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VfB Stuttgart II

VfB Stuttgart II
Nickname(s) VfB II, Der kleine VfB
Founded 1893
Ground Gazi-Stadion auf der Waldau
Ground Capacity 11,410
Chairman Gerd E. Mäuser
Manager Jürgen Kramny
League 3. Liga
2012-13 14th
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours
Current season

VfB Stuttgart II is a German football team located in Stuttgart, currently playing in the 3rd Liga. Their first team, VfB Stuttgart, won the Bundesliga league title in 2007.

Relationship with VfB Stuttgart

VfB Stuttgart II serves as Stuttgart's reserve team. The team's backbone consists of recent graduates from Stuttgart's youth teams and several established, older players who are not good enough for Stuttgart's first team. Players that are particularly impressive at Stuttgart II are often called up to become permanent members of the first-team. For example, Sami Khedira made 9 league appearances for Stuttgart II in the 2006-07 season, his final one coming on 24 September 2006, before he was called up the first-team; he made his Bundesliga debut on 1 October 2006.

The Robert-Schlienz Stadium

This stadium, offering 5000 places, all standing, was home for the VfB II until 2008, when they moved to the larger Gazi-Stadion auf der Waldau. It currently hosts the home games of VfB's A and B youth teams. Initially known as the "Amateur-Stadion" (German for amateur stadium), the Robert-Schlienz Stadium got its name in honour of the well-known VfB player Robert Schlienz, after his death in June 1995. The first game played here was in the 2nd round of the youth championship, on June 25 1995, between the VfB's B youth team and Eintracht Frankfurt's.

Third League

VfB Stuttgart II is one of the founding members of the recently established 3rd Liga. The 3rd Liga is the new third tier of German football. It sits below the Bundesliga and 2nd Bundesliga. Earlier, when they were in the Regionalliga Süd, they did not have the option of promotion. All “B” teams can gain this privilege, by giving up their opportunity to participate in the DFB-Pokal.

Honours

The club's honours:

Recent managers

Recent managers of the club:[1]

Manager Start Finish
Reinhold Fanz 27 June 2003 30 June 2004
Rainer Adrion 1 July 2004 30 June 2009
Reiner Geyer 1 July 2009 27 January 2010
Jürgen Seeberger 28 January 2010 30 June 2011
Jürgen Kramny 1 July 2011 Present

Recent seasons

The recent season-by-season performance of the club:[2][3]

Season Division Tier Position
1999-2000 Regionalliga Süd III 6th
2000-01 Regionalliga Süd 2nd
2001-02 Regionalliga Süd 16th ↓
2002-03 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg IV 1st ↑
2003-04 Regionalliga Süd III 11th
2004-05 Regionalliga Süd 13th
2005-06 Regionalliga Süd 7th
2006-07 Regionalliga Süd 3rd
2007-08 Regionalliga Süd 3rd
2008-09 3. Liga 11th
2009-10 3. Liga 10th
2010–11 3. Liga 10th
2011–12 3. Liga 11th
2012–13 3. Liga 14th
2013–14 3. Liga
  • With the introduction of the Regionalligas in 1994 and the 3rd Liga in 2008 as the new third tier, below the 2nd Bundesliga, all leagues below dropped one tier.

Players

Players in bold are also part of the first-team squad:[4]

Current squad

As of 2 September 2013

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Germany GK Odisseas Vlachodimos
2 Germany DF Steffen Lang
3 Austria DF Philipp Mwene
5 Brazil DF Daniel Vier
6 Germany DF Thomas Geyer
7 Germany MF Manuel Janzer
8 Germany MF Timo Çeçen
9 Germany FW Marco Grüttner
10 Germany MF Alexander Riemann
11 Germany FW Pascal Breier
14 Germany MF Robin Yalçın
15 Germany DF Benjamin Kirchhoff
16 Germany MF Sinan Gümüş
No. Position Player
17 Germany MF Tobias Rathgeb
18 Germany FW Felix Lohkemper
20 Germany MF Marvin Wanitzek
21 United States MF Jerome Kiesewetter
22 Germany DF Kevin Müller
23 Germany DF Tim Leibold
24 Austria MF Francesco Lovrić
25 Germany MF Lukas Kiefer
26 Serbia MF Miloš Degenek
27 Germany MF Besar Halimi
30 Lithuania MF Gratas Sirgėdas
34 Germany GK Mario Miltner
40 Germany FW Erich Berko

Out on loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
3 Germany DF Michael Vitzthum (at Karlsruher SC until June 2014)
19 Bosnia and Herzegovina FW Marko Maletić (at FC Oss until June 2014)

References

External links

  • Official site
  • Fussbaldaten profile (German)
  • VfB Stuttgart II at Weltfussball.de
  • Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv historical German domestic league tables (German)

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