VfB Lübeck

Founded 1919, a relatively small club of about 850 members.. The height of achievement was playing in the 2.Liga in 1995 and 1996.

The 98-99 was an almost complete success. VfB started off slow, but then turned on the jets, catching seemingly unreachable VfL Osnabrueck on the penultimate round with an emotional victory. However, the title was then lost in the final round, as VfB crashed in a derby loss to rivals Holstein Kiel. The next season was almost a repeat, as :uebeck hung tough, but just couldn't catch Osnabrueck. They were rewarded with another runner-up and automatic qualification to the new combined Regionalliga.

Fullname Verein für Bewegungsspiele Lübeck von 1919 e.V.
City Lübeck (Schleswig-Holstein). Pop: 213,500 (2002)
Address Bei der Lohmühle 11a, 23554 Lübeck
Phone: (0451) 474433 Fax: (0451) 471314
Colors Green shirts with white trim, white shorts, green socks. Road uniform is all red, figure that out.
Stadium Lohmühle. Capacity: 19,200 (5,450 seats).
Take the Lübeck-Mitte exit of BAB 1.
Tickets 8-23 euros (2004).
Supporters "Support could be better". Averaged about 7,500 in 2004 (2.Liga).
Friends Favorites seem to be Hamburger SV and Hansa Rostock.
Foes Main rivals are FC St.Pauli, TuS Hoisdorf, and city rivals Phoenix Lübeck
Beer Holsten is sold in the stadium, but it's a Hamburg import. True Lübeckers usually prefer local brews Luebsch Pils or Lueck. Jever is a sponsor, but also not local.
Grub and Pub There is nice Gastätte under the main stands, with a "good cook". Featured are north German specialties such as Sauerfleisch mit Bratkartoffeln for the meat-and-potatoes crowd, along with various seafood dishes.
The Net After a slow start, the club has worked over it's official site, www.vfb-luebeck.de .

Recent History:

1963-64	(II)	Regionalliga Nord	14th
1964-65	(II)	Regionalliga Nord	11th
1965-66	(II)	Regionalliga Nord	5th
1966-67	(II)	Regionalliga Nord	10th
1967-68	(II)	Regionalliga Nord	9th
1968-69	(II)	Regionalliga Nord	2nd
1969-70	(II)	Regionalliga Nord	7th
1970-71	(II)	Regionalliga Nord	3rd
1971-72	(II)	Regionalliga Nord	6th
1972-73	(II)	Regionalliga Nord	6th
1973-74	(II)	Regionalliga Nord	16th
1974-75	(IV)	Landesliga SH		1st
1975-76	(IV)	Landesliga SH		3rd
1976-77	(IV)	Landesliga SH		1st
1977-78	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord	7th
1978-79	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord	4th
1979-80	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord	12th
1980-81	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord	12th
1981-82	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord	15th
1982-83	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord	17th
1983-84	(IV)	Verbandsliga SH		3rd
1984-85	(IV)	Verbandsliga SH		4th
1985-86	(IV)	Verbandsliga SH		7th
1986-87	(IV)	Verbandsliga SH		1st
1987-88	(IV)	Verbandsliga SH		2nd
1988-89	(IV)	Verbandsliga SH		1st
1989-90	(IV)	Verbandsliga SH		1st
1990-91	(IV)	Verbandsliga SH		8th
1991-92	(IV)	Verbandsliga SH		1st
1992-93	(IV)	Verbandsliga SH		1st
1993-94	(III)	Oberliga Nord		9th
1994-95	(III)	Regionalliga Nord	1st
1995-96	(II)	2.Bundesliga		13th
1996-97	(II)	2.Bundesliga		16th
1997-98	(III)	Regionalliga Nord	7th
1998-99	(III)	Regionalliga Nord	2nd
1999-00	(III)	Regionalliga Nord	2nd
2000-01	(III)	Regionalliga Nord	3rd
2001-02	(III)	Regionalliga Nord	1st
2002-03	(II)	2.Bundesliga		11th
2003-04 (II)	2.Bundesliga		15th
2004-05	(III)	Regionalliga Nord	3rd
2005-06	(III)	Regionalliga Nord	3rd
2006-07	(III)	Regionalliga Nord	9th
2007-08 (III)   Regionalliga Nord	16th
2008-09 (IV)    Regionalliga Nord	8th
2009-10 (IV)    Regionalliga Nord	9th
2010-11 (IV)    Regionalliga Nord

(c) Abseits Guide to Germany : www.abseits-soccer.com