FSV Wacker 90 Nordhausen

The old SV Wacker 05 Nordhausen existed from 1905-1945 It was an outgrowth from a Protestant Youth Group. Success was non-existant, although they did at least make the regional playoffs of the "Mitteldeutschland" section during the Weimar days. (But the results left something to be desired: 1931: 0-6 to Wacker Halle, 1932: 0-10 to Wacker Leipzig. Guess it was an all wacker affair.) The club was dissolved in 1945 under Soviet occupation.

By 1949, a new club BSG Motor Nordhausen was founded, which then participated in the GDR leagues. Success was relatively non-existant, as they bounced around in the 2nd division DDR-Liga, before actually dropping down to the 3rd division Erfurt league in 1989. In 1990, after reunification, the soccer section declared itself independant and started over under as FSV Wacker 90. There was some modest success, including a promotion into the pro ranks in 1995. Since then, things have been on the way down again. The club went into administration in 2000, so most of the players left the team. As a result, last place in the Oberliga was inevitable (only 3 wins), although the remaining players gave a good effort. Things continued downhill, as in the Landesliga Thüringen, more players left. With only 8 minutes left in the season, playing at Meuselwitz, Wacker was leading 1-0 and saved, but then they gave up two goals to lose 2-1, sending them down another notch.

Fullname Fußball-Sportverein Wacker 90 Nordhausen e.V.
City Nordhausen am Harz (Thüringen). Pop: 46,000 (2002).
Address Parkallee 8a, 99734 Nordhausen
Phone: (03631) 900889
Colors Blue jersey, white shorts
Stadium Albert-Kuntz-Sportpark. Capacity: 8,000 (1,000 seats)
Tickets Only 3.50 euros. You can get a season ticket for only 40 euros! (2004).
Supporters In Oberliga days, usually about 1,000 in attendance, about 100-200 in the diehard fan sections. "Due to relegation, the atmosphere isn't too good right now."
Foes RW Erfurt and Eintracht Sangerhausen, a nearby town.
Beer Braugold, from a brewery in Erfurt. Hasseroeder Pilsner was a sponsor in Regionalliga days.
Pub Grub Thüringer Rostbratwurst is the recommended sausage to try out. The hotel next door has a restaurant.
The Net After long time "hide-and-go-seek", the official page is back on the internet, www.wacker90-nordhausen.de . A fan page www.wacker90.de.gs has been around a lot longer, although it's no longer updated. But it will let you know where the official site is hiding...

		BSG Motor Nordhausen

1967-69		(lower divisions of GDR)
1969-70	(**)	DDR-Liga, Staffel Sud		11th
1970-71	(**)	DDR-Liga, Staffel Sud		3rd
1971-72	(**)	DDR-Liga, Staffel E		5th
1972-73	(**)	DDR-Liga, Staffel E		9th
1973-74	(**)	DDR-Liga, Staffel E		5th
1974-75	(**)	DDR-Liga, Staffel E		5th
1975-76	(**)	DDR-Liga, Staffel E		5th
1975-76	(**)	DDR-Liga, Staffel E		5th
1976-77	(**)	DDR-Liga, Staffel E		4th
1977-78	(**)	DDR-Liga, Staffel E		5th
1978-79	(**)	DDR-Liga, Staffel E		5th
1979-80	(**)	DDR-Liga, Staffel E		7th
1980-81	(**)	DDR-Liga, Staffel E		3rd
1981-82	(**)	DDR-Liga, Staffel E		1st
1982-83	(**)	DDR-Liga, Staffel E		2nd
1983-84	(**)	DDR-Liga, Staffel E		2nd
1984-85	(**)	DDR-Liga, Staffel B		7th
1985-86	(**)	DDR-Liga, Staffel B		10th
1986-87	(**)	DDR-Liga, Staffel B		5th
1987-88	(**)	DDR-Liga, Staffel B		15th
1988-89	(**)	DDR-Liga, Staffel B		16th
1989-90	(***)	Bezirksliga Erfurt		1st

		FSV Wacker 90 Nordhausen

1990-91	(**)	NOFV-Liga, Staffel B		13th
1991-92	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nordost/Süd		7th
1992-93	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nordost/Süd		7th
1993-94	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nordost/Süd		7th
1994-95	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nordost/Süd		7th
1995-96	(III) 	Regionalliga Nordost 		11th 
1996-97	(III)	Regionalliga Nordost		12th
1997-98	(III)	Regionalliga Nordost		17th
1998-99	(IV)	Oberliga Nordost/Süd		6th
1999-00	(IV)	Oberliga Nordost/Süd		7th
2000-01	(IV)	Oberliga Nordost/Süd		18th
2001-02	(V)	Landesliga Thüringen		15th
2002-03	(VI)	Landesklasse Thüringen-Ost	3rd
2003-04	(VI)	Landesklasse Thüringen-Ost
2004-05	(VI)	Landesklasse Thüringen-Ost
2005-06	(V)	Thüringenliga			4th
2006-07	(V)	Thüringenliga			7th
2007-08	(V)	Thüringenliga			

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