Alemannia Aachen is a German football club, founded on 16th December 1900 by a group of eighteen high school students. Knowing that another team had already taken the name 1. FC Aachen the new club was christened FC Alemannia using the old Latin name for Germany. In early 1919 Alemannia merged with Aachener Turnverein 1847 to become TSV Alemannia Aachen 1900, but the clubs split again in 1924.
Alemannia Aachen wear yellow and black hooped shirts where their away kit usually boasts a white colour scheme. Alemannia enjoyed a three-year turn in the top flight in the late 1960s and, after a successful 2005–06 campaign, returned to first division play for a single season.
After the formation of the Bundesliga, Germany's new professional football league, in 1963, Alemannia found themselves in Regionalliga West (II). Until 2006/07 season, when they earned promotion to the Bundesliga, they mostly played in country's second division 2.Bundesliga. Although Kartoffelk�fer (potato beetles), as they are called, were German Cup finalists three times (1953, 1965 and 2004), they are still looking to win their first major trophy.
Alemannia Aachen plays in the Stadion Tivoli which has a capacity of 21,632 spectators. It was built in 1908 and has been renovated several times. Aachen is hoping to build a new stadium in the near future.