RB Leipzig

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RB Leipzig
Full nameRasenBallsport Leipzig e. V.
Founded19 May 2009
GroundRed Bull Arena
Capacity44.345
ChairmanUlrich Wolter/ Frank Zimmermann
ManagerDomenico Tedesco
LeagueBundesliga

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 16 December 2021[1]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Hungary Hungary Péter Gulácsi (captain)
2 DF France France Mohamed Simakan
3 DF Spain Spain Angeliño
4 DF Hungary Hungary Willi Orbán (vice-captain)
8 MF Mali Mali Amadou Haidara
9 FW Denmark Denmark Yussuf Poulsen (3rd captain)
10 MF Sweden Sweden Emil Forsberg
13 GK Germany Germany Philipp Tschauner
14 MF United States United States Tyler Adams
16 DF Germany Germany Lukas Klostermann
17 MF Hungary Hungary Dominik Szoboszlai
18 MF France France Christopher Nkunku
21 FW Netherlands Netherlands Brian Brobbey
22 DF France France Nordi Mukiele
23 DF Germany Germany Marcel Halstenberg
No. Pos. Nation Player
25 MF Spain Spain Dani Olmo
26 MF Guinea Guinea Ilaix Moriba
27 MF Austria Austria Konrad Laimer
31 GK Spain Spain Josep Martínez
32 DF Croatia Croatia Joško Gvardiol
33 FW Portugal Portugal André Silva
35 DF Netherlands Netherlands Solomon Bonnah
37 MF Germany Germany Sidney Raebiger
38 FW Spain Spain Hugo Novoa
39 DF Germany Germany Benjamin Henrichs
43 DF Uruguay Uruguay Marcelo Saracchi
44 MF Slovenia Slovenia Kevin Kampl (4th captain)
45 MF Germany Germany Mehmet Ibrahimi
46 MF Germany Germany Ben Klefisch
47 MF Germany Germany 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. Pos. Nation Player
GK Switzerland  Switzerland Yvon Mvogo (at PSV until 30 June 2022)
GK Germany Germany Tim Schreiber (at Hallescher FC until 30 June 2022)
DF Brazil Brazil Luan Cândido (at Red Bull Bragantino until 30 June 2022)
DF Germany Germany Frederik Jäkel (at Oostende until 30 June 2022)
DF Germany Germany Eric Martel (at Austria Vienna until 30 June 2022)
MF United States United States Caden Clark (at New York Red Bulls until 31 December 2021)
MF Germany Germany Tom Krauß (at 1. FC Nürnberg until 30 June 2022)
No. Pos. Nation Player
FW Germany Germany Dennis Borkowski (at 1. FC Nürnberg until 30 June 2022)
FW Germany Germany Fabrice Hartmann (at SC Paderborn until 30 June 2022)
FW South Korea South Korea Hwang Hee-chan (at Wolverhampton Wanderers until 30 June 2022)
FW England England Ademola Lookman (at Leicester City until 30 June 2022)
FW England England Noah Ohio (at Austria Wien until 30 June 2022)
FW Norway Norway Alexander Sørloth (at Real Sociedad until 30 June 2022)

Coach history[change | change source]

No. Head coach Nationality From Until Days Notes
1 Tino Vogel  Germany 1 July 2009 30 May 2010 333 [2]
2 Tomas Oral  Germany 1 July 2010 30 June 2011 364 [2]
3 Peter Pacult  Austria 1 July 2011 30 June 2012 365 [2]
4 Alexander Zorniger  Germany 1 July 2012 10 February 2015 954 [2]
5 Achim Beierlorzer  Germany 11 February 2015 30 June 2015 139 [2]Note 1
6 Ralf Rangnick  Germany 1 July 2015 30 June 2016 365 [2]
7 Ralph Hasenhüttl  Austria 1 July 2016 16 May 2018 684 [2][3]
8 Ralf Rangnick  Germany 9 July 2018 30 June 2019 356 [2]
9 Julian Nagelsmann  Germany 1 July 2019 30 June 2021 730 [2]
10 Jesse Marsch  United States 1 July 2021 5 December 2021 157 [2]
11 Achim Beierlorzer  Germany 5 December 2021 9 December 2021 4 [2]Note 1
12 Domenico Tedesco  Italy 9 December 2021 363


Notes

  1. Interim coach.

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]

  1. "Die Roten Bullen - Die Roten Bullen". rbleipzig.com.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 "RB Leipzig – Manager history". worldfootball.net. Münster: HEIM:SPIEL Medien GmbH & Co. KG. n.d. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  3. "Medien: Hasenhüttl geht nach Leipzig". Donaukurier (in German). Ingolstadt: Donaukurier Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG. 1 May 2016. Retrieved 8 May 2016.