RB Leipzig: Getting to Know the Bundesliga Football Side Looking to Grab the Bull by the Horns

RB Leipzig: Getting to Know the Bundesliga Football Side Looking to Grab the Bull by the Horns

  • RB Leipzig were founded in 2009 but have since climbed the ranks of German football to reach the Bundesliga
  • RasenBallsport Leipzig were seen as a business and not a football club when they were first founded
  • In their first season in the Bundesliga, RB Leipzig shocked everyone and finished in second place in the league

The new Bundesliga season gets underway this weekend, and one team looking to cause an upset will be RB Leipzig.

Leipzig will be looking to build on the DFB-Pokal success of last season and challenge Bayern Munich for the league title this season.

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RB Leipzig have shaken up German football and plans to do so for many more years to come. Image: Martin Rose
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Not sure who RB Leipzig are? Fear not; Sports Brief gives you all the information you need about the Bundesliga outfit.

Name: RasenBallsport Leipzig or RB Leipzig

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League: Bundesliga

Nickname: Die Roten Bullen (The Red Bulls)

Manager: Domenico Tedesco

Stadium: Red Bull Arena

Highest Finish: 2nd in the Bundesliga in 2016/17 and 2020/21

Players To Watch: Dani Olmo, Christopher Nkunku, Angeliño

Transfer Activity:

Incoming: Xaver Schlager, Janis Blaswich, David Raum

Outgoing: Tyler Adams, Hee-chan Hwang, Brian Brobbey, Nordi Mukiele, Eric Martel, Noah Ohio, Tom Krauß, Sidney Raebiger, Yvon Mvogo

Notable Achievements: RB Leipzig won the DFB-Pokal last season for the first time in their history.

Controversy:

As noted on the Wikipedia page, RB Leipzig’s formation caused a lot of controversy in Germany. Many felt that Red Bull were commercializing football in Germany and using the club as a marketing tool. Supporters of other Leipzig football clubs protested against the formation of the team. The club has often been accused of being a “plastic club” with no traditions. The club’s image has improved over the years considerably.

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Brief History:

Leipzig have had a meteoric rise up the German football ranks. The club was founded in 2009 and was already promoted to the Bundesliga in 2016. The club have had a history of being promoted from the lower leagues during either their first or second attempt. In their first season in the Bundesliga, they finished in second place, TransferMarkt confirmed. They finished fourth last season but won the DFB-Pokal, Germany’s premier cup competition.

Predicted Finish:

Leipzig have a strong side, but competition in the Bundesliga is heating up. Sports Brief predicts that Die Roten Bulle will finish third this coming season.

RB Leipzig's Dani Olmo produces a brilliant piece of skill against Bayern Munich in the DFL SuperCup final

The DFL SuperCup produced an eight-goal thriller on Saturday night as Bayern Munich took on RB Leipzig in the final.

The Bundesliga champions beat the DFB-Pokal champions 5-3 in a thrilling match.

Dani Olmo, who grabbed the side’s third goal, then produced a piece of skill that amazed football fans.

Source: SportsBrief.com