FC Rot-Weiß Wolgast

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FC Rot-Weiß Wolgast
Basic data
Surname Football club Rot-Weiß
Wolgast e. V.
Seat Wolgast , Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
founding 2001
Colours Red White
Website www.fc-rot-weiss-wolgast.de
First soccer team
Venue Peene Stadium
Places 6,000
league State class Mecklenburg-
Western Pomerania Season I
2017/18 2nd place (regional league Vorpommern-Greifswald)

The FC Rot-Weiß Wolgast is a German football club from Wolgast in the north-east German district of Vorpommern-Greifswald .

Its forerunners between 1949 and 2001 were BSG Motor Wolgast and SV Motor 1949 Wolgast . The greatest sporting successes were the promotion to the GDR league , the second highest division in GDR football , in 1963, 1977 and 1980. The club currently plays in the amateur field in the regional class I (8th league) of the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania football association .



The FC Rot-Weiß was founded in 2001 as a pure football club by spinning off the football department of SV Motor 1949 Wolgast, which operates numerous sports in the shipbuilding town of Western Pomerania. The first men's team played in the then seventh-class district league until 2005, then one year in the district class and since 2006 again in the eight-class Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania regional league, which was converted to the state class a year later.
Home is the “Peene Stadium”, which can accommodate 6,000 spectators.


The history of FC Rot-Weiß can be traced back to the end of the 1940s. With the introduction of the system of company sports associations in East Germany, the BSG Peenewerft Wolgast was founded in Wolgast in 1949 under the sponsorship of the Peenewerft . After the introduction of the central sports associations, which were structured according to branches of industry, the BSG was renamed Motor Wolgast ("Motor" for machine and vehicle construction). Several sports sections developed under its umbrella, of which soccer had the most members, but judo was the most successful in the years that followed. Judoka Klaus Heyn (1963) and Günter Baltsch (1988) became GDR individual champions, while the men's team won the GDR runner-up in 1986 and 1987. When, after the political change in 1989, as a result of the economic changes in East Germany, the company sports associations lost their economic basis, BSG Motor was converted into the registered association SV Motor 1949 Wolgast . This essentially took over the sports operations of the previous BSG. In 2001 the soccer department was spun off as FC Rot-Weiß Wolgast .

Development of football

Logo of BSG Motor

The first men's team at BSG Motor was initially overshadowed by the initially more successful BSG Aufbau Wolgast, whose football team was promoted to the then third-class Rostock district league as early as 1953 . After Motor Wolgast rose to the district league, the Werftsportler came in 11th in 1956, while BSG Aufbau narrowly missed promotion to the 2nd GDR league (now 3rd league) with 2nd place . It was only with the descent from the district league of Aufbau Wolgast in 1958 that BSG Motor became number 1 in Wolgast football. In 1962 Motor Wolgast reached first place in its squadron. Wolgast lost the playoffs for the district championship and the associated promotion to the second-rate GDR league against the second team from Vorwärts Rostock (0-0, 0-1). A year later, he was promoted to the GDR league for the first time. After Wolgast had won the finals of the district championship against Traktor Dorf Mecklenburg, the BSG benefited in the subsequent promotion round from the disqualification of Empor Neustrelitz and the withdrawal of Aufbau Boizenburg . In the GDR league, the team trained by the former SC Empor Rostock goalkeeper had no chance and, together with SC Frankfurt and Motor Köpenick, went back to the district league after just one season. In the late seventies, Motor Wolgast was able to report back to second-rate football. In the 1977/78 season, the league was held with a ninth place, left in the following season with only two wins. In 1980 another year-long guest appearance followed, with the only reason to leave the league together with CM Veritas Wittenberge due to the poorer goal difference with TSG Bau Rostock . Motor Wolgast remained in the Rostock regional league until 1986, after which the team was relegated to the fourth-class regional class. This was followed by an annual change between the fourth and third league, and Wolgast saw the end of GDR football in the district class.

League overview 1953 to 1991
until 1955 District class Rostock 4th / 5th league
1956-1963 District League Rostock 4th league
1963/64 GDR League 2nd league
1964-1977 District League Rostock 3rd league
1977-1979 GDR League 2nd league
1979/80 District League Rostock 3rd league
1980/81 GDR League 2nd league
1981-1986 District League Rostock 3rd league
1986-1991 District class, district league 4th and 3rd league
Eternal table of the GDR league : rank 114


  • Hans-Ulrich Grapenthin , goalkeeper, played for BSG Motor from 1952 to 1966, then 308 league games for FC Carl Zeiss Jena, 21 international matches
  • Gerd Kostmann , was with BSG Motor until 1964, then 89 league games for Hansa Rostock, league top scorer in 1968 and 1969
  • Axel Kruse , with Motor Wolgast until 1979, switched to Hansa Rostock in 1979 (50 league games), from 1990 Bundesliga player at Hertha BSC, Eintracht Frankfurt and VfB Stuttgart (a total of 141 appearances)
  • Tim Sebastian , youth player with Rot-Weiß Wolgast, from 2004 to 2008 and 2009/10 with Hansa Rostock (Bundesliga, 2nd Bundesliga), in between with Karlsruher SC (Bundesliga), from 2010 to 2016 with RB Leipzig (Regional League and 2nd Bundesliga ), then until 2017 at SC Paderborn (2nd Bundesliga)