Playing their matches at the Borussia-Park Borussia Mönchengladbach is historically the 7th most honored side in German football history. The club's most successful period was the '70s when they triumphed in the domestic league five times and won the Europa League twice. Since then, though, things didn't look good for Borussia until just recently. Before the 2010's Borussia Mönchengladbach was regarded as a fairly average Bundesliga side. They have been looking rather different after the beginning of the decade, which saw them evolve from a bottom half 2. Bundesliga team to the top half of the tier 1 side. A fair deal has to be attributed to the then coach Lucien Favre. He implemented flawless defensive tactics, which saw Mönchengladbach concede just 23 and 26 goals in 11/12 and 14/15 campaigns, respectively.
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Jupp Heynckes from Hannover 96 for €68,000 in 1970 – Jupp Heynckes is a prominent German footballer ranked 1st in Borussia’s top scorers and 4th in the history of the Bundesliga. Despite being a product of M’galdbach’s youth academy, he was sold to Hannover in 1967 after four years with Borussia. The Colts made the smart decision to bring him back three years later as he went on to score 168 times in the following eight years. He became a legend of the club, contributing significantly to the golden era during the '70s.
Marco Reus from Rot-Weiss Ahlen for €1 Million in 2009 – Mönchengladbach did a great job scouting out the then 19-year-old talent. Reus scored a goal during the last round of the season, which guaranteed his former club's promotion. Gladbach was happy to reach an agreement for the signature of the striker. He spent three years at the Borussia-Park before BVB Dortmund bought him for the sum of €17 Million. It's safe to say that in the following years, Reus went on to become a Borussia Dortmund legend.
Marc-André ter Stegen to Barcelona for €12 Million in 2014 – Ter Stegen came up through Borussia's youth ranks before he became a part of the senior team in 2010. During his four-year stay with the Colts, he accumulated 108 appearances, which impressed Barcelona, and they bought him in 2014. Perhaps M’gladbach undersold their player a bit, at least according to gossips, but it was in La Liga where he showed his full potential and developed further. His estimated value peaked at €90 Million in 2019, making him one of the most expensive goalies.
Thorgan Hazard from Chelsea for €8 Million in 2015 – The younger brother of the prominent Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard, never could reach the level of play of his brother. This led to Chelsea losing interest in him. Borussia M’gladbach took advantage of his situation, and following a yearlong loan, they bought Thorgan Hazard. He spent four seasons at the Borussia-Park before being bought again by BVB Dortmund in 2019. He turned out to be an excellent investment for Gladbach as he played in 119 games for them and was sold for €25.5 Million, netting in a nice profit.