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Borussia Dortmund: The Crazy Story – It’s Behind the Australia Fan Club

Borussia Dortmund fans are surrounded by a myth. They like to describe themselves as the best fans in the league. But meanwhile BVB is also a global brand. The club now has around 168,163 members – making it Germany’s second largest football club after Bayern Munich.

The fact that Borussia Dortmund now makes frequent tours through Asia shows its international importance. Fan clubs are everywhere – even in Australia. The members revealed the crazy story in an interview with DER WESTEN.

Borussia Dortmund: Australian finds his BVB love

It all started in 2011 when Don, from Sydney, was on a tour of Europe with a friend and visited the Westfalenstadion. Although not a sport at the time, BVP Kovil made a lasting impression on him. He started following Borussia Dortmund and discovered his love for the club.

“The next year, a friend and I were on a night shift with not much to do,” Dan told the newsroom. “He and I were like, ‘Is there a Dortmund fan club in Australia?’ No. So the two started a Facebook group.At first he didn’t believe it would succeed.

Collaborative in Germany

But the number of BVB fans in Australia grew – Mitch Langarak and Mustafa Amini, two of their compatriots, played for Borussia Dortmund at the time. Don eventually founded a fan club called “Borussia Dortmund Australia” with a group of friends.

One day two fan clubs from Germany became aware of the Australian team: “Thüler Borussia” and “Dortmund Eagles”. They eventually supported Dan and Co in applying to BVB to become an official fan club. At that time all the documents were in German and they could not understand them. Recently, Borussia Dortmund’s membership has continued to grow since it collaborated with Australian club Marconi Stallions a few years ago.

Borussia Dortmund: The fans often don’t have it easy

It is noteworthy that “Borussia Dortmund Australia” has remained loyal to the club for many years, because it is not always easy to be in black and yellow. One, it’s four or five in the morning when BVB plays. Secondly, interest in the Premier League dominates everything. When someone looks at the Bundesliga, it’s usually Bayern Munich. Most of the time they had to watch Dortmund games silently via stream on their cell phones.

So it was difficult for the group to get together and watch Dortmund games together. Dan tells DER WESTEN about a strange story.

A long wait for a trophy loss

In 2014, Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich met in the cup final. At the same time, the FA Cup final between Hull City and Arsenal London was taking place. In Australia it had priority, so the BVB crew had to wait for their game to be shown in the pub.


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