|Berliner FC Dynamo|
|Full name||Berliner Fussball Club Dynamo e. Football club names are a part of the sport 's culture reflecting century-old traditions V.|
|Nickname(s)||"The Wine Reds", "The Hohenschönhauseners"|
|League||NOFV-Oberliga Nord (IV)|
Berliner FC Dynamo (commonly Dynamo Berlin) is a German football club and is the successor organization to the club that played in East Berlin as Dynamo Berlin from 1953 to 1966. This is a of lists of the use of Nicknames in football (soccer. Sportforum Hohenschönhausen is a multi-use sports complex in Hohenschönhausen, Germany that includes facilities for speed skating athletics cycling and other Friedrich Ludwig Jahn Sportpark is a sports site in the Prenzlauer Berg district of Berlin. The following is a list of Association football stadia. They are ordered by their capacity, that is the maximum number of spectators that the Overview The NOFV-Oberliga Nord was formed in 1991 when along with the political reunion of Germany, the former East German football league system was integrated Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered Below is a list of football clubs in Germany. It contains all clubs that have played in the Bundesliga, 2 East Berlin was the name given to the eastern part of Berlin between 1949 and 1990 Year 1953 ( MCMLIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1966 ( MCMLXVI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the 1966 Gregorian calendar.
A predecessor side to the current-day club was established as SV Dynamo on March 27, 1953 and then re-christened SC Dynamo Berlin on October 1, 1954. The Sportvereinigung Dynamo ( (Dynamo Sports Association was the sport organization of the security agencies ( Volkspolizei, Ministry for State Security and customs Year 1953 ( MCMLIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1954 ( MCMLIV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1954 Gregorian calendar) Initially a local side, the team was promoted to the DDR-Liga (II) in 1957 and captured the division championship that year to immediately advance to the DDR Oberliga. Year 1957 ( MCMLVII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar) Dynamo enjoyed some success in the late 50s and early 60s with a number of top-three finishes and an East German Cup win in 1959. The FDGB Pokal (Freier Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund Pokal or Free German Trade Union Federation Cup was an elimination football tournament held annually in the former East Germany The year 1959 ( MCMLIX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. However, by 1963 their play had fallen off and they had become a lower table side leading to their relegation in 1967. Year 1963 ( MCMLXIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1967 ( MCMLXVII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the 1967 Gregorian calendar.
The club was re-established on January 15, 1966 as BFC Dynamo Berlin when the football department was spun off as part of a general re-organization of football in the country. Year 1966 ( MCMLXVI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. The team members of Dynamo Dresden, one of the better teams in East Germany at the time, were ordered to leave for the capital to establish a competitive side in Berlin while the Dresden club was left to carry on using its second team players. Dynamo Dresden are a German football club, based in Dresden, Saxony. Dresden (etymologically from Old Sorbian Drežďany, meaning people of the riverside forest, Drježdźany is the Capital city of the German Dynamo Berlin quickly returned to first division play after a single season absence and would soon become infamous under the patronage of Erich Mielke, head of East Germany's Stasi (the secret police), for the various means used to manipulate the outcome of the team's games and ensure its dominance. Erich Fritz Emil Mielke ( December 28, 1907 - May 21, 2000 in Berlin) was a German Communist who held the military The German Democratic Republic ( GDR; Deutsche Demokratische Republik DDR; commonly known in English as East Germany) was a Socialist state For the regular police in East Germany see Volkspolizei. The Ministerium für Staatssicherheit ( Ministry for State Security
Playing in the DDR-Oberliga BFC won ten consecutive titles from 1979 to 1988 assisted by crooked referees, unfair player transfers from other teams and assorted other unsportmanlike practices. Overview Following World War II, separate sports competitions emerged in the occupied eastern and western halves of Germany replacing the Gauligas Year 1979 ( MCMLXXIX) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1979 Gregorian calendar) Year 1988 ( MCMLXXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar) Dynamo was reviled by many of the citizens of Berlin and the cheating was so blatant that it incurred the unofficially expressed displeasure of the country's ruling Politburo. Manipulation of the 1986 championship match between Dynamo and Lokomotive Leipzig which ended in a 1:1 draw that handed Dynamo its eighth title led to nationwide protests, but resulted only in sanctions against referee Bernd Stumpf. Year 1986 ( MCMLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar) 1 FC Lokomotive Leipzig is a German football club based in the city of Leipzig, Saxony and may be more familiar to many of the country's Bernd Stumpf (* 16 June 1940 in Jena) is a football referee from Jena who served as a match official in the first division DDR-Oberliga of the former 
After German re-unification in 1990 the side was re-named FC Berlin in an attempt to re-package it and distance it from its unsavory past, but in 1999, they again took up the name BFC Dynamo. German reunification (Deutsche Wiedervereinigung took place twice after 1945 first in 1957 the Saarland was permitted to join the Federal Republic of Germany Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) Without its powerful patron, the side quickly fell to tier III play and since the 2000-01 season has toiled in IV or V division leagues. 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. The team went bankrupt in 2001-02 but was required by the DFB (Deutscher Fussball Bund or German Football Association) to play out the balance of its games for the season as "mandatory friendlies", which did not count in league standings, using available third string players – not an uncommon practise in these types of circumstances. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. The farce was played out in a series of lopsided defeats.
