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Picture: Gerd P. Müller

BVB - Borussia Dortmund

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Magnifier: Click to enlarge BVB - Champions League Cup - 1997
Picture: Broschüre Sportstadt Dortmund 2001

Borussia Dortmund also called BVB is a German sports club based in Dortmund and one of the most successful football clubs in Germany.

The team from Borussia Dortmund plays in the Bundesliga, the top level of the German football league system. Dortmund is one of the most successful clubs in German football history. They are the current Bundesliga champions and cup winners (season 2011/2012).

Furthermore they won eight German championships and three DFB Cup victories. In 1966, BVB won the European Cup as the first German club ever as well as 1997 the Champions League Cup. In the same year for the clubs the World cup was won.

Legendary players of Borussia are Manfred Burgsmüller, Lothar Emmerich, Michael Rummenigge, Michael Zorc, Matthias Sammer, Jürgen Kohler, Lars Ricken and Dedê. Presently among the best players are Mario Götze, Mats Hummels and Robert Lewandowski.

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Magnifier: Click to enlarge Signal Iduna Park - The yellow pylons give the stadium its characteristic exterior
Picture: Borussia Dortmund

Since 1974, the club carries out its home games at Signal Iduna Park (in the past called Westfalenstadion). The stadium is the biggest stadium in Germany and the sixth biggest in Europe. Signal Iduna Park has undergone several renovations throughout the years to increase the size of the stadium, including an expansion of the stadium for 2006 FIFA World Cup.

In 2011, Borussia Dortmund installed a black solar system on the roof of Signal Iduna Park from Q-Cells. The renovations made the Dortmund stadium the biggest “football opera” of Germany.

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Magnifier: Click to enlarge The south stand, "Die Südtribüne" is the largest free-standing grandstand in Europe. Fans call it "Die gelbe Wand", which means "Yellow Wall"
Picture: Dortmund-Agentur / Soeren Spoo

Borussia Dortmund’s colours are black and yellow and the motto is “Echte Liebe” in English “True Love”. As a result of the expansion today, the biggest football stadium in Germany is located on the “Strobelalle” with a capacity of 80,645 visitors. Moreover Signal Iduna Park is famous for its biggest standing stand area. The south stand called “Südtribune” in German is not by far the biggest standing tribune of Europe. It is the epicenter of Dortmund’s football enthusiasm, the heart or perhaps the soul of the BVB. Here are standing the truest of the true fans every game in all weather conditions.

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Magnifier: Click to enlarge Fan celebration at Borsigplatz Dortmund for the DFB - Cup
Picture: Dieter Menne, Ruhr Nachrichten

Borussia Dortmund has organized over 500 official fan clubs around the world. However the main focus of the fans, comes from Borussia Dortmund and the Westphalian region. The stadium at the "Strobelallee" is simply called "The Temple" by the fans and quite often called "the nicest stadium in the world" by press, professionals and celebrities.

To know what this football spirit of BVB is like, you should visit Dortmund as the football city in Germany.

Picture Collection: Borussia Dortmund the German soccer champion .

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  Picture: Dortmund-Agentur / Soeren Spoo

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