NICKNAME – Die Roten Bullen (The Red Bulls)
FOUNDED – 2009
LOCATED IN – Leipzig, Saxony
STADIUM – Red Bull Arena
CAPACITY – 42,959
PROMOTED – 2016
BEST BUNDESLIGA FINISH – 2nd (2016/2017)
BEST DFB POKAL RUN – Runners Up (2018/2019)
BEST EC/CL FINISH – SF (2019/2020)
BEST UC/EL FINISH – QF (2017/2018)
RECORD GOALSCORER – Timo Werner (95)
2019/2020 FINISH – 3rd
FIVE FACTS ABOUT RB LEIPZIG
1. RB Leipzig was formed when Red Bull acquired the rights to 5th division SSV Markranstadt, a club that played just outside Leipzig.
2. Red Bull owner Dieter Mateschitz chose to invest in Leipzig as there was no high profile team in the city where the DFB was formed.
3. RB stands for “RasenBallsport” (Lawn Ball Sports), as company names may not be used by clubs in Germany. See what they did there?
4. It took just 8 years from their founding for RB to reach the Champions League and 11 years to make the semi-finals.
5. As with Hopp and Hoffenheim, the prominent role that Red Bull play within the club has been met with opposition from German fans. Ralf Rangnick and Julian Nagelsmann don’t seem to mind though. They’ve managed both of Germany’s “plastic” clubs.
FIVE FACTS ABOUT LEIPZIG
1. Leipzig is the second largest city in the former East Germany after East Berlin. It was named after the linden tree.
2. It stands at the crossroads of two historic Roman roads, the Via Regia (Santiago de Compostela to Moscow) and the Via Imperii (Rome to Szczeczin).
3. Friedrich Schiller penned “Ode To Joy” whilst living in the city.
4. Leibnitz, the legendary polymath, was born here.
5. Leipzig was a classical music hub. Wagner was born here, whilst Bach, Mendelssohn and Schumann all moved to the city.
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