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Club history

VfB is a club with a long history. The beginnings of an institution in German football and founding member of the Bundesliga date back to the latter half of the 19th century – the pioneering period of German football. The club’s history through the first half of the 20th century was influenced by two world wars, before the groundwork was laid in the 1950’s for what was to become an exciting success story.

The club has since developed into a flagship with massive power of identification and is an integral element in the everyday lives of many people in the region. Boasting over 48,000 club members, VfB is by far the biggest sport club in Baden-Württemberg and one of the ten biggest clubs nationwide. Huge sporting successes, such as five German championship wins, have played a major role in seeing the club take up a position amongst the front-runners in the all-time Bundesliga table, whilst also acquiring a positive reputation on the international stage.

The fascination emanated by VfB is additionally based on accompanying diverse activities, emotions and history surrounding the club and the matches, which still continues today. The club has always boasted legendary players, such as Robert Schlienz, the Förster brothers or the so-called ‘Magisches Dreieck’ (Magic-Trio) of Krassimir Balakov, Fredi Bobic and Giovane Elber, within their ranks, who went on to characterize whole generations. Exactly those traditions and memories make VfB Stuttgart a vibrant and comprehensible cultural institution for people throughout the country.

Chronicle

Here you can click through the history of VfB