Borussia Dortmund: The Black and Yellows

Borussia Dortmund: Bundesliga stats, fixtures and squad

Founded: 19 December 1909

Owners: Borussia Dortmund GmbH & Co. KGaA

Stadium: Signal Iduna Park


Borussia Dortmund was established in 1909 and since then they have been an active member of the Bundesliga. The German giants have managed to sneak into the Bayern Munich monopoly in the German league and have given them tough competition.

They play their home games at the Signal Iduna Park which is the largest stadium in Germany and can host more than 81,000 people on match days. They Have one of the most loyal bases of supporters and their average attendance amongst the German clubs is also the highest.

Dortmund are regarded as the hub of talented players as over the years they have produced a string of players who later developed into world class athletes. The likes of Ousmane Dembele, Mario Gotze and Jadon Sancho went on to join other clubs after establishing themselves in the Bundesliga with Dortmund.

The club is also the second richest club in Germany after Bayern Munich but they haven’t managed to lift the Bundesliga title in the last few years.

Borussia Dortmund: Results in Bundesliga

1972-73Second division
1973-74Second division
1974-75Second division
1975-76Second division

BVB lifted the Bundesliga title on nine occasions. Their last success in the German top flight back in the 2011-12 season.

Borussia Dortmund: Top Scorers in Bundesliga

1963-64Timo Konietzka2520
1964-65Timo Konietzka2822
1965-66Lothar Emmerich3031
1966-67Lothar Emmerich3428
1967-68Lothar Emmerich2718
1968-69Lothar Emmerich3312
1969-70Werner Weist3219
1970-71Dieter Weinkauff288
1971-72Jurgen Schutz2911
1976-77Manfred Burgsmuller2414
1977-78Manfred Burgsmuller3420
1978-79Manfred Burgsmuller3315
1979-80Manfred Burgsmuller3420
1980-81Manfred Burgsmuller3327
1981-82Manfred Burgsmuller3422
1982-83Manfred Burgsmuller3217
1983-84Erdal Keser299
1984-85Michael Zorc308
1985-86Jurgen Wegmann3314
1986-87Norbert Dickel3220
1987-88Michael Zorc2313
1988-89Norbert Dickel2712
1989-90Andreas Moller3210
1990-91Michael Rummenigge318
1991-92Stephane Chapuisat3420
1992-93Stephane Chapuisat2715
1993-94Stephane Chapuisat3017
1994-95Michael Zorc3315
1995-96Michael Zorc3015
1996-97Stephane Chapuisat3013
1997-98Stephane Chapuisat2714
1998-99Stephane Chapuisat308
1999-2000Fredi Bobic297
2000-01Fredi Bobic2410
2001-02Marcio Amoroso3118
2002-03Jan Koller3413
2004-05Jan Koller3015
2005-06Ebi Smolarek3413
2006-07Alex Frei3216
2007-08Mladen Petric2913
2008-09Alex Frei2912
2009-10Lucas Barrios3319
2010-11Lucas Barrios3216
2011-12Robert Lewandowski3422
2012-13Robert Lewandowski3124
2013-14Robert Lewandowski3320
2014-15Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang3316
2015-16Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang3125
2016-17Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang3231
2017-18Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang1613
2018-19Paco Alcacer2618
2019-20Jadon Sancho3217
2020-21Erling Haaland2827

