KFC Uerdingen 05

Country Germany Germany
City Uerdingen
Founded 1905
Website kfc-uerdingen.de

KFC Uerdingen 05 is a professional Germany football club in Uerdingen, Krefeld. They enjoyed their success in the 1980s, with most recently being a part of the fifth and sixth tier competition. Founded in 1905, the team plays their matches at Grotenburg-Stadion in Krefeld, which has a seating capacity of 34,500. The chairman of this team is Agissilaos Kourkoudialos with Jörg Jung being the head coach of the team.

The team spent their first half of the 1990s as an “elevator crew”, bouncing up and down between 2. Bundesliga and the Bundesliga. Post 1995 season, Bayer withdrew their sponsorship of the football team that had suffered chronic financial difficulties since then. This team took up their final year of the game in Bundesliga in 1995-96 season by the name of Krefelder Fußball-Club Uerdingen 05. They slipped through the second division by the turn of the millennium and to the third division match. Their persistent financial problems also led them to get denied of a license from the DFB to play in the Regionalliga Nord (III) in 2003.

Aleksandar Ristic, a veteran manager and Fortuna Dusseldorf legend was put in charge of the team, as the German football got reorganized with the new 3. Liga introduction in 2008-09. KFC however failed in their attempt to qualify for the restructured Regionalliga (IV), and instead got relegated to the Verbandsliga (VI) after finishing in the 13th place.

In 2010-11, this club won the Verbandsliga, gaining promotion to the NRW-Liga (V). This was their first promotion in 17 years.

KFC Uerdingen 05 struggled with financial difficulties in recent years, raising money that included auctioning on eBay the right to coach the men for one match, and also inviting Pete Doherty to a league match.

Major Achievements

The team won the DFB Pokal title in 1985 other than the UEFA Intertoto Cup in 1988, 1990, 1991 and in 1992. The team reached the European Cup winners’ cup semi finals in 1986. Other than that, the team won the Verbandsliga Niederrhein in 2010-11 season.

With right to youth team, the team was the German U-17 and the German U-19 champions in 1987.

Team Roster

Name Position
Dominic Maroh Germany defender
Levan Kenia Georgia midfielder

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