Weißenseer FC

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Weißenseer FC
Basic data
Surname Weißenseer Football Club e. V.
Seat Berlin
founding September 8, 1900
Colours Blue White
president Michael Ivanov
Board Karsten Freitag, Lars Reckewitz, Erik Neumann, Bernd Riesler, Ralf Krone
Website www.weissenseerfc1900.de
First soccer team
Head coach Marino Ballmer
Venue Buschallee stadium
Places 3000
league Landesliga Berlin, Season 2
2017/18 11th place

The Weißenseer FC is a Berlin football club based in the district of Weissensee has.

Early years

Historical logo of the Weißenseer FC

The WFC was founded on September 8, 1900 as the first football club in Weißensee. Then the team joined the Märkischer Fußball-Bund (MFB), whose championship they won in 1904 . A second place followed three years later, but in the following season they signed off from the MFB's game operations during the second half of the season in order to switch to the Association of Berliner Ballspielvereine (VBB). There, in 1909, the Weißenseern managed to move up from 3rd to 2nd class and in the following year they won the association cup. In contrast, they did not move up to the highest class until 1918, but could not hold their own there and were relegated again in 1919.

Another promotion followed in 1922 and this time Weißensee was able to hold on to the VBB Association League until 1931 (with the exception of the 1926/27 season). During this time, the club developed through the additional inclusion of athletics, hockey and boxing until 1925 with 300 members into a large club for the time. With the introduction of the Gauliga Berlin-Brandenburg , the WFC was no longer competitive and no longer played in the top division until the end of World War II . Thanks to its popularity, up to 8,000 spectators followed the club's games at that time, from 1937 onwards in the “Kampfbahn am Faulen See”, today's Buschallee stadium .

GDR time

When all civil associations had to be dissolved at the instigation of the Soviet occupying forces in 1945, the Weissensee Ost sports community was founded instead of the previous WFC . Their football team rose in 1951 to the third-class city league Berlin East (later district league), where they appeared under the new name ASV Weißensee . In the summer of 1953, the name was again changed to Blau-Weiß Weißensee . At the end of the 1953/54 season, Blau-Weiß was relegated, but was promoted again after just one year. In order to guarantee the athletes a solid economic basis, the ASV was transformed into a company sports association (BSG) in 1956 and then competed under the name BSG Einheit Weißensee until 1990 . Until 1970 the football players commuted between the district league and the district class, before they were able to stay in the district league in 1987 until the end of GDR football .

Established in 1990

When the economic system also changed in East Germany after the political change in 1989 , the BSG unit could no longer exist in its previous form. In the search for a new financial source, an insurance company offered itself, with whose help the new soccer club SG Eumako Weißensee could be founded in autumn 1990 . In 1991 he was promoted to the fourth class Berlin Association League . Since the financial commitment was limited to only two years, the question of existence arose again in the spring of 1993. As a way out, joining the SV Preußen Berlin club , which previously had no football department, was found in June 1993 .

When SV Preußen merged shortly afterwards with the bankrupt PFV Bergmann Borsig , football players had the option, under DFB law , to either take their place in the Oberliga Nordost (4th division) of the former PFV or to leave the club. With the exception of three regular players, all team members left the club, so that SV Preußen lost its place in the league at the end of the season due to relegation. In 1997 there was another descent into the state league. When the financial situation at SV Preußen got worse and worse, the football department left the club and re-founded the original club Weißenseer FC in the spring of 1997. After overcoming some legal difficulties, the club was finally able to separate from SV Preußen on October 1, 1997.

Since the new club hardly had sufficient financial means, the team rose in 1999 only in the district league and 2000 in the district league. Under the direction of the club's president Ernst Konrad, it was then possible to build up a pool of sponsors, to win the former GDR upper division referee Reinhard Purz as coach and to sign 13 new players, some of whom had regional and upper division experience. In 2002 he was promoted to the Berlin district league again. In May 2011, HSV Rot-Weiß Berlin merged with Weißenseer FC. The name Weißenseer FC was retained, which is why the HSV Rot-Weiß national league team started under this name from the 2011/12 season. The previous first men's team of the WFC in the district league started there as the second team. In 2015, the first team was relegated from the regional league, but was able to celebrate promotion back to the regional league in the 2016/17 season.


Web links

Individual evidence

  1. www.fussball-historie.de
  2. Berlin Cup finals. In: die-fans.de. 2007, accessed April 29, 2009 .