What we do, we try to do with our brain. [26][30][31][49], On its founding, RB Leipzig aimed to play first division Bundesliga football within eight years. The demonstration was set to begin near the Red Bull Arena, and the group specifically asked for the stadium lights to be switched off at the time of the demonstration. FC Heidenheim on 18 September 2015, the player bus was approached upon the arrival at the stadium by supporters of 1. [6] Only five weeks after the first contact, SSV Markranstädt had agreed to sell its playing right for the Oberliga to Red Bull GmbH. Ralf Rangnick was planned to serve this double job for one season. [222] This area is used by the football club BSV Schönau 1983 and the tennis club TC Grün-Weiß Leipzig. For the second phase, the training center was to be expanded with two pitches, an area for goalkeeping practices and a three-story 13,500 square meters sports complex, meant to offer amenities for all RB Leipzig teams, from the U8 team to the professional team. [1], Voting membership is severely restricted. FC Union Berlin on 21 September 2014, the home supporters symbolically wore black plastic ponchos and were silent for the first 15 minutes of the match. Watch all Leipzig's 2019/20 Champions League goals All Leipzig's goals on their road to the last four, including Marcel Sabitzer's stunner against Zenit. [6][31] Assisted by Michael Kölmel, Red Bull GmbH began negotiations with SSV Markranstädt. The club spent an estimated sum of 10,7 million euros on new players during the winter break, a sum which covered almost all transfer expenditures during the period for the whole of 2. Sommaire 1 Histoire 1.1 Création du RB Leipzig … Pauli. [56] Tomas Oral was announced as the new head coach on 18 June 2010. Haaland scored a brace as Dortmund beat RB Leipzig 3-1 on Saturday, and Nagelsmann was full of praise for the striker after the game. [201] In January 2016, the club decided to put the plans on hold, at least until 2017. His parents had met in a refugee camp at Glauchau, his father had fled from Königsberg and his mother from Breslau. Sporting director Ralf Rangnick has pointed at the fact that sponsors and investors are present also at other clubs. 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The DFL announced its first decision in the licensing process on 22 April 2014. The team finished the season with an impressive goal difference of 74–17, having suffered only two defeats. At the time, it was considered impossible to convert sector B into a standing area, for structural reasons. [363], Several people have responded to the rejection of RB Leipzig as a "plastic club", which lacks traditions. [121] The team then went on to defeat Hapoel Tel Aviv 3–0 at the Red Bull Arena on 18 July 2015. During the home match against FC St. Pauli on 23 August 2015, Red Aces defied the supposed ban on anti-racist banners in the stadium through displaying a banner with a clear anti-Nazi message. The following clubs are currently affiliated with RB Leipzig: The following clubs were affiliated with RB Leipzig in the past: The establishment of RB Leipzig has caused much controversy in Germany. The club received criticism for its decision. Visit ESPN to view RB Leipzig squad and player information from all competitions, along with a season-by-season archive. However, under coach Tomas Oral, the club succeeded in winning the 2010–11 Saxony Cup after defeating Chemnitzer FC 1–0 in the final on 1 June 2011 in front of 13,958 spectators at the Red Bull Arena. According to the new strategy, RB Leipzig was going to represent the key project in the football commitment of the company, in place of FC Red Bull Salzburg. The 2010–11 Regionalliga season started with a series of draws, the first one on 6 August 2010 against Türkiyemspor Berlin in front of 4,028 spectators at the Red Bull Arena. He was eager to find a strong tenant for the stadium, which last saw FC Sachsen Leipzig play in the Regionalliga behind closed doors. Bundesliga together. In March 2015, RB Leipzig announced that it was going to invest 5 million euros in a redevelopment of the stadium,[175] including an expansion of the VIP area, pressbox and wheelchair spaces. The player bus was attacked with bottles, and the police had to use pepper spray to succeed. [146][147], At the end of the season, Ralf Rangnick was to resign as head coach, in order to be able to focus on his job as sporting director. [233] In February 2015, the supporter group IG Rasenballisten became a registered voluntary association. Sabitzer has been tracked for a few months by Spurs but his star showings as RB Leipzig captain in the Champions League, including at home against Manchester United, have attracted more attention. [160][161][162] FC Lokomotive Leipzig and FC Sachsen Leipzig. [92][93] Sporting director Ralf Rangnick confirmed that the club was still in talks with the DFL and expressed optimism around the license. The crowd of 42,713 spectators set a new club record. 