Bundesliga play-offs at the time. In the relegation zone MSV Duisburg followed the two Berlin clubs into amateur football as a third former Bundesliga side that season.
Pauli, freshly promoted from amateur football again, missed out by a goal in the play-offs against FC Homburg. At the bottom end Eintracht Braunschweig became another former Bundesliga side and champion to drop into the third division.
Pauli ended a ten-year wait for Bundesliga return in when it finished runners-up to Stuttgarter Kickers who were promoted to the Bundesliga for the first time.
Third placed SV Darmstadt 98 missed out on penalties in the deciding third game against SV Waldhof Mannheim after each side had won their home game by a goal.
SpVgg Bayreuth finished 17th again but was again spared from relegation when Kickers Offenbach was refused a licence.
Also relegated were Union Solingen after 14 consecutive seasons in the league. Bundesliga football after games for Alemannia Aachen in the league from to , a record for any player with a single club in the league.
Bundesliga title, followed up by SG Wattenscheid 09, who entered the Bundesliga for the first time. In the relegation zone SpVgg Bayreuth failed to get reprieved for a third consecutive season and dropped into amateur football, as did Alemannia Aachen , a founding member of the 2.
Bundesliga who had played all 16 seasons of the league until then. The tenth season of the single division 2. Bundesliga was to be the last in its current format for a time as the German reunion in lead to changes to the league after this season.
Pauli three times to earn promotion, the first two contests having ended 1—1 while Stuttgart won the third 3—1.
FC Schweinfurt 05 in last place became one of the worst clubs in the league history when it only won two games all season.
In the —92 season, the league was expanded to 24 teams in two regional divisions, north and south, to accommodate six new East German clubs which joined the league that season.
The East German clubs were spread very uneven, with one going to the north and five to the south, caused by the geographic location of those clubs.
Only the league champions were promoted to the Bundesliga that year, which were Bayer Uerdingen in the north and 1. The bottom three in each division were relegated, three of which were from former East Germany.
Bundesliga after their licence was revoked in At the end of this season the league returned to the single division format, but with still 24 clubs as its strength.
The —93 season was a momentous one, with 24 teams competing in a single league and each club playing 46 games. Three clubs were promoted directly, as would be the case from then on until , with the play-offs having been abolished.
SC Freiburg won the league and promotion for the first time. Seven clubs were relegated from the league to reduce its strength to 20 clubs again from the following season.
Promoted were VfL Bochum, Bayer Uerdingen and Munich, which had just won promotion from the third division the year before and returned to the Bundesliga for the first time since At the bottom end, five clubs were relegated, four of those former Bundesliga sides and the fifth one, Carl Zeiss Jena , from former East Germany.
The league level below the 2. Bundesliga was changed profoundly in with the Oberligas replaced by the new Regionalligas, which allowed for direct promotion to the 2.
Bundesliga for the first time since The league itself was now reduced to 18 clubs with no play-offs, three promoted and four relegated teams, a system it would maintain until , when the play-offs were re-introduced.
Hansa Rostock won the 2. Bundesliga for the first time in and FC St. The later, despite finishing seventh, had its licence revoked, thereby sparing FSV Zwickau from relegation.
The —96 season saw VfL Bochum win the league again with second placed Arminia Bielefeld winning promotion straight after having been promoted from the Regionalliga the year before.
FC Kaiserslautern and Eintracht Frankfurt had suffered their first-ever relegation from the Bundesliga in The former won the league and bounced back immediately while Frankfurt remained at this level for another season.
Kaiserslautern would also become the first and only club to win the Bundesliga as a freshly promoted side the following year.
At the bottom end VfB Leipzig was one of three clubs from the east to be relegated, alongside SV Meppen , which dropped out of the league after eleven consecutive seasons there.
The —99 season saw the 1. In —01, the league was won by 1. Pauli was the third promoted team. SSV Ulm , freshly relegated from the Bundesliga, finished the season in 16th place and became insolvent.
FSV Mainz 05 was a newcomer to the Bundesliga. In second place Alemannia Aachen returned to the Bundesliga for the first time since Relegated that year were Dynamo Dresden , former East German power house, after a two-year stint in the league.
Landgraf had played a record 2. The —09 season saw the return of play-offs. The third placed team in the 2. Bundesliga now played the 16th placed team in the Bundesliga for a spot in that league.
At the other end of the table, the 16th placed 2. Bundesliga side would now also play the third placed team in the new 3. Liga , which had replaced the Regionalliga as the third division.
SC Freiburg and 1. FSV Mainz 05 were directly promoted that season while 1. Bundesliga place to SC Paderborn from the 3.
