Hertha BSC is a club not only with a rich and colorful history but also has a number of accolades to justify them. Having had a roller coaster ride up until the early 1990s, it wasn’t until a large sum of money was invested in the youth team, that the club truly showed some exciting potential not only in Germany but in European competitions as well.
Prior to the Bundesliga, Hertha BSC Football Club was a phenomenal side which had a strong presence in every national competition and although they played the final of the German league for 6 consecutive years they only ended up winning the trophy twice in 1930 and 1931.To the club’s credit, they have also won the German second division competition once back in 1990 and have dozens of other regional trophies as well. The club have stood runners-up in the DFB-Pokal (German national cup) thrice but have never had a chance to lift the beautiful trophy. Hertha BSC have also been the winners of the European Inter-toto Cup 4 times which is also a great achievement.
All this success would never have been possible without a group of extraordinary players that played for the club through out it’s history. Pal Dardai is one such name and a player who has served the club for over a decade now with most caps for any player for them. He has played in a number of positions for Hertha BSC but has mainly played as a defensive midfielder. Michael Preetz represented this incredible German club for over 7 years in which he scored prolifically in which he scored a total of 93 goals. Other notable names who have played for Hertha BSC FC would have to include Dick Van Burik, Christian Fielder, Arne Friedrich and the list goes on and on.
One thing is for sure, that with the investment being put into the club to secure excellent talent, the day is not far when Hertha BSC fc would be rubbing shoulders right next to European giants like Bayern Munich FC, Manchester United and Barcelona football club.
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