Alcuni video documentari in inglese alla scoperta dell’Union Berlin, storica società calcistica tedesca con sede a Berlino, nel quartiere di Köpenick, importante esempio dal panorama europeo dell’impatto dei tifosi sulla vita del proprio club di calcio e sulla comunità locale(La Regola del 50% +1).


The Fans Who Literally Built Their Club: Union Berlin

Possibly the most committed fans in the world, Union fans built their stadium with their own hands, bled for the club when it was in need, and are rewarded with a club that is truly their own. An inspiration for football fans, and teams, everywhere. Via COPA90


FC Union Berlin: ‘A rebellious football club in a rebellious city’

BBC Sport’s Football Focus visits Bundesliga side FC Union Berlin, a “rebellious” football club from East Berlin with a special set of fans, playing their first season in Germany’s top flight 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Via BBC Sport.



Punks, Skinheads & Dissidents: A History of Union Berlin

Union Berlin’s promotion in May this year caused a global stir, as the Bundesliga prepared to welcome a team from the former East Berlin for the first time. Immediately, thoughts turned to what would be the Bundesliga’s first Berlin derby. Western neighbours Hertha immediately suggested that the fixture be played on November 9th, to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. But Union President Dirk Zingler had no desire to use the occasion as a publicity stunt. “To be honest, I don’t understand the request,” he said. “For me, it’s a derby – it stands for rivalry, for division. And [it stands for] football-based class conflict in the city.” Berlin’s history makes it a truly unique city, and Union’s makes it a truly unique club. Via Tifo Football

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