FC Erzgebirge Aue

association football club in Germany

The Fußballclub Erzgebirge Aue is a football club which plays in the German 2. Bundesliga. The club is from Aue in Saxony.

FC Erzgebirge Aue
Full nameFußballclub Erzgebirge Aue e. V.
Founded4 March 1946
GroundErzgebirgsstadion, Aue
Ground Capacity16,500
ChairmanBernd Keller
ManagerRico Schmitt
League2. Bundesliga
2010/11German 2. Bundesliga, 5th

HistoryEdit

The club was founded as SG Aue in 1945 and on 1 November 1948 became BSG Pneumatik Aue. Changes in sponsorship led to a change in name to Zentra Wismut Aue in 1949 and then simply to SC Wismut Aue in 1951. 1951 they promoted to the DDR-Oberliga. In 1954 the government decided that the nearby city Chemnitz(now called Karl-Marx-Stadt) should have a good team. So the name of Aue was changed to SC Wismut Karl Marx Stadt. But the club still played in Aue. In 1963 Karl Marx Stadt got its own team so the club was renamed to SC Wismut Aue.

Till 1989 Aue was one of the most successful teams in the DDR. They were 3 times winner of the DDR Oberliga (1956, 1957, 1959) and won the Cup once(1955). In the united Germany the started in the NOFV-Oberliga Süd (4th stage). With the establishment of the Regionalliga Nordost (3rd stage) in 1994, the club qualified for the new league. 200o they came to the Regionalliga Nord and were promoted to the 2. Bundesliga after the 1st place there. 2007 they were again relegated but came back in 2010.

Current squadEdit

As of July 1, 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 Martin Männel
2   DF Pierre le Beau
4   DF Thomas Paulus
5   DF Adli Lachheb
6   MF Kevin Schlitte
7   FW Ronny König
8   FW Mike Könnecke
9   FW Christian Cappek
11   FW Robert Strauß
13   FW Kevin Stephan (on loan from Hertha BSC II)
14   FW Skerdilaid Curri
15   DF René Klingbeil
17   MF Jan Hochscheidt
No. Position Player
18   FW Enrico Kern
19   MF Patrick Sonntag
20   MF Oliver Schröder
21   DF Dominic Rau
22   MF Marc Hensel
23   MF Nicolas Höfler (on loan from SC Freiburg)
24   GK Michael Arnold
25   FW Guido Kocer
26   GK Stephan Flauder
27   DF Tobias Kempe
28   MF Alban Ramaj
30   DF Fabian Müller