NICKNAME – Die Adler (The Eagles), Die Launische Diva (The Moody Diva)
FOUNDED – 1899
LOCATED IN – Frankfurt, Hesse
STADIUM – Commerzbank-Arena
CAPACITY – 51,500
PROMOTED – 2012
BEST BUNDESLIGA FINISH – 3rd (5 times)
BEST DFB POKAL RUN – Winners (5 times)
BEST EC/CL FINISH – Runners Up (1959/1960)
BEST UC/EL FINISH – Winners (1979/1980)
BEST CWC FINISH – SF (1975/1976)
RECORD GOALSCORER – Bernd Holzenbein (201)
2019/2020 FINISH – 9th
FIVE FUN FACTS ABOUT EINTRACHT FRANKFURT
1. The “Eintracht” in Eintracht Frankfurt is equivalent to “United” in England; it was formed through an amalgamation of clubs.
2. They lost the legendary 1959/1960 European Cup Final to Real Madrid 7-3, with legends Puskas and Di Stefano scoring 4 and 3 respectively.
3. Frankfurt picked up their curious nickname of “The Moody Diva” in the 1990s, when they would pick off the big boys easily only to slip up against lesser opposition.
4. Attilla, a golden eagle who lives in the local zoo, is the club’s mascot and attends home matches.
5. Unusually, the goal celebration music is the classical “Leichte Kavallerie” (The Light Cavalry), written by Franz von Suppe.
FIVE FUN FACTS ABOUT FRANKFURT
1. Leaders of the Holy Roman Empire were crowned here between 1562 and 1792.
2. As the seat of the European Central Bank, it is the financial centre of Europe (sometimes nicknamed “Bankfurt”). It is also Lufthansa’s main hub.
3. The most famous son of the city is unquestionably Goethe, author of “Faust”, after whom the university is named.
4. An extremely international city, over 50% of residents have at least one parent from a migrant background.
5. The city hosts a “Night of the Museums”, when all the city’s museums remain open until two in the morning. This inspired the “Night of the Clubs”, which allows you entry to all city clubs for a modest sum. Frankfurt is the home of trance music.
OTHER GERMAN TEAMS
Arminia Bielefeld, Augsburg, Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Borussia MG, Eintracht Frankfurt, Fortuna Dusseldorf, Freiburg, Hertha Berlin, Hoffenheim, Koln, Leipzig, Mainz, Paderborn, Schalke, Stuttgart, Union Berlin, Werder Bremen, Wolfsburg