VFL Wolfsburg are a German football team who were founded in 1945. In their founding year, Wolfsburg very nearly folded. All of their players apart from one joined local rivals 1 FC Wolfsburg. The remaining player, Josef Meyer, worked with the manager to recruit new signings and kept the team alive. Wolfsburg made slow and steady progress by winning several amateur championships but struggling to make it into the top division.
When the Bundesliga was formed in 1963, Wolfsburg found themselves playing in the second tier of German football. In 1970, the club had the opportunity to achieve promotion back to the Bundesliga. However, they performed poorly in the end of season play offs to leave them stranded in the second tier. A further relegation in the mid 1970s saw the club playing their trade as a third tier team for over fifteen years. They won promotion back to the second tier in 1992 before a defeat in the German Cup final where they lost to Borussia Mochengladbach 3-0.
Nike unveil their first VFL Wolfsburg kit range since becoming official shirt suppliers for the Bundesliga club. Mid-table finishers of the 2015/16 Bundesliga season, Wolfsburg hope to show signs of what they can produce within the upcoming German campaign of which they'll adorn a modern and aest [...]
American brand Nike become the official kit supplier of Bundesliga club Vfl Wolfsburg for the next ten years Due to a buy-out clause within the contract with Vfl Wolfsburg and current kit supplier Kappa, the premature termination of the contract has come to fruition with mega brand Nike ready to [...]
Launching their new home kit back in May, Bundesliga outfit VfL Wolfsburg have revealed their new away kit for the 2015-16 season. With the home kit for the German side inverting to white the all new away shirt uses a green base with additional blue and white colours seen as stripes on the front [...]
Bundesliga side VfL Wolfsburg have officially launched their new home kit for the 2015-16 season. With green the primary home colour in the 14-15 season, white will overtake as the primary colour for the Wolfsburg 15-16 home shirt [...]
Finally the team achieved promotion to the Bundesliga in 1997 and developed into a steady mid table side. In 1999, Wolfsburg finished 5th and qualified for the UEFA Cup. Further Intertoto Cup appearances in 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2005 saw the team established as a solid Bundesliga side. In 2006 and 2007 though, the club narrowly escaped relegation as their performances significantly dropped.
This was to only be a brief decline though as Felix Magath was hired and immediately led the club to their joint best domestic finish in 5th. The following year in 2009, they achieved a phenomenal feat by winning the Bundesliga title for the first time in their history. This also saw them progress to the Champions League for the first time where they finished 3rd in their group demoting them to the Europa League where they were eventually knocked out by Fulham.