Okt. Mit einem Sieg fuhr Borussia Mönchengladbach beim Celtic FC in Glasgow am Mittwochabend den ersten Dreier in dieser. Europa League. Siege, Unentschieden, Niederlagen, Gesamt. Heim, 0, 1, 0, 1. Auswärts, 0, 1, 0, 1. Gesamt, 0, 2, 0, 2. Pokal der Pokalsieger. Okt. Ende! Gladbach siegt verdient mit bei Celtic Glasgow! Nach einer sehr reifen Vorstellung dürfen die Mannen von Trainer André Schubert.
Also while under the Third Reich, Mönchengladbach's first ever international player was capped; Heinz Ditgens playing in a 9—0 win over Luxembourg for Germany in the Olympic Games.
After the outbreak of World War II , play continued as usual, other than for the —45 season. Eventually, Mönchengladbach resumed play in June , gaining successive promotions to the Landesliga Niederrhein the regional second tier in and the top flight, the Oberliga West, in Following many years of promotions and relegations, Borussia won their first Oberliga title in the —59 season.
In August , Borussia Mönchengladbach defeated 1. The following year, the club took on the now-familiar name Borussia VfL Mönchengladbach after the city of München-Gladbach became Mönchengladbach.
Helmut Beyer , who remained in office for 30 years, took over the responsibility as president this season and Helmut Grashoff took over as second chairman.
The new leadership sold first to the chagrin of the new coach the player Albert Brüllsfor a record amount of , DM to Italy to the FC Modena and rehabilitated the club so financially.
Helmut Grashoff, who took over the sum in Italian lira in cash in a suitcase, later said he had been scared after the money transfer, "to be considered a bank robber".
The season closed Borussia after a weak first round by the merits of the goalkeeper Manfred Orzessek in the eleventh place in the table.
However, further honours would have to wait a decade. Borussia's results in the ten years leading up to the formation of the Bundesliga in were not strong enough to earn them admission into the ranks of the nation's new top flight professional league, and so the club played in the second tier, the Regionalliga West.
The average age of The reporting by the reporter Wilhelm August Hurtmanns coined the term through articles in the Rheinische Post.
He was taken with the style of Borussia and wrote that they would play like young foals. Of the six games Borussia won three in Worms, against Kiel and against Reutlingen and had to accept only in the away game in Kiel a defeat.
Together with the Borussia Bayern Munich rose by winning the Group 2 on. Mönchengladbach enjoyed its first taste of the Bundesliga in the —66 season , earning promotion alongside future powerhouse Bayern Munich.
The two clubs would go on to engage in a fierce struggle as they challenged each other for domestic supremacy throughout the s. Bayern took first blood in the struggle for supremacy between the two: Mönchengladbach struck back immediately in the next season with a championship of their own and followed up with a second title in , becoming the first Bundesliga club ever to successfully defend their title.
The commitment of Weisweiler as coach pointed the way for the sporting success of the club in the Bundesliga. The economic situation of the club did not allow to finance a team of stars.
Weisweiler corresponded to the needs of the association with his attitude to promote the education and development of young talents. This resulted in a carefree and offensive style of playing, the hallmark of Fohlenelf.
The club signed with Berti Vogts and Heinz Wittmann turn players whose names should be closely linked to the sporting successes of Borussia.
Weisweiler knew how to give the team tactical freedom and to promote the individual enthusiasm of the players. These freedoms paid the still immature team in the first Bundesliga season with a number of sometimes high defeats.
The Borussia finished the first season in the Bundesliga on the 13th place in the table. Due to the good goal difference, the team was able to complete the season on the eighth place in the table.
With a home win over FC Schalke 04 on Matchday 18, the team celebrated the first highest ever victory in Bundesliga history.
The successes had the side effect that the salaries of the players jumped up and thus good players were not to hold.
The club engaged Peter Meyer and Peter Dietrich and thus compensated for the departure of seasoned players. The team reached in this and the next season, the third place in the table.
Under coach Hennes Weisweiler , the young side displayed an offensive-minded philosophy and powerful play that attracted fans from all over Germany.
The Borussia won the championship five times, more often than any other team in this time. At the same time a duel with FC Bayern Munich, with which Borussia together ascended in in the Bundesliga developed.
Deviating from the "foal" concept, Borussia bought for the first time experienced defensive players like Luggi Müller and Klaus-Dieter Sieloff.
This season, the first Bundesliga victory over Bayern succeeded. After a win over Alemannia Aachen Borussia took over on 31 October for the first time the league leaders in the Bundesliga.
Today as of November Borussia takes third place in the list of league leaders in the Bundesliga with a total of league titles behind Bayern and Dortmund.
With a home win against Hamburger SV stood on April 30, , the 33rd Round of the season, Borussia prematurely as champions.
In the history of the Bundesliga unique is an incident in the home game of the 27th matchday against Werder Bremen , known as the post break from Bökelberg.
In the game on 3 April kinked after a penalty area scene in the 88th minute, in the striker Herbert Laumen after a header action together with the Bremen goalkeeper Günter Bernardinto the net overturned, the left goal post.
