SSV Ulm 1846 is a German football club who were founded in 1970 following a merger between TSG Ulm 1846 and 1 SSV Ulm. They are best known for being one of the oldest sports clubs in Germany. The team are not particularly known for their football as it is only one of twenty sports that is offered.
TSG Ulm was founded in 1846 decades before football would appear widespread in Germany. Throughout the early 20th century, the team played in the Gauliga Wurttemberg and then mainly in the 2nd Oberliga Sud after World War Two. After the Bundesliga formed in 1963, TSG slipped to the third tier of German football before falling even further to the 4th tier. 1 SSV Ulm was founded in 1928 and also joined the Gauliga Wurttermberg in 1933. Following the war, they played at mainly a third or fourth tier level before their eventual merger with TSG in 1970.
Following the two clubs merging to create SSV Ulm 1846, the team mainly played in the second tier of German football until 1986 when they were relegated. After a decade in the German third tier, SSV Ulm achieved a major breakthrough with successive promotions that saw them in the Bundesliga for the 1999/2000 campaign. However, they were relegated back to the second tier at the first attempt.
The club then underwent a financial crisis that saw them plummet to the 5th tier of German football by 2002. They have since worked their way back up to third level and will hope to be back in the Bundesliga one day.