FC Carl Zeiss Jena

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FC Carl Zeiss Jena
Club coat of arms of FC Carl Zeiss Jena
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Surname Football club Carl Zeiss Jena e. V.
Seat Jena , Thuringia
founding May 13, 1903
(re-established: January 20, 1966)
Colours Blue, yellow and white
Members 4000 (as of June 2017)
president Klaus Berka
Football company
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Surname FC Carl Zeiss Jena
Football Game Company GmbH
Shareholder 95%: Staprix NV
05%: e. V.
(majority of votes at the eV)
executive Director Chris Forster
Website fc-carlzeiss-jena.de
First team
Head coach Dirk Kunert
Venue Ernst Abbe sports field
Places 10,445
league Regionalliga Northeast
2019/20 20th place ( 3rd league )  

The FC Carl Zeiss Jena is a football club from Jena . After several name changes, the club was re-established on January 20, 1966 as FC Carl Zeiss Jena. The three-time GDR champion has around 4,000 members (as of June 2017). The club colors are blue, yellow and white. The greatest success in the club's history so far was the entry into the final of the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1981.


1903 to 1945

On May 13th 1903 the soccer club of the company Carl Zeiss Jena was founded. Initially, it only included employees from the Carl Zeiss company . On July 1, 1904, membership was made available to the general public.

The club was dominant in the Gau championship in East Thuringia . Between 1909 and 1933 he won the East Thuringia championship twelve times. After the Gauliga was founded in mid- 1933, 1. SV Jena was four times (1935, 1936, 1940 and 1941) champions of the Gauliga Mitte. During this time he had several national players in his ranks. The first selection player from Jena was Willy Krauss , who won 6-2 against Switzerland with the German national team on March 26, 1911 .

1945 to 1991

After the Second World War , all clubs in the Soviet occupation zone were banned. In 1946 the SG Ernst-Abbe Jena was founded. Several name changes followed. In 1949 the team played as BSG Carl Zeiss Jena against Horch Zwickau for a place in the new East Zone League , later the GDR Oberliga. Both teams were defeated in the cup semi-finals and had to play third place, as this qualified for participation in the East Zone League. After two draws, Zwickau prevailed in the second replay.

In 1952 Jena rose to the GDR league. After the team was relegated back to the league , the club developed after renewed promotion in 1956 to a size in GDR football .

In 1958 Georg Buschner became head coach in the club, which has been called SC Motor Jena since 1954 . On October 7, 1960, the club defeated SC Empor Rostock in the cup final and became the FDGB cup winner for the first time . This was the first time that the club qualified for a European Cup. The European premiere ended on October 16, 1961 in Linz against the Welsh club Swansea Town 2-2. Jena was only eliminated in the semifinals against Atlético Madrid . In 1963 Buschner's team became GDR champions - a success that he repeated in 1968 and 1970.

On January 20, 1966, FC Carl Zeiss Jena was finally re-established in the Jena Volkshaus . In the 1970s, Jena provided numerous players for the GDR national team , including Peter Ducke , Konrad Weise , Lothar Kurbjuweit and Hans-Ulrich Grapenthin .

Champion team 1970

In 1970 Georg Buschner was appointed coach of the national team, initially for a year in parallel with his coaching function at FC Carl Zeiss, before Hans Meyer replaced him in the club in 1971 . During the GDR era, the upper division was a center of excellence; Here the connection to international top-class sport should be promoted through targeted funding.

The greatest success in the club's history so far was reaching the final of the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1981, which was lost 2-1 to Dinamo Tbilisi in Düsseldorf . On the way there, the Jenaer had switched off AS Roma , FC Valencia , Newport County and Benfica Lisbon .

After 1981 the great successes of the two previous decades did not materialize. The highlights were third places in the championship and participation in the final in the 1988 Cup. In the European Cup, the Jenaers were eliminated in the second round at the latest. On November 9, 1988, FC Carl Zeiss played for the last time at European level (3-1 defeat at Sampdoria Genoa ). In total, FC Carl Zeiss played 87 European Cup games, 50 of them in the UEFA Cup . The statistics show 39 wins, 17 draws and 31 defeats.

