RB Leipzig



RasenBallsport Leipzig e.V., commonly known as RB Leipzig, is a German association football club based in LeipzigSaxony. The club was founded in 2009 by initiative of the company Red Bull GmbH – which purchased the playing rights of then fifth-tier side, SSV Markranstädt, with the intent of advancing the new club to the top-flight Bundesliga within eight years. Men's professional football is run by the spin-off organization RasenBallsport Leipzig GmbH.[1] RB Leipzig plays its home matches at the Red Bull Arena.
In its inaugural season in 2009–10, RB Leipzig dominated the NOFV-Oberliga Süd (V) and was promoted as champions to the Regionalliga Nord (IV). RB Leipzig won the 2012–13 Regionalliga Nordost season without a single defeat and was promoted to the 3. Liga (III), then finished the 2013–14 3. Liga season as runners-up and was promoted to the 2. Bundesliga (II) as the first team since the introduction of the 3. Liga to win promotion after only one season.
On 8 May 2016, RB Leipzig ensured promotion to the Bundesliga for the 2016–17 season with a 2–0 win over Karlsruher SC.[2] One year later, RB Leipzig captured a place in the 2017–18 UEFA Champions League by finishing as runners-up of the Bundesliga.[3]


Full name
RasenBallsport Leipzig e.V.
Nickname(s)
Die Roten Bullen (The Red Bulls)
Short name
RBL
Founded
19 May 2009; 10 years ago
Ground
Capacity
42,959
Owner
Chairman
Manager
League
3rd
Website


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