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VfB Oldenburg is a German association football club based in Oldenburg, Lower Saxony. They play in the Regionalliga Nord, which is at the 4th level of football in Germany.

VfB Oldenburg
VfB Oldenburg.svg
Full nameVerein für Bewegungsspiele e.V. Oldenburg
Founded1897[1]
GroundMarschweg-Stadion
Capacity15,200
ChairmanWilfried Barysch
ManagerStephan Ehlers
LeagueRegionalliga Nord (IV)
2018–199th

HistoryEdit

 
Historical chart of VfB Oldenburg league performance after WWII

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-1970s 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] After a decade of lower division play following relegation from the Regionalliga Nord in 2000 the club returned to this level in 2012 and has been playing there since.

StadiumEdit

They play in the Stadion am Marschweg, which was built in 1951, and has a current capacity of 15,200.[2]

HonoursEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 12 February 2018

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 Fabian Klinkmann
3   DF Leon Lingerski
4   DF Frederik Lach
5   DF Henri Aalto
6   MF Gazi Siala
7   MF Antti Mäkijärvi
10   FW Daniel Franziskus
11   FW Kifuta Makangu
12   MF Laurel Aug
13   GK Hrvoje Bukovski (on loan from FC Wil)
14   FW Marcel Lück
15   MF Marc Meunier
18   FW Pascal Richter
No. Position Player
19   DF Okan Erdoğan
20   FW Ibrahim Temin
21   DF Thorsten Tönnies
22   DF Ahmet Sağlam
23   DF Philip Onnen
24   MF Dino Fazlić
26   MF Leon Neldner
27   MF Süleyman Çelikyurt
30   GK Dávid Daróczi
31   FW Alexander Lüttmers
33   DF Muhittin Baştürk
35   FW Hugo Magouhi
  DF Patrick Papachristodoulou

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "VfB Oldenburg". Abseits Guide to Germany. Retrieved 29 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Stadion Am Marschweg". VfB 1897 Official. Archived from the original on 4 February 2012. Retrieved 14 December 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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