is a German association football club
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from the village of Bergshausen in the municipality of Fuldabrück
Fuldabrück is a municipality in the district of Kassel, in Hesse, Germany. It is situated along the Fulda river, 8 kilometers south of Kassel. The municipality of Fuldabrück consists of the villages Bergshausen, Dittershausen, Dennhausen and Doernhagen....
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. The club was established 6 August 1899 as the gymnastics club Turngemeinde Bergshausen
. It was renamed Turn- und Sportgemeinde Bergshausen
in 1919 with the introduction of a football department. TSG
was a worker's club and as a result was banned as being politically unacceptable in 1933 under the Nazi regime. The footballers were able to carry on as an independent side they were disbanded at the end of World War II
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by occupying Allied authorities.
The club was reestablished on 13 October 1945 as Freie Sportvereinigung Bergshausen
. They played the next several decades as a lower tier local club before enjoying their best campaigns in the late 1970s and early 1980s. FSV
advanced out of the Landesliga Hessen Nord (IV) in 1978 to become part of the Amateuroberliga Hessen (III). In their first two seasons there the team earned consecutive fourth place finishes, before crashing to a 19th place finish in 1982. The 1982–83 Landesliga season also ended in relegation. FSV
recovered and returned to fourth tier play in 1984–85 and earned a 3rd place result, but voluntarily withdrew for financial reasons.
In 2000, discussions with Sportgemeinde Dennhausen-Dörnhagen
led to the formation of SG Fuldabrück
which brought together the football departments of the two groups to help deal with a shortage of players. SG Dennhausen-Dörnhagen
is a working partnership of the independent clubs FSV 1895 Dennhausen
and FSV 1899 Dörnhagen
Today FSV Bergshausen
remains active and continues to partner with SG Dennhausen-Dörnhagen
to field a combined football side. Each of the three clubs involved still has youth football programs.