The club began play in 1971, as the army club Vorwärts Berlin was moved. This replaced the existing local club (secret police affiliated) SG Dynamo, which was then disbanded. Rumors had it that Secret Police chief Erich Mielke, who favored Dynamo Berlin, wanted his club to be the no.1 in Berlin and the GDR. He convinced the Defense Ministry to OK a move of Vorwärts Berlin.
The new club never really was able to continue the success of the Berlin predecessor, but didn't do that badly. Vorwärts had a decent run in the 1980s, as they went to the UEFA-Cup 4 times, twice getting knocked out by West German clubs (Werder Bremen and VfB Stuttgart).
After reunification, the club obviously dropped affiliation with the Volksarmee and became FC Victoria. Although success on the field was reasonable, as Victoria played in the regional level, the loss of funding meant increased financial problems. Coupled with eth economic decline of the city's fortunes, it is likely that Viktoria will only be represented at the regional level for the forseeable future.
|Full Name||Frankfurter Fußball-Club Viktoria 91 e.V.|
Frankurt an der Oder
Pop: 62,594 (2006)|
Founded around 1296, the city has been in decline since the 1980s, when it had around 85,000.
Buschmühlenweg 172, 15230 Frankfurt/Oder|
Phone: 0335-326242, Fax: 0335-8693925
Since 2002, back to the traditional red/yellow. From 1991-2002, they used a green jersey, white shorts/socks.
Vorwärts played in the usual army colors: yellow/red.
Stadion der Freundschaft. Capacity: 12,000 (5,000 seats)|
A typical GDR era stadium, built in 1953 with a capacity of 20,000. Floodlights were added in 1969 - but all the lightbulbs have been removed. Generally speaking, this larger stadium is only used in big matches (e.g. DFB Cup) or when needed for "security reasons". Generally speaking they just play on the field next door ("Nebenplatz vom Stadion"), which basically allows about 2,000 to stand around.
Readily available :). Adults 4 euros (2007). The match program ("Viktoria Journal") costs another 1 euro.
Averaged 197 in 2004 (Oberliga). There are about 280 members (2007).
4 GDR internationals, the best Lothar Hause (9 caps, 1978-82)
Locally brewed Frankfurter Pils
||Pub Grub ||
Reasonable prices (2007): Bratwurst: mit Toast 1,50 Euro, im Brötchen 1,60 Euro, Bier: 0,3l 1,50 Euro
|| The Net
Official site: www.ffcviktoria91.de |
A nice fan page www.fcvfrankfurt.de
FC Vorwärts Frankfurt
1971-72 (*) DDR-Oberliga 5th
1972-73 (*) DDR-Oberliga 7th
1973-74 (*) DDR-Oberliga 4th
1974-75 (*) DDR-Oberliga 5th
1975-76 (*) DDR-Oberliga 12th
1976-77 (*) DDR-Oberliga 12th
1977-78 (*) DDR-Oberliga 13th
1978-79 (**) DDR-Liga, Staffel B 1st
1979-80 (*) DDR-Oberliga 5th
1980-81 (*) DDR-Oberliga 5th
1981-82 (*) DDR-Oberliga 4th
1982-83 (*) DDR-Oberliga 2nd
1983-84 (*) DDR-Oberliga 4th
1984-85 (*) DDR-Oberliga 8th
1985-86 (*) DDR-Oberliga 9th
1986-87 (*) DDR-Oberliga 10th
1987-88 (*) DDR-Oberliga 13th
1988-89 (**) DDR-Liga, Staffel A 3rd
1989-90 (**) DDR-Liga, Staffel A 1st
FC Victoria Frankfurt
1990-91 (*) NOFV-Oberliga Nordost 14th
1991-92 (III) Am.Oberliga Nordost-Nord 11th
1992-93 (III) Am.Oberliga Nordost-Nord 17th
Frankfurter FC Viktoria 91
1993-94 (IV) Verbandsliga Brandenburg 4th
1994-95 (V) Verbandsliga Brandenburg 3rd
1995-96 (V) Verbandsliga Brandenburg 2nd
1996-97 (V) Verbandsliga Brandenburg 1st
1997-98 (IV) Oberliga Nordost-Nord 5th
1998-99 (IV) Oberliga Nordost-Nord 5th
1999-00 (IV) Oberliga Nordost-Nord 5th
2000-01 (V) Verbandsliga Brandenburg 4th
2001-02 (V) Verbandsliga Brandenburg 6th
2002-03 (V) Verbandsliga Brandenburg 1st
2003-04 (IV) Oberliga Nordost-Nord 19th
2004-05 (V) Verbandsliga Brandenburg 4th
2005-06 (V) Verbandsliga Brandenburg 11th
2006-07 (V) Verbandsliga Brandenburg 7th
2007-08 (V) Verbandsliga Brandenburg
(c) Abseits Guide to Germany: www.abseits-soccer.com