Dresdner SC

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Dresdner SC
Surname Dresdner Sportclub 1898 eV
Club colors Black and poppy red
Founded December 11, 1843
Place of foundation “City of Coblenz”, Dresden
Association headquarters Magdeburger Strasse 12
01067 Dresden
Members 4,002 (January 1, 2019)
Departments 11
Homepage dsc1898.de

The Dresdner Sport Club (officially: Dresdner Sportclub 1898 eV ) is a traditional sports club from Dresden , whose football department was successful in the first half of the 20th century and twice won the German football championship. Today he is best known for his women's volleyball team, which plays in the Bundesliga . The association has (as of January 1, 2019) 4,002 members.

The home ground of the club's football department, which plays in the 7th division (national class), is the Heinz-Steyer-Stadion .



The Dresdner SC was founded on April 30, 1898 in the restaurant of the Dresden hotel "Stadt Coblenz". The older root of today's DSC, however, is Dresdner TV, founded on December 11, 1843 as one of the first German sports clubs, which from 1865 called itself ATV Dresden. The earliest predecessor club of DSC football is the Dresden English Football Club , founded on March 18, 1874 , which was the world's first sports club outside of Great Britain to play football under the rules that are still valid today.

The most successful athletes in the first half of the 20th century were the track and field athletes with six world records by Rudolf Harbig , the boxers, the men's hockey team, the women's handball team and the men's soccer team, which became German soccer champions in 1943 and 1944 . Fistball, cycling, swimming, skiing and table tennis were also practiced in the Dresdner SC.

After the Second World War , the club was re-founded in 1945 as the Friedrichstadt Sports Association. This was followed by further renaming as well as the incorporation and outsourcing of departments in other associations. After the political change in the GDR , the Dresdner SC was allowed to be re-established on March 31, 1990. The following sports were practiced at the DSC and its predecessor and successor clubs in the second half of the 20th century: football, hockey, canoeing, chess, rowing, weightlifting, volleyball, handball, fistball, fencing, bowling, gymnastics, diving, swimming, Athletics, water polo, ice hockey, mountaineering, figure skating, speed skating, sports acrobatics, fitness sports, Taekwon-Do, health sports, golf, dance sports and table tennis. Individual athletes of the Dresdner SC have so far won 87 Olympic medals (44 × gold, 29 × silver, 14 × bronze) as well as several hundred world and European championships and countless national titles.

The most successful departments of the club at the moment are volleyball and diving.

A museum is planned and is currently present as an online museum.

Short chronicle

Historical club flag of the Dresdner SC
Coat of arms of the BSG Rotation Dresden

On December 11, 1843, the Dresden Turnverein (DTV) was founded, which in 1865 was renamed the General Turnverein (ATV) to Dresden. Englishmen living in Dresden founded the Dresden English Football Club on March 18, 1874. In January 1893, the football department of the Turnverein (TV) Löbtau founded in 1877 became independent as the New Dresden Football Club (NDFC). On April 30, 1898, the Dresden Sport Club (DSC) was founded by former members of the Dresden English FC and the New Dresdner FC. In 1945 the ATV Dresden and the Dresdner SC were banned and dissolved. While the ATV Dresden was not re-established under a different name, the Dresdner SC received a direct successor club with the Sportgemeinschaft (SG) Friedrichstadt. In April 1950 the SG Friedrichstadt was banned and dissolved. The competitive football department of SG Friedrichstadt was forced to join the company sports association of the United People's Own Enterprises (BSG VVB) Tabak Dresden . However, some of the former SG Friedrichstadt players only played one friendly game (according to other sources, two or three friendly games) under the name BSG VVB Tabak Dresden in May 1950. The majority of the competitive football department of the former SG Friedrichstadt joined Hertha BSC, where the 1950/51 season was played as Hertha BSC / DSC Berlin. Seven players moved on to TSG Heidelberg 1878 in July 1951, where they set up as Dresdner SC Heidelberg on April 30, 1952 . This club has been called Heidelberger SC since June 28, 1968. The majority of the football department, including almost the entire junior division, moved to the Mickten sports community in April 1950, which on May 1, 1950 became part of the Sachsenverlag Dresden company sports association. In August 1950 the renaming of the BSG Sachsenverlag Dresden took place in the company sports association (BSG) Rotation Dresden. The competitive football department of the BSG Rotation Dresden finally joined the Sports Club (SC) Einheit Dresden , founded on November 21, 1954, in December 1954 , which, as a new Dresden performance center, also took over the remains of the ATV Dresden, which had been banned since 1945, in February 1955. On January 6, 1966, the soccer department of SC Einheit Dresden became independent as the soccer game association (FSV) Lokomotive Dresden . After the political turning point, the Dresdner Sportclub (DSC) 1898 was founded on March 31, 1990, which was joined by the SC Einheit Dresden on April 19, 1990 and the FSV Lokomotive Dresden on July 1, 1990. For financial reasons, the Dresdner Sportclub (DSC) Fußball 98 was founded on December 2, 1998, and the football department of the Dresdner SC 1898 joined on February 1, 1999. Also for financial reasons, the Dresdner Sport Club (DSC) Friedrichstadt was founded on July 10, 2004, which, like the Dresdner SC Fußball 98, joined the Dresdner SC 1898 as a new football department on July 1, 2007.