In August 1990 the FC Carl Zeiss Jena e. V. entered in the register of associations two months before the GDR joined the Federal Republic of Germany . In the last GDR / NOFV Oberliga season 1990/91 , the club qualified with 6th place for the 2nd Bundesliga . In the Eternal Table of the GDR Oberliga , FC Carl Zeiss Jena takes the top spot.

1991 to 2010

Promotion to the then third-class regional league in 2005
Cup of the Northeast league champions 2005

In the first second division season in 1991/92 Carl Zeiss Jena and coach Klaus Schlappner finished fifth after 32 games. In the 1992/93 and 1993/94 DFB Cups , Bayer 04 Leverkusen (0-2) and Rot-Weiss Essen (5-6 after penalties) were eliminated in the quarter-finals. In 1994 Hans Meyer was unable to prevent his relegation to the Regionalliga Nordost during his second engagement as Jena head coach . His successor Eberhard Vogel led the club back into the second division in the following season. In 1998 FC Carl Zeiss Jena reached the DFB Cup quarter-finals again (1: 2 against MSV Duisburg ), but rose again from the second division. 2001 followed the descent into the season south of the Oberliga Nordost . In 2005, in the fourth year of the amateur league, FC Carl Zeiss won the season for the first time with Heiko Weber as coach. With two victories in the relegation games against the second team from the North, MSV Neuruppin , the promotion to the Regionalliga Nord was finally made perfect. In the following 2005/06 season, FC Carl Zeiss Jena won promotion to the second division , together with Rot-Weiss Essen.

For almost the entire 2006/07 second division season , FC Carl Zeiss Jena was in a relegation battle. Because of the precarious situation, head coach Heiko Weber and assistant coach Marco Kampf were on leave on April 11, 2007. The new head coach was Frank Neubarth , under whom the club remained undefeated until the end of the season. On the last day of the match, FC Carl Zeiss Jena secured relegation in the second division with a 2-1 win at FC Augsburg . On September 17, 2007, the club separated from Neubarth after the Zeiss-Elf had slipped to the penultimate place in the table after the fifth match day. Three days later, the former Bundesliga professional Valdas Ivanauskas was introduced as the new coach, but he was replaced on December 22, 2007 by the former coach of the Jena A-Junior team, Henning Bürger .

At the general meeting in September 2007, it was decided to spin off the first and second teams to FC Carl Zeiss Jena Fußball Spielbetriebs GmbH .

The Russian company Alpha Invest Group Corporation offered up to 25 million euros in 2007 for 49 percent of the association's shares. Behind the company, which among other things wanted to set up its own managing director, stood the oligarch Mikhail Guzeriev , who, according to Novaya Gazeta, was temporarily wanted by the police . The DFL finally rejected the upcoming contract.

While the first team could not avoid relegation from the second Bundesliga in the 2007/08 season and was already a participant in the new third division after the 32nd matchday , it made all the more talk in the DFB Cup competition . One after the other, defending champions 1. FC Nürnberg (in the second round after a penalty shoot-out), Arminia Bielefeld (round of 16) and in the quarter-finals in Stuttgart the German champions VfB Stuttgart , again after a penalty shoot-out. This was the first time the club made it into a DFB Cup semi-final, but lost 3-0 to Borussia Dortmund - with 80,708 spectators, the best-attended cup game to date.

On May 11, 2008, supervisory board chairman Michael Meier resigned first, followed a day later by president Rainer Zipfel and treasurer Gerald Glöckner. They drew the consequences from the descent. At a Supervisory Board meeting on May 22, 2008, Peter Schreiber was elected as the new President.

Henning Bürger's time as a coach was short-lived, on September 14, 2008 he was dismissed as the fourth coach within a year and a half. On September 25th, René van Eck took over . Despite plummeting in the league Jena reached after victories over the two second division teams 1. FC Kaiserslautern and FSV Frankfurt in the DFB Cup competition 2008/09 the knockout stages. In this one was eliminated against FC Schalke 04 . Due to the lack of success in the 3rd division and acute risk of relegation, the club announced the dismissal of René van Eck and sports director Carsten Linke on the evening of March 23, 2009. The coach was Marc Fascher , who received a contract until June 30, 2009. With a 2: 2 at SV Sandhausen , Jena secured relegation on the last matchday.

