VfR Neumünster

This club was founded in 1910 as FV Neumünster by dissatisfied members of several other local clubs. In 1924 it was joined by members of the soccer section of TV Gut-Heil Neumünster and became officially known as VfR 1910. Success was rather modest, as the club never amounted to much.

After WWII, VfR began the "golden age", as by 1955 they were playing in the top regional, the Oberliga Nord. They managed to finish as high as 3rd in 1959, behind Hamburger SV and Werder Bremen, yet ahead of such famed clubs as Braunschweig, Hannover, St.Pauli and Osnabrück. However, when seeded in the new Regionalliga Nord, things started to go downhill rapidly, and VfR completely disappeared from the northern professional scene.

In the mid 1990s, things started back up with promotion into the Oberliga Hamburg/Schleswig-Holstein, and eventually entering the Regionalliga again. This stay would prove to be short lived, as the club was basically beaten down by mid season, but batteled on to achieve a few decent results.

Full Name Verein für Rasensport Neumünster von 1910 e.V.
City Neumünster (Schleswig-Holstein). Pop: 79,646 (2002).
Address VfR-Geschäftsstelle, Parkcenter 27-29 24534 Neumünster
Tel.: 04321/75457-66, Fax:04321/75457-69
e-mail: info@vfr-nms.de
Colors Purple jersey with white lettering, white shorts, purple socks.
Stadium VfR-Stadion Am Stadtpark. Capacity: 9,500
Originally built in 1927 with a capacity of some 18,000.
Supporters Averaged 1,800 in 2004 (Regionalliga).
Pub Grub
The Net Official site: www.vfr-neumuenster.de

Recent History:

1963-64	(II)	Regionalliga Nord		10th
1964-65	(II)	Regionalliga Nord		16th
1965-66	(III)	Amateurliga Schleswig-Hols.	1st
1966-67	(III)	Amateurliga Schleswig-Hols.	7th
1967-68	(III)	Amateurliga Schleswig-Hols.	7th
1968-69	(III)	Amateurliga Schleswig-Hols.	13th
1969-70	(III)	Amateurliga Schleswig-Hols.	14th
1970-71	(III)	Amateurliga Schleswig-Hols.	13th
1971-72	(III)	Amateurliga Schleswig-Hols.	10th
1972-73	(III)	Amateurliga Schleswig-Hols.	12th
1973-74	(IV)	Landesliga Schleswig-Hol.	2nd
1974-75	(IV)	Landesliga Schleswig-Hol.	2nd
1975-76	(IV)	Landesliga Schleswig-Hol.	1st
1976-77	(IV)	Landesliga Schleswig-Hol.	4th
1977-78	(IV)	Landesliga Schleswig-Hol.	2nd
1978-79	(IV)	Verbandsliga Schleswig-Hol.	2nd
1979-80	(IV)	Verbandsliga Schleswig-Hol.	1st
1980-81	(IV)	Verbandsliga Schleswig-Hol.	4th
1981-82	(IV)	Verbandsliga Schleswig-Hol.	3rd
1982-83	(IV)	Verbandsliga Schleswig-Hol.	2nd
1983-84	(IV)	Verbandsliga Schleswig-Hol.	4th
1984-85	(IV)	Verbandsliga Schleswig-Hol.	5th
1985-86	(IV)	Verbandsliga Schleswig-Hol.	4th
1986-87	(IV)	Verbandsliga Schleswig-Hol.	10th
1987-88	(IV)	Verbandsliga Schleswig-Hol.	5th
1988-89	(IV)	Verbandsliga Schleswig-Hol.	3rd
1989-90	(IV)	Verbandsliga Schleswig-Hol.	4th
1990-91	(IV)	Verbandsliga Schleswig-Hol.	3rd
1991-92	(IV)	Verbandsliga Schleswig-Hol.	10th
1992-93	(IV)	Verbandsliga Schleswig-Hol.	9th
1993-94	(IV)	Verbandsliga Schleswig-Hol.	10th
1994-95	(V)	Verbandsliga Schleswig-Hol.	2nd
1995-96	(IV)	Oberliga Hamburg-SH		12th
1996-97	(IV)	Oberliga Hamburg-SH		10th
1997-98	(IV)	Oberliga Hamburg-SH		10th
1998-99	(IV)	Oberliga Hamburg-SH		14th
1999-00	(IV)	Verbandsliga Hamburg-SH		1st
2000-01	(IV)	Oberliga Hamburg-SH		12th
2001-02	(IV)	Oberliga Hamburg-SH		9th
2002-03	(IV)	Oberliga Hamburg-SH		1st
2003-04	(III)	Regionalliga Nord		18th
2004-05 (IV)    Oberliga Nord			5th
2005-06 (IV)    Oberliga Nord			14th
2006-07 (IV)    Oberliga Nord			11th
2007-08 (IV)    Oberliga Nord

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