German third tier club Chemnitzer FC have announced that ‘Top club Newcastle United is coming to Chemnitz’.
The Chemnitzer FC official website;
‘Chemnitz FC will play on Friday, 13 July 2012 a friendly match against top English club Newcastle United FC. The encounter with the ‘Magpies’ will kick off at 18:30 clock in the stadium at the Gellert road’.
The club was initially formed by students from Mittweida as Chemnitzer SC Britannia on 2 December 1899.
On 8 August 1903, the club became a founding member of the Verband Chemnitzer Fußball-Vereine (VCFV). This local federation was included into the Verband Mitteldeutscher Fußball-Vereine (VMBV), the great regional federation of Central Germany, two years later.
Until 1933, Chemnitzer BC were a strong side of the VMBV leagues. They took part in the WMBV's final round fifteen times, reaching the final once in 1927. Despite a 0–4 defeat against VfB Leipzig, Chemnitz qualified for the 1927 German football championship as vice-champions, where they lost in the first round against eventual champions 1. FC Nuremberg, 1–5.
In 1933, Chemnitzer BC 1899 came into financial difficulties. Despite a merger with local rivals SC Sachsen 1909 Chemnitz, bankruptcy and liquidation could not be avoided. The side was then immediately re-formed under the name Chemnitzer BC 1933, which assumed the history of the old club. CBC 1933 were part of the Gauliga Saxony until the end of World War II.
In the aftermath of the conflict, most organizations in Germany, including sports and football clubs, were dissolved by the Allied occupation authorities. The side was re-established in 1945 as SG Chemnitz Nord before, as it was common in East German football at the time, undergoing a number of name changes, from BSG Fewa Chemnitz in 1948 to BSG Chemie Chemnitz in 1951. Upon the renaming of the city of Chemnitz to Karl-Marx-Stadt in 1953, the club followed suit and assumed the new city name as well. In 1956, the football club was attached to the larger centralized sports club SC Motor Karl-Marx-Stadt, which was in turn renamed SC Karl-Marx-Stadt in 1963. The football department was then once again separated from the sports club as FC Karl-Marx-Stadt in 1966, under a government plan to establish a number of football clubs as centres throughout the country intended to identify and develop talent in support of a strong national side. When the city re-claimed its original name in 1991, the team followed suit to become Chemnitzer FC.
After joining the DDR-Oberliga for the 1962–63 season, the club generally earned uninspiring results, most often finishing in the lower half of the league table. They managed a surprising East German championship win at the end of the 1966–67 season, and were runners-up in the East German Cup (FDGB Cup) in 1969, 1983 and 1989. The club enjoyed its best international turn in 1989, advancing through two preliminary rounds to the Round of 16 of the 1989–90 UEFA Cup before being knocked out against Juventus. In the same season the team finished as runners-up in the East German championship, second to Dynamo Dresden on goal differential.
After German reunification in 1990, Chemnitzer FC qualified for the 2. Bundesliga at the end of the 1991–92 NOFV-Oberliga. Beginning with the 1992–93 season, Chemnitz spent five years in the second tier of German football until being relegated to the then third-tier Fußball-Regionalliga in 1997, and also advanced to the semifinal of the 1992–93 DFB-Pokal during this time. Since then, the importance of the club has faded. The following four years were evenly split between the Regionalliga and the 2. Bundesliga before eventually being relegated back to the Regionalliga (III) in 2001 and subsequently to the Oberliga Nordost (IV) in 2006. The last couple of years, however, saw the club slowly rising through the German league system once again with promotions to the now fourth-tier Regionalliga in 2008 and the 3rd Liga in 2011.EURO 2012 GROUP STAGES Friday June 8
Poland 1 Greece 1POLAND: Szczesny, Piszczek, Wasilewski, Perquis, Boenisch, Murawski, Polanski, Blaszczykowski, Obraniak, Rybus (Tyton 69), Lewandowski.Goal: Lewandowski 17.GREECE: Chalkias, Torosidis, Papastathopoulos, Avraam Papadopoulos (Kyriakos Papadopoulos 36), Holebas, Maniatis, Katsouranis, Karagounis, Ninis (Salpingidis 46), Gekas (Fortounis 68), Samaras.Goal: Salpingidis 51.
