Verein für Bewegungsspiele Stuttgart 1893 e. V.
, commonly known as VfB Stuttgart
, is a German sports club
based in Stuttgart
, the capital of Baden-Württemberg. The club is best known for its football team
, which has participated in all but two Bundesliga
seasons. The team has won the national championship
five times in total—most recently in the 2006–07 season—and the DFB-Pokal
(German cup) three times.
The football team plays its home games at the Mercedes-Benz Arena
, situated in the Cannstatter Wasen
sports complex. It is famous for its talented reserve team, VfB Stuttgart II
, which currently plays in the 3rd Liga
, the highest division allowed for a reserve team, and also for its junior team, which won the national U19 championships
a record 10 times.
VfB Stuttgart is a membership-based club and with 45.037 (as of: January 2009), VfB
is the largest sports club in the state and the fifth largest in the country. In addition to the successes of the professional, amateur and youth football teams, athletes from the club's athletics department have won numerous titles and medals. The club also has departments for fistball
and football referees
. These five departments only compete at amateur level. The club also maintains a social department, the VfB-Garde
Foundation to WWII
Verein für Bewegungsspiele Stuttgart
was formed through 2 April 1912 merger of predecessor sides Stuttgarter FV and Kronen-Club Cannstatt following a meeting in... Read More