VFL Wolfsburg: the team of football of Volkswagen

few days Ago we knew a case really curious. Nicklas Bendtner, a player of the football team VFL Wolfsburg, had been sanctioned for posting on Instagram a photo by climbing a Mercedes-Benz. That image had irritated the team, to the fans, and Volkswagen. The story is easily understandable if we understand the origins of the team that will face Real Madrid in the quarterfinals of the Champions League. Also if we understand how it was born this team, as he was born Volkswagen, and the very foundation of the city of Wolfsburg.

as Well as Wolfsburg was founded as a settlement of workers of the factory responsible for producing the car of the German people, the Volkswagen, his football team would be a team of football workers, that after the Second World War would be transformed into a professional team.

Wolfsburg is one of the few German cities founded in the TWENTIETH century. Its foundation dates back to the summer of 1938. Wolfsburg was built, literally, as the city of the Volkswagen, the people’s car in German. Until 1945 it was known as Stadt des KdF-Wagens bei Fallersleben, the city of the car of the KdF, which was part of the propaganda machinery and industrial of the national socialist regime. A city that in reality it was a settlement worker installed next to what was then the village of Fallersleben, today a district of Wolfsburg, and the factory that would manufacture what we later would know as the Volkswagen Beetle.

The Second World War would force Germany to stop the project, to invest all the resources at your disposal in the supply of the troops, starting with the construction of military vehicles and weaponry.


The Volkswagen Group is the owner of 100% of the team VFL Wolfsburg.

Returning to the subject of the football team, VFL Wolfsburg would be born even before the conclusion of the Second World War, a team that obviously was not known by that name, but as the BSG Volkswagenwerk Stadt des KdF-Wagen, a team formed by the workers of the factory.

With the end of the Second World War, the british occupation took advantage of this project of national socialism to begin to manufacture the people’s car in German, and it materialized into what we know as the Volkswagen Beetle, a vehicle essential to understand the development of the German automobile industry from post-war, and to contribute to the reconstruction of a devastated country. The name chosen for the city, with the initials of the KdF, left to make sense of the defeat of the Nazi regime, for which reason the town would receive the name, Wolfsburg, named for a nearby castle.

Said, Wolfsburg would be born thanks to Volkswagen, and their ties have stood up to our days, as also happen with the team of workers, that years later would fall into the professional football until arriving to the first division of the Bundesliga in the early nineties.


VFl Wolfsburg Fußball GmbH, the professional team of Wolfsburg, is participated by 100% by the Volkswagen Group. That’s why not going to miss that stadium, with capacity for 30,000 spectators, call the Volkswagen Arena. That is why not going to miss that club and their fans they didn’t like anything that Nicklas Bendtner, the player, published in Instagram a photo clinging to your Mercedes s Class.

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