Arminia Bielefeld Tickets
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DSC Arminia Bielefeld is a German football club that plays in Bielefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia. The club was founded on 3 May 1905 as Bielefelder Football-Club Arminia and was named after a feminized version of Arminius or Hermann.
The Club's longest turn in the premier league was their five year run from 1980-81 to 1984-85. They managed to earn their best finishes with 8th in 1982-83 and 1983-84.
FC was joined in 1907 by Football Club Siegfried Bielefeld. It merged with Bielefelder Turngemeinde on 7 July 1919 and became Turngemeinde Arminia Bielefeld. Though this merger failed to continue in 1922, but former members of Arminia quickly reorganized themselves.
On 30 January 1926 the Club took on its present name, Deutscher Sport-Club Arminia Bielefeld. Through its first two decades the Club appeared several times in the final round of the regional Westdeutschland league.
They won divisional titles in 1922 and 1923 and advanced into the national playoffs where they could not show up enough performance. Consequently the team was eliminated both times in the quarterfinals.
In the latter half of the 20s and into the early 30s the club performed well to earn a place in the Gauliga Westfalen. DSC was immediately relegated, but returned to first division play in 1938. It remained there until the end of World War II.
After the war DSC was re-established as a separate club and slipped to lower level local competition.
In 1949, the team was promoted to the first division Oberliga West for a single season turn in an Amateurliga Westfalen - II title. Through the first half of the 50s they were part of the 2. Liga-West ?II.
Following the formation of the Bundesliga in 1963, the Club re-organized into second division play in the new Regionalliga West where they fielded solid sides throughout the 60s.
Arminia made its first appearance in DFB-Pokal German Cup which was held in 1936. The cup was known as the Tschammerpokal then.
After two more wartime appearances, the DSC Arminia Bielefeld was absent from cup competition until 1966. Over the next four decades Bielefeld has participated in the tournament on a regular basis. Unfortunately, it has always been put out in the early going.
A success in the subsequent promotion playoff advanced DSC to the Bundesliga for the first time. In its second season in the top flight, Bielefeld found itself at the centre of a scandal in an attempt to keep its place in the Bundesliga.
The Club was accused of bribing players from other teams, including Kickers Offenbach, Hertha BSC Berlin, Schalke 04, and 1. FC K?ln. As a result, Arminia lost all its points and demoted to the Regionalliga West - II. A number of players of the team were also suspended.
Following the next five years, Bielefeld recovered sufficiently to contest a place in the Bundesliga again in 1977. Though they lost the deciding match staged in neutral Frankfurt, but won promotion outright on the strength of a Bundesliga-Nord title -II, in the following season.
In 1990, the team disasterously crashed out of second division play and spent the next seven campaigns in the Amateur Oberliga Westfalen (III) and Regionalliga West/S?dwest (III).
A Regionalliga title in 1995 once again advanced Bielefeld to the Bundesliga. Over the next ten years they went frequently up and down between first and second division play.
The Club was often referred to as ?the elevator crew' as the record holder for most promotions to the Bundesliga 7 times. DSC Arminia Bielefeld are presently playing in the Bundesliga after their most recent promotion for the 2004-05 season.