VfB Germania Halberstadt

VfB Germania Halberstadt is a German football club from Halberstadt in Saxony-Anhalt.

VfB Germania Halberstadt
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Full nameVfB Germania Halberstadt e. V.
Founded1949
GroundFriedensstadion
Capacity4,999
ChairmanOlaf Herbst
ManagerMaximilian Dentz
LeagueRegionalliga Nordost (IV)
2018–198th

HistoryEdit

The club was founded on 26 October 1949 as Betriebssportgemeinschaft Reichsbahn Halberstadt before being renamed BSG Lokomotive Halberstadt in 1950. Through the 1970s the team played in the East German third division DDR-Bezirksliga.

After German reunification in 1990 the team was re-established as Eisenbahnsportverein Halberstadt and spent two seasons in the Verbandsliga Sachsen-Anhalt (IV) before slipping to the Landesliga Sachsen-Anhalt in 1992. Formed as a sports club for railway workers, the number of rail workers actually represented in the membership of the club dropped below 20% and it lost its affiliation with the Railway Sports Federation in 1993. The club became VfB Halberstadt that year while the footballers went their own way in 1994 as Fußball Club Germania Halberstadt, adopting the heritage of a local pre-war side. VfB Germania Halberstadt was formed when the two clubs were reunited in 1997.

A third-place result in the Landesliga Sachsen-Anhalt Mitte (VI) and successful promotion playoff returned Halberstadt to Verbandsliga (V) competition in 2000, and after winning the division title in 2003, they advanced to the Oberliga Nordost-Süd (IV). They went on to win the Oberliga (V) in 2011 and advance to the Regionalliga Nord (IV). That league saw Germania and other northeastern clubs move to the Regionalliga Nordost on its refoundation in 2012 where it played for the next four seasons until relegation in 2016.[1][2] It was immediately promoted back to the Regionalliga Nordost in 2017 after finishing runners-up in the Oberliga Süd and beating Optik Rathenow in a play-off[3].

Current squadEdit

As of 13 March 2019[4]

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 Paul Niehs
4   MF Hendrick Hofgärtner
5   DF Philipp Blume
7   FW Dennis Rothenstein
8   FW Paul Grzega (on loan from Carl Zeiss Jena)
9   FW Nico Hübner
10   MF Nedim Pepić
11   FW Stefan Korsch
14   MF Marcel Goslar
17   MF Dustin Messing
18   DF Leon Heynke (on loan from 1. FC Magdeburg)
19   MF Kay Michel
20   DF Lucas Surek
No. Position Player
21   DF Hendrik Kuhnhold
22   FW Dennis Blaser
24   DF Tino Schulze
25   MF Martin Ludwig (on loan from Hallescher FC)
26   MF Benjamin Boltze
27   MF Alexander Schmitt
28   FW Philipp Harant (on loan from 1. FC Magdeburg)
29   FW Denis Jäpel (on loan from Carl Zeiss Jena)
30   GK Till Brinkmann
32   GK Fabian Guderitz
34   DF Alysson Vargas
  MF Patrik Twardzik
  MF Stephane Dieupeugbeu

HonoursEdit

The club's honours:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv (in German) Historical German domestic league tables
  2. ^ VfB Germania Halberstadt at Fussball.de (in German) Tables and results of all German football leagues
  3. ^ "Relegation Regionalliga - Spieltag / Tabelle". kicker.de. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  4. ^ "1. Herren" (in German). VfB Germania Halberstadt. Retrieved 13 February 2018.

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