Most clubs only know the heartbreak of relegation. It's fairly standard stuff.
So spare a thought for 1860 Munich. The club share a ground with their far more successful city rivals Bayern, and were last seen in the top division in 2004.
Since then, they've flirted with insolvency twice - first being rescued by Bayern, secondly by a Jordanian investor. They survived a relegation playoff in 2.Bundesliga last season, but found themselves in the same situation this year.
Jahn Regensburg stood between them and survival. After a 1-1 draw away from home they were in a pretty good position. All they needed to do was avoid defeat in front of a 60,000-plus crowd at home in the Allianz Arena.
They couldn't. A 2-0 loss confined them to the third tier of German football, both confirming a bizarre statistic and completing a rotten year for the club.
A truly rotten year, in fact: 1860's under-19s finished second from bottom in their table on 28 points, closing the season with a 7-2 thumping from Hoffenheim's 19s in the A Junioren Bundesliga. They've gone down.
The feat was repeated for the club's under-17s, who were eight points from safety in the B Junioren Bundesliga, and have now fallen a further tier.
It gets worse. Anthony Wood, a German football analyst, has popped up with the following fantastic/horrible statistic, depending on what side you're on.
Relegation for the 1860 pros here also means relegation for their U21s, while the U19s, U17s & U16s were also relegated this season. #m60ssv
— Anthony Wood (@FRfussballAnt) May 30, 2017
The senior side's relegation did not go down well with the fans at the game. Police had to be called in to prevent a pitch invasion, with debris raining down onto the pitch.
Game interrupted as the fans from 1860 Munich try to enter the pitch. Chaos all over pic.twitter.com/NQjX1ELs5k
— Nicolai Lisberg (@NicolaiLisberg) May 30, 2017
Regensburg are up, 1860 playing the club song feels inappropriate after relegation and crowd trouble pic.twitter.com/y4musVEN5n
— Luca Gunby (@Gunbyzono) May 30, 2017
So now, when your mate that for some reason supports Hull complains about going back to the Championship, you can have your retort prepared:
Could be worse, mate. You could be an 1860 Munich fan.