Sportbrüder Leipzig

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Sportbrüder Leipzig
Full name Sport-Club Sportbrüder 1893 Leipzig
Founded 11 November 1893
Ground Exerzierplatz

Sportbrüder Leipzig was a German association football club from the city of Leipzig, Saxony.


Founded in November 1893 as Sport Club Sportbrüder Leipzig it was one of Germany's earliest football clubs and a founding member of the German Football Association (Deutscher Fussball Bund or German Football Association) in 1900.

Sportbrüder merged briefly with VfB Leipzig in 1898 to form VfB Sportbrüder 1893 Leipzig in a union that lasted until 2 May 1900 when the two clubs separated again. Little else is known about the football team beyond their participation in the Verband Leipziger Ballspiel Vereine (Federation of Leipzig Ballgame Teams) in 1899 and 1900.

The athletic department of Sportbrüder organized the country's first marathon on 5 September 1897. The first national marathon championship was held in 1925 with the course beginning in Halle and ending in Leipzig to commemorate this contribution to the sport by the club.