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VfL Wolfsburg II is a German association football team from the city of Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony. It is the reserve team of VfL Wolfsburg. The team's greatest success has been two league championships in the tier four Regionalliga Nord in 2013–14 and 2015–16 which entitled it to take part in the promotion round to the 3. Liga.

VfL Wolfsburg II
Logo-VfL-Wolfsburg.svg
Full nameVerein für Leibesübungen Wolfsburg II
GroundAOK Stadion
Capacity5,200
Head CoachRüdiger Ziehl
LeagueRegionalliga Nord (IV)
2018–191st

The team has also made four appearances in the first round of the German Cup, the DFB-Pokal, in 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04 and 2005–06, reaching the second round in 2001–02, after eliminating Borussia Dortmund, and in 2003–04, after eliminating Energie Cottbus in the first.

HistoryEdit

The team first rose above local amateur level when it won promotion to the tier five Verbandsliga Niedersachsen-Ost in 1995, where it played for the next four seasons, then under the name of VfL Wolfsburg Amateure.[1]

Wolfsburg rose above regional Lower Saxony level after winning the tier five Verbandsliga Niedersachsen-Ost in 1998–99. It played the next five seasons in the Oberliga Niedersachsen/Bremen as an upper table side before winning the league in 2003–04 and earning promotion to the Regionalliga Nord for the first time. Relegated from this level after just a single season Wolfsburg entered the Oberliga Nord for two seasons before winning the latter in 2006–07 and returning to the Regionalliga.[2]

In the early 2000s the team made four appearances in the first round of the German Cup, the DFB-Pokal, in 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04 and 2005–06. In 2001–02 it eliminated Borussia Dortmund in the first round and, in 2003–04, Energie Cottbus, but was knocked out in the second on both occasions.[3]

The 2007–08 season was the last of the Regionalliga as a tier three league, the 3. Liga having been introduced at the end of season. Despite finishing 19th, the team was allowed to remain in the Regionalliga Nord because of a general league restructuring. Wolfsburg played in the Regionalliga from 2008 onwards, finishing runners-up in 2010, 2011 and 2015 and winning the league in 2014, 2016 and 2019. The latter three entitled the club to participate in the promotion play-offs to the 3. Liga, with the team losing on aggregate to SG Sonnenhof Großaspach in 2014, Regionalliga Bayern champions Jahn Regensburg in 2016 and Regionalliga Bayern champions Bayern Munich II in 2019.[2]

HonoursEdit

The club's honours:

Recent seasonsEdit

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

Season Division Tier Position
2003–04 Oberliga Niedersachsen/Bremen IV 1st ↑
2004–05 Regionalliga Nord III 17th ↓
2005–06 Oberliga Nord IV 3rd
2006–07 Oberliga Nord 1st ↑
2007–08 Regionalliga Nord III 19th
2008–09 Regionalliga Nord IV 5th
2009–10 Regionalliga Nord 2nd
2010–11 Regionalliga Nord 2nd
2011–12 Regionalliga Nord 4th
2012–13 Regionalliga Nord 3rd
2013–14 Regionalliga Nord 1st
2014–15 Regionalliga Nord 2nd
2015–16 Regionalliga Nord 1st
2016–17 Regionalliga Nord 3rd
2016–17 Regionalliga Nord 3rd
2018–19 Regionalliga Nord 1st
  • With the introduction of the 3. Liga in 2008 as the new third tier, below the 2. Bundesliga, all leagues below dropped one tier.
Promoted Relegated

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 6 July 2016[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 Niklas Klinger
2   DF Davide Itter
3   DF Dominik Franke
4   DF Julian Klamt
5   MF Robin Ziegele
7   MF Omar Marmoush
8   MF Marcel Stutter
9   FW Blaz Kramer
10   MF Murat Saglam
11   FW Luca Horn
12   GK Nico Pellatz
13   DF Adrian Goransch
14   DF Jannis Heuer
No. Position Player
15   DF Abdallah El-Haibi
16   MF Iba May
18   FW Julian Justvan
19   FW Richmond Tachie
20   FW Daniel Hanslik
21   MF Malcolm Badu
23   MF Michele Rizzi
24   MF Anton Stach
25   FW Max Klump
26   MF Yannik Möker
27   MF Amara Condé
28   GK Jannes Tasche

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Historic German football league tables". f-archiv.de (in German). Das Deutsche Fussball Archiv. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "VfL Wolfsburg II". fussball.de (in German). German Football Association results website. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
  3. ^ "VfL Wolfsburg II » Termine & Ergebnisse 2001/2002". weltfussball.de (in German). Weltfussball. Retrieved 18 May 2016.
  4. ^ VfL Wolfsburg II Kader

External linksEdit