VfR Aalen

This small club has not only had to live in the shadow of the nearby larger Schwaben clubs, but also has a local rival as well - the local KSV is a powerhouse of wrestling. Nevertheless, after years in obscurity, things are looking rosy for VfR.

Founded 1921, the club basically languished in the lower amateur divisions in eastern Wuertemburg. However with the promotion into the Regionalliga in 1999, the club surprised with strong play, and the goal of achieving qualification to the new combined Regionalliga became a distinct possibility. Midseason weakness threatened that goal, but eventually the team stabilized, and the newcomers qualified for the new league.

The campaign in the new 3rd division proved that VfR was a solid club. Although promotion was never an issue, neither was relegation. The club qualified for the new 3.Liga, but that proved to be too difficult in the first chance. But they immediately bounced back next season.

Fullname Verein für Rasenspiele 1921 Aalen e.V.
City Aalen (Baden-Württemburg). pop: 66,113 (2010)
Address Stadionweg 3, 73430 Aalen
Phone: (07361) 555351 e-mail: info@vfr-aalen.de
Colors Black-white vertical striped jersey, black shorts, white socks
Stadium Städtisches Waldstadion Capacity: 11,000
This is better known as the "Rohrwang". It was expanded in order to accomodate the promotion into the 3rd division in 1999.
Tickets Prices in the 2011-12 season ranged from 9 (standing) to 20 (tribune) euros
Supporters In the 1980s, as the team languished in the 5th division, crowds were down to 400-500, and most were oldtimers. Now the average is around 2,500, with double that for big matches.
Foes SSV Reutlingen, SpFR Dorfmerkingen
Pub Grub There's a snackbar and the club pub next to the Hauptribune, where you can get the "Rote Wurst" along with your brewski. You can view the menu of the club restaurant on the web site.
The Net The official site is www.vfr-aalen.de . Also worth visiting is Michael Wied's fanpage www.fortunecity.de/olympia/adrenalin/239


1963-64	(III)	Amateurliga Württemberg	14th
1964-72	(IV)
1972-73	(III)	Amateurliga Nord-Württemberg	2nd
1973-74	(III)	Amateurliga Nord-Württemberg	1st
1974-75	(III)	Amateurliga Nord-Württemberg	1st
1975-76	(III)	Amateurliga Nord-Württemberg	3rd
1976-77	(III)	Amateurliga Nord-Württemberg	14th
1977-78	(V)	
1978-89	(V)
1979-80	(IV)	Verbandsliga Württemberg	1st
1980-81	(III)	Am.Oberliga Baden-Württemberg	16th	relegated
1981-82	(IV)	Verbandsliga Württemberg	6th
1982-83	(IV)	Verbandsliga Württemberg	1st
1983-84	(III)	Am.Oberliga Baden-Württemberg	6th
1984-85	(III)	Am.Oberliga Baden-Württemberg	6th
1985-86	(III)	Am.Oberliga Baden-Württemberg	6th
1986-87	(III)	Am.Oberliga Baden-Württemberg	16th	relegated
1988-89	(III)	Am.Oberliga Baden-Württemberg	10th
1989-90	(III)	Am.Oberliga Baden-Württemberg	17th
1990-91	(IV)	Verbandsliga Württemberg	7th
1991-92	(IV)	Verbandsliga Württemberg	8th
1992-93	(IV)	Verbandsliga Württemberg	2nd
1993-94	(III)	Am. Oberliga Baden-Württemberg	11th
1994-95	(IV)	Oberliga Baden-Württemberg	10th
1995-96	(IV)	Oberliga Baden-Württemberg	4th
1996-97	(IV)	Oberliga Baden-Württemberg	7th
1997-98	(IV)	Oberliga Baden-Württemberg	6th
1998-99	(IV)	Oberliga Baden-Württemberg	1st
1999-00	(III)	Regionalliga Süd		10th 
2000-01	(III)	Regionalliga Süd 		7th
2001-02	(III)	Regionalliga Süd 		4th
2002-03	(III)	Regionalliga Süd 		10th
2003-04	(III)	Regionalliga Süd 		6th
2004-05	(III)	Regionalliga Süd 		12th
2005-06	(III)	Regionalliga Süd 		6th
2006-07	(III)	Regionalliga Süd 		6th
2007-08	(III)	Regionalliga Süd		4th 
2008-09 (III)   3.Liga				19th
2009-10 (IV)    Regionalliga Süd		1st
2010-11 (III)   3.Liga				16th
2011-12 (III)   3.Liga

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