ZFC Meuselwitz

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ZFC Meuselwitz
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Full name Zipsendorfer Fußballclub Meuselwitz e.V.
Founded 1919
Ground bluechip-Arena
Ground Capacity 5,260
Chairman Dietmar Demuth
Manager Holm Pinder
League Regionalliga Nordost (IV)
2014–15 14th

Zipsendorfer Fußballclub Meuselwitz is a German association football club from Meuselwitz, Thuringia.

History[edit]

The origins of the club go back to the establishment of Aktivist Zipsendorf in 1919. After World War II the club played as BSG Aktivist Zipsendorf and enjoyed some early minor success with three consecutive titles (1954–56) in the Kreisliga Altenburg and a 1962 win in local cup play. However, the club remained mired in the lower echelons of East German competition. When the community of Zipsendorf was merged into nearby Meuselwitz in 1976 the team was re-christened BSG Aktivist Meuselwitz. In 1991, after German re-unification the year before, the club briefly joined SV Bergbau as that association's football department before going their own way, first as FV Zipsendorf and then, in 1994, as Zipsendorfer Fußballclub Meuselwitz.

Mid-way through the decade the club began an ascent out of the lower divisions of German football. Between 1993 and 1997 they worked their way up through four different divisions on the strength of four consecutive titles before settling into the Landesliga Thuringia (V) for seven seasons.

Under coach Damian Halata the club reached the semi-finals of the 2003 Thüringerpokal (Thuringia Cup) and the following season captured the Landesliga title to advance to the NOFV-Oberliga Süd (IV) where they played for five seasons until winning promotion to the Regionalliga Nord in 2009. After three seasons at this level the club moved to the Regionalliga Nordost in 2012 when this league was reformed. It has been playing as a mid-table side in this league since.[1]

The association has grown to include departments for bowling and cheerleading.

Stadium[edit]

The club plays its home matches in the bluechip-Arena (capacity 5,000) named under a sponsorship agreement with a local computer firm. The facility was constructed as the Stadion Glaserkuppe in 1953 and refurbished over a two-year period ending in 2004.

Current squad[edit]

As of 4 June 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 Chris Flader
2 Germany DF Francesco Lubsch
5 Germany MF Carsten Sträßer
6 Germany DF Frank Müller
7 Germany DF Mirko Kotowski
8 Germany MF René Weinert
9 Ghana FW Junior Torunarigha
10 Poland FW Sebastian Latowski
11 Germany FW Sebastian Weiske
13 Germany DF Lukas Pägelow
14 Germany MF Raik Hildebrandt
15 Germany DF Joseph Gröschke
No. Position Player
16 Germany MF Manuel Starke
17 Germany MF Daniel Kornagel
18 Germany DF Florian Kuhlmey
19 Germany MF Sebastian Albert
20 Mozambique DF Gelício Banze
22 Germany MF Robert Böhme
23 Germany MF Michael Rudolph
24 Germany MF Andreas Luck
26 Germany MF Benjamin Boltze
27 Germany DF Benjamin Fuß
30 Germany GK Andreas Naumann
33 Germany GK Norman Teichmann

Honours[edit]

The club's honours:

  • NOFV-Oberliga Süd (V)
    • Champions: 2009
  • Landesliga Thüringen (V)
    • Champions: 2004
  • Landesklasse Ost (V)
    • Champions: 1997
  • Kreisliga Altenburg (VI)
    • Champions: 1994
  • Bezirksliga Gera (VI)
    • Champions: 1996
  • Bezirksklasse Gera (VII)
    • Champions: 1995

Recent seasons[edit]

The recent season-by-season performance of the club:[2][1]

Year Division Tier Position
1999–2000 Thüringenliga V 6th
2000–01 Thüringenliga 7th
2001–02 Thüringenliga 8th
2002–03 Thüringenliga 2nd
2003–04 Thüringenliga 1st ↑
2004–05 NOFV-Oberliga Süd IV 6th
2005–06 NOFV-Oberliga Süd 5th
2006–07 NOFV-Oberliga Süd 5th
2007–08 NOFV-Oberliga Süd 8th
2008–09 NOFV-Oberliga Süd V 1st ↑
2009–10 Regionalliga Nord IV 10th
2010–11 Regionalliga Nord 11th
2011–12 Regionalliga Nord 9th
2012–13 Regionalliga Nordost 7th
2013–14 Regionalliga Nordost 10th
2014–15 Regionalliga Nordost 14th
Promoted Relegated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b ZFC Meuselwitz at Fussball.de (German) Tables and results of all German football leagues, accessed: 12 February 2015
  2. ^ Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv (German) Historical German domestic league tables

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