All you need to know about the Bundesliga's youngest club, RB Leipzig.

Fun facts

  • Officially the Bundesliga's youngest club, RB Leipzig were founded in 2009, and will become the top-flight's 55th club when they kick off against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim on 27 August.
  • Leipzig are the first Bundesliga club from the former East Germany since Energie Cottbus, who were relegated in 2009.
  • In the dugout last season, Ralf Rangnick will begin 2016/17 as sporting director, with Ralph Hasenhüttl taking his place as coach.

Ralph Hasenhüttl took over at Leipzig in summer 2016 after keeping Ingolstadt in the top flight.

History

Promoted as 3. Liga runners up in 2013/14, Leipzig continued their impressive ascent up the divisions last season, beating Karlsruher SC 2-0 on the final day to achieve the owners' stated ambition of promotion to the Bundesliga within eight years. Leipzig won the Under-19 and Under-17 Bundesliga North/North-east youth leagues in 2014/15, and that focus on young talent has extended into the first team throughout their short history thus far.

Marvin Compper (r.) is a rare exception in Leipzig's youthful squad.

Of the 15 players who featured in more than half of Leipzig's games last season, only Marvin Compper had already seen his 30th birthday. Guinea midfielder Naby Keita is the latest player to walk the well-trodden path from Salzburg to Leipzig, with promising VfB Stuttgart forward Timo Werner following him into the Red Bull Arena's arrival lounge over the summer.

Stadium: Red Bull Arena

Capacity: 42,959