Borussia Verein fur Leibesubungen 1900 e. V. Monchengladbach, commonly known as Borussia Monchengladbach (pronounced [boˈʁʊsi̯aː moncn̩ˈɡlatbax]),Monchengladbach or Gladbach (abbreviated as Borussia MG), is a professional football club based in Monchengladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, that plays in the Bundesliga, the top flight of German football. The club has won five League titles, three DFB-Pokals, and two UEFA Europa League titles.
Borussia Monchengladbach were founded in 1900, with its name derived from a Latinized form of Prussia, which was a popular name for German clubs in the former Kingdom of Prussia. The team joined the Bundesliga in 1965, and saw the majority of its success in the 1970s, where, under the guidance of Hennes Weisweiler and then Udo Lattek, they captured five league championships with Die Fohlen [diː ˈfoːlən] (The Colts) team; a term coined as the squad were young with a fast, aggressive playing style. Monchengladbach also won two UEFA Cup titles during this period and reached a European Cup final in 1977.
Since 2004, Borussia Monchengladbach have played at Borussia-Park, having previously played at the Bokelbergstadion since 1919. Based on membership, Borussia Monchengladbach is the fifth largest club in Germany with over 75,000 members in 2016, and 93,000 members as of 2021. The club's main rivals are FC Koln, against whom they contest the Rheinland Derby. Their secondary rivals include Borussia Dortmund, Fortuna Dusseldorf, and Bayer Leverkusen.
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