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A Brief History of Borussia Dortmund


Football  •  24 Apr, 2023  •  3,032 Views  •  ⭐ 5.0

Written by Shivani Chourasia


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Borussia Dortmund, commonly known as BVB or simply Dortmund, is a German football club based in the city of Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia. The club was founded in 1909 and has a rich history of success both domestically and internationally. Dortmund has won eight Bundesliga titles, four DFB-Pokal titles, and one UEFA Champions League title. They have also been runners-up in the Champions League on two occasions.

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Recent years have seen Dortmund establish itself as one of the most successful and forward-thinking clubs in Europe. The club has become renowned for its astute transfer policies and its ability to develop young talents. Players such as Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland have been key to the club's recent success.

Jadon Sancho joined Borussia Dortmund in 2017 from Manchester City and quickly established himself as one of the most exciting young talents in Europe. During his time at Dortmund, Sancho scored 38 goals and provided 45 assists in 104 appearances. He was instrumental in helping the club to reach the Champions League knockout stages in the 2019-20 season. His performances caught the attention of top European clubs, and he was eventually signed by Manchester United in the summer of 2021 for a reported fee of £73 million.

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Erling Haaland, a Norwegian striker, joined Dortmund in January 2020 from Red Bull Salzburg. He made an immediate impact, scoring a hat-trick on his debut and quickly establishing himself as one of the best strikers in Europe. In his first full season with the club, Haaland scored 41 goals in all competitions, including 10 in the Champions League. His performances attracted interest from top European clubs. Soon, he moved to Manchester City where he is scoring goals for fun.

In addition to its successful transfer policies, Dortmund has also had several successful coaches over the years. Jürgen Klopp, in particular, led the team to two Bundesliga titles and a Champions League final during his time at the club. Thomas Tuchel, who succeeded Klopp, also enjoyed success, leading the team to a DFB-Pokal title and the Champions League quarter-finals.

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