RB Leipzig

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RB Leipzig
Full name RasenBallsport Leipzig e. V.
Founded 19 May 2009
Ground Red Bull Arena
Ground Capacity 44.345
Chairman Ulrich Wolter/ Frank Zimmermann
Manager Ralf Rangnick
League Bundesliga
2015/16 2nd (2. Bundesliga)

RB Leipzig (RasenBallsport Leipzig e.V.) is a German footballclub 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'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. 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.

Current Team[change | change source]

As of 22 July 2012[1]
No. Position Player
1 Germany GK Fabio Coltorti
2 Germany DF Marcus Hoffmann
5 Germany MF Henrik Ernst
6 Germany MF Jeremy Karikari
8 Germany DF Tim Sebastian
9 Austria FW Roman Wallner
10 Brazil MF Thiago Rockenbach
11 Germany FW Daniel Frahn
12 Germany GK Andreas Kerner
13 Germany FW Tom Nattermann
14 Germany DF Patrick Koronkiewicz
15 Germany MF Bastian Schulz
No. Position Player
16 Germany DF Juri Judt
17 Turkey DF Umut Kocin
18 Germany FW Timo Röttger
20 Germany FW Stefan Kutschke
21 Germany MF Paul Schinke
22 Germany GK Benjamin Bellot
23 Austria DF Niklas Hoheneder
24 Germany MF Dominik Kaiser
27 Germany FW Carsten Kammlott
28 Germany DF Fabian Franke
29 Germany DF Sebastian Heidinger
30 Germany DF Christian Müller

Honours[change | change source]

  • 2010 Champion Oberliga Nordost

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