Serial winners, slayers of Soviet champions, banned by their own federation, and hounded by the Nazis. This is the tragic story of Dresdner SV.
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Aue vs Dresden, and the Myth of the Ost-Derby
The upcoming Aue vs Dresden encounter is the latest chapter in one of Germany's fiercest rivalries, but why is seemingly every match between East German sides a "derby"?
Denazification and Defection – Football in Saxony During the 1940s and 50s
Charting football's development in the early years of the GDR offers glimpses into the challenges of remoulding society.
Chemie Leipzig – Fairytale, Downfall, Resurgence
Chemie Leipzig isn't the powerhouse it once was, but that's fine, because it is more than just a football club.
Of Martyrdom and Tobacco – Dresden’s Heinz-Steyer-Stadion
After falling into disrepair, Dresden's storied, century-old Heinz-Steyer-Stadion will now be turned into a modern sports cathedral.
FSV Zwickau – From GDR Fairytale to Modern Success Story
Defying the odds seems to have become tradition at FSV Zwickau. The Swans have always been the underdogs.