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After the 1941 season the Gauliga Mittlerhein was split into two new divisions: the and the , which included clubs from occupied Luxembourg The side earned generally good results through the 1930s — including a divisional championship in 1939 — but then faltered in the early 1940s
Following an unsuccessful start to the , which included a 3-2 cup defeat against , the club decided to terminate Beierlorzer's contract on November 9, 2019 Former and recent coach replaced him
In 1986, the club appeared in its first European final, losing 5—3 on aggregate to in the In late 2006, former coach was convinced to once again take the helm of the 2
Bundesliga and earned promotion to the top division
After a poor run of form in the , recording only one win from its opening nine Bundesliga fixtures, Köln replaced coach with That same year they lost the final 1—0 to
Beginning in the early 1990s, however, the club's performance fell, and in it was relegated for the first time On 18 November, former manager was appointed to the club's head coaching position, while was made sporting director
After two 0—0 draws, a third game was played which was also a stalemate, this time 2—2 In the first round Köln visited of Scotland and lost 1—8, and despite winning the second leg back in Germany by 4—0 they were out of the tournament
In the , under new trainer , Köln finished in fifth place in the , missing out on promotion back to the top division Schaefer, who was originally in charge of the under-23 team of Köln, decided after the season that he would rather spend more time with his family than be a coach in the Bundesliga
The first Hennes was donated by a circus entrepreneur as a joke The centre is home to the Franz-Kremer-Stadion being home to
Köln continued their winning ways by becoming the first ever in the league's inaugural On 13 May 2019, the club announced that manager would assume its vacant head coaching position from the
The team's most prolific goal scorer was with a total of 12 goals, who transferred to Bayern Munich after the end of the season In 2012 the board hired Jörg Jakobs as director of football who then got promoted in 2014 to sporting director, chief scout and director of the academy
Their next best result was a losing appearance in the 1920 league final, where they lost a 1—3 to In the following year's national final they lost 1—3 to
Both signed contracts until 2021 The club also became the first Bundesliga side to field a Brazilian player when it signed for a then club record fee of 150,000
It was formed in 1948 as a merger of the clubs Kölner Ballspiel-Club 1901 and SpVgg Sülz 07 The club owns the Geißbockheim training centre currently known as RheinEnergieSportpark for sponsorship, located in which is a municipal part of Köln in the southwest of the city
The team won the first Bundesliga in 1963 Bundesliga club and succeeded in leading the club back to the Bundesliga in 2008
Sporting director , who weeks earlier had announced that he would not extend his contract with the club, was also dismissed from his position They went on to finish first in the Oberliga West in each of the next three seasons and again played their way to the national final in and