Babbel Working Wonders At The Berliners

Posted on December 5, 2011

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The capital of Germany has been starved of Bundesliga success for some time with most of the triumphs appearing in cities such as Munich, Bremen or Dortmund. In fact, it has been just over 70 years since a club from Berlin were crowned German champions, and it came in an era where the Blue & White half of the city were one of the finest sides in the country.

In the early years of the German championship, it was BFC Viktoria Berlin – now of the Oberliga Nord – who won the title on two occasions and even confirmed their 1894 crown in 2007 with a rather controversial re-match with another amateur team, Hanau. But in the late 1920s, Hertha BSC lost the final of the German championship four years in a row before finally securing their first title victory against Holstein Kiel in 1930 and then 1860 Munich in 1931.

Read the full article on SB Nation: http://www.sbnation.com/soccer/2011/12/5/2609881/hertha-berlin-bsc-bundesliga-germany

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