|Full name||Tannenberg Football Club|
||White Meadow Arena|
|Location||Carloburgo, Mountbatten, Valladares|
|Shirt Sponsor||Daskha Motors|
|Owner||TFC Supporters' Trust|
|League||Valladar Super League|
|Domestic Record||Valladar Super League: 1st (Champions)|
King's Shield: Winners
|UICA Record||Champions’ Cup Quarterfinals|
Tannenberg Football Club (commonly known simply as Tannenberg) is a Valladar football club hailing from the Tannenberg neighborhood in the city of Carloburgo. They play in Valladares's highest football division, Valladar Super League.
The club was founded in 1928 as a multi-sports club. Tannenberg is one of the "Big" football clubs in Valladares, despite having won only two Super League titles to the date, which places them tied for 4th in titles won along with Eterna Stars and Nacional.
Tannenberg plays its home games at White Meadow Arena, in the outskirts of the city of Carloburgo. This facility seats 69,070. Before VSL 10, Tannenberg played its home games at the Olympic Stadium, which seats 62,000.
Tannenberg is one of the most popular football clubs in Valladares. About 14.3% of the country's population support the club, sharing this number with Eterna Stars and trailing Metropolis Alligators. The club was initially strongly linked to Mountbatten Casino, the largest gambling company in the nation since it was wholly owned by Benjamin Burton, its chairman. However, Mountbatten Casino were in trouble after the approval of the Anti-Gambling Law, which forbidded them from spending money on the team. Therefore, the team was sold to Nicolas Savard, from Cotdelapoms, who was soon overthrown from the position due to the club's dismal results during his period as owner. Currently, Tannenberg FC is the only Valladar football club owned entirely by its own fans.
Tannenberg FC was founded on October 1, 1928 initially as a gymnastics and shooting club. The club, chaired by Johan Trent, later added sports such as rowing, equestrian, and swimming, among others. It was not until 1934 when football was officially introduced to the club following strong urging from several members within the club, most notably club president Brad Sanín, though it was only available on a trial basis. The experiment with football lasted only a year before returning almost a decade later in 1949. The club contested its first official match in 1950 defeating Royal Tannenberg (later AC Tallin) 12–0.
Mountbatten State Championship
Tannenberg achieved semi-professional status in football on 2 July 1962, partly due to the club's enter to the Mountbatten State Championship. "The Citizens", as they started to be known by people, won almost every edition of the State Championship. Their city rivals AC Tallin were no competence for the team, winning the championship in just two editions. In 1993, after the seventh Valladar National Games, Tannenberg moved into their current home, the Olympic Stadium, which had been built for the National Games and, following the competition's completion, was designated to the "Citizens". The club had formerly played their home matches at the John Allenan Stadium, which today is used as a training ground. In 2001, eight years before the team entered the Super League, Tannenberg was bought by Benjamin Burton, chairman of Mountbatten Casino, gambling company that currently sponsors the team.
Valladar Super League
Tannenberg entered the Super League when the valladar football became professional. Soon, the "Citizens" were fighting for the title against teams like Metropolis Alligators and Eterna Stars, both of them also champions in their respective State Championships. In the first season, Tannenberg did not fulfill the expectations and finished in fifth place. However, that allowed them to take part in their first Globe Cup. In that Globe Cup, the team was soon knocked out by Black Oasis Athletic in the selective stage.
In the VSL 2, the "Citizens" were in a close fight for the title with Eterna Stars. They finished in second place, after the "Stars", qualifying for the TakilQuip Champions' Cup, where they were knocked out by BobBank FC in the second preliminary round. Later, they entered the Globe Cup, but were soon knocked out as well.
The VSL 3 saw Tannenberg near the title in the Clausura tournament, after a disappointing Apertura, but Metropolis Alligators defeated them in the final. Due to the fact that they were the best team in the whole season (in number of points, at least), the "Citizens" qualified for the Globe Cup again, being knocked out by Cozzano in the qualifying stage.
In the VSL 4, the team did a poor job, despite the best efforts of chairman Burton to make a more competitive team. Tannenberg suffered a crisis in that season, and luckily, the team ended in fifth place in that season, qualifying for the Globe Cup once more, where they ratified their low level after being eliminated by Ratos Island Seaside in the preliminary stage.
Later that elimination in the Globe Cup, and before the start of VSL 5, Tannenberg's coach Guy Dickson was sacked, and Peter Selás was hired by the team's chairman. In that season, after Fontvielle Impact swept and won everything, the "Citizens" were able to end in third place, returning to the Globe Cup, where they became the second valladar team in reaching a group stage in a international club competition. Unfortunately, the team ended in last place in their group, with 0 points.
Selás continued in charge for VSL 6, where the team was crowned champion for the first time in their history, after winning the Clausura tournament and beating Slateport Bulls, the Apertura champions, in the Canalave Crown match.
Tannenberg has developed rivalries with fellow teams Metropolis Alligators and Eterna Stars. Matches between and against those teams are known and renowned as "National Derbies", and are the most important matches in the season. Tannenberg has some minor rivalries with AC Tallin, AS Bezieres, Marinos Metropolis, and Slateport Bulls. Despite AC Tallin being the "city rival" for Tannenberg, Tannenberg's fans do not deem matches against AC Tallin as derbies, since the "Southern Gunners" are a team that constantly gets promoted and relegated, and fans also think Tallin are a too weak team to compete with the "Citizens" level. The "Citizens" have also started a rivalry with fellow city rival Ajax Carloburgo, after their loss to the "Inmigrants" in their first match ever.
Tannenberg's home stadium is White Meadow Arena in the outskirts of Carloburgo, which seats 69,070. The club plays in this stadium since VSL 10. Before that, Tannenberg played their home matches at the John Allenan Stadium, as aforementioned, and from 1993 until the end of VSL 9, at the Olympic Stadium, which seats 62,000. Tannenberg was the first Valladar club to have its own stadium, as all the other clubs (except Fontvielle Impact who later moved to their own stadium) play in stadia owned by their cities' respective authorities.
- Valladar Super League
- Winners (2): VSL 6, VSL 17
- Runners-up (1): VSL 2
Expected first XI in bold. Usual formation, 4-4-2 diamond