Bundesliga: Why is Dortmund so popular? When was the golden age?

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Dortmund is a very popular team in the Bundesliga. Most of the players who played for Dortmund have moved on to bigger clubs, and many have gone on to achieve great success. So why is Dortmund so popular? I have summarized.


borussia dortmund

Borussia Dortmund is a German sports and soccer club based in Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia. Borussia Dortmund was founded in 1909 by 18 Dortmund football players and continues to this day. Dortmund is a club with considerable recognition among Europe’s major leagues, having won the UEFA Champions League as well as domestic league and cup championships. Special features and columns are often organized by foreign media. They are also high in the UEFA club rankings.

home stadium

Dortmund’s home stadium is Signal Iduna Park, which has a capacity of 80,000 people, so it’s very lively during Dortmund’s home games, making it one of the most exciting stadiums for spectators. The stands behind the goal on the home side are all standing room seats, and this is the most notable point.

Supporter nickname

Dortmund supporters are called Schwarzgelb, which means black and yellow in German. It is called this because Dortmund’s club colors are similar.

rules derby

Speaking of Dortmund, the Ruhr Derby is very famous. There is a team called Schalke in the same region, and this Ruhr derby is always exciting. Since both teams are evenly matched in terms of strength, each match is a thrilling one.

Why is Dortmund so popular?

Even when watching Dortmund’s home games, there are a lot of spectators, and you can clearly see that it’s very exciting. When we think of the Bundesliga, we only get the impression that Bayern is the only league in the league, but why is Dortmund the only team in the declining Bundesliga that is so popular?

home stadium

As explained above, the home stadium is a wonderful stadium with a great atmosphere. Furthermore, since the stadium has a capacity of over 80,000 people and there is standing room, it is a very comfortable environment for watching from a supporter’s perspective. There are not many stadiums in Europe that can seat more than 80,000 people.

Membership sports club

Dortmund is a members-only sports club. What is surprising is the number of members. Dortmund has over 88,000 members worldwide, making it the third largest sports club in Germany. You can clearly see that this club is supported by many fans.

There are many promising players

The biggest reason why Dortmund is popular around the world is that there are so many promising national team players. There are many cases where players who have not yet been marked by a big club develop their talents at this club. In fact, players who played well in Dortmund have moved to top clubs in the world, including Bayern Munich, Manchester United, and Barcelona. The specific players being transferred are explained below.

Won the title

When you think of the Bundesliga, the only image that comes to mind is that Bayern always dominates the title. However, Dortmund, which loses its main players every year, is not defeated. They have also won the DFB Pokal, the Bundesliga, and the UEFA Champions League. As a supporter, you want to support a club that can win. Dortmund has that ability.

When was Dortmund’s golden age?

When will Dortmund’s golden era come? Generally speaking, the following period is said to be the golden age. The 2010s are said to be Dortmund’s peak. During this period, Dortmund was even stronger than Bayern. In fact, they even reached the final of the UEFA Champions League. And the members are also quite luxurious. Most of the members moved to big clubs. I personally chose my favorite members.

Dortmund struggling to pull out

In the 2010s, Dortmund was a team that was attracting a lot of attention in Europe. But Dortmund itself could not become a big club. What happened as a result was the withdrawal of players. All the players who were active on this team were picked up by big clubs. If you look below, you can clearly see that most of the players have stepped up.

Player namenationalityTransfer destination team
KagawaJapanManchester United(England)
LewandowskiPolandBayern Munich(Germany)
PerisicCroatiaInternazionale Milano(Italy)
Bayern Munich(Germany)
Tottenham hotspur(England)
GundoganGermanyManchester City(England)
HummelsGermanyBayern Munich(Germany)
AubameyangRépublique GabonaiseArsenal(England)
GötzeGermanyBayern Munich(Germany)

Has Dortmund become weaker?

Since the late 2010s, Dortmund has been constantly losing promising players to big clubs, making it difficult to maintain their strength. As a result, the strength of the team fluctuates greatly depending on the season. It will be important for Dortmund to become a big club in the future. Currently, Dortmund is a strong team in the European league, but they are on the same level as Napoli, Roma, and Tottenham, and the reality is that they are still lower than Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Let’s watch Bundesliga

The Bundesliga is one of the top leagues in the world. Therefore, there are many services that broadcast the Bundesliga, so please enjoy watching it live.

ChannelPlanSoccer ContentsURL
DAZN\3750national team
major europe leagues
J league
Hulu¥1026french league
dutch league
WOWOW\2530UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
ABEMA TV¥960national team
World Cup
Premier League
scottish league
スカパー¥429 + ¥2480national team
emperor’s cup soccer
J SPORTS\1100fifa world youthJ SPORTS


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