Germany Bundesliga II 05/15 13:30 34 [14] Hannover 96 v FC Ingolstadt [18] L 3-2
Germany Bundesliga II 05/07 11:30 33 [18] FC Ingolstadt v Hansa Rostock [13] D 0-0
Germany Bundesliga II 04/30 11:30 32 [18] FC Ingolstadt v Hamburg [5] L 0-4
Germany Bundesliga II 04/22 16:30 31 [10] Karlsruher SC v FC Ingolstadt [18] D 2-2
Germany Bundesliga II 04/17 11:30 30 [17] FC Ingolstadt v Paderborn [8] L 0-1
Germany Bundesliga II 04/08 16:30 29 [10] Jahn Regensburg v FC Ingolstadt [18] D 1-1
Germany Bundesliga II 04/01 16:30 28 [18] FC Ingolstadt v Erzgebirge Aue [17] W 3-2
World Club Friendlies 03/24 14:00 - FC Ingolstadt v FC Wacker Innsbruck W 3-1
Germany Bundesliga II 03/20 12:30 27 [13] Holstein Kiel v FC Ingolstadt [18] L 1-0
Germany Bundesliga II 03/13 12:30 26 [18] FC Ingolstadt v Schalke [7] L 0-3
Germany Bundesliga II 03/06 12:30 25 [15] Fortuna Dusseldorf v FC Ingolstadt [18] L 3-0
Germany Bundesliga II 02/26 12:30 24 [18] FC Ingolstadt v St Pauli [4] L 1-3


Matches played 41 21 20
Wins 8 5 3
Draws 10 6 4
Losses 23 10 13
Goals for 47 21 26
Goals against 73 32 41
Clean sheets 8 5 3
Failed to score 16 9 7

Wikipedia - FC Ingolstadt 04

Fußball-Club Ingolstadt 2004 e.V., commonly known as FC Ingolstadt 04 or FC Ingolstadt, is a German football club based in Ingolstadt, Bavaria. The club was founded in 2004 out of the merger of the football sides of two other clubs: ESV Ingolstadt-Ringsee 1919 and MTV Ingolstadt 1881.


ESV Ingolstadt

ESV Ingolstadt (Eisenbahner-Sportverein Ingolstadt-Ringsee e.V.) was founded in 1919 as FC Viktoria. Two years later the football players of Turnverein 1861 Ingolstadt joined the club to form VfR Ingolstadt. A number of other clubs from the Ringsee district fused with this club, but to little effect. The club's achievement amounted to not more than a couple of seasons spent in the Gauliga Bayern in 1936–38. After World War II, the club was re-constituted as VfR Ingolstadt, changed its name to Erster Sportverein Ingolstadt (First Sports Club Ingolstadt) in 1951 and then changed it again to its current form in 1953 when "E" came to stand for Eisenbahner to reflect its affiliation with the railway.

ESV Ingolstadt joined the Regionalliga Süd (II) in 1963 when the Bundesliga – Germany's professional football league – was formed. After bouncing between tiers II and III, capped with two seasons spent in 2. Bundesliga Süd from 1979 to 1981, the club began a descent through tier III to Landesliga Bayern-Süd (IV), last playing in 1993–94. The sports club itself carried on until it went bankrupt in the summer of 2004 and those football players there were left to join FC Ingolstadt 04. ESV continues to operate today offering a number of other sports activities while acknowledging FC 04 on its website.

MTV Ingolstadt

MTV Ingolstadt (Männer-Turn-Verein von 1881 Ingolstadt) is the city's largest sportsclub with 3,400 members and has an on-and-off relationship with its football side. The club was founded in 1881 and took up football in 1905. The footballers set up a separate club in 1924, but returned to the fold in 1933 at the direction of sports authorities in the Third Reich. After World War II occupying Allied authorities ordered the dissolution of all organizations in Germany, including sporting associations. The club was re-founded as Städtischer SV Ingolstadt 1881. Their original name was restored in 1948.

MTV spent two seasons in 2. Bundesliga Süd after Amateurliga Bayern champion 1. FC Haßfurt declined promotion in 1978. When ESV faced bankruptcy in 2004, MTV allowed its footballers to leave to help form FC Ingolstadt.


In 2004–05, newly formed FC Ingolstadt began play in the Oberliga Bayern (IV) and managed to finish second in their first season. Their success continued in 2005–06 when they captured the divisional title and won promotion. They finished their debut Regionalliga Süd (III) campaign 2006–07 with a fifth-place result. League restructuring was planned for the 2008–09 season with the introduction of a national third division and FC would have to finish their 2007–08 Regionalliga season in the top 10 to qualify. They exceeded that goal by finishing second and advancing to the 2. Bundesliga.

Ingolstadt won its debut second division match, but the following months proved less successful for the club and by the mid-winter break they had dropped to 12th place. The latter half of the season proved even worse with the club only realizing 1 win in 18 matches. They finished the season in 17th place and were subsequently relegated to the 3. Liga.

FC delivered a steady performance in third division play and ended their campaign in third place. A new promotion/relegation format accompanied the introduction of the 3. Liga and the club's finish earned them a play-off versus Hansa Rostock which had finished in 16th (third last) place in the 2. Bundesliga. Ingolstadt won both legs of the two match play-off and returned to the second division alongside the top two third tier teams which advanced automatically by virtue of their finishes.

On 17 May 2015, they clinched the 2014–15 2. Bundesliga title and won promotion for the first time in their history to the Bundesliga. Ingolstadt finished 11th in the 2015-16 Bundesliga, but the following year they fell to 17th and were relegated back to the 2. Bundesliga.

In the 2018–19 2. Bundesliga, Ingolstadt finished 16th and lost the relegation playoff against SV Wehen Wiesbaden on away goals.

In the 2019–20 3. Liga qualified for the promotion playoffs, but suffered more heartbreak, as a last second goal from Fabian Schleusener saw Ingolstadt lose to FC Nürnberg on away goals.

In the 2020–21 3. Liga, Ingolstadt were once again part of the relegation playoffs, and a 3-0 win over VfL Osnabrück in the first leg gave them the advantage heading into the second leg. Despite a 3-1 loss in the second leg, Ingolstadt won 4-3 on aggregate, and won promotion to the 2021–22 2. Bundesliga. The club were relegated back to the 3. Liga on the 31st matchday after a 2-2 draw against Karlsruhe.