RB Leipzig

association football club in Leipzig, Saxony, Germany

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

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)

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 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.

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

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 Péter Gulácsi (3rd captain)
3 DF   Spain Angeliño (on loan from Manchester City)
4 DF   Hungary Willi Orbán (captain)
5 DF   France Dayot Upamecano
6 DF   France Ibrahima Konaté
7 MF   Austria Marcel Sabitzer (vice-captain)
8 MF   Mali Amadou Haidara
9 FW   Denmark Yussuf Poulsen (4th captain)
10 MF   Sweden Emil Forsberg
11 FW   South Korea Hwang Hee-chan
13 GK   Germany Philipp Tschauner
14 MF   United States Tyler Adams
16 DF   Germany Lukas Klostermann
18 MF   France Christopher Nkunku
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 FW   Norway Alexander Sørloth
20 MF   Germany Lazar Samardžić
21 FW   Netherlands Justin Kluivert (on loan from Roma)
22 DF   France Nordi Mukiele
23 DF   Germany Marcel Halstenberg
25 MF   Spain Dani Olmo
27 MF   Austria Konrad Laimer
32 GK   Germany Tim Schreiber
33 GK   Spain Josep Martínez
35 FW   Germany Fabrice Hartmann
39 DF   Germany Benjamin Henrichs (on loan from Monaco)
41 FW   Germany Dennis Borkowski
44 MF   Slovenia Kevin Kampl
47 MF   Germany Joscha Wosz

Players out on loanEdit

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 Marcelo Saracchi (at   Galatasaray until 30 June 2021)
DF   Germany Frederik Jäkel (at   KV Oostende until 30 June 2022)
MF   Germany Tom Krauß (at   FC Nürnberg until 30 June 2022)
FW   England Ademola Lookman (at   Fulham until 30 June 2021)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   Austria Hannes Wolf (at   Borussia Mönchengladbach until 30 June 2021)
DF   Brazil Luan Cândido (at   Red Bull Bragantino until 30 June 2021)
GK    Switzerland Yvon Mvogo (at   PSV Eindhoven until 30 June 2022)
DF   Croatia Joško Gvardiol (at   Dinamo Zagreb until 30 June 2021)

HonoursEdit

  • 2010 Champion Oberliga Nordost

2017 DFB Pokal Runners up

2017 Bundesliga Runners up

2016 Bundesliga 2 Champions

2014 3.Liga Champions

ReferencesEdit

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