TuS Celle FC

Founded in 1945, Celle changes their name around to avoid the tax-man, no doubt. It was based on the merger of the clubs SpVgg Celle 1921 and Freie Turnschaft Celle. The club, with approximately 400 members, usually is some variation of "Tus" and "FC". The soccer section became quasi-independant in 1992 as TuS Celle FC.

After maintaining 2nd division status for a few years, the club disappeared, before coming back up the ladder in the 1990s. The 98-99 campaign was fairly decent, as Celle proved to be a tough opponent for most clubs. But in the critical combine Regionalliga qualifying year, the club was not up to the task. Things (especially finances) started to fall apart. The club continued to decline through the millenium.

By 2004, things were beginning to look up. The club managed to regain promotion back to the Verbandsliga, and more important, the club had no debts. Of course the proposed budget of 170,000 euros would hardly finance, say, Adrian Mutu's cocaine spree, but it's a start...

Fullname Turn- und Spielverein Celle Fussball-Club e.V.
City Celle (Niedersachsen). Pop: 72,000 (2002)
Address Nienburger Str. 28, 29225 Celle
Phone: (015141) 41828 Fax: (015141) 43083
Colors Blue and yellow.
Stadium GŁnther-Volker-Stadion Capacity: 11,000 (4,000 seats)
Used since 1928, it became the home of TuS Celle in 1945. Floodlights were erected in 1991. Previously known asStädtisches Stadion, Nienburger Straße, it's now named after a long serving club president.
Tickets Readily available and very reasonable. 5 euros, children under 12 free. VIP 15 euros (2004).
Supporters Averaging between 600-1000 in 2004.
Beer The TuS Clubhaus has König-Pilsner on tap.
Pub Grub A pub/restaurant in the "TuS Clubhaus".
The Net After no presence at all, the club finally broke through to cyberspace. www.tus-celle.de is the official web site. The soccer section has it's own website, www.tus-celle-fc.de

Recent History:

1964-65	(III)	Amateurliga Niedersachsen.	3rd
1965-66	(III)	Amateurliga Niedersachsen	6th
1966-67	(III)	Amateurliga Niedersachsen	9th
1967-68	(III)	Amateurliga Niedersachsen	4th
1968-69	(II)	Regionalliga Nord		15th
1969-70	(II)	Regionalliga Nord		11th
1970-71	(II)	Regionalliga Nord		10th
1971-72	(II)	Regionalliga Nord		10th
1972-73	(II)	Regionalliga Nord		17th
1973-74	(III)	Amateurliga Niedersachsen	5th
1974-75	(IV)	Landesliga Niedersachsen	8th
1975-76	(IV)	Landesliga Niedersachsen	5th
1976-77	(IV)	Landesliga Niedersachsen	6th
1977-78	(IV)	Landesliga Niedersachsen	12th
1978-79	(IV)	Landesliga Niedersachsen	12th
1979-80	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niedersachsen	3rd
1980-81	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niedersachsen	1st
1981-82	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niedersachsen	11th
1982-83	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niedersachsen	4th
1983-84	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niedersachsen	9th
1984-89	(V)	Landesliga Niedersachsen-Ost
1989-90	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niedersachsen	1st
1990-91	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord		7th
1991-92	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord		5th
1992-93	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord		7th
1993-94	(III)	Am.Oberliga Nord		12th
1995-96	(III)	Regionalliga Nord		13th
1995-96	(III)	Regionalliga Nord		3rd
1996-97	(III)	Regionalliga Nord		6th
1997-98	(III)	Regionalliga Nord		12th
1998-99	(III)	Regionalliga Nord		6th
1999-00	(III)	Regionalliga Nord		14th
2000-01	(IV)	Oberliga Niedersachsen/Bremen	13th
2001-02	(IV)	Oberliga Niedersachsen/Bremen	18th
2002-03	(V)	Verbandsliga Niedsachsen Ost	
2003-04	(VI)	Landesliga Lueneburg		1st
2004-05	(V)	Verbandsliga Niedsachsen Ost	
2005-06	(V)	Verbandsliga Niedsachsen Ost	8th
2006-07	(V)	Verbandsliga Niedsachsen Ost	14th
2007-08	(V)	Verbandsliga Niedsachsen Ost	

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