VfL 93 Hamburg

Founded 1893 as Freie Turnschaft Hamburg. From 1905, they were known as Arbeiterschlagballverein Unermüdet Hamburg ("Inexhaustible Worker's Smashball club"), before changing to VfB Hambburg in 1910. Sometime around 1926 they adopted the current name. During the Nazi period, the club was banned, since it was known as an Arbeiterverein (worker's club). In 1947, the club was refounded, and it was joined by several other formerly banned "red" clubs. Success on the field was modest, and it wasn't until the 1990s that the club made any headway.

In 97-98, despite making the grade in the Regionalliga Nord, financial difficulties made the club decide to accept voluntary relegation down to the 5th division. This move backfired, aas they finished last and dropped another division. In 99-00, they recovered to win the Landesliga and regain a level.

Fullname Verein für Leibesübungen Hamburg von 1893 e.V.
City Hamburg (Hamburg). Pop: 1,700,000 (2002). Based in Winterhude district.
Address Barmbekerstraße 62, 22303 Hamburg
Phone: (040) 279-8377
Colors Green jersey, white stripes. Black shorts.
Stadium Borgweg-Stadion Capacity: 3,500
Built in 1930 to hold 8,000; revised downwards in 2001.
Tickets DM 10 gets you inside, go wherever you like.
Supporters Averaged 205 in 2004 (Verbandsliga).
Grub and Pub The club runs the Cafe Uferlos
The Net The official site is www.vfl93.de. Basically useless unless you're interested in rolling around gymnastics or other crap. Fortunately, the soccer section also had it's own site, www.vfl93-liga.de , which was nicely done, but it's apparently dead. (2007)

Recent History:

1989-90	(V)	Landesliga H-Hansa	1st
1990-91	(IV)	Verbandsliga Hamburg	1st
1991-92	(IV)	Verbandsliga Hamburg	2nd
1992-93	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord	11th
1993-94	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord	11th
1994-95	(III)	Regionalliga Nord	12th
1995-96	(III)	Regionalliga Nord	16th
1996-97	(IV)	Oberliga Hamburg/SH	1st
1997-98	(III)	Regionalliga Nord	11th	(voluntary relegation)
1998-99	(V)	Verbandsliga Hamburg	16th
1999-00	(VI)	Landesliga Hamburg	1st
2000-01	(V)	Verbandsliga Hamburg	9th
2001-02	(V)	Verbandsliga Hamburg	11th
2002-03	(V)	Verbandsliga Hamburg	7th
2003-04	(V)	Verbandsliga Hamburg	8th
2004-05	(V)	Verbandsliga Hamburg	8th
2005-06 (V)	Verbandsliga Hamburg	1st
2006-07	(IV)	Oberliga Nord		17th
2007-08	(V)	Verbandsliga Hamburg

(c) Abseits Guide to Germany