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FC Köln
Koln
Full name 1. Fußball-Club Köln 01/07 e. V.
Nickname(s) Die Geißböcke (The Billy Goats)
FC
Founded 13 February 1948
Ground RheinEnergieStadion
(Capacity: 49,698)
Chairman Werner Spinner
Manager Germany Stefan Ruthenbeck
Current League 2. Bundesliga 
2017–18 Bundesliga, 18th (relegated)
Website Club home page
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1. Fußball-Club Köln 01/07 e. V., commonly known as simply 1. FC Köln, is a German association football club based in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia. It was formed in 1948 as a merger of the clubs Kölner Ballspiel-Club 1901 and SpVgg Sülz 07. Köln play in the Bundesliga, the highest league of German football.

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. The first Hennes was donated by a circus entrepreneur as a Cologne carnival joke. Currently (since 24 July 2008) the eighth Hennes is the acting mascot. Another nickname, more common locally due to its ambiguity, is FC, a common German abbreviation for football clubs. Characteristic for the dialect spoken around Cologne, this is pronounced "EF-tsay", in contrast to the high language pronunciation of the abbreviation where the emphasis is on the "C".

Like many of Germany's other professional football clubs, 1. FC Köln is part of a larger sports club that also incorporates departments playing other sports, in this case handball, table tennis and gymnastics. The club's main rivals are Borussia Mönchengladbach, Bayer Leverkusen, and Fortuna Düsseldorf — all clubs from the same general region, near the river Rhine.

Players

Current squad

As of 20 July 2017
No. Position Player
1 Germany GK Timo Horn
3 Germany DF Dominique Heintz
4 Flag of Denmark DF Frederik Sørensen
5 Flag of Slovenia DF Dominic Maroh
6 Germany MF Marco Höger
7 Germany MF Marcel Risse
8 Flag of Serbia MF Miloš Jojić
9 Latvia FW Artjoms Rudņevs
11 Germany FW Simon Zoller
13 Flag of Japan FW Yuya Osako
14 Germany DF Jonas Hector (Vice-captain)
15 Flag of Colombia FW Jhon Córdoba
16 Flag of Poland DF Paweł Olkowski
No. Position Player
17 Germany MF Christian Clemens
18 Germany GK Thomas Kessler
19 Flag of France FW Sehrou Guirassy
20 Germany MF Salih Özcan
21 Germany MF Leonardo Bittencourt
22 Flag of Spain DF Jorge Meré
23 Germany DF Jannes Horn
24 Germany DF Lukas Klünter
25 Flag of Portugal DF João Queirós
33 Germany MF Matthias Lehmann (Captain)
34 Germany DF Konstantin Rausch
35 Germany GK Sven Müller
38 Flag of Denmark MF Nikolas Nartey

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History: Seasons
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1. FC Köln current squad - 2017-18

1 Horn · 2 Subotić · 3 Heintz · 4 Sørensen · 5 Maroh · 6 Höger · 7 Risse · 8 Jojić · 9 Rudņevs · 11 Zoller · 13 Osako · 14 Hector · 16 Olkowski · 17 Clemens · 18 Kessler · 19 Guirassy · 20 Özcan · 21 Bittencourt · 24 Klünter · 27 Modeste · 30 Hartel · 33 Lehmann (c) · 34 Rausch · 35 Müller ·

2. Bundesliga 2018-19

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