VFC Plauen

The Vogtländischer Fußball Club Plauen was founded in 1990, reclaiming it's traditional name from the BSG Motor WEMA club. However, the real roots go back long before then. In 1907, VFC was founded, and played in various leagues, with interruptions during the wars. After WWII, soccer was restarted in Plauen, but without any teams, although eventually in SG Plauen-Süd became the flagbearer. They played under a variety of names until about 1963, when they settled on BSG Motor WEMA.

The club was not especially successful, and in the early 90s was struggling. The 91-92 campaign was quite forgettable, as the team only manged 12 goals, while getting 108 banged in, with only 4 measly points in 34 games (on the two pt scale). However, since then, there has been an upwards trend.

The 1998-99 season saw Plauen do very well. The result, an unexpected 5th place, was the best ever Regionalliga finish. Unfortunately, they were unable to repeat it next year, when it really counted, and there would be no qualification for the new combined 3rd division. Like many of the eastern teams, the main struggle is one of declining attendances and the precarious state of financing. It would take another 4 seasons to make it back to the new Regionalliga.

Fullname 1.Vogtländischer Fußball Club Plauen 1990 e.V.
City Plauen (Sachsen). Pop: 71,000 (2002).
Address Nach dem Stadion 80, 08525 Plauen
Phone: (03741) 526966
Colors Yellow jerseys, black trim. Black shorts, yellow socks.
Stadium Vogtlandstadion. Capacity: 12,000
Tickets Readily available. 5-8 euros (2004).
Supporters Averaged 1,551 in 2004 (Oberliga). Four fan clubs are mentioned on the web page. VFC also has a fan shop on Pausaer Str. in Plauen.
Friends Eastablished relationship with SpFr Siegen. Working on one with RW Erfurt.
Foes none worth mentioning
Beer Sternquell. Brewed in Plauen and very popular.
Pub Grub The stadium snack bars serve up Bratwurst for DM 2.50, "steaks" for DM 4.50. Sternquell beer is of course available, along with the usual array of sodas.
The Net home.t-online.de/home/lutzl/vfc.htm is Lutz Henschel's fan page, which is pretty complete. In fact, so much so that the official web site www.vfc-plauen.de goes ahead and tells surfers to go to Lutz' page while their own is being built. (Aug 2000)

Recent History:

		BSG Motor WEMA Plauen

1964-65	(**)	DDR-Liga, Staffel Sud	11th
1965-66	(**)	DDR-Liga, Staffel Sud	3rd
1966-67	(**)	DDR-Liga, Staffel Sud	5th
1967-68	(**)	DDR-Liga, Staffel Sud	12th
1968-69	(**)	DDR-Liga, Staffel Sud	11th
1969-70	(**)	DDR-Liga, Staffel Sud	10th
1970-71	(**)	DDR-Liga, Staffel Sud	4th
1971-72	(**)	DDR-Liga, Staffel D	6th
1972-73	(**)	DDR-Liga, Staffel D	10th
1973-90		(lower regions of GDR)

		VFC Plauen

1990-91	(V)	Landesliga Sachsen	1st
1991-92	(IV)	Am.Oberliga Nordost/Sud	18th
1992-93	(V)	Landesliga Sachsen	9th
1993-94	(V)	Landesliga Sachsen	1st
1994-95	(IV)	Oberliga Nordost/Sud	2nd
1995-96	(IV)	Oberliga Nordost/Sud	1st
1996-97	(III)	Regionalliga Nordost	10th
1997-98	(III)	Regionalliga Nordost	10th	
1998-99	(III)	Regionalliga Nordost	5th
1999-00	(III)	Regionalliga Nordost	13th
2000-01	(IV)	Oberliga NOFV-Süd	3rd
2001-02	(IV)	Oberliga NOFV-Süd	2nd
2002-03	(IV)	Oberliga NOFV-Süd	3rd
2003-04	(IV)	Oberliga NOFV-Süd	1st
2004-05	(IV)	Oberliga NOFV-Süd	2nd
2005-06	(IV)	Oberliga NOFV-Süd	2nd
2006-07	(IV)	Oberliga NOFV-Süd	6th
2007-08	(IV)	Oberliga NOFV-Süd	3rd
2008-09 (IV)    Regionalliga Nord	14th
2009-10 (IV)    Regionalliga Nord	7th
2010-11 (IV)    Regionalliga Nord

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