1. FC Köln

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Borussia Mönchengladbach

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Their next best result was a losing appearance in the 1920 league final, where they lost a 1–3 to Borussia Mönchengladbach. At the start of the 1970s, Köln reached three DFB-Pokal finals in four seasons, losing all three; to Kickers Offenbach in 1970, Bayern Munich in 1971 and Borussia Mönchengladbach in 1973.
Their main rivals are 1. FC Köln, against whom they compete in the Rheinland Derby.

Hennes Weisweiler

The club's nickname Die Geißböcke (The Billy Goats) refers to the club's mascot, a male goat named Hennes after the veteran FC player and (later) manager Hennes Weisweiler.
Hans "Hennes" Weisweiler (5 December 1919 in Lechenich, Rhine Province – 5 July 1983 in Zürich, Switzerland) was a German footballer and coach, as the latter he won major titles with Borussia Mönchengladbach and 1. FC Köln in the 1970s.

Bundesliga

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Köln formerly played in the Bundesliga, however were relegated to 2. Bundesliga after the 2017–18 season.
From Oberliga West: Borussia Dortmund, 1. FC Köln, Meidericher SV (now MSV Duisburg), Preußen Münster, Schalke 04

1963–64 Bundesliga

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Köln continued their winning ways by becoming the first ever Bundesliga champion in the league's inaugural 1963–64 season.
The championship was won by 1. FC Köln.

1964–65 Bundesliga

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Domestically, Köln recorded a second-place finish in the 1964–65 Bundesliga season and won its first DFB-Pokal in 1967–68.
1. FC Köln were the defending champions.

Zézé

The club also became the first Bundesliga side to field a Brazilian player when it signed Zézé for a then club record fee of DM 150,000.
José Gilson Rodriguez, commonly called Zézé, (18 December 1942 – 31 May 2006) was a Brazilian professional footballer, who played for, among other clubs, 1. FC Köln in the Bundesliga.

1976–77 DFB-Pokal

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The team also achieved another second place Bundesliga finish in 1973 before reaching another DFB-Pokal final in 1977, beating Hertha BSC over two legs to win the trophy for the second time.
In the final FC Köln defeated Hertha Berlin 1–0 in a replay after the first game ended in a draw after 120 minutes.

1977–78 DFB-Pokal

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In 1977–78, FC Köln enjoyed its most successful season, winning the Bundesliga title, its third national title overall, and retaining the DFB-Pokal.
In the final FC Köln defeated Fortuna Düsseldorf 2–0, thus defending their title from the last season.

Borussia Dortmund

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In the following year's national final they lost 1–3 to Borussia Dortmund.
Runners-up 1. FC Köln also earned an automatic berth.

1979–80 DFB-Pokal

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Köln had another losing DFB-Pokal final appearance in 1980, before winning the competition for a fourth time in 1983.
In the final Fortuna Düsseldorf defeated FC Köln 2–1 to defend their title from the preceding season.

1982–83 DFB-Pokal

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Köln had another losing DFB-Pokal final appearance in 1980, before winning the competition for a fourth time in 1983.
In the only DFB-Pokal final ever held between two clubs from the same city 1. FC Köln defeated Fortuna Köln 1–0.

Kickers Offenbach

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At the start of the 1970s, Köln reached three DFB-Pokal finals in four seasons, losing all three; to Kickers Offenbach in 1970, Bayern Munich in 1971 and Borussia Mönchengladbach in 1973.
In addition to their return to the Bundesliga, the club would win its one of its few honours in 1970 with a 2:1 German Cup victory over 1. FC Köln.

1969–70 DFB-Pokal

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At the start of the 1970s, Köln reached three DFB-Pokal finals in four seasons, losing all three; to Kickers Offenbach in 1970, Bayern Munich in 1971 and Borussia Mönchengladbach in 1973.
In the final Kickers Offenbach defeated 1. FC Köln 2–1.

