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FC Sachsen Leipzig

FC Sachsen Leipzig is a football (soccer) club from Germany.

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About FC Sachsen Leipzig

FC Sachsen Leipzig was a Football in Germany from Leipzig, Saxony. The roots of the club go back to 1899 and the founding of Britannia Leipzig. Following World War I, a 1919 merger with FC Hertha 05 Leipzig created Leipziger Sportverein 1899. Another predecessor side, SV Tura Leipzig, was formed in 1932 and just six years later, in 1938, joined with 1899 to create Tura 1899 Leipzig. The club was dissolved in 2011.

History

Of these early clubs, only Britannia was of any note competitively, playing in senior level city competition from 1908 to 1910. They re-emerged there in 1922 as SV, but finished at the bottom of the table the next season.

German football was reorganised in 1933 under the Third Reich into 16 premier divisions. Newcomer Tura 32 had been competing in the top flight Gauliga Sachsen since 1936 and following its merger with SV, continued in the top flight as SV Tura 1899. The team escaped relegation in 1939 only because of the restructuring of the Gauliga Sachsen into two divisions. However, by 1942 the club's continued lacklustre performance saw them in last place and relegated from the top flight. They earned a return in 1943, but World War II made play untenable and the Gauliga Sachsen broke up into a number of small local city-based leagues. Tura merged with SpVgg Leipzig to briefly form the wartime side KSG Tura / SpVgg Leizig.

Following the war a number of new sports and football clubs were formed, often built around the cores of pre-war clubs: SG Leipzig-Leutzsch was the closest descendant of the old Tura side. In March 1949, Leutzsch, SG Lindenau-Hafen, SG Lindenau-Aue, SG Leipzig-Mitte, and SG Böhlitz-Ehrenberg were united to form ZSG Industrie Leipzig. In August the next year, the club was re-named BSG Chemie Leipzig.

Chemie was dissolved in September 1954 when its players were assigned to 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig. In 1963, East German football was re-organized with a view towards fostering the development of talent for the country's national side. This time Lok was disassembled to help re-create the club BSG Chemie Leipzig. At the end of May 1990, the club was re-named FC Grün-Weiß Leipzig and in quick succession merged with SV Chemie Böhlen (formerly BSG Chemie Böhlen), forming the current club in August that year.

The club last competed in the fifth tier Regionalliga Nord and played its home matches at the Alfred-Kunze-Sportpark.

In March 2009, the club had to declare insolvency for a second time in its history, already having done so in 2001. The administrator finally announced in May 2011 that the club would fold on 30 June 2011.

BSG Chemie Leipzig reformed

A BSG Chemie Leipzig club which claims the traditions of the old side, especially the spirit of the 1963–64 championship team, has been reformed. The club had to restart at the lowest level, playing in the 3rd Kreisklasse Leipzig – Staffel 1 in 2008–09.

Notable players

Internationals

The following players were capped by East Germany national football team while playing for Chemie Leipzig:
- Bernd Bauchspieß – 1 cap
- Rainer Baumann – 2 caps
- Günter Busch – 2 caps
- Bernd Dobermann – 2 caps
- Werner Eilitz – 8 caps
- Dieter Fischer – 4 caps
- Heinz Fröhlich – 2 caps
- Rudolf Krause (footballer) – 2 caps
- Horst Scherbaum – 5 caps
- Lothar Vetterke – 1 cap
- Manfred Walter – 16 caps
- Arno Zerbe – 1 cap
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Honours

- East German champions: 1951, 1964
- East German Cup winners: 1957, 1966
- Saxony Cup: 1993, 1994, 1995, 2005




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