Although the goal of relegation had been achieved with Marc Fascher, he was dismissed at the end of May and replaced by his predecessor René van Eck, who was still on the club's payroll. Hartmut Beyer was elected President on November 29, 2009. Under van Eck, the 1st team reached 5th place in the 2009/10 season.

2010 until today

For the third season in a row in the third division Jürgen Raab was introduced on June 1, 2010 as head coach and successor to René van Eck, but on October 6, Raab was already on leave. From October 12, 2010 to April 20, 2011, Wolfgang Frank was the head coach of Thuringia. After his dismissal, Heiko Weber took over the coaching post again and achieved relegation.

From May 18, 2011, Rainer Zipfel was again President, as Hartmut Beyer had resigned at the end of the 2010/11 season.

After the club had slipped to the bottom of the table on the 15th matchday of the 3rd football league 2011/12 , Weber was dismissed on October 30, 2011. On November 7th, Petrik Sander took over the coaching business, without success - at the end of the season it was clear for FC Carl-Zeiss Jena to go into fourth class.

On the 4th day of the Regional League season 2013/14 Petrik Sander and his assistant Thomas Hoßmang were given leave of absence because they saw the goal of resumption in danger. After Marco Kampf had acted as interim coach for two games, Andreas Zimmermann was presented as coach on September 9, 2013 , but his contract, which ended at the end of the season, was not extended because he had already signed with Rot-Weiß Oberhausen . On April 14, 2014 Andreas Zimmermann was released from his duties and replaced by Lothar Kurbjuweit . The FCC finished the fourth division season in third place, after second place in the previous year.

President Zipfel announced in February that he would not be available for any further term. At the beginning of April 2014, Lutz Lindemann was appointed as the new President.

On May 16, 2014 the club signed the Belgian Patrick van Kets from Standard Liège as head coach for the Regionalliga season 2014/15 . The former FCC professional Karsten Hutwelker should be his assistant. However, Van Kets canceled about two weeks after his commitment, canceled his contract and in his place Kurbjuweit continued to lead the team's training. From January 7, 2015, Jena was trained by Volkan Uluç, who was signed on December 19, 2014, but clearly missed the goal of promotion.

On April 30, 2015, the Saalfeld metal band Heaven Shall Burn announced that they would from now on act as a shirt sponsor for an indefinite period of time. With a special permit, the club also wore black rock 'n' roll jerseys in the home game against 1. FC Magdeburg . On July 22, 2015, FC Carl Zeiss extended the contract with Heaven Shall Burn as a sponsor of the home jerseys, and Sea Shepherd was introduced as the new sponsor of the away jerseys.

The 7th place in the table in the final ranking of the fourth-class Regionalliga Nordost 2015/16 was a year later the worst league placement of the first men's team since the club's new entry in 1990, and Carl Zeiss and coach Uluç parted ways.

At the beginning of the 2016/17 regional league season , the club promoted Mark Zimmermann , the interim coach from 2008 and 2010, to head coach. He had previously coached the U19s and immediately led the first team to the championship of the Regionalliga, which was confirmed on April 28, 2017 - three game days before the end - after a 1-1 draw against RB Leipzig II . In the games for promotion to the 3rd league , Jena won the first leg at FC Viktoria Köln 3-2, lost the second leg 0-1 and rose to the 3rd league due to the away goals rule.

In June 2017, it was decided to cooperate with the FF USV Jena , especially in the field of young talent. On January 18, 2019, the club entered the German download charts at number 37 with the fan song "Wir woll'n Jena siegen see" around the technical director of the club Sebastian Treml & musicians of the FGS music school . On January 19, 2019, the metalcore band from Saalfeld / Saale , Heaven Shall Burn, was presented again as a mini-sponsor of the association during the general meeting .

