German football was re-organized in 1933 under the Third Reich into sixteen premier divisions. Tura 32 had been competing in the top flight Gauliga Sachsen since 1936 and the newly combined side continued in the top flight as SV Tura 1899. The team escaped relegation in 1939 only because of the restructuring of the Gauliga Sachsen into two divisions. However, by 1942 the club's continued lacklustre performance saw them in last place and relegated from the top flight. They earned a return in 1943, but World War II made play untenable and the Gauliga Sachsen broke up into a number of small local city-based leagues. Tura merged with SpVgg Leipzig to briefly form the wartime side KSG Tura / SpVgg Leizig.
Following the war a number of new sports and football clubs were formed, often built around the cores of pre-war clubs: SG Leipzig-Leutzsch was the closest descendant of the old Tura side. In March 1949, Leutzsch, SG Lindenau-Hafen, SG Lindenau-Aue, SG Leipzig-Mitte, and SG Böhlitz-Ehrenberg were united to form ZSG Industrie Leipzig. In August the next year, the club was re-named BSG Chemie Leipzig.
Chemie was dissolved in September 1954 when its players were assigned to Lokomotive Leipzig. In 1963, East German football was re-organized with a view towards fostering the development of talent for the country's national side. This time Lok was disassembled to help re-create the club BSG Chemie Leipzig. At the end of May 1990, the club was re-named FC Grün-Weiß Leipzig and in quick succession merged with FSV Olefine Böhlen, forming the current club in August that year.
The club competes in the fourth tier Regionalliga Nord and plays its home matches at the Zentralstadion in Leipzig, which is one of twelve 2006 FIFA World Cup venues. The stadium is the only World Cup venue in the former East Germany.
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