Russia 4 Czech Republic 1RUSSIA: Malafeev, Aniukov, Berezutsky, Ignashevich, Zhirkov, Shirokov, Denisov, Zyryanov, Dzagoev (Kokorin 84), Kerzhakov (Pavlyuchenko 73), Arshavin.Goals: Dzagoev 15, Shirokov 24, Dzagoev 79, Pavlyuchenko 82.CZECH REP: Cech, Gebre Selassie, Hubnik, Sivok, Kadlec, Plasil, Jiracek (Petrzela 75), Pilar, Rosicky, Rezek (Hubschman 46), Baros (Lafata 85).Goal: Pilar 52.Saturday June 9
Holland 0 Denmark 1HOLLAND: Stekelenburg, Van Der Wiel (Kuyt 84), Heitinga, Vlaar, Willems, Van Bommel, Nigel De Jong (Van der Vaart 71), Robben, Sneijder, Afellay (Huntelaar 71), van Persie.DENMARK: Andersen, Jacobsen, Kjaer, Agger, Simon Poulsen, Kvist Jorgensen, Zimling, Rommedahl (Mikkelsen 83), Eriksen (Schone 74), Krohn-Delhi, Bendtner.Goal: Krohn-Delhi 24.
Germany 1 Portugal 0GERMANY: Neuer, Boateng, Hummels, Badstuber, Lahm, Khedira, Schweinsteiger, Muller (Bender 90), Ozil (Kroos 87), Podolski, Gomez (Klose 80).Goal: Gomez 72.PORUGAL: Rui Patricio, Joao Pereira, Bruno Alves, Pepe, Fabio Coentrao, Meireles (Varela 80), Veloso, Joao Moutinho, Nani, Postiga (Nelson Oliveira 70), Ronaldo.Sunday June 10
Republic of Ireland 1 Croatia 3 REP IRELAND: Given, O'Shea, St. Ledger, Dunne, Ward, McGeady (Cox 54), Whelan, Andrews, Duff, Doyle (Walters 53), Keane (Long 75).Goal: St. Ledger 19.CROATIA: Pletikosa, Srna, Corluka, Schildenfeld, Strinic, Vukojevic, Rakitic (Dujmovic 90), Modric, Perisic (Eduardo 89), Mandzukic, Jelavic (Kranjcar 72).Goals: Mandzukic 3, Jelavic 43, Given 49 og.
Spain 1 Italy 1
SPAIN: Casillas, Arbeloa, Pique, Sergio Ramos, Jordi Alba, Xavi, Busquets, Alonso, Silva (Jesus Navas 65), Fabregas (Torres 74), Iniesta.Goal: Fabregas 64.ITALY: Buffon, Chiellini, De Rossi, Bonucci, Giaccherni, Marchisio, Pirlo, Thiago Motta (Nocerino 89), Maggio, Cassano (Giovinco 65), Balotelli (Di Natale 56).Goal: Di Natale 60.Monday June 11
France 1 England 1
FRANCE: Lloris, Debuchy, Rami, Mexes, Evra, Nasri, Cabaye (Ben Arfa 84), Diarra, Malouda (Martin 84), Ribery, Benzema.Goal: Nasri 39.ENGLAND: Hart, Johnson, Terry, Lescott, Cole, Milner, Gerrard, Parker (Henderson 77), Oxlade-Chamberlain (Defoe 77), Young, Welbeck (Walcott 90).Goal: Lescott 30.
