Sport in Leipzig and the Leipzig region

Did you know that ... 

  • the German Football Association was founded in Leipzig on 28 January 1900?
  • VfB Leipzig celebrated victory as the first German football champions in the 1902/03 season? 
  • the first stadium in Germany large enough for more than 40,000 spectators was built in 1922 in the Leipzig district of Gohlis, and that it was called Wacker Stadium (later 'Stadion des Friedens')? 
  • the former Zentralstadion (today's Red Bull Arena) was the largest stadium Germany had to offer at that time?
  • a Leipzig city derby (SC Rotation Leipzig vs. Lokomotive Leipzig) with 100,000 fans holds the spectator record for a league game to this day? 

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By the way, in its first season in the premier league, RB Leipzig added a new chapter to the football history of Leipzig. The Red Bulls were unbeaten in their first 13 games – that's a record for a new team in the national league. The series of record breaking successes continued and with seven wins in a row, 20 wins over the season and eight away wins, RBL amazingly made it to the vice-championship at the end of the season and were awarded a place in the UEFA Champions League.

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