Profile of Borussia Dortmund football club
Founded on the 19th of December 1909 by a group of young men Borussia Dortmund football club is one of the most successful clubs that have come out Germany. Playing in their usual yellow and black stripe uniforms, this famous European club brings an aggressive style to the football pitch, every time they play.
The name of the club is inspired by a near by brewery where the group of men actually played. The start was not something to write home about and in 1929 the club almost went into bankruptcy had it not been for a generous local businessman who helped the club during these tough times. The reason for the tough financial times was the fact that the club decided to bring in professional players on wages which led them to debts.
The Borrusia Dortmund FC first entered the German Bundesliga in 1963 and thanks to Friedhelm Konietzka, Borussia Dortmund football club scored their first goal at the highest level. Having enjoyed a golden age in the 1990s the club became the first side in Germany to be trading in the stock market. After facing the financial crunch again in 2005 ,the players got a 20% salary cut and Borussia Dortmund football club is now playing on a leased stadium. However with all the hardships and difficulties through out, the club still has passionate followers and a good management which is helping the club to enjoy a good name within Europe.