Ukraine 2 Sweden 1
UKRAINE: Pyatov, Gusev, Mykhalyk, Khacheridi, Selin, Yarmolenko, Tymoschuk, Konoplianka (Devic 90), Nazarenko, Voronin (Rotan 84), Shevchenko (Milevskiy 81).Goals: Shevchenko 55, 62.SWEDEN: Isaksson, Lustig, Mellberg, Granqvist, Martin Olsson, Elm, Kallstrom, Larsson (Wilhelmsson 69), Ibrahimovic, Toivonen (Svensson 63), Rosenberg (Elmander 71).Goal: Ibrahimovic 52.Tuesday June 12
Greece 1 Czech Republic 2
GREECE: Chalkias (Sifakis 23), Torosidis, Kyriakos Papadopoulos, Katsouranis, Holebas, Fotakis (Gekas 46), Maniatis, Karagounis, Salpingidis, Samaras, Fortounis (Mitroglou 71).Goal: Gekas 53.CZECH REPUBLIC: Cech, Gebre Selassie, Sivok, Kadlec, Limbersky, Hubschman, Plasil, Jiracek, Rosicky (Kolar 46), Pilar, Baros (Pekhart 64), Kolar (Rajtoral 90).Goals: Jiracek 3, Pilar 6.
Poland 1 Russia 1
POLAND: Tyton, Piszczek, Wasilewski, Perquis, Boenisch, Dudka (Mierzejewski 73), Polanski (Matuszczyk 84), Blaszczykowski, Murawski, Obraniak (Brozek 90), Lewandowski.Goal: Blaszczykowski 57.RUSSIA: Malafeev, Aniukov, Berezutsky, Ignashevich, Zhirkov, Shirokov, Denisov, Zyryanov, Dzagoev (Izmailov 79), Kerzhakov (Pavlyuchenko 70), Arshavin.Goals: Dzagoev 37.Wednesday June 13
Portugal 3 Denmark 2
DENMARK:k Andersen, Jacobsen, Kjaer, Agger, Simon Poulsen, Kvist Jorgensen, Zimling (Jakob Poulsen 17), Rommedahl (Mikkelsen 60), Eriksen, Krohn-Delhi (Schone 90), Bendtner.Goals: Bendtner 41, 80.PORTUGAL: Rui Patricio, Joao Pereira, Bruno Alves, Pepe, Fabio Coentrao, Meireles (Varela 84), Veloso, Joao Moutinho, Nani (Rolando 89), Postiga (Nelson Oliveira 64), Ronaldo.Goals: Pepe 24, Postiga 36, Varela 87.
Holland 1 Germany 2
HOLLAND: Stekelenburg, Van Der Wiel, Heitinga, Mathijsen, Willems, Nigel De Jong, Van Bommel (Van der Vaart 46), Robben (Kuyt 83), Sneijder, Afellay (Huntelaar 46), van Persie.Goal: van Persie 73.GERMANY: Neuer, Boateng, Hummels, Badstuber, Lahm, Khedira, Schweinsteiger, Muller (Bender 90), Ozil (Kroos 81), Podolski, Gomez (Klose 72).Goals: Gomez 24, 38.Thursday June 14
Italy 1 Croatia 1
ITALY: Buffon, Bonucci, De Rossi, Chiellini, Maggio, Marchisio, Pirlo, Thiago Motta (Montolivo 62), Giaccherni, Balotelli (Di Natale 69), Cassano (Giovinco 83).Goal: Pirlo 39.CROATIA: Pletikosa, Srna, Corluka, Schildenfeld, Strinic, Rakitic, Vukojevic, Modric, Perisic (Pranjic 68), Jelavic (Eduardo 83), Mandzukic (Kranjcar 90).Goal: Mandzukic 72.