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[34] The cost has not been disclosed, but SSV Markranstädt is believed to have received a compensation of 350,000 euro. [59] RB Leipzig and club supporters have since the club's founding successively developed procedures to enable participation and dialogue. [290][291], In the first season following that ruling, both reached the quarter-finals of the 2017–18 UEFA Europa League but did not play each other, with RB Leipzig eliminated by Olympique de Marseille who then also knocked out Salzburg in the semi-finals. ... Nach einer Saison in Köln schloss der heute 41-Jährige sich 2019 zum insgesamt fünften Mal dem SV Werder an, wo seine Karriere im Sommer 2020 endete. The club have also regularly been linked with RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano. Head-to-head goal difference: Benfica +1, Zenit Saint Petersburg −1. L'équipe première joue ses matchs à domicile à la Red Bull Arena et participe à la Bundesliga 2019-2020 . Second half goals from Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland (x2) helped Borussia Dortmund earn a vital 3-1 win away to RB Leipzig 3-1. The city had a large airport, motorway connections and most importantly: a large modern football stadium.   Draw In March 2015, the campaign web page indicated a number of 182 supporter groups from 29 clubs. RB Leipzig was to be given a license for the 2014–15 2. A second requirement was to change the composition of the club's organizational bodies. The two teams met at the 35th matchday, on 19 April 2014. [315][333][342], Several football clubs, such as VfB Stuttgart, 1. After a cagey first-half which saw them fail to register a shot, Borussia Dortmund turned on the style (as they so often do) in the second-half. The Red Bull Arena is an all-seater stadium, without standing areas. ", "Bundesliga? [83] The German legal magazine Legal Tribune Online assessed all three requirements set up by the DFL as legally questionable. FC Nürnberg. [7], The company made its first attempt to enter the German football scene in 2006. It also houses a media center, new offices, a boarding school for 50 youth players and a café for parents and fans. [21][22][23] [315], At away matches, the club has regularly been greeted with protests in various forms. [60] The first team played its last game at the Stadion am Bad six days later on 30 July 2010, a friendly match against Hertha BSC, which ended with a 2–1 win for RB Leipzig. The team won the match with 3–1 on extra time at the Red Bull Arena on 29 October 2015, and qualified for the round of 16 for first time in club history. After losing 1–2 away to MSV Duisburg on 1 February 2014, the team would not concede a single defeat for the rest of the season. RB Leipzig also made transfers with its unofficial sister club, FC Red Bull Salzburg. [347], Representatives of Red Bull GmbH and RB Leipzig and other people have commented on the issues and responded to the criticism. Bundesliga two weeks later, after defeating last placed team 1. These transfers provoked anger among the fans of FC Red Bull Salzburg. The club decided to transfer the former members of the honorary board to the newly created supervisory board. Home supporters are located in sector B. [122], The club was drawn against VfL Osnabrück in the first round of the 2015–16 DFB-Pokal. [59] Leipzig Mayor Burkhard Jung said in 2011 that the investment of Red Bull GmbH in Leipzig was an "incredible gift to the city". In order to divide the work of the fan representatives, the supporter union has also created several working groups. [91] On 15 May 2014 a compromise was announced. [309][310] Hans-Joachim Watzke has nevertheless said that he was not an opponent of RB Leipzig, that he would appreciate a Bundesliga club from Saxony and that RB Leipzig was warmly welcome as long as the German Football Association (DFB) ensures that the club complies with the "democratic rules of football" and the club finances its own operations. [350] General manager Ulrich Wolter said in 2013 that Dietrich Mateschitz was not an oligarch or a Sheikh who buys a toy club, but someone who tries to generate success through long-term sustainable contribution to youth and professional football. In order to replace the reserve team, the club adopted the first team of ESV Delitzsch as its reserve team and purchased its playing