One of the famed traditional clubs, whose heyday was prior to post-WWII, winning a couple of titles during the war. However the post war led to a quick decline in club fortunes and a lapse into obscurity.
During the GDR years, it was renamed as SG Friedrichsstadt, but it's only success was a runner up in the GDR Championship in 1950. Most of the players eventually fled to the West, The club wallowed in obscurity until 1990, when it reclaimed it's birthright as Dresdner SC 1898 and by 1998 advanced to the 3rd division. Among the famed alums are Helmut Schön, one of the great coaches of the national squad, winning the World Cup in 1974, and a fine player in his own right.
In reality, the relationship to the fame prewar DSC is somewhat tenuous. The club is actually a descendant of Dresdner Sportfreunde, which was a decent club in the gauliga of the 1930s, but no rival to DSC. After the war, it was recreated as SG Pieschen and various other changes and moves were made in the 1950s. In 1966, the soccer section became known as FSV Lok Dresden. With reunification however, Lok was disbanded, and the soccer section joined up with the "new" Dresdner SC 98, which had been SC Einheit Dresden. So in essence, the soccer tradition in DSC is maintained.
After a couple of seasons in obscurity, DSC98 started moving up, coinciding with a decline in fortunes to local favorite Dynamo. From the start, the 1998-99 season was going to be difficult, a constant battle to stay up. However, some good results down the stretch helped DSC stay up, so the season has to be considered a success. The next season turned out to be the dream year. DSC challenged for the title and finsihed in 2nd place, gaining qualification for the new combined Regionalliga, exceeding virtually all expectations. Meanwhile, bitter crosstown rivals Dynamo failed. For the first time in post war history, DSC was top dog in Dresden. But it didn't last long. DSC simply did not enjoy much fan support in Dresden, and things soon declined - especially financially. As funds began to dwindle, the club dropped like a rock.
By 2006, the independent soccer section was in bankruptcy, and to avoid collapse, they rejoined the main club.
Dresdner Sport Club Fußball 98 e.V.
Dresden (Sachsen). Pop: 479,000
Könneritzstraße 11,01067 Dresden|
Phone: (0351)490-5020 Fax: (0351) 490-5021
Red and Black vertical striped jersey, black shorts.
Ostragehege. Capacity: 35,000. (Limited to around 10,000
There is a move to have it renamed as Helmut-Schön-Stadion. From 1957-70, was known as the Heinz Steyer Stadion
Readily available. They were drawing around 250 fans per game (2004)
Small. Averaged 292 in 2004 (Oberliga). Despite more recent success, DSC
is very much in the shadow of
rivals Dynamo Dresden.
A Fan-Freundschaft with 1.FC Nürnberg since 1923!
Obviously Dynamo Dresden as the city rival.
16 German internationals, all pre 1945. Helmut Schön (16 caps,
1937-41) would later become Germany's greatest coach, although his best
work was actually done with Saarland. Richard Hoffmann (25 caps,
1927-33) was another legendary player. 2 GDR internationals from the
"Lok" years. || Zeroes
||Pub Grub || The Net
They seem to have more web pages than
www.dsc1898.de is the main club site. More important, the
soccer section has it's own official page at www.dsc-fussball98.de. A good
fan page is www.DresdnerSC.de
FSK Lok Dresden
1965-66 (**) DDR-Liga, Staffel Süd 12th
1966-67 (**) DDR-Liga, Staffel Süd 9th
1967-68 (**) DDR-Liga, Staffel Süd 7th
1968-69 (**) DDR-Liga, Staffel Süd 6th
1969-70 (**) DDR-Liga, Staffel Süd 12th
1970-71 (**) DDR-Liga, Staffel Süd 7th
1971-72 (**) DDR-Liga, Staffel D 2nd
1972-73 (**) DDR-Liga, Staffel D 4th
1973-74 (**) DDR-Liga, Staffel D 8th
1974-75 (**) DDR-Liga, Staffel D 2nd
1975-76 (**) DDR-Liga, Staffel D 7th
1976-77 (**) DDR-Liga, Staffel D 2nd
1977-78 (**) DDR-Liga, Staffel D 1st
1978-79 (**) DDR-Liga, Staffel D 3rd
1979-80 (**) DDR-Liga, Staffel D 8th
1980-81 (**) DDR-Liga, Staffel D 9th
1981-82 (**) DDR-Liga, Staffel D 4th
1982-83 (**) DDR-Liga, Staffel D 9th
1983-84 (**) DDR-Liga, Staffel D 8th
1984-91 lower divisions
Dresdner SC 98
1991-92 (IV) Landesliga Sachsen 1st
1992-93 (III) Am.Oberliga Nordost-Süd 4th
1993-94 (III) Am.Oberliga Nordost-Süd 2nd
1994-95 (IV) Landesliga Sachsen 1st
1995-96 (IV) Oberliga Nordost Süd 4th
1996-97 (IV) Oberliga Nordost Süd 2nd
1997-98 (III) Oberliga Nordost Süd 1st
1998-99 (III) Regionalliga Nordost 13th
1999-00 (III) Regionalliga Nordost 2nd
2000-01 (III) Regionalliga Nord 9th
2001-02 (III) Regionalliga Nord 16th
2002-03 (III) Regionalliga Nord 18th
2003-04 (IV) Oberliga Nordost-Süd 16th
2004-05 (V) Landesliga Sachsen
2005-06 (V) Landesliga Sachsen 16th
2006-07 (VI) Bezirksliga Dresden 14th
2007-08 (VII) Bezirksklasse Dresden
(c) Abseits Guide to Germany : www.abseits-soccer.com