Between the 1st and the 6th match day of the third division 2019/20 season , the FCC only suffered defeats and thus equalized the previous negative league record, after eight game days, with only one point on the points account, a negative record of all previous third division seasons and because the team was still without a win after ten match days, Lukas Kwasniok , who has been in office since December 2018, was replaced on an interim basis by Christian Fröhlich . On the 12th matchday, Rico Schmitt was introduced as the new head coach. Schmitt was fired on February 5, 2020 and René Klingbeil took over the post of head coach on an interim basis. Due to the lack of a coaching license, Klingbeil became the "team boss" on February 27, 2020, Kenny Verhoene was appointed head coach and Tobias Werner signed as the new sports director at FC Carl Zeiss towards the end of the season. The third relegation of the club to fourth class, i.e. H. In the regional soccer league , they could no longer prevent, but Verhoene's successor Dirk Kunert led the first team to the sovereign win of the Thuringian State Cup in August 2020, so that the successes of the lower class years from 2010 to 2020 are a total of six state cup wins.

Logo history

Greatest successes

Championship team 1968

Eternal table of the GDR Oberliga Rank 1

Eternal table of the GDR league rank 84 (1st team), rank 35 (2nd team)

Balance sheet since 1991/92

season league space S. U N Gates Points DFB Cup
1991/92 2nd Bundesliga South 05. 12 09 11 39:36 33:31 1 round
1992/93 2nd Bundesliga 08th. 19th 12 15th 66:59 50:42 Quarter finals
1993/94 2nd Bundesliga 17th 09 16 13 38:41 34:42 Quarter finals
1994/95 Regionalliga Northeast 01. 23 08th 03 74:17 54:14 1 round
1995/96 2nd Bundesliga 06th 13 09 12 49:54 48 2nd round
1996/97 2nd Bundesliga 12. 09 15th 10 44:49 42 1 round
1997/98 2nd Bundesliga 16. 08th 09 17th 39:61 33 Quarter finals
1998/99 Regionalliga Northeast 09. 13 09 12 36:38 48 2nd round
1999/00 Regionalliga Northeast 04th 16 10 08th 53:35 58 1 round
2000/01 Regional league south 18th 07th 08th 19th 39:57 29 -
2001/02 Oberliga NOFV-Süd 03. 24 05 05 79:24 71 -
2002/03 Oberliga NOFV-Süd 02. 26th 04th 04th 87:22 82 -
2003/04 Oberliga NOFV-Süd 02. 20th 08th 02 67:20 68 -
2004/05 Oberliga NOFV-Süd 01. 28 03 03 108: 23 87 1 round
2005/06 Regionalliga North 02. 22nd 06th 08th 58:32 72 -
2006/07 2nd Bundesliga 13. 09 11 14th 40:56 38 1 round
2007/08 2nd Bundesliga 18th 06th 11 17th 45:68 29 Semifinals
2008/09 3rd league 16. 10 11 17th 41:59 41 Round of 16
2009/10 3rd league 05. 16 12 10 54:44 60 -
2010/11 3rd league 15th 11 11 16 43:62 44 -
2011/12 3rd league 18th 09 12 17th 39:59 39 -
2012/13 Regionalliga Northeast 02. 16 10 04th 54:28 58 1 round
2013/14 Regionalliga Northeast 03. 15th 07th 08th 54:39 52 -
2014/15 Regionalliga Northeast 04th 12 09 07th 46:38 45 1 round
2015/16 Regionalliga Northeast 07th 15th 08th 11 43:33 53 2nd round
2016/17 Regionalliga Northeast 01. 23 06th 05 68:25 75 1 round
2017/18 3rd league 11. 14th 10 14th 49:59 52 -
2018/19 3rd league 14th 11 13 14th 48:57 46 1 round
2019/20 3rd league 20th 05 08th 25th 40:85 23 -
Note: Playing times with a green background indicate an ascent, while playing times with a red background indicate a descent.

