BSG Wismut Aue

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Name history
year Surname
BSG Pneumatics Aue
BSG Zentra Wismut Aue
BSG Wismut Aue

The BSG Wismut Aue was a company sports association from Aue in the former district of Karl-Marx-Stadt . An association of the same name has existed since March 4, 2019, which refers to the tradition of the BSG.

Organizational development

After the Second World War , all sports clubs in the Soviet occupation zone were dissolved at the instigation of the Soviet occupying power . In the summer of 1945, the Aue Sports Group, or SG Aue for short, was founded in order to give athletes the opportunity to hold approved sports competitions within narrow regional boundaries. The SG Aue continued the soccer tradition of the SV Aue and initially only participated in soccer competitions. On August 3, 1948, the official founding of the Aue sports community was decided in the friendship café . After the German Sports Committee had decided to introduce company sports associations in the eastern zone in 1948 , Pneumatikwerk Aue took over the existing sports association and converted it into the BSG Pneumatik Aue on September 24, 1949. In the summer of 1950 the Soviet joint stock company (SAG) Wismut took over the BSG as a sponsoring company and its name was changed to BSG Zentra Wismut Aue. A year later the name was shortened to BSG Wismut Aue. In the course of its existence, the BSG founded numerous sports sections, of which the football, handball and wrestling sections were the most successful.

On November 6, 1954, the BSG Wismut Aue suffered a setback because the football department of the company sports association was delegated to the newly founded SC Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt . After the sports club was dissolved in 1963, the football department, which continued to play in Aue as a member of SC Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt, returned to BSG Wismut Aue.

When the system of company sports associations collapsed after the political change in 1989 , the BSG Wismut Aue disintegrated into several registered associations . For example in FC Wismut Aue (later renamed FC Erzgebirge Aue ) or in the Erzgebirge handball club Aue .

Football section

BSG Bismut until 1954

The footballers formed the most successful sports section of the BSG Wismut. Between 1951 and 1990 she was continuously represented in the GDR Oberliga , which no other team succeeded in doing besides her. It produced several national players and had its greatest successes between 1954 and 1963 when it was affiliated with SC Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt.

In 1946/47, SG Aue took part in the championships, which were held for the first time at district level, and competed in the Erzgebirge football district. In the 1947/48 season, the district championships were canceled prematurely, the teams from Lauter and Aue, which were in the top two places, were classified as promoted to the district league of West Saxony. There the SG Aue was fourth out of twelve teams in 1948/49. For the 1949/50 season, soccer games in the eastern zone were restructured, five state classes were set up under the top division soccer league (later GDR Oberliga ), and the now reorganized BSG Pneumatik Aue was integrated into the state soccer class Saxony . There she reached second place in the West season and thus qualified for the newly founded second-rate GDR league for the 1950/51 season . In the meantime renamed to Zentra Wismut, the Auer team reached first place in the southern season and was promoted to the GDR league. With 18 goals, Armin Günther and Gerhard Hänsicke became top scorer in the GDR league. The later national players Karl Wolf and Siegfried Wolf belonged to the player base of the newcomer .

In their first league season, the BSG Wismut reached 7th place out of 19 teams in 1951/52 and produced another potential national player with Willy Tröger . The season 1952/53 ended the BSG tied with SG Dynamo Dresden at the top of the table. A playoff had to decide the championship. The decision game on July 5, 1953 in East Berlin's Walter Ulbricht Stadium in Dynamo Dresden decided 3-2 after extra time. In the 1953/54 season , the BSG Wismut reached fourth place and provided the top scorer in Heinz Satrapa , who, however , had to share his success with Siegfried Vollrath from Erfurt with 21 goals .

SC Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt

On November 6, 1954, the central sports association Wismut founded the SC Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt as its center of excellence . For this purpose it was planned that the soccer section of the BSG Wismut Aue would be integrated into the sports club. After protests by the BSG general assembly and the Aue population, the Wismut sports association agreed to allow the football teams to continue playing in the Auer Erzgebirgsstadion (see fuwo 1954/45 p. 4). Auer footballers experienced their most successful period under the name SC Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt. They were three times GDR champions (1956, 1957, 1959) and won the GDR soccer cup in 1955 . In 1959, SC Wismut made it to the quarter-finals in the European Cup . During the time at the sports club, five other national players developed in Aue, among them Dieter Erler and Manfred Kaiser , the successful midfield team of that time. On July 1, 1963, SC Wismut merged with SC Motor Karl-Marx-Stadt to form the new SC Karl-Marx-Stadt. Since the SC Motor brought in its own soccer section, the Auer soccer players got their independence back and rejoined the BSG Wismut Aue.

