BSG Chemie Leipzig (1997)
|BSG Chemie Leipzig|
|Surname||Company Sports Association Chemie Leipzig e. V.|
|Seat||Leipzig , Saxony|
|founding||July 16, 1997|
|First soccer team|
|Head coach||Miroslav Jagatic|
|Venue||Alfred Kunze Sports Park|
|2019/20||12th place (according to the quotient rule used to evaluate the season)|
The BSG Chemie Leipzig (full name: Betriebssportgemeinschaft Chemie Leipzig ) is a sports club from Leipzig founded in 1997 . The association sees itself as the legitimate successor to the existing BSG Chemie Leipzig in the GDR , which was merged into FC Sachsen Leipzig in 1990 . In the 2020/21 season, the club's first men's football team will play in the fourth-class Northeast Regionalliga . The second men's soccer team plays in the eight-class Leipzig City League; In addition, the club's soccer department includes numerous youth teams in all age groups. The club also has a handball and bowling department.
After the peaceful revolution and in the course of the conversion to a market economy system, which led to the collapse of the BSG system , the GDR master of 1951 and 1964, Chemie Leipzig, merged with Chemie Böhlen to form FC Sachsen Leipzig in 1990 and from then on played in traditional chemistry Stadium, the Alfred Kunze sports park .
BSG Chemie as a sponsoring association of FC Sachsen Leipzig (1997-2008)
The "new" BSG Chemie Leipzig was founded on July 16, 1997 by supporters of FC Sachsen Leipzig as a ball sports promotion association Chemie Leipzig to protect the name and brand "BSG Chemie Leipzig" and to promote FC Sachsen Leipzig. This was achieved, among other things, by the fact that club members redesigned the back club room in the club restaurant "Sachsenstube" and converted it into a traditional room, or that "Care packages" - support packages to secure the youth department of FC Sachsen Leipzig during the bankruptcy of 2001 - were sold .
In 2004, the association's statutes were changed accordingly in order to enable the game to continue even in the event of the liquidation of FC Sachsen Leipzig. At the same time, the club was renamed the Chemistry Leipzig Ball Sports Association . Since then, according to the association's mission statement, the association has seen itself as an "option in the event [...] that the legitimate successor of BSG Chemie Leipzig leaves the value-based path or gets into other existential difficulties".
In the years that followed, tensions within the supporters of FC Sachsen Leipzig increased with regard to disagreement about the further path of the club. The move of the first men's soccer team from the Alfred Kunze Sportpark to the central stadium , the lack of communication with the fans, the ban on traditional flags or the suppression of the name “chemistry” were particularly criticized. At the same time, political disputes escalated within the supporters of FC Sachsen Leipzig, which culminated on November 11, 2007 in a physical argument during the away game against VfB Sangerhausen . As a result, the club members saw the case mentioned in the club's mission statement that FC Sachsen Leipzig “leaves the value-based path” as having arrived.
"New beginning" and stagnation (2008-2013)
The club therefore took part in the season 2008/09 in the 3rd district class , season 1 (12th league) for the first time with its own men's soccer team in the game of the DFB. After three ascents in a row, this team reached the Leipzig city class. After the 2010/11 season, the club took over the playing rights of the first men's football team of VfK Blau-Weiß Leipzig and was therefore able to compete in the Saxony League from the 2011/12 season in the Alfred Kunze Sportpark ; the men's team, which had been promoted to the city class, became the 2nd men's team. On August 12, 2011, it was decided to rename the club to its current name, Betriebsportgemeinschaft Chemie Leipzig . Also in 2011, FC Sachsen Leipzig was dissolved. After the end of the 2012/13 season, BSG Chemie Leipzig rose from the Saxony League to the District League North.