Squad for the 2019/20 season

Status: end of season 2019/20

No. Nat. Surname In the team since Last club
01 GermanGerman Flemming Niemann 2019 FC Augsburg II
12 GermanGerman Lukas Sedlak 2012 VfL Meiningen (youth)
22nd BelgianBelgian Jo Coppens 2017 KSV Roeselare
03 GermanGerman Maximilian Rohr 2019 SGV Freiberg
05 GermanGerman Matthias Kuehne 2016 MSV Duisburg
15th GermanGerman Marius Groesch 2017 1. FC Kaiserslautern II
16 GermanGerman Eric Voufack II 2016 Hallescher FC (youth)
17th GermanGerman Pierre Fassnacht 2019 1. FC Saarbrücken
20th GermanGerman Tim Kircher 2019 Karlsruher SC
21st GermanGerman Patrick Schorr 2019 VfR Aalen
29 GermanGerman Paul Fromm II 2019 Dynamo Dresden (Youth)
30th AustrianAustrian Manuel Maranda 2019 FC Wacker Innsbruck
34 TurkTurk Aytaç Sulu 2020 Samsunspor
39 GermanGerman Niclas Fiedler II 2019 Hallescher FC
02 GermanGerman Max Gottwald II 2015 Prussia Münster (youth)
06th GermanGerman Ole Käuper 2019 Werder Bremen
08th GermanGerman Jannis Kübler 2019 FC Schalke 04 II
09 GermanGerman René Eckardt 1998 SSV Jena-Lobeda
10 GermanGerman Nico Hammann 2019 1. FC Magdeburg
14th GermanGerman Dominik Bock 2014 TSG Neustrelitz
19th GermanGerman Maximilian Schlegel II 2010 VfL 05 Hohenstein-Ernstthal (Youth)
24 GermanGerman Maximilian White 2013 TSV Großbardorf (youth)
25th GermanGerman Justin look 2017 Dynamo Dresden U19
26th KosovarsKosovars Eroll Zejnullahu 2019 1. FC Union Berlin
31 GermanGerman Raphael Obermair 2019 SK Sturm Graz
32 CanadianCanadian Daniel Stanese 2020 without a club
36 GermanGerman Laurens Zintsch II 2017 Hamburger SV (youth)
40 GermanGerman Moritz Leibelt II 2019 SpVgg Unterhaching (youth)
07th GermanGerman Daniele Gabriele 2019 FC Wacker Innsbruck
11 GermanGerman Anton Donkor 2019 VfL Wolfsburg II
18th GermanGerman Niklas Jahn II 2018 SV 1910 Kahla (youth)
37 GermanGerman Joy-Lance Mickels 2020 Wacker Nordhausen
38 GreekGreek Vasilios Dedidis II 2007

Current coaching staff
as of July 5, 2020

Surname function
Dirk Kunert Head coach
René Klingbeil Assistant coach
Bernd Lindrath Goalkeeping coach
Miroslav Jović Scout

Sporting management

Surname function
Chris Forster Managing Director of FC Carl Zeiss Jena Spielbetriebs GmbH
Uwe Dern Team leader
Willi Obitz Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Medical direction

Surname function
Fabian Carnarius Physiotherapist

Transfers of the 2020/21 season

As of August 13, 2020

Accesses Departures
Summer 2020

Known players

Team captain Peter Ducke with the FDGB Cup 1974

Former trainers

A chronological overview of the club's coaches since it was founded.

