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BV 04 Dortmund
was a German association football club
Association football is the most popular sport in Germany. The German Football Association is the sport's national governing body, with 6.6 million members organized in over 26,000 football clubs. There is a league system, with the 1. and 2. Bundesliga on top, and the winner of the first...
from the city of Dortmund
Dortmund is a city in Germany. It is located in the Bundesland of North Rhine-Westphalia, in the Ruhr area. Its population of 585,045 makes it the 7th largest city in Germany and the 34th largest in the European Union....
, North Rhine-Westphalia
North Rhine-Westphalia is the most populous state of Germany, with four of the country's ten largest cities. The state was formed in 1946 as a merger of the northern Rhineland and Westphalia, both formerly part of Prussia. Its capital is Düsseldorf. The state is currently run by a coalition of the...
. The club was established in 1904 as the football department of an earlier gymnastics and fencing
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club called Turn- und Fechtclub Dortmund
. The footballers became independent as Ballspielverein Dortmund
The team made a number of appearances (1907, 1909, 1913) in the playoffs of the regional top-flight Westdeutscher Fußballverband in the early 1900s. Their best turn came in 1909 when the beat Teutonia Osnabrück
4:3 in a quarterfinal matchup before going out 4:1 to Preußen Duisburg
in the subsequent semifinal.
merged with Dortmunder Fußballclub 1895
to form Sportvereinigung Dortmund 1895
on 13 July 1913. In 1919 the club was renamed Dortmunder Sportclub 1895
and in 1933 entered into a short-lived union with Ballspiel-Club Sportfreunde 06 Dortmund
to play until 1935 as Sportfreunde 1895 Dortmund
Following the defeat of Germany in World War II, occupying Allied authorities banned most organizations in the country, including sports and football clubs. In late 1945 the club was reformed as Südliche Sportgemeinde Dortmund
before resuming its identity as SC
in 1947. Ultimately SC
merged with Turn- und Sportverein Eintracht 1848 Dortmund
to create Turn- und Sport-Club Eintracht 48/95 Dortmund
TSC Eintracht 1848/1895 Dortmund is a German sports club from the city of Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia. The club was formed on 9 July 1969 through the merger of Turn- und Sportverein Eintracht 1848 Dortmund and football side Dortmunder Sports Club 1895.With over 5,500 members the current day...
which is still active today.