NICKNAME – Die Fohlen (The Foals)
FOUNDED – 1900
LOCATED IN – Monchengladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia
STADIUM – Borussia-Park
CAPACITY – 54,057
PROMOTED – 2008
BEST BUNDESLIGA FINISH – Winners (5 times)
BEST DFB POKAL RUN – Winners (3 times)
BEST EC/CL FINISH – Runners Up (1976/1977)
BEST UC/EL FINISH – Winners (Twice)
BEST CWC FINISH – SF (1973/1974)
RECORD GOALSCORER – Jupp Heynckes (292)
2019/2020 FINISH – 4th
FIVE FUN FACTS ABOUT BORUSSIA MONCHENGLADBACH
1. “Borussia” is a Latinised version of “Prussia”.
2. They picked up the nickname of The Foals thanks to the young and pacey side they fielded in the 1970s.
3. During this decade, the Foals won 5 Bundesliga titles, 1 German Cup and 2 UEFA Cups, reaching 5 European finals in the process.
4. 1. FC Koln are their main rivals in the region, but they also fight out the “Borussengipfel” with Dortmund.
5. They recorded the largest ever win in Bundesliga history in a final day Borussia derby in 1978. Needing a swing of 10 on goal difference to move past Koln, they won 12-0, only for Koln to win their remaining fixture 5-0 and take the championship.
FIVE FUN FACTS ABOUT MONCHENGLADBACH
1. It was formerly known as Munchen Gladbach, but changed to Monchen Gladbach then Monchengladbach to avoid confusion with Bayern.
2. Confusingly, it contains two ‘main’ railway stations, as it used to be two distinct cities (Rheydt and Gladbach).
3. Lying close to the Dutch border, it nearly became a part of the Netherlands after World War II.
4. The headquarters of the British Armed Forces in Germany were based here until 2013.
5. You could have a cardboard version of yourself placed in the stadium to “support the team” for 19 Euros while games went on behind closed doors due to coronavirus.
OTHER GERMAN TEAMS
Arminia Bielefeld, Augsburg, Bayer Leverkusen, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Borussia MG, Eintracht Frankfurt, Fortuna Dusseldorf, Freiburg, Hertha Berlin, Hoffenheim, Koln, Leipzig, Mainz, Paderborn, Schalke, Stuttgart, Union Berlin, Werder Bremen, Wolfsburg