1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig - 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig

1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig
General data
First name. complete 1. Lokomotive Leipzig football club
Nickname (s) Loksche
Foundation May 13, 1896 (124 years) [ 1 ]
President Flag of germany Jens Kesseler
Coach Flag of germany Wolfgang Wolf
Stadium Bruno-Plache-Stadion
Capacity 7.000
Location Leipzig , Alemania
Opening August 13, 1922 (98 years)
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Last season
League Flag of germany Regionalliga Northeast
(2018-19) 6.º
Soccerball current event.svg Regionalliga 2019-20
Official website

The 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig is a football club German based in the city of Leipzig , in the region of Saxony , formerly known as VfB Leipzig . The club was founded in 1896 and plays at home at the Bruno-Plache-Stadion. They currently play in the Regionalliga Nordost , belonging to the fourth division of German football. The traditional colors of the club are yellow and blue.

The Lokomotive was proclaimed national champion of Germany in 1903, 1906 and 1913, as well as champion of the German Cup in 1936, its most important titles. After the division of Germany in 1949, the club became part of the DDR-Oberliga and became one of the most important teams in East Germany .


The club was founded on May 13, 1896, in the football department of the gymnastics club Allgemeine Turnverein 1845 Leipzig. However, claiming to an earlier date of origin that dates back to a club that joined the VfB in 1898 - Sport Club Sportbrüder Leipzig - which was one of four football clubs formed in Leipzig in 1893. The union lasted until 2 May 1900 when the two sides went their separate ways again.

VfB Leipzig was originally one of the eighty-six teams that met in the city in 1900 to form the DFB (Deutscher Fussball Bund or German Football Federation). They had immediate success in their chosen sport and headed towards the final first German national championship held in 1903. Their opponents were DFC Prague , an ethnically German part of what is now Prague in the Czech Republic, but which then formed part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The DFB had invited German clubs of this type in other countries in order to increase the numbers in their national association again.

DFC Prague had made their way to the final, under circumstances that had allowed them to avoid playing a single playoff match, while Leipzig had come through some tough fighting matches. Arriving in HamburgFor the game, the Praguers, who were very favored by isolating themselves from an ill-advised public the night before the contest, went to a tavern and thus arrived on the court in less shape for the ideal game. The contest against VfB Leipzig was delayed for half an hour after officials went out to find a soccer ball that was in good enough condition to play the match. The Altena club provided a new ball and in eleven minutes Prague scored the first goal. At the end of the first half the score was (1: 1), but then Leipzig scored another for which he will become the first winner of the "Meisterschaftstrophaee Viktoria (Victoria Championship Trophy)" , representative of the supremacy of football German, by force they won a decisive 7-2 victory inAltena.

In 1904 Leipzig rallied in another final, but the match was never contested. A protest by FV Karlsruhe about their semi-final against Britannia Berlin was never resolved and the DFB suspended the last hours just before its scheduled start. In that year there would be no champion and therefore it would be vacant for the title. The following season, Leipzig managers were unable to cover travel expenses to participate in their first game scheduled for the playoff round and thus were eliminated from that year's competition. However, they were victorious again in 1906 and 1913, they also played the final in 1911 and 1914.

In the run-up to World War I , the VfB was unable to repeat its early success. After the reorganization of Germany's soccer leagues under the Third Reich in 1933, the club was located in the Gauliga Saxony, one of sixteen top-level divisions. While they were winning the good results in their own division, they were unable to advance into the postseason rounds. In 1937, they captured the "Tschammerpokal", known today as the German Cup, in a match against FC Schalke 04 , which was the dominant part of the time.

Democratic Republic of Germany

In the immediate aftermath of World War II , the East German authorities showed a marked fondness for sports teams named after socialist heroes: Erich Zeigner was the German socialist lawyer and politician who was mayor of Leipzig under Soviet occupation from July 1945 until his death in April 1949. The old town of Probstheida is today the south of the eastern quarter of the city of Leipzig.

After the war, the club was dissolved by the Allied occupation authorities, like most other organizations in Germany, including sports and football clubs. Club members reconstituted the team in 1946 as SG Probstheida under Soviet occupation auspices . After playing as BSG Erich Zeigner Probstheida and BSG Einheit Ost, the club merged with the SC Leipzig rotation in 1954 and played in the DDR-Oberliga, East Germany's top-flight league , but achieved only mediocre results.

