Chemnitzer FC

GDR Champion 1967

This club has gone through so many name changes, you need a roster to keep track. In 1945, it was founded as SG Chemnitz Nord, changing it's name three years later to BSG Fewa Chemnitz. In 1951, they became BSG Chemie, and in 1953, the city was renamed to Karl-Marx-Stadt. After a few more minor changes, they ended up in 1963 as SC Karl-Marx-Stadt, in 1965 as FC Karl-Marx-Stadt and they became GDR champions the next season. Until reunification in 1990, the club competed as FC Karl-Marx-Stadt, until the city's name was restored to Chemnitz. When CFC was reintegrated into German soccer, they were seeded in the 2nd division, and remained there in the middle for several seasons before finally dropping down.

The 1998-99 season turned out to be a great success. The RNO was very balanced, and each week a different team seized the lead. However, about 2/3 through the season, CFC put together a great run, and left their opponents in the dust. In the promotion playoffs, after losing 0-1 at VfL Osnabrueck, they came back to win the return leg 2-0, thereby gaining promotion to the 2.Liga. The return to the 2nd division proved to be diifcult, as CFC was back down after two seasons.

Fullname Chemnitzer Fussball-Club e.V.
City Chemnitz (Sachsen). Pop: 256,000 (2002). Known as "Karl-Marx-Stadt" during GDR years.
Address Carolastraße 5, 09111 Chemnitz
Phone: (0371) 6762742 Fax: (0371) 6762745
Colors Light blue and white. Road uniforms also have yellow.
Nickname Die Himmelblauen (sky blues)
Stadium Stadion an der Gellertstraße. Capacity: 12,681 (540 seats). Until 1990 it was officially known as "Dr. Kurt-Fischer-Stadion", but the locals knew it as Fischerwiese. From 1990-96, CFC also played in the Chemnitzer Sportforum, which has over 19,000 capacity. However, the Fischerwiese is owned by the club.
Tickets Reasonable, at 7.50-18 euros (2003/04). Tickets should be no problem.
Supporters Averaged 3,300 in 2004 (Regionalliga).
Friends No official links, although RW Erfurt is "tolerated"
Foes Erzgebirge Aue is an enemy, especially since under the commies, Chemnitz ended up trying to steal Aue's club. Fellow Saxony clubs like Dresden and Zwickau are also rivals.
Heroes 13 GDR internationals. Among the best known are Eberhard Vogel (74 caps, 1962-76, also with Jena) and Rico Steinmann (23 caps, 1986-90)
Beer Two local brews are sponsors, Einsiedler and Braustolz.
Pub Grub There are several snack bars in and around the stadium with the usual offerings of beer and bratwurst. Special mention goes to the club's own Gastätte Erdenglück (Humboldt Str. 93). Every Tuesday the club holds a Stammtisch.
The Net Pretty decent representation. The official page is . Jan Prillwitz and Pierre Schönfeld run an excellent fan page, that has links to others. Look for it at .

		FC Karl-Marx-Stadt

1965-66	(*)	DDR-Oberliga		7th
1966-67	(*)	DDR-Oberliga		1st
1967-68	(*)	DDR-Oberliga		6th
1968-69	(*)	DDR-Oberliga		7th
1969-70	(*)	DDR-Oberliga		13th
1970-71	(**)	DDR-Liga, St. Sud	1st
1971-72	(*)	DDR-Oberliga		12th
1972-73	(*)	DDR-Oberliga		5th
1973-74	(*)	DDR-Oberliga		9th
1974-75	(*)	DDR-Oberliga		10th
1975-76	(*)	DDR-Oberliga		11th
1976-77	(*)	DDR-Oberliga		9th
1977-78	(*)	DDR-Oberliga		7th
1978-79	(*)	DDR-Oberliga		8th
1979-80	(*)	DDR-Oberliga		11th
1980-81	(*)	DDR-Oberliga		9th
1981-82	(*)	DDR-Oberliga		9th
1982-83	(*)	DDR-Oberliga		9th
1983-84	(*)	DDR-Oberliga		6th
1984-85	(*)	DDR-Oberliga		9th
1985-86	(*)	DDR-Oberliga		8th
1986-87	(*)	DDR-Oberliga		8th
1987-88	(*)	DDR-Oberliga		8th
1988-89	(*)	DDR-Oberliga		3rd
1989-90	(*)	DDR-Oberliga		2nd

		Chemnizter FC

1990-91	(*)	NOFV-Oberliga Nordost	5th	
1991-92	(II)	2.Bundesliga		4th
1992-93	(II)	2.Bundesliga		7th
1993-94	(II)	2.Bundeslga		9th
1994-95	(II)	2.Bundesliga		12th
1995-96	(II)	2.Bundesliga		15th
1996-97	(III)	Regionalliga Nordost	4th
1997-98	(III)	Regionalliga Nordost	8th
1998-99	(III)	Regionalliga Nordost	1st
1999-00	(II)	2.Bundesliga		11th
2000-01	(II)	2.Bundesliga		18th
2001-02	(III)	Regionalliga Nord	6th
2002-03	(III)	Regionalliga Nord	11th
2003-04	(III)	Regionalliga Nord	11th
2004-05	(III)	Regionalliga Nord	14th
2005-06	(III)	Regionalliga Nord	19th
2006-07	(IV)	Oberliga NOFV-Süd	2nd
2007-08	(IV)	Oberliga NOFV-Süd	2nd
2008-09 (IV)    Regionalliga Nord	7th
2009-10 (IV)    Regionalliga Nord	3rd
2010-11 (IV)    Regionalliga Nord

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