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1. FC Köln

Fußball-Club Köln 01/07 e. V., commonly known as simply 1. FC Köln or FC Cologne in English, is a German association football club based in Cologne. It was formed in 1948 as a merger of the clubs Kölner Ballspiel-Club 1901 and SpVgg Sülz 07. Köln play in the Bundesliga, the highest league of German football.

The club’s nickname Die Geißböcke (The Billy Goats) refers to the club’s mascot, a male goat named Hennes after the veteran FC player and (later) manager Hennes Weisweiler. The first Hennes was donated by a circus entrepreneur as a Cologne carnival joke. The current mascot is Hennes VIII, and has been since 24 July 2006. Another nickname for the club, more common locally due to its ambiguity, is FC, a common German abbreviation for football clubs.

Like many of Germany’s other professional football clubs, 1. FC Köln is part of a larger sports club with teams in other sports like handball, table tennis and gymnastics. 1. FC Köln has over 100,000 members, making it the fourth largest club in Germany.



Bundesliga 2019/2020

PosClubPWDLFAGDPts
1220082+66
2220061+56
3220061+56
4220051+46
5220063+36
6211052+34
7211031+24
821014403
921013303
1021012203
11201125-31
12201103-31
13201126-41
14201115-41
15200236-30
16200236-30
17200225-30
18200216-50
Leagues
Bundesliga
Seasons
2019
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