Spain 4 Republic of Ireland 0
SPAIN: Casillas, Arbeloa, Pique, Sergio Ramos, Jordi Alba, Xavi, Busquets, Alonso (Javi Martinez 65), Silva, Torres (Fabregas 74), Iniesta (Santi Cazorla 79).Goals: Torres 4, Silva 49, Torres 70, Fabregas 83.REPUBLIC OF IRELAND: Given, O'Shea, St. Ledger, Dunne, Ward, Duff (McClean 76), Andrews, Whelan (Green 80), McGeady, Cox (Walters 46), Keane.Friday June 15
Ukraine 0 France 2
UKRAINE: Pyatov, Gusev, Mykhalyk, Khacheridi, Selin, Yarmolenko (Aliev 68), Tymoschuk, Nazarenko (Milevskiy 60), Konoplianka, Shevchenko, Voronin (Devic 46).FRANCE: Lloris, Debuchy, Rami, Mexes, Clichy, Diarra, Cabaye (M'Vila 68), Menez (Martin 73), Nasri, Ribery, Benzema (Giroud 75).Goals: Menez 53, Cabaye 56.
Sweden 2 England 3 SWEDEN: Isaksson, Granqvist (Lustig 66), Mellberg, Jonas Olsson, Martin Olsson, Larsson, Svensson, Kallstrom, Elm (Wilhelmsson 81), Ibrahimovic, Elmander (Rosenberg 79).Goals: Mellberg 49, 59.ENGLAND: Hart, Johnson, Terry, Lescott, Cole, Milner (Walcott 60), Parker, Gerrard, Young, Carroll, Welbeck (Oxlade-Chamberlain 89).Goals: Carroll 23, Walcott 64, Welbeck 78.Saturday June 16
Czech Republic 1 Poland 0
CZECH REPUBLIC: Cech, Gebre Selassie, Sivok, Kadlec, Limbersky, Hubschman, Plasil, Jiracek (Rajtoral 83), Kolar, Pilar (Rezek 87), Baros (Pekhart 90).Goal: Jiracek 72.POLAND: Tyton, Piszczek, Wasilewski, Perquis, Boenisch, Dudka, Polanski (Grosicki 56), Blaszczykowski, Murawski (Mierzejewski 73), Obraniak (Brozek 73), Lewandowski.
Greece 1 Russia 0
GREECE: Sifakis, Torosidis, Papastathopoulos, Kyriakos Papadopoulos, Tzavelas, Katsouranis, Maniatis, Salpingidis (Ninis 82), Karagounis (Makos 67), Samaras, Gekas (Holebas 64).Goal: Karagounis 45.RUSSIA: Malafeev, Aniukov (Izmailov 81), Berezutsky, Ignashevich, Zhirkov, Shirokov, Denisov, Glushakov (Pogrebnyak 72), Dzagoev, Kerzhakov (Pavlyuchenko 46), Arshavin.Sunday June 17
Portugal 2 Holland 1
PORTUGAL: Rui Patricio, Joao Pereira, Bruno Alves, Pepe, Fabio Coentrao, Meireles (Custodio 72), Veloso, Joao Moutinho, Nani (Rolando 87), Postiga (Nelson Oliveira 64), Ronaldo.Goals: Ronaldo 28, 74.HOLLAND: Stekelenburg, Willems (Afellay 67), Mathijsen, Vlaar, Van Der Wiel, Van der Vaart, Nigel De Jong, Sneijder, van Persie, Robben, Huntelaar.Goal: Van der Vaart 11.
Denmark 1 Germany 2
DENMARK: Andersen, Jacobsen, Kjaer, Agger, Simon Poulsen, Kvist Jorgensen, Eriksen, Jakob Poulsen (Mikkelsen 82), Zimling (Christian Poulsen 78), Krohn-Delhi, Bendtner.Goal: Krohn-Delhi 25.GERMANY: Neuer, Bender, Hummels, Badstuber, Lahm, Khedira, Schweinsteiger, Muller (Kroos 84), Ozil, Podolski (Schurrle 64), Gomez (Klose 74).Goals: Podolski 19, Bender 80.Monday June 18
Italy 2 Republic of Ireland 0
ITALY: Buffon, Abate, Barzagli, Chiellini (Bonucci 57), Balzaretti, Pirlo, Marchisio, Thiago Motta, De Rossi, Di Natale (Balotelli 74), Cassano (Diamanti 62).Goals: Cassano 36, Balotelli 90.REPUBLIC OF IRELAND: Given, O'Shea, Dunne, St. Ledger, Ward, McGeady (Long 65), Whelan, Andrews, Duff, Keane (Cox 86), Doyle (Walters 76).