Three ascents in four years (2013-2017)
At the end of August 2013, a local derby with 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig II in the District League North was canceled for fear of fan riots. In autumn 2013 there was a police operation at an away game in Zwenkau , where 500 supporters of BSG Chemie Leipzig supported the club. In February 2016, the Leipzig District Court sentenced a police officer involved to a fine for bodily harm in office, and another police officer who had been accused was acquitted. After the end of the 2013/2014 season, BSG Chemie Leipzig rose from the District League North back to the Saxony League. After the bankruptcy of SG Sachsen Leipzig, BSG Chemie Leipzig became the sole tenant of the Alfred Kunze Sports Park. The "old men" and the bowling department of the SG Sachsen joined the BSG Chemie Leipzig. In spring 2015, BSG Chemie Leipzig, temporarily leading the Sachsenliga, was one of the favorites for promotion to the NOFV Oberliga , but ended the season third in the table. A year later, on June 18, 2016, the team won the championship in the Sachsenliga before SV Einheit Kamenz and FC Grimma tied on points and promoted to the league.
On the third matchday of the top division season 2016/17, the newly founded BSG Chemie played their first competitive game against a team not from the Free State of Saxony in the home game against VfL Halle 1896 and won 2-0 (2-0). At the end of the season, BSG Chemie won the championship in the NOFV Oberliga (South) and thus promotion to the Regionalliga Nordost .
Younger development (since 2017)
On the third match day of the 2017/18 regional league season, the newly founded BSG Chemie achieved their first victory in the fourth-highest German division with a 1-0 home win against SV Babelsberg 03 . As a result, however, Chemie played a disappointing first half of the season, during which only 12 points could be earned in 17 games, which meant 17th place at the winter break. After the winter break, the chemists showed a clear improvement and scored 23 points in 17 games in the back of the season. Nevertheless, after a 5-0 (2-0) defeat against the second representative of Hertha BSC on the 33rd and penultimate matchday, the 16th place in the table was mathematically determined, which this season due to the simultaneous relegation of two clubs from the area of the Northeast Regional Association ( Chemnitzer FC and FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt ) from the 3rd league to the Regionalliga Nordost was not enough for relegation and thus meant immediate relegation to the NOFV-Oberliga.
In the Saxon State Cup , on the other hand, the BSG was much more successful and won the state cup 1-0 (1-0) in the final against FC Oberlausitz Neugersdorf on May 21, 2018 for the first time in the club's history, which means they won the DFB Cup 2018/19 qualified. There she prevailed in the first main round against SSV Jahn Regensburg with 2: 1 (0: 1) and only had to admit defeat to SC Paderborn with 0: 3 (0: 2) in the second main round . In the Oberliga BSG Chemie again won the championship and thus the direct promotion to the regional league.
After a solid first half of the 2019/20 Regional League season, BSG Chemie overwintered in twelfth place in the table. She still occupied this place in the table after the 23rd game of the season, a 2-4 home defeat against VSG Altglienicke . Due to the COVID-19 pandemic that broke out in Germany at the time , it should have been the last game of the season; the season was initially interrupted and canceled on June 5, 2020, which means that BSG Chemie will play in the Regionalliga Nordost again in the following season.
BSG Chemie Leipzig took over the Sachsenliga playing rights of VfK Blau-Weiß Leipzig for the 2011/12 season, which meant that the previous men's team, which had been promoted to the Leipzig city class in the previous season, continued to play as the 2nd men's team.
