Rb Leipzig is a German football club based in Leipzig Saxony German, the club was founded in 2009 when Red Bull GmBH bought the playing right of the club named SSV Markranstadt from the fifth division and renamed it RB Leipzig(Rasen Ballsport Leipzig), nicknamed Die Rotten Bullen (The Red Bulls) with the hope of getting it to the elite division of the league, they gained promotion to the Bundesliga in the 2016/17 season and secured a Champions League spot by finishing 2nd in 2016/17.
Their home ground is called the “Red Bull Arena” with a capacity of 42,959, the club according to German newspaper Mitteldeutsche Zeitung has 5,000 organized fan clubs by March 2016. The team plays in its traditional red and white color for home matches, while it wears a dark shade of blue and red for its away matches.
Rb Leipzig is famed for its high-intensity game and complete football, managed by a young German coach Julain Nagelsmann nicknamed the “Mini Mourinho”, he first managed Hoffenheim in 2012/2013 in his mid-twenties when persistent injuries forced him to retire from football.
He became the Head Coach of Leipzig in June 2019 after signing a four years contract. He led the team to a 3rd placed finish on the league table, while his win over Tottenham in March 2020, he became the youngest coach to win a knockout game, Leipzig is currently through to the semifinal stage of the Champions League after defeating Spanish side Atletico Madrid 2-1.
Rb Leipzig has over eleven nationalities in its team, considered to have one of the youngest team in the league some of its influential players are Marcel Sabitzer, Emil Forsberg, Willi Orban, Marcel Halstenberg, Dayot Upamecano, while Timo Werner who was the club’s highest goal scorer with 78 goals in 127 games completed a transfer to English club Chelsea for a club-record fee reported to be around €50 million.
RB Leipzig players salaries.
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