VfL Halle 1896

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VfL Halle 1896
VfL Hall 96.svg
Basic data
Surname Association for physical exercises
Halle 1896 e. V.
Seat Halle (Saale) , Saxony-Anhalt
founding July 16, 1896
Colours blue red
Members 500
president Frank singer
Website vflhalle96.de
First soccer team
Head coach Rene Behring
Venue HWG stadium at the zoo
Places 4200
league Oberliga NOFV-Süd
2018/19 12th place

The VfL Halle 1896 e. V. is the oldest sports club in the city of Halle (Saale) in Saxony-Anhalt . In addition to football, the club also has volleyball, table tennis and gymnastics departments. The footballers play in the stadium at the zoo , built in 1910 (at that time the sports field at the zoo ), one of the oldest and most traditional facilities in German football.

Club history

The club was founded on July 16, 1896 under the name Hallescher Fußballclub von 1896 . On December 16, 1900, the club was one of twelve founding members of the Association of Central German Ball Game Clubs (VMBV). The club was also a founding member of the German Football Association (DFB). In 1909 Halle was the first German football club to buy its own club grounds. In the area of ​​the zoological garden , what was then the most modern sports facility in Central Germany was built , which was inaugurated on September 4, 1910 with a game against VfB Leipzig and offered space for 10,000 spectators. On September 23, 1919, the club merged with the Halle Commercial Gymnastics Club and from then on played under the name VfL Halle from 1896 . The merger was dissolved in April 1920, but the new name remained. After the dissolution of all sports clubs in 1945, SG Giebichenstein was founded on November 10, 1946 on the VfL site , from which SG Genossenschaften Halle emerged on May 14, 1949 . In 1951 the association became the BSG Empor Halle , which existed in the GDR until the political change . On August 1, 1990, the BSG was renamed SV Empor Halle , before the club was given its old name VfL Halle 1896 back on July 4, 1991 .

Football department


The club's soccer players celebrated their first successes as early as the beginning of the 20th century when the club won the VMBV-Gauliga I (Halle / Leipzig region) title in 1905 and the championship six times in 1908, 1909, 1913, 1917, 1918 and 1919 The Saalegauliga (Halle / Merseburg region) founded in 1907 won. In 1917 and 1919, the team also won the Central German Championship , which was played out between all the Gaumeisters of the VMBV. In 1937, the team rose to the Gauliga Mitte , which was the top German league at the time. The Halle residents played there until the game was closed in 1944.

After the war, the club's first team initially only played at district level. In the 1949/50 season , he was promoted to the then second -class regional soccer class of Saxony-Anhalt . After the dissolution of this state class in 1952, Halle was represented in the district league or class. The youngsters won the GDR youth championship (B youth) in 1953 and the GDR junior championship (A youth) in 1955 . In 1980 the men's team was promoted to the second-class GDR league , but the Halle residents were relegated by return of post.

In 1991 the club rose to the fourth-class state league Saxony-Anhalt and in 1995 won the championship with a 14 point lead, which meant promotion to the Oberliga Nordost . There the club was able to establish itself in the top positions in the following years and even rose in 1999 as champions of the South Season in the Regionalliga Nordost . In 1997 and 1999, the club also won the FSA Cup and qualified for the main round of the DFB Cup . There the club was defeated in 1997 against Eintracht Frankfurt (0: 4) and in 1999 against 1. FSV Mainz 05 (1: 2) in the first round. In the 1999/2000 regional league season , VfL Halle 96 reached 14th place in the table. Due to the reduction from four to two seasons, this place was not enough for relegation and the team rose again from the league.

The club ran into financial difficulties in the following years, so that a merger with local rivals Hallescher FC was also considered. The big differences between the two clubs prevented this project, however, so that VfL Halle 96 voluntarily withdrew from the league and since then has played in the sixth class association league Saxony-Anhalt . In the 2008/09 season, VfL Halle 96 became association league champions and thus returned to the Oberliga Nordost. After the 11th place in the table in the 2009/10 season , the Halleers only reached 14th place at the end of the 2010/11 season and only escaped relegation to the association league due to the opening of insolvency proceedings against league rivals FC Sachsen Leipzig .

Saxony-Anhalt Cup

season date round pairing Result
1996/97 04.06.1997 final VfL Halle 1896 - Schönebecker SV 1861 4: 2 a.d.
1998/99 02.06.1999 final VfL Halle 1896 - FC Anhalt Dessau 2: 1
2009/10 0April 5, 2010 Quarter finals 1. FC Lok Stendal - VfL Halle 1896 1-0
2010/11 010/9/2010 Round of 16 SG Union Sandersdorf - VfL Halle 1896 3-0
2011/12 December 17, 2011 Quarter finals Haldensleber SC - VfL Halle 1896 2: 1
2012/13 0October 3, 2012 Round of 16 VfL Halle 1896 - 1. FC Magdeburg 0: 2
2013/14 11/16/2013 Round of 16 VfL Halle 1896 - Hallescher FC 0: 1
2014/15 05/13/2015 final Hallescher FC - VfL Halle 1896 6-0
2015/16 03/26/2016 Quarter finals VfL Halle 1896 - 1. FC Magdeburg 0: 4
2016/17 11/12/2016 Quarter finals FSV Barleben - VfL Halle 1896 5-0
2017/18 October 31, 2017 Round of 16 BSV Halle-Ammendorf - VfL Halle 1896 3-0
2018/19 11/17/2018 Quarter finals 1. FC Lok Stendal - VfL Halle 1896 5: 1
2019/20 07.09.2019 2nd round SV Blau-Weiß Zorbau - VfL Halle 1896 3: 2


  • State champion Saxony-Anhalt 1995, 2009
  • State Cup Saxony-Anhalt 1997, 1999
  • Promotion to the league in 1995, 2009
  • Promotion to the regional league in 1999
  • Promotion to the GDR league
  • Central German Championship 1917, 1919

Well-known former players

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. vflhalle96.de: Information - HWG-Stadion am Zoo ( Memento from July 19, 2011 in the Internet Archive ), accessed on June 6, 2011.