After unsuccessful attempts at repair and no replacement goal could be set up, the referee broke the game at the score of 1: As a consequence, the DFB obliged the clubs to provide a replacement for both goals.
The championship decided only on the last match day as head-to-head race with Bayern Munich. Nine weeks after the post-break game, on June 5, , Borussia defended as the first team in the history of the Bundesliga successfully their championship title with a victory at Eintracht Frankfurt.
On October 20, in the European Cup , the champion held as a rifle throwing game in football history game against Inter Milan instead. The Borussia won the match at Bökelbergstadion , but UEFA canceled the game, as the Italian striker Roberto Boninsegna was hit by an empty rifle and received medical treatment.
Nobody in the world would have won against this team today. That was football in the highest perfection.
After a away defeat in Milan and a goalless draw in the replay at the Berlin Olympic Stadium , the Borussia resigned from the Cup of the national champions.
Die Fohlen were able to take some consolation in a 2—1 victory over 1. For Netzer this was the last game for Borussia, he left the club and moved to Real Madrid .
In addition to the game-winning scene in the 93rd minute through the gate of Netzer there were numerous other highlights in the 30th cup final in history, that of the one best, playful highly interesting and exciting in the history of this competition in the annals entered and of which one could swarm only in highest tones Kicker.
The first international final match took place on May 9, Liverpool won the UEFA Cup first leg on the second try after the game was canceled the day before due to rain.
The second leg on 23 May Borussia Mönchengladbach won , the cup went by winning the first leg to Liverpool. The following seasons were marked by the departure of well-known players, the scoring of Mönchengladbach striker remained.
The Borussia succeeded in the first year after the departure of Günter Netzer, with one point behind Champions Bayern Munich to win the runner-up.
With a total of 93 goals scored Borussia set a new club record. Borussia graduated in the following years to , the championship in third and fifth place and vice-champion.
The Borussia succeeded in the first year after the departure of Günter Netzer , with one point behind Champions Bayern Munich to win the runner-up.
On Matchday 17, the "foals" topped the league table and did not relinquish the league lead until winning the championship on June 14, The joy over the title clouded the departure of coach Hennes Weisweiler , who left the club after eleven years in the direction of FC Barcelona.
The second leg on May 21, won the VfL 5: In contrast to replace Weisweiler, Lattek represented rather a safety philosophy.
The team took on the twelfth round of the season with a victory over Werder Bremen and Eintracht Braunschweig the championship lead and remained leading the campaign until the end of the season.
On March 3, , an Ash Wednesday , it came to the next sensational international appearance Borussia. In the second leg 17 March , which ended , the referee Leonardus van der Kroft did not recognize two Mönchengladbach goals, in the 68th minute a goal by Henning Jensen and in the 83rd minute by Hans-Jürgen Wittkamp.
Once a foul must have preceded the goal, once the referee decided on offside, although it had not indicated the linesman.
The draw was enough for the Madrilenians to progress. The team stayed on the attack and matched Bayern's achievement with three consecutive titles of their own from to On June 12, Mönchengladbach won the fourth league title.
As Wolfgang Kleff injured, the club signed a new goalkeeper. Borussia needed one point to defend the title on the final day.
The match took place away against Bayern Munich, the then sixth of the table, and ended with the needed 2: Borussia made the title hat-trick perfect and won on 21 May for the third time in a row and for the fifth time overall the German championship title.
Monchengladbach had to be beaten at the same time as 1. FC Köln only due to the worse goal difference. The Borussia won against Borussia Dortmund on the final day of the match , which is still the highest victory in the history of the Bundesliga.
As the Domstädter turn their last game at FC St. For the first time in the Bundesliga first and second were tied after the end of the season. The Borussia would have been able to decide by winning a direct comparison against 1.
FC Cologne a few weeks earlier the championship in their favor. The game ended, however, a draw, the Cologne player Heinz Flohe succeeded in the 83rd minute equalizer.
Although Mönchengladbach lost the final of the European Cup to Liverpool in Rome 25 May , but also made four appearances in the UEFA Cup with wins in and against losses in and The club's spectacular run had come to an end with eight trophies to their credit, and although they would continue to be competitive for many years, success would be much harder to come by.
Monchengladbach had to be beaten at the same time as their rival 1. FC Köln a few weeks earlier the championship in their favor.
Many regulars like the later vice-president Rainer Bonhofleft the club or announced their career end, such as Jupp Heynckes and Berti Vogts.
Lattek did not succeed in offsetting these disposals with appropriate new signings. On Matchday 30, the team was in 15th place with a goal balance of It was the first season in a long time, which ended the club with a negative goal balance.
Borussia signed Jupp Heynckes as assistant coach of Lattek this season. The second international title started on May 9, The season was marked by two new entries.
The club engaged Harald Nickel of Eintracht Braunschweig. With a transfer fee of 1. From Herzogenaurach came Lothar Matthäus. Borussia finished the season in seventh place, with a close to goal difference.
