Friday 17 August 2012

Back Catalogue: The History Of FC Rot Weiss Erfurt - Available Now!

The History Of FC Rot Weiss Erfurt
Forgotten Champions Of DDR Football
Published 2000
ISBN: 0-9539782-1-4
ISBN: 978-0-9539782-1-2
52 pages softback


For much of the DDR period, Erfurt was probably thought of as a footballing backwater, constantly overshadowed by neighbours and perennial better achievers Carl Zeiss Jena. In fact, many people outside the eastern part of Germany may not even be sure of where Erfurt actually is.

However, in the early days of the fledgling DDR, Erfurt had one of the top football teams in the country and, in the early 1950s, became the first side to win consecutive league titles.

Now - for the first time in an English language book - you can follow the fascinating story of the Erfurt club from its origins in the 1890s, through its golden age in the communist cold war period and right up to dastde as it struggles to stay afloat in the big money leagues of the reunified Germany.
To the best of our knowledge, this is the only English language book in existence about the history of FC Rot Weiss Erfurt!