FC Augsburg

FC Augsburg are a Bundesliga side based in Augsburg, in Bavaria. The club was founded in 1907, and have traditionally oscillated between the second and third divisions of German football, with their current spell in the top flight being an outlier. As a result, Augsburg do not have any major honours to their name.

FC Augsburg were promoted to the Bundesliga for the first time in 2011, and managed to reach an eighth-place finish in the 2013-14 season. The 2014-15 season saw them come fifth, and thus qualify for the UEFA Europa League, the first time the club would play any form of European football. They managed to qualify from their group, and lost narrowly to Liverpool in the round of 32.

Augsburg’s home stadium is the Augsburg Arena, known as the WWK Arena for commercial reasons. It is a football stadium in Augsburg, with a capacity of over 30,000. The club has been using it since 2009, having played previously at the Rosenaustadion. Augsburg’s colours are red, white and green, which can be seen on the club crest, while the current home kit is white and green with the away kit being red. Being from Bavaria, Augsburg have rivalries with 1860 Munich and FC Ingolstadt.

The current first-team head coach is former German international Heiko Herrlich. He was appointed to the role in March 2020, having previously coached the likes of Bayer Leverkusen, VfL Bochum and Jahn Regensburg. Augsburg are captained by Daniel Baier, who has been at the club since 2010.

In the current Bundesliga season, Augsburg were in 14th place, sitting five points clear of the relegation playoff spot and a point behind Hertha Berlin and Eintracht Frankfurt.