1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig
Football club in Leipzig, Deutschland
With the revival of the 1. FC Lok Leipzig after the turn of the millennium his followers continued a unique and far more than 100 years of football tradition. Founding Fathers of the previous club VfB Leipzig raised in 1900 in the exhibition center and the German Football Association with from the baptism. In 1903 the first German soccer champions VfB. This was followed by two more league titles and a German Cup victory. In GDR times, the club retained its home in the Bruno-Plache Stadium and expanded in 1966, the tradition as 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig.
A good two decades it was a symbol of attractive attacking football and extraordinary successes. Four FDGB Cup victories and three vice-championships in the GDR are about to book. Football greats like Henning Frenzel, René Müller, Ronald Kreer, Frank Baum, Uwe Zötzsche, or Dieter "purposes" Kühn - to name just a few - have shaped this era.
Never be forgotten thanks to them and enthusiastic followers memorable European Cup evenings around against Barcelona, Napoli, AC Milan, Tottenham Hotspurs or Benfica, who found its crowning glory in the spring 1987th Electrified ago, 120,000 spectators at the Zentralstadion beat Hans-Ulrich Thomales team Girondins Bordeaux in the semifinals of the European Cup Winners' Cup in a penalty shootout. You should only in the finals of Athens in Ajax to Marco van Basten and Frank Rijkaard, will find their master.
After reunification, the club was renamed again as VfB Leipzig, 1993 rose sensationally to the Bundesliga and later played until 1998 in the 2nd league. However, bankruptcy and dissolution of VfB brought the tradition to the crossroads. Hundreds young talents were on the verge of losing their homes. Because, whether in blue and white or blue and yellow, for decades learns the Probstheidaer talent Germany's largest appreciation. Olaf Marschall, Frank Rost, Bernd Hobsch even Clemens Fritz, the current world champion Babett Peter, not least René Adler and countless other professionals and later national team learned in over 40 years in the locomotive / VfB school kicking.
The new beginning breathed 1. FC Lok a second life. Since then train consistently back more than 250 children and young people from the most diverse nations in the youth team at the training ground in Probstheida and dream to meet once in the footsteps of famous models past VfB- and Lok-days.