The club recovered to win the Verbandsliga Berlin (V) championship in 2004 and return to fourth division play in the Oberliga Nordost-Nord (IV) where they have settled in as mid-table side. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again "
In 2004, the DFB (Deutscher Fussball Bund or German Football Association) introduced the Verdiente Meistervereine – a system to honor the most successful teams in Bundesliga history awarding one star for three titles, two stars for five, and three stars for ten – allowing qualifying teams to display on their jerseys the stars they have earned. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " The Bundesliga is the highest level of Germany 's football league system. The Bundesliga is the highest level of Germany 's football league system. In association football, some national and club sides include one or more stars as part of (or beside the crest appearing on their Dynamo Berlin petitioned the league to have their East German titles recognized, but received no reply.  They eventually took matters into their own hands and emblazoned their jerseys with three stars. This caused considerable debate given the tainted nature of their championships, and more generally, that the DFB did not recognize East German championships, only those championships won since the 1963 formation of the Bundesliga. Year 1963 ( MCMLXIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The issue also affected other former East German teams including Dynamo Dresden (8 titles), Vorwärts Berlin (6), SC Wismut Karl Marx Stadt, FC Carl Zeiss Jena, and 1. FC Magdeburg. Dynamo Dresden are a German football club, based in Dresden, Saxony. FC Viktoria 91 Frankfurt is a German football club based in Frankfurt (Oder, Brandenburg. The FC Erzgebirge Aue is a German football club based in Aue, Saxony. FC Carl Zeiss Jena is a German football club based in Jena, Thuringia.
The DFB has since updated this practise by broadening recognition to include all national level men's competitions since 1903 (when the first recognized national championship was staged), including those of the former East Germany, as well as all women's competitions since 1974. Year 1903 ( MCMIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display calendar of the Gregorian calendar or a Common year starting Year 1974 ( MCMLXXIV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. In addition, new standards for how championship stars are to be displayed on a team's uniform have been established. The DFB governs the use of championship stars and a club must have that governing body's approval before displaying any such badge.
Dynamo recently began use of the championship star in accordance with DFB graphic standards, displaying a star bearing the number 10 over the team logo in the current team photo and on the sponsorship page of their website. (March 2007).
The home of the club is the stadium at the Sportforum Hohenschönhausen built in 1970. Sportforum Hohenschönhausen is a multi-use sports complex in Hohenschönhausen, Germany that includes facilities for speed skating athletics cycling and other Year 1970 ( MCMLXX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. It has a capacity of 10,000 spectators (~2,000 seats) and is part of a larger sports complex opened in 1986 with facilities for speed skating, athletics, and cycling. Year 1986 ( MCMLXXXVI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar) When opened it offered the world's first covered indoor speed skating oval. The football stadium was renovated in 2005-06 to include fences and player tunnels required to meet security standards. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Dynamo played more important games – European Cup matches for example – in the larger, more secure Friedrich Ludwig Jahn Sportpark. Friedrich Ludwig Jahn Sportpark is a sports site in the Prenzlauer Berg district of Berlin.
The BFC has rivalries with Dynamo Dresden, Türkiyemspor Berlin, 1. FC Magdeburg, FC Sachsen Leipzig, and Union Berlin while enjoying friendly relations with Hertha BSC Berlin and VFL Bochum. Dynamo Dresden are a German football club, based in Dresden, Saxony. Türkiyemspor Berlin is German football club from the city of Berlin. FC Sachsen Leipzig is a German football club playing in Leipzig, Saxony. Hertha BSC Berlin is a German football club based in Berlin. Hertha BSC Berlin was a founding club of the DFB VfL Bochum is a German football club based in Bochum, North Rhine-Westphalia.
