Eintracht Frankfurt

Eintracht Frankfurt is a Bundesliga side based in the city of Frankfurt, in the state of Hesse in Germany. The club was established in 1899, and have won one German championship win, five German Cup wins, and one UEFA Cup/Europa League win.

Frankfurt’s German championship win came in 1959, before the establishment of the Bundesliga. Their highest finish in the Bundesliga has been third place, which they last achieved in the 1992-93 season. However, the club has had some recent success to their name, winning the DFB-Pokal in the 2017-18 season, having reached the final the previous season. This win gave them qualification the UEFA Europa League for the next season, when they managed to reach the semi-finals of that competition. A seventh-place finish in the Bundesliga meant that they qualified for the Europa League for this season as well.

Frankfurt play at the Commerzbank-Arena, where they have been playing since 1925. It was formerly called the Waldstadion, and was renamed in 2005 following a corporate naming deal. It has a capacity of 51,500, making it the tenth-largest football stadium in Germany. The club’s crest features an imperial eagle, in reference to the coat of arms of the city of Frankfurt. The club’s colours are red, black and white, while the nickname of Die Adler (The Eagles) is a reference to the aforementioned eagles. The most intense rivalry is with Darmstadt 98, another club based out of Hesse, while there is also a fierce rivalry with Kickers Offenbach. With neither of these clubs featuring regularly in the Bundesliga in recent years, there has been a dearth of football matches between Frankfurt and these sides.

The side is currently managed by Adi Hutter, who joined the club in 2018. The Austrian does not have any previous Bundesliga experience, but had managed Red Bull Salzburg in Austria and Young Boys Bern in Switzerland before taking over at Frankfurt. The incumbent club captain is Argentinian defender David Abraham, who joined the club in 2015.

Eintracht were in the lower reaches of the table when the current Bundesliga season was suspended. Having played 24 matches, Frankfurt were in 12th place, six points clear of 16th place and thus a relegation play-off, and level on points with Hertha BSC below them.