FC Kaiserslautern ended a four-year spell in the 2. Bundesliga in with a league championship, with FC St.
The FC Augsburg finished third but was unable to overcome 1. Hansa Rostock, in 16th place, dropped out of the 2. Bundesliga when it lost both play-off games to Ingolstadt After 15 consecutive seasons in the 2.
Karlsruher SC failed to remain in the 2. Bundesliga when it was relegated on away goal rule after two drawn games against Jahn Regensburg.
Hertha BSC won the 2. Bundesliga for the second time in three seasons in —13 and was accompanied up by Eintracht Braunschweig, who had not played in the Bundesliga since FC Kaiserslautern lost both games to Hoffenheim and thereby failed to get promoted.
Dynamo Dresden became the first 2. Bundesliga side in five attempts to hold onto their league place while 3.
At the bottom end two eastern clubs were relegated, Dynamo Dresden and Energie Cottbus, while Arminia Bielefeld entered the relegation round. The —15 season saw Ingolstadt 04 win the league and earn Bundesliga promotion for the first time while SV Darmstadt 98 finished second and returned to the Bundesliga for the first time since Both the Bundesliga and 2.
Bundesliga clubs retained their league membership. At the bottom end of the table SC Paderborn suffered consecutive relegations, becoming the sixth club to drop from the Bundesliga to the third tier in consecutive seasons.
In December , it was announced that for the first time, the 2. Bundesliga would be given its own logo, taking effect at the start of the —18 season.
Bundesliga had borrowed the Bundesliga logo for promotional and media purposes. Bundesliga gained its own logo to "strengthen the profile of the competition" and to better identify the league with fans, the media, and sponsors.
The most consistent team in the league, as of —16, is Alemannia Aachen , having won 1, points from 1, games. Bundesliga experience had entered the league: Hamburger SV and 1.
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After relegation, since the —12 season they have played in 2. Bundesliga, the second-highest division in Germany. The club also has a more recent rivalry with Hansa Rostock.
Pauli supporters are strongly identified with their support of left wing politics. The club began its existence in as a loose, informal group of football enthusiasts within the Hamburg-St.
Officially established on 15 May , the club played as St. The team played as an undistinguished lower-to-mid table side until making their first appearance in in the top-flight Gauliga Nordmark , 1 of 16 premier level divisions created in the re-organization of German football that took place under the Third Reich.
They were immediately relegated, but returned to the top flight in Relegated again in , St. After the war, the club resumed play in the Oberliga Nord in A second-place finish in the —48 season led St.
Pauli to its first appearance in the national championship rounds. They advanced as far as the semi-finals, where they were knocked out 2—3 by eventual champions 1.
The club continued to play well throughout the early s, but were unable to overtake rivals Hamburger SV , finishing in second place in five of the next seven seasons, and going out in the early rounds in each of their championship-round appearances from to In the late s and into the early s, St.
Pauli found themselves in the second-tier Regionalliga Nord. Nearly a decade-and-a-half of frustration followed. Pauli won their division in , but finished bottom of their group in the promotion play-off round.
They took their next Regionalliga Nord title in and, while they performed far better in the play-offs, still failed to advance to the top-flight, losing out to Rot-Weiss Essen on goal difference, having conceded two more goals.
Division championships in and , and runner-up finishes in and , were each followed by promotion-round play-off disappointment. The success of the Bundesliga, and the growth of professional football in West Germany, led to the formation of the 2.
Pauli was part of the new second-tier professional circuit in the 2. Bundesliga Nord and in , they finally advanced to the top flight as winners of their division.
The team survived just one season at the highest level in the Bundesliga. Bundesliga Nord was also short-lived.
On the verge on bankruptcy in , they were denied a license for the following season and were sent down to the Oberliga Nord III.
Strong performances that set the team atop that division in and were marred by poor financial health. By , the club had recovered sufficiently to return to the 2.
Pauli, were ineligible for promotion. It was in the mids that St. Supporters adopted the skull and crossbones as their own unofficial emblem.
Pauli became the first team in Germany to officially ban right-wing nationalist activities and displays in its stadium in an era when fascist-inspired football hooliganism threatened the game across Europe.
The skull and crossbones symbol had always been associated with St Pauli the city quarter in one way or another. However, the one who should be credited with finally bringing the symbol to the terraces is probably Doc Mabuse, the singer of a Hamburg punk band.
As the legend tells, he first grabbed the flag from a stall while passing drunk through the Dom on his way to the Millerntor-Stadion.
In the early s, the media in Germany began to recognize the Kult -image of the club, focusing on the punk part of the fan-base in TV broadcasts of the matches.
