VfB Helmbrechts

VfB Helmbrechts is a sports club based in the Upper Franconian town Helmbrechts.


It was founded in 1921. Most successful period of the football team started the championship of the Bavarian League and promotion to the Second Division South in 1955. In this league, in the personalize it right in the first season to two point games against for a year came out of the league relegated FC Bayern Munich, one could hold until 1963, then led the league reform with the introduction of the Premier League and regional leagues for demotion to the Bavarian League. Best place in the Second Division was ranked 4 in the season 1959/60. The Bayern League then belonged to the VfB at 1963-1971, 1979-1983, 1989-1991 and 1993-1997.

After the year 1998, the association had filed for bankruptcy, it was founded under the name of club VfB Helmbrechts 98 eV new. This time should be promoted youth. After being re-started in the former A- class yard, began a series of successes. Although it has been saved and placed on the youth, both senior teams were often ascend and played in the 2005/06 season in the Bezirksoberliga Upper Franconia or county league farm a supporting role. The club has in soccer and track around 650 members. 2013/14, the club plays in the county league farm.

From 2005 to 2011, the VfB was involved with other clubs in the region at the Junior Promotion Group ( JFG ) Selbitztal 05 eV.

Well-known players and coaches

  • Bernhard Wirth
  • Lorenz -Günther Köstner
  • Thomas Richter