NICKNAME – Die Roten (The Reds), Die Schwaben (The Swabians)
FOUNDED – 1893
LOCATED IN – Stuttgart, Baden-Wurttemberg
STADIUM – Mercedes-Benz Arena
CAPACITY – 60,411
PROMOTED – 2020
BEST BUNDESLIGA FINISH – Winners (3 times)
BEST DFB POKAL RUN –Winners (3 times)
BEST EC/CL FINISH – R16 (Twice)
BEST UC/EL FINISH – Runners Up (1988/1989)
BEST CWC FINISH – Runners Up (1997/1998)
RECORD GOALSCORER – Karl Allgower (129)
2019/2020 FINISH – Promoted (2nd)
FIVE FUN FACTS ABOUT VFB STUTTGART
1. 103,000 people attended Germany’s first match after the Second World War, which was held in Stuttgart’s stadium.
2. Later redevelopment of the stadium was held up when 18 unexploded WWII bombs were found buried under the site.
3. VFB have won the now defunct Intertoto Cup the most times with 3 titles to their name.
4. They contest the “Derby of the South” with Bayern Munich, who have pinched some of their best players.
5. VFB’s current coach, Pellegrino Matarazzo, is the first American to manage a side in the Bundesliga.
FIVE FUN FACTS ABOUT STUTTGART
1. “Stuttgart” derives from “stud farm”, as it was originally founded as a place to breed warhorses.
2. Known as the “Cradle of the Automobile”, Porsche and Mercedes-Benz both have their headquarters here.
3. The city contains many hills, many of which are covered in vineyards. Over 400 flights of stairs, known as “Staffele”, help pedestrians navigate these inclinations.
4. A series of gardens, known by locals as the “Green U” are located in the heart of the city.
5. Philosophers Hegel and Planck both hailed from the city.
OTHER GERMAN TEAMS
Arminia Bielefeld, Augsburg, Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Borussia MG, Eintracht Frankfurt, Fortuna Dusseldorf, Freiburg, Hertha Berlin, Hoffenheim, Koln, Leipzig, Mainz, Paderborn, Schalke, Stuttgart, Union Berlin, Werder Bremen, Wolfsburg