Term of office Trainer
1903-19 ?? Hermann Peter
- -
1934-1938 Josef Pöttinger
- -
1940 Adolph Prokoph
- -
1948-1949 Hermann Malter
1949-1951 Hans Carl
1951-1953 Kurt Findeisen
1953 (player-coach) Bernhard Schipphorst
1953-1954 Max court summer
1954-1955 Helmut Petzold
1955-1957 Hans Warg
1958 Rolf Huefner
1958 Heinz Pönert
1958-1971 Georg Buschner
1971-1983 Hans Meyer
1983-1984 Dietmar Pfeifer
1984-1989 Lothar Kurbjuweit
1989-1991 Bernd Stange
Term of office Trainer
1991 (interim) Konrad way
1991-1992 Klaus Schlappner
1992-1993 Reiner Hollmann
1993 Uwe Erkenbrecher
1993 (interim) Konrad way
1993-1994 Hans Meyer
1994-1997 Eberhard Vogel
1997 Frank Engel
1997-1998 Reiner Hollmann
1998-1999 Thomas Gerstner
1999 Thomas Vogel
1999-2001 Slavko Petrovic
2001-2002 Wolfgang Sandhowe
2002 Frank Eulberg
2002-2003 Thomas Vogel
2003-2004 Joachim Steffens
2004 Thomas Vogel
2004-2007 Heiko Weber
2007 Frank Neubarth
2007 Valdas Ivanauskas
Term of office Trainer
2007-2008 Henning Bürger
2008 (interim) Mark Zimmermann
2008-2009 René van Eck
2009 Marc Fascher
2009-2010 René van Eck
2010 Jürgen Raab
2010-2011 Wolfgang Frank
2011 Heiko Weber
2011 (interim) Lothar Kurbjuweit
2011-2013 Petrik Sander
2013 (interim) Marco fights
2013-2014 Andreas Zimmermann
2014 Lothar Kurbjuweit
2014 (interim) Karsten Hutwelker
2014-2016 Volkan Uluç
2016-2018 Mark Zimmermann
2018-2019 Lukas Kwasniok
2019 (interim) Christian Fröhlich
2019-2020 Rico Schmitt
2020 (interim) René Klingbeil

Former Presidents / Chairs

A chronological overview of the presidents / chairmen of the association since it was founded.

Term of office president
1903-1904 Karl Parreidt
- -
1949-1954 Erich Hedrich
1954-1958 Walter Bohrloch
1958-1960 Erich Kronenberg
1960-1965 Eberhard Schindler
1966-1970 Ernst Gallerach
1970-1974 Herbert Keßler
1974-1980 Hilmar Ahnert
1980-1981 Ernst Schmidt
Term of office president
1981-1983 Heinz Haßkarl
1983 Klaus Meyer
1983-1985 Klaus Petersdorf
1985-1988 Horst Jeuthe
1988-1990 Wolfgang Blochwitz
1990 Ernst Schmidt
1990-1992 Klaus cap
1992-1993 Peter Röhlinger
1993-1994 Ernst Schmidt
1994-1996 Bernd Bieräugel
Term of office president
1996-1999 Lothar Kurbjuweit
1999-2001 Ralf Schmidt-Röh
2001-2002 Michael Meier
2002-2008 Rainer Zipfel
2008-2009 Peter Schreiber
2009-2011 Hartmut Beyer
2011-2014 Rainer Zipfel
2014-2016 Lutz Lindemann
provisional Michael Russ
Since 2016 Klaus Berka

2nd team

In the years of GDR football , the reserve team of the FCC was repeatedly represented in the second-class league - most recently in the season 1987/88 . In the all-time table of this division , the Jena second representation ranks 35th. In 13 seasons, 366 league games were completed. In the course of structural changes in East German football, the league reserve was also replaced by a team in the junior league in a few years of play , or the 3rd Jena team, which temporarily played in the district league , was renamed the 2nd team. In 1988/89 the team was in the Gera district league for the last time before the turnaround (5th place) and was then withdrawn in favor of a team in the reissued junior league .

In 2005/06 the reserve of the regional league-wide FC Carl Zeiss Jena became champions of the Thuringia League for the second time . The first title of this kind had already been given in 1993/94 for the amateur team of the then second division club. In this competition (at that time the fourth highest division below the amateur league ) the team was integrated in 1991/92 after the last independent season of East German football and the associated dissolution of the junior league .

Since the 2006/07 season , the 2nd FCC team has played continuously in the southern season of the Oberliga Nordost - from 2008/09 onwards , always in fifth class . There she was already represented from 1994/95 to 1998/99 in the then fourth-class league .

In addition to the two promotions in 1994 and 2006, winning the TFV Cup in 1993 was one of the second team's greatest successes after the fall of the Wall. In the DFB-Pokal 1993/94 she played in the second main round against Bayern Munich and lost 2-0 in the Ernst-Abbe-Sportfeld. Almost 23 years later, the German record champions returned to the Jenaer Paradies to win against the first team of FC Carl Zeiss Jena 5-0 in the German club cup .


Main stand of the stadium

The venue of FC Carl Zeiss is the Ernst-Abbe-Sportfeld , which holds 10,445 spectators . The main stand of the stadium has 4,010 covered seats, 2,530 uncovered seats on the back straight and 6,450 standing places in both curves. The stadium had a floodlight system with four hollow steel masts. The floodlights had to be dismantled after the 2013 summer flood shortly before the start of the 2013/14 regional league season because they were in disrepair. The stadium, which was inaugurated on August 24, 1924 with the friendly game against VfL Halle 1896 (1: 1), is located directly on the Saale south of Jena city center. The attendance record is 27,500, set up in the European Cup semi-finals on March 28, 1962 against Atlético Madrid . The post-turn record was set on August 19, 2016 in the first round of the DFB Cup against FC Bayern Munich with 19,000 spectators. Without additional grandstands set up for special occasions and after adding an additional buffer block between guest and home fans, the stadium currently has a capacity of 12,630 spectators.

Women's soccer

The FF USV Jena announced its third team from the game in May 2017 and the team joined the FC Carl Zeiss Jena. Since this takeover, the club has also had a women's soccer team; subject to certain conditions, it was allowed to participate in the Thuringia Women's Association League in its first season. In her premiere season she reached 5th place in the Thuringian League. For the second season, coach Mario Hollmann was replaced as head coach by Matthias Zocher on July 30, 2018. Zocher left the FCC after one season and the long-time 1. FFC Saalfeld coach Frank Schwalenberg was signed as his successor . They ended up in second place. The following 2019/20 season was interrupted and finally canceled by the Covid 19 pandemic. Here you were on the 1st place.

For the 2020/21 season, Carl Zeiss Jena took over all women's teams from FF USV. Carl Zeiss became the new third, the two women's teams from the USV play higher and took over the right to play in the respective league.


As of January 25, 2020

goal Defense midfield attack
Anna mug GermanyGermany
Julia Gornowitz GermanyGermany
Gina Marie Mitschke GermanyGermany
Sophia Odenthal GermanyGermany
Eva Brendel GermanyGermany
Lisa Gross GermanyGermany
Fabienne Haas GermanyGermany
Sarah Ilmer GermanyGermany
Jasmine Kahl GermanyGermany
Nancy Koch GermanyGermany
Sara Löser GermanyGermany
Julia Schiller GermanyGermany
Hanna Sievers GermanyGermany
Marina Tiemann GermanyGermany
Luisa Harrer GermanyGermany
Sabrina Jähler GermanyGermany
Sarah Koehler GermanyGermany
Franziska Kreßmann GermanyGermany
Melissa Lautenschläger GermanyGermany
Patricia Pospieschni GermanyGermany PolandPoland
Sarah Richter GermanyGermany
Laura Schmidt GermanyGermany
Janka Ulrich GermanyGermany
Michelle Zipf GermanyGermany
Jana Grießbach GermanyGermany
Victoria Jähnert GermanyGermany
Selina Pohl GermanyGermany
Josie Plaster GermanyGermany
Emilie Schauerhammer GermanyGermany
Nicki Schmidt GermanyGermany
Sabrina Schmutzler GermanyGermany

Coaching team

  • Trainer: Matthias Zocher
  • Assistant trainer: Robert Beier
  • Fitness trainer: Julia Johren
  • Sports director / chief scout: Miroslav Jović
  • Team leader: Anne Ulbrich
  • Supervisors: Sabrina Schmutzler and Jana Grießbach


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Web links

Commons : FC Carl Zeiss Jena  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b FC-CarlZeiss-Jena.de: Tradition since 1903 in fast motion - Editor: Udo Gräfe (as of June 2017)
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  15. We are now a sponsor
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