Eintracht Frankfurt is a German sports club based in Frankfurt, Hesse, that is best known for its association football club, currently playing in the Bundesliga, the top tier of the German football league.
The club was founded in 1899 and have won one German championship, five DFB-Pokals and one UEFA Cup. Since 1925, their stadium has been the Waldstadion, which was renamed Commerzbank-Arena in 2005.
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The club crest derives from the coat of arms of Frankfurt, which is a reference to the one-headed imperial eagle of the 13th century. The crest has evolved slowly over time, showing little significant change until 1980 when a stylized eagle in black and white was chosen to represent the team.
In Eintracht's centennial year of 1999, the club board decided to re-adopt a more traditional eagle crest. Since 2006, Eintracht has had a living mascot, the golden eagle Attila from the nearby Hanau Zoo, who is very popular among supporters.
The official club colours of red, black, and white have their origins in the colours of the founding clubs Frankfurter FC Viktoria and Frankfurter FC Kickers, which sported red and white and black and white respectively. Red and white are the colours of the city coat of arms, and black and white the colours of Prussia.
When the clubs merged, officials decided to adopt the colours of both sides. Since local rival Kickers Offenbach sport the colours red and white, Eintracht avoids playing in such a kit, preferring to play in black and red, or in black and white.
FSV Frankfurt - The club plays in the shadow of larger and much more successful Eintracht Frankfurt.
Bernd Hölzenbein (born 9 March 1946) is a German former footballer who played as a forward or winger. At international level, he was a member of the West German team that won the World Cup in 1974. He is best known for being fouled in the final against Netherlands, which led to the Germans' equalising penalty. Holz debuted for Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga in 1967 to serve for this club until his departure in 1981. A three times German Cup winner with them in 1974, 1975 and 1981, Hölzenbein also won the UEFA Cup with Frankfurt in 1980. His output of 160 goals in his 420 Bundesliga matches is still club record achievement for Frankfurt.
Bernd Nickel (born 15 March 1949) is a former German footballer. Due to his straight shots his nickname was "Doktor Hammer". In 1966 he was signed by Eintracht Frankfurt, where he scored 141 goals in 426 Bundesliga games. He won the DFB-Pokal in 1974, 1975 and 1981. His biggest success was the victory of the UEFA Cup in 1980.
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