BSG Chemie Leipzig (1997)

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BSG Chemie Leipzig
Club coat of arms of the BSG Chemie Leipzig
Basic data
Surname Company Sports Association Chemie Leipzig e. V.
Seat Leipzig , Saxony
founding July 16, 1997
Colours green white
Members 1751
CEO Frank Kuehne
First soccer team
Head coach Miroslav Jagatic
Venue Alfred Kunze Sports Park
Places 4999
league Regionalliga Northeast
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)

Fan curve of BSG Chemie Leipzig in the friendship and benefit game against Eintracht Frankfurt

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.

Athletic career

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 01. 158: 18 076 0378 spectators 2nd round
2009/10 2nd district class XI 01. 105: 19 074 0289 spectators 3rd round
2010/11 1st district class X 01. 099:27 079 0312 spectators 3rd round
2011/12 Saxony League VI 07th 054:33 047 1033 spectators 3rd main round
2012/13 Saxony League VI 14th 036:46 029 0677 spectators 2nd main round
2013/14 District League Saxony North VII 01. 056:17 060 0856 spectators Round of 16
2014/15 Saxony League VI 03. 054:29 056 1237 spectators 3rd main round
2015/16 Saxony League VI 01. 068:30 060 1393 spectators 3rd main round
2016/17 NOFV-Oberliga V 01. 069:21 071 1819 spectators Quarter finals
2017/18 Regionalliga Northeast IV 16. 021:51 035 2691 spectators Cup winners
2018/19 NOFV-Oberliga V 01. 063:25 069 2796 spectators Quarter finals 2nd main round
2019/20 Regionalliga Northeast IV 12 1 020:26 023 3072 spectators Round of 16
2020/21 Regionalliga Northeast IV
1The 2019/20 season of the Regionalliga Nordost was canceled in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic on June 5, 2020 after the game had been interrupted since the 25th matchday. The BSG Chemie had played 23 season games by then and was in 12th place in the table at the time of the cancellation as well as according to the quotient rule used by the NOFV for the final placement.

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 02. 73:38 58 1 round
2013/14 City League Leipzig VIII 13. 31:62 24 Round of 16
2014/15 City League Leipzig VIII 04th 51:43 50 3rd round
2015/16 City League Leipzig VIII 02. 68:42 57 3rd round
2016/17 City League Leipzig VIII 05. 57:49 49 3rd round
2017/18 City League Leipzig VIII 04th 86:50 58 2nd round
2018/19 City League Leipzig VIII 02. 78:23 63 Vice cup winner
2019/20 City League Leipzig VIII 02. 1 24:18 37 2nd round
2020/21 City League Leipzig VIII
1The 2019/20 season of the Leipzig City League was canceled in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic on June 4, 2020 after the game had been interrupted since the 18th matchday. The second team of BSG Chemie had played 18 season games by then and was in 1st place in the table at the time of the cancellation, but the city association FVSL used the quotient rule for the evaluation of the season, according to which it only took 2nd place .

Squad of the 2020/21 season

As of August 29, 2020

goal Defense midfield attack
01 GermanyGermany Benjamin Bellot 07/30/1990
31 CanadaCanada FranceFrance Julien Latendresse-Levesque 02/27/1991
03 GermanyGermany Stefan Karau (C)Captain of the crew 02/09/1986
04th GermanyGermany Manuel Wajer 12/27/1994
11 GermanyGermany Lucas Surek 03/03/1997
13 GermanyGermany Benjamin Schmidt 01/14/1990
28 GermanyGermany Burim Halili 04/28/1998
29 GermanyGermany Tom Muller 05/29/2001
36 GermanyGermany Denny Krahl 05/11/1991
05 GermanyGermany Bjorn Nikolajewski 11/29/2000
06th GermanyGermany Andy Wendschuch 04/11/1988
07th GermanyGermany Alexander Bury 11/22/1991
08th GermanyGermany Tarik Reinhard 10/27/1999
09 GermanyGermany GhanaGhana Morgan Fassbender 10/18/1998
18th GermanyGermany Philipp Wendt 02/28/1997
19th GermanyGermany Max Kessler 01/20/1999
23 GermanyGermany Pascal Pannier 11/01/1998
26th GermanyGermany Benjamin Boltze 06/24/1986
27 GermanyGermany Florian Schmidt 03/04/1990
11 GermanyGermany Congo Democratic RepublicDemocratic Republic of Congo Stephané Mvibudulu 05/18/1993
17th Czech RepublicCzech Republic Tomáš Petráček 08/17/1993
20th GermanyGermany Florian Kirstein 08/03/1995
21st GermanyGermany Benjamin Luis 08/05/1999


1together with VSG Altglienicke .
2together with SV Lichtenberg 47 .

