VfB Oldenburg

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VfB Oldenburg
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Full name Verein für Bewegungsspiele e.V. Oldenburg
Founded 1897[1]
Ground Marschweg-Stadion
Ground Capacity 15,200
Chairman Stefan Könner
Manager Alexander Nouri
League Regionalliga Nord (IV)
2013–14 3rd

VfB Oldenburg is a German association football club based in Oldenburg, Lower Saxony. As of the 2012/13 season they play in the Regionalliga Regionalliga Nord,[2] which is at the 4th level of football in Germany.

History[edit]

Founded by a group of high school boys as FC 1897 Oldenburg on 17 October 1897, they merged with FV Germania 1903 Oldenburg in 1919 and adopted their current name. Their interests were football, cricket and track. Within a year the club acquired an old velodrome in Donnerschwee – part of the town of Oldenburg today – and converted it to a football ground.

The club played for two seasons in the Gauliga Weser-Ems (I), just before the end of the war, from 1942 to 1944.

After again restoring their ground in the aftermath of World War II, the club was able to pick up play in the Oberliga Nord in the 1949–50 season, but immediately found themselves relegated to tier II. They made another single season appearance in the upper league in 1955–56, before returning for a run of three seasons from 1960 to 1963 in the lead up to the formation of the Bundesliga, Germany's new professional football league. Oldenburg did not qualify for the new circuit and found themselves in the Regionalliga Nord (II). They played at that level until the mid-70's when they slipped into the Amateur Oberliga Nord (III).

They enjoyed their highest league finish in 1991-92. They finished bottom of the third level in 1999-2000, and came close to being dissolved due to financial problems.[1] After a decade of lower division play following its relegation from the Regionalliga Nord in 2000 the club returned to this level in 2012 and has been playing there since.

Stadium[edit]

They play in the Stadion am Marschweg, which was built in 1951, and has a current capacity of 15,200.[3]

Honours[edit]

The club's honours:

Current squad[edit]

As of 22 February 2015

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 Dominik Kisiel
3 Germany DF Christopher Braun
4 Latvia DF Kārlis Plendišķis
5 Germany DF Moritz Steidten
6 Germany MF Marius Winkelmann
8 Germany MF Tobias Ahrens
9 Germany FW Pierre Merkel
10 Germany MF Jonas Erwig-Drüppel
11 Democratic Republic of the Congo FW Makangu Kifuta
13 Germany MF Florian Stütz
14 Germany MF Shaun Minns
15 Croatia DF Franko Uzelac
16 Germany MF Kevin Samide
19 Italy MF Alessandro Ficara
No. Position Player
20 Germany MF Marcel Gottschling
21 Germany DF Thorsten Tönnies
23 Germany MF Colin Heins
26 Germany FW Nils Laabs
27 Canada DF Miguel Cañizalez
28 France MF Mohamed Aidara
33 Germany FW Lars Scholz
39 Germany GK Sandro Dörner
- Germany GK Maximilian Grimm
- Germany GK Thorben Riechers
- Germany DF Dominic Volkmer
- Germany MF Dennis Engel
- Germany FW Pascal Steinwender

Notable former players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "VfB Oldenburg". Abseits Guide to Germany. Retrieved 29 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Regionalliga Nord". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 29 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Stadion Am Marschweg". VfB 1897 Official. Retrieved 14 December 2011. 

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