Dynamo Dresden Archives ⋆ An Old International

The Miracle of the Grotenburg

There are games that are embedded in football folklore, even more than thirty years later. One of these games happened Krefeld, a town not known for its footballing exploits. Yet, in the 1980s the local team FC Bayer 05 Uerdingen were a force to be reckoned with. In March 1986 they hosted East German side…

Reinhard Häfner 1952 – 2016

Reinhard Häfner, who has passed away Sunday 24. October 2016 was one of the finest players in East German football. He was a key player at the Montreal Olympics and led Dresden to their last title in 1990. The Olympic Stadium in Montreal was not yet finished when the Olympic Games started in the summer…

If this is football: Magdeburg – Dresden

Instead of a match report. #FCMSGD Read more →

Grafters vs Artists: Magdeburg – Dresden

FC Magdeburg vs. Dynamo Dresden: one of the biggest games in German football currently. #FCMSGD Read more →

4 Days – 4 Matches: Telehopping

A short review of watching four games of football in four days. Read more →

Then came M

When the European Cup saw its first all-German encounter in October 1973, it was a meeting on a level playing field. Football fans either side of the ‘Iron Curtain’ rejoiced as the two best teams from East and West were to meet in a competitive environment for the first time. It was a tie to…

Common Ground

German top flight football experiences a boom and the foreign media have taken note of it. This post however, looks at three East German clubs which find themselves in one division: the Regionalliga, the fourth division, away from the limelight. All three of them have managed to reach a European Cup Final. Three Finalists When…

Crowd Trouble

It has become some kind of an established pattern to batter East German clubs for their violent support, most notably this season Dynamo Dresden for the events before, during and after their cup match against Borussia Dortmund on October 25 at the Westfalenstadion in Dortmund. Even worse, it has become a pattern not just to…