–09 Oberliga Südwest V 6th
2009–10 Oberliga Südwest 16th
2010–11 Oberliga Südwest 11th
2011–12 Oberliga Südwest 10th
2012–13 Oberliga Rheinland-Pfalz/Saar 16th ↓
2013–14 Rheinlandliga VI 1st ↑
2014–15 Oberliga Rheinland-Pfalz/Saar V 8th
2015–16 Oberliga Rheinland-Pfalz/Saar 10th ↓
2016–17 Rheinlandliga
Promoted Relegated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Grüne, Hardy (2001). Vereinslexikon. Kassel: AGON Sportverlag ISBN 3-89784-147-9
  2. ^ "EGC Wirges zieht sich aus der Oberliga zurück – Neuanfang in der Rheinlandliga" [EGC Wirges withdraws from the Oberliga – New start in the Rheinlandliga]. rhein-zeitung.de (in German). Rhein Zeitung. 5 May 2016. Archived from the original on 6 May 2016. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  3. ^ Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv (in German) Historical German domestic league tables
  4. ^ Fussball.de - Ergebnisse (in German) Tables and results of all German football leagues

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