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Presenting… VfB Stuttgart

Published on 31 August 2007 at 11:15 AM
In Champions League group E, Olympique Lyonnais will be pitted against FC Barcelona, VfB Stuttgart and Rangers FC. Presenting VfB Stuttgart...
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.

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

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

Erwin Staudt

Armin Veh

Gottlieb-Daimler Stadium (57,000)

Head-to-head record with OL: