1. CfR Pforzheim

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1. CfR Pforzheim
1. CfR Pforzheim.svg
Full name1. Club für Rasenspiele
Pforzheim 1896 e.V.
Short name1. CfR
Founded3 July 2010; 9 years ago (2010-07-03)
GroundStadion im Brötzinger Tal
ChairmanMarkus Geiser
ManagerGökhan Gökçe
LeagueOberliga Baden-Württemberg
WebsiteClub website

1. Club für Rasenspiele Pforzheim 1896 e.V., commonly known as 1. CfR Pforzheim is a football club based in Pforzheim, Germany. The club play in the Oberliga Baden-Württemberg, which is the fifth tier of football in the country.


On 3 July 2010. The club was formed, when the two local rivals 1. FC Pforzheim and VfR Pforzheim merged to form 1. CfR

Of the two clubs, 1. FC Pforzheim had been the more successful side, even making a losing appearance in the German football championship final in 1906. In the more recent past, the club had won a championship in the then tier-three Oberliga Baden-Württemberg in 1991. Since 2004, 1. FCP had mainly been playing in the Verbandsliga Nordbaden, where it won a league title in 2006. It was this league place, the new club inherited, entering the Verbandsliga from 2010 onwards. The club also claims 1896, the formation year of 1. FCP, as its historical founding date.

VfR Pforzheim had spent most of its history in the shadow of 1. FC Pforzheim. The two clubs last encountered each other in the Oberliga Baden-Württemberg for three seasons from 1992 to 1995. VfR finished runners-up in this league in 1994–95 but, missing out on promotion, decided to withdraw to lower amateur league football for financial reasons. The club's final two seasons were spent in the tier eight Kreisliga Pforzheim, before it merged with its rival.

In its inaugural season, 2010–11, the club finished seventh in the Verbandsliga Baden and had set its aim for the 2011–12 season to finishing in the top five of the league.[1]

In 2014, it came only seventh but finished runners-up in the league the season after and qualified for the promotion round to the Oberliga. It defeated Radolfzell and SV Göppingen to win Oberliga promotion.


Panoramic view of the stadium

The club has played its home games at the Stadion im Brötzinger Tal is a stadium in Pforzheim, Germany. The stadium has a capacity of 10,000 people all seater. The club originally favoured the Holzhof as its permanent home ground but was unable to obtain permission from the local council to develop the ground because of its location in a protected zone.[1]


Current squad[edit]

As of 10 January 2018[2]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Germany GK Manuel Salz
2 Germany FW Alan Delić
3 Germany DF Benjamin Sturm
4 Germany DF Zvonimir Borac
5 Japan DF Akiyoshi Saito
6 Germany MF Serach von Nordheim
7 Germany MF Eldin Hadžić
8 Germany MF Denis Gudzevic
9 Germany FW Sven Bode
10 Turkey MF Cemal Durmus
11 Brazil FW Joao Tardelli
12 Germany GK Stravros Eirinikos
13 Germany FW Dominik Salz (captain)
14 Germany MF Julian Grupp
No. Position Player
16 Germany MF Tim Schwaiger
17 Germany MF Raphael App
20 Germany DF Robert Stark
21 Germany GK Xaver Pendinger
23 Germany FW Anthony Jarvis Coppola
26 Kosovo MF Besart Krasinci
27 Turkey FW Salman Can Torun
30 Kosovo MF Kushtrim Lushtaku
37 United States DF Toni Suddoth
42 Germany MF Laurin Masurica
44 Germany FW Theofilos Jan Orfanidis
71 Germany DF Ruben Seyram Reisig
Kosovo FW Kreshnik Lushtaku


As of 4 January 2018[2]
Current technical staff
Position Name
Head coach Turkey Gökhan Gökçe
Assistant coach Germany Markus Zörrer
Goalkeeping coach Germany Toma Trocha
Physiotherapist Germany Dirk Jautze
Doctor Germany Jürgen Irschina


  1. ^ a b "Erste Weihnachtsfeier des CfR Pforzheim". Pforzheimer Zeitung. 12 December 2010. Archived from the original on 12 December 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Erste Mannschaft–Kader". 1. CfR Pforzheim.

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