VfV Hildesheim

This club was founded in 1945, as the continuation of several local clubs that had been dissolved.

The highpoint was in 1962, when coming off a 3rd place finish in the then top-level Oberliga Nord, they participated in European competition, the summer Intertoto Cup, basically to keep football pools alive. They faced Hungary's Dozsa Pecs, Blauw-Wit Amsterdam, and Yugoslav club Velez Mostar finishing last in their group with 1 win, 5 losses. The highpoint? 1-0 win over the Dutch club, the low a 1-9 drubbing in Bosnia...

After many years in obscurity, they appear to be making a comeback into the upper regions of regional play.

Full Name Verein für Volkssport Hildesheim, e.V.
Address Hildesheim (Niedersachsen). Pop: 104,000 (2002). SE of Hannover.
Address An der Pottkuhle 1, 31134 Hildesheim
Tel: 05121-45036
Colors Red and black jersey with white trim. Black shorts, red socks.
Stadium Friedrich-Ebert-Stadion. Capacity: 18,000
Built in 1930, also known as "Johanniswiese". The record attendance was in 1961, over 26,000 overflowed to watch a sensational 3-0 win over Hamburger SV.
Tickets 7 euros (2004).
Supporters Averaged 327 in 2004 (Oberliga).
Pub Grub
The Net The official www.vfv.de , but no soccer info. Luckily, the soccer section has it's own site, www.vfv-fussball.de

Recent History:

1963-64	(II)	Regionalliga Nord		13th
1963-64	(II)	Regionalliga Nord		15th
1963-64	(II)	Regionalliga Nord		15th
1963-64	(II)	Regionalliga Nord		16th
1967-68	(III)	Amateurliga Niedersachsen	2nd
1968-69	(III)	Amateurliga Niedersachsen	16th
1969-70	(III)	Amateurliga Niedersachsen	15th

1970-71	(III)	Amateurliga Niedersachsen	15th
1971-72	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niedersachsen-S	14th
1972-73	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niedersachsen-S	10th
1973-74	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niedersachsen-S	4th

1979-83	(V)	Landesliga West
1983-87	(V)	Landesliga Ost

1987-88 (IV)	Verbandsliga Niedersachsen	12th
1988-89	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niedersachsen	11th
1989-90	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niedersachsen	10th

1990-91	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niedersachsen	14th
1991-92	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niedersachsen	11th
1992-93	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niedersachsen	12th
1993-94	(IV)	Verbandsliga Niedersachsen	16th
1994-95	(V)	Verbandsliga Niedersachsen-W	2nd
1995-96	(V)	Verbandsliga Niedersachsen-W	10th
1996-97	(V)	Verbandsliga Niedersachsen-W	3rd
1997-98	(V)	Verbandsliga Niedersachsen-W	3rd
1998-99	(V)	Verbandsliga Niedersachsen-W	3rd
1999-00	(V)	Verbandsliga Niedersachsen-W	7th
2000-01	(V)	Verbandsliga Niedersachsen-W	3rd
2001-02	(V)	Verbandsliga Niedersachsen-W	3rd
2002-03 (IV)	Oberliga Niedersachsen/Bremen	12th
2003-04	(IV)	Oberliga Niedersachsen/Bremen	15th
2005-06	(V)	Niedersachsenliga-West		5th
2006-07	(V)	Niedersachsenliga-West		6th
2007-08	(V)	Niedersachsenliga-West		

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