BSG Wismut Gera

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BSG Wismut Gera
Basic data
Surname Ballsportgemeinschaft
Wismut Gera e. V.
Seat Gera , Thuringia
founding 2007
First soccer team
Head coach Marcus Villages
Venue Stadium on the footbridge
Places 7,000;
Friendship Stadium :
league Thuringian League
2018/19 10th place ( Oberliga NOFV-Süd )

The BSG Wismut Gera ( Ballsportgemeinschaft Wismut Gera ) is a football club from Gera in Thuringia . It emerged in 2009 from FV Gera Süd, which previously came into being in 2007 from the merger of the soccer clubs FC Blau-Weiß Gera and Geraer KFC Dynamos with the soccer department of 1. SV Gera. The latter was the successor club of the former company sports association (BSG) Wismut Gera.

Club development

In 1922 a new club called SpVgg Gera 04 was created from a merger between the general gymnastics community Gera and the 1st VfR Gera. On November 27, 1936, SC Concordia Gera-Reuss joined the club, which from then on under the name SV Gera 04 started. This attracted national attention with his soccer team by participating in the Gauliga Mitte .

The SV Gera was finally dissolved after the Second World War in the course of 1945, like all sports clubs in the Soviet occupation zone. The loosely organized sports community Gera-Pforten was founded to continue the sports business and was transferred to the company sports community (BSG) Gera-Süd in 1949 . On October 7, 1950, the BSG merged with the BSG RFT Gera to form BSG Mechanik Gera. In the course of the introduction of the central sports associations , the name was changed to BSG Motor Gera on May 1, 1951. On March 29, 1953, the BSG was taken over by the SDAG Wismut as the new sponsoring company and then took on the name Wismut Gera. In addition to handball, swimming and boxing, soccer played the main role in the BSG. The boxing section, which was oriented towards competitive sports with Ulli Wegner among others , was spun off on November 29, 1973 and merged with the cycling section of the SG Dynamo Gera-Mitte to form SG Wismut Gera .

After the political change , the sponsorship of the SDAG was discontinued in 1990 and members of the football section of the previous BSG founded the new football club (FSV) Wismut Gera. On July 1, 1993, it was renamed 1. SV Gera. In 2003 the association had to file for bankruptcy. On May 24, 2007, the Gera football clubs FC Blau-Weiß Gera and Gera Dynamos as well as the football department of 1. SV Gera decided to merge on July 1, 2007 to form the new FV Gera Süd. The other departments of 1. SV Gera were retained. On June 3, 2009 the club decided to rename itself to Ballsportgemeinschaft (BSG) Wismut Gera.

Development of the sport of football

Before and after World War II

SV Gera 04 made its first national appearance when it played in the Gauliga Mitte from 1939 to 1943 , the top German soccer division at the time. Already in his first season in 1939/40 he achieved his best ranking with fourth place. The SG Gera-Pforten took part in the Thuringian soccer championship in 1948/49 and took 5th place out of eight teams in season 1. The successor community SG Gera-Süd took part in the East Zone Cup competition in 1949 and reached the first FDGB soccer cup final . There the Geraer in Halle (Saale) were defeated by BSG Waggonbau Dessau with 0: 1. Thereafter, Gera-Süd was one of the founding teams of the German Sports Committee for the Soviet occupation zone , the top football league and reached 11th place among 14 teams in the first season of 1949/50. After four years of membership, the Gera team rose - from 1950 as BSG Motor and starting from 1953 as BSG bismuth - after the 1952/53 season as bottom of the league from the league.

Regular 1949–1953
(number of missions in brackets)
Siegfried Offrem (87) - Bringfried Müller (51), Fritz Zergiebel (81) - Georg Buschner (84), Kurt Golde (67), Max Wollenschläger (51) - Horst Freitag (90), Harry Frey (91), Herbert Pätzold (83), Manfred Kaiser (96), Horst Menge (73)
Oberliga regular eleven 1966/67
Dieter Kühne (14) - Michael Strempel (19), Rainer Hermus (14), Rudi Bätz (20), - Hilmar Feetz (22), Dieter Fischer (18) - Ulrich Egerer (17), Harald Krause (17), Hans -Jürgen Albrecht (11), Peter Richter (25), Otto Skrowny (21)
Oberliga regular eleven 1977/78
Ulrich Kühn (18) - Matthias Blaseck (15) - Hans-Jürgen Kliemank (21), Gerhard Hoppe (21), Dieter Schirrmeister (19) - Matthias Kaiser (26), Harald Irmscher (26), Dieter Markfeld (20) - Gerd Struppert (22), Udo Korn (22), Werner Schorrig (19)
GDR league game August 1989:
Wismut Gera (orange) - Motor Suhl (4: 1)

