VfB Stuttgart News

VfB Stuttgart is a professional football club based in the city of Stuttgart, located in the state of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. The club was founded in 1893 and had a long and storied history in German football. They currently play their home games in the 60,449-capacity Mercedes-Benz Arena and are often referred to as Die Schwaben – The Swabians – by their fans. They have a decent history, although, in recent years, they have been struggling to shine as much as their past teams did. 

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VfB Stuttgart History

VfB Stuttgart won their first German championship in 1950 and went on to win two more titles in the 1980s. The club has also enjoyed success in the DFB-Pokal, winning the competition three times and finishing as runners-up on four occasions. In recent years, VfB Stuttgart has been a consistent presence in the Bundesliga, regularly finishing in the top half of the table and qualifying for European competition. The club is known for its commitment to youth development and has produced several notable players who have gone on to have successful careers in Germany and abroad.

VfB Stuttgart has a passionate and dedicated fan base known as the “Cannstatter Kurve”, who have supported the team through both good and bad times. The club’s home ground, the Mercedes-Benz Arena, is one of the most iconic stadiums in German football and has hosted several high-profile matches over the years. Overall, VfB Stuttgart has a proud history in German football and is considered one of the most successful clubs in the country. The club will be looking to continue their success in the coming years and build on their proud tradition.

Who Owns VfB Stuttgart

Like almost all German clubs, VfB Stuttgart is owned by its members; however, its investors include Mercedes, Jako and more. Their current president is Claus Gunter Vogt, and he has been president since December 2019.

VfB Stuttgart Manager

VfB Stuttgarts current manager is Sebastian Hoeneb. Hoeneb began his career with Hertha Zehlendorfs under 19 team from 2011-2013. He then worked as RB Leipzig and Bayern Munich youth team coach. He then took over Bayern Munich’s reserve team and led them to their first 3. Liga title in the club’s history. After this, he made a move to Hoffenheim, where he finished 9th. They parted ways after just 1 season, and on April 3rd, he joined VfB Stuttgart. He took over the club late into the season with the club struggling in a relegation battle, and in 7 games, he only lasted once and won 3 times. The club finished on 33 points, with him getting 13 of those points in only 7 games and helping the club stay up. 

Biggest VfB Stuttgart Transfers

VfB Stuttgart’s top signings of all time have been:

  • Nicolas Gonzalez from Argentina Juniors for £11.26m
  • Ozan Kabak from Galatasaray for £11.00m
  • Serhou Gurissay from Rennes for £9.00m
  • Pablo Maffeo from Manchester City for £9.00m
  • Silas from Paris FC for £8.00m

Their biggest sales have been:

  • Benjamin Pavard to Bayern Munich for £35.00m
  • Mario Gomez to Bayern Munich for £30.00m
  • Nicolas Gonzales to Fiorentina for £24.50m
  • Timo Werner to RB Leipzig for £23.00m
  • Sasa Kalajdzic to Wolves for £18.00m

VfB Stuttgart Drama

In 2021 a story came out that Congolese forward Silas Wamangituka had been playing under a false name and age after being tricked by his agent. The player’s real name is Silas Katompa Mvumpa, and he is actually 22 years old, one year older than what was previously thought. The story goes that in 2017 the player was invited for a trial at Belgian side Anderlecht. However, the club advised him to go home before his visa expired and return with a new application. His agent claimed that he could not go back as if he did, he would not be able to return to Europe. Being very young and inexperienced, he put all of his trust in his agent. He then signed for Paris FC and lived with an agent who kept him completely cut off from the outside. Silas had no access to his papers or accounts, which had been now changed by the agent. Silas has since stated, “I lived in constant fear over the last few years and have also been worried about my family in Congo; it was a hard step for me to reveal my story … I am very relieved, and I hope that I can encourage other players who have had similar experiences with agents.’

Who Plays For VfB Stuttgart Now

VfB Stuttgart has a very young but rather inexperienced squad. In defence, they have Alexander Nubel, Fabian Bredlow, Dennis Seimen, Konstantinos Mavropanos, Hiroki Ito, Waldemar Anton, Dan-Axel Zagadou, Clinton Mola, Borna Sosa, Maximilian Mittelstadt, Joshua Vagnoman and Pascal Stenzel. Their midfield consists of Wataru Endo, Atakan Karazor, Enzo Millot, Nikolas Nartey, Roberto Massimo, Woo-Yeong Jeong, Lilian Egloff, Genki Haraguchi and Laurin Ulrich. They have lots of depth in attack with players such as Silas, Gil Dias, Chris Fuhrich, Jamie Leweling, Serhou Guirassy, Deniz Undav, Luca Pfeiffer, Thomas Kastanaras, Mohammed Sankoh and Jovan Milosevic.

What Have VfB Stuttgart Won

VfB Stuttgart used to be quite a successful team but has since flirted with relegation. In their history, they have won 5 Bundesliga titles, 3 DFB-Pokals, 1 German Super Cup and 2 2. Bundesliga titles.

VfB Stuttgart 2023/24 Season Predictions

This season we predict Stuttagrt will finish mid-table. They have a very good upcoming manager who we believe will be able to keep them up. However, their squad is not of a high enough quality to compete in the top half or push for Europe. 

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