1st men's team (soccer)
|season||league||Kl.||space||Gates||Points||Average audience||City Cup Leipzig||Saxony Cup||DFB Cup|
|2008/09||3rd district class||XII||1.||158: 18||76||378 spectators||2nd round|
|2009/10||2nd district class||XI||1.||105: 19||74||289 spectators||3rd round|
|2010/11||1st district class||X||1.||99:27||79||312 spectators||3rd round|
|2011/12||Saxony League||VI||7th||54:33||47||1033 spectators||3rd main round|
|2012/13||Saxony League||VI||14th||36:46||29||677 spectators||2nd main round|
|2013/14||District League Saxony North||VII||1.||56:17||60||856 spectators||Round of 16|
|2014/15||Saxony League||VI||3.||54:29||56||1237 spectators||3rd main round|
|2015/16||Saxony League||VI||1.||68:30||60||1393 spectators||3rd main round|
|2016/17||NOFV-Oberliga||V||1.||69:21||71||1819 spectators||Quarter finals|
|2017/18||Regionalliga Northeast||IV||16.||21:51||35||2691 spectators||Cup winners|
|2018/19||NOFV-Oberliga||V||1.||63:25||69||2796 spectators||Quarter finals||2nd main round|
|2019/20||Regionalliga Northeast||IV||12 1||20:26||23||3072 spectators||Round of 16|
2nd men's team (soccer)
|season||league||Kl.||space||Gates||Points||City Cup Leipzig|
|2011/12||City class Leipzig||IX||11.||53:64||38||Round of 16|
|2012/13||City class Leipzig||IX||2.||73:38||58||1 round|
|2013/14||City League Leipzig||VIII||13.||31:62||24||Round of 16|
|2014/15||City League Leipzig||VIII||4th||51:43||50||3rd round|
|2015/16||City League Leipzig||VIII||2.||68:42||57||3rd round|
|2016/17||City League Leipzig||VIII||5.||57:49||49||3rd round|
|2017/18||City League Leipzig||VIII||4th||86:50||58||2nd round|
|2018/19||City League Leipzig||VIII||2.||78:23||63||Vice cup winner|
|2019/20||City League Leipzig||VIII||12.||24:18||37||2nd round|
|2020/21||City League Leipzig||VIII|
Squad of the 2020/21 season
As of August 29, 2020
- Champion of the NOFV-Oberliga (V) 2016/17 1 , 2018/19 2
- Champion of the Sachsenliga (VI) 2015/16
- Saxon State Cup winner 2017/18
Successes of the previous clubs BSG Chemie Leipzig (1950–1990) and FC Sachsen Leipzig (1990–2011)
The newly founded BSG Chemie Leipzig is not identical with its predecessor club of the same name and FC Sachsen Leipzig in terms of association law, but their successes, especially the GDR championship in 1964, play a major role in the club's fan culture and tradition. As a result of a resolution by the general assembly 2019, the association is currently examining the conditions under which the use of a corresponding championship star on the jerseys can be made possible.
German champion (GDR) 1950/51 , 1963/64
- Participation in the European Cup of National Champions 1964/65 (preliminary round)
- Champion of the GDR League (II) 1971/72 1 , 1974/75 2 , 1976/77 3 , 1977/78 4 , 1978/79 5 , 1982/83 6
- Champion of the NOFV-Oberliga (III / IV) 1992/93 7 , 2002/03 8
FDGB cup winner 1965/66
- Participation in the European Cup Winners' Cup 1966/67 (round of 16)
- Saxon State Cup winner 1992/93, 1993/94, 1994/95, 2004/05
Rivalries and derbies
As in the times of the previous clubs, there is a strong rivalry between the BSG Chemie, based in Leipzig-Leutzsch, and the local neighbor 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig from Leipzig-Probstheida . The Leipzig city derby between chemistry and locomotive is considered the "most explosive city duel in East Germany" and is one of the ten most traditional derbies in Germany . Since it was re-established, the first men's team at BSG Chemie has contested five city derbies against 1. FC Lokomotive.
|103||November 13, 2016||BSG Chemie Leipzig||0: 1 a.d.||1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig||Sachsenpokal 2016/17 , quarter-finals|
|104||29th July 2017||BSG Chemie Leipzig||0: 1||1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig||Regionalliga Nordost 2017/18 , 1st matchday|
|105||22nd November 2017||1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig||0-0||BSG Chemie Leipzig||Regionalliga Nordost 2017/18, 18th matchday|