BSG Wismut from 1963

After the end of the 1962/63 season , the previous regular players Dieter Erler and Albrecht Müller stayed at SC Karl-Marx-Stadt and the previous top performers such as Siegfried Wolf (37), Manfred Kaiser (34) and Bringfried Müller (32) were in Aue getting on in years. This meant that the BSG Wismut could no longer build on the good performance of SC Wismut in the 1963/64 season and also afterwards. After tenth place in 1964, Wismut Aue achieved the best placement in 1985 and 1987 with fourth place. In most seasons, the team ended up in the lower third of the league table. Wismut Aue was the best company sports community of the season five times, and the Auer supporters eight times had the satisfaction that their team finished the season ahead of their district rivals SC / FC Karl-Marx-Stadt.

With fourth places in 1985 and 1987, Wismut Aue qualified twice for the UEFA Cup . 1985/86 they were eliminated against the then Soviet team Dnepr Dnepropetrovsk in the first round (1: 3, 1: 2). 1987/88 Aue came after two draws (0-0 and 1-1) against Valur Reykjavík from Iceland in the second round, where a 1-0 home win against the Albanian representative Flamurtari Vlora was not enough, because Aue lost in the second leg 0: 2.

In the GDR soccer cup , Wismut reached the semi-finals in 1964/65 , 1974/75 and 1988/89, and also three times the quarter-finals. In 1989 they lost 1: 2 at home in a duel between the district rivals FC Karl-Marx-Stadt. The low point of the cup history was the elimination in 1986 in the first main round against the second-rate team from Dynamo Eisleben .

After 1963, Wismut Aue produced four national players. Jörg Weißflog was able to book the most international matches between 1984 and 1988 with 15 appointments, while Bernhard Konik, Steffen Krauss and Harald Mothes each played one international match.

The last season in GDR football played the BSG Wismut Aue in 1989/90, which was ended from February 1990 by the newly founded FC Wismut Aue . 29 players were used who achieved only five wins and eight draws in the 26 league games, but had to accept 13 defeats. With the negative goal difference of 25:36, the Auer team landed on the penultimate place in the table and, as the longest-standing league representative, had to be relegated after 40 seasons. FC Wismut continued to play in the second-rate Northeast League in 1990/91 .


* at SC Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt

League and cup balance

season League level league space Gates Points Audience Ø FDGB Cup
1950/51 2 GDR League 01 50:15 27- 09 05,556 not carried out
1951/52 1 Oberliga 07th 75:62 40-32 09,778 not qualified
1952/53 1 Oberliga 02 57:48 38-26 10,719 1952–1954
1st round
1953/54 1 Oberliga 04th 59:42 33-23 11,000
1954/55 1 Oberliga 02 62:38 33-19 14,000 Cup winners
1955 1 Oberliga 01 30:13 20- 06 14,000 not carried out
1956 1 Oberliga 01 53:21 38-14 11,462 Semifinals
1957 1 Oberliga 01 49:28 36-16 09,038 Round of 16
1958 1 Oberliga 04th 43:32 28-24 05,331 Quarter finals
1959 1 Oberliga 01 44:25 39-13 07,500 Cup final
1960 1 Oberliga 05 40:32 30-22 05,269 Semifinals
1961/62 1 Oberliga 06th 60:48 40-38 05,053 Round of 16
1962/63 1 Oberliga 04th 43:42 28-24 05,815 Quarter finals
1963/64 1 Oberliga 10 23:32 23-29 08,385 3rd round
1964/65 1 Oberliga 09 23:36 24-28 06,385 Semifinals
1965/66 1 Oberliga 06th 33:33 28-24 07,808 Quarter finals
1966/67 1 Oberliga 09 45:43 26-26 08,077 2nd round
1967/68 1 Oberliga 11 32:40 22-30 09,077 Round of 16
1968/69 1 Oberliga 09 33:31 25-27 12,385 Round of 16
1969/70 1 Oberliga 07th 31:34 27-25 09,462 Round of 16
1970/71 1 Oberliga 11 30:36 21-31 09.231 Round of 16
1971/72 1 Oberliga 10 34:46 23-29 09.115 Quarter finals
1972/73 1 Oberliga 11 27:46 20-32 06,769 2nd round
1973/74 1 Oberliga 11 29:38 22-30 07,000 Round of 16
1974/75 1 Oberliga 12 24:43 21-31 08,154 Semifinals
1975/76 1 Oberliga 06th 30:35 27-25 08,692 2nd round
1976/77 1 Oberliga 10 27:45 22-30 09,731 2nd round
1977/78 1 Oberliga 11 22:47 22-30 08,231 2nd round
1978/79 1 Oberliga 11 34:49 19-33 06,923 2nd round
1979/80 1 Oberliga 09 26:42 20-32 09,500 2nd round
1980/81 1 Oberliga 12 34:60 18-34 10.308 Round of 16
1981/82 1 Oberliga 10 33:48 23-29 12,538 2nd round
1982/83 1 Oberliga 10 30:45 20-32 11,692 Round of 16
1983/84 1 Oberliga 08th 28:34 25-27 12,231 Quarter finals
1984/85 1 Oberliga 04th 38:33 32-20 12,077 Round of 16
1985/86 1 Oberliga 11 31:40 24-28 09,462 2nd round
1986/87 1 Oberliga 04th 40:26 32-20 11,715 1 round
1987/88 1 Oberliga 10 24:34 23-29 08,646 Round of 16
1988/89 1 Oberliga 07th 35:35 28-24 10,646 Semifinals
1989/90 1 Oberliga 13 25:36 18-34 09,700 2nd round
  • Ascension / Master
  • as SC Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt
  • descent
  • Venue

