Only few people will still remember that the Wismut football players have played the best visited football game in Germany.
Aue´s football players played the best western German team of the post war time, the team of the 1. FC Kaiserslautern. This game took place in the central stadium in Leipzig in 1956 when 110.000 spectators watched the game. The team from Kaiserslautern won the game, scoring 5 : 3 goals.
After the main sponsor SDAG Wismut opted out the FC Erzgebirge Aue, that was newly founded 1992 had to struggle for existence in its amateur section. The dedicated fight of the coach, the team and the managing committee were successful. In the 1999/2000 season the FCE managed to be promoted to the 3rd league.
This success the "Violets" crowned with their promotion to the 2nd league on the day before the last day of the 2002/2003 season, scoring 4 : 1 goals in the game away from home with the Dresdner SC football team.