right for the Bezirksliga Leipzig. [163], In the 2019–20 UEFA Champions League, RB Leipzig managed to win their group ahead of Lyon, Benfica and Zenit Saint Petersburg. Leipzig was considered a most favourable place for an investment. Before entry to the Regionalliga, there were two significant changes in the club. Once it became clear to the Hamburg side that the company had plans that went far beyond conventional sponsoring, it immediately ended the contact, and the question never even made it to the club management. [343][344][345][346], Some critics can however also be found among the supporters of RB Leipzig. Appearances include league matches at professional level in the. An expansion to 55,000 seats would make the stadium one of the ten largest football venues in Germany. [109][183], RB Leipzig holds two attendance records. RB Leipzig was drawn against SC Paderborn in the first round of the 2014–15 DFB-Pokal. FC Heidenheim who pelted the bus with hundreds of counterfeit dollar bills printed with a caricature of Dietrich Mateschitz depicted with a large hooked nose and the text "Scheiß Red Bull" ("Shitty Red Bull") and "In Capitalism he trusts". [266][267], As of April 2016, the general manager of RasenballSport Leipzig GmbH is Oliver Mintzlaff. [371] FC Bayern Munich President Uli Hoeneß said in 2011 that the model chosen by RB Leipzig could be prosperous, but not necessarily. DERNIER MATCH The supporter union was founded in 2013. However, as required by the 50 + 1 rule, formal power lies with the association, holding the majority of votes. [109] The preferred candidate of sporting director Ralf Rangnick as new head coach from the summer was former Mainz 05 coach Thomas Tuchel, but the negotiations with Tuchel failed. [214][215][217][219] The RB Leipzig training center with its sports complex is considered one of the most unique and modern in Germany. [335][336][337][338] At the away match against Hallescher FC on 19 July 2013, the player bus was again attacked. [287][288][289] After examining the operational structures during June 2017, UEFA declared themselves satisfied under their regulations that the two clubs (particularly Salzburg) were suitably independent from the Red Bull corporation, and sufficiently distinct from one another, for both be admitted to their competitions. A study carried out by the company Repucom in 2016 showed that RB Leipzig had a nationwide increase of 60 percent in press, radio and television. The team was insulted, spat at and pelted with beer cups during the warm-up, and had to leave the stadium with police escort after the match. [208] RB Leipzig and the city of Leipzig later announced that the club was going to invest in an area of 92,000 square meters. [38][304] Protests in Leipzig were generally non-violent. [25][43][44], The transfer of the playing right for the Oberliga had to be approved by the North East German Football Association (NOFV). [75] RB Leipzig secured the second place and direct promotion to the 2. The … Liga to win promotion to the 2. The compromise meant that the club had to redesign its crest and ensure that club management was independent from Red Bull GmbH. [1] RB Leipzig plays its home matches at the Red Bull Arena. The club responded to the pressure from the DFL and announced changes to the membership in June 2014. Entrepreneur Michael Kölmel, owner of the Zentralstadion, said in 2009 that Red Bull GmbH was a huge opportunity for Leipzig. [35][168] He has further explained that RB Leipzig will draw attention to Leipzig, and constitute an important component in the future economical representation of the city. [58] The first team moved from the Stadion am Bad in Markranstädt, to make the Zentralstadion in Leipzig its new home arena. Reconstruction could start over the summer break of 2016. Fabian Bredlow was transferred on loan to FC Liefering, André Luge was transferred on loan to SV Elversberg and Thiago Rockenbach Silva joined Hertha BSC II as a free agent. [203], In December 2016, RB Leipzig offered that the stadium would be sold by former owner Michael Kölmel to the club to continue the plans from the 2015 agenda. [102], After a series of disappointing results, the club had dropped down to 7th place by the 13th matchday. It also qualified to participate in the 2011–12 DFB-Pokal. [379], According to a survey carried out by the Leipziger Volkszeitung in 2009, more than 70% of the residents of Leipzig welcomed Red Bull GmhH's investment in local football. [374] FC Bayern Munich sporting director Matthias Sammer, a native of Dresden, said in 2014 that he was positive to the development of RB Leipzig, and praised the positive economical effects it had