Ballspielverein Borussia 09 e.V. Dortmund, commonly known as Borussia Dortmund is a German sports club based in Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia. Founded in 1909 by eighteen football players from Dortmund, the football team is part of a large membership-based sports club with more than 145,000 members.
Dortmund plays in the Bundesliga, the top tier of the German football league system. Borussia Dortmund have won eight German championships, four DFB-Pokals, five DFL-Supercups, one UEFA Champions League, one UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, and one Intercontinental Cup. Their Cup Winners' Cup win in 1966 made them the first German club to win a European title.
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Yellow with black trim, black shorts and “Biene Maja” socks. Dortmund has used red, white, violet, purple and grey as an alternate color over the years. Thing is, Dortmund rarely has to wear an away kit, because none of the regular Bundesliga clubs wear yellow. So, the BVB away kit doesn’t show up often. The Borussia Dortmund logo is straightforward with the “BvB” initials standing for Ballspielverein Borussia and “09” standing for 1909, the year the club was established. In some older versions, a bird has been used instead of the letters and number in the crest.
Borussia Dortmund ‘s recognized rivalries are three: the historic Revierderby against Schalke 04, the bitter enmity with Bayern Munich, and a curious rivalry called the Borussenderby. One of the most heated rivalries in the Bundesliga today, the Revierderby can be traced back to 1925 when the two Ruhr Valley neighbors met for the first time.
Dortmund vs. Bayern does not have quite the history or local flavor of the Revierderby. Nevertheless, this cross-country rivalry is lacking neither drama nor emotion. The Borussenderby features Dortmund and Gladbach, two historically successful teams who share something of a curious bond – both bear the name “Borussia”, but for different reasons.
Michael Zorc (born 25 August 1962) is a German retired footballer who played as a central midfielder. Nicknamed "Susi" in his early days because of his long hair, he spent his entire career with Borussia Dortmund, appearing in nearly 600 competitive matches in 17 seasons. Subsequently, he went on to serve as the club's sporting director. Born in Dortmund, Zorc played 463 Bundesliga games for Borussia Dortmund (a club record) between 1981 and 1998, also being for many years the team's captain. He also ranked, at one time, the club's second all-time top goalscorer, thanks in part to his excellent penalty-taking ability. The tail-end of Zorc's career saw also his greatest successes, as Dortmund were twice crowned national champions, as well as winning the 1996–97 UEFA Champions League and the Intercontinental Cup. He scored in double digits in seven seasons, including 15 apiece from 1994 to 1996.
Alfred Preissler (9 April 1921 – 15 July 2003) was a German footballer and manager who played as a forward for Borussia Dortmund. Preissler played in the Dortmund team which won back-to-back German championships in 1956 and 1957. He played two matches for the then West Germany national football team in 1951 against Austria and the Republic of Ireland. To date he is Dortmund's all time top goalscorer, with 174 goals.
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