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VfL Wolfsburg is a professional football club based in the city of Wolfsburg, located in the state of Lower Saxony, Germany. The club was founded in 1945 and has a relatively short history compared to some of its rivals in German football. They are commonly referred to as Die Wölfe, which translates to The Wolves, not to be confused with England’s Wolverhampton Wanderers, better known as Wolves. Wolfsburg play their home fixtures in the Volkswagen Arena, which can hold up to 30,000 fans.

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Wolfsburg History

Wolfsburg initially played in lower divisions before achieving promotion to the Bundesliga for the first time in 1997. The club quickly established themselves as a competitive team in the top flight and won their first and only Bundesliga title in 2009. In addition to their domestic success, Wolfsburg has also had success in European competition, reaching the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup in 2010 and the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League in 2016.

Wolfsburg is known for its commitment to youth development and has produced several notable young players who have gone on to have successful careers in Germany and abroad. The club has a passionate and dedicated fan base, known as the “Wölfe-Fans”, who have supported the team through both good and bad times. Wolfsburg has also been involved in several community outreach initiatives and has a strong commitment to social and environmental issues. Overall, VfL Wolfsburg has a proud history in German football and will be looking to continue their success in the coming years.

Who Owns Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg is owned by the spin-off organisation VfL Wolfsburg-Fußball GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group. 

Wolfsburg Manager

Wolfsburg’s current manager is Niko Kovac. Niko Kovac started his managerial career at RB Salzburg and worked as the second team coach before becoming the first team assistant coach. He then became manager of the Croatia U21 team. He then took over as caretaker manager of Croatia and was offered a contract. It was soon terminated however when he failed to make it out of the 2014 world cup group and soon after lost to Norway 2-0. He then took over at Frankfurt where he won the DFB-Pokal, their first trophy since 1988. Then in 2018 he became Bayern Munich manager and won the domestic treble in his first season. In 2020 he went to Monaco and stayed there until 2022 when he joined Wolfsburg. 

Biggest Wolfsburg Transfers

Wolfsburg have been a relatively big German club and therefore have made some big signings. Wolfsburg’s biggest signings have been:

  • Julian Draxler from FC Schalke for £43.00m
  • Andre Schurrle from Chelsea for £32.00m
  • Kevin De Bruyne from Chelsea for £22.00m
  • John Anthony Brooks from Hertha BSC for £17.00m
  • Luiz Gustavo from Bayern Munich for £16.00m

Wolfsburg have been very good at letting players go in order to recoup funds. There biggest sales have been:

  • Kevin De Bruyne to Manchester City for £76.00m
  • Micky Van De Ven to Tottenham for £40.00m
  • Edin Dzeko to Manchester City for £37.00m
  • Julian Draxler to PSG for £36.00m
  • Andre Schurrle to Borussia Dortmund for £30.00m

Wolfsburg Drama

Volkswagen had been in the midst of an emissions scandal last year. With Volkswagen having major involvement within the club, fans were worried if this scandal would affect the club. Wolfsburg sporting director Klaus-Allofs confidently declared that the crisis would not affect the club. Within a few weeks, however, they announced that the club would be cancelling plans for a new, 40 million euro, training centre for their academy system.

Who Plays For Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg have a very young and exciting squad with defenders such as Koen Casteels, Pavao Pervan, Maxence Lacroix, Sebastian Bornauw, Moritz Jenz, Cedric Zesiger, Felix Lange, Joakim Maehle, Rogerio, Nicolas Cozza, Ridle Baku and Kilian Fischer.  Their midfield is very young and has players such as Bartol Franjic, Mattias Svanberg, Maximilian Arnold, Aster Vranckx, Yannick Gerhardt, Kevin Paredes and Lukas Ambros. Their attack features Jakub Kaminski, Patrick Wimmer, Vaclav Cerny, Maximilian Philipp, Jonas Wind, Lukas Nmecha, Tiago Tomas and Dzenan Pejcinovic. 

What Have Wolfsburg Won

Wolfsburg have had some minor recent success. Being a mostly top mid-table German side they haven’t won a lot but they have won 1 Bundesliga title, 1 DFB-Pokal, 1 German Super Cup and 1 Landespokal Niedersachsen. 

Wolfsburg 2023/24 Season Predictions

This season we predict Wolfsburg will have a similar season to last but could also push for Europa Conference League. They have a great manager and a young, good squad. As a result we believe they will improve on last season and will therefore push for Europe. However their young squad could also be their downfall. With an inexperienced squad they could very well have a good season and still not finish with any European football.

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