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Union Berlin 2018 Shirts



FC Union Berlin are a German football club who were founded as a club in 1966 but who have traces running back to 1906. SC Olympia 06 Oberschoneweide FC added ‘Union’ to their name in 1910 to become their first representatives. They were one of Germany's Premier clubs during the First World War period regularly winning local championships. The team were also runners up in the 1923 German Championship Cup final. In 1933, German football was recognised under the Third Reich and Oberschoneweide produced some average results in the top and second divisions.

Finally in 2000/01, Union won the third tier and were allowed to move into the 2. Bundesliga. That year was also remembered for the team sensationally reaching the final of the German Cup where they lost 2-0 to Schalke O4. Nevertheless, this enabled the team to play in European competition for the very first time.

They managed to reach the second round of the UEFA Cup before losing to Bulgarian side PFC Litex Lovech. Unfortunately, the club could not sustain this momentum and found themselves in the 4th tier of German football by 2005. Two promotions since has seen the club back in the 2. Bundesliga where they will hope to kick on and reach the top division.

Between 1950 - 1963, there were five name changes to the club before they eventually settled on FC Union Berlin 1 in 1966. Nevertheless, their success over the next 20 odd years was limited with only a single win in the East German Cup during 1968. Following the German Reunification in 1990, the team almost collapsed financially but just managed to cling on to their status as a football club. However, they won the third tier of German football twice in 1993 and 1994 but weren't able to play in the second tier due to their financial problems.

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