At home, the team won against Eintracht Frankfurt In the second leg on 21 May Eintracht Frankfurt won against Borussia Mönchengladbach and secured the trophy due to the larger number of away goals they scored.
In the s, Borussia could no longer build on the titles of the past decade and lost the connection to the former rival from Munich.
Due to the lack of audience revenue from the small Bökelbergstadion the club had to sell top performers again and again.
Nevertheless, it was possible to settle frequently in the upper third of the Bundesliga and play in the championship fight.
Replaced Wolfgang Kleff in goal to Uli Sude. The team reached this season's sixth place in the table. The sporting record did not improve in the following two seasons.
With a seventh place in Borussia missed the participation in the international competitions. The following year, Uwe Kamps guarded the gate for the first time, who remained long-time goalkeeper for a long time.
It was the first time in the history of the Bundesliga that three clubs tied the table on the last matchday. In the same season, Mönchengladbach also lost the DFB-Pokal final to Bayern Munich on penalties, Lothar Matthäus and Norbert Ringels both missing from the spot after the game originally ended all square at 1—1.
Matthäus subsequently joined Bayern Munich for a then-record fee of 2. This remained the only goal of the evening, so that Borussia missed the entry into the final.
Jupp Heynckes announced his move to Bayern Munich. The club nominated Wolf Werner to the new coach. At the end of the season Borussia stood with the third place in the table for the last time in this decade at a UEFA Cup place.
It was also the first defeat in a European Cup game on the Bökelberg. After the departure of Jupp Heynckes , the era of long-standing engagements of head coaches ended.
In the first 23 years from to Borussia only had three instructors; Since the departure of Heynckes, Borussia has committed 16 new coaches until , with the exception of interim solutions.
It was Werner's release on 21 November , the first premature dismissal of a coach at Borussia at all. Only three later coaches managed to succeed in Mönchengladbach for more than three years, Bernd Krauss , Hans Meyer and Lucien Favre In the next season Borussia signed with Stefan Effenberg , a player who worked long and successfully for the club.
The Borussia finished the season in seventh place and thus missed the participation in international competitions. In the early s followed a significant downward trend.
As a result of the sporting decline, the number of spectators at the Bökelberg was declining for the first time. In the following years Borussia placed in the midfield of the league.
In the Cup semi-final goalkeeper Uwe Kamps held on penalties all four penalties of the players of Bayer 04 Leverkusen.
Borussia reached the final. The final on May 23, lost the Mönchengladbacher against the club from second division Hannover 96 with 3: Under coach Bernd Krauss managed a renewed connection to the Bundesliga top.
The on August 5, discharged in the Düsseldorf, Rheinstadion , game for the Supercup won the German champions Borussia Dortmund The team's performance slipped significantly in the s and Die Fohlen soon found themselves struggling in the lower half of the Bundesliga table.
The club dismissed coach Krauss due to the sporting failure. At the end of the season, the Mönchengladbacher were in 11th place. None of the other four coaches to Krauss remained in office for more than a year.
Under Friedel Rausch could Borussia hold the class after a dramatic season finale in I think every player is proud to play for a big club like this.
Like Celtic, Gladbach's history and vibrant supporters demand success even if the club's stature in European football isn't what it once was. As such, the opportunity to play in the Champions League against the very best is a timely reminder of what once was.
Not unlike their coming Glasgow rivals, Celtic, Gladbach not only adore the limelight but feel they are absolutely deserving of it. Following an unfortunate draw with Hamburg on Saturday, Gladbach sit eighth in a notably turbulent Bundesliga table.
On the same weekend, Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich dropped points, while suggested relegation contenders Leipzig and Eintracht Frankfurt sit just above them in sixth and seventh respectively.
Yet an even tougher prospect has been Group C of the Champions League, in which Gladbach have travelled to Manchester City and welcomed Barcelona to Borussia Park without picking up a point, shipping six goals in the process.
But it's going to be hard to play in Glasgow, win in Glasgow and then win at home in Gladbach against Celtic.
Although Johnson plays for the United States through his parents, he was born and raised in Munich and it's that famous German pragmatism that shines through as he looks ahead to the double header against the Scottish champions.
Standing in the way of such a goal is one notable factor: Although Celtic fans may bemoan their own away record at times, the Foals under Andre Schubert blow very hot or cold depending on where they happen to be playing.
While the team may have lost only one of their 18 home games in the Bundesliga under the relatively new coach, they've also only won four of their 17 matches on the road in that period.
When asked if he could explain such a contrasting run of form, Johnson is refreshingly blunt and honest: Everybody knows that, if they come to Borussia Park, it's going to be a hard, tough game.
It's not like we're trying to play different when we play away. I can't explain it, to be honest. Indeed, he doesn't seem to be the only one. Schubert still plays the same tactics and often the same players at home and away each week even if his system only seems to work when the players have the full support of more than 50, supporters behind them.
Yet that doesn't seem to bother Johnson. Rather than fear a trip to Celtic Park, where so many big clubs have stumbled in the past, he claims his team-mates can't wait.
They're going to be nice games but tough ones. Johnson, like his club, are intent on making the most of their time in the Champions League: