VfB Auerbach

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VfB Auerbach
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Full name Verein für Bewegungsspiele Auerbach 1906 e.V.
Founded 1906
Ground VfB Stadion
Ground Capacity 5,000
Chairman Joachim Naumann
Manager Andreas Richter
League Regionalliga Nordost (IV)
2014–15 12th

VfB Auerbach is a German football club from the city of Auerbach, Saxony. The club also has a tennis department.

History[edit]

The association was founded as the Auerbacher Fußball Club on 17 May 1906 making it the second-oldest side in Vogtland. They won their first title in the second class Gau Vogtland, part of the VMBV (Verband Mittledeutschland Ballspiel Verein or Federation of Central German Ballgame Clubs), in 1908. AFC was officially registered on 20 June 1913 and after World War I on 18 April 1919, with the introduction of departments for athletics, tennis, and winter sports re-made itself as the sportsclub VfB Auerbach 1906.

In the aftermath of World War II occupying Allied authorities ordered the dissolution of existing organizations in the country, including sports and football clubs. In the fall of 1945 the club was re-established as the football department of Sport- und Kultur-Kartell Auerbach i.V.. A new sportsclub known as BSG KWU Auerbach was created out of SuKK Auerbach in 1949 and renamed BSG Einheit Auerbach on 6 January 1951. BSG was an unheralded local side in and out of the lower division Berziksliga Karl-Marx-Stadt (today Chemnitz) in East Germany. In 1989, shortly before the end of the DDR-era BSG was the largest sports club in Auerbach with departments for bowling, boxing, fencing, gymnastics, hiking, roller skating, tennis, and table tennis.

The club returned to its roots after German re-unification when it was re-established as VfB Auerbach and continued to play in what was now the sixth division Berzirksliga Chemnitz. By the mid-90s they were playing in the Landesliga Sachsen (V), and after three second place finishes (1996, 2001, 2002), finally captured the division title in 2003 to earn promotion to the NOFV-Oberliga Süd (IV). VfB played in the Oberliga for nine seasons, initially struggeling but then achieving three runners-up finishes in its last four seasons there. The last of those, in 2012, qualified the team for the reformed Regionalliga Nordost, where it plays today.[1][2]

Current squad[edit]

As of 5 July 2015

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

No. Position Player
Germany DF Markus Möckel
Germany DF Alexander Mattern
4 Germany MF Felix Lietz
5 Germany DF Steffen Vogel
6 Czech Republic MF Jiri Jedinak
7 Germany MF Marcel Dressel
8 Germany MF Andre Herold
9 Germany MF Philipp Kötzsch
Germany FW Luca Jung
11 Germany FW Danny Wild
12 Germany GK Benjamin Eißmann
13 Germany GK Maik Ebersbach
No. Position Player
14 Germany FW Roy Blankenburg
15 Armenia MF Arman Melkonian
Germany MF Albert Löser
18 Germany DF Kevin Hampf
19 Germany FW Marcel Schuch
20 Germany GK Christian Leucht
21 Germany DF Philipp Müller
22 Germany MF Fabian Paradies
Spain MF Raul Amaro
25 Germany DF Björn Lambach
26 Germany DF Felix Paul
Germany FW Stanley Ratifo

Honours[edit]

Stadium[edit]

The club plays in the VfB Stadion built in 1921. It has a capacity of 5,000 and after renovations features 750 seats (1993) and floodlighting (1995).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv (German) Historical German domestic league tables
  2. ^ VfB Auerbach at Fussball.de (German) Tables and results of all German football leagues

External links[edit]