RB Leipzig has taken German Bundesliga by storm and sit second at 48 points and trail leaders FC Bayern Munich by five points. Many clubs in Germany have been questioning the club’s status after they leapfrogged Hamburg, Wolfsburg, Borussia Dortmund, Bayer04 Leverkusen and Borussia Monchengladbach and are poised on making a quest for European football in their maiden season.

Like many clubs, RB Leipzig started small and passed through various divisions before coming out to feature in the Bundesliga. Every town or city has a team that serves as a tool or symbol. Aside Milan being regarded as the fashion city of the world, it has been symbolized by A.C. Milan and Internazionale Milano.

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#The City of Madrid has Real and Atletico whiles London has Chelsea FC, Arsenal FC, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham among a handful of clubs. In Germany, Munich rose to fame because of FC Bayern with Bremen achieving the same feet with the performances of Werder. Hamburg was a known city in the world but HSV’s European Cup success in 1983 brought the city to the forefront of famous European cities.

Teams that criticize Leipzig’s approach started in the same way before investments made them the clubs they are today. Football has become synonymous with financial muscle and fans of criticizing teams should bow their heads down in shame because they are afraid of competition.

RB Leipzig is showing Millennial’s how traditional clubs are formed

If Manchester United buys Pogba for 89.3 million pounds, Real Madrid breaks the transfer record five times in the millennium with the purchases of Luis Figo, Zinedine Zidane, Ricardo Kaka, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, Juventus splash 90 million euros on Gonzalo Higuain, Barcelona buys Luis Suarez for 88 million euros and Bayern Munich pays 40 million euros for Javi Martinez, they are hailed as teams with vision.

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When RB Leipzig purchases youngsters for amounts between 10 and 30 million euros they are seen as challengers and an evil club backed by the financial prowess of Red Bull. They are not seen as a team that has sought out for a level bargaining field and can compete fair and square in the transfer market.

RB Leipzig is a symbol of dedication and determination

Few investors would risk the pain of starting at the last point of any leagues division and successfully climbing to the status RB Leipzig now finds itself.

Instead of booing them, teams and fans must respect them. Juventus invested heavily after the Calciopoli scandal that hit Italian football in 2006. The championship winning side of Wolfsburg was down to the financial backing Volkswagen. Premier league clubs Chelsea and Manchester City needed foreigners to re-invent themselves.

The organization and its various divisions should be respected for the name it has brought to Leipzig as well as the economic gains it has brought to the city.

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As the saying go “culture changes but tradition goes on”. The tradition of football is money and if you have the money to buy players you are at the top and in a league of your own. This surely put RB Leipzig on the path towards becoming a traditional club because they are going to be the team to beat in the coming years. #German Bundesliga