The women's volleyball department of the club has played in the volleyball league since the 1997/98 season . Since then, the team has won the German championship five times (1999, 2007, 2014, 2015 and 2016), the DVV Cup five times (1999, 2002, 2010, 2016 and 2018) and the Challenge Cup (2010) at European level.


DSC team 1921
Program for the Tschammer Cup final in 1940

Beginnings until 1945

The greatest club successes of the DSC footballers were winning the German Cup (then Tschammerpokal ) in 1940 and 1941 and the German football championship in 1943 and 1944 . The Dresdner SC became the last all-German German champion before the end of the Second World War. In the club's own stadium, Ostragehege , up to 60,000 spectators followed the games of the consistently strongest Saxon team around national players Helmut Schön and Richard Hofmann and goalkeeper Willibald Kreß . During this time, Helmut Schön was the captain of the German national soccer team and scored 17 goals in 16 international matches. He later became national coach of the DFB selection (1964–1978).

season league Kl. space Gates Points
1933/34 Gauliga Saxony 1 1st place 76:21 34-6
1934/35 Gauliga Saxony 1 2nd place 53:18 26-10
1935/36 Gauliga Saxony 1 2nd place 38:17 25-11
1936/37 Gauliga Saxony 1 4th Place 31:27 20-16
1937/38 Gauliga Saxony 1 4th Place 46:26 23-13
1938/39 Gauliga Saxony 1 1st place 41:19 26-10
1939/40 Gauliga Saxony 1 1st place 39: 9 18-2
1940/41 Gauliga Saxony 1 1st place 126: 22 42-2
1941/42 Gauliga Saxony 1 2nd place 78:33 28-8
1942/43 Gauliga Saxony 1 1st place 136: 14 36-0
1943/44 Gauliga Saxony 1 1st place 102: 17 32-4
1944/45 Gauliga Saxony 1 - 23: 1 5-1

National football player of the DSC:

GDR time

After the end of the Second World War, all clubs were dissolved in accordance with the surrender provisions (see also the development of club football in the GDR ). Former members of the DSC then founded the SG Dresden-Friedrichstadt . In 1949 the team became Saxon champions and qualified for the 2nd East Zone Championship , in which they failed in the quarter-finals at Union Halle with 1: 2. In the 1949/50 season, the SG played in the GDR Oberliga. When the championship was lost in a controversial match against Horch Zwickau with a 1: 5 defeat on the last matchday, a large part of the team switched to Hertha BSC in West Berlin or TSG 78 in Heidelberg on the initiative of Helmut Schön . The rest of the team joined SG Mickten, which in the same year was renamed BSG Sachsenverlag, then BSG Rotation and finally in 1954 SC Einheit Dresden.

