Team revelation this season in the Bundesliga is without the other Red Bull Leipzig. The team from … nowhere, and while he should not escape our attention, in 1987, another group of the same city the Lokomotiv at the Olympic Stadium of Athens had reached the final of the Cup Winners Cup, but where he had met defeat by Ajax 1-0 (with goals from Marco van Basten).
Now another group of Leipzig Red Bull just in the summer of 2016 failed to win its rise in the premier class, as a second writing its own history. Who can forget that on November 19, 2016 a group with history just 7 years found itself at the top of the Bundesliga, the 11th round. Surely nobody. Deal also the admiration of the whole world and just entered the pantheon of the history of German football.
Let us know the best group- surprise of Germany this season. The local team Sachsen Leipzig, was marching ahead for bankruptcy. The chairman Dietrich Mateschitz did not want to negotiate the market as it would take a whole lot of money to cancel the debt. All that would be useful was the Zentralstadion, the seat of Sachsen. The acquisition did not cost more than 350,000 euros and «business plan» he spoke of investment 50 mil. Euro outlook after eight years, the team found in the Bundesliga.
Initially some threw the idea to buy a «ready group» and some suggested amateur of SSV Markranstadt, whose headquarters was the homonymous small village, 13 km west of Leipzig. The seven founding members of the newly Rasen Ballsport Leipzig were employees or impresarios operating on behalf of Red Bull. Andreas Santlo, appointed president even had to cancel the license of player`s agents because of incompatibity.
But the idea foundered since played an important role, or rather instrumental opinion of Franz Beckenbauer, man who changed the course of the German football. The «Kaiser» associated with friendship several decades with Mateschitz and persuaded him to become Leipzig`s largest city of Saxony with its capital Dresden. The Red Bull Leipzig was founded on May 19, 2009.
They totaled 50 million euros.
So from the 5th class (NOFV- Oberliga Sud) was originally the Red Bull Leipzig slowly began to get a rise. He won the championship. Stayed three seasons in Regionalliga Nordst (fourth category) and in 2013 was promoted even unbeaten in the third category. A year latera found in the second category and in May 2016, seven years after its foundation, celebrated the rise of the Bundesliga.
On May 8, 2016, Leipzig, secured the ascent to the top division, the Bundesliga for the period 2016-2017 with a win 2-0 over Karlsruhe. The fans of the celebrated but almost nothing else. It was a big celebration for all.
The professional football team of the club, together with the group of young K-15 run by the company Rasen Ballsport Leipzig GmbH, 99 % of which the company Red Bull GmbH Holds, while 1 % belong to the club (Rasen Ballsport Leipzig EV) after the rise of the team to the 2nd Bundesliga in 2014. As members of the club are closely linked with Red Bull, the club is actually under the control of Red Bull Gmb H. Especially in the early days there were protest from fans to their leaders club.
The Leipzig team was fifth (football) child of family of Red Bull. There had been those in Salzburg in Austria, New York, Brazil (based in Campinas, Sao Paulo) and Ghana (based Sogakope). Seat of the Red Bull Arena, formely known Zentralstation. Located in Leipzig, the Saxony region, and is the oldest football stadium in the former East Germany, with a capacity of 45.000 seats. He even acommodate large concerts.
The Greek Kyriakos Papadopoulos
The coach Ralph Hasenhuttl, played an important role in the rise. The summer got even borrowed his team, the international Greek stopper Leverkusen, Kyriakos Papadopoulos. The latter is one of the major stars of the team. The Red Bulls still have the 19 year ols midfielder, Oliver Burke, who gave the English Nottingham Forest giving 15 million euros. The senegalese, midfield attacking Naby Keita, got from Salzburg, also with 15 million euros. The brazilian center-back, Bernardo which had acquired the Salzburg giving four million euros. Attacker, Timo Werner, got from Stuttgart with 10 mil. euros. So well admire us all this great and strong team who stars in Germany…