FV Gera Süd

Formerly 1.SV Gera

This club claims it's roots back to 1904, with the founding of the original Sport Club. The actual formation however was in 1938, when Koncordia Gera-Reuß and SpVgg Gera 1904 combined.

In the GDR, the club became known as Wismut Gera, but had very little success. In teh early years, they did manage some appearances in the Oberliga, from it's start in 1949 until 1953. They also reached the finals of the FDGB-Pokal in 1949, losing 0-1 to Waggonbau Dessau. But things went downhill, and with the reorganization of GDR soccer in the mid 1960s, things got even crappier. Indeed, they only managed to reach the DDR-Oberliga once again, in 1977. After reunification, Wismut decided to change in 1993; it then adopted the old name.

After a few years competing, the wheels started to fall off. It apparently went into administration and was out of comission. Some of the players apparently went over to a new club, 1.FC Gera 2003. In 2004, 1.SV Gera was playing in the Bezirksliga, and were able to announce that they "are free of debts".

In May 2007, the club merged with FC Blau-Weiss Gera and Geraer Dynamos to form a new club: FV Gera Süd. Actually, only the soccer players moved over. The other members continue to play their sports like tiddly-winks in 1.SV Gera...

Fullname Fussballverein Gera Süd e.V.
City Gera (Thüringen). Pop: 110,000 (2002)
Colors Yellow jersey with blue and white trim, blue shorts, yellow socks.
Stadium Stadion der Freundschaft. Capacity: 15,900 (5,000 seats)
Supporters Only a small, but vocal crowd. Usually averages around 500, with few visiting fans.
Friends Decent relations with SV Altenburg 1990, also with FSV Zwickau and Dynamo Dresden.
Beer Köstritzer Schwarzbier is a fan favorite. Also, Hasseröder was a sponsor in SV Gera days.
Pub Grub The stadium's own Gastätte, Stadionklause, has the usual array of food, beer, cola, Rostbratwürtse, etc. It's a good place to gather after the game, as the fans and players usually hang out there.
The Net Official site: http://www.fv-gera-sued.de/
A new site, which calls the club Wismut: www.wismut-offensive.de is basically a discussion forum.

		BSG Wismut Gera

1966-67	(*)	DDR-Oberliga			14th
1967-68	(**)	DDR-Liga, Staffel Süd		2nd
1968-69	(**)	DDR-Liga, Staffel Süd		4th
1969-70	(**)	DDR-Liga, Staffel Süd		2nd
1970-71	(**)	DDR-Liga, Staffel Süd		5th
1971-72	(**)	DDR-Liga, Staffel E		4th
1972-73	(**)	DDR-Liga, Staffel E		2nd
1973-74	(**)	DDR-Liga, Staffel E		1st
1974-75	(**)	DDR-Liga, Staffel E		1st
1975-76	(**)	DDR-Liga, Staffel E		2nd
1976-77	(**)	DDR-Liga, Staffel E		1st
1977-78	(*)	DDR-Oberliga			14th
1978-79	(**)	DDR-Liga, Staffel E		3rd
1979-80	(**)	DDR-Liga, Staffel E		1st
1980-81	(**)	DDR-Liga, Staffel E		2nd
1981-82	(**)	DDR-Liga, Staffel E		2nd
1982-83	(**)	DDR-Liga, Staffel E		1st
1983-84	(**)	DDR-Liga, Staffel E		6th
1984-85	(**)	DDR-Liga, Staffel B		9th
1985-86	(**)	DDR-Liga, Staffel B		12th
1986-87	(**)	DDR-Liga, Staffel B		8th
1987-88	(**)	DDR-Liga, Staffel B		9th
1988-89	(**)	DDR-Liga, Staffel B		5th
1989-90	(**)	NOFV-Liga, Staffel B		6th
1990-91	(**)	NOFV-Liga, Staffel B		6th

		FSV Wismut Gera

1991-92	(III)	Oberliga NOFV-Süd		2nd	
1992-93	(III)	Oberliga NOFV-Süd		12th	

		1.SV Gera

1993-94	(III)	Oberliga NOFV-Süd		10th
1994-95	(IV)	Oberliga NOFV-Süd		7th
1995-96	(IV)	Oberliga NOFV-Süd		16th
1996-97	(V)	Landesliga Thüringen		11th
1997-98	(V)	Landesliga Thüringen		3rd
1998-99	(V)	Landesliga Thüringen		1st
1999-00	(IV)	Oberliga NOFV-Süd		14th
2000-01	(V)	Landesliga Thüringen		11th
2001-02	(V)	Landesliga Thüringen		5th
2002-03	(V)	Landesliga Thüringen		12th
2003-04	(VII)	Bezirksliga Thüringen-4		7th
2004-05	(VII)	Bezirksliga Thüringen-4

		FV Gera Süd

2007-08	(VI)	Landesklasse Thüringen-Ost

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