VfL Frohnlach

VfL Frohnlach is a sports club from Frohnlach (municipality Ebersdorf bei Coburg ) that offers the sport of football.


Founded in 1919 as SC Arminia Frohnlach, the club 's name Association for Physical Education adopted after the merger with the Turnverein Frohnlach first time in 1925 1919 eV Frohnlach to. At times, even fist ball, gymnastics and cycling were operated. As a member of the Workers' Gymnastics and Sports Federation of VfL 1933 was banned by the Nazis, until 1945 there was again a TV Frohnlach. In the re- establishment of the end of 1945 the name was first General Sports Association Frohnlach, 1948 there was a return to the present name. The football team played in the circle of the circle Coburg classes until the mid-70s the local upholstered furniture producer Willi Schillig took over the presidency, which also acted as the main sponsor until his death in 2013. Three climbs in a row from 1978 to 1980 brought the club in the Bavarian League, then the highest amateur league, also made in 1980 succeeded to the only time to qualify for the main round of the DFB Cup. Often ridiculed as a " Village Association ", but also envy, VfL belonged to the Bavarian League 1980-90, 1992/93, 1994-99, 2004-07, 2008-10 and 2011-13.


On the sports ground " On host pond " carries the club since June 28, 1958 its home games. It is located about a kilometer outside of the village south of the B 303 At the same place, the forest stadium was inaugurated in 1980, a typical amateur football stadium with covered grandstand on one long side; equal at the opening match against 1.FC Nuremberg it was sold out with 5,000 visitors. Meanwhile, it also served as a venue for two international matches of the German junior national women's U20 and U21. In addition, the club has a second pitch and a hard place. All three places have floodlights.

For the 2006/07 season the forest stadium was renamed " Willi Schillig Stadium ".

Well-known former players

  • Oliver Kröner
  • Harald Spörl
  • Karl Werner
  • Ambros Gagel
  • Dieter Kurth
  • Michael Fonfara
  • Markus Grasser
  • Bernd Eigner
  • Karl -Heinz Zapf
  • Karl -Heinz Wohland