|106||15th December 2018||BSG Chemie Leipzig||0: 1||1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig||Sachsenpokal 2018/19 , quarter-finals|
|107||October 6, 2019||BSG Chemie Leipzig||2-0||1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig||Regionalliga Nordost 2019/20 , 11th matchday|
|1||Thomas Heier||July 16, 1997||August 12, 2011|
|2||Oliver Krause||August 12, 2011||January 24, 2012||resigned because of differences of opinion on the board|
|3||Frank Kuehne||5th October 2012|
The current board also includes the following members:
- Florian Berger (Treasurer)
- Dirk Skoruppa (Board Spokesman)
- Gerd Kroll
- Marc Walenta
|Surname||From||To||S 1||U 1||N 1||Others|
|1||Radisa Radojicic||July 1, 2008||June 30, 2011||74||7th||3||Player-coach|
|2||René Behring||July 1, 2011||May 29, 2012||13||5||9|
|3||Steffen Hammermüller||May 29, 2012||April 19, 2013||6th||5||10|
|4th||Gregor Schoenecker||April 19, 2013||June. 17.2013||3||3||6th||ad interim|
|5||André Schönitz||June. 17.2013||December 8, 2015||45||10||15th|
|6th||Hans-Jürgen Weiss||December 8, 2015||January 21, 2016||1||0||0||ad interim|
|7th||Dietmar Demuth||January 21, 2016||4th December 2018||48||23||23|
|8th||Christian Sobottka||4th December 2018||January 7, 2019||1||0||0||ad interim|
|9||Miroslav Jagatic||January 7, 2019||16||15th||9|
As of August 30, 2020
- Jens Fuge : You are the horror of all classes . Chemie Leipzig and his fans, Vol. 3, Fuchshain 2018. ( ISBN 978-3-9816023-7-1 )
- Alexander Mennicke: BSG Chemie Leipzig. Football primer (= Library of German Football , Vol. 6), Berlin 2016. ( ISBN 978-3-944068-49-7 )
- Detlev Schröter: Leipzig. The football city , Leipzig 2018. ( ISBN 978-3-96145-322-1 )
- BSG Chemie Leipzig e. V .: Mission statement . Website of the BSG Chemie Leipzig. Retrieved March 12, 2015.
-  . Website of the BSG Chemie Leipzig. Retrieved September 4, 2018.
- Website of the BSG Chemie Leipzig. ( Memento from June 25, 2001 in the Internet Archive )
- Jens Wagner: Candles burn for victory . In: Sachsen Kurier . March 31, 2001.
- Our help for chemistry! . In: Sachsen Kurier . August 11, 2001.
- Website of the BSG Chemie Leipzig. ( Memento from January 3, 2008 in the Internet Archive )
- Bastian Pauly: Chemistry, an affair of the heart . www.chemieblogger.de. November 3, 2008. Retrieved March 12, 2015.
- CHEMISTRY, CHEMISTRY, ONLY CHEMISTRY . http://ultrassindia.blogsport.de./ July 31, 2008. Retrieved March 12, 2015.
- Ansgar Spiertz: VfB Sangerhausen vs. Saxony Leipzig 1: 1 . Retrieved March 12, 2015.
- The Leipzig football scene: Krasses Herzblut , taz , April 9, 2009
- BSG Chemie Leipzig From ball sports to company sports community , Mitteldeutsche Zeitung, January 31, 2013
- BSC: All or Nothing , Free Press , September 20, 2014
- Leipzig Derby canceled for fear of rioting: Voluntary surrender , 11 friends, August 30, 2013
- Brutal police operation after soccer game: Witnesses undesirable , Spiegel Online , October 25, 2013
- Leipzig police officer convicted of bodily harm in office , Leipziger Volkszeitung , February 11, 2016
- BSG Chemie Leipzig rose again to the regional league with a 3-0 win in Borna. 1100 fans support the Green-Whites in the away game ( Memento from April 2, 2015 in the Internet Archive ), Leipzig Volkszeitung.
- LVZ-Sportbuzzer: BSG Chemie Leipzig is the new operator of the Alfred-Kunze-Sportpark , accessed on July 17, 2014
- BSG Chemie again front runner , Leipzig TV , March 3, 2015
- BSG Chemie wins against bottom of the table Post Dresden . Oschatzer General Newspaper.
- Final 2014/15 on fussball.de, accessed on August 11, 2015
- Traditional club in the upper league. MDR.DE. June 18, 2016. Retrieved July 10, 2016.
- sportbuzzer.de: Chemie wins against Halle - VfL with third defeat in a row. August 26, 2016. Retrieved August 26, 2016 .
- MDR: Chemie Leipzig - Babelsberg report. August 7, 2017, archived from the original on September 12, 2017 ; accessed on August 30, 2017 .
- Detlev Schröter: Fußballstadt , p. 101.
- Change in the board of directors of BSG Chemie Leipzig - President and junior manager resign , lvz.de
- Chemie-Leipzig.de: Contact