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Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund Information

Address:   Rheinlanddamm 207 - 209, 44139 Dortmund
Telephone: (02 31) 90 20 0
Fax: (02 31) 90 20 105
Founded: 19-Dec-1909
Stadium: Westfalenstadion
Website: www.borussia-dortmund.de
   
 

Borussia Dortmund History

Borussia Dortmund (full name Ballspiel-Verein Borussia 1909 e.V. Dortmund, often short BVB) is a German football team based in Dortmund. They play in the Bundesliga, and has successed internationally. The football department is the most famous of the club, but it also has a handball and table tennis department.

The club was founded on December 19, 1909 in a room of the pub Zum Wildschütz in Dortmund. The name Borussia (latin of Prussia) was adopted from the nearby Borussia brewery. Borussia Dortmund was the first German football team to go to the stock market in 2000. In 2005, the club is on the brink of insolvency.

The club has the largest stadium in the Bundesliga which is the 82,678 capacity Westfalenstadion, named after the Nordrhein-Westfalen region where the club was established. Current famous players include Jan Koller, Tomas Rosicky, Ewerthon and Christoph Metzelder.

The arch rival of Borussia is FC Schalke 04 of nearby Gelsenkirchen.
 

Borussia Dortmund Honours, Trophies & Awards

  • German Championship (6): 1956, 1957, 1963, 1995, 1996, 2002
  • German Cup (2): 1965, 1989
  • Champions League (1): 1997
  • Cup Winners' Cup (1): 1966
  • Intercontinental Cup (1): 1997
 

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