FC Energie Cottbus
|Full name||FC Energie Cottbus|
|Nickname(s)||Energie or Die Laussitzer|
|Founded||31 January 1966|
|Ground||Stadion der Freundschaft|
|League||Second Bundesliga, Germany|
FC Energie Cottbus is a German football club from Cottbus. They are also known as ´´Energie`` or ´´Die Lausitzer``.
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.
History[change | change source]
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 seasons[change | change source]
|1999–00||2. Bundesliga (II)||3rd (promoted)|
|2003–04||2. Bundesliga (II)||4th|
|2005–06||2. Bundesliga||3rd (promoted)|
Current squad[change | change source]
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.
Honours[change | change source]
- German Cup final 1997
Manager history[change | change source]
- 1963-1965: Willi Schober
- 1965-1965: Helmut Trunschke
- 1966-1967: Heinz Frenzel
- 1967-1969: Helmut Beulich
- 1969-1969: Günter Dabow
- 1970-1971: Erich Lüddecke
- 1971-1975: Manfred Kupferschmied
- 1976-1976: Dieter Schulz
- 1976-1977: Claus Kreul
- 1978-1980: Hans-Jürgen Stenzel
- 1980-1982: Dieter Schulz
- 1982-1982: Rudi Speer
- 1982–1984: Günther Guttmann
- 1984–1990: Fritz Bohla
- 1990–1992: Hans-Jürgen Stenzel
- 1992–1994: Ulrich Nikolinski
- 1994–2004: Eduard Geyer
- 2004–2007: Petrik Sander
- 2007Heiko Weber :
- 2007–2009: Bojan Prašnikar
- 2009–Claus-Dieter Wollitz :
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