Croatia 0 Spain 1
CROATIA: Pletikosa, Vida (Jelavic 66), Corluka, Schildenfeld, Strinic, Vukojevic (Eduardo 81), Rakitic, Srna, Modric, Pranjic (Perisic 66), Mandzukic.SPAIN: Casillas, Arbeloa, Pique, Sergio Ramos, Jordi Alba, Xavi (Negredo 89), Busquets, Alonso, Silva (Fabregas 73), Torres (Jesus Navas 60), Iniesta.Goal: Jesus Navas 88.Tuesday June 19
Sweden 2 France 0
SWEDEN: Isaksson, Granqvist, Mellberg, J Olsson, M Olsson, Svensson (Holmen 77), Kallstrom, Larsson, Ibrahimovic, Bajrami (Wilhelmsson 45), Toivonen (Wernbloom 77).Scores: Ibrahimovic 54, Larsson 90+1
FRANCE: Lloris; Debuchy, Rami, Mexes, Clichy; Nasri (Menez 77), Diarra , M’Vila (Giroud 83), Ben Arfa
England 1 Ukraine 0
ENGLAND: Hart, Johnson, Cole, Terry, Lescott, Gerrard, Young, Milner (Walcott 70′), Parker, Rooney (Oxlade-Chamberlain 87′), Welbeck (Carroll 82′)Goal: Rooney 48
UKRAINE: Pyatov, Selin, Hacherydy, Rakitskiy, Husyev, Tymoshchuk, Harmash (Nazarenko 78′), Yarmolenko, Konoplyanka, Milevskiy (Butko 77′), Dević (Shevchenko 70)QUARTER-FINALS
Thursday June 21
Czech Republic 0 Portugal 1
CZECH REPUBLIC: Cech, Gebre Selassie, Sivok, Kadlec, Limbersky, Hubschman (Pekhart 86), Plasil, Jiracek, Darida (Rezek 61), Pilar, Baros.
PORTUGAL: Rui Patricio, Joao Pereira, Pepe, Bruno Alves, Fabio Coentrao, Meireles (Rolando 88), Veloso, Joao Moutinho, Nani (Custodio 84), Postiga (Almeida 39), Ronaldo.Goal: Ronaldo 79
Friday June 22
Germany 4 Greece 2
GERMANY: Neuer, Boateng, Hummels, Badstuber, Lahm, Schweinsteiger, Khedira, Reus (Gotze 80), Ozil, Schurrle (Muller 67), Klose (Gomez 79).Goals: Lahm 39, Khedira 61, Klose 68, Reus 74.
GREECE: Sifakis, Torosidis, Papastathopoulos, Kyriakos Papadopoulos, Tzavelas (Fotakis 46), Makos (Liberopoulos 71), Maniatis, Ninis (Gekas 46), Katsouranis, Samaras, Salpingidis.Goals: Samaras 55, Salpingidis 89 pen.
Saturday June 23 Donetsk, QF3: SPAIN v FRANCE (1945)
Sunday June 24 Kiev, QF4: ENGLAND v ITALY (1945)SEMI-FINALS
Wednesday June 27 Donetsk, SF1: CZECH REPUBLIC or PORTUGAL v SPAIN or FRANCE (1945)
Thursday June 28 Warsaw, SF2: GERMANY or GREECE v ENGLAND or ITALY (1945)FINAL
Sunday July 1 Kiev: Winner SF1 v Winner SF2 (1945)