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
ManagerJulian Nagelsmann
LeagueBundesliga
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[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 (3rd captain)
3 DF Spain Spain Angeliño (on loan from Manchester City)
4 DF Hungary Hungary Willi Orbán (captain)
5 DF France France Dayot Upamecano
6 DF France France Ibrahima Konaté
7 MF Austria Austria Marcel Sabitzer (vice-captain)
8 MF Mali Mali Amadou Haidara
9 FW Denmark Denmark Yussuf Poulsen (4th captain)
10 MF Sweden Sweden Emil Forsberg
11 FW South Korea South Korea Hwang Hee-chan
13 GK Germany Germany Philipp Tschauner
14 MF United States United States Tyler Adams
16 DF Germany Germany Lukas Klostermann
18 MF France France Christopher Nkunku
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 FW Norway Norway Alexander Sørloth
20 MF Germany Germany Lazar Samardžić
21 FW Netherlands Netherlands Justin Kluivert (on loan from Roma)
22 DF France France Nordi Mukiele
23 DF Germany Germany Marcel Halstenberg
25 MF Spain Spain Dani Olmo
27 MF Austria Austria Konrad Laimer
32 GK Germany Germany Tim Schreiber
33 GK Spain Spain Josep Martínez
35 FW Germany Germany Fabrice Hartmann
39 DF Germany Germany Benjamin Henrichs (on loan from Monaco)
41 FW Germany Germany Dennis Borkowski
44 MF Slovenia Slovenia Kevin Kampl
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
DF Uruguay Uruguay Marcelo Saracchi (at Turkey Galatasaray until 30 June 2021)
DF Germany Germany Frederik Jäkel (at Belgium KV Oostende until 30 June 2022)
MF Germany Germany Tom Krauß (at Germany FC Nürnberg until 30 June 2022)
FW England England Ademola Lookman (at England Fulham until 30 June 2021)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF Austria Austria Hannes Wolf (at Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach until 30 June 2021)
DF Brazil Brazil Luan Cândido (at Brazil Red Bull Bragantino until 30 June 2021)
GK Switzerland  Switzerland Yvon Mvogo (at Netherlands PSV Eindhoven until 30 June 2022)
DF Croatia Croatia 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]

  1. "First team". RasenballSport Leipzig. Retrieved 9 September 2020.