RB Leipzig

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RB Leipzig
Full nameRasenBallsport Leipzig e. V.
Founded19 May 2009
GroundRed Bull Arena
Ground Capacity44.345
ChairmanUlrich Wolter/ Frank Zimmermann
ManagerJulian Nagelsmann
2015/162nd (2. Bundesliga)

RB Leipzig (RasenBallsport Leipzig e.V.) is a German football club from Leipzig.

History[change | change 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.

Red Bull arena, Leipzig von oben Zentralstadion.jpg

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 is now in 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. So they wanted a "normal" football club.

They started 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.

Players[change | change source]

Current squad[change | change source]

As of 6 October 2020

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Hungary GK Péter Gulácsi (3rd captain)
3 Spain DF Angeliño (on loan from Manchester City)
4 Hungary DF Willi Orbán (captain)
5 France DF Dayot Upamecano
6 France DF Ibrahima Konaté
7 Austria MF Marcel Sabitzer (vice-captain)
8 Mali MF Amadou Haidara
9 Denmark FW Yussuf Poulsen (4th captain)
10 Sweden MF Emil Forsberg
11 South Korea FW Hwang Hee-chan
13 Germany GK Philipp Tschauner
14 United States MF Tyler Adams
16 Germany DF Lukas Klostermann
18 France MF Christopher Nkunku
No. Position Player
19 Norway FW Alexander Sørloth
20 Germany MF Lazar Samardžić
21 Netherlands FW Justin Kluivert (on loan from Roma)
22 France DF Nordi Mukiele
23 Germany DF Marcel Halstenberg
25 Spain MF Dani Olmo
27 Austria MF Konrad Laimer
32 Germany GK Tim Schreiber
33 Spain GK Josep Martínez
35 Germany FW Fabrice Hartmann
39 Germany DF Benjamin Henrichs (on loan from Monaco)
41 Germany FW Dennis Borkowski
44 Slovenia MF Kevin Kampl
47 Germany MF Joscha Wosz

Players out on loan[change | change source]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Uruguay DF Marcelo Saracchi (at Turkey Galatasaray until 30 June 2021)
Germany DF Frederik Jäkel (at Belgium KV Oostende until 30 June 2022)
Germany MF Tom Krauß (at Germany FC Nürnberg until 30 June 2022)
England FW Ademola Lookman (at England Fulham until 30 June 2021)
No. Position Player
Austria MF Hannes Wolf (at Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach until 30 June 2021)
Brazil DF Luan Cândido (at Brazil Red Bull Bragantino until 30 June 2021)
Switzerland GK Yvon Mvogo (at Netherlands PSV Eindhoven until 30 June 2022)
Croatia DF Joško Gvardiol (at Croatia Dinamo Zagreb until 30 June 2021)

Honours[change | change source]

  • 2010 Champion Oberliga Nordost

2017 DFB Pokal Runners up

2017 Bundesliga Runners up

2016 Bundesliga 2 Champions

2014 3.Liga Champions

References[change | change source]