VFC Plauen is a German association football club from the city of Plauen, Saxony.
The club had to declare insolvency on 1 December 2014.
The club was founded as 1. Vogtlandischer Fusballclub Plauen and took part in the competition of the VMFV (Verband Mitteldeutschland Fusball Verein or Federation of Middle German Football Teams). They enjoyed some success in the early 1930s when they captured consecutive local Vogtland division titles in 1930 and 1931. German football was re-organized into sixteen top flight divisions under the Third Reich in 1933 and VFC spent a single season in top-tier play, the Gauliga Sachsen, before being relegated.
Following the end of World War II, the occupying Allied authorities ordered the dissolution of all organizations in the country, including football and sports clubs. The club was re-established as SG Plauen-Sud in 1945, renamed ZSG Zellwolle Plauen in 1949, and then renamed again in 1950 to BSG Rotation Plauen. After a merger with BSG Sachsenverlag Plauen that same year, the team won promotion to East Germany's second division DDR-Liga in 1951 and played at that level until being sent down through league restructuring after the 1954–55 season. They were again renamed in 1954, becoming BSG Wismut Plauen.
Plauen returned to the second division in 1964 as BSG Motor WEMA Plauen where they played until relegation in 1973. They languished in lower divisions until a resurgence soon after German re-unification in 1990 that began with the side reclaiming its traditional name of 1. VFC 1990 Plauen. A championship in the Landesliga Sachsen (V) was followed by a dismal campaign in the NOFV-Oberliga Sud that saw the club concede 108 goals while scoring only 12, and finishing last in the division. VFC soon recovered, earning a second Landesliga title in 1994 to return to the Oberliga. In 1996 a successful campaign led to another title and promotion to the third division Re
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