23 June 2023
Dunfermline Athletic

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HT 0 - 1
FC St Pauli
Johannes Eggestein (10), Hauke Wahl (49), David Otto (77
Dunfermline Athletic
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FC St Pauli
Johannes Eggestein (10), Hauke Wahl (49), David Otto (77

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Dunfermline Athletic are delighted to welcome FC St Pauli and their head coach Fabian Hürzeler to the KDM Group East End Park.  Friday night’s visitors are based in the St Pauli district of Hamburg and they compete in the 2.Bundesliga. The club is rooted in the district to which it owes its identity and displays a social and political responsibility towards the district and the people who live there.

Dunfermline last faced German opposition when on tour in Holland in 2000 when they drew 2-2 in a friendly against the North Rhine-Westphalia side, SC Verl.

The last German club to play at East End Park was Borussia Dortmund in August 1967. The Pars scorers were Alex Edwards from a 10th minute penalty and Don Kerrigan in 63 minutes but lost 3-2.

INTRODUCING ST PAULI

St Pauli’s emergence is linked with that of the gymnastics club Hamburg-St. Pauli Turnverein 1862, which still exists to this day. “Football was played there as early as 1907, though not as part of organised competition. Not until 1910 did the club’s footballers join the North German Football Association. They contested their first league games in 1911 and eventually broke away from the gymnastics club to form FC St. Pauli in 1924,” wrote René Martens in his book You’ll Never Walk Alone, which was published in 1997.

St. Pauli TV were promoted to the top flight for the first time in 1919 but were a bit of a yo-yo club for a number of years.

When the Bundesliga was formed on completion of the 1962/63 season, the German Football Association denied St. Pauli a place in the new top flight. The Boys in Brown resumed in the Regional League North, where they won the title in their first season.

A few weeks before the start of the 1974 World Cup in Germany, St. Pauli won promotion to the new Bundesliga 2 (North). The club narrowly missed out on back-to-back promotions but in May 1977 the Boys in Brown secured promotion to the Bundesliga for the first time in the club’s history. However, a5-0 home reverse against champions Cologne marked the end of the club’s “Bundesliga adventure” after just one season.

St Pauli were promoted to the Bundesliga a fourth time in 2001. They were to survive just one season, and back-to-back relegations saw them in the third-tier Regionalliga and remained there for four years. In 2007, they won promotion back to the 2.Bundesliga and followed that by reaching the Bundesliga once more in 2010. Again that status survived for just one season and since the 2011-2012 season they have played in 2. Bundesliga.

THE GUIDING PRINCIPLES OF FC ST. PAULI

In 2009 FC St. Pauli became the first club in Germany to adopt a set of guiding principles, these include:-

FC St. Pauli, in its totality of members, employees, supporters and volunteers, is part of the local community and as such is affected directly and indirectly by societal changes in the political, cultural and social spheres.

Tolerance and respect in our mutual interactions are important pillars of the St. Pauli philosophy. Individuals and groups should subject their present and future conduct to constant self-critical evaluation and be conscious of their responsibility for others. Adults should not forget that they are role models, especially for children and young people.

FC St. Pauli shall lobby the respective governing bodies for the early scheduling of fixtures and supporter-friendly kick-off times.

The sale of goods and services at FC St. Pauli is driven not only by commercial considerations but also by the principles of social compatibility, diversified offering, sustainability and ecology.

LEAGUE RECORD

DUNFERMLINE
League One Position: 1st
League Points: 81
Goal Difference: +42
League Record: P36 W23 D12 L1 GF63 GA21
Last Six Match Form: DWWDWW

ST PAULI
2.Bundesliga Position: 5th
League Points: 58
Goal Difference: +11
Home League Record: P34 W16 D10 L8 GF55 GA39
Last Six Match Form: LWWDWD

LAST TIME OUT

DUNFERMLINE (v Alloa Athletic): Deniz Mehmet: Aaron Comrie, Kyle Benedictus (c), Ewan Otoo, Josh Edwards (Miller Fenton 80): Kane Ritchie-Hosler (Kyle Macdonald 74), Paul Allan (Chris Mochrie 69), Joe Chalmers (Robbie Mahon 80), Paul McGowan, Lewis McCann (Nikolay Todorov 74), Craig Wighton.

ST PAULI (v Karlsruher SC): Nikola Vasilj: Karol Mets, Eric Smith, Jakob Medić: Manolis Saliakas (Luca Zander 74), Jackson Irvine (Afeez Aremu 46), Marcel Hartel, Leart Paqarada (Lars Ritzka 84): Connor Metcalfe (Johannes Eggestein 74), Lukas Daschner, Elias Saad (Igor Matanović 67)

Last 12 Meetings

Last 6 Matches

Dunfermline Athletic

FC St Pauli

  • W
Alloa Athletic
(Away)
2-0
  • D
Karlsruher
(Home)
1-1
  • W
Clyde
(Home)
2-1
  • W
Holstein Kiel
(Away)
4-3
  • D
Airdrieonians
(Away)
1-1
  • D
Fortuna Düsseldorf
(Home)
0-0
  • W
Queen of the South
(Home)
5-0
  • W
SV Darmstadt
(Away)
3-0
  • W
Peterhead
(Away)
2-0
  • W
Arminia Bielefeld
(Home)
2-1
  • D
Falkirk
(Away)
2-2
  • L
Hamburger SV
(Away)
3-4

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