SSV Markranstädt

SSV Markranstädt is a German association football club from the city of Markranstädt, Saxony near Leipzig. It is part of a larger sports club that also has departments for badminton, cycle ball, gymnastics, table tennis, and volleyball.

SSV Markranstädt
SSV Markranstädt logo.png
Full nameSpiel- und Sportverein Markranstädt
GroundStadion am Bad
ChairmanMichael Urlaub
ManagerHolger Krauß
LeagueNOFV-Oberliga Süd (V)


Historical chart of SSV Markranstädt league performance

Established following World War II as Sportgemeinde Markranstädt, the club took up play in the top-flight regional Landesliga Sachsen/Leipzig in the Soviet occupied eastern part of the country and earned a first-place finish in the 1947–48 season. Renamed SG Glück-Auf Markranstädt, the team slipped to consecutive seventh-place finishes in its next two campaigns.[1] The club then disappeared into lower-tier play in East Germany and, like most other clubs there, underwent a succession of name changes over the years: BSG Stahl Markranstädt (1951–1952); BSG Motor Markranstädt (1952–1958); BSG Turbine Markranstädt (1959–1984); BSG Motor Markranstädt (1984–1988); and BSG Turbine Markranstädt (1988–1990).[2]

Following German reunification in 1990 Turbine adopted its current identity as Spiel- und Sportverein Markranstädt. The merger of the football competitions of the two Germanys saw SSV placed in the Landesliga Sachsen (V) where they would stay until relegated in 1993. The team re-bounded to return to fifth-tier play in 1995, but was again immediately sent down and did not return to the Landesliga until 1999. Following their 2007 divisional championship, Markranstädt was promoted to the NOFV-Oberliga Süd (IV), where they earned mid-table results in the next two seasons.

RB LeipzigEdit

RB Leipzig transition
Season 2008–09 Season 2009–10 Season 2010–11
SSV Markranstädt RB Leipzig RB Leipzig
ESV Delitzsch RB Leipzig II
SSV Markranstädt II RB Leipzig II SSV Markranstädt
ESV Delitzsch II ESV Delitzsch
SSV Markranstädt III RB Leipzig III SSV Markranstädt II
RB Leipzig IV SSV Markranstädt III

The club's licence was purchased by energy drink maker Red Bull in 2009 and the team resumed play in the now fifth tier Oberliga in 2009–2010 as RB Leipzig, the fourth football team in the company's sports advertising portfolio. The ownership's goal was to advance to the country's first division Bundesliga within a decade.

SSV Markranstädt continued to operate as an affiliated club, and won the Landesliga Sachsen in 2012. The club has been playing in the Oberliga as a top of the table side since, finishing third in 2015 and qualifying for the promotion play-offs to the expanded Regionalliga Nordost against FSV Luckenwalde where the club lost the return leg 4–1 and missed out on promotion.[3][4]


The club's honours:

Current squadEdit

As of 6 November 2013

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

No. Position Player
1   GK Tom Neukam
2   DF Sven Werner
3   DF Felix Habeland
4   DF Matthias Buszkowiak
7   FW Michael Preuß
8   MF Michael Lerchl
9   FW Kevin Zimmermann
10   FW Pavel Pfeifer
11   FW Robert Klauß
12   MF Daniel Bernhardt
14   MF Ondrej Brusch
No. Position Player
15   MF Stefan Ronneburg
16   FW Jens Frenzel
17   FW Tommy Kind
18   DF David Haider
19   FW Dawid Krieger
21   DF Vincent Müller
23   DF Robert Zickert
24   MF Pascal Ibold
26   FW Marcel Nüchtern
27   MF Reik Machel
33   GK Tom Berger


SSV Markranstädt plays its home fixtures in the Stadion am Bad, which has a capacity of 5,500 including 500 seats added in 2001. The stadium hosted several matches of the 2003 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship.

Notable club membersEdit


  1. ^ Grüne, Hardy (2001). Vereinslexikon. Kassel: AGON Sportverlag ISBN 3-89784-147-9
  2. ^ East Germany – Name Changes
  3. ^ Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv (in German) Historical German domestic league tables
  4. ^ SSV Markranstädt at (in German) Tables and results of all German football leagues

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