36 Facts About Borussia Dortmund


Dortmund, commonly known as Borussia Dortmund, BVB, or simply Dortmund, is a German professional sports club based in Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia.

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Since 1974, Borussia Dortmund have played their home games at Westfalenstadion; the stadium is the largest in Germany, and Borussia Dortmund has the highest average attendance of any association football club in the world.

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Borussia Dortmund's colours are black and yellow, giving the club its nickname die Schwarzgelben.

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In terms of Deloitte's annual Football Money League, Borussia Dortmund was in 2015 ranked as the second richest sports club in Germany, and the 12th richest football team in the world.

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The name Borussia is Latin for Prussia but was taken from Borussia beer from the nearby Borussia brewery in Dortmund.

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Borussia Dortmund's president was replaced when he refused to join the Nazi Party, and a couple of members who surreptitiously used the club's offices to produce anti-Nazi pamphlets were executed in the last days of the war.

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Between 1946 and 1963, Borussia Dortmund featured in the Oberliga West, a first division league which dominated German football through the late 1950s.

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In 1963, Borussia Dortmund won the last edition of the German Football Championship to secure their third national title.

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In 1962, the DFB met in Borussia Dortmund and voted to establish a professional football league in Germany, to begin play in August 1963 as the Bundesliga.

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Borussia Dortmund earned its place among the first sixteen clubs to play in the league by winning the last pre-Bundesliga national championship.

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Cash flush, Borussia Dortmund was able to sign players who later brought them numerous honours in the 1990s.

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Borussia Dortmund won the DFL-Supercup against Monchengladbach in 1995 and 1.

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Karl-Heinz Riedle put Borussia Dortmund ahead, shooting under goalkeeper Angelo Peruzzi from a cross by Paul Lambert.

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Borussia Dortmund were the second German club to win the Intercontinental Cup, after Bayern Munich in 1976.

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Borussia Dortmund played better in the second leg but failed to take their chances.

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In October 2000, Borussia Dortmund became the first publicly traded club on the German stock market.

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Borussia Dortmund had a remarkable run at the end of the season to overtake Bayer Leverkusen, securing the title on the final day.

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Borussia Dortmund went through three coaches and appointed Thomas Doll on 13 March 2007 after dropping to just one point above the relegation zone.

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On 4 December 2010, Borussia Dortmund became Herbstmeister, an unofficial accolade going to the league leader at the winter break.

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Borussia Dortmund are one of four German clubs to win the Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal double, along with Bayern Munich, 1.

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Four days later, Borussia Dortmund announced that Thomas Tuchel would replace Klopp at the end of the season.

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Borussia Dortmund kept their performances up, winning 24 out of 34 league games and becoming the best Bundesliga runner-up team of all time.

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The Borussia Dortmund board made a decision to hire Peter Bosz as the new manager and head coach.

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Once the restart occurred, Borussia Dortmund looked better but their performances were not enough to stop a dominant Bayern Munich side from grasping the Bundesliga title.

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Under Terzic, Borussia Dortmund finished third on the final matchday of the Bundesliga and was eliminated in the quarter-finals of the Champions League in a clash against Manchester City.

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The city of Borussia Dortmund was not able to finance a new stadium and federal institutions were unwilling to help.

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Borussia Dortmund has the highest average attendance of any football club worldwide.

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Borussia Dortmund has raised money for charity over the years for various causes.

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On 17 May 2011, Borussia Dortmund held a charity game for the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami against "Team Japan".

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In November 2012, Borussia Dortmund KGaA founded a charitable trust called leuchte auf, to give important social projects financial help.

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On 6 July 2013, Borussia Dortmund held a charity game to raise money for 2013 German flood victims in the German states of Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt.

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Since 1996, during Advent, Borussia Dortmund players visit the children's hospital in Dortmund where the players meet with the patients and give them gifts.

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In 1997, Borussia Dortmund had waited for continental success for over 30 years; Hitzfeld crowned his period with an unexpected triumph and won the Champions League.

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Borussia Dortmund won the Intercontinental Cup in 1997 and head coach Nevio Scala became the first and so far the only non-native speaker who won a major title.

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Borussia Dortmund was able to win the 2019 DFL-Supercup on 3 August 2019.

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Borussia Dortmund's name is attached to a number of Bundesliga and European records:.

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