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 is now in the 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

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 6 October 2020

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