VfR Kaiserslautern

In a city obsessed with the Red Devils, there probably isn't much room for any other club. That is the problem that VfR Kaiserslautern has dealt with, languishing in the shadow of 1.FCK.

During the end of the war years 1944-45, VfR was actually merged with 1.FCK. However due to the dire situation, they only played a couple of friendlies. After the war, the union was dissolved.

After restarting in 1946, there was some minor succes - indeed, famed Fritz Walter helped train the club - in the late 1940s. , as the club managed to play in the old (but relatively weak) Oberliga Südwest, but there wasn't much interest

These days VfR kicks around in the 8th division in obscurity.

Full Name Verein für Rasenpiele Kaiserslautern e.V.
City Kaiserslautern (Rheinland-Pfalz). Pop: 100,000 (2002)
Address Stadion Erbsenberg, 67663 Kaiserslautern
Phone: 0631-44792
Colors Blue jersey, blue shorts, white socks
Stadium Stadion Erbsenberg. Capacity: 5,000 (700 seats)
The park was built in 1938, although parts of the wooden covered stands were taken from another site constructed in 1925. Originally it had a capacity of 10,000, and was built out to 15,000 in 1962. Since then, it has been reduced. The Erbsenberg, which is located only about 2 minutes from the Fritz-Walter-Stadion, is also home to the "Kaiserslautern Bears" baseball team.
Supporters Hardly any interest, as even in the 1950s, the highest attendance average was about 3,000.
Heroes Ernst Willimowski played in the twilight of his career. After 25 caps for Poland, including 4 goals against Brazil in the 1938 World Cup, he became a German citizen in 1939. He was capped another 8 times for Germany. In the early 1950s, he led VfR to some of their best years in the old Oberliga Südwest.
Pub Grub
The Net None found (2004)

Recent History:

1963-64	(II)	Regionalliga Südwest		7th
1964-65	(II)	Regionalliga Südwest		17th
1965-66	(III)	Amateurliga Südwest		1st
1966-67	(III)	Amateurliga Südwest		6th
1967-68	(III)	Amateurliga Südwest		4th
1968-69	(III)	Amateurliga Südwest		8th
1969-70	(III)	Amateurliga Südwest		14th
1970-71	(III)	Amateurliga Südwest		2nd
1971-72	(III)	Amateurliga Südwest		3rd
1972-73	(III)	Amateurliga Südwest		11th
1973-74	(III)	Amateurliga Südwest		12th
1974-75	(III)	Amateurliga Südwest		16th
1975-76	(IV)	Bezirksliga Westpfalz		9th
1976-77	(IV)	Bezirksliga Westpfalz		14th
1977-78	(IV)	Bezirksliga Westpfalz		15th
1978-79	(V)	Bezirksliga Westpfalz		1st
1979-80	(IV)	Verbandsliga Südwest		11th
1980-81	(IV)	Verbandsliga Südwest		15th
1981-82	(V)	Bezirksliga Westpfalz		1st
1982-83	(IV)	Verbandsliga Südwest		8th
1983-84	(IV)	Verbandsliga Südwest		16th
1984-85	(V)	Bezirksliga Westpfalz		2nd
1985-86	(V)	Bezirksliga Westpfalz		8th
1986-87	(V)	Bezirksliga Westpfalz		13th
1987-88	(V)	Bezirksliga Westpfalz		12th
1988-89	(V)	Bezirksliga Westpfalz	

2004-05	(VIII)	Bezirksklasse Westpfalz-Nord
2005-06	(VIII)	Bezirksklasse Westpfalz-Nord	16th
2006-07	(IX)	Kreisliga Kaiserslautern	2nd
2007-08	(IX)	Kreisliga Kaiserslautern	2nd

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