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FC Energie Cottbus
Full name FC Energie Cottbus
Nickname(s) Energie or Die Laussitzer
Founded 31 January 1966
Ground Stadion der Freundschaft
Ground Capacity 22,528
Chairman Ulrich Lepsch
Manager Claus-Dieter Wollitz
League Second Bundesliga, Germany
2009/10 9th
Stadion der Freundschaft
Stadion der Freundschaft homeground of FC Energie Cottbus
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-1986-0927-013, 1. FC Union Berlin - Energie Cottbus 1-1
Union Berlin-Energie Cottbus (GDR Oberliga 1986-Frank Vogel FC Energie right)

FC Energie Cottbus is a German football club from Cottbus. They are also known as ´´Energie`` or ´´Die Lausitzer``.

Thery have been switching between the Bundesliga and the 2. Bundesliga (second division) several times. Currently, they play in the 2nd division as they got relegated by 1.FC Nuremberg.


Energie Cottbus was founded in 1966 but the team had a lot of other names. The history goes back to 1919 where the club was originally founded by coal miners as FSV Glückauf Brieske-Senftenberg. From 1924 to 1933 the club was called SV Sturm Grube Marga. In 1933 the club was banned by the Naziparty.

In 1949 the club was refounded as BSG Franz Mehring Grube, becoming BSG Aktivist Brieske-Ost in 1950.The club was re-named SC Aktivist Brieske-Senftenberg in 1954 and played in the DDR-Oberliga and was in the midfield of the table.In the early 1960s the club was relegated till Cottbus Bezirksliga. One squad formed a new team in 1963 SC Energie Cottbus, the reserve team formed BSG Aktivist Senftenberg. The club still exists as FSV Glückauf Brieske-Senftenberg today.

After the German reunification Energie Cottbus was one of the few teams which played successfully in the German professional football.

Recent seasons

Season Division Position
1999–00 2. Bundesliga (II) 3rd (promoted)
2000–01 Bundesliga (I) 14th
2001–02 Bundesliga 13th
2002–03 Bundesliga 18th (relegated)
2003–04 2. Bundesliga (II) 4th
2004–05 2. Bundesliga 14th
2005–06 2. Bundesliga 3rd (promoted)
2006–07 Bundesliga (I) 13th
2007–08 Bundesliga 14th
2008–09 Bundesliga 16th (relegated)
2009–10 2. Bundesliga 9th

Current squad

As of 21 January 2011

No. Position Player
1 Germany GK Thorsten Kirschbaum
3 Germany DF Kolja Afriyie
4 Canada DF Adam Straith
5 Germany DF Robert Zickert
6 Germany MF Nils Miatke
7 Japan DF Takahito Soma
8 Brazil MF Roger
9 Romania FW Emil Jula
10 Germany MF Daniel Adlung
11 Austria MF Markus Obernosterer (on loan from FC Wacker Innsbruck)
12 Germany GK René Renno
13 Germany MF Julian Börner
15 Germany DF Alexander Bittroff
16 Germany MF Marco Kurth
17 Germany DF Daniel Ziebig
No. Position Player
18 Germany MF Marc-André Kruska
19 Germany FW Marc Zimmermann
20 People's Republic of China MF Shao Jiayi
21 Germany DF Uwe Hünemeier
22 Germany MF Heiko Schwarz
23 Serbia FW Velimir Jovanović
24 Slovenia MF Rok Kronaveter
25 Germany DF Markus Brzenska
26 Germany FW Nils Petersen
28 Germany MF Clemens Fandrich
29 Denmark MF Dennis Sørensen
30 Germany GK Marvin Gladrow
32 Brazil FW Leonardo Bittencourt
34 Netherlands MF Jules Reimerink


  • German Cup final 1997

Manager history

  • 1963-1965: Willi Schober
  • 1965-1965: Helmut Trunschke
  • 1966-1967: Heinz Frenzel
  • 1967-1969: Helmut Beulich
  • 1969-1969: Günter Dabow
  • 1970-1971: Erich Lüddecke
  • 1971-1975: Manfred Kupferschmied
  • 1976-1976: Dieter Schulz
  • 1976-1977: Claus Kreul
  • 1978-1980: Hans-Jürgen Stenzel
  • 1980-1982: Dieter Schulz
  • 1982-1982: Rudi Speer
  • 1982–1984: Günther Guttmann
  • 1984–1990: Fritz Bohla
  • 1990–1992: Hans-Jürgen Stenzel
  • 1992–1994: Ulrich Nikolinski
  • 1994–2004: Eduard Geyer
  • 2004–2007: Petrik Sander
  • 200700000: Heiko Weber
  • 2007–2009: Bojan Prašnikar
  • 2009–0000: Claus-Dieter Wollitz

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