After 1990

After 40 years of political change and German reunification , it was possible to build on the great tradition of the Dresden Sports Club. On July 1, 1990, the separation of SC unit and FSV Lokomotive Dresden was reversed. In 1990 the DSC started in the district league, which was then the fourth highest division. Already in 1991 one rose to the state league Saxony. There they immediately became champions of Saxony and played in the third highest division, the amateur league, in 1992/93. In the period that followed, the DSC tried to advance further, but suffered a major setback. Due to the reorganization of the divisions and a catastrophic season, the sports club went down two leagues. In 1998, just in time for its 100th birthday, the club made the leap back into the third division. On December 2, 1998, for economic reasons, the football department broke away from the overall club Dresdner SC 1898 and founded the Dresdner SC Fußball 98 . In the third-class regional league they played two seasons and were runner-up in the 1999/00 season. In the same year, the club had to qualify for a new league to be introduced, this time with a positive outcome. The DSC rose to the new two-track regional league , while other well-known clubs missed the leap. After Dynamo Dresden slipped into fourth class, the DSC was even Dresden's number one in football for around two years. The flight of highs was short-lived: In the 2001/02 season, the DSC occupied a relegation place at the end of the season and only stayed in the regional league because of the forced relegation of 1. FC Magdeburg . In 2002/03, however, relegation had to be accepted. After relegation and the opening of bankruptcy proceedings, the DSC F98 played in the 2006/07 season in the Dresden district league, from which the club was relegated again after only one season. After the bankruptcy, the Dresdner SC Fußball 98 dissolved as an independent club and was reintegrated into the main club Dresdner Sportclub 1898 on July 1, 2007. From the 2007/08 season the DSC played in the Dresden district class (8th league, from 2011 city league). There, the team took 2nd place in the 2011/12 season and rose, since the table top Dynamo Dresden III renounced promotion, in the seventh-class district league East, later regional class East , from which they were relegated in 2018. In 2019 the direct rise was achieved.

Coat of arms of the Dresdner SC Fußball 98 from 1999 to 2007
season league Kl. space Gates Points
1990/91 District League 4th 01st place 101: 23 53-7
1991/92 National league 4th 01st place 81:20 48-4
1992/93 Oberliga 3 09th place 36:42 29-35
1993/94 Oberliga 3 16th place 21:51 18-42
1994/95 National league 5 01st place 59:18 42-10
1995/96 Oberliga 4th 04th Place 52:29 54
1996/97 Oberliga 4th 02nd place 58:20 62
1997/98 Oberliga 4th 01st place 61:21 64
1998/99 Regional league 3 13th place 31:51 36
1999/2000 Regional league 3 02nd place 65:30 60
2000/01 Regional league 3 09th place 38:41 49
2001/02 Regional league 3 16th place 41:60 32
2002/03 Regional league 3 18th place 32:58 29
2003/04 Oberliga 4th 16th place 23:51 18th
2004/05 National league 5 13th place 28:45 30th
2005/06 National league 5 16th place 0-0 0
2006/07 District League 6th 14th place 30:70 28
2007/08 District class 7th 03rd place 64:29 57
2008/09 District class 8th 03rd place 70:30 62
2009/10 District class 8th 04th Place 87:37 61
2010/11 District class 8th 04th Place 82:42 60
2011/12 City league 8th 02nd place 60:39 48
2012/13 District League East 7th 10th place 44:56 30th
2013/14 District League East 7th 05th place 54:39 40
2014/15 State class Saxony East 7th 10th place 40:39 28
2015/16 State class Saxony East 7th 11th place 45:48 27
2016/17 State class Saxony East 7th 11th place 39:59 25th
2017/18 State class Saxony East 7th 14th place 48:90 15th
2018/19 District league 8th 01st place 86:23 63
2019/20 State class Saxony East 7th
Green background: ascent, gray background: descent

Women's soccer

The women's team of the Dresdner SC played for many years in the Landesliga Sachsen, which is now the third highest division in women's football . In the 2009/10 season they rose with 19 defeats from 19 games but as bottom of the table from the national league. This was followed by four years as a syndicate with Motor Trachenberge in the regional league, before the women's division dissolved due to a lack of members.


