is a German association football club
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playing in Lübeck
The Hanseatic City of Lübeck is the second-largest city in Schleswig-Holstein, in northern Germany, and one of the major ports of Germany. It was for several centuries the "capital" of the Hanseatic League and, because of its Brick Gothic architectural heritage, is listed by UNESCO as a World...
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in the country's north. In addition to its football side the 1,000 member sports club also has departments for badminton, women's gymnastics, handball
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, and table tennis.
Foundation to WWII
The earliest origins of the club go back to a pair of predecessor sides; Ballsportverein Vorwärts Lübeck
established on 1 April 1919 and Sportvereinigung Polizei Lübeck
founded in 1921.
SV Polizei Lübeck
was the local police sports club. In 1931 it was merged with Verein für Rasensport Lübeck
, which was the product of the 1923 union of Fußball Club Alemannia 1905 Lübeck
and Lübecker Fußball Club Germania 1913
played well enough to earn appearances in the playoff rounds of the senior north German circuit, but did not enjoy any success. VfR
made only a single such appearance, in 1924.
BSV Vorwärts Lübeck
played as an unheralded local side until 1933 when it was dismantled by the Nazi regime, which regarded workers sports clubs of the sort as politically undesirable. The club's membership became part of SVP
and the expanded association joined the Gauliga Nordmark, one of sixteen top flight divisions formed in the 1933 reorganization of German football under the Third Reich.
The club was renamed Polizei Sportverein Lübeck
in 1935 and played in the Gauliga Nordmark
The Gauliga Nordmark was the highest football league in the Prussian Province of Schleswig-Holstein and the German states of Hamburg, Lübeck, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Strelitz and parts of Oldenburg from 1933 to 1945...
until 1942, with its best results coming as third place finishes. PSV
made unsuccessful qualification round appearances in play for the Tschammerpokal, predecessor of today's DFB-Pokal (German Cup) in 1936–38. In 1942 the club was again renamed, becoming Sportgemeinschaft der Ordnungspolizei Lübeck
, and moved to the Gauliga Schleswig-Holstein when wartime conditions forced the breakup of the Gauliga
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Nordmark into three more local divisions.
Post-war era to present
Following World War II organizations throughout Germany, including sports and football clubs, were dissolved by occupying Allied authorities. In 1945 the former memberships of SG OrPo
and BSV Vorwärts
formed a new association called Verein für Bewegungsspile Lübeck
. The new club resumed play in the top flight, first in the Berzirksmeisterschaft Schleswig-Holstein, and then in 1947, in the newly formed Oberliga Nord. Over the next decade and a half VfB
bounced up and down between first and second division play; they were consistently a top performer in the Amateurliga Schlewig-Holstein (II), but completely incapable of escaping the basement of the Oberliga Nord (I).
Following the 1963 formation of the Bundesliga, the country's professional first division circuit, the team settled into the Regionalliga Nord (II), generally earning mid-table results. A second place finish in 1969 led VfB
to the qualification round for the Bundesliga, where they finished last in their group with only a single point from eight matches.
After 1974, VfB
slipped from the ranks of second tier teams to fourth division Landesliga Schleswig-Holstein. They recovered a place in the 2.Bundesliga just over two decades later and resumed their role as an "elevator side", moving frequently between the second and third divisions. In 2004, the team reached the semi-finals of the DFB-Pokal
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(German Cup), but lost to Werder Bremen
in extra time. They currently play in the Regionalliga Nord
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(IV) where they earned two consecutive third place finishes before slipping to ninth this past season.
After it was revealed that the club has been suffering from financial difficulties, it finally filed for bankruptcy at the district court Lübeck in April 2008.
In July 2009, VfB Lübeck shocked Bundesliga
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club 1. FSV Mainz 05
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, beating them 2–1 after extra time in the first round of the DFB-Pokal. They were eliminated in the next round by VfB Stuttgart
Verein für Bewegungsspiele Stuttgart 1893 e. V., commonly known as VfB Stuttgart, is a German sports club based in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg. The club is best known for its football team, which has participated in all but two Bundesliga seasons...
(3:1) after again taking a Bundesliga club into extra time.
See also List of VfB Lübeck players
VfB Lübeck II squad
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