Suddenly she saw a man standing at the back wearing a Schalke 04 jersey. She got a huge shock – hadn't she been warned about the terrible fans in. FC Nürnberg Fanfreundschaft, Gelsenkirchen/Nürnberg. Gefällt Mal. Fränkische & Nordrhein-Westfälische Fanfreundschaft FC Schalke. 1. Juni Den Anfang machen wir mit DER Fanfreundschaft schlechthin: Schalke und der FCN. Von Luisa Bomke. Schalke & Nürnberg ist wohl nicht nur.
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 Werder Bremen 3 Bayern München 13 Borussia Dortmund 4 Borussia Dortmund 5 Bayern München 14 Bayern München 15 Bayern München 16 Bayern München 17 Borussia Dortmund 6 Bayern München 18 Werder Bremen 4 Bayern München 19 Bayern München 20 Bayern München 21 Bayern München 22 Borussia Dortmund 7 Borussia Dortmund 8 Bayern München 23 Bayern München 24 After World War I, Nürnberg would gradually turn their success into dominance of the country's football.
In the period from July to February , the team would go unbeaten in official matches. As early as , they came to be referred to simply as " Der Club " in recognition of their skill and of their style on and off the field, and would go on to become one of the nation's most widely recognized and popular teams.
Nürnberg faced SpVgg Fürth in the first national championship held after the end of World War I, beating the defending champions 2—0.
That would be the first of five titles Der Club would capture over the course of eight years. In each of those wins, they would shutout their opponents.
The final was contested by Nürnberg and Hamburger SV but never reached a conclusion on the pitch. The match was called on account of darkness after three hours and ten minutes of play, drawn at 2—2.
The re-match also went into extra time, and in an era that did not allow for substitutions, that game was called at 1—1 when Nürnberg was reduced to just seven players and the referee ruled incorrectly the club could not continue.
Considerable wrangling ensued over the decision. Ultimately, the Viktoria trophy was not officially presented that year.
FCN's dominance was already beginning to fade when they captured their final trophy of the era in as the game began to evolve into a more quickly paced contest which did not suit their slower, more deliberate approach.
While they continued to field strong sides, other clubs rose to the forefront of German football. In , they lost in the final to Schalke 04 , a club that would go on to become the strongest side in the era of football under the Third Reich.
Nürnberg would capture national titles just before and after World War II in and in the first post-war national final, and would also take the Tschammerpokal, the forerunner of today's DFB-Pokal , in and The post-war period began with the club being integrated in the Oberliga Süd , one of the five top divisions in West-Germany at the time.
Nürnberg managed to win this league six times until , winning the national championship in FCN captured their eighth national title and appeared in a losing effort in the following year's final.
Some consolation was to be had in the team capturing its second DFB-Pokal in The club's strong play made it an obvious choice to be amongst the 16 teams selected to participate in the Bundesliga , Germany's new professional football league, formed in Der Club played as a mid-table side through the league's early years until putting on a dominating performance in in which it sat atop the league table from the fifth week of play on to the end of the season, en route to its first Bundesliga title.
It went on to become the first club to be relegated from the Bundesliga as the reigning champions. It would take the club nine years to recover and return from an exile in the second tier, first the Regionalliga Süd , then the 2.
Bundesliga Süd , that included several failed efforts in the promotion rounds. FCN returned to the Bundesliga for a year in , but played to a 17th-place finish and were relegated again.
The club immediately played its way back to the top flight, but since then its Bundesliga performances have been stumbling ones, characterized by finishes well down the league table and occasional relegation for a season or two.
The side's best recent result was a fifth-place finish in The early s also saw the rise of a longstanding and intense friendship between the fans of Nürnberg and those of former archrival Schalke Fans accompany each other's on their respective away games, and the two season matches between the teams are generally a very laid-back and hospitable affair for all fans involved.
In the mids, Nürnberg had financial problems that led to their being penalized six points in the —96 season while playing in the 2. The club was relegated to the third division as a consequence.
Improved management saw the club clawing back and return to the top flight eventually. In , however, 1. FCN suffered what was arguably the worst meltdown in Bundesliga history.
Going into the last game of the season, the club sat in 12th place, three points and five goals ahead of Eintracht Frankfurt , which was sitting in 16th place and seemingly headed to relegation.
Nürnberg was closing out the season with what looked to be an easy home game against SC Freiburg , which was also facing relegation.
Frankfurt was up against 1. Therefore, FCN had already begun soliciting season tickets for next Bundesliga season in a letter to current season ticket holders within celebrating successfully avoiding relegation.
The stage was set for an improbable outcome. Nürnberg lost 1—2 with Frank Baumann missing a chance to score in the last minute.
FCN crashing to 16th place and into a shock relegation. FCN rebounded and played in the Bundesliga but still found itself flirting with relegation from season to season.
However, it had comfortably avoided relegation in the —06 season , finishing eighth in the Bundesliga. After several years of consolidation, Nürnberg seemed back as a force to reckon with in Bundesliga football.
In the first round of —08, however, the team could convince no more in Bundesliga. Once upon a time three was a girl called Monika.
She was a big fan of the Club, and would travel far and wide to support 1. FCN at all its away games. Thus began the story of Schalke 04 and the Club.
One day, late on a Saturday afternoon, she was on the way home from a game, travelling back to Nürnberg from Mönchengladbach. Clad in her beautiful back and red scarf she strode through the train to stretch her legs a little.
Suddenly she saw a man standing at the back wearing a Schalke 04 jersey. But the young man said hello to her, and they began a conversation.