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RB Leipzig

association football club in Leipzig, Saxony, Germany

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

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

HistoryEdit

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.

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 TeamEdit

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

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HonoursEdit

  • 2010 Champion Oberliga Nordost

ReferencesEdit