RB Leipzig
Full name RasenBallsport Leipzig e. V.
Nickname(s) Die Roten Bullen (The Red Bulls)
Short name RBL
Founded 19 May 2009
Ground Red Bull Arena
(Capacity: 42,959)
Owner Flag of Austria Florian Müller
Head Coach Flag of Austria Ralph Hasenhüttl
Current League Bundesliga 
2016-17 Bundesliga, 2nd
Website Club home page
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Football current event Current season

RasenBallsport Leipzig e.V., commonly known as RB Leipzig, is a German association football club based in Leipzig, Saxony. The club was founded in 2009 by initiative of energy drink-maker Red Bull GmbH who purchased the playing rights of the fifth division side SSV Markranstädt with the intention 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. 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 conceding a single defeat and was promoted to the 3. Liga (III), then finished the 2013–14 3. Liga season as runner-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 defeat of Karlsruher SC.[2] One year later, RB Leipzig captured a place in the 2017–18 UEFA Champions League by finishing as runner-up of the Bundesliga.


Current squad

As of 6 July 2017
No. Position Player
1 Switzerland GK Fabio Coltorti
3 Brazil DF Bernardo
4 Germany DF Willi Orban (Vice-captain)
5 Flag of France DF Dayot Upamecano
6 Flag of France DF Ibrahima Konaté
7 Flag of Austria MF Marcel Sabitzer
8 Flag of Guinea MF Naby Keïta
9 Flag of Denmark FW Yussuf Poulsen
10 Flag of Sweden Good one FW Emil Forsberg
11 Germany FW Timo Werner
13 Flag of Austria MF Stefan Ilsanker
16 Germany DF Lukas Klostermann
17 Flag of Portugal FW Bruma
No. Position Player
19 Scotland MF Oliver Burke
20 Germany DF Benno Schmitz
22 Switzerland GK Philipp Köhn
23 Germany DF Marcel Halstenberg
24 Germany MF Dominik Kaiser (captain)
27 Flag of Austria MF Konrad Laimer
28 Switzerland GK Yvon Mvogo
29 Flag of France FW Jean-Kévin Augustin
31 Germany MF Diego Demme
32 Flag of Hungary GK Péter Gulácsi
33 Germany DF Marvin Compper
38 Germany FW Federico Palacios

Players out on loan

No. Position Player
Germany DF Anthony Jung (at Brøndby until 30 June 2018)
Germany MF Vitaly Janelt (at VfL Bochum until 30 June 2018)
No. Position Player
Flag of Hungary MF Zsolt Kalmár (at Brøndby until 30 June 2018)
Flag of Israel FW Omer Damari (at Maccabi Haifa until 30 June 2018)

External links

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RB Leipzig squad - 2017-18

1 Coltorti · 3 Bernardo · 4 Orban · 5 Upamecano · 6 Konaté · 7 Sabitzer · 8 Keïta · 9 Poulsen · 10 Forsberg · 11 Werner · 13 Ilsanker · 16 Klostermann · 17 Bruma · 20 Schmitz · 22 Köhn · 23 Halstenberg · 24 Kaiser · 27 Laimer · 28 Mvogo · 29 Augustin · 31 Demme · 32 Gulácsi · 33 Compper · 38 Palacios Martínez · 40 Abouchabaka · 44 Kampl ·  Kühn ·  Martinovic ·

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Bundesliga 2017-18

FC Augsburg · Bayer Leverkusen · Bayern Munich · Borussia Dortmund · Borussia Mönchengladbach · Eintracht Frankfurt · SC Freiburg · Hamburger SV · Hertha BSC · 1899 Hoffenheim · Hannover 96 · 1. FC Köln · RB Leipzig · Mainz 05 · Schalke 04 · VfB Stuttgart · Werder Bremen · VfL Wolfsburg

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