Borussia Dortmund announced on Thursday that they will be launching a women’s team from the 2021-22 season.
The Dortmund women’s team will start as non-professional in the Kreisliga B – the eighth tier of German women’s football.
The German football giants were the only remaining team among the top 16 men’s sides in Europe without a women’s team.
Dortmund managing director Carsten Cramer says the plan is to start from the bottom as they will not acquire the licence of another professional club – instead, they will develop women’s football within the club.
The club’s goal is to develop women’s football step by step with the aim of competing in the Bundesliga, the highest level in 10 years.
“The women’s football team will therefore start in the lowest league and will hopefully play at a high level within a decade if possible,” he said.
“Everything we do at BVB has to be intense, emotional and ambitious. We do not settle for recreational sports and will strive for professional conditions in this area as well.
“It is our mission to strengthen women’s football in Dortmund on a broader basis, but this also includes imposing some self-restraint here or there. We will share the details as soon as they have been finalised,” concluded Cramer.
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