After German re-unification many former East German clubs rushed to drop the names they were often forced to bear during the Communist era and return to traditional names used prior to the end of World War II or to adopt completely new identities. Dynamo was among the clubs to do so, becoming FC Berlin. However, like many others of these clubs they found more value and fan recognition in the names, colours and crests they had played under in East Germany and so returned to these.
Dynamo's situation was complicated as they had neglected to copyright their old logo and found that when they tried to recover it in early 1999 that they no longer held title, having to share it with sports souvenir seller Peter "Pepe" Mager who laid claim to the orphaned image in March 1997. Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar Control of the logo image has since passed to André Sommer and Rayk Bernt and their marketing firm Ra-Be GmbH through which they take ten percent of the value of all fan articles sold. Sommer and Bernt also served as directors in the period following the club's bankruptcy in 2001. Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. This was the cause of additional concern for the beleaguered football association as the pair were known to have links to violent fan groups and the Hells Angels motorcycle club. The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club ( HAMC) is a world-wide " one-percenter " motorcycle gang whose members typically ride Harley-Davidson
The situation remains unresolved and Dynamo is still working to recover the rights to its familiar traditional logo. In the meantime several alternative logos have been developed and registered in the event that they are unsuccessful in the attempt. The disputed image is in use on Dynamo's first team uniforms, at its website, and in other limited contexts, but the club still is unable to fully exploit the commercial value of the logo to its benefit. 
Dynamo Berlin was East Germany's most successful club capturing 10 national titles, and is second in the country only to Bayern Munich who have 20 national titles to their credit. For the Australian Rules position see Midfielder (Australian Rules. For the Australian Rules position see Midfielder (Australian Rules. Strikers, also known as forwards and attackers, are the players on a team in Association football (soccer in the row nearest to the opposing For the Australian Rules position see Midfielder (Australian Rules. For the Australian Rules position see Midfielder (Australian Rules. Strikers, also known as forwards and attackers, are the players on a team in Association football (soccer in the row nearest to the opposing In Association football (soccer a defender is a player who tries to prevent the other team from scoring For the Australian Rules position see Midfielder (Australian Rules. Strikers, also known as forwards and attackers, are the players on a team in Association football (soccer in the row nearest to the opposing In many team Sports a goalkeeper (termed goaltender netminder, goalie, or keeper in some sports In Association football (soccer a defender is a player who tries to prevent the other team from scoring For the Australian Rules position see Midfielder (Australian Rules. In many team Sports a goalkeeper (termed goaltender netminder, goalie, or keeper in some sports FC Bayern München is a German Sports club based in Munich, Bavaria (München Bayern Those 10 titles came consecutively - a feat no other team in Germany has matched at the top level of competition.
Dynamo club member and referee Lutz-Michael Fröhlich was awarded the 2007 Fair Play Trophy as selected by German journalists. Overview Following World War II, separate sports competitions emerged in the occupied eastern and western halves of Germany replacing the Gauligas The FDGB Pokal (Freier Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund Pokal or Free German Trade Union Federation Cup was an elimination football tournament held annually in the former East Germany Overview The NOFV-Oberliga Nord was formed in 1991 when along with the political reunion of Germany, the former East German football league system was integrated Overview The Verbandsliga Berlin formed in 1992 from sixteen clubs from West and East Berlin. Fröhlich has over 200 first division matches to his credit and was recognized for his even-handed treatment of Michael Ballack in a November 6, 2004 match between Bayern Munich and Hannover 96, withdrawing a yellow card that would have put the player out of the match after consulting with his assistant over the correctness of the call. Michael Ballack (born September 26, 1976 in Görlitz, Saxony) is a German footballer. FC Bayern München is a German Sports club based in Munich, Bavaria (München Bayern Hannover 96 is a German football club in Hanover, Lower Saxony. He was also a leading figure in uncovering the match fixing scandal of 2005 involving referee Robert Hoytzer. 
