NICKNAME – Die Wolfe (The Wolves)
FOUNDED – 1945
LOCATED IN – Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony
STADIUM – Volkswagen Arena
CAPACITY – 30,000
PROMOTED – 1997
BEST BUNDESLIGA FINISH – Winners (2008/2009)
BEST DFB POKAL RUN – Winners (2014/2015)
BEST EC/CL FINISH – QF (2015/2016)
BEST UC/EL FINISH – QF (Twice)
RECORD GOALSCORER – Olaf Ansorge (109)
2019/2020 FINISH – 7th
FIVE FACTS ABOUT VFL WOLFSBURG
1. Just after starting out, Wolfsburg found themselves down to one player, but managed to rebuild.
2. They were first led into Europe by manager Wolfgang Wolf, presumably fulfilling his destiny in life.
3. They stunned everybody by winning the Bundesliga title under Felix Magath. Edin Dzeko and Grafite provided the firepower with over 25 goals each in the campaign.
4. They were the victims of Lewandowski’s legendary 5 goal salvo in the space of just 9 minutes in 2015/2016.
5. They remain the only Bundesliga side to have been managed by an Englishman. It was Steve McClaren.
FIVE FACTS ABOUT WOLFSBURG
1. Both the city and the club are inextricably linked to Volkswagen. The club is owned by a VW subsidiary, while the city’s original name was “KdF Car City”. The “KdF Car” is now known as the Volkswagen Beetle.
2. Further blurring the lines, Wolfsburg was nicknamed “Golfsburg” after the popular VW model.
3. The Volkswagen car plant is the largest in the world and sits a short distance from the main train station.
4. Right nextdoor is “Autostadt”, a mecca for petrolheads. You can get up close to Volkswagen group cars from Audi, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche and many others here.
5. In 2013, Wolfsburg was the richest city in Germany by GDP, but the emissions test scandal rocked both the company and the city, with legal cases for compensation still ongoing.
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