Football is the most popular sport in the world as more than 3.5 billion people who follow the sport on a regular basis. Europe is the home of football where all the countries have their domestic leagues featuring some of the best players which the world has to offer. One such premium league is the German national league known as the Bundesliga. The history and popularity of Bundesliga is second to none when compared to other premium leagues of Europe.
There are close to 45 million football fans in Germany alone. Over years of study and research, a conclusion in 2018 was made that more than half of the population, almost 52 per cent of them are crazy about the football club known as Borussia Dortmund.
The Borussia Dortmund was founded in the year 1909, on 19th December with a total member count of 154,000. The club is known to have a history of records in winning games and amazingly they have won the German Football Championship 8 times. They also are the winners of the German Cup on 4 separate occasions and not to forget are one time Champion League Winners. In Dortmund, the home of the German football museum occupies almost around 600,000 people and the game is conducted at Yellow Wall which is indeed Europe’s largest standing terrace with a capacity that can hold around 81,360 people. It is located in Signal Iduna Park.
To talk about its players, Michael Zorc holds the club record for appearances and goals and is known as a Dortmund Legend. The other key players are Marco Reus, Christian Pulisic and the fastest English footballer on the planet, the young sensation Jadon Sancho.
Marco Reus was named as the Captain of the BVB in Dortmund whereas Christian Pulisic was awarded the best US Player of the year of 2017. On 16th December 2017, it was Match day 17 and the game was between Dortmund and Hoffenheim. On this day, the moment of the season 2017/2018 was created when there was a thrilling 2-1 win over Hoffenheim in the final minute.
So if you are a black and yellow supporter and wish to watch the matches on the go then what are the option which you need to consider?
The answer is simple, you can check out all the Dortmund videos & highlights of very match along with all the updates by taking assistance from live streaming platforms online.
When it comes to the craziest fans in all of Europe and possible the world, Dortmund shines above them all. Let us now look at some of the factors as to why the football fans of Borussia Dortmund are considered to be the most passionate.
Firstly, the Yellow Wall is a matter of honour and respect for all the Dortmund people and calling it home in front of the world is a pretty big deal. Being the largest terrace in the world, it is a place where such a large number of people share so many emotions together. The noise created in the stadium will surely give everyone goosebumps. Win, lose or draw, the BVB fans always support their team in every match. This is what makes the Signal Iduna Park a true fortress where opposition teams find it difficult to play due to the sheer aura and atmosphere present in the stadium.
The fans also sing songs of glory and greatness to encourage their players so that they perform as per the standard expected. Then there is Sudtribüne – which holds the largest population in one ground at a time, of almost over 80,000. The Signal Iduna Park is indeed the heart of all the football lovers and it was built for the same reason. This location is an emotion and that itself gives a vibe to the fans to be as crazy as they are about BVB.
The cancellation of the Monaco vs. BVB match in April 2017, for the UEFA Champions League quarters was done at the very last moment, where many away fans who came all the way from France had no place to go. The Dortmund fans open-heartedly welcomed their guests over to their homes to offer hospitality. The Signal Iduna Park hosts close to 1.5 million visitors on an average every season as fans from all around the world come to Dormund to experice the atmosphere present in the stadium. Such is the charm of the Bundesliga.
The spirit of BVB fans is high even during defeat. A testament to this is in fact the loss suffered in the hands of their eternal rivals, Bayern Munich to win their seventh Bundesliga title. Bayern defeated them, around the time of May of 2017. The fans continued to support their team till the end of the season. As mentioned earlier, BVB is an emotion and a religion to the fans. Being at home, at Signal Iduna Park and witnessing the greatest game ever, can just not be a matter of happiness. It is something far beyond that and more.
A new manager was added to the team later named Jürgen Klopp and with his introduction, BVB reached all new heights. His high intensity of playing and attacking philosophy is extremely appreciative and satisfactory to the heart. With his techniques and learning from them, the BVB players do not intend to go back to their old methods and since the level of the game has changed, the fans are taken to another level as well.
This activity changed the graph of Dortmund since they are very well drawn to success with so many wins and possessions starting from Champions League, UEFA Cup Winner’s Cup to the FIFA Club World Cup. They are known as Germany’s most victorious club after Bayern and locals enemies Schalke.
Recently, the fans came up with a new motto that says ‘Echte Liebe’ which means that it is some true love that they possess for this team. Football fans all around the world know how passionate the Dortmund fans really are. The place, the location, the team and the people create a different vibe altogether. They are like a family, giving shoulders to each other and making everyone, literally the world feel like they are home when they visit Signal Iduna Park as guests. This is what makes Bundesliga so special.