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VfB Stuttgart

VfB Stuttgart
Football club information
Full nameVerein für Bewegungsspiele
Stuttgart 1893 e. V.
NicknameDie Roten (The Reds)
Die Schwaben (The Swabians)
FoundedSeptember 9, 1893(age 123)
StadiumMercedes-Benz Arena,
Stuttgart (capacity : 60,441 (national), 54,906 (international))
ChairmanGerd E. Mäuser
ManagerFredi Bobic
Jochen Schneider
CoachBruno Labbadia
2010 11Bundesliga, 12th

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Verein für Bewegungsspiele Stuttgart 1893 e. V., commonly known as VfB Stuttgart, is a German sports club based in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg. The club is best known for its football team, which has participated in all but two Bundesliga seasons. The team has won the national championship five times in total-most recently in the 2006 07 season-and the DFB-Pokal (German cup) three times.

The football team plays its home games at the Mercedes-Benz Arena, situated in the Neckarpark (sport and event location around and including the Cannstatter Wasen) sports complex. It is also famous for its talented reserve team, VfB Stuttgart II, which currently plays in the 3rd Liga, the highest division allowed for a reserve team, and also for its junior teams, which won the national U19 championships a record 10 times and the Under 17 Fußball-Bundesliga for 6 times.

VfB Stuttgart is a membership-based club and with 45.636 (as of: September 2011), VfB is the largest sports club in the state and the fifth largest in the country. In addition to the successes of the professional, amateur and youth football teams, athletes from the club's athletics department have won numerous titles and medals. The club also has departments for fistball, hockey, table-tennis and football referees. These five departments only compete at amateur level. The club also maintains a social department, the VfB-Garde.

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