Finding True Love in Dortmund

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If anyone knows the meaning of joy it’s got to be Borussia Dortmund supporters. The team motto is Echte Liebe or “True Love” and this is a club where love of the game flows through the veins of every player, club official and supporter.

With a roll call that includes eight German Championships, three German Cups and a famous European victory, the people of Dortmund have every right to feel proud of its history. Yet maybe the greatest joy in sport comes when a team battles adversity and emerges in triumph, which is just what this team has just done.

Jürgen Klopp has led a remarkable renaissance and, this year, Borussia Dortmund achieved the league and cup double, including a comprehensive 5-2 Cup Final victory. The smiles are well and truly back.

And the future looks brighter still. Marco Reus will return refreshed from his contribution to the national team’s performance and PUMA’s exciting new partnership with Borussia Dortmund has begun. You can see the relationship at work already, with the launch of the new kit, the latest interpretation of the team’s traditional yellow and black. Here’s to feeling the love in 2012/2013.