Performance record and best football players of VFL Bochum football club

by on April 18, 2011
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VFL Bochum football club's performance

VFL Bochum football club have been one of those rare lower division clubs in Germany who had performances which have not only given them national recognition but also European recognition as well.

VFL Bochum football club have featured in the final the German national cup also known as the DFB-Pokal twice but were fortunate to miss out on the winners medal. The played the final once in 1968 and then again in 1988. The club has also won the German second division title 3 times and have been promoted to the German Bundesliga 6 times. The memorable moments for the club were definitely in the 1997 and 2004 seasons where they did not only play in the Bundesliga but also qualified for the UEFA Cup. On more than a few occasions strikers for VFL Bochum FC have been in the list of the top scorers in the Bundesliga as well.

Had it not been for a group of extra ordinary and hard working players, the mid level club would not have been able to enjoy relatively good success at all. Players like Stefan Kuntz, who proved pivotal in the 1985-86 season in the Bundesliga where he ended up scoring 22 goals for the club and in recent times Thomas Christiansen in 2002-2003 where he was the top scorer in the Bundesliga. Theofanis Gekas was another great servant for the club where by he scored 20 goal in the 2006-2007 season.

Profile of VFL Bochum football club

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Football in Germany: Bochum football club

VFL Bochum football club that plays second division football in Germany. Initially formed under the name of Turnverein Zu Bochum in 1848, it is one of the oldest clubs in the Europe. They play their home games in a kit which is a mixture of light and dark blue. The away kits are interesting in color which are often either a dull brown or muddy color or a very light green color.

VFL Bochum FC plays it’s home games at the rewirpower-stadion which has a capacity closing down on 30000. When the Bundesliga was first introduced in 1963, VFL Bochum were positioned in the third division from where they had to work really hard to reach the top flight and it wasn’t until 1971 that they got their first chance to play with the big boys of German Football.

The club has a few very interesting things that are off note; for example VFL Bochum FC has never assigned a number 12 jersey to any player simply because it is in honor of it’s fans whom the club considers as the 12th player. The club also was the first ever German club who traveled to Israel to play in 1955 and it’s unofficial anthem was written by a well known German musician called Herbert Gronemeyer which is sung at the start of every home game.