for the region. The decision was considered merciless by some media. [225] There are also several non-official fanclubs, such as Rasenballisten and Fraktion Red Pride. The stadium held 5,000 seats and was the traditional home ground of SSV Markranstädt. [61] The club had signed forward Carsten Kammlott, considered a promising young talent, and the experienced Leipzig born defender Tim Sebastian, during the summer. The company planned a takeover, with a change of team colours and of club name. The club also sold 60 containers from its training center, including sanitary facilities, to the city, in order to serve as accommodation for asylum seekers. [103][104], On 6 February 2015, the club lost 2–0 to Erzgebirge Aue. [21] The plans became public and it was revealed that the company wanted to acquire more than 50 percent of the shares. Both goals were scored by Yussuf Poulsen. Their first Bundesliga home match was played on 10 September 2016 versus Borussia Dortmund in front of 42,558 spectators. On 7 December 2014, the team met first placed team FC Ingolstadt. His successor as sporting director was Markus Krösche. [34] The club was positively inclined to entering a partnership with a global company. RB Leipzig dislodged Bayern Munich at the top of the Bundesliga table Saturday as Dani Olmo's second-half goal was enough to seal a 1-0 win at Stuttgart. [213] Involved in the project was the Dortmund based architect Christoph Helbich, who had previously been involved in the building of a new training center for Borussia Dortmund. He also said that the conditions that had prevailed at some other clubs had certainly not been positive for their development. [244][245][246] More than 7,000 supporters attended away matches in Dortmund, Munich and Berlin, with a one-year record at the away match in Berlin, when 8,500 supporters of RBL had gathered to watch their team qualify for the UEFA Champions League. [3] On 18 August 2020, the club made history by participating in their first Champions League semi-finals, losing against Paris Saint-Germain of France. Liga to win promotion after only one season. The introduction of RB Leipzig was met with protests from supporters of other Leipzig football clubs, notably 1. Liga had a more promising start. In their debut season, the team averaged 41,454 spectators, or 97% of the stadium's capacity. The capacity of Red Bull Arena was reduced to 42,959 seats before the 2015–16 season, due to redevelopment of various stadium areas.[176][177][178][179]. Ralph Zahn from ESV Delitzsch said that the financial compensation from RB Leipzig had made it possible for the club to build an artificial turf pitch with floodlights for the cost of 250,000 euros. Members of Rasenballisten said that the group doesn't hesitate to criticize Red Bull GmbH, when found necessary, and stated that the identity of a club can not solely rely on the main sponsor. All seven founding members were either employees or agents of Red Bull GmbH. 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[206][207] After negotiations, the City of Leipzig agreed to the plans on 15 December 2010. Critics have been found both in the management and among coaches and supporters of other clubs. It could also be used to put pressure on the current owner of the Red Bull Arena to agree to an expansion. [348] Dietrich Mateschitz said in 2009 that the sports commitment of Red Bull GmbH was indeed different from the sports commitments of other companies. [76][77], By finishing the season in second place, RB Leipzig won promotion to the 2. [183] The artificial hill for physical exercises, humorously called the "Felix Magath Memorial Hill",[220] was also reconstructed. [232] In April 2015, Zeit reported further on this phenomenon, notably supporter groups IG Rasenballisten and Lecrats. German media had during the season speculated in several potential candidates for new head coach, including Markus Gisdol,[148] Sandro Schwarz,[149] Jocelyn Gourvennec,[150][151] René Weiler,[152][151] and notably Markus Weinzierl. VfB Stuttgart vs RB Leipzig Team News VfB Stuttgart. In addition to the domestic league, RB Leipzig participated in this season's edition of the DFB-Pokal, and also participated in the UEFA Champions League. In the 71st minute, referee Martin Petesen was badly hit in the head by a lighter, thrown from the home stand. The club had originally invested around €500,000 in the containers. The club won the Herbstmeister title with two matchdays left of the first half of the season, after defeating FSV Zwickau 1–0 away. The decision had been taken by the club management in consultation with Red Bull GmbH owner Dietrich Mateschitz. The 2013–14 3.