Between second and first class in the GDR

Until 1966 Gera played in the second-rate GDR league and mostly placed in the midfield. Only when two talented soccer players, Michael Strempel and Otto Skrowny, joined BSG Wismut, did they return to the top division in the summer of 1966. However, coach Manfred Kaiser did not succeed in forming a homogeneous team, and for hardly any player did he find a permanent position in the long term. With only four wins and 18 defeats, Gera had to relegate again after only one year. Another ten seasons followed in the GDR league, in which Wismut was mostly to be found in the top field. 1974 with the upper league experienced Gerhard Hoppe and 1975 additionally with the former league player Gerd Struppert failed the team still in the promotion round to the league. With the 41-time national player Harald Irmscher , however, the promotion to the league was achieved again in 1977. The league season 1977/78 was a disaster again, this time with only one win (1-0 away at Wismut Aue) but 21 defeats, the BSG Wismut rose again after a year. Two more times, in 1980 and 1983, Wismut unsuccessfully reached the promotion round, after which a downward trend began with the lowest point in 12th place in 1986. In the summer of 1990, the previous BSG Wismut was converted into FSV Wismut Gera and entered the last season of the GDR league. This finished the Geraer with the 6th place in the season B.

In the East German football Cup bismuth Gera and its predecessors Communities was represented in all 40 contests. In addition to participating in the finals in 1949, Gera reached the quarter-finals in the 1968/69 competition, where there was a 3: 5 defeat against the league club FC Karl-Marx-Stadt. In addition, the round of 16 was reached five times.

In the DFB game operation

With the first season under DFB direction, the FSV Wismut Gera was included in the then third-class Oberliga Nordost . In 1996, the successor club 1. SV Gera rose to the then fifth-class Thuringia regional league (later renamed the Thuringian league ). In the 1999/2000 season there was another interlude in the league, after the bankruptcy in 2003 the club had to start over in the district league. FV Gera-Süd, founded in 2007, was promoted to the now sixth-class Thuringian league under coach Udo Korn in 2008 .

In 2013 and 2015, the club had opportunities for promotion to the fifth-class Oberliga Nordost . In the first case, the club announced in March that it did not want to make use of its promotion rights to the league. In 2015 he then exercised the right of promotion. This was followed by four years in the major league with fourth place in the 2016/17 season as the best result. After the 2018/19 season , the club refrained from participating in the NOFV Oberliga, so that it will be back in the Thuringia League in the 2019/20 season.

Women's soccer

The women's team of BSG Wismut Gera played in the 2010/11 season together with the team of 1. FC Gera 03 as SG Gera also in the association league. In April 2011, the women's team of the previous SG Gera was spun off as a separate club FFC Gera and has been participating in the game under this name since the beginning of the 2011/12 season.

Logo history


The BSG Wismut Gera uses the municipal stadium on the footbridge with 7,500 standing and 450 seats. It is located in the south of the city on federal highway 92 . Before the merger, it was the home of FC Blau-Weiß. During the GDR era it was called Arthur-Becker-Stadion and in the 1950s it was the home of what was then BSG Wismut before it moved to the larger Stadium of Friendship .


Football coach from 1949 to 1991

(1) in bold: Oberliga trainer
(2) from 1956 to 1960 calendar year season

GDR national soccer player from Gera

Until the 1970s, Gera was the starting point or end of the line for former or later GDR national players in other communities or clubs:

Bundesliga professionals from Gera

  • Carsten Klee (FC Carl Zeiss Jena, SpVgg Greuther Fürth, SSV Reutlingen, FC Hansa Rostock)
  • Karsten Böttcher (FC Carl Zeiss Jena, FC Rot-Weiß Erfurt, Vestenbergsgreuth)
  • Tobias Werner (FC Carl Zeiss Jena, FC Augsburg, VfB Stuttgart, 1. FC Nuremberg)
  • Christian Hauser (FC Carl Zeiss Jena, Dynamo Dresden)
  • Florian Trinks (SV Werder Bremen, SpVgg Greuther Fürth)

Web links

Commons : BSG Wismut Gera  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Hartmut Gerlach: Play year at state level will not be extended. Retrieved June 3, 2017 .