Successes of the previous clubs BSG Chemie Leipzig (1950–1990) and FC Sachsen Leipzig (1990–2011)

The championship eleven from 1964 in the Alfred-Kunze-Sportpark
Wall painting at the entrance of the Bruno-Plache-Stadium , the home ground of 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig (2013). The year 1964 was obviously attached by chemistry fans in memory of the sensational championship title of the same year and to provoke the city rival.

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.

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.

No. date home Result Away competition
103 November 13, 2016 BSG Chemie Leipzig 1997.png BSG Chemie Leipzig 0: 1 a.d. 1. FC Lok Logo.gif 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig Sachsenpokal 2016/17 , quarter-finals
104 29th July 2017 BSG Chemie Leipzig 1997.png BSG Chemie Leipzig 0: 1 1. FC Lok Logo.gif 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig Regionalliga Nordost 2017/18 , 1st matchday
105 22nd November 2017 1. FC Lok Logo.gif 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig 0-0 BSG Chemie Leipzig 1997.png BSG Chemie Leipzig Regionalliga Nordost 2017/18, 18th matchday
106 15th December 2018 BSG Chemie Leipzig 1997.png BSG Chemie Leipzig 0: 1 1. FC Lok Logo.gif 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig Sachsenpokal 2018/19 , quarter-finals
107 October 6, 2019 BSG Chemie Leipzig 1997.png BSG Chemie Leipzig 2-0 1. FC Lok Logo.gif 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig Regionalliga Nordost 2019/20 , 11th matchday


Surname From To Others
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 07th 03 Player-coach
2 René Behring July 1, 2011 May 29, 2012 13 05 09
3 Steffen Hammermüller May 29, 2012 April 19, 2013 06th 05 10
4th Gregor Schoenecker April 19, 2013 June. 17.2013 03 03 06th ad interim
5 André Schönitz June. 17.2013 December 8, 2015 45 10 15th
6th Hans-Jürgen Weiss December 8, 2015 January 21, 2016 01 00 00 ad interim
7th Dietmar Demuth January 21, 2016 4th December 2018 48 23 23
8th Christian Sobottka 4th December 2018 January 7, 2019 01 00 00 ad interim
9 Miroslav Jagatic January 7, 2019 16 15th 09

As of August 30, 2020

1 Record (wins, draws and losses) in championship games.


Web links

Individual evidence

  1. BSG Chemie Leipzig e. V .: Mission statement . Website of the BSG Chemie Leipzig. Retrieved March 12, 2015.
  2. [1] . Website of the BSG Chemie Leipzig. Retrieved September 4, 2018.
  3. ^ Website of the BSG Chemie Leipzig. ( Memento from June 25, 2001 in the Internet Archive )
  4. Jens Wagner: Candles burn for victory . In: Sachsen Kurier . March 31, 2001.
  5. Our help for chemistry! . In: Sachsen Kurier . August 11, 2001.
  6. ^ Website of the BSG Chemie Leipzig. ( Memento from January 3, 2008 in the Internet Archive )
  7. ^ Bastian Pauly: Chemistry, an affair of the heart . November 3, 2008. Retrieved March 12, 2015.
  8. CHEMISTRY, CHEMISTRY, ONLY CHEMISTRY . July 31, 2008. Retrieved March 12, 2015.
  9. Ansgar Spiertz: VfB Sangerhausen vs. Saxony Leipzig 1: 1 . Retrieved March 12, 2015.
  10. The Leipzig football scene: Krasses Herzblut , taz , April 9, 2009
  11. ^ BSG Chemie Leipzig From ball sports to company sports community , Mitteldeutsche Zeitung, January 31, 2013
  12. BSC: All or Nothing , Free Press , September 20, 2014
  13. Leipzig Derby canceled for fear of rioting: Voluntary surrender , 11 friends, August 30, 2013
  14. Brutal police operation after soccer game: Witnesses undesirable , Spiegel Online , October 25, 2013
  15. Leipzig police officer convicted of bodily harm in office , Leipziger Volkszeitung , February 11, 2016
  16. 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.
  17. LVZ-Sportbuzzer: BSG Chemie Leipzig is the new operator of the Alfred-Kunze-Sportpark , accessed on July 17, 2014
  18. BSG Chemie again front runner , Leipzig TV , March 3, 2015
  19. BSG Chemie wins against bottom of the table Post Dresden . Oschatzer General Newspaper.
  20. Final table 2014/15 on, accessed on August 11, 2015
  21. ^ Traditional club in the upper league. MDR.DE. June 18, 2016. Retrieved July 10, 2016.
  22. Chemie wins against Halle - VfL with third defeat in a row. August 26, 2016. Retrieved August 26, 2016 .
  23. ^ MDR: Chemie Leipzig - Babelsberg report. August 7, 2017, archived from the original on September 12, 2017 ; accessed on August 30, 2017 .
  29. Detlev Schröter: Fußballstadt , p. 101.
  30. Change in the board of directors of BSG Chemie Leipzig - President and junior manager resign ,
  31. Contact