2010–11 Dynamo Dresden season

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Dynamo Dresden
2010–11 season
Manager Germany Matthias Maucksch (to April)
Germany Ralf Loose (from April)
3. Liga 3rd (promoted via Playoff)
Saxony Cup Quarter-final
Top goalscorer Alexander Esswein (17)
Home colours
Away colours

The 2010–11 season saw Dynamo Dresden challenge for promotion from the 3. Liga for the first time since its foundation in 2008. After shaky start, they found themselves in contention for third place, behind the top two of Eintracht Braunschweig and Hansa Rostock. When a poor run of form in March and April put this position into jeopardy, manager Matthias Maucksch was sacked and replaced with Ralf Loose. The change had the desired effect - Dynamo win five of their last six games (drawing the other), beating Kickers Offenbach on the last day of the season to secure third place, and a playoff with VfL Osnabrück, who had finished third bottom in the 2. Bundesliga.

The first leg of the playoff, in Dresden, ended in a 1–1 draw, as did the 90 minutes of the second leg, but Dynamo scored two goals in extra time to win 4–2 on aggregate and return to the second division after a five-year absence.


Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Germany GK Axel Keller
2 Germany DF Marcel Wächter
3 Germany DF Tim Kister
4 Germany DF Denny Herzig
5 Germany DF Thomas Hübener
7 Austria FW Marc Sand (to January)
8 Germany MF Timo Röttger
9 Norway FW Tore Andreas Gundersen (to March)
10 Germany FW Shergo Biran (to January)
10 Germany FW Dani Schahin (from January)
11 Germany MF Gerrit Müller
13 Germany GK Benjamin Kirsten
14 Germany MF Maik Kegel
15 Germany DF Florian Jungwirth
17 Germany MF Lars Jungnickel
18 Germany DF Jonas Strifler
No. Position Player
19 Germany DF Toni Leistner
20 Germany MF Thomas Franke
21 Germany DF Dennis Bührer
22 Germany DF Florian Grossert
23 Germany MF Sascha Pfeffer
24 Germany MF David Solga
25 Germany FW Robert Koch
26 Germany MF Maik Wagefeld
27 Germany MF Sebastian Schuppan
28 Germany DF Marcel Franke
30 Germany DF Oliver Merkel
31 Germany FW Paul-Max Walther
33 Germany FW Alexander Esswein
35 Germany MF Sepp Kunze
40 Spain MF Cristian Fiél


3. Liga


Dynamo Dresden won 4–2 on aggregate; Dynamo promoted, Osnabrück relegated


Saxony Cup



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