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Fußball-Club Augsburg 1907 e. V.
(named after the famous Fugger family of Augsburg)
8 August 1907
Fußball-Club Augsburg 1907 e. V., commonly known as FC Augsburg or Augsburg, is a German football club based in Augsburg, Bavaria.
FC Augsburg play in the Bundesliga, the top tier of the German football league system.
The team was founded as Fußball-Klub Alemania Augsburg in 1907 and played as BC Augsburg from 1921 to 1969.
With over 12,200 members, it is the largest football club in Swabian Bavaria.
FC Augsburg, who has long fluctuated between the second and third division, experienced a difficult time in the early 2000s, suffering relegation to the fourth division for two seasons.
FCA recovered from this, returning to professional football in 2006.
At the end of the 2010-11 season Augsburg were promoted to the Bundesliga for the first time.
Since 2009, FC Augsburg's stadium is the WWK ARENA.
BUNDESLIGA AMBITIONS: 2009 TO PRESENT
Under Dutch manager Jos Luhukay, Augsburg enjoyed a successful season in 2009-10, when the club reached the semi-finals of the German Cup as well as finishing third in the 2. Bundesliga, which allowed it to play 1. FC Nürnberg for Bundesliga promotion.
In two games there, the Franconians kept the upper hand and FCA was condemned to wait another year.
At the end of the 2010–11 season, FC Augsburg finished second in the league and was promoted to the Bundesliga for the first time in its history.
On 15 October 2011, Augsburg won its first-ever game in the first division, defeating Mainz 1:0. On 28 April 2012, Augsburg retained their status as a Bundesliga club for a second year with a game to spare.
Only a week later, Luhukay resigned from the Augsburg job, citing doubts with regards to the club's prospects as the reason.
On 17 May 2012, the club appointed Markus Weinzierl as their new manager.
In their second Bundesliga season the club struggled even more than in its first year, accumulating only nine points in the first half of the season.
FCA however secured their survival in the last game of the season against SpVgg Greuther Fürth with a 3:1 victory.
The club played its best Bundesliga season to date in 2013-14 when it finished eighth in the league and competed, unsuccessfully, for an UEFA Europa League place rather than struggling against relegation.
FCA started the 2014-15 season with a first round German Cup defeat against amateur fourth division side 1. FC Magdeburg.
FCA qualified for the Europa League 2015-16 by finishing fifth in the 2014-15 Bundesliga, their best ever finish.