The Runners-Up of Meiderich

Monday, 23 March 2015

Sometimes it's the teams that come in second that leave the most lasting impression. The truth of that axiom was on display on Sunday at the 11mm Film Festival with the nearly sold-out screening of " Meidericher Vizemeister," a fond look back at the little club that finished runners-up in the first-ever Bundesliga title race (1963-64).

The squad's captain Günter Preuss took the lead in the subsequent discussion, and filmmakers Kristian Lütjens, Michael Wildberg and Matthias Knorr discussed how the financed their debut project. The film is an object lesson showing that clubs that neglect their own history often forget the secret to their success.