The 11th Largest Football Club in the World was Started in Rebellion

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Borussia Dortmund was founded on December 19th 1909 by a group of young men who were unhappy with the Catholic-church sponsored team in their local area. The parish priest attempted to interrupt the organizational meeting for the club at the local pub, but was denied entry at the door, and the team that would go on to be known as Borussia Dortmund (or BVB) was born.

As if it wasn’t enough to form a non-secular club in 1909, the name ‘Borussia’ was actually inspired by a local brewery.

The original motley crew that disobeyed the church and formed a football club anyway.

Dortmund’s original kits were blue-and-white with a red sash across the front paired with black shorts as pictured above, but by 1913 they had made the change to the black and yellow which they still wear today, and we do mean, today.

The newest Borussia Dortmund kits just released for the 2018-2019 season, and the black and yellow is as black and yellow as ever.

Borussia Dortmund 1819 Homekit
The 2018/2019 homekit can be customized with either Marco Reus or Christian Pulisic.

A focus on simplicity helps to bring the famed ‘Yellow Wall’ to life in the 2018-2019 Dortmund kits, as they’ve made the center and chest entirely yellow and only used the secondary black for the sleeves. The minimalistic style gives the jersey a timeless old school look that’s hard to beat.

Over a 100 years later and the black and yellow continues to go strong. Rooted in an underdog mentality, and one of fastest growing fan bases in the Bundesliga, BVB breathes the hard-working energy of the city it hails from.

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Orders of the plain kit can ship within 24 hours, but all customizations are treated as pre-orders. Dortmund has altered the style of the nameset, which will not be available for another 2-3 weeks.





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