Why do Borussia Dortmund wear yellow and black??

Why do Borussia Dortmund wear yellow and black??
Training of Borussia Dortmund in the season 1996-1997 in which the German team was proclaimed champion of Europe (Smoxh)

T-Shirt Borussia Dortmund is one of the most beautiful and recognizable in European and world football. The German team is one of the most loved and admired on the planet. Today we will review the origin of its colors yellow and black.

Initially, the Borussia Dortmund, founded in 1909, started wearing blue and white, colors associated with the catholic church, to which most of its founding members belonged. But nevertheless, shortly after, the shirt was replaced by a yellow and black, that has survived to this day.

The reason for this change was motivated because the team, representative of the Ruhr area, he had more and more followers among the working class. Thus, the yellow served to honor workers in the steel industry, who wore overalls of this color. Meanwhile, the negro represents coal, in honor of the miners of the area.

The name of ‘Borussia‘ was chosen as the founders laid the foundations of the new club in a brewery with this name. Thus was born one of the best known and most admired teams in the world and, Of course, of the Bundesliga.

For many years, the Borussia Dortmund has been the only alternative to the almighty Bayern Munich, which dominates the German championship with an iron fist. Despite starting at a clear economic disadvantage compared to its great rival, those of yellow and black have won a total of 8 league titles, 5 of Cup and 6 Supercopas.

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Great footballers have triumphed at Borussia Dortmund and have made themselves known in European football. Reus, Gotze, Hummels, Lewandowski, Gundogan, Haaland… are some examples (The Journal)


On an international level, without a doubt, the greatest success of those from Dortmund occurred in the year 1997 when they raised their first and only Champions League. That same year they would also achieve the Intercontinental Cup. Long before, In the season 1965-1966, they had achieved their first international title, Recopa of Europe.

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The Borussia Dortmund footballers with the Champions League won over Juventus by 3-1 in 1997 (Uefa.com)

Unfortunately for fans of the Dortmund, the transfer of footballers to their maximum rival in Munich has been quite common. Thus, the Bayern not only reinforces, but, on the way, weakens his biggest competitor for the titles in Germany.


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