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Presenting… VfB Stuttgart

Published on the 31 August 2007 à 11:15 by BV

In Champions League group E, Olympique Lyonnais will be pitted against FC Barcelona, VfB Stuttgart and Rangers FC. Presenting VfB Stuttgart...

Background:
VfB Stuttgart was founded in 1893, with the name FV 1983 Stuttgart. In 1912, the club merged with Kronenclub 1897 Stuttgart-Cannstatt.
Three French players have plied their trade in Stuttgart: Marc Berdoll, Gilbert Gress and Dider Six.
Other names to have played at Stuttgart: Guido Buchwald, Dunga, Giovane Elber, Jürgen Klinsmann, Kevin Kuranyi and Philipp Lahm.
Despite 2 appearances in the finals of European competitions (Cupwinners Cup in 1998, beaten 1-0 by Chelsea, and the UEFA Cup in 1989, beaten 2-1 by Napoli), the Stuttgart club has never won a European title.
In the off-season, the German champions lost their international keeper Timo Hildebrand and Danish striker Jon Dahl Tomasson but recruited the Turk Bastürk.

Titles:
5 German league titles: 1950, 1952, 1984, 1992 and 2007.
3 German Cups: 1954, 1958 and 1997.
1 German Supercup: 1992
2 Intertoto Cups: 2000 and 2002.
Only one Ballon D’Or winner has played at VfB Stuttgart: Mathias Sammer (who won the award while at Dortmund in 1996).

Champions League results in season 2006-07:
Did not participate.

German league result for 2006-07:
German champions

Team:
9 Germans, 4 Brazilians, 2 Mexicans, 1 Austrian, 1 Portuguese, 1 Ivorian, 1 Swiss, 1 Swede, 1 Turk, 1 Cameroonian and 1 Romanian.

First team:
Schäfer – Boka, Fernando Meira, Delpierre, Hilbert – Hitzlesperger, Pardo, Khedira – Bastürk, Cacau, Gomez

President:
Erwin Staudt

Manager:
Armin Veh

Stadium:
Gottlieb-Daimler Stadium (57,000)

Head-to-head record with OL:
Nonexistent