After reunification, Erfurt was able to do well in the new Oberliga Nordost, and on that basis, was seeded into the 2.Bundesliga, but dropped immediately. From then on, they were a fixture in the eastern 3rd division.
Erfurt was never in the running in 1998-99, and needed to regroup to see if they could challenge next season. In a hard fought campaign, they managed to gain a playoff spot and subsequently qualified for the new combined Regionalliga. There was somewhat of a disappointment in that Erfurt was seeded in the south group, removing some of the natural rivalries with other ex-GDR clubs. The season started out decently, but soon collapsed. Erfurt was only spared relegation due to finanicial problems of some other squads. Suprisingly, they seemed to solidify over the next couple of seasons, and maintain their 3rd division status. Although the on-field success in 2003/04 was strong early on, financial difficulties reared their head.
|Fullname|| Fussball-Club Rot-Weiss Erfurt e.V.
(Thüringen). Pop: 200,000 (2002).
Arnstädter Straße 55, 99096 Erfurt|
Phone: (0361) 3459259 Fax: (0361) 3459258
Surprise! Red and white...
Steigerwaldstadion. Capacity: 22,000. Initial construction started
in 1927, and it was opened in 1931. Floodlights were put in 1970, and in
1994 a new Tribune was finished. During the GDR days, it was
known as the Georgi-Dimitroff-Stadion.|| Tickets
Very reasonable prices, with standing room priced at 6 euros, and seats
DM 7.50-15 euros (2004). VIP cards are available for 55-65 euros. Plenty
of capacity for walkup purchases.
14 GDR internationals, the best known being Rüdiger Schnuphase
(45 caps, 1973-83, also with Jena).
Braugold, www.braugold.de ,
is a sponsor.
||Pub Grub || The Net
The official page is
Recent History: -------------- 1965-66 (*) DDR Oberliga 13th 1966-67 (**) DDR-Liga, St. Sud 1st 1967-68 (*) DDR Oberliga 9th 1968-69 (*) DDR Oberliga 8th 1969-70 (*) DDR Oberliga 9th 1970-71 (*) DDR Oberliga 13th 1971-72 (**) DDR-Liga, St. E 1st 1972-73 (*) DDR-Oberliga 12th 1973-74 (*) DDR-Oberliga 12th 1974-75 (*) DDR-Oberliga 9th 1975-76 (*) DDR-Oberliga 7th 1976-77 (*) DDR-Oberliga 6th 1977-78 (*) DDR-Oberliga 9th 1978-79 (*) DDR-Oberliga 7th 1979-80 (*) DDR-Oberliga 12th 1980-81 (*) DDR-Oberliga 7th 1981-82 (*) DDR-Oberliga 7th 1982-83 (*) DDR-Oberliga 5th 1983-84 (*) DDR-Oberliga 7th 1984-85 (*) DDR-Oberliga 6th 1985-86 (*) DDR-Oberliga 10th 1986-87 (*) DDR-Oberliga 7th 1987-88 (*) DDR-Oberliga 12th 1988-89 (*) DDR-Oberliga 12th 1989-90 (*) DDR-Oberliga 11th 1990-91 (*) NOFV-Oberliga Nordost 3rd 1991-92 (II) 2.Bundesliga Sud 12th 1992-93 (III) Am.Oberliga Nordost/S 3rd 1993-94 (III) Am.Oberliga Nordost/S 2nd 1994-95 (III) Regionalliga Nordost 5th 1995-96 (III) Regionalliga Nordost 7th 1996-97 (III) Regionalliga Nordost 3rd 1997-98 (III) Regionalliga Nordost 5th 1998-99 (III) Regionalliga Nordost 10th 1999-00 (III) Regionalliga Nordost 7th 2000-01 (III) Regionalliga Sud 15th 2001-02 (III) Regionalliga Sud 5th 2002-03 (III) Regionalliga Sud 9th 2003-04 (III) Regionalliga Sud 2nd 2004-05 (II) 2.Bundesliga 18th 2005-06 (III) Regionalliga Nord 14th 2006-07 (III) Regionalliga Nord 11th 2007-08 (III) Regionalliga Nord 7th 2008-09 (III) 3.Liga 10th 2009-10 (III) 3.Liga 9th 2010-11 (III) 3.Liga 5th 2011-12 (III) 3.Liga
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