Squad of the Lokomotive Leipzig in August 1983.

In 1963 in Leipzig the most important clubs - SC Rotation and SC Lokomotive Leipzig were put together giving rise to two new faces in which SC Leipzig and BSG Chemie Leipzig were founded . In eastern GermanyA general overhaul was passed in the organization in 1965, the creation of football clubs as high-level football centers, during which SC Leipzig transformed into 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig, while rivals Chemie Leipzig continued as Betriebssportgemeinschaft (BSG ), or a company team. Playing as Lokomotive, the team's luck improved somewhat, as they almost always finished the league table well, but they were unable to capture the top honor in the DDR (German: Deutsche Demokratische Republik or German Democratic Republic) with the loss of last appearances in 1967, 1986 and 1988.

Lokomotive won several East German Cups with victories in 1976, 1981, 1986 and 1987. They also won the UEFA Intertoto Cup in 1966 and in 1987 reached the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup final , where they were defeated. 0-1 against Ajax Amsterdam .

German reunification

The reunification in 1990 was followed by the merger of the football leagues German one . A poor season led to a seventh place in the transitional league, but an unexpectedly strong playoff propelled the club into the 2. Bundesliga.

Bernd Hobsch (center) with Lokomotive in a match against Energie Cottbus (1990).

1. FC Lokomotive made an apprehension in its former glory for reaffirming the name of VfB Leipzig. A third place in 1993, the team advanced to the top flight in the Bundesliga where they finished last in the 1994 season. VfB started a steady decline through the 2. Bundesliga and Regionalliga Nordost (III) in 1998 to the Oberliga Nordost / Süd (IV) in 2001. The club went bankrupt in 2004, its results were annulled and the club was dissolved.

In 2004, the club was re-established by a group of fans as 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig. The new team had to start in the lowest division of the eleventh level 3. Kreisklasse, Staffel 2 in 2004-2005. Even so, he continued to receive support from enthusiastic fans, his match against Eintracht Großdeuben second team at the Zentralstadion in Leipzig on October 9, 2004 broke the world record for minor league attendance with 12,421 spectators in the stands. Thanks to a merger with SSV Torgau, the club could play at the seventh level of Bezirksklasse Leipzig, Staffel 2 in 2005-2006. Finished this league as champion, the team qualified for the Bezirksliga, the sixth level. In 2006 Lokomotive Leipzig also played a friendly match against Manchester Unitedin which they were 4-4 and qualified for the Landespokal 2006-2007 by winning the Bezirkspokal. Lokomotive Leipzig finished as champion of their group and promoted to the fifth level of the group's Landesliga Sachsen for the 2007-2008 season. The club finished 2 before FC Erzgebirge Aue (II) and lost direct promotion to NOFV-Oberliga Süd by 2 points in the 2007-2008 season. They still had a chance to regain Oberliga status through a relegation play-off game with FC Schönberg 95 , winning 2-1 in the first leg. In the second leg, in front of almost 10,000 spectators, the club lost 0-1 but won promotion to the Oberliga far from the golden goal rule.


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Squad 2019-20

Players Technical team
N.º No. Pos. Name
2 Flag of Kazakhstan 1DEF Robert Berger
4 Flag of germany 1DEF Peter Misch
5 Flag of germany 1DEF David Urban
6 Serbian flag 3OF THE Milan Senic
7 Flag of germany 3OF THE Matthias Steinborn
8 Flag of germany 2WITH Niklas Brandt
9 Flag of germany 2WITH Maximilian Pommer
10 Flag of germany 2WITH Paul Schinke
11 Flag of germany 2WITH Aykut Soyak
13 Flag of germany 3OF THE Djamal Ziane
14 Flag of germany 1DEF Patrick Wolf
15 Flag of Albania 3OF THE Romario Hajrulla
16 Flag of germany 1DEF Marcel Wagner
17 Flag of germany 2WITH Kevin Schulze
18 Flag of germany 1DEF Leon Heynke
19 Flag of germany 2WITH Pascal Pannier
20 Flag of germany 0BY Lukas Wenzel
21 Flag of germany 1DEF Robert Zickert Captain
22 Flag of germany 2WITH Maik Salewski
23 Flag of germany 2WITH Sascha pepper
24 Flag of germany 3OF THE Ishmael Schubert-Abubaka
25 Flag of germany 3OF THE Stephané Mvibudulu
26 Flag of germany 2WITH Moritz Butzke
30 Flag of germany 0BY Berti Schötterl
31 Flag of germany 0BY Benjamin Kirsten
32 Flag of germany 0BY Fabian Guderitz
Coach (s)
Flag of germany Wolfgang Wolf


Updated June 4, 2020

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Team that won the German championship in 1903.