Borussia Dortmund: Bundesliga 2021-22 Fixtures

DateDayFixtureVenueTime (IST)
August 14, 2021SaturdayBVB vs Eintracht FrankfurtSignal Iduna Park11:00 PM IST
August 21, 2021SaturdaySC Freiburg vs BVBEuropa-Park Stadion8:00 PM IST
August 28, 2021SaturdayBVB vs TSG HoffenheimSignal Iduna Park1:00 AM IST
September 11, 2021SaturdayBayer Leverkusen vs BVBBayArena8:00 PM IST
September 19, 2021SundayBVB vs Union BerlinSignal Iduna Park10:00 PM IST
September 25, 2021SaturdayBorussia Monchengladbach vs BVBBorussia-Park11:00 PM IST
October 2, 2021SaturdayBVB vs FC AugsburgSignal Iduna Park8:00 PM IST
October 16, 2021SaturdayBVB vs FSV MainzSignal Iduna Park8:00 PM IST
October 23, 2021SaturdayArminia Bielefeld vs BVBBielefelder Alm8:00 PM IST
October 30, 2021SaturdayBVB vs FC KolnSignal Iduna Park8:00 PM IST
November 6, 2021SaturdayRB Leipzig vs BVBRed Bull Arena11:00 PM IST
November 20, 2021SaturdayVFB Stuttgart vs BVBSignal Iduna Park8:00 PM IST
November 27, 2021SaturdayVfL Wolfsburg vs BVBVolkswagen Arena8:00 PM IST
December 4, 2021SaturdayBorussia Dortmund vs Bayern MunichSignal Iduna Park11:00 PM IST
December 11, 2021SaturdayVfL Bochum vs Borussia DortmundVonovia Ruhrstadion8:00 PM IST
December 16, 2021ThursdayBorussia Dortmund vs Greuther FurthSignal Iduna Park1:00 AM IST
December 18, 2021SaturdayHertha BSC vs Borussia DortmundOlympiastadion Berlin11:00 PM IST
January 8, 2022SaturdayEintracht Frankfurt vs Borussia DortmundDeutsche Bank Park11:00 PM IST
January 15, 2022SaturdayBorussia Dortmund vs SC FreiburgSignal Iduna Park1:00 AM IST
January 22, 2022SaturdayTSG Hoffenheim vs Borussia DortmundRhein-Neckar-Arena8:00 PM IST
February 6, 2022SundayBorussia Dortmund vs Bayer LeverkusenSignal Iduna Park8:00 PM IST
February 13, 2022SundayUnion Berlin vs Borussia DortmundStadion An der Alten Forsterei8:00 PM IST
February 20, 2022SundayBorussia Dortmund vs Borussia MonchengladbachSignal Iduna Park10:00 PM IST
February 27, 2022SundayFC Augsburg vs Borussia DortmundAugsburg Arena10:00 PM IST
March 6, 2022SundayFSV Mainz vs Borussia DortmundMEWA Arena8:00 PM IST
March 13, 2022SundayBorussia Dortmund vs Arminia BielefeldSignal Iduna Park10:00 PM IST
March 21, 2022MondayFC Koln vs Borussia DortmundRheinEnergieSTADION12:00 AM IST
April 2, 2022SaturdayBorussia Dortmund vs RB LeipzigSignal Iduna Park
April 9, 2022SaturdayVfB StuttgartMercedes-Benz Arena
April 16, 2022SaturdayBorussia Dortmund vs VfL WolfsburgSignal Iduna Park
April 23, 2022SaturdayBayern Munich vs Borussia DortmundAllianz Arena
April 30, 2022SaturdayBorussia Dortmund vs VfL BochumSignal Iduna Park
May 7, 2022SaturdayGreuther Furth vs Borussia DortmundSportpark Ronhof Thomas Sommer
May 14, 2022SaturdayBorussia Dortmund vs Hertha BSCSignal Iduna Park8:00 PM IST

Borussia Dortmund: Squad for Bundesliga 2021-22

Goalkeepers: Roman Burki, Gregor Kobel, Luca Unbehaun, Marwin Hitz, Stefan Drljaca

Defenders: Manuel Akanji, Dan-Axel Zagadou, Mats Hummels, Marin Pongracic, Soumaila Coulibaly, Raphael Guerreiro, Nico Schulz, Marcel Schmelzer, Thomas Meunier, Mateu Morey Bauza, Felix Passlack, 

Midfielders: Emre Can, Jude Bellingham, Axel Witsel, Abdoulaye Kamara, Mahmoud Dahoud, Giovanni Reyna, Julian Brandt, Marco Reus, Reinier

Forwards: Thorgan Hazard, Marius Wolf, Erling Halland, Donyell Malan, Youssoufa Moukoko, Steffen Tigges

BVB roped in Donyell Malan as a replacement for Jadon Sancho who joined Manchester United in the summer. Marco Reus came through the ranks of Dortmund and has been with the club since then. The German international has played close to 350 matches for the club and is likely to remain at the club for the remaining part of his career.

BVB: Interesting Bundesliga stats

Borussia Dortmund recorded the highest number of points in a season for the runners-up position. They also had the lowest number of losses at home in the 2008-09, 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons.

BVB: Rivalries

Borussia Dortmund’s fierce rival is Schalke who are known for their intense rivalry with the club. The derby is called Revierderby and both sides of supporters are very passionate about this game.

Matches PlayedWonLost Tied

Road Ahead for BVB

Borussia Dortmund have emerged as the new destination for budding footballers. The club has a world class academy in place which helps in nurturing and grooming young footballers which have seen a number of players with the likes of Marco Reus, Nuri Sahin and Mario Gotze coming through the ranks of the club.

The contribution of Jurgen Klopp to build BVB’s stature is immense. The German gaffer took the club to a new height as the Black and Yellows managed to keep pace with Bayern Munich who have had an unchallenged territory.

Under Klopp’s guidance, Dortmund won the Bundesliga two times and also established a separate identity for the club. Michael Zorc who has the record of appearing in most matches for the club is currently the director of football for the club.

As a player, Zorc won the most number of trophies for the club as he had two Bundesliga titles, one Champions League, one DFB-Pokal and three super cups in his kitty. He has also built an entire ecosystem that is sustainable on its own.

He is responsible for the transfers, football activities and has been in the charge of the club since 1998. Zorc will hang up his boots after the 2022-23 season and former Dortmund captain Sebastian Kehl will replace him. It will be a massive challenge for Kehl to replicate Zorc’s values at the club and it remains to be seen how he manages to build Dortmund after Zorc’s departure.