The football club from Köpenick, a district in the south-east of Berlin, has conquered the highest tier of German football by storm. The Union fans play a big part in the success of the club, as they are famous for their pride, humility and modesty, which stems from their deeply rooted connection to Union Berlin being a working class club from the historically overlooked East-Germany.
Together, the club and its fans have built something truly remarkable: a genuine pleasure in football that they share, which extends beyond the realm of commerce and industry. The Game has highlighted some of the club’s key moments and created a visual storyline for the history of 1.FC Union Berlin.
Before 2000: Lower Leagues and Invalidated Promotion
2000/2001: Promotion 2. Bundesliga and DFB-Cup Final
2003-2005 Relegations to the 4th Division
2007/2008: Promotion 2. Bundesliga
2008/2009: Fans Renovate the Stadium “Alte Försterei”
2009-2018: Establishing in 2. Bundesliga
2019: Promotion 1. Bundesliga
Since 2020: Journey to the Top & Europa
IMAGO Collections of the history of 1.FC Union Berlin:
1. FC Union Berlin, the special club – fans help with the stadium reconstruction.
Article and image selection by Johannes Häring.