National tournaments

International tournaments

Participation in UEFA and FIFA competitions

Season Tournament Ronda Club Outcome
1963–64 Fairs Cup 1 Hungarian flag Dózsa Újpest 0–0, 2–3
1964–65 Fairs Cup 1 Flag of austria Wiener SC 1–2, 0–1
1965–66 Fairs Cup 2 England flag Leeds United 1–2, 0–0
1966–67 Fairs Cup 1 Sweden flag Djurgårdens IF 3–1, 2–1
2 Belgium flag RFC Lieja 0–0, 2–1
1/8 Portugal's flag S. L. Benfica 3–1, 1–2
1/4 Scotland flag Kilmarnock FC 1–0, 0–2
1967–68 Fairs Cup 1 Northern Ireland Flag Linfield FC 5–1, 0–1
2 Yugoslavia flag FC Vojvodina 0–0, 0–2
1968–69 Fairs Cup 1 Denmark flag Kjøbenhavns Boldklub walkover
2 Scotland flag Hibernian 1–3, 0–1
1973–74 UEFA Cup 1 Italian flag Turin Football 2–1, 2–1
2 England flag Wolverhampton Wanderers 3–0, 1–4
1/8 Flag of germany Fortuna Dusseldorf 1–2, 3–0
1/4 England flag Ipswich Town 0–1, 1–0 (4–3 a.p.)
1/2 England flag Tottenham Hotspur 1–2, 0–2
1976–77 Recopa de Europa 1 Scotland flag Heart of Midlothian 2–0, 1–5
1977–78 Recopa de Europa 1 Northern Ireland Flag Coleraine FC 4–1, 2–2
1/8 Spanish flag Real Betis 1–1, 1–2
1978–79 UEFA Cup 1 England flag Arsenal FC 0–3, 1–4
1981–82 Recopa de Europa Qualifying Romania flag Timişoara Polytechnic 0–2, 5–0
1 Wales flag Swansea City 1–0, 2–1
1/8 Yugoslavia flag FK Velez Mostar 1–1, 1–1
1/4 Spanish flag FC Barcelona 0–3, 2–1
1982–83 UEFA Cup 1 Norwegian flag Viking 0–1, 3–2
1983–84 UEFA Cup 1 Flag of France Girondins of Bordeaux 3–2, 4–0
2 Flag of germany Werder Bremen 1–0, 1–1
1/8 Flag of austria Storm Graz 0–2, 1–0
1984–85 UEFA Cup 1 Norwegian flag Lillestrøm SK 7–0, 0–3
2 Flag of the soviet union Spartak Moscow 1–1, 0–2
1985–86 UEFA Cup 1 Northern Ireland Flag Coleraine FC 1–1, 5–0
2 Italian flag AC Milan 0–2, 3–1
1986–87 Recopa de Europa 1 Northern Ireland Flag Glentoran FC 1–1, 2–0
1/8 Flag of austria SK Rapid Wien 1–1, 2–1
1/4 Swiss flag FC Sion 2–0, 0–0
1/2 Flag of France Girondins of Bordeaux 1–0, 0–1 (a.p.)
Final Netherlands flag Ajax Amsterdam 0–1
1987–88 Recopa de Europa 1 Flag of France Olympic Marseille 0–0, 0–1
1988–89 UEFA Cup 1 Swiss flag FC Aarau 3–0, 4–0
2 Italian flag SSC Napoli 1–1, 0–2



  1. ^ FC Lokomotive Leipzig (ed.). "Pionierarbeit unter der Pickelhaube (1893 - 1914)" (in German) . Archived from the original on February 26, 2014 . Retrieved July 7, 2014 .

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