BSG Stahl Riesa

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BSG Stahl Riesa
Bsg stahl riesa logo.png
Basic data
Surname Ball sports community Stahl Riesa e. V.
Seat Riesa , Saxony
founding March 31, 2003
(as TSV Stahl Riesa)
Board Bernd Kalies
Olaf Sachse
Dominic Neitzsch
Ronald Kühne
First soccer team
Head coach Karsten Oswald
Venue Feralpi arena
Places 4,000 (including 100 seats)
league Saxony League
Saxony League 2019/20 16th place

The ball sports community Stahl Riesa is a football club from Riesa in Saxony . Today's BSG Stahl Riesa was re-established in 2003 as TSV Stahl Riesa. It sees itself in the tradition of the football departments of the Riesaer SV from the time of the German Empire, the BSG Stahl Riesa from the time of the GDR and the 2003 dissolved FC Stahl Riesa 98.


Due to numerous mergers as well as the upheavals caused by the Second World War and a bankruptcy case, the history of BSG Stahl Riesa and the sports communities in whose tradition the club sees itself is very complex.

1903–1945: Riesaer SV and its predecessors

On March 28, 1903, former members of GV Lätitia Riesa founded FC Riesa. The club was renamed FC 1903 Riesa in May 1904 and Riesaer SC on January 21, 1906. After its dissolution in autumn 1907, it was re-established as VfB Riesa on January 1, 1908 and renamed Riesaer SV on December 18, 1908.

The FC Wettin Riesa, founded in 1909 by former members of the ATV Riesa, was affiliated to the Riesaer SV on July 6, 1917.

The Riesaer SV was promoted to the Gauliga Sachsen for the first time in 1936 , at that time the top division in Germany. Although the club rose again after only one season, but managed to rise again in 1940. During this time, the club produced a national player, Willi Arlt, who was just 17 . With the end of the Second World War , Riesaer SV was banned and dissolved.

1945–1990: BSG Stahl Riesa and its predecessors

Logos of the predecessor clubs , to which today's ball sports association Stahl Riesa refers (from left): Riesaer SV, BSG Stahl Riesa (old logo, identical to the logo of the sports association Stahl ), BSG Stahl Riesa (logo from the 1960s to 1990), BSG Chemie Riesa , Riesaer SV Blau-Weiß, FC Stahl Riesa 98 and TSV Stahl Riesa.

Since during the time of the Soviet occupation the formation of sports communities was initially only possible at the municipal level, SG Riesa was founded in 1945. In the course of the reorganization of company sports on a production basis, the BSG Stahlwerk Riesa was created on September 1, 1948, a company sports association , which the sports association formed in 1945 joined the following year.

Thomas Doll (left) from BFC Dynamo in a duel with Sven Kretzschmar from Riesa, 1987

On April 1, 1950, the BSG steelworks was renamed BSG Stahl Riesa, as it belonged to the steel sports association . When so-called sports clubs were formed in 1954 in the GDR as a focus of performance, the football section of BSG Stahl had to join the new SC Stahl Riesa. When the sports club was dissolved three years later, it was reintegrated into BSG Stahl.

1963 succeeded the promotion from the third class II. DDR -Liga to the second highest division and at the end of the DDR-Liga season 1967/68 made Stahl Riesa after a 3-0 victory at activist Karl-Marx Zwickau for the first time the promotion to the highest Major League DDR-Oberliga perfect.

Overall, Stahl Riesa played sixteen seasons in the top division of the GDR between 1968 and 1988 , mostly against relegation. The best placement was achieved in 1974/75 with the sixth place, with which the Riesaers just missed qualifying for the UEFA Cup .

1990–2003: FC Stahl Riesa 98 and its predecessors

After the reunification in the GDR , the BSG Stahl Riesa was renamed SV Stahl Riesa e. V., from which today's SC Riesa emerged . The football department went into business on the same day and founded its own club called FC Stahl Riesa e. V. In November 1991, FC Stahl Riesa was renamed Riesaer SV, based on the example of the most successful Riesa football club from before 1945.

On July 1, 1995, Riesaer SV and SV Blau-Weiß Riesa merged to form Riesaer SV Blau-Weiß. The SV Blau-Weiss had emerged in 1990 by renaming from the BSG Robotron Riesa founded in 1978, the carrier operating the VEB Robotron electronics Riesa was.

Exactly three years later, on July 1, 1998, the next merger took place: This time Riesaer SV Blau-Weiß and SC Riesa-Röderau merged to form FC Stahl Riesa 98. Riesa-Röderau, for its part, counted the football departments of BSG Chemie Riesa, founded in 1948 as BSG Gummiwerk, as well as BSG Aufbau Riesa, founded in 1950, among its forerunners. In 2000 the FC Stahl Riesa 98 succeeded in being promoted to the NOFV-Oberliga Süd .