In addition to the DSC soccer team, the athletic performance of the athletics department stood out before 1945:

Rudolf Harbig won the bronze medal at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin with the 4 x 400 meter relay . In 1938, Harbig was also European champion over 800 meters and in the 4 x 400 meter relay. In 1939, in addition to a 400-meter world record, he set the legendary 800-meter world record. In 1941 another world record over 1000 meters followed.

Käthe Krauss won the 1936 Olympic bronze in the 100-meter run and set a world record in the 4-by-100-meter relay .

In the more recent history of the club, Heike Meißner , Vice European Champion of 2002, started over 400 meter hurdles and Raúl Spank , who won the bronze medal in the high jump at the 2009 World Athletics Championships in Berlin .


In September 1915 high school students founded a hockey department, which existed until 1945 and which revived after the war at the quasi-successor SG Dresden-Friedrichstadt in the stadium area of ​​the Ostragehege on the Altstädtger Elbbogen. After its forced end, the 40 active members joined the BSG Lokomotive in May 1950, so that today's hockey department of the railway sports club is a successor to the DSC.

Team successes

  • Soccer
  • athletics
    • German women champion 1935, 1936
    • German women 4 × 100 meter champion 1932, 1936
    • German A-Junior 4- × 400-meter champion 2005, 2006
    • German A-Juniors-4 × 200-meter indoor champion 2007
    • German A junior 4 × 200 meter indoor champion 2009
    • Central German women 4 × 100 meter champion 1931
    • GDR women 4 × 100 meter champions 1972, 1980
  • volleyball
    • Women's Challenge Cup European Cup Winner 2010
    • German women's champion 1999, 2007, 2014, 2015, 2016
    • German women's cup winner 1999, 2002, 2010, 2016, 2018
    • German women's super cup winner 2002
    • German A-Junior Champion 1993, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015
    • German B-Junior Champion 1995, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2010, 2011, 2012
    • German C-Junior Champion 1993, 1998, 2000, 2003
  • chess
    • German women champion 1995, 2000, 2002, 2006
    • German women's cup winner 1994
    • GDR champion 1957, 1958, 1962
    • GDR women's champions 1990
    • German U-16 junior champion 2005
    • German U-13 junior champion 1991
  • Handball
    • Central German women champion 1929, 1932
    • GDR junior champion 1963
  • swim
    • German B-Junior Champion 1994
    • German C Junior Champion 1993
  • Sports acrobatics
    • German Junior Champion 2004, 2005
  • Fistball
  • Bowling
    • GDR asphalt champion 1958, 1966
  • Table tennis
    • GDR women's champions 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963
  • Canoeing
    • GDR 1000 meter kayak four-man champions 1964, 1990
  • Weightlifting
    • GDR champion 1970
  • fencing
    • German foil cup winner 1995
    • GDR foil champions 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979
    • GDR sword master 1973
    • GDR women's foil champion 1952

marketing and advertisement

DVB tram special stickers - Dresdner Sportclub 1898 - 1st Bundesliga ladies VOLLEYBALL

A tram operated by Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe was pasted as an advertising space for the Dresden Sports Club in 1898. In 2019, too, it will travel on various lines in the city of Dresden.


  • Klaus Querengässer: 100 years of football in Dresden , 1993.
  • Peter Salzmann: Dresden , the home of football , 1995.
  • Peter Salzmann: Dresdner Hefte 55 - Contributions to Cultural History , 1998.
  • Andreas M. Tschorn: 165 years of the Dresden Sport Club - triumphs & tragedies 1843 - 2008 , 2008.


Web links

Commons : Dresdner SC  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b Associations with at least 1000 members (PDF file)
  2. 115 years of Dresdner SC: Sportmuseum Friedrichstadt wants to make eventful history tangible @ dnn-online.de, April 30, 2013, accessed on September 13, 2015.
  3. cf. Sports Museum Friedrichstadt