Hertha Berlin

Hertha Berlin

The top club in Berlin is Hertha BSC. However, despite being the capital city club, Hertha have never won the German championship – not once since the Bundesliga was set up back in 1963.

Champions League
The club twice reached the final of the German Cup at the end of the 70’s and made it to the semi-final of the UEFA Cup in 1979. They reached the group stage of the Champions League in 2000 and won the German League Cup in 2001 and 2002.

Ship shape and Berlin fashion!
The club was formed in 1892 by two sets of brothers, Fritz and Max Linder and Otto and Willi Lorenz. The club’s name comes from a boat trip that Fritz Linder took with his father. The name of the shipping company emblazoned on the funnel was ‘Hertha’ and the company’s colours were blue and white. Hence the name, the team colours and even the colour of the running track today at the Olympic Stadium!

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