    Before 1950, the municipal stadium in Aue was the home of the Auer footballers. This stadium was opened on May 27, 1928 and was replaced by a new stadium at the same location because of the possible promotion to the GDR league in the 1949/50 season. It was opened on August 20, 1950 in the presence of the eponymous GDR Prime Minister Otto Grotewohl with a friendly game. The match between BSG Zentra Wismut Aue and BSG Waggonbau Dessau ended in a 3-3 draw.

    On October 10, 1984, the stadium in Aue once served as the venue for the GDR national team . In this game, the team of national coach Bernd Stange met Algeria for the third time and won the game 5: 2. Jörg Weißflog was the only Auer player to play in the second half.

    Successor club

    New establishment in 2019

    Logo of the new BSG Wismut Aue

    On March 4, 2019, the BSG Wismut Aue eV was founded in Aue. The former Aue player Holger Hasse became the first president . The club sees itself as the traditional successor to the old BSG, but does not want to compete with FC Erzgebirge Aue , which also refers to the tradition of BSG Wismut Aue. For the 2019/20 season, the club registered a team for the 2nd district class.

    Handball section

    The handball players of the BSG Wismut Aue played in the top handball division of the GDR from 1961 to 1990. The men were most successful in indoor handball. In 1961 you were Karl-Marx-Städter district champion and qualified for the league in the promotion round. Strengthened by the national player Reiner Leonhardt , the newcomer reached fourth place in his season in 1961/62 and was also the best company sports club there. With a relegation-related season (1966/67) the indoor team played in the handball league until 1990. Your best placement was BSG Wismut 1962/63 with second place. You could assert yourself as the best BSG 13 times, mostly in a duel with the BSG Post Schwerin . On the field, the bismuth men played in the top league from 1961 to 1967. With fourth place they achieved their best placement in the 1962/63 season. In addition to Reiner Leonhardt, the 114-time national player also played for BSG Wismut Aue in the 1960s and 1970s.

    The handball women of BSG Wismut only played a brief guest role in the higher leagues. They rose in 1967 to the second-rate indoor handball league, where they achieved their best placement in the league in 1967/68 with fourth place. After four more midfield places, the Bismut women rose again in 1967 from the Hall League. Field handball championships were held for the last time in 1967. For women, the championship was held in cup mode. The preliminary round was held with 34 teams, for which the BSG Wismut Aue had also qualified. Since they were only fifth in their group of eight teams, the BSG Wismut was eliminated before the quarter-finals.

    In the autumn of 1990 the handball section left the company sports community and founded an independent club, the EHV Wismut Aue .

    Wrestling section

    In 1957 the wrestling section of the BSG Wismut Aue-Ost, which had been founded in 1952, joined the BSG Wismut Aue. In the same year, the wrestlers rose in the second-rate wrestling GDR league, in 1958 in the league. After that, the wrestlers of the BSG Wismut were among the most successful wrestling teams in the GDR until the 1970s. 21 GDR team titles and five GDR Cup victories were achieved, as well as 16 individual titles each in the free-play discipline. The bismuth wrestler Horst Czech (5 individual titles) Siegried Epperlein (3) won the most successful wrestlers from Aue. After the two-time GDR champion Jürgen Wondra won the last men's championship for Wismut Aue in 1971, numerous titles were won in the youth field. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Wrestling Section joined FC Wismut Aue.


    • German sport echo . Years 1949–1990. ISSN  0323-8628
    • DSFS (Ed.): GDR Chronicle - GDR Football 1949–1991. Berlin 2011.
    • Kjell Riedel: The power out of the shaft: FC Erzgebirge Aue on the way up . Chemnitzer Verlag, Chemnitz 2006, ISBN 3-937025-26-X .

    Individual evidence

    1. Hasse: "Want to let the tradition of the BSG Wismut live on". In: . March 5, 2019, accessed July 12, 2019 .
    2. BSG Wismut Aue is back. In: . July 12, 2019, accessed July 12, 2019 .
    3. BSG Wismut Aue returns to league operations. In: Free Press Annaberg. July 2, 2019, accessed July 12, 2019 .

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