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FC Stahl Brandenburg

FC Stahl Brandenburg
Full name Fußball-Club Stahl 1998 Brandenburg e.V.
Founded 20 November 1950
Ground Stadion Am Quenz
Ground Capacity 15,500
Manager Detlef Zimmer
League Brandenburg-Liga (VI)
2014–15 13th

FC Stahl Brandenburg is a German association football club based in Brandenburg an der Havel, Brandenburg.


  • History 1
  • Rugby department 2
  • Honours 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


The club was formed in 1950 as BSG Einheit Brandenburg and played its earliest seasons in the II division of East German football. They took on the name BSG Stahl Brandenberg in 1955 to reflect the backing of the local steel company. With that support, the club able to assemble competitive sides by offering attractive salaries to the castoffs of other teams. The strategy drew some capable players to their ranks and helped them develop a solid fan base. The side earned promotion to the DDR-Oberliga for the 1984–85 season and played there until German reunification in 1990. After a name change to BSV Stahl Brandenburg they spent the 1991–92 season in the 2. Bundesliga Nord. In 1993, with the closing of the local steel mill and the loss of their financial support, 'stahl' was dropped from the team name. The club played in the tier three NOFV-Oberliga Nord from 1992 to 1994, won the league and earned promotion to the new Regionalliga Nordost. After a year at this level it dropped back to the Oberliga and down to the Verbandsliga Brandenburg in 1996.

By the end of the 90's they found themselves mired in financial difficulty. The club declared bankruptcy in 1998 and quickly re-formed as FC Stahl Brandenburg, but continued to stumble. In 2002, in a desperate move to save something of the club, a merger with crosstown rival Brandenburger SC Süd 05 to form FC Brandenburg was put into the works, but only went as far as the union of the clubs' youth sides. Fan protests from both sides – and more money problems – caused the merger to unravel the next year.

Today, after a stint in the tier seven Landesliga FC Stahl Brandenburg play in the Brandenburg-Liga (VI) as a lower table side.[1][2]

Rugby department

During the East German era, the club also had a rugby union department, which now is separate club, the Stahl Brandenburg Rugby.


The club's honours:


  1. ^ Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv (German) Historical German domestic league tables
  2. ^ FC Stahl Brandenburg at (German) Tables and results of all German football leagues

External links

  • Official website (German)
  • The Abseits Guide to German Soccer
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