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VfL Wolfsburg
Logo-VfL-Wolfsburg.svg
Full name Verein für Leibesübungen Wolfsburg e. V. (Sports club)
Verein für Leibesübungen Wolfsburg Fußball GmbH (Professional football club)
Nickname(s) Die Wölfe (The Wolves)
Founded 12 September 1945; 76 years ago (1945-09-12)
Ground Volkswagen Arena
Ground Capacity 30,000
Owner Volkswagen (of GmbH)
Executive Director Francisco Javier García Sanz
Head Coach Martin Schmidt
League Bundesliga
2016–17 16th
Third colours

Verein für Leibesübungen Wolfsburg e. V., commonly known as VfL Wolfsburg or Wolfsburg, is a football club from Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony. The club plays in the German Bundesliga The club grew out of a multi-sports club for Volkswagen workers in the city of Wolfsburg and is owned by the Volkswagen Group.

Players

Current squad

No. Position Player
1 Belgium GK Koen Casteels (vice-captain)
2 Brazil DF William
4 Spain MF Ignacio Camacho
6 Brazil DF Paulo Otávio
7 Croatia MF Josip Brekalo
8 Switzerland MF Renato Steffen
9 Netherlands FW Wout Weghorst
11 Germany MF Felix Klaus
12 Austria GK Pavao Pervan
13 Germany MF Yannick Gerhardt
14 Switzerland FW Admir Mehmedi
15 France DF Jérôme Roussillon
19 Switzerland DF Kevin Mbabu
22 Croatia DF Marin Pongračić
23 France MF Josuha Guilavogui (captain)
No. Position Player
24 Austria MF Xaver Schlager
25 United States DF John Brooks
26 United States FW Ulysses Llanez
27 Germany MF Maximilian Arnold (3rd captain)
29 Egypt FW Omar Marmoush
30 Germany GK Niklas Klinger
31 Germany DF Robin Knoche
32 Democratic Republic of the Congo DF Marcel Tisserand
33 Germany FW Daniel Ginczek
35 Germany GK Lino Kasten
36 Germany GK Phillip Menzel
37 France FW Mamoudou Karamoko
38 Belgium MF Ismail Azzaoui
40 Brazil FW João Victor
43 Germany MF Julian Justvan
44 Germany MF Iba May

Players out on loan

No. Position Player
5 Netherlands DF Jeffrey Bruma (at Mainz 05 until 30 June 2020)
10 Turkey MF Yunus Mallı (at Union Berlin until 30 June 2020)
17 Germany DF Felix Uduokhai (at FC Augsburg until 30 June 2020)
No. Position Player
29 Germany MF John Yeboah (at VVV-Venlo until 30 June 2020)
34 Germany MF Marvin Stefaniak (at Greuther Fürth until 30 June 2021)
37 Germany MF Elvis Rexhbeçaj (at FC Köln until 30 June 2021)

League position

Season League Position
1997/98 Bundesliga 14th
1998/99 Bundesliga 6th
1999/00 Bundesliga 7th
2000/01 Bundesliga 9th
2001/02 Bundesliga 10th
2002/03 Bundesliga 8th
2003/04 Bundesliga 10th
2004/05 Bundesliga 9th
2005/06 Bundesliga 15th
2006/07 Bundesliga 15th
2007/08 Bundesliga 5th
2008/09 Bundesliga Champions
2009/10 Bundesliga 8th
2010/11 Bundesliga 15th

Honours

Domestic

Regional

  • Deutsche Amateurmeisterschaft:
    • Runners-up: 1963
  • Amateuroberliga Niedersachsen-Ost (II):
    • Winners: 1952, 1954, 1963
  • Regionalliga Nord (II):
    • Runners-up: 1970
  • Oberliga Nord (III):
    • Winners: 1991, 1992
    • Runners-up (3): 1976, 1978, 1988
  • Lower Saxony Cup
    • Winners: 1962, 2002, 2003

Youth

  • German Under 19 championship
    • Winners: 2010–11, 2012–13
    • Runners-up: 2007–08
  • Under 19 Bundesliga North/Northeast
    • Winners: 2007–08, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13
  • Under 17 Bundesliga North/Northeast
    • Winners: 2008–09, 2015–16

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