All you need to know about traditional Bundesliga giants Borussia Mönchengladbach.

Fun facts

  • Gladbach earned the nickname Die Fohlen, or 'the Foals', in the 1970s due to their young side's swashbuckling style of football.
  • The Foals were the first side in Germany to win the Bundesliga twice in succession.
  • Gladbach still occupy the top three places for the highest winning margins in Bundesliga history: on 29 April 1978, the Foals beat Dortmund 12-0, while on 7 January 1967, they beat Schalke 11-0. Their 10-0 victory over Eintracht Braunschweig on 11 October 1984 is the joint-third highest winning margin.

Andre Schubert (r.) transformed the fortunes of the Foals in 2015/16. © imago / Müller


A Traditionsverein (a club rich in history and tradition and a long-time participant and/or champion in the Bundesliga) in the truest sense, Gladbach are well on the way to restoring former glories under the stewardship of Andre Schubert. In 18th and without a point as late as Matchday 5 of the 2015/16 campaign, former Germany youth team coach Schubert replaced Swiss tactician Lucien Favre and helped steer the club into the fourth and final UEFA Champions League qualifying berth by the end of the season.

Some of the Bundesliga's most exciting young players ply their trade at Gladbach. © imago

Champions of the Bundesliga on five separate occasions, as well as three-time DFB Cup winners and two-time UEFA Cup champions, the past (and, in particular, the heady days of the 1970s) casts a long shadow over BORUSSIA-PARK. Even with legendary names such as Jupp Heynckes, Günter Netzer and Berti Vogts still discussed reverentially, this current crop of Foals, boasting teenage talents such as Mahmoud Dahoud and Andreas Christensen, look capable of adding their own chapter to Borussia's long and storied history.


Bundesliga champions: 1969/70, 1970/71, 1974/75, 1975/76, 1976/77

DFB Cup winners: 1959/60, 1972/73, 1994/95

UEFA Cup winners: 1974/75, 1978/79

German Super Cup winners: 1977/78


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