Five Memorable Borussen Derbies

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Every time Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Mönchengladbach go head-to-head, many people predict a high scoring, pulsating and entertaining game. Here’s a look back to five of the most memorable matches between these two sides. #1 Hosts humiliate Dortmund (11/04/15) Borussia Mönchengladbach 3-1 Borussia Dortmund With both sides entering the game without a few of their star players, both teams acknowledged that this […]

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Richard Hofmann: One of Jimmy Hogan’s Discoveries – Part 2

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Developing youngsters at the club and turning them into first-team players was one of Jimmy Hogan’s top priorities. The Englishman had a knack for finding talent where nobody else would bother to look. Despite being employed by the DFB to hold lectures and training sessions after arriving in Germany, Jimmy Hogan never stopped looking for talented youngsters. On one of his […]

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Bundesliga Snapshot: Timo Konietzka’s scandalous reunion with his former teammates

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Kicker magazine called it “Skandalspiel der Giganten” – a scandalous game of the giants. The giants in question were 1860 Munich and Borussia Dortmund that played in an infamous grudge match on Matchday 8 of the 1966-67 Bundesliga season. Both clubs had been two of the more successful teams in German football in the early years of the Bundesliga. When the […]

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Tull Harder and Asbjørn Halvorsen – A friendship torn apart

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Picture caption: Asbjørn Halvorsen talking to club president Karl Martens (left) and the NS party’s sports representative Egon-Arthur Schmidt (right) after his farewell match.(Rights to the picture are held by the HSV Archiv) Steam was already coming out of the train engine as Asbjørn Halvorsen waited to leave Hamburg after having served HSV as both a player and a coach […]

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Borussia Mönchengladbach’s Bundesliga Breakthrough: 50 Years On

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It’s odd to think that one of the clubs who defined the Bundesliga’s early era, Borussia Mönchengladbach, weren’t actually one of those originally included in the league upon its 1963 inception. Instead, it took them a few years to reach Germany’s national top flight, eventually achieving promotion to the Bundesliga, a league they have gone on to win three times, […]

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