Borussia Mönchengladbach II

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Borussia Mönchengladbach II
Borussia Mönchengladbach logo.svg
Full name Borussia VfL 1900 Mönchengladbach e.V.
Ground Grenzlandstadion
Ground Capacity 10,000
Manager Sven Demandt
League Regionalliga West (IV)
2014–15 1st

Borussia Mönchengladbach II is a German association football club from the town of Mönchengladbach, North Rhine Westphalia. It is the reserve team of Borussia Mönchengladbach.

The team's greatest success has been promotion to the tier four Regionalliga West where it won a league championship in 2014–15. It has also taken part in the first round of the DFB-Pokal, the German Cup, on one occasion, courtesy to a Lower Rhine Cup win.

History[edit]

The team first won promotion to the highest league in the Lower Rhine region, the tier four Verbandsliga Niederrhein, in 1980. It played at this level for the next seventeen seasons, generally as a mid-table side. At regular intervals the side managed to finish third but only in 1997 was it finally able to win a league championship and earn promotion to the Oberliga Nordrhein.[1] In the same season if finally earned promotion it won the Lower Rhine Cup and thereby qualified for the German Cup for the first and only time. It entered the 1997–98 DFB-Pokal where it lost 1–0 to VfB Stuttgart in the first round.[2]

Borussia Mönchengladbach II played in the Oberliga for the next nine seasons, finishing in the top half of the table each year. After runners-up finishes in 2003 and 2005 the team won a league championship in 2006 and earned promotion to the tier three Regionalliga Nord. It played for one season in this league, was relegated and earned another Oberliga championship the year after to return to the Regionalliga. With the introduction of the 3. Liga in 2008 the Regionalligas were expanded from two to three and Borussia became part of the new Regionalliga West. After a good first season the team finished on a relegation rank in its second but was spared because of a number of Regionalliga teams having their license revoked. From 2010 onwards the side improved, achieving upper table finishes which culminated in a league championship in 2015. The latter qualified the team for the promotion round to the 3. Liga.[3]

Honours[edit]

The club's honours:

Recent seasons[edit]

The recent season-by-season performance of the club:[1][3]

Season Division Tier Position
2003–04 Oberliga Nordrhein IV 3rd
2004–05 Oberliga Nordrhein 2nd
2005–06 Oberliga Nordrhein 1st ↑
2006–07 Regionalliga Nord III 16th↓
2007–08 Oberliga Nordrhein IV 1st ↑
2008–09 Regionalliga West 6th
2009–10 Regionalliga West 16th
2010–11 Regionalliga West 5th
2011–12 Regionalliga West 3rd
2012–13 Regionalliga West 7th
2013–14 Regionalliga West 7th
2014–15 Regionalliga West 1st
2015–16
Promoted Relegated

Current squad[edit]

The current squad:[4]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2 Finland DF Joel Mero
3 Germany DF Christopher Lenz
4 Germany DF Nico Brandenburger
5 Germany MF Benjamin Barg
6 Germany MF Maik Odenthal
7 Germany DF Sascha Tobor
8 Syria MF Necirwan Khalil Mohammad
9 United States FW Mario Rodriguez
11 Australia FW Kwame Yeboah
12 Germany FW Marlon Ritter
13 Germany DF Christoph Zimmermann
14 Germany FW Joy-Lance Mickels
No. Position Player
15 Germany MF Bilal Sezer
16 Germany DF Maurice Pluntke
17 Germany DF Lionel Kadiata
18 Italy FW Giuseppe Pisano
19 Germany MF Kevin Holzweiler
20 Germany FW Joy-Slayd Mickels
21 Germany MF Patrick Guier
22 Hungary FW Bence Szenes
23 Germany DF Oliver Stang
24 Germany MF Marcel Erwetz
29 Germany GK Niklas Bolten

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Historic German football league tables (German) Das Deutsche Fussball Archiv, accessed: 23 May 2015
  2. ^ Bor. Mönchengladbach II » Termine & Ergebnisse 1997/1998 (German) Weltfussball.de, accessed: 23 May 2015
  3. ^ a b Borussia Mönchengladbach II at Fussball.de (German) accessed: 23 May 2015
  4. ^ Borussia Mönchengladbach II at Weltfussball.de (German) accessed: 23 May 2015

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