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|
Auerbach (Sachsen). Pop:
Breitscheidstraße 33, 08209 Auerbach|
Phone/Fax: (03744) 211968
Yellow jersey, black shorts/socks
VfB Stadion. Capacity: 5,000 (800 seats)|
Been around since at least the 1940s. Renovation in 1993 added covered seating, floodlights in 1995.
|| 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...
During GDR years, local rival Wismut Auerbach stole a lot of their good
the nearby town, is a
||Pub Grub ||
VfB-Club-Gaststätte, plus several carts in stadium.
|| The Net
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