Note that ex-GDR clubs changed their names all the time based on the whimsy of the commie bureaucrats.
Also note that there are no profiles for the "amateur" squads of the bigger clubs that seem to increasing infest the Regionalliga. This trend has obviously led to a decrease in attendance, which will be hopefully stopped with the new professional 3rd division.
|Fullname|| Official club name
|| City (State). Population.
How to contact the club. If possible, includes phone and e-mail contacts
Description of jerseys
Other popular names for club. Less prevalent than in England, often a city
or regional description.
Stadium name and capacity. Some of the history if available
Ticket prices (starting in 1998) and how hard it is to get them.
Occasionally updated when I have enough beer. Almost all German clubs
offer discounts for kids, elderly, family, women etc.
General description of support level, fan clubs, other info.
Usually either "official" freindships among the fan clubs, or at least
other clubs that the supporters seem to like. Note: Europeans are
really into the friend/foe relationship between the clubs and their
Clubs that are hated or rivals. Not necessarily hooligan type.
Famous, popular players, managers etc.
Worthless players, managers etc.
One of the key statistics. where possible, try and identify the favorite
beer of the fans. Since it's Germany, it should be a local brewery.
Usually a sponsor, but others if noteworthy.
||Pub Grub ||
Description of stadium eating facilities, and any other neat places to go
before/after a game.
|| The Net
Official web site mentioned if they have one. I usually pick a couple of
fan pages that represent the fans viewpoint. All are in German only unless
(I will also try to show the league finish since 1963/64 the watermark year
of the founding of the Bundesliga. This will generally only be available
for the top 3 divisions.
The roman numerals indicate the division level in the DFB leagues, whereas
the asterisk gives level for the DFV (GDR), which is usually the 1965-89
The scenario below shows a typical GDR team that changed it's name during
the Wende, then went bankrupt and started a new club...
1989-90 (***) Kommieliga Staffel 2 3rd
1.FC Sachsen Insolvenz
1990-91 (IV) Oberliga Nord-Süd-Ost 17th
1992-93 (V) Niederliga Oberlausitz 18th
1993-94 (VI) Lausitzliga Obernieder xx - withdrawn
1994-95 (VII) Ligalausitz Niederober 1st
1996-97 (VII) Ligaober Lausitznieder
(c) Abseits Guide to Germany : www.abseits-soccer.com