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
ManagerRalf Rangnick
2015/162nd (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 27 August 2018[1]

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 Gulásci
3 Uruguay DF Marcelo Sarrachi
4 Germany DF Willy Orban (C)
5 France DF Dayotchanculle Upamecano
6 France DF Ibrahima Konaté
7 Austria FW Marcel Sabitzer
9 Denmark FW Yussuf Poulsen
10 Sweden FW Emil Forsberg
11 Germany FW Timo Werner
13 Austria MF Stefan Ilsanker
16 Germany DF Lukas Klostermann
No. Position Player
17 Portugal MF Bruma
20 Brazil FW Matheus Chuna
21 Germany GK Markus Müller
22 France DF Nordi Mukiele
23 Germany DF Marcel Halstenberg
27 Austria DF Konrad Laimer
28 Switzerland GK Yvon Mvogo
29 France FW Jean-Kévin Augustin
31 Germany MF Diego Demme
32 Germany GK Julian Krahl
33 Turkey DF Atinc Nukan
35 Belgium MF Massimo Bruno

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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]