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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.

Borussia Mönchengladbach II
Borussia Mönchengladbach logo.svg
Full nameBorussia VfL 1900 Mönchengladbach e.V.
GroundGrenzlandstadion
Capacity10,000
ManagerArie van Lent
LeagueRegionalliga West (IV)
2016-173rd

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.

HistoryEdit

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, where it missed out on promotion to SV Werder Bremen II.[3]

HonoursEdit

The club's honours:

Recent seasonsEdit

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 Regionalliga West 2nd
2016–17 Regionalliga West 3rd
Promoted Relegated

Current squadEdit

As of 1 July 2019[4]

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

No. Position Player
1   GK Moritz Nicolas
2   DF Mandela Egbo
3   DF Marco Komenda
4   DF Florian Mayer
5   MF Marvin Tenbült
6   DF Marcel Benger
7   MF Joel Richter
8   MF Michel Lieder
9   FW Mike Feigenspan
12   FW Ba-Muaka Simakala
13   MF Aaron Herzog
14   FW Charalambos Makridis
No. Position Player
15   FW Mirza Mustafic
16   FW Alperen Sahin
17   DF Justin Hoffmanns
18   FW Giuseppe Pisano
19   DF Bastian Strietzel
20   MF Louis Ferlings
21   FW Thomas Kraus
22   MF Nils Rütten
23   DF Oliver Stang
25   FW Maximilian Müller
25   FW Jan-Niklas Pia
29   GK Tim-Oliver Hiemer

LoansEdit

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

No. Position Player
-   GK Janis Blaswich (Hansa Rostock)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Historic German football league tables (in German) Das Deutsche Fussball Archiv, accessed: 23 May 2015
  2. ^ Bor. Mönchengladbach II » Termine & Ergebnisse 1997/1998 (in German) Weltfussball.de, accessed: 23 May 2015
  3. ^ a b Borussia Mönchengladbach II at Fussball.de (in German) accessed: 23 May 2015
  4. ^ Borussia Mönchengladbach U23, borussia.de

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