The unique success story of Borussia Dusseldorf started six decades ago. In the 1960/61 season the club won the first German team championship. After the promotion in 1967 into the Bundesliga (established in 1966), the successful story started.
Since then the Borussia won 30 German team championships, 27 German Cup titles and celebrated 16 successes at European stage. Thus Borussia is not just national record champion, but also one of the most successful teams in Europe (73 titels until 11/1/2021), only behind of the German soccer team FC Bayern Munich (77). During this time the club wrote several times sports history - recently winning the historic triples (Champions League, German team championship, German Cup) in 2010 and the repetition of this incredible triumph 2011 - and again in 2018.
The basis for the success is a professional club management. As the first German table tennis club Borussia had a manager, a coach and a department of public relations. This made it possible to sign many world class pros and also young players, which became in Düsseldorf world class players.
Thereby the club haunted a philosophy to compile a young German team with an international alignment - and this is still up-to-date. A selection of the players: Eberhard Schöler, Wilfried Lieck, Hans Wilhelm Gäb, Ralf Wosik, Jörg Roßkopf, Steffen Fetzner, Jochen Leiß, Desmond Douglas, Jörgen Persson, Vladimir Samsonov, Michael Maze, Christian Süß, Timo Boll, Dimitrij Ovtcharov, Patrick Baum, Patrick Franziska, Kristian Karlsson, Anton Källberg and Ricardo Walther.
Star of today's ensembles and audience favorite is Timo Boll, who plays for Düsseldorf since 2007. The former world number 1 has been one of the best players in the world for two decades and climbed this position at Borussia in 2011 and again in March 2018 for the third time after 2003.
Boll won several medals at the Olympic Games and world championships and he is 19-time European champion. Even with Borussia, the left-handed already celebrated numerous title wins: 10x German team champion, 10x Winner German cup, 5x Winner Champions League, 1x Winner ETTU-Cup (until 11/1/2021).