During the days of the GDR, Dynamo did not find much support in the general public and its success was often attributed to match fixing and biased refeeres. A poem, written by an unknown author in 1988, clearly states the peoples opinion on Dynamo:
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|1971/1972||Cup Winners' Cup||1st round||Cardiff City||1:1, 1:1, 5:6 (a. Cardiff City Football Club (Clwb Pêl-droed Dinas Caerdydd is a football team based in Cardiff, Wales. p. )|
|1/8 final||K. Beerschot V.A.C.||3:1, 3:1|
|quarter-final||Åtvidabergs FF||2:0, 2:2|
|semi-final||FC Dynamo Moscow||1:1, 1:1, 4:1 (a. Koninklijke Beerschot Voetbal en Atletiek Club is a former Belgian Football club from Antwerp. Åtvidabergs FF is a Swedish football club located in Åtvidaberg. Dynamo Moscow (Dinamo Moscow Dinamo Moskva Russian: Динамо Москва) is a Russian football club based in Moscow. p. )|
|1972/73||UEFA Cup||1st round||Angers SCO||1:1, 2:1|
|2nd round||PFC Levski Sofia||3:0, 0:2|
|1/8 final||Liverpool FC||0:0, 1:3|
|1976/77||UEFA Cup||1st round||Shakhtar Donetsk||0:3, 1:1|
|1978/79||UEFA Cup||1st round||Red Star Belgrade||5:2, 1:4|
|1979/80||European Cup||1st round||Ruch Chorzów||4:1, 0:0|
|1/8 round||Servette FC||2:1, 2:2|
|quarter-final||Nottingham Forest||1:0, 1:3|
|1980/81||European Cup||1st round||APOEL||3:0, 1:2|
|1/8 final||Baník Ostrava||0:0, 1:1|
|1981/82||European Cup||1st round||FC Zürich||2:0, 1:3|
|1/8 final||Aston Villa||1:2, 1:0|
|1982/83||European Cup||1st round||Hamburger SV||1:1, 0:2|
|1983/84||European Cup||1st round||Jeunesse Esch||4:1, 2:0|
|1/8 final||Partizan Belgrade||2:0, 0:1|
|quarter-final||AS Roma||0:3, 2:1|
|1984/85||European Cup||1st round||Aberdeen FC||1:2, 2-1, 5:4 (a. The UEFA Cup is a football competition for European club teams organised by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA. Angers Sporting Club de l'Ouest ( Angers SCO) is a French football club based in Angers, founded in 1919 PFC Levski Sofia, also known simply as Levski is a Bulgarian football club from Sofia. Liverpool Football Club are an English professional Association football club based in Liverpool England. "FC Shakhtar" redirects here For other uses see Shakhtar (disambiguation. Ruch Chorzów ( pron ˈrux ˈxɔʐuf is a Polish football club based in Chorzów, Upper Silesia. Servette FC is a Swiss football club based in Geneva. They currently play in the Swiss Challenge League, the second highest tier of Swiss Nottingham Forest Football Club is an English professional football club based at the City Ground in West Bridgford, a suburb of Nottingham FC Baník Ostrava is a Czech football club from the Silesian part of the city of Ostrava. FC Zürich or FCZ (short for Fussballclub Zürich) is a football club from Zürich, Switzerland, founded 1896. Hamburger SV is a German multi Sport club ("Traditionsverein" based in Hamburg, its largest branch is the football department. Jeunesse Esch (full name AS la Jeunesse d'Esch) is a football club, based in Esch-sur-Alzette, in south-western Luxembourg Partizan Belgrade is a Sports society from Belgrade, Serbia. Founded in 1945 it's an umbrella organization featuring 25 clubs in 25 different sports Associazione Sportiva Roma, ( commonly referred to as simply Roma, is an Italian professional football club from Rome, and are currently amongst Aberdeen Football Club (also known as The Dons, The Reds and The Dandies) is a Scottish professional football club based in Aberdeen p. )|
|1/8 final||FK Austria Wien||3:3, 1:2|
|1985/86||European Cup||1st round||FK Austria Wien||0:2, 1:2|
|1986/87||European Cup||1st round||Örgryte IS||3:2, 4:1|
|1/8 final||Brøndby IF||1-2, 1-1|
|1987/88||European Cup||1st round||Girondins de Bordeaux||0:2, 0:2|
|1987/88||European Cup||1st round||Werder Bremen||3:0, 0:5|
|1989/90||Cup Winners' Cup||1st round||Valur||2:1, 2:1|
|1/8 final||AS Monaco||0:0, 1:1|