FC Energie Cottbus

association football club in Germany

FC Energie Cottbus is a German football club from Cottbus. They are also known as ´´Energie`` or ´´Die Lausitzer``.

FC Energie Cottbus
Full nameFC Energie Cottbus
Nickname(s)Energie or Die Laussitzer
Founded31 January 1966
GroundStadion der Freundschaft
Ground Capacity22,528
ChairmanUlrich Lepsch
ManagerClaus-Dieter Wollitz
LeagueSecond Bundesliga, Germany
WebsiteClub website
Stadion der Freundschaft homeground of FC Energie Cottbus
Union Berlin-Energie Cottbus (GDR Oberliga 1986-Frank Vogel FC Energie right)

Thery have been switching between the Bundesliga and the 2. Bundesliga (second division) several times. Currently, they play in the 2nd division as they got relegated by 1.FC Nuremberg.


Energie Cottbus was founded in 1966 but the team had a lot of other names. The history goes back to 1919 where the club was originally founded by coal miners as FSV Glückauf Brieske-Senftenberg. From 1924 to 1933 the club was called SV Sturm Grube Marga. In 1933 the club was banned by the Naziparty.

In 1949 the club was refounded as BSG Franz Mehring Grube, becoming BSG Aktivist Brieske-Ost in 1950.The club was re-named SC Aktivist Brieske-Senftenberg in 1954 and played in the DDR-Oberliga and was in the midfield of the table.In the early 1960s the club was relegated till Cottbus Bezirksliga. One squad formed a new team in 1963 SC Energie Cottbus, the reserve team formed BSG Aktivist Senftenberg. The club still exists as FSV Glückauf Brieske-Senftenberg today.

After the German reunification Energie Cottbus was one of the few teams which played successfully in the German professional football.

Recent seasonsEdit

Season Division Position
1999–00 2. Bundesliga (II) 3rd (promoted)
2000–01 Bundesliga (I) 14th
2001–02 Bundesliga 13th
2002–03 Bundesliga 18th (relegated)
2003–04 2. Bundesliga (II) 4th
2004–05 2. Bundesliga 14th
2005–06 2. Bundesliga 3rd (promoted)
2006–07 Bundesliga (I) 13th
2007–08 Bundesliga 14th
2008–09 Bundesliga 16th (relegated)
2009–10 2. Bundesliga 9th

Current squadEdit

As of 21 January 2011 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1   GK Thorsten Kirschbaum
3   DF Kolja Afriyie
4   DF Adam Straith
5   DF Robert Zickert
6   MF Nils Miatke
7   DF Takahito Soma
8   MF Roger
9   FW Emil Jula
10   MF Daniel Adlung
11   MF Markus Obernosterer (on loan from FC Wacker Innsbruck)
12   GK René Renno
13   MF Julian Börner
15   DF Alexander Bittroff
16   MF Marco Kurth
17   DF Daniel Ziebig
No. Position Player
18   MF Marc-André Kruska
19   FW Marc Zimmermann
20   MF Shao Jiayi
21   DF Uwe Hünemeier
22   MF Heiko Schwarz
23   FW Velimir Jovanović
24   MF Rok Kronaveter
25   DF Markus Brzenska
26   FW Nils Petersen
28   MF Clemens Fandrich
29   MF Dennis Sørensen
30   GK Marvin Gladrow
32   FW Leonardo Bittencourt
34   MF Jules Reimerink


  • German Cup final 1997

Manager historyEdit

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