Lukas Podolski

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The team's most prolific goal scorer was Lukas Podolski with a total of 12 goals, who transferred to Bayern Munich after the end of the season.
He joined 1. FC Köln in 1995 where he made it into the first team in 2003 resulting in 81 appearances for the club before moving to Bayern Munich.

2. Bundesliga

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Köln formerly played in the Bundesliga, however were relegated to 2. Bundesliga after the 2017–18 season. It has returned to the Bundesliga at the end of the 2004–05 season as 2. Bundesliga champions after having been relegated the season before.
The 1998–99 season saw the 1. FC Köln in the league for the first time, having been relegated from the Bundesliga after 35 consecutive seasons there from the start of the league in 1963.

1970–71 DFB-Pokal

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At the start of the 1970s, Köln reached three DFB-Pokal finals in four seasons, losing all three; to Kickers Offenbach in 1970, Bayern Munich in 1971 and Borussia Mönchengladbach in 1973.
In the final Bayern Munich defeated FC Köln 2–1 after extra time.

1990–91 DFB-Pokal

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Two second place Bundesliga finishes, in 1988–89 and 1989–90, and another DFB-Pokal final loss in 1991, marked the end of a glorious thirty-year period for FC Köln.
Eventually Werder Bremen defeated FC Köln 4–3 on penalties to take their second title.

1986 UEFA Cup Final

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In 1986, the club appeared in its first European final, losing 5–3 on aggregate to Real Madrid in the UEFA Cup Final.
The 1986 UEFA Cup Final was a football tie played on 30 April and 6 May 1986 between Real Madrid C.F. of Spain and 1. FC Köln of West Germany.

1972–73 DFB-Pokal

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At the start of the 1970s, Köln reached three DFB-Pokal finals in four seasons, losing all three; to Kickers Offenbach in 1970, Bayern Munich in 1971 and Borussia Mönchengladbach in 1973.
In the memorable cup final, Borussia Mönchengladbach defeated 1. FC Köln 2–1 after extra time, with Günter Netzer substituting himself in before scoring the winning goal for Borussia.

Hamburger SV

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Die Geißböcke won their second divisional championship in 1960 and appeared in the national final against Hamburger SV, where they went down to a 2–3 defeat.
In 1960, HSV became German champions for the first time since 1928, defeating 1. FC Köln 3–2 in the championship final.

2004–05 2. Bundesliga

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It has returned to the Bundesliga at the end of the 2004–05 season as 2. Bundesliga champions after having been relegated the season before.
1. FC Köln, MSV Duisburg and Eintracht Frankfurt were promoted to the Bundesliga while Eintracht Trier, Rot-Weiß Oberhausen, Rot-Weiss Essen and Rot-Weiß Erfurt were relegated to the Regionalliga.

FC Bayern Munich

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At the start of the 1970s, Köln reached three DFB-Pokal finals in four seasons, losing all three; to Kickers Offenbach in 1970, Bayern Munich in 1971 and Borussia Mönchengladbach in 1973.
Bayern Munich are one of four German clubs to win the Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal in the same season along with Borussia Dortmund, 1. FC Köln and Werder Bremen.

Dundee F.C.

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In the first round Köln visited Dundee F.C. of Scotland and lost 1–8, and despite winning the second leg back in Germany by 4–0 they were out of the tournament.
The following season the club reached the semi-finals of the European Cup beating 1. FC Köln, Sporting Clube de Portugal and R.S.C. Anderlecht, before losing to A.C. Milan.

1977–78 Bundesliga

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In 1977–78, FC Köln enjoyed its most successful season, winning the Bundesliga title, its third national title overall, and retaining the DFB-Pokal.
The 1977–78 season, which ended earlier than usual due to the upcoming World Cup in Argentina, ended with 1. FC Köln winning the title, but the decision had been closer than anybody would have imagined.

2013–14 2. Bundesliga

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2013–14 Köln finished first in the 2.
The league was won by 1. FC Köln.