BV. Borussia 09 e.V. Dortmund welcomed its 150,000th club member to the home match against Hertha BSC! Worldwide, BVB is surpassed by only three other teams in the list of clubs with high membership numbers.
Only Bayern Munich (around 285,000 members) and the two Lisbon clubs "Sport Lisboa e Benfica", with around 185,000 members, as well as Sporting Clube de Portugal (around 160,000; true in each case at the end of 2016; source: wikipedia) are bigger still than Borussia Dortmund, which greeted its 150,000th member today, Detlef Steputat.
"We are very proud of this development", clarified Treasurer Dr. Reinhold Lunow speaking at the edge of the honour's bestowal, which took place in front of 80,000 spectators in the Signal Iduna Park.
Detlef Steputat comes from Schalksmühle in Sauerland and has been "a BVB fan for a good 20 years, but I only make it to the stadium sporadically, as I am heavily involved with my family". The 53 year old explained his decision to take up membership as follows: "Because I love the club and family celebrations. Is there anything better than a family celebration with more than 80,000 people?"
No, of course not! (br)