SSV Markranstädt

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SSV Markranstädt
SSV Markranstädt logo.png
Full name Spiel- und Sportverein Markranstädt
Founded 1990
Ground Stadion am Bad
Ground Capacity 5,500
Chairman Michael Urlaub
Manager Holger Krauß
League NOFV-Oberliga Süd (V)
2015–16 7th

SSV Markranstädt is a German association football club from the city of Markranstädt, Saxony near Leipzig. It is part of a larger sports club that also has departments for badminton, cycle ball, gymnastics, table tennis, and volleyball.


Historical chart of SSV Markranstädt league performance

Established following World War II as Sportgemeinde Markranstädt, the club took up play in the top flight regional Landesliga Sachsen/Leipzig in the Soviet occupied eastern part of the country and earned a first place finish in the 1947–48 season. Renamed SG Glück-Auf Markranstädt, the team slipped to consecutive seventh place finishes in its next two campaigns.[1] The club then disappeared into lower tier play in East Germany and, like most other clubs there, underwent a succession of name changes over the years: BSG Stahl Markranstädt (1951–1952); BSG Motor Markranstädt (1952–1958); BSG Turbine Markranstädt (1959–1984); BSG Motor Markranstädt (1984–1988); and BSG Turbine Markranstädt (1988–1990).[2]

Following German reunification in 1990 Turbine adopted its current identity as Spiel- und Sportverein Markranstädt. The merger of the football competitions of the two Germanys saw SSV placed in the Landesliga Sachsen (V) where they would stay until relegated in 1993. The team re-bounded to return to fifth tier play in 1995, but was again immediately sent down and did not return to the Landesliga until 1999. Following their 2007 divisional championship Markranstädt was promoted to the NOFV-Oberliga Süd (IV) where they earned mid-table results in the next two seasons.

The club's license was purchased by energy drink maker Red Bull in 2009 and the team resumed play in the now fifth tier Oberliga in 2009–2010 as RB Leipzig, the fourth football team in the company's sports advertising portfolio. The ownership's goal was to advance to the country's first division Bundesliga within a decade. SSV Markranstädt continued to operate as an affiliated club, and won the Landesliga Sachsen in 2012. The club has been playing in the Oberliga as a top of the table side since, finishing third in 2015 and qualifying for the promotion play-offs to the expanded Regionalliga Nordost against FSV Luckenwalde where the club lost the return leg 4–1 and missed out on promotion.[3][4]


The club's honours:

Current squad[edit]

As of 6 November 2013

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 Tom Neukam
2 Germany DF Sven Werner
3 Germany DF Felix Habeland
4 Germany DF Matthias Buszkowiak
7 Germany FW Michael Preuß
8 Germany MF Michael Lerchl
9 Germany FW Kevin Zimmermann
10 Germany FW Pavel Pfeifer
11 Germany FW Robert Klauß
12 Germany MF Daniel Bernhardt
14 Czech Republic MF Ondrej Brusch
No. Position Player
15 Germany MF Stefan Ronneburg
16 Germany FW Jens Frenzel
17 Germany FW Tommy Kind
18 Iraq DF David Haider
19 Poland FW Dawid Krieger
21 Germany DF Vincent Müller
23 Germany DF Robert Zickert
24 Germany MF Pascal Ibold
26 Germany FW Marcel Nüchtern
27 Germany MF Reik Machel
33 Germany GK Tom Berger


SSV Markranstädt plays its home fixtures in the Stadion am Bad which has a capacity of 5,500, which includes 500 seats added in 2001. The stadium was the site of several matches of the 2003 Women's Under-19 European Championship.

Notable club members[edit]


  1. ^ Grüne, Hardy (2001). Vereinslexikon. Kassel: AGON Sportverlag ISBN 3-89784-147-9
  2. ^ East Germany – Name Changes
  3. ^ Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv (in German) Historical German domestic league tables
  4. ^ SSV Markranstädt at (in German) Tables and results of all German football leagues

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