Zipsendorfer Fußballclub Meuselwitz is a German association football club from Meuselwitz, Thuringia.

ZFC Meuselwitz
ZFC Meuselwitz logo.svg
Full nameZipsendorfer Fußballclub Meuselwitz e.V.
Founded1919
Groundbluechip-Arena
Capacity5,260
ChairmanHubert Wolf
ManagerHeiko Weber
LeagueRegionalliga Nordost (IV)
2018–1910th

HistoryEdit

The origins of the club go back to the establishment of Aktivist Zipsendorf in 1919. After World War II the club played as BSG Aktivist Zipsendorf and enjoyed some early minor success with three consecutive titles (1954–56) in the Kreisliga Altenburg and a 1962 win in local cup play. However, the club remained mired in the lower echelons of East German competition. When the community of Zipsendorf was merged into nearby Meuselwitz in 1976 the team was re-christened BSG Aktivist Meuselwitz. In 1991, after German re-unification the year before, the club briefly joined SV Bergbau as that association's football department before going their own way, first as FV Zipsendorf and then, in 1994, as Zipsendorfer Fußballclub Meuselwitz.

Mid-way through the decade the club began an ascent out of the lower divisions of German football. Between 1993 and 1997 they worked their way up through four different divisions on the strength of four consecutive titles before settling into the Landesliga Thuringia (V) for seven seasons.

Under coach Damian Halata the club reached the semi-finals of the 2003 Thüringerpokal (Thuringia Cup) and the following season captured the Landesliga title to advance to the NOFV-Oberliga Süd (IV) where they played for five seasons until winning promotion to the Regionalliga Nord in 2009. After three seasons at this level the club moved to the Regionalliga Nordost in 2012 when this league was reformed. It has been playing as a mid-table side in this league since.[1]

The association has grown to include departments for bowling and cheerleading.

StadiumEdit

The club plays its home matches in the bluechip-Arena (capacity 5,000) named under a sponsorship agreement with a local computer firm. The facility was constructed as the Stadion Glaserkuppe in 1953 and refurbished over a two-year period ending in 2004.

Current squadEdit

As of 13 February 2018[2]

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 Pachulski
2   DF Francesco Lubsch
3   DF Arman Aydeniz
4   DF Felix Müller
5   DF David Urban
6   MF Luca Bürger
7   MF Janik Mäder
8   MF René Weinert
9   FW Andy Trübenbach
10   FW Yanick Haag
11   FW Daniel Barth
No. Position Player
14   FW Berkan Aydeniz
16   MF Fabian Raithel
19   MF Sebastian Albert
20   DF Gracjan Horoszkiewicz
21   DF Pierre le Beau
22   MF Fabian Stenzel
23   MF Michael Rudolph
24   FW Maximilian Weiß
26   DF Denny Krahl
27   MF Yves Brinkmann
31   GK Steven Braunsdorf

HonoursEdit

The club's honours:

  • NOFV-Oberliga Süd (V)
    • Champions: 2009
  • Landesliga Thüringen (V)
    • Champions: 2004
  • Landesklasse Ost (V)
    • Champions: 1997
  • Kreisliga Altenburg (VI)
    • Champions: 1994
  • Bezirksliga Gera (VI)
    • Champions: 1996
  • Bezirksklasse Gera (VII)
    • Champions: 1995

Recent seasonsEdit

The recent season-by-season performance of the club:[3][1]

Year Division Tier Position
1999–2000 Thüringenliga V 6th
2000–01 Thüringenliga 7th
2001–02 Thüringenliga 8th
2002–03 Thüringenliga 2nd
2003–04 Thüringenliga 1st ↑
2004–05 NOFV-Oberliga Süd IV 6th
2005–06 NOFV-Oberliga Süd 5th
2006–07 NOFV-Oberliga Süd 5th
2007–08 NOFV-Oberliga Süd 8th
2008–09 NOFV-Oberliga Süd V 1st ↑
2009–10 Regionalliga Nord IV 10th
2010–11 Regionalliga Nord 11th
2011–12 Regionalliga Nord 9th
2012–13 Regionalliga Nordost 7th
2013–14 Regionalliga Nordost 10th
2014–15 Regionalliga Nordost 14th
2015–16 Regionalliga Nordost 14th
2016–17 Regionalliga Nordost 14th
2017–18 Regionalliga Nordost 10th
2018–19 Regionalliga Nordost 10th
Promoted Relegated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b ZFC Meuselwitz at Fussball.de (in German) Tables and results of all German football leagues, accessed: 12 February 2015
  2. ^ "1. Mannschaft 2017/2018" (in German). ZFC Meuselwitz. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
  3. ^ Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv (in German) Historical German domestic league tables

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