Two years later, however, insolvency proceedings were opened against Stahl Riesa , which ultimately led to the end of the first men's team and the dissolution of the club in 2003. The remaining teams and their starting rights in the respective leagues were taken over by SC Riesa without this becoming a legal successor to FC Stahl. This applies, among other things, to the second men's team of FC Stahl, which played in the district class until summer 2003 and started as the first team of SC Riesa in the same league from the following season.

Since 2003: TSV and BSG Stahl Riesa

The traditional sports club Stahl Riesa was founded on March 31, 2003. After starting in the lowest league (2nd district class ) and three consecutive promotions, TSV Stahl Riesa has played in the Dresden district class , season 4 since the 2006/07 season. After three years in the district class, TSV Stahl Riesa rose to the district league Dresden, where the team reached the runner-up in the 2010/11 season behind the Bischofswerdaer FV 08 and was thus integrated into the district league center, which was newly formed in summer 2011. There, the TSV finished third at the end of the 2011/12 season.

At an extraordinary general meeting in March 2012, it was unanimously decided that the club should be called Ball Sportgemeinschaft Stahl Riesa with immediate effect. The abbreviation is thus BSG Stahl Riesa and is a reminiscence of the Stahl Riesa company sports association from the time of the GDR, whose logo the club has been using since 2012. The teams ran for the first time in the 2012/13 season under the name BSG Stahl Riesa. The first men's team reached the district league championship in 2013 and rose to the sixth class Sachsenliga , in which they finished the first 2013/14 season with 12th place in the table. On July 1, 2014, SC Riesa dissolved its football department "in the interests of strengthening football in the region", which then completely joined BSG Stahl Riesa. Both football departments had seen each other in the tradition of BSG Stahl Riesa from the GDR era, which is now united.

The seasons 14/15 and 15/16 of the Sachsenliga closed Stahl Riesa each with 4th place. In the following years (until 2020) this success could not be repeated, but the class was held.


BSG Stahl Riesa - FC Karl-Marx-Stadt , stadium of the steelworkers "Ernst Grube", 1983

During the GDR era, the SC and BSG Stahl Riesa played their home games in the stadium of the steelworkers " Ernst Grube " (short: Ernst Grube Stadium ), which was handed over on May 29, 1955 with over 11,000 spectator seats. After being promoted to the GDR league, the stadium was expanded to a maximum capacity of 15,000 spectators in the summer of 1968. “Die Grube”, as the fans called the stadium, was the home ground of the then dissolved FC Stahl Riesa 98 until 2003 and remained unused for years. After years of vacancy and decay, the stadium is almost impossible to renovate. The cost of repairs would be at least three million euros, which the city does not want to invest. There is also no approval for the operation. A sports facility concept is to be drawn up in summer 2016 and the future of the “pit” is to be clarified. Building mayor Tilo Lindner sees no prospects for the venue and demolition is highly likely. A development with residential buildings and parking lots is favored as subsequent use.

In the first two years after the club was founded in 2003, TSV Stahl Riesa played its home games in the park stadium of SV Seerhausen in the Stauchitz district of Seerhausen , eight kilometers away , as there was no suitable venue in Riesa itself.

In the summer of 2004, the club leased the grounds of the stadium at Merzdorfer Park from the city and began extensive renovation and renovation work together with fans and players. On June 25, 2005, the new home ground was officially inaugurated on the occasion of a test match against city rivals SC Riesa in front of over 1000 spectators and was given the name Noodle Arena. Name sponsor is the pasta Riesa GmbH . At the beginning of 2016 the stadium was renamed the Stahl-Arena and in July 2017 the Feralpi-Arena.


On August 27, 2006, BSG Stahl Riesa set the German record for the longest series of competitive games without a defeat. On that day, the first men's team won 3-1 against SG Kesselsdorf under the old club name TSV Stahl and overtook the previous record holder, TSV Buchbach , with this 76th match without defeat . With 74 wins and two draws, the players scored 515 goals and conceded 50. With two more wins (3: 1 against SG Weixdorf and 1: 0 at Post SV Dresden ) the series could be expanded to 78 games without defeat, before the Riesa team on September 23, 2006 in a 0: 2 against SpVgg Grün-Weiß Coswig lost a point game for the first time.

Well-known former players

Well-known former coaches

Web links

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Individual evidence

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  2. pictures of the stadium from May 2016
  3. Out for Ernst-Grube-Stadion article from July 5, 2016
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