By this time, the media also started to establish nicknames like " Freibeuter der Liga " " Buccaneers of the League" as well as the satirical " das Freudenhaus der Liga " "Brothel of the League", literally "House of Joy".
Pauli moved in and out of the Bundesliga over the course of the next dozen years: Two increasingly strong years followed, resulting in promotion and three seasons in the Bundesliga, from to Four seasons followed in 2.
Bundesliga, and then another two in the Bundesliga In to , before another return to the 2. A win against Bayern Munich , the reigning Intercontinental Cup winners, led to the popular " Weltpokalsiegerbesieger " "World Club Champion beaters" shirts.
Bundesliga, only a skeleton of the successful team remained. The —03 season ended up in chaos, with the team fighting relegation ultimately in vain from the very beginning, various coaches departing and other problems internal to the club.
With the club almost bankrupt again and the less-lucrative Regionaliga Nord III looming, the club began its fund-raising activities, the so-called " Retteraktion ".
They also organized a lucrative benefit game, against Bayern Munich, to raise funds to save the club. The club has also been active in terms of charity and in the club, the team and the fans initiated the Viva con Agua de Sankt Pauli campaign, which collects money for water-dispensers for schools in Cuba , for clean water in Rwanda et cetera.
Pauli finally went out of the cup to Bayern Munich on 12 April, going down 3—0 with a goal from Owen Hargreaves and two from Claudio Pizarro. Coincidentally, Bayern were also St.
After success in the —07 season, the team was promoted to the 2. On 16 February , during the —11 season and for the first time since , St Pauli defeated their bitter cross-city rivals Hamburger SV away at the Volksparkstadion courtesy of a Gerald Asamoah goal.
The team, however, finished the domestic season in last place, resulting in their relegation to the 2. Bundesliga for the —12 season. Since then, the club has remained in the 2.
Bundesliga, finishing fourth in —12 but declining in results since then. Pauli enjoys a certain fame for the left-leaning character of its supporters: The organization has adopted an outspoken stance against racism, fascism, sexism, and homophobia and has embodied this position in its constitution.
The centre of fan activity is the Fanladen St. The club prides itself on having the largest number of female fans in all of German football.
The suite belonged to local lap dance club Susies Show Bar. Pauli is also a worldwide symbol for punk and related subcultures.
Pauli Fans gegen Rechts! Pauli fans against the Right " underneath it. Pauli hat and hoodie. Editors guitarist and synthesiser player Chris Urbanowicz frequently wears the skull and crossbones t-shirt.
Bad Religion played a charity match against St. Several bands has also made music directly related to St.
The Norwegian punk rock band Turbonegro recorded a special version of their song " I Got Erection " with re-worked German lyrics for St.
The team has since used the song as an anthem and Talco has played a number of concerts at Millerntor-Stadion. Pauli celebrated its th anniversary.
For the occasion, the fan club 18auf12 recorded the song "Happy Birthday St. The Canadian punk rock band The Pagans of Northumberland recorded a song in called simply "St Pauli" for their first 7-inch detailing their love of the club and its supporters around the world.
In January , FC St. As of the —12 season, St. Pauli had more season ticket holders than many Bundesliga teams.
The number of official fan clubs in passed which is an increase of over three years. The former club president Corny Littmann , long active in German theatre and head of the Schmidt Theater on the Reeperbahn , is openly gay.
Pauli have made pre-season appearances at Wacken Open Air , a heavy metal festival, several times. They participated as the "Republic of St.
In , Nike commemorated the club with two exclusive Dunk shoes, both released in limited quantities. The High Dunk featuring a black colorway , and the skull and crossbones symbol was released to all countries throughout Europe, with only pairs produced.
Pauli were the first club in Germany to integrate a set of Fundamental Principles Leitlinien to dictate how the club is run. The Fundamental Principles were passed by an overwhelming majority at the St.
Pauli Congress in and they go beyond solely football. Pauli FC is a part of the society by which it is surrounded and so is affected both directly and indirectly by social changes in the political, cultural and social spheres.Pauli Triathlon in der neu gegründeten Landesliga Hamburg. Nach der schnellen Führung durch Dominic Hartmann 7. Website des FC St. Und nicht nur das: Pauli steht nach zwei Niederlagen in Serie unter Zugzwang. Februar gewann der FC St. Zentrale Einrichtung für organisierte wie einzelne Fans ist der aus einer Faninitiative hervorgegangene Fanladen St. Bereits im Juli ging der FC St. Im Juni wurde ein drohender Zwangsabstieg durch den Verkauf von lebenslangen Dauerkarten verhindert. Die Elbestädter, die als einziges Team aller 56 Mannschaften von Bundesliga bis 3. Pauli 3 Sami Allagui St. Pauli , gesichtet am 8.