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 Niedersachsenliga (V)
2011-12 6th
Home colours
Away colours

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]

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]

After a third-place finish in the Amateur-Oberliga Nord, Oldenburg went on to become German amateur runners-up in 1988.

  • Oberliga Niedersachsen-West champions: 1952, 1957, 1959, 2009
  • Oberliga Niedersachsen champions: 1972
  • Oberliga Nord champions: 1975, 1980, 1990
  • Regionalliga Nord champions: 1996
  • Oberliga Nord, Staffel Niedersachsen/Bremen champions: 2002

Current squad[edit]

Name No. Date of Birth At club since Last former club
GK
Mansur Faqiryar 1 03.01.1986 2009 FC Oberneuland
Marco Elia 25 02.01.1976 2011 TuS Pewsum
Nils Reinke 28 22.05.1988 2010 VfL Oldenburg
Christian Meyer - 01.03.1987 2011 SV Wilhelmshaven
Abwehr
Nicolas Ludwig 2 29.04.1992 2011 VfB-Youth
Alexander Dreher 3 18.02.1991 2011 VSK Osterholz-Scharmbeck
Tim Petersen 5 03.03.1986 2010 FC Carl Zeiss Jena
Peer-Bent Wegener 6 08.03.1989 2008 VfL Oldenburg
Sebastian Sonnenberger 15 22.01.1991 09/2011 FC 08 Homburg
Julian Harings 18 29.12.1990 2010 VfL Oldenburg
Tillmann Koch 21 21.05.1988 2010 RSV Göttingen 05
Robert Littmann - 02.02.1986 2010 BFC Dynamo
Melvin Lamberty - 30.09.1992 2011 VfB-Youth
Mittelfeld
Claude-Roland Videgla 4 14.05.1990 01/2012 1. FK Pribram
Christian Thölking 7 02.04.1981 2002 VfL Osnabrück
Nick Köster 8 27.09.1991 2010 VfB-Youth
Abdullah Basdas 13 01.09.1992 2011 VfB-Youth
Mustafa Azadzoy 19 2011 VfL Oldenburg U19
Jascha Stern 20 05.03.1991 2011 VSK Osterholz-Scharmbeck
Nermin Becovic - 08.07.1991 2009 VfB-Youth
Jan Löhmannsröben - 21.04.1991 2009 VfB-Youth
Karim Jahjah - 14.05.1992 2011 VfB-Youth
Angriff
Sebastian Ferrulli 11 07.03.1984 2011 SV Meppen
Julian Lüttmann (Captain) 14 19.04.1982 10/2011 Rot-Weiß Erfurt
Julian Bennert 17 02.10.1991 01/2012 Kickers Emden
Niklas Fasshauer 22 29.06.1989 2011 Heidmühler FC
Alexander Tschalumjan 32 23.10.1990 2009 VfB-Youth
Mehmet-Ali Fidan 35 22.07.1990 2011 FC Oberneuland
Patrick Degen - 17.10.1986 2010 BV Bockhorn
Theodor Koch - 04.04.1990 02/2011 SVG Göttingen
As of March 22, 2012 [4]

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. 
  4. ^ "Current squad". VfB 1897 Official. 

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