Schalke 04 5 Rapid Wien 1 Schalke 04 6 Hannover 96 2 Rot-Weiss Essen 1 Borussia Dortmund 1 Borussia Dortmund 2 Schalke 04 7 Eintracht Frankfurt 1 Hamburger SV 3 Borussia Dortmund 3 Werder Bremen 1 Eintracht Braunschweig 1 Bayern München 2 Borussia M'gladbach 1 Borussia M'gladbach 2 Bayern München 3 Bayern München 4 Bayern München 5 Borussia M'gladbach 3 Borussia M'gladbach 4 Borussia M'gladbach 5 Hamburger SV 4 Bayern München 6 Bayern München 7 Hamburger SV 5 Hamburger SV 6 Bayern München 8 Bayern München 9 Bayern München 10 Werder Bremen 2 Bayern München 11 Bayern München 12 Although the current HSV was founded in June from a merger of three earlier clubs, it officially traces its origin to 29 September when the first of the predecessors, SC Germania , was founded.
HSV's football team had the distinction of being the only team that had played continuously in the top tier of the German football league system since the founding of the club at the end of World War I.
It was the only team that played in every season of the Bundesliga since its foundation in , until when the team were relegated for the first time in history.
The team's most successful period was from the mids until the mids when, in addition to several domestic honours, they won the —77 European Cup Winners' Cup and the —83 European Cup.
The club colours are officially blue, white and black but the home kit of the team is white jerseys and red shorts.
The team's most common nickname is "die Rothosen" the Red Shorts. As it is one of Germany's oldest clubs, it is also known as der Dinosaurier the Dinosaur.
Pauli , whom they contest the Hamburg derby. HSV is notable in football as a grassroots organisation with youth development a strong theme. The club had a team in the Women's Bundesliga from to but it was demoted to Regionalliga level because of financial problems.
Other club departments include badminton , baseball , basketball , bowling , boxing , cricket , darts , hockey , golf , gymnastics , handball and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation exercises.
HSV is one of the biggest sports clubs in Germany with over 84, members in all its departments  and stated by Forbes to be among the largest football clubs in the world.
This was the first of three clubs that merged on 2 June to create HSV in its present form. The merger came about because the three clubs had been severely weakened by the impact of the First World War on manpower and finance and they could not continue as separate entities.
SC Germania was formed originally as an athletics club and did not begin to play football until , when some Englishmen joined the club and introduced it.
SC Germania had its first success in , winning the Hamburg-Altona championship for the first of five times.
Hamburger SC was founded by students on 1 June FC Falke was founded by students in Eppendorf on 5 March but it was never a successful team and played in lower leagues.
The newly formed Hamburger SV quickly became competitive and contested the national final against 1. FC Nürnberg , who were playing for their third consecutive title.
The game was called off on account of darkness after three hours and ten minutes of play, drawn at 2—2. Considerable wrangling ensued over the decision.
The DFB awarded the win to HSV but urged them to refuse the title in the name of good sportsmanship which they grudgingly did. Ultimately, the Viktoria trophy was not officially presented that year.
HSV's first unqualified success was achieved in the German football championship when they won the national title against Union Oberschöneweide.
They failed to defend the title in , losing the final to Nuremberg, but lifted the Viktoria again in when they defeated Hertha BSC 5—2 at the Altonaer Stadion in the final.
During the Third Reich , HSV enjoyed local success in the Gauliga Nordmark , also known as the Gauliga Hamburg, winning the league championship in , , , and At national level the club was unsuccessful with semi-final losses in and their best performances in this period.
Its main rival in the Gauliga in those years was Eimsbütteler TV. HSV's first post-war season was in the newly formed Stadtliga Hamburg and they won its championship in The club also won the championship of the British occupation zone in and , the only two seasons this competition was staged.
Playing in the Oberliga Nord after the resumption of league play in post-war West Germany in , HSV became a frighteningly dominant regional club.
In 16 seasons from —48 to —63, they laid claim to the Oberliga title 15 times, only posting an uncharacteristic 11th-place finish in — During this period, they scored over goals in each of the , , and seasons.
In , the club's all-time leading goalscorer Uwe Seeler debuted. In nine seasons, he scored goals in Oberliga matches.
National titles , however, were harder to come by. In , HSV became German champions for the first time since , defeating 1.
FC Köln 3—2 in the championship final. Seeler, who scored twice in the final, was named West German Footballer of the Year.
In the quarter-finals, they beat English champions Burnley before being defeated by Barcelona at the semi-final stage in a playoff game after the scores were level over two legs.
The crowd of 77, at the Volksparkstadion for the first leg against Barcelona remains the record attendance for a HSV home match. Soon after, Germany's first professional football league, the Bundesliga , was formed, with HSV one of 16 clubs invited to join that first season.
They had shared that special status with Eintracht Frankfurt and 1. FC Kaiserslautern until , and with 1. FC Köln until Altogether, 49 other sides have come and gone since the league's inception.
The Bundesliga celebrated its 40th anniversary on 24 August with a match between "The Dinosaur", as the club has been affectionately nicknamed due to its old age, and Bayern Munich , the league's most successful side.
In , Seeler was named Footballer of the Year for the third time. FC Kaiserslautern 2—0 to win the trophy for the second time in the club's history.
This was then bettered in —76 with a second-place finish. Keegan's first season at the club saw the team slip to a disappointing tenth place, however, the player himself was named European Footballer of the Year.
As had happened 19 years ago, HSV faced Spanish opposition in the semi-finals. In , Austrian coach Ernst Happel was appointed as Zebec's permanent replacement.
The run stretched across 36 games and remained a Bundesliga record until November , when it was broken by Bayern Munich. A third Meisterschale followed at the end of the —83 season , with HSV defending their title against local rivals Werder Bremen on goal difference.
The Brazilian club took home the trophy with a 93rd minute winning goal. Both —85 and —86 were disappointing seasons for HSV with the club finishing fifth and seventh respectively.
In , midfielder Felix Magath , who had played for the club for ten years and scored the winning goal in the European Cup Final , retired from professional football.
In the early s, HSV found itself in financial trouble. After a fifth-place finish in —91 , HSV finished in the bottom half of the Bundesliga in four consecutive seasons.
The following month, Uwe Seeler also returned as the club president. In May , however, Magath was fired after a 4—0 defeat to 1.
FC Köln with the team one place above the relegation zone. In , HSV appointed Frank Pagelsdorf , who would coach the team for over four years, making him the longest serving trainer since Ernst Happel.
A ninth-place finish in —98 was followed by seventh in —99 and third in — ,  the team's best performance since — The resulting scandal became the biggest in German football in over 30 years, and was an embarrassment to the country as it prepared to host the World Cup.
In the league, the team was in 17th place going into the winter break,  having won once in the league all season , leading to the dismissal of trainer Thomas Doll.
However, a defeat in the away leg to Fulham days after the firing of Labbadia  denied the club the opportunity to play in the final , which was held at its home stadium.
On 13 October , Thorsten Fink was appointed as coach  with the team in the relegation zone after losing six of their opening eight matches.
In HSV's first nine games under Fink they were unbeaten, going into the winter break in 13th place. In —13 , HSV recorded a much improved seventh-place finish, in large part due to Heung-min Son 's ability to score crucial goals.
During the season , however, the team equaled the club's record Bundesliga defeat, losing 9—2 at the Allianz Arena to Bayern Munich. BVB have the head to head advantage.
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