With the start of the new 2020/2021 season, the women’s footballers of the 1. FFC Frankfurt will compete in the Adler jersey of Eintracht Frankfurt. From late summer, Eintracht Frankfurt football fans can look forward to matches in the highest German league in both men’s and women’s football.
For the 1. FFC Frankfurt, the merger makes sense because the demands on financial strength and infrastructure, for example, have increased significantly with professionalisation. Thus, in today’s women’s football in Europe, it is almost exclusively men’s licensed clubs that play at the top, while purely women’s clubs have now become the exception.
Under the umbrella of Eintracht Frankfurt, the success story of women’s football in Frankfurt will be revived with a new spirit. With an optimal structure, we are jointly striving for new goals. The 1. FFC Frankfurt emerged in 1998 from the women’s football department of the district club SG Praunheim. The Frankfurt women’s team is one of the most successful women’s football clubs in Europe. The club has won seven German championships, nine DFB Cup victories, four UEFA Champions League titles and first place in the All-Time Women’s Bundesliga Table.
For Siegfried Dietrich, manager of the 1. FFC Frankfurt, the clubs are “not only in line with the trend of the times with the merger, but also take advantage of the FrankfurtRhineMain location.” Axel Hellmann, member of the board of Eintracht Frankfurt, pointed out the advantages for his club. “As the largest and economically strongest club in the region, we also have a responsibility for Frankfurt as a sports location and want to keep women’s football at the top level. This step will particularly help us in the internationalisation of Eintracht.”
In the future, 1. FFC Frankfurt will continue to play home matches at their traditional location, the Brentanobad Stadium in Frankfurt’s Rödelheim district.