FC Erfurt-Nord

A minor club that has only recently been on the radar as Erfurt's 2nd club.

This club started in 2004, when the soccer section of SSV Erfurt-Nord went independent. SSV was started in 1945 as SG Erfurt-Nord and was intended as the heir to the pre-war SpVgg Erfurt, which had been decent club in the 1930s, usually in the Gauliga Mitte. After a brief affiliation with the steel works (BSG Stahl) in 1951, in 1952 it became known as BSG Motor Erfurt-Nord. Success was quite limited, as the local rival (and non-socialist named) Rot-Weiß was quite popular. In 1972 the affiliation again changed, and the club was known as BSG Umformtechnik. Upon reunification, the BSG became a Spiel- und Sportgemeinschaft, and in 1992 the "UT" was also dropped.

Success on the field started in the late 1990s, as they moved up into the Oberliga. Although they remain far behind RWE, they've at least made their presence felt.

Full Name Fußball-Club Erfurt-Nord e.V.
City Erfurt (Thüringen). Pop: 200,000 (2002).
Address Grubenstraße 65, 99086 Erfurt
Phone: (0361) 5548820, Fax: (0361) 5548820
Colors Blue/white jersey, blue shorts/socks. Also red jersey.
Stadium Grubenstraße. Capacity: 2,000
Originally built in 1936.
Supporters Averaged about 300 in 2004.
Foes Local rivals Rot-Weiß Erfurt, but not much competition.
Pub Grub
The Net Official site: www.fcerfurtnord.de

Recent History:
		BSG Motor Nord Erfurt

1961-62	(***)	2.DDR-Liga, Staffel 5		8th
1961-62	(***)	2.DDR-Liga, Staffel 5		13th

		BSG UT Erfurt

1976-77	(**)	DDR-Liga, Staffel E		11th

		SSV Erfurt-Nord

1995-96	(V)	Landesliga Thüringen		9th
1996-97	(V)	Landesliga Thüringen		9th
1997-98	(V)	Landesliga Thüringen		1st
1998-99	(IV)	Oberliga Nordost-Süd		12th
1999-00	(IV)	Oberliga Nordost-Süd		12th
2000-01	(V)	Landesliga Thüringen		13th
2001-02	(V)	Landesliga Thüringen		6th
2001-02	(V)	Landesliga Thüringen		1st
2003-04	(IV)	Oberliga Nordost-Süd		15th

		FC Erfurt-Nord

2004-05	(IV)	Oberliga Nordost-Süd		17th
2005-06	(V)	Landesliga Thüringen		12th
2006-07	(V)	Landesliga Thüringen	
2007-08	(VI)	Bezirksliga Thüringen-West	

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