A minor club that has only recently been on the radar as Erfurt's 2nd club.
This club started in 2004, when the soccer section of SSV Erfurt-Nord went independent. SSV was started in 1945 as SG Erfurt-Nord and was intended as the heir to the pre-war SpVgg Erfurt, which had been decent club in the 1930s, usually in the Gauliga Mitte. After a brief affiliation with the steel works (BSG Stahl) in 1951, in 1952 it became known as BSG Motor Erfurt-Nord. Success was quite limited, as the local rival (and non-socialist named) Rot-Weiß was quite popular. In 1972 the affiliation again changed, and the club was known as BSG Umformtechnik. Upon reunification, the BSG became a Spiel- und Sportgemeinschaft, and in 1992 the "UT" was also dropped.
Success on the field started in the late 1990s, as they moved up into the Oberliga. Although they remain far behind RWE, they've at least made their presence felt.
|Full Name||Fußball-Club Erfurt-Nord e.V.|
Erfurt (Thüringen). Pop: 200,000 (2002).
Grubenstraße 65, 99086 Erfurt|
Phone: (0361) 5548820, Fax: (0361) 5548820
Blue/white jersey, blue shorts/socks. Also red jersey.
Grubenstraße. Capacity: 2,000|
Originally built in 1936.
Averaged about 300 in 2004.
Local rivals Rot-Weiß Erfurt, but not much competition.
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BSG Motor Nord Erfurt
1961-62 (***) 2.DDR-Liga, Staffel 5 8th
1961-62 (***) 2.DDR-Liga, Staffel 5 13th
BSG UT Erfurt
1976-77 (**) DDR-Liga, Staffel E 11th
1995-96 (V) Landesliga Thüringen 9th
1996-97 (V) Landesliga Thüringen 9th
1997-98 (V) Landesliga Thüringen 1st
1998-99 (IV) Oberliga Nordost-Süd 12th
1999-00 (IV) Oberliga Nordost-Süd 12th
2000-01 (V) Landesliga Thüringen 13th
2001-02 (V) Landesliga Thüringen 6th
2001-02 (V) Landesliga Thüringen 1st
2003-04 (IV) Oberliga Nordost-Süd 15th
2004-05 (IV) Oberliga Nordost-Süd 17th
2005-06 (V) Landesliga Thüringen 12th
2006-07 (V) Landesliga Thüringen
2007-08 (VI) Bezirksliga Thüringen-West
(c) Abseits Guide to Germany: www.abseits-soccer.com