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
ManagerDomenico Tedesco
LeagueBundesliga

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 16 December 2021[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 (captain)
2 DF   France Mohamed Simakan
3 DF   Spain Angeliño
4 DF   Hungary Willi Orbán (vice-captain)
8 MF   Mali Amadou Haidara
9 FW   Denmark Yussuf Poulsen (3rd captain)
10 MF   Sweden Emil Forsberg
13 GK   Germany Philipp Tschauner
14 MF   United States Tyler Adams
16 DF   Germany Lukas Klostermann
17 MF   Hungary Dominik Szoboszlai
18 MF   France Christopher Nkunku
21 FW   Netherlands Brian Brobbey
22 DF   France Nordi Mukiele
23 DF   Germany Marcel Halstenberg
No. Pos. Nation Player
25 MF   Spain Dani Olmo
26 MF   Guinea Ilaix Moriba
27 MF   Austria Konrad Laimer
31 GK   Spain Josep Martínez
32 DF   Croatia Joško Gvardiol
33 FW   Portugal André Silva
35 DF   Netherlands Solomon Bonnah
37 MF   Germany Sidney Raebiger
38 FW   Spain Hugo Novoa
39 DF   Germany Benjamin Henrichs
43 DF   Uruguay Marcelo Saracchi
44 MF   Slovenia Kevin Kampl (4th captain)
45 MF   Germany Mehmet Ibrahimi
46 MF   Germany Ben Klefisch
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
GK    Switzerland Yvon Mvogo (at PSV until 30 June 2022)
GK   Germany Tim Schreiber (at Hallescher FC until 30 June 2022)
DF   Brazil Luan Cândido (at Red Bull Bragantino until 30 June 2022)
DF   Germany Frederik Jäkel (at Oostende until 30 June 2022)
DF   Germany Eric Martel (at Austria Vienna until 30 June 2022)
MF   United States Caden Clark (at New York Red Bulls until 31 December 2021)
MF   Germany Tom Krauß (at 1. FC Nürnberg until 30 June 2022)
No. Pos. Nation Player
FW   Germany Dennis Borkowski (at 1. FC Nürnberg until 30 June 2022)
FW   Germany Fabrice Hartmann (at SC Paderborn until 30 June 2022)
FW   South Korea Hwang Hee-chan (at Wolverhampton Wanderers until 30 June 2022)
FW   England Ademola Lookman (at Leicester City until 30 June 2022)
FW   England Noah Ohio (at Austria Wien until 30 June 2022)
FW   Norway Alexander Sørloth (at Real Sociedad until 30 June 2022)

Coach historyEdit

No. Head coach Nationality From Until Days Notes
1 Tino Vogel   Germany 1 July 2009 30 May 2010 333 [2]
2 Tomas Oral   Germany 1 July 2010 30 June 2011 364 [2]
3 Peter Pacult   Austria 1 July 2011 30 June 2012 365 [2]
4 Alexander Zorniger   Germany 1 July 2012 10 February 2015 954 [2]
5 Achim Beierlorzer   Germany 11 February 2015 30 June 2015 139 [2]Note 1
6 Ralf Rangnick   Germany 1 July 2015 30 June 2016 365 [2]
7 Ralph Hasenhüttl   Austria 1 July 2016 16 May 2018 684 [2][3]
8 Ralf Rangnick   Germany 9 July 2018 30 June 2019 356 [2]
9 Julian Nagelsmann   Germany 1 July 2019 30 June 2021 730 [2]
10 Jesse Marsch   United States 1 July 2021 5 December 2021 157 [2]
11 Achim Beierlorzer   Germany 5 December 2021 9 December 2021 4 [2]Note 1
12 Domenico Tedesco   Italy 9 December 2021 202


Notes

  1. Interim coach.

HonoursEdit

  • 2010 Champion Oberliga Nordost

2017 DFB Pokal Runners up

2017 Bundesliga Runners up

2016 Bundesliga 2 Champions

2014 3.Liga Champions

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Die Roten Bullen - Die Roten Bullen". rbleipzig.com.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 "RB Leipzig – Manager history". worldfootball.net. Münster: HEIM:SPIEL Medien GmbH & Co. KG. n.d. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  3. "Medien: Hasenhüttl geht nach Leipzig". Donaukurier (in German). Ingolstadt: Donaukurier Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG. 1 May 2016. Retrieved 8 May 2016.