Thus in —04 Turbine Potsdam won a double of their own, leaving Frankfurt without a title after winning ten titles in five years.
Thanks to a 4—0 victory at Potsdam in the first leg Frankfurt was able to claim their second European title. The final was attended by a record crowd of 13, and even German chancellor Angela Merkel was amongst the spectators.
Frankfurt won their second treble in the —08, thus becoming the first and as yet only club to win the UEFA Cup three times.
Frankfurt's performance dropped considerably in the —09 season. A fourth-place finish in the league was the club's worst performance since a uniform Bundesliga was put into place.
Also Frankfurt did not reach the cup final for the first time since , losing in the second round to Bayern Munich , thus marking their worst cup performance since — Frankfurt plays their homegames in the Stadion am Brentanobad , a stadium in the Rödelheim district of Frankfurt they share with the men's team of Rot-Weiss Frankfurt.
Stadion am Brentobad is owned by the city of Frankfurt and has a capacity of 5, with 1, of those being roofed seats. In recent seasons Frankfurt had the highest attendance average in the Bundesliga with more than 1, spectators on average.
A rivalry developed between Frankfurt and former East German women's champions 1. That rivalry spilled over into the DFB Pokal and the European Cup when Potsdam qualified by taking the national title from Frankfurt and succeeded them as European champions.
Aside from the sporting and east-west rivalry, the two clubs have different team-building philosophies. Frankfurt, in a Western "capitalist" fashion, prefers buy up local and foreign players, while Potsdam, in the Eastern socialist tradition focuses on the development of young players within its own club-system.
The defection of Petra Wimbersky and Karolin Thomas from Potsdam to Frankfurt inflamed the rivalry, as the two clubs had abided by an unwritten agreement not to poach each other's players without first consulting the German Football Association.
Due to the lack of hooliganism in the women's game, this rivalry has developed healthy competition within the Bundesliga and has strongly contributed to the success of the women's national team.
There were fears of a potential Old Firm -style problem, as these two clubs were the wealthiest in the women's game and there was a fear that this might hinder the league's competitiveness if they become too dominant.
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Former player Sabine Seidel coached the team for the rest of the season. The team struggled to avoid relegation and finished sixth in the northern group.
Lothar Müller became the new coach. Strengthened by players from Tennis Borussia Berlin , the defense was much better but the team again finished in sixth.
To qualify for the single-tier Bundesliga it was necessary to finish the season among the first four teams. Turbine finished fifth after a rollercoaster season but managed to qualify after a playoff.
The team reached the cup semifinal for the first time, but lost 2—3 against Eintracht Rheine. The club presented Eckart Düwiger as their new coach for the new season.
Her integration into the team was not easy as Hingst kept a certain distance to her teammates. She did not want to go into the "east" of Germany.
The situation changed when the club's main sponsor went bankrupt and the club couldn't pay Düwiger's salary. He resigned and Bernd Schröder became the head coach again.
The team finished the season on fourth place. The season saw a legendary 4—4 draw at 1. Frankfurt led 4—0 at half time before Potsdam came back to draw the game.
This was the beginning of the rivalry between the two clubs. Turbine reached the cup semi final for the second time. However, the FCR Duisburg won 2—0.
The last season in the 20th century was finished on fourth place again. For the first time, Turbine had a positive record and was unbeaten at home.
Ariane Hingst became the team captain and remained on this position until her departure in Schröder took a certain risk with this decision as he wanted Hingst to take more responsibility.
This decision would pay off in the following years. In the same year, the first ever German Juniors Championship was held.
Turbine's girls' team won this title with a 7—1 win over Bayern Munich. Viola Odebrecht became a regular starter in the first team next season.
In , Turbine finished in second place. For the third time, the team reached the cup semi final but failed in the penalty shootout against FFC Flaesheim-Hillen.
They acquired goalkeeper Nadine Angerer before the season. Conny Pohlers became Turbine's first league top scorer with 27 goals.
However, even their fourth cup semi-final was not successful. This time, the team lost 2—3 against the Hamburger SV. The season started with a shock first cup round exit to second division side Hamburger SV.
The Bundesliga season was much better. On the last day of the season, title holder Frankfurt went to Potsdam's Karl Liebknecht Stadion for the final showdown.
Frankfurt were two points clear at the top so Potsdam had to win the match to clinch the title. The match was also shown live on TV.
In the 89th minute, Petra Wimbersky scored a goal and the crowds began to celebrate. However, she was offside according to the lineswomen and Frankfurt became champions.
Hamburg led 1—0 until the dying minutes of the game until Viola Odebrecht equalised with a desperate shot. Jennifer Zietz scored the game winner in overtime.
Turbine reached the final for the first time where they faced their archrivals 1. Turbine dominated the match, won 3—0 and clinched their first German cup.
During the winter break, Turbine won the Indoor Championship. This was their first post-reunification trophy. In the league, Turbine went from victory to victory.
After a 3—1 win over Duisburg, Turbine had a one-point lead over Frankfurt before the last match. Turbine went to Frankfurt for the deciding match.
A crowd of 4, saw Turbine's 7—2 win. Potsdam finally won their first post-reunification championship. The first match in Stockholm saw a 2—0 win for Turbine.
In the second leg, early goals by Conny Pohlers and Petra Wimbersky secured a 3—1 win and Turbine's biggest triumph to date.
The match in Potsdam was attended by 8,, the largest crowd ever at a Turbine home match. Turbine could also defend the German cup and Indoor Championship, both with wins over Frankfurt.
Then they lost 2—1 at Freiburg and Potsdam came from behind to take the lead. Turbine then won 6—2 at Frankfurt with four goals scored by Conny Pohlers and a comfortable 2—0 win over Duisburg.
After a 3—1 at Hamburg, Turbine clinched their second post-reunification championship. In the cup final, Potsdam won 2—0 against Frankfurt thanks to two late goals by Isabel Kerschowski and Petra Wimbersky.
After the season closed, Wimbersky left the club to Frankfurt. After a poor start into the season and an early cup exit to Duisburg, Turbine was far from defending their title.
This was followed by the announcements of Conny Pohlers and Navina Omilade that they were leaving the club after the season.
Coach Bernd Schröder had to face significant criticism by the fans. However, Schröder put his departing players on the reserve bench and put some young players such as year-old defender Babett Peter or the year-old striker Bianca Schmidt into the starting line-up.
This decision would pay off: Turbine were unbeaten in their last 13 matches and clinched the third place. At the beginning of , Turbine signed the Norway international Leni Larsen Kaurin , the only Norwegian woman footballer playing in Germany.
Turbine won the German Bundesliga in three consecutive years from to , won the Champions League in and reached the final.
In this time they also finished runners-up in the German cup and The club colours are blue and white.
The team plays their home games in an all-blue kit while they use an all-white kit on away matches. Sometimes the players wear a combination of the home and away kit.
The third kit is all-red. The outer side of the badge is a dark blue circle with the club name written on the top and the bottom.