FC Union Berlin

FC Union Berlin
  • Country Germany
  • Avg. age 26.2
  • Avg. height (cm) 185.8
  • Avg. weight (kg) 79.3
  • Foreign Players 30%
  • Manager Fischer, Urs (CHE)
  • Venue An der Alten Forsterei
  • Venue capacity 22012

The An der alten Forsterei in Berlin, the home venue of FC Union Berlin, was built to accommodate more than 22,000 people. The German selection is currently being trained by the Swiss Urs Fischer. The selection is currently active in the 2nd Bundesliga (group stage - 33rd matchday) in third place with 14 successful out of a total of 33 matches. In contrast, FC Union Berlin is eliminated in the cupround against Borussia Dortmund of the DFB Cup. A total of 31 goals were conceded, 31 goals scored and 14 out of 33 games triumphed, most of them from the 2nd Bundesliga. With no triumph, no stalemate and three failures against Borussia Dortmund in FCU's own arena, this selection is the toughest competitor there.

It took 6 minutes for the group to collect the fastest opposing goal of the current season. This was shot by Pascal Testroet (1 FC Cologne) in the 18th group phase game of the 2nd Bundesliga. It hasn't been rosy against every opponent in recent years. The strongest opponent is Borussia Dortmund with no triumph, one draw and three defeats by FC Union Berlin. Instead of standing on the court from the very first minute, various kickers sat on the bench more often before the kick-off. They usually had Jakob Busk (keeper), Julian Ryerson and Christopher Lenz (defender), Akaki Gogia and Kenny Prince Redondo (striker) plus Michael Parensen (midfielder). In their most recent match of the 2nd Bundesliga against SV Darmstadt 1898 the soccer team wanted to take a risk with the 4-3-1-2 arrangement (W/D/L: 0/0/1). In the end SV Darmstadt 1898 won with 2 to 1.

The 31-year-old goalkeeper Rafal Gikiewicz scored the biggest goal of the current season on 7 October 2018 in the ninth group-phase match of the 2nd Bundesliga against 1. FC Heidenheim 1846 from 41m distance in the 90th minute. FC Union Berlin weighs as much as 99 crates of beer in total, but as much as 8.4 kg less than the European average. At 65 kg, the Portuguese striker Carlos Mane is the most significant to surpass this figure. The 4 to 0 success in the 13th group phase match of the 2nd Bundesliga against Greuther Furth was decided prematurely after FC Union Berlin achieved their greatest possible half-time superiority of the current season of three points. Of the average of 13 shots per match at the square, only 36% actually hit it, while the others were messed up (42%) or paralysed by their rivals (22%).

The difference between FC Union Berlin's smallest (Manuel Schmiedebach) and largest (Lennart Moser) footballer is an incredible 25 centimetres, at the same time the average is 184 cm. The club has the best outcome (6/9/0) with the 4-2-3-1 formation. With a winning probability of 86.67% in away matches against SV Sandhausen, this rival is apparently the most trivial for the German football team. Although the mass of footballers measures about 26 years, the 87kg heavy jersey number 15 Marc Torrejon has had the greatest influence on it. Occasionally it happens that a match is sealed shortly before the end of the game, as for example on 16 February 2019 against MSV Duisburg by a goal of the Swedish shirt number 10 Sebastian Andersson in the 89th minute. FC Union Berlin achieved such a victory another two times in the current season.

Right-footed striker Sebastian Polter has scored FCU's latest goal of this season in the fifth minute of injury time against Holstein Kiel. Rafal Gikiewicz (goalkeeper), Suleiman Abdullahi and Joshua Mees (striker), Marvin Friedrich and Florian Hubner (centre-back), Robert Zulj (midfielder) and Ken Reichel (left-back) were on the starting line-up this season with 15 other pros. FC Union Berlin started with more than eight orders in the games of the current season (4-4-2, 4-1-4-1, 4-2-2-2, 4-3-1-2, 4-3-3-3, 4-2-3-1, 4-1-2-3, 4-3-2-1, 5-2-3). The selection has suffered a defeat in the current season in a game (against 1. FC Heidenheim 1846) despite leadership in the first half.

In the first half, the team tends to secure the early lead. The goalkeepers of FC Union Berlin have made an impressive effort in terms of the stability of opposing goal attempts. On average, the selection fouls 17 times per match, so that it can be labelled as aggressive. In the club, 20% prefer to shoot with their right foot. FC Union Berlin's last triumph against SV Sandhausen was on 24 February 2018, when the two teams met three more times. The most recent meeting took place on 2 September 2018, with FC Union Berlin's score of 14 points against SV Sandhausen in 31 matches over the last 10 years. After a deficit of two points, the highest of this season, against 1. FC Heidenheim 1846 in the 26th group phase game of the 2nd Bundesliga, a loss was to be expected anyway. Finally, the game ended 1 - 2.

(Last edited May 15, 2019)