After the war the club resumed play in the Oberliga Süd and performed as a mid-table team early on. By 1950 it had slipped to the lower half of the table with a seemingly solid grip on 14th place, constantly struggling to avoid relegation throughout the decade. Kickers spent the early 60's in tier II football, but after the formation of the Bundesliga, Germany's new professional league, in 1963, the club was moved to the Regionalliga Süd. In 1974 that league went professional and became the 2.Bundesliga. Between 1963 and the late 1980s the team had varying results, but finally stabilized in the upper half of the standings toward the end of that period. It has one losing appearance to its credit in the German Cup in 1987 and in 1988-89 it made it to the Bundesliga for the first time. It ended a run of 28 years as a second division outfit. The team was immediately relegated after a 17th place finish, but continued to deliver some of its best performances. Die Blauen advanced to the semi-finals of the 2000 German Cup and then had a second turn in the Bundesliga in 1991-92, but with the same result as its earlier time up. Over the next decade the club played largely in the second division, before slipping to the Regionalliga Süd (III) in 2001, where they remained until 2008, when a tenth place finish narrowly qualified them for the new 3rd Liga.
The Stuttgarter Kickers also have handball, athletics, table tennis, cheerleading, and Lacrosse departments. The association is also recognized for its training of football referees and other game officials. They had a hockey department too, which in 1957 got independent under the name of HTC Stuttgarter Kickers.
For recent transfers, see List of German football transfers summer 2008.
The club's youth teams have enjoyed quite a bit of success on the national scene.
|1999-2000||2nd Bundesliga (II)||15th|
|2000-01||2nd Bundesliga||17th ↓|
|2001-02||Regionalliga Süd (III)||12th|
|2007-08||Regionalliga Süd||10th ↑|
|2008-09||3rd Liga (III)|
|1999-2000||Verbandsliga Württemberg (V)||2nd ↑|
|2000-01||Oberliga Baden-Württemberg (IV)||11th|
|2008-09||Oberliga Baden-Württemberg (V)|