Karlsruher SC

Karlsruher SC is a German association football club, based in Karlsruhe, Baden-Wurttemberg that currently plays in the 2. Bundesliga, the second tier of German football. Domestically, the club was crowned German champion in 1909, and won the DFB-Pokal in 1955 and 1956. In Europe, KSC won the Intertoto Cup in 1996, which remains the club's last major honor.

Formed as Karlsruher Fussball Club Phonix in 1894, the modern form of the club was formed as the result of several mergers in 1952, and its early success granted KSC a spot in the inaugural Bundesliga season in 1963. KSC spent the next few decades as a yo-yo club frequently being promoted and relegated between the top two divisions, with their best Bundesliga season coming in 1996 when KSC finished 6th in the table. Relegation followed in 1998, and the club has since spent all but two seasons between the second and third tiers. KSC maintains a fierce rivalry with VfB Stuttgart, a game in which old Badenese-Wurttembergian animosities are played out.

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Karlsruher SC