Welcome to the Dortmund London Fan Club community podcast, join us for a fan led journey to the heart of the ‘die Südtribüne‘, BVB‘s Yellow Wall, the South Terrace of 26,000 fans behind the goal, one of the world‘s biggest single stands and greatest football fan experiences. On each of the shows, we meet guests from BVB past and present, coaches, players, writers and fans, our aim is to bring the world of Borussia Dortmund to English-speaking audiences with insight, commitment and ’Echte Liebe’. Amongst our guests so far we have had TV Presenter Rapha Honigstein, former coach Bert van Marwijk, former players like Philipp Degen, Knut Reinhardt, Niclas Jensen, Bernd Klotz, Andre Bergdolmo, Sunday Oliseh, Christoph Zimmerman, Steffen Karl and Mayor of Dortmund Ulli Sierrau as well as England legend Tony Woodcock and Celtic supporters clubs president Joe O’Rourke. Please note we are not the official podcast of Borussia Dortmund, we are a podcast run by fans of the club and are not affiliated in any way to the football club in Dortmund. The official Borussia Dortmund podcast can be found at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/borussia-dortmund-podcast/id1503379263 If you would like more information on joining our 100% unofficial fan club of BVB in London, go to: Facebook.com/Borussiadortmundfanclubengland Thank you for checking out our show, please subscribe and share with your friends.
Monday Jun 14, 2021
Monday Jun 14, 2021
Thank you for your interest in the BvB London fan community podcast as every week the focus of the show will be on exploring a facet of Borussia Dortmund's life by talking to experts and former participants of the club's life.
People like players, fans and journalists who have covered the club and decision-makers and experts who know the world of all our club well.
The aim of the podcast is to make this wonderful football club more accessible to non-German speakers. The podcast may also be of interest to German football fans who want to learn or improve their English.
Bonus show with VFB Stuttgart centreforward Hamadi Al Ghaddioui.
Hamadi came through the BVB II academy at Hohenbuschei in the Dortmund suburb of Brackel. The now 30-year-old got off to a highly promising start in season 2016-17 scoring an impressive 19 goals in 33 matches.
His career then took the 1.93m striker to SC Verl and Sportfreunde Lotte in the third tier.
In season 18-19 Hamadi joined newly promoted Jahn Regensburg in the 2. Bundesliga where he scored 11 goals in 38 matches.
Since 2019/20 the 30-year-old, whose parents migrated to Germany from Morroco in the 1970s, has been a striker with 5-time Bundesliga champions VFB Stuttgart.
Since joining 'Die Schwaben' (The Swabians in German) as VFB are affectionately known by their fans, Al Ghaddioui has scored 8 goals in 31 matches.
The highlight of his career was scoring the 1-0 winning goal in front of 24,000 spectators against Hansa Rostock in the DFB Pokal first round in his first season in 18-19. Contents:
'I grew up playing 4 vs 4 on the street where I lived':
Growing up playing street football in Bonn, discovery and breakthrough with Bayer 04 Leverkusen. The life and rigours of being a professional player.
'My love for the English game started in 2003, that team were unbeatable':
Watching football in the stands at Dortmund's Westfalenstadion. A life-long love for a North London club and the English game. A special greeting to Borussia Dortmund London Fan Club members.
We hope you enjoy the show, remember to send us your comments, share the show with friends and to apply for tickets contact the club via the website which is borussiadortmundlondon.co.uk or join the London BvB community at our online group at Facebook.com/borussiadortmundfanclubengland.
During the season you can also come to watch a game at our meet-up Stammtisch at the Naughty Bar, just off Oxford Street, in Cleveland street central London.
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