The picture shows the mascot of MSV Duisburg

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Duisburg has a long and important football history. The oldest club in the city, the Meidericher Spielverein (MSV), was founded in 1902. In the 1930s, MSV was one of the leading clubs in German football and won the German championship in 1937. In the decades that followed, MSV oscillated between the first and second divisions. In the 1970s, the club established itself in the Bundesliga and even won the DFB Cup final against Eintracht Frankfurt in 1975.

In the 1990s, however, MSV got into financial difficulties and had to be relegated to the third division. It was not until 2005 that the club was able to return to the second division, but was relegated again in 2008. In addition to MSV, there are other football clubs in Duisburg, such as SV Wanheim 1900, VfB Homberg and FSV Duisburg.

Women's football in Duisburg has a long and successful history. The first women's football clubs were founded in Duisburg as early as the 1970s. But it wasn't until the founding of FCR 2001 Duisburg in 2001 that women's football really became known in the city. FCR 2001 Duisburg celebrated numerous successes in the following years, including several German championships and cup victories. But the team's biggest triumph came in 2009 when they won the UEFA Women's Champions League. Today there are several women's football clubs in Duisburg, including FCR 2001 Duisburg, MSV Duisburg Frauen and TuS Mündelheim. Women's football has played an important role in Duisburg and is an important part of the local football culture.

Of course, the football culture in Duisburg is not only based on the existing clubs. Football reaches deep into life and influences leisure activities and cultural life in the city, because of course Duisburg has a lively pub scene. Check out our tips for Duisburg.