|Full name||RasenBallsport Leipzig e. V.|
|Founded||19 May 2009|
|Ground||Red Bull Arena
|League||German Regionalliga Nord|
|2011/12||3rd (Regionalliga Nord)|
RB Leipzig (RasenBallsport Leipzig e.V.) is a German footballclub from Leipzig.
History[change | edit source]
The club was founded on 19 May 2009 by the Red Bull Company. It was formed out of the SSV Markranstädt. Due to the regulations of the DFB the name Red Bull Leipzig for marketing reasons was forbidden so they were called RB (short for RasenBallsport). Also the logo was forbidden.
The company was sure that there is a great chance to form a new club, because with the Zentralstadion (now Red Bull Arena) there was a good stadium and there is no club in professional football in the area. The club's long term aim is to reach the Bundesliga. Like in Salzburg many fans protested against this deal because they had the fear that the fanculture will vanish and football will be only a business.
They startet in the Oberliga Nordost-Süd(5th level) and became 1st in the 2009/10 season. But the next season they failed to gain promotion to the 3. Bundesliga. So the coach was changed, the new one is the Austrian Peter Pacult. The first match under the new coach was a 3:2 win in the German Cup (1st round) versus VfL Wolfsburg from the Bundesliga.
Current Team[change | edit source]
- As of 22 July 2012
Honours[change | edit source]
- 2010 Champion Oberliga Nordost