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
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
Borussia Dortmund: Bundesliga 2021-22 Fixtures
|August 14, 2021||Saturday||BVB vs Eintracht Frankfurt||Signal Iduna Park||11:00 PM IST|
|August 21, 2021||Saturday||SC Freiburg vs BVB||Europa-Park Stadion||8:00 PM IST|
|August 28, 2021||Saturday||BVB vs TSG Hoffenheim||Signal Iduna Park||1:00 AM IST|
|September 11, 2021||Saturday||Bayer Leverkusen vs BVB||BayArena||8:00 PM IST|
|September 19, 2021||Sunday||BVB vs Union Berlin||Signal Iduna Park||10:00 PM IST|
|September 25, 2021||Saturday||Borussia Monchengladbach vs BVB||Borussia-Park||11:00 PM IST|
|October 2, 2021||Saturday||BVB vs FC Augsburg||Signal Iduna Park||8:00 PM IST|
|October 16, 2021||Saturday||BVB vs FSV Mainz||Signal Iduna Park||8:00 PM IST|
|October 23, 2021||Saturday||Arminia Bielefeld vs BVB||Bielefelder Alm||8:00 PM IST|
|October 30, 2021||Saturday||BVB vs FC Koln||Signal Iduna Park||8:00 PM IST|
|November 6, 2021||Saturday||RB Leipzig vs BVB||Red Bull Arena||11:00 PM IST|
|November 20, 2021||Saturday||VFB Stuttgart vs BVB||Signal Iduna Park||8:00 PM IST|
|November 27, 2021||Saturday||VfL Wolfsburg vs BVB||Volkswagen Arena||8:00 PM IST|
|December 4, 2021||Saturday||Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich||Signal Iduna Park||11:00 PM IST|
|December 11, 2021||Saturday||VfL Bochum vs Borussia Dortmund||Vonovia Ruhrstadion||8:00 PM IST|
|December 16, 2021||Thursday||Borussia Dortmund vs Greuther Furth||Signal Iduna Park||1:00 AM IST|
|December 18, 2021||Saturday||Hertha BSC vs Borussia Dortmund||Olympiastadion Berlin||11:00 PM IST|
|January 8, 2022||Saturday||Eintracht Frankfurt vs Borussia Dortmund||Deutsche Bank Park||11:00 PM IST|
|January 15, 2022||Saturday||Borussia Dortmund vs SC Freiburg||Signal Iduna Park||1:00 AM IST|
|January 22, 2022||Saturday||TSG Hoffenheim vs Borussia Dortmund||Rhein-Neckar-Arena||8:00 PM IST|
|February 6, 2022||Sunday||Borussia Dortmund vs Bayer Leverkusen||Signal Iduna Park||8:00 PM IST|
|February 13, 2022||Sunday||Union Berlin vs Borussia Dortmund||Stadion An der Alten Forsterei||8:00 PM IST|
|February 20, 2022||Sunday||Borussia Dortmund vs Borussia Monchengladbach||Signal Iduna Park||10:00 PM IST|
|February 27, 2022||Sunday||FC Augsburg vs Borussia Dortmund||Augsburg Arena||10:00 PM IST|
|March 6, 2022||Sunday||FSV Mainz vs Borussia Dortmund||MEWA Arena||8:00 PM IST|
|March 13, 2022||Sunday||Borussia Dortmund vs Arminia Bielefeld||Signal Iduna Park||10:00 PM IST|
|March 21, 2022||Monday||FC Koln vs Borussia Dortmund||RheinEnergieSTADION||12:00 AM IST|
|April 2, 2022||Saturday||Borussia Dortmund vs RB Leipzig||Signal Iduna Park|
|April 9, 2022||Saturday||VfB Stuttgart||Mercedes-Benz Arena|
|April 16, 2022||Saturday||Borussia Dortmund vs VfL Wolfsburg||Signal Iduna Park|
|April 23, 2022||Saturday||Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund||Allianz Arena|
|April 30, 2022||Saturday||Borussia Dortmund vs VfL Bochum||Signal Iduna Park|
|May 7, 2022||Saturday||Greuther Furth vs Borussia Dortmund||Sportpark Ronhof Thomas Sommer|
|May 14, 2022||Saturday||Borussia Dortmund vs Hertha BSC||Signal Iduna Park||8:00 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.
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.
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.