Borussia Dortmund: Get to Know the Second Most Successful German Club Aiming to Recapture Bundesliga Title

Borussia Dortmund: Get to Know the Second Most Successful German Club Aiming to Recapture Bundesliga Title

Isaac Darko
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:08 PM
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  • Borussia Dortmund are the second most prestigious club in Germany and they are aiming to end the dominance of Bayern Munich in the upcoming season
  • The North Rhine-Westphalia-based club have won the Bundesliga title eight times and have placed second on ten occasions
  • Dortmund will be hoping to recapture the league title despite losing key striker Erling Haaland to Manchester City in the summer transfer window

Borussia Dortmund will kick start their 2022/23 Bundesliga season on Saturday when they cross swords against fellow European contenders Bayer Leverkusen.

The Black and Yellows have not won the Bundesliga title in the last 10 years, a situation that clearly rankles at the club.

With that in mind, Edin Terzić's side goes into the upcoming season as underdogs, and that could be just what they need to lock horns with defending champions Bayern Munich for the Meisterschale.

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Youssoufa Moukoko celebrates with teammates after scoring for Dortmund in pre-season. Credit: @bvb
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And ahead of the start of the German's topflight this weekend, Sports Brief gives all the information you need about the 8-time German champions.

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Name: Borussia Dormund

League: Bundesliga

Nickname: Die Schwarzgelben (The Black and Yellows)

Manager: Edin Terzić

Stadium: Signal Iduna Park

Highest Finish: 1st

Players To Watch: Jude Bellingham, Karim Adeyemi, Marco Reus

Transfer Activity:

Incoming: Niklas Sule (Bayern Munich), Nico Schlotterbeck (Freiburg), Karim Adeyemi (FC Salzburg), Salih Ozcan (Cologne), Sebastien Haller (West Ham United)

Outgoing: Erling Haaland (Manchester City), Dan-Axel Zagadou (released), Axel Witsel (Atletico Madrid), Roman Burki (St. Louis City FC), Steffen Tigges (Cologne)

Notable Achievements:

Borussia Dortmund have won the UEFA Champions League once in the history of the club. They defeated Italian giants and then defending champions Juventus 3-1 at the Olympiastadion in Munich, thanks to strikes by Karl-Heinz Riedle and Lars Ricken.

According to Transmer Markt, Dortmund have also won 8 Bundesliga titles, 5 DFB-Pokal, and 6 German Super Cups.

Brief History:

Borussia Dortmund was founded in 1909 by eighteen football players from Dortmund. The team is the second largest sports club by membership in Germany, with more than 145,000 members.

They play their home matches at the Signal Iduna Park, the largest stadium in Germany with a capacity of 81,365. They also have the highest average attendance of any association football club in the world.

Dortmund's colours are black and yellow, and their main closest rivals in the Bundesliga are Schalke 04 and Bayern Munich.

Predicted Finish:

With the absence of lethal strikers Erling Haaland who joined Manchester City and Sebastien Haller due to illness, Dortmund will lack firepower upfront and Sports Brief tip Edin Terzić's side to finish second.

Donyell Malen Impresses As Borussia Dortmund Dominate 1860 Munich in DFB Pokal Opening Round Fixture

Borussia Dortmund started their DFB-Pokal campaign on a strong note when they beat 1860 Munich in a first-round tie.

Dortmund were favourites going into the game and dominated the first 45 minutes against their opponents.

1860, who play in the third division of German football, knew they were in for a tough ask, but didn’t expect to find themselves behind after eight minutes.

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Isaac Darko is a La Liga, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga editor at Sports Brief with a Degree in Journalism and Communications from Ghana Institute of Journalism (2010)