The echoes of past triumphs resonating, East German football clubs still vividly remember their glorious days before the fall of the Berlin Wall. They once regularly graced the stages of European cup finals and amassed championships, now, 33 years after the German reunification, the traditional teams from the East find themselves in the bottom divisions of German football.
Once a thriving symbol of ambition, pride and promise, the story of Hertha BSC in recent years is one to delve further into. The club, who once proudly represented the capital city of Berlin, found itself dwindled in a cycle of mediocrity and chaos. Together with local photographer and Hertha fan, Kasimir Weichert, this article tells a story of mismanagement, failed investments, frustration, traditions and a fan base, which has never been more united after suffering from years of let downs and disappointments.
In a visual timeline, The Game magazine laid eyes on the history and development of the rising German Bundesliga Club Union Berlin, starting from the 90s.
With one week left until the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, we are looking at some highlights from the past.
IMAGO’s picture desk sports coverage this week – The German football Bundesliga, tennis WTA and ATP finals, the World Gymnastics Championships, the MLB Baseball World Series, and more.