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.
|| Chemnitz (Sachsen).
Pop: 256,000 (2002). Known as "Karl-Marx-Stadt" during GDR years.
Carolastraße 5, 09111 Chemnitz|
Phone: (0371) 6762742 Fax: (0371) 6762745
Light blue and white. Road uniforms also have yellow.
Die Himmelblauen (sky blues)
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
Averaged 3,300 in 2004 (Regionalliga).
No official links, although RW Erfurt is "tolerated"
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.
13 GDR internationals. Among the best known are Eberhard Vogel (74
caps, 1962-76, also with Jena) and Rico Steinmann (23 caps,
1986-90) || Zeroes
Two local brews are sponsors, Einsiedler and
||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 www.chemnitzerfc.de . Jan Prillwitz
and Pierre Schönfeld run an excellent fan page, that has links to
Look for it at www.cfc-fanpage.de
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
(c) Abseits Guide to Germany