VfB Auerbach

Auerbach became the 2nd soccer club to be founded in the Vogtland when 15 citizens got together at the "Hotel Kaiserhof" in May 1906 to start the club. They chose the name Auerbacher Fußball Club. AFC played their first match a month later, defeating the 2nd team of Plauen BC. In 1919 AFC decided to allow worthless sports like tennis and athletics into the club, and so changed the name to VfB Auerbach.

The 1920s were years of growth, as the soccer stadium was built at Am Ziegeleiweg, and membership grew above 500. Economic difficulties hit fairly hard with the Depression and things began going downhill. Durting the 1930s, VfB continued with uneven results, and was never able to make the jump to the Gauliga.

After WW-II, the club was banned, but continued unofficially. in 1949 an official GDR club was started, Bertriebssportgemeinschaft Kommunale Wirtschaftsunternehmen Auerbach. By 1951, the name got too unwieldly even for the Commie bureaucrats, so they simply became BSG Einheit. The club generally kicked around in the Bezirksliga level of GDR leagues.

After reunification, the name VfB was restored, and the club began a climb up to some of the highest levels of play in club history.

Full Name Verein für Bewegungsspiele Auerbach 1906 e.V
City Auerbach (Sachsen). Pop: 20,000
Address Breitscheidstraße 33, 08209 Auerbach
Phone/Fax: (03744) 211968
Colors Yellow jersey, black shorts/socks
Stadium VfB Stadion. Capacity: 5,000 (800 seats)
Been around since at least the 1940s. Renovation in 1993 added covered seating, floodlights in 1995.
Supporters Averaged 818 in 2004. I think there's a fan club called "Mythos 1906", which has about 10 guys who travel and lay waste to enemy stadiums...
Foes During GDR years, local rival Wismut Auerbach stole a lot of their good players.
Beer Wernersgrüner from the nearby town, is a sponsor.
Pub Grub VfB-Club-Gaststätte, plus several carts in stadium.
The Net Official site: www.vfb-auerbach.de

Recent History:

1990-91	(VI)	Bezirklasse Chemnitz-1	5th
1991-92	(V)	Bezirksliga Chemnitz	5th
1992-93	(V)	Bezirksliga Chemnitz	1st
1993-94	(V)	Bezirksliga Chemnitz	5th
1994-95	(V)	Landesliga Sachsen	8th
1995-95	(V)	Landesliga Sachsen	2nd
1996-95	(V)	Landesliga Sachsen	5th
1997-95	(V)	Landesliga Sachsen	13th
1998-95	(V)	Landesliga Sachsen	11th
1999-95	(V)	Landesliga Sachsen	4th
2000-95	(V)	Landesliga Sachsen	2nd
2001-95	(V)	Landesliga Sachsen	2nd
2002-95	(V)	Landesliga Sachsen	1st
2003-04	(IV)	Oberliga Nordost-Süd	13th
2004-05	(IV)	Oberliga Nordost-Süd	7th
2005-06	(IV)	Oberliga Nordost-Süd	11th
2006-07	(IV)	Oberliga Nordost-Süd	13th	
2006-08	(IV)	Oberliga Nordost-Süd

(c) Abseits Guide to Germany : www.abseits-soccer.com