Borussia Mönchengladbach II

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)
2020–21Regionalliga West (IV), 11th of 21

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
2020–21 Regionalliga West 11th
Promoted Relegated

Current squadEdit

As of 28 October 2021[4]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   GER Jan Olschowsky
29 GK   ENG Jonas Kersken
30 GK   GER Maximilian Brüll
3 DF   TUR Kaan Kurt
4 DF   GER Tom Gaal
13 DF   USA Michael Wentzel
22 DF   GER Phil Kemper
23 DF   GER Michel Lieder
24 DF   GER Jordi Bongard
25 DF   GHA Mordecai Zuhs
6 MF   COD Enrique Lofolomo
8 MF   GER Per Lockl
15 MF   GER Merlin Schlosser
No. Pos. Nation Player
16 MF   USA Pablo Santana Soares
17 MF   NOR Sander Christiansen
19 MF   GAM Lamin Touray
20 MF   TUR Alper Arslan
19 MF   GER Bastian Strietzel
21 MF   GER Luiz Skraback
27 MF   GER Torben Müsel
7 FW   AUS Jacob Italiano
9 FW   GER Phil Beckhoff
10 FW   IRL Conor Noß
11 FW   GER Mika Schroers
18 FW   GER Steffen Meuer

Squad U19Edit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK   GER Linus Wirth
GK   GER Mert Temiz
GK   GER Ben Zich
GK   GER Philipp Groß
DF   GER Timo Piel
DF   GHA Aaron Addo
DF   GER Arne Michaelis
DF   CMR Dimitrie Deumi-Nappi
DF   GER Leo Arndt
DF   GER Donatus Manfred Nweke
DF   GER Aaron Schreck
DF   TOG Yassir Atty
DF   GER Malcom Scheibner
MF   GER Micael Nack
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   GER Tony Reitz
MF   GER Noah Andreas
MF   GER Tim Luca Zimpel
MF   EGY Moustafa Ashraf Moustafa
MF   LUX Yvandro Borges Sanches
MF   ALB Shaban Zenku
FW   GER Luis Werrmann
FW   GER Leon Schütz
FW   TUR Cem Dag
FW   LUX Selim Turping
FW   ALB Kushtrim Asallari
FW   GER Ryan Don Naderi
FW   NED Cameron Arnold
FW   POR Luca Barata

Squad U17Edit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK   GER Nils Brühl
GK   GER Florian Dimmer
DF   GER Joshua Uwakhonye
DF   GER Alexandros Evangelou
DF   KVX Adonis Milaj
DF   MAR Mohamed Ghait
DF   GER Yannik Dasbach
DF   GER Vincent Zajaczkowski
DF   BEL Ibrahim Digberekou
DF   GER Simon Walde
MF   GER Hugo Schmidt
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   GER Daniel Hülsenbusch
MF   GER Emre Acarsoy
MF   GER David Arize
MF   GER Taha Kökboyun
MF   GER Nico Vidic
MF   MKD Maximilian Dimitrijevski
FW   GER Michael Nduka
FW   GER Noah Adedeji-Sternberg
FW   GER Konstantin Gerhardt
FW   GER Christoph Nickel


Squad U15Edit

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK   GER David Manea
GK   GER Lennart Stollenwerk
DF   MAR Elias Khadraoui
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   RUS Nikita Shchepetkin
DF   GER Talha Catkaya
FW   GER Sinan Hinzmann

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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