FC Wegberg-Beeck

The club Sportverein Beeck was founded in the village of Beeck in 1920. The initial season was played on a meadow. In 1996, the club was renamed to it's current title, combining both towns.

They entered the 99/00 season as one of the favorites to win, but about halfway through the season, disaster struck. The club ran out of money, and all the players, who hadn't been paid, were declared free agents. Many of them left, and with a reduced roster, they managed to salvage the season. However, by 2002, it was over. The club decided to voluntarily drop down to the 6th division Landesliga and start over. Apparently it was a good choice, as they immediately regained promotion back to the Verbandsliga, but had a full season to get their act together.

Fullname Fußball-Club Wegberg-Beeck 1920 e.V.
City Wegberg (Nordrhein-Westfalen). Pop: 29,210 (2003).
Address Holtumer Straße 17, 41844 Wegberg
Phone: (02434) 98030 Fax: (02434) 980311
Colors Red-black jersey, black shorts
Nickname Kleeblätter (four leaf clovers)
Stadium Waldstadion Capacity: 5,000 (422 seats)
The stadium was finished in 1998.
Tickets 5-7 euros (2007), about half that for the Bezirksliga squad.
Pub Grub
The Net Official site: www.fc-wegberg-beeck.de

Recent History:

1994-95	(VI)	Landesliga Mittelrhein		1st
1995-96	(V)	Verbandsliga Mittelrhein	1st
1996-97	(IV)	Oberliga Nordrhein		4th
1997-98	(IV)	Oberliga Nordrhein		5th
1998-99	(IV)	Oberliga Nordrhein		3rd
1999-00	(IV)	Oberliga Nordrhein		12th
2000-01	(IV)	Oberliga Nordrhein		14th
2001-02	(IV)	Oberliga Nordrhein		18th
2002-03	(VI)	Landesliga Mittelrhein		1st	(voluntary drop)
2003-04	(V)	Verbandsliga Mittelrhein	7th
2004-05	(V)	Verbandsliga Mittelrhein
2005-06	(IV)	Oberliga Nordrhein		17th
2006-07	(V)	Verbandsliga Mittelrhein	3rd
2007-08	(V)	Verbandsliga Mittelrhein

(c) Abseits Guide to Germany