VC Leipzig

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VC Leipzig
Full name Volleyball Club Leipzig
Founded 1962 SC Leipzig
2000 VV Leipzig
2006 VC Leipzig
Ground Arena Leipzig
(Capacity: 12,000)
Manager Frank Thiele
League 1. Bundesliga
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Volleyball Club Leipzig is a German professional volleyball team based in Leipzig.

History

The club was born in 1962 as SC Leipzig from the union between the teams that had formed part of the multi-sport "Deutsche Hochschule fur Korperkultur" and "SC Rotation Leipzig" (it had helped to create the football team Lokomotive Leipzig), that already in the fifties had already placed respectively four and two times their name on the albo d'oro of the East German volleyball championship.

The new club, the Sport Club Leipzig ruled absolutely in championship at the turn of the sixties. Between 1962 (year of the triumph of Rotation Leipzig) and 1976 it won fourteen consecutive national titles and in 1964 won the CEV European Champions Cup (against the Yugoslavian Mladost), the first European triumph for any East German sport club. Also, Leipzig won five titles in the eighties, before the German reunification.

In 2000 the club changed its name to the more German VV Leipzig (Volleyball-Verein Leipzig), and in 2006, following the merger with the Volleyball Club of Markranstädt, adopted the current name. Now the club plays in the 1. Bundesliga.

Honours

East German League

  • Winners (20): 1961-62, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1964–65, 1965–66, 1966–67, 1967–68, 1968–69, 1969–70, 1970–71, 1971–72, 1972–73, 1973–74, 1974–75, 1975–76, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1984–85, 1986–87, 1988-89

East German Cup

  • Winners (4): 1962-63, 1964–65, 1965–66, 1966-67

CEV Champions League

  • Winners (1): 1963-64
  • Runners-up (1): 1974-75

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