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VfL Wolfsburg Football


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Full NameVerein für Leibesübungen Wolfsburg

Nick NameDie Wölfe (The Wolves)

Founded12 September 1945; 73 years ago

GroundVolkswagen Arena

Team Owner(s)Volkswagen

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GOALKEEPERS NATIONALITY FOOT AGE
Koen Casteels Belgium Right 28
Pavao Pervan Austria Both 33
Niklas Klinger Germany Right 25
Lino Kasten Germany - 20
FORWARDS NATIONALITY FOOT AGE
Admir Mehmedi Switzerland Right 29
Daniel Ginczek Germany Right 29
Wout Weghorst Netherlands Right 28
Maximilian Philipp Germany Both 26
Bartosz Bialek Poland - 19
MIDFIELDERS NATIONALITY FOOT AGE
Josuha Guilavogui France Right 30
Yunus Mallı Turkey Right 28
Maximilian Arnold Germany Left 26
Yannick Gerhardt Germany Left 26
Renato Steffen Switzerland Left 29
Josip Brekalo Croatia Right 22
Xaver Schlager Austria Right 23
Joao Victor Brazil Left 26
DEFENDERS NATIONALITY FOOT AGE
Jeffrey Bruma Netherlands Right 29
John Brooks USA Left 27
Jérôme Roussillon France Left 28
William Brazil Right 25
Ridle Baku Germany Right 22
Marin Pongracic Croatia Right 23
Kevin Mbabu Switzerland Right 25
Maxence Lacroix France Right 20
Paulo Otavio Brazil Left 26
Tim Siersleben Germany Left 20
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Wolfsburg History


Verein für Leibesübungen Wolfsburg commonly known as VFL Wolfsburg was founded on 12 September 1945. It actually grew from a multi-sports club of Volkswagen company workers in the city of Wolfsburg. VFL Wolfsburg was the first club for the city which came into existence in the year 1938. 


The club almost ceased to exist on 15 December 1945 when all players except one named Josef Meyer left the club. Josef along with Willi Hilbert went on to sign new players and rebuild the team.


Wolfsburg have not achieved much success as a team but have witnessed some great matches with intense heat and importance. The club may have not won many titles but have played some matches that went on to decide the league.


Wolfsburg Logo



VfL Wolfsburg v Hamburger SV - Bundesliga



Wolfsburg logo was a 'W' inside a ring, on which VFL Wolfsburg was written. The logo consisted of only the green color. There was a change in the logo in the year 1969 when the green color faded a bit and the ring of the logo was changed by a circle without VFL Wolfsburg written on the logo. 


The last change till now was made in the year 2002 when the circle was replaced by an incomplete circle and the color was made brighter with a change in the font of 'W'.


Wolfsburg Stadium- Volkswagen Arena



VfL Wolfsburg v Bayern Muenchen - Bundesliga



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After the formation of the club in 1945, the club used to play its home games in the VFL stadium which had a capacity of 21,600. With the increase in requirement of capacity and the need of a better stadium, Wolfsburg constructed a new stadium by the name of Volkswagen Arena after the name of their owner company Volkswagen. Volkswagen Arena has a capacity of 30,000 and was inaugurated in 2002.


 Wolfsburg Nickname- Die Wolfe


Die Wolfe means the wolves in german. The wolfsburg are known for their fighting spirit and give a hard time to their opponents in every match they play. The fans see them as having the strength and fighting spirit of a wolf and therefore they call them the Die Wolfe.


Wolfsburg Manager- Oliver Glasner


Wolfsburg has recently appointed Oliver Gasner as their new manager. Gasner who played as a defender took to managing in the year 2014. Wolfsburg is the third team that he has taken charge of with the previous two being a little less known clubs.


Wolfsburg Relegation


The 2016-17 season was a very disappointing season for VFL Wolfsburg as it saw them finish the season at a relegation spot of 16 with 37 points. As a result, they faced Eintracht Braunschweig in the relegation playoffs in which they won by a score of 2-0 to secure a position in the Bundesliga. 


Season 2017-18 did not bring any good news either and Wolfsburg’s position in the league did not change. They faced Holstein Kiel in the playoffs whom they defeated by a 4-1 scoreline on aggregate, again keeping them in the Bundesliga.


Wolfsburg Rivals - Hannover 96


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The clash between Hannover 96 and VFL Wolfsburg is known as the Lower Saxony Derby. Though, the match is always intense, it has never seen any hooliganism. The two clubs have faced each other 29 times and Wolfsburg have been the more successful of the two. Wolfsburg has won 16 ties and lost 8 while 5 of them ended as a draw.


Wolfsburg Trophies


Wolfsburg Bundesliga Titles (1)


S. No.Wolfsburg Bundesliga TitlesRunner-up
12008-09Bayern Munich


Wolfsburg DFB Pokal Titles (1)


S. No.Wolfsburg Bundesliga TitlesRunner-up
12014-15Borussia Dortmund


Wolfsburg DFB Supercup Titles (1)


S. No.Wolfsburg Bundesliga TitlesRunner-up
12015Bayern Munich


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