VfL Hasetal Herzlake

This small club from northwestern Germany made a cameo appearance in the 3rd division in the late 90s, and even had some respectable results. Founded 1921.

After barely avoiding the drop previously, in 1998-99, the Hasetalers were "weighed and found too light." They basically didn't have a chance, and their success is basically surviving the threat of bankruptcy. However, the next season they disappear. Apparently the club decided to pull back voluntarily to the Kreisliga.

Fullname Verein für Leibesübungen Hasetal Herzlake e.V.
Address Herzlake (Niedersachsen). A small town in the Hasetal, NW of Osnabrück and near the Dutch city of Enschede. Population is around 4,000.
Address Postfach 1153, 49768 Herzlake
Phone: (05962) 81215
Colors Black and red vertical striped jersey, black shorts, red socks.
Stadium Hasetal-Stadion Capacity: 7,000
Supporters The last year of Regionalliga play in 1999, they averaged around 800, with previous years a bit less.
Friends During Regionalliga days, there was a fan-friendship with Rot-Weiss Essen.
Grub and Pub
The Net The official site appears to be www.vfl-herzlake.de

1982-83	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niedersachsen	10th
1983-84	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niedersachsen	4th
1984-85	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niedersachsen	1st
1985-86	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niedersachsen	4th
1986-87	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niedersachsen	1st
1987-88	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niedersachsen	1st
1988-89	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord		10th
1989-90	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord		15th

1990-91	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord		10th
1991-92	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord		13th
1992-93	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord		1st
1993-94	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord		4th
1994-95	(III)	Regionalliga Nord		3rd
1995-96	(III)	Regionalliga Nord		9th
1996-97	(III)	Regionalliga Nord		8th
1997-98	(III)	Regionalliga Nord		15th
1998-99	(III)	Regionalliga Nord		17th
1999-00	(VIII)	Kreisliga Emsland

2000-01	(IX)	Kreisklasse Weser/Ems		1st ?
2001-02	(VIII)	Kreisliga Emsland 
2002-03	(VIII)	Kreisliga Emsland 
2003-04	(VIII)	Kreisliga Emsland 
2004-05 ?
2005-06	(IX)	Kreisklasse Emsland-Mitte	8th
2006-07	(IX)	Kreisklasse Emsland-Mitte	10th
2007-08	(IX)	Kreisklasse Emsland-Mitte	

(c) Abseits Guide to Germany