The club's roots go back to 1899, when it was founded as Britannia Leipzig. In 1919, it merged with Hertha of become Leipziger Sportverein. in 1938 it merged with 6 year old Tura to become Tura 1899.
After WWII, the GDR authorities reconstituted the club as BSG Chemie. Success was modest, although they did manage to win a couple of GDR titles in the early 1950s. Oddly enough, during this period, the club was known as SC Lokomotiv. (However, this should not be confused with their bitter rivals, who would be known as 1.FC Lokomotiv Leipzig (later VfB Leipzig). During this period that club was known as SC Rotation.) The Chemie name remained until 1990, when it became FC Grün-Weiß. It kept that name for only a couple of months, when it merged with FSV Böhlen to form the current club. They've struggled in the shadow of the more popular VfB Leipzig.
In the first season as BSG Chemie, they ended up winning the GDR title in 1951. Oddly enough, the affiliation was changed in 1955, and the club became SC Lokomotive. Results were then generally average, and then in 1963, the club became BSG Chemie again. The result? Another GDR title, in 1964. However, that would be the high point, as things started going downhill. For the remainder of the GDR leagues, Chemie bounced up and down between the 1st and 2nd divisions.
Upon reunification, Sachsen had a few decent results, but financial difficulties began to make things difficult.
1998-99 was a disaster. After several half-way decent years in the RNO, Sachsen was faced with a relegation battle. They were finally able to pull it out, but only because other teams were crappier. That makes the next season turnaround even more of a surprise, as Sachsen not only surprised by qualifying for the new combined liga, but became the top team in Leipzig, as rivals VfB failed to make the cut. The first season in the new liga proved to be difficult, but Sachsen managed to squeak into 14th place, saving their butts. However, the DFB played a cruel joke, and denied them a 3rd division license, and Sachsen was forcibly relegated.
In 2008, Sachsen defeated NOFV-Nord squad Greifswalder SV in a playoff to qualify for the new Regionalliga Nord. However, the club continued to suffer financial problems. The taxman was owed some 100,000 euros, and Sachsen was unable to pay. As a result, the club will be forced into insolvency and administration, which carries automatic relegation.
|Fullname|| Fußball-Club Sachsen Leipzig 1990 e.V.
|| Leipzig (Sachsen).
Pop: 493,000 (2002)
Am Sportpark 2, 04179 Leipzig|
Phone: (0341) 453330
White shirts, green trim, green shorts, green socks.
Zentralstadion. Capacity: 45,000|
This stadium was completely refurbished and re-opened for business in March 2004. Previously, Sachsen had used the Alfred-Kunze-Stadion. Capacity: 18,000 (3,600 seats)
6-18 euros (2004).
Averaged 7,500 in 2004 (Regionalliga). Small band. Sachsen is no.2 behind
VfB in city support.
Obviously city rival VfB Leipzig.
12 GDR internationals.
Ur-Krostitzer is a
||Pub Grub || The Net
A good fan page is maintained by Ralf Kaiser at www.fc-sachsen-fanpage.net , which is more informative than the official page.
BSG Chemie Leipzig
1963-64 (*) DDR-Oberliga 1st
1964-65 (*) DDR-Oberliga 3rd
1965-66 (*) DDR-Oberliga 8th
1966-67 (*) DDR-Oberliga 12th
1967-68 (*) DDR-Oberliga 12th
1968-69 (*) DDR-Oberliga 6th
1969-70 (*) DDR-Oberliga 4th
1970-71 (*) DDR-Oberliga 17th
1971-72 (**) DDR-Liga 1st
1972-73 (*) DDR-Oberliga 9th
1973-74 (*) DDR-Oberliga 13th
1974-75 (**) DDR-Liga 1st
1975-76 (*) DDR-Oberliga 13th
1976-77 (**) DDR-Liga 1st
1977-78 (**) DDR-Liga 1st
1978-79 (**) DDR-Liga 1st
1979-80 (*) DDR-Oberliga 14th
1980-81 (**) DDR-Liga 3rd
1981-82 (**) DDR-Liga 4th
1982-83 (**) DDR-Liga 1st
1983-84 (*) DDR-Oberliga 12th
1984-85 (*) DDR-Oberliga 13th
1985-86 (**) DDR-Liga 3rd
1986-87 (**) DDR-Liga 10th
1987-88 (**) DDR-Liga 6th
1988-89 (**) DDR-Liga 6th
1989-90 (**) DDR-Liga 2nd
FC Sachsen Leipzig
1990-91 (*) NOFV Oberliga 12th
1991-92 (III) Am.Oberliga Nordost-Süd 5th
1992-93 (III) Am.Oberliga Nordost-Süd 1st
1993-94 (III) Am.Oberliga Nordost-Süd 4th
1994-95 (III) Regionalliga Nordost 2nd
1995-96 (III) Regionalliga Nordost 6th
1996-97 (III) Regionalliga Nordost 9th
1997-98 (III) Regionalliga Nordost 4th
1998-99 (III) Regionalliga Nordost 14th
1999-00 (III) Regionalliga Nordost 6th
2000-01 (III) Regionalliga Nord 14th
2001-02 (IV) Oberliga NOFV-Süd 5th
2002-03 (IV) Oberliga NOFV-Süd 1st
2003-04 (III) Regionalliga Nord 17th
2004-05 (IV) Oberliga NOFV-Süd 3rd
2005-06 (IV) Oberliga NOFV-Süd 3rd
2006-07 (IV) Oberliga NOFV-Süd 4th
2007-08 (IV) Oberliga NOFV-Süd 4th
2008-09 (IV) Regionalliga Nord 17th
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