However, with little known about the contest outside of Germany, bundesliga.com figured it was about time the world stood up and took notice of one of football's greatest rivalries, calling on some of the most in-the-know personalities for help.
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Not many players can claim to have played for both Schalke and Dortmund, but Ingo Anderbrügge can. The German midfielder spent four years with Dortmund, before trading down to the then-Bundesliga 2 outfit Schalke, with whom he would go on to gain promotion and lift the UEFA Cup.
Former Borussia Dortmund striker and current stadium announcer Norbert Dickel talks the game of all games. The 51-year-old netted a famous double in the final of DFB Cup in 1989, bringing the club their first major trophy since 1966.
Be it on home soil at the Signal Iduna Park or 20 miles down the road at the Veltins Arena, nothing gets the Dortmund fans more fired up than a Revierderby. Losing to Schalke is simply not an option...
When the two clubs meet, it pits not only two of the best teams in the Bundesliga against one another, but also two of Europe's most passionate fan sets. The most unique bunch, though, arguably belong to the blue half of the Ruhrgebiet. Put simply, they live and breathe their club.
During his time at Dortmund, Jakub Blaszczykowski has experienced the highs and lows of the derby. Here he explains exactly what makes the Ruhr encounter that extra bit special and how winning at Schalke trumps all.
Schalke's Japanese defender Atsuto Uchida offers a unique perspective on life in the Ruhr district and the intense rivalry between not just the two Kohlenpott protagonists, but their expectant fans too.