VFC Plauen

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VFC Plauen
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Full nameVogtländischer Fußballclub Plauen e.V.
Founded27 May 1903
22 June 1990 (re-foundation)
Capacity10,500
PresidentThomas Fritzlar
Head coachFalk Schindler
League NOFV-Oberliga Süd (V)
2018–1911th
Website Club website

VFC Plauen is a German association football club from the city of Plauen, Saxony.

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The club had to declare insolvency on 1 December 2014.[ citation needed ]

History

Logo of 1. Vogtlandischer Fussballclub Plauen 1.VFC Plauen (1903-1945).png
Logo of 1. Vogtländischer Fußballclub Plauen

The club was founded as 1. Vogtländischer Fußballclub Plauen and took part in the competition of the VMFV (Verband Mitteldeutschland Fußball Verein or Federation of Middle German Football Teams). They enjoyed some success in the early 1930s when they captured consecutive local Vogtland division titles in 1930 and 1931. German football was re-organized into sixteen top flight divisions under the Third Reich in 1933 and VFC spent a single season in top-tier play, the Gauliga Sachsen, before being relegated.

Following the end of World War II, the occupying Allied authorities ordered the dissolution of all organizations in the country, including football and sports clubs. The club was re-established as SG Plauen-Süd in 1945, renamed ZSG Zellwolle Plauen in 1949, and then renamed again in 1950 to BSG Rotation Plauen. After a merger with BSG Sachsenverlag Plauen that same year, the team won promotion to East Germany's second division DDR-Liga in 1951 and played at that level until being sent down through league restructuring after the 1954–55 season. They were again renamed in 1954, becoming BSG Wismut Plauen.

Plauen returned to the second division in 1964 as BSG Motor WEMA Plauen where they played until relegation in 1973. They languished in lower divisions until a resurgence soon after German re-unification in 1990 that began with the side reclaiming its traditional name of 1. VFC 1990 Plauen. A championship in the Landesliga Sachsen (V) was followed by a dismal campaign in the NOFV-Oberliga Süd that saw the club concede 108 goals while scoring only 12, and finishing last in the division. VFC soon recovered, earning a second Landesliga title in 1994 to return to the Oberliga. In 1996 a successful campaign led to another title and promotion to the third division Regionalliga Nordost. The club once again found itself sent down through league restructuring in 2000, landing in the NOFV-Oberliga Süd (IV).

In 2004 VFC finished top of the table and took part in qualification play-off for the Regionalliga Nord (III) but failed to advance after being beaten 6–5 on aggregate by the reserve side of Hertha BSC Berlin . Finishing third in the 2007–08 season, Plauen qualified for the reformed Regionalliga Nord. The club became part of the reformed Regionalliga Nordost in 2012 and finished as a mid-table side in 2013 and 2014. [1] [2]

Plauen, with a budget of €600,000 for the 2014–15 season, suffered from a debt of €1,000,000 and was unable to pay some of its players from September 2014 onwards. The club declared insolvency on 1 December 2014. Within the rules of the German Football Federation this meant automatic relegation from the Regionalliga but the club's administrator announced that he would challenge the ruling as it he considered it violating German insolvency law. The NOFV later announced that the club would play the remaining season games as friendlies. [3] [4] Since the 2015–16 season the club has played in the NOFV-Oberliga Süd (V).

Among the club's recent achievements are Saxony Cup wins in 1999 and 2004, and another appearance in the final in 2006. Their cup victories led to participation in the German Cup: in 1999 they beat Alemannia Aachen 1–0 in the first round before being eliminated 2–1 by Stuttgarter Kickers, and in 2004 they lost 2–1 to Arminia Bielefeld.

Current squad

As of 5 August 2014

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

No.PositionPlayer
2 Flag of Germany.svg DF Bastian Wolf
3 Flag of Germany.svg DF Yuri Moraes
4 Flag of Germany.svg DF Felix Lietz
5 Flag of Germany.svg DF Vignon Amegan
7 Flag of Germany.svg DF Björn Lambach
8 Flag of Germany.svg MF Robert Häsen
10 Flag of Germany.svg MF Falk Schindler
12 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg FW Peter Ocovan
15 Flag of Germany.svg MF Tommy Färber
16 Flag of Germany.svg DF Sascha Thönelt
17 Flag of Germany.svg MF Agit Erbek
No.PositionPlayer
18 Flag of Germany.svg FW Danny Wild
19 Flag of Germany.svg MF Tommy Müller
20 Flag of Slovakia.svg FW Filip Sajbidor
21 Flag of Germany.svg GK Maik Ebersbach
22 Flag of Germany.svg DF Florian Grossert
23 Flag of Germany.svg FW Kai Zimmermann
24 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg MF Ondrej Brusch
25 Flag of Germany.svg MF Andreas Knoll
35 Flag of Germany.svg GK Konstantin Filatow

Stadium

VFC Plauen plays its home matches in the Vogtlandstadion Plauen located at the north end of town adjacent to a forest. The original stadium area was prepared in 1934 and then enlarged in 1937 with a grandstand area having a capacity of 4,200 spectators. After the war facilities for athletics were added and the site modernized. Today the stadium will hold 12,000 (1,400 seats) and has floodlights and an electronic scoreboard.

Honours

The club's honours:

Notable coaches

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References

  1. Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv (in German) Historical German domestic league tables
  2. VFC Plauen at Fussball.de (in German) Tables and results of all German football leagues
  3. Der Fall VFC Plauen – Chronologie einer Posse Archived 21 February 2015 at the Wayback Machine (in German) Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk , accessed: 24 February 2015
  4. Spiele des VFC Plauen werden nicht gewertet (in German) Die Welt , published: 20 February 2015, accessed: 24 February 2015