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Borussia Mönchengladbach Profile

Borussia Mönchengladbach

Glory years in the 1960s and 1970s built the club a large following, and while they haven’t won anything lately, they have a large and usually full stadium with an excellent atmosphere in a hotbed of German Fußball.

LOCATION: Mönchengladbach, Germany

CONTACT:, +49 1806 1819 00, #DieFohlen

NICKNAMES: Die Fohlen or The Foals due to the low average age of players and their play style in the 1960s


Borussia Mönchengladbach was founded on August 1, 1900 after members of a previous sports association left to form their own, specifically focused on Association Football. The Borussia title in the clubs name is from the Latin spelling of Prussia, where the club was located at the time of its founding. Prior to the first World War,…


Borussia shares their main rivalry with FC Köln, which is known as the Rhine Derby due to both clubs regional ties. Things really kicked off in 1964 when Cologne’s manager, Hennes Weisweiler, left the club for Mönchengladbach. Between 1970 and 1978 every league title was won by either Cologne, Mönchengladbach or Bayern Munich. This period in the…

Women's Team

The women’s team associated with Borussia Mönchengladbach was formed in 1995 with significant help from the men’s manager at the time, Rolf Rüssmann. The club began in the district league and progressed through several promotions in their history, culminating in their promotion to the Bundesliga in 2016. They became a yo-yo club bouncing between…


The official club anthem is Eleven of the Lower Rhine, which is sang before every home game. Other songs include We are Borussia and The Soul Burns. Here’s the pregame song, which is actually one of my…


Mönchengladbach plays their home games at Borussia-Park which opened in 2004, and has a capacity of just over 54,000. Borussia-Park replaced Bökelbergstadion, which was deemed unsafe and no longer satisfied the modern safety standards put forward by the league. Tours are offered Friday to Sunday and can be booked on the club’s…

Going to a Game at Borussia Mönchengladbach

GETTING THERE: Borussia-Park is the centerpiece of a large complex of fields and training facilities — which is also to say it’s not very interesting to visit otherwise. The best way to get there is a local train — covered by your game ticket — to Rheydt Central Station / Mittelstraße, then hop on a free shuttle bus to the…

Borussia Mönchengladbach Tickets

Tickets can be purchased directly from the club. Visit Borussia Mönchengladbach’s ticket page to learn more.

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