Aue became part of the new 3. Liga in the 2008 season. It finished runner-up in the league in its second season there, earning promotion back to the 2. Bundesliga. After a fifth-place finish in its first season back, the club has struggled against relegation, finishing in the lower third of the table each season since.[3]

Since 2008 the club's reserve team, now the FC Erzgebirge Aue II, played in the tier five NOFV-Oberliga Süd with a fifth-place finish in 2014 as ist best result. At the end of the 2014–15 season the team was withdrawn from competitive football despite finishing eight in the league.[4]

In the combined football leagues of the newly united Germany, Aue began play in the NOFV-Oberliga Süd (IV). With the establishment of the Regionalliga Nordost (III) in 1994, the club qualified for the new league. The club was moved to the Regionalliga Nord in 2000, and after a surprising league title there in 2003, it advanced to the 2. Bundesliga where it delivered mid-table performances in its first three seasons, but suffered relegation back to the third tier in 2008.[2][3]

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But even that was not a big enough score to match that of German side Erzgebirge Aue – who won 31-0 in a summer clash with VFC Reichenbach 96.

Aue made its first appearance in the DFB-Pokal, the German Cup, in 1992 and since 2001 has been a regular participant there. They have only managed to make it into the second round on two occasions.

They were 12-0 up at half time – and bagged the other 19 goals after the break.

The club performed well, advancing through third and second tier play to the DDR-Oberliga in 1951. BSG finished as national vice-champions in 1953 losing in a final to Dynamo Dresden by a score of 2–3.

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Erzgebirge Aue vs SV Sandhausen – Football Highlights in Germany – 2nd Bundesliga

Team-mate Nicky Adler grabbed four, then there were three each for Cebio Soukou, Pascal Kopke and Mario Kvesic.

The team also made a losing appearance in the 1991 and 2007 Saxony Cup final.

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The club was founded as SG Aue in 1945, and on 1 November 1948 became BSG Pneumatik Aue under the sponsorship of the local construction tool works. Changes in sponsorship led to a change in name to Zentra Wismut Aue in 1949 and then simply to SC Wismut Aue in 1951.[1]

They have a strong history though under their previous name of SC Wismut Karl-Marx-Stadt.

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The second team side of Wismut Aue played in the DDR-Liga (II) through the first half of the 1970s and had a single season turn there in 1985–86. They also made more than a half dozen appearances in the early rounds of FDGB Pokal (East German Cup) play between 1968 and 1991.

Before the end of the Cold War, they were East Germany’s strongest club, winning the FDGB-Pokal in 1955, but have failed to recapture the glory days post-unification.

New signing Dimitrij Nazarov netted SEVEN times for the Bundesliga 2 side, who play in the division below the German top flight.

It was 12-0 at half time as star forward Dimitrij Nazarov bags seven goals for the 2 Bundesliga side

Es war ein wunderschöner tag, das Spiel war so mega. #hero nicky #Adler 💜 @FCErzgebirgeAue danke dafür! 💜💜💜

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