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Red Bull soccer teams around the world [2024]



  • Red Bull is one of the biggest brands in the world and has some of the best football (soccer) teams worldwide.


  • Red Bull Group shifted from Racing and other extreme sports to having some of the most famous soccer teams in the world


  • Some soccer teams owned by Redbull include RB Salzburg, RB Leipzig, New York Red Bulls and Brazilian team RB Bragantino.



The Company’s investment in football has been successful, from RB Salzburg in Austrian football to RB Bragantino of Brazil, taking South America by surprise.



FC Red Bull Salzburg

Founded: 1933, 2005 as RB

League: Austrian Bundesliga


Red Bull Salzburg is an Austrian professional football club based in the capital city of Salzburg. Formerly known as SV Austria Salzburg, the company officially bought over the ownership rights of the club in 2005.


The club is currently one of the biggest football clubs in the history of the sport in Austria.


Salzburg has been more consistent in the UEFA Champions League than any other Austrian team and has helped grow the country’s ranking. Top RB Salzburg products include Erling Haaland, Dominik Szobozlai, Hwang Hee-Chan, Patson Daka, etc.


League and Competitions

Red Bull Salzburg participates in various top-level competitions, domestic and international.

Australia Bundesliga: The league is contested by 12 teams.

Austrian Cup: Domestic knockout cup Competition.

Champions League/ Europa League: The club is the most consistent Austrian-based team in UEFA competitions.


New York Red Bulls


Founded: 1994, 2006 as NYRB

League: MLS


New York City RB, or simply NYRB, is a professional soccer club based in New York that competes in the Major League Soccer franchise.

It is currently the second most successful Red Bull-owned football team around. However, in terms of popularity and revenue, New York City RB has attracted more for Red Bull GmbH.


The club was established in October 1994 as the New York/New Jersey MetroStars. The team was officially sold to Red Bull GmbH in 2006.


NYRB is currently one of the most supported soccer clubs in Major League Soccer. The club has exported some top players to its European clubs, notably Tyler Adams, who plays for RB Leipzig in Germany.


Also Read: How to join New York Red Bulls Soccer Academy


League and Competitions

New York Red Bulls currently compete at the top level of soccer in the United States and CONCACAF Club Competitions.


Major League Soccer: The club competes in the MLS as a member of the Eastern Conference.

US Open Cup: The club competed in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, a United States domestic knockout cup competition.

CONCACAF club Competitions: The club also competes in CONCACAF club tournaments.

Also Read: MLS Power Rankings: All-time best teams in history

RB Leipzig

Founded: 2009

League: German Bundesliga


RB Leipzig is a professional football club based in Saxony that competes in the Bundesliga. The company bought SSV Markranstädt and began its quest for promotion to the German top flight.


From the NOFV-Oberliga Süd, the club began its quest for the top and followed without leaving any season behind until it reached the top flight.


In the club’s first season in the German top flight, the club secured a place in the UEFA Champions League after finishing runners and was leading the table at some point.


Leagues and Competitions

RB Leipzig plays in German top-level football competitions.


Bundesliga: The club plays in the German top flight, contested by 18 teams across the German federal state.

DFB-Pokal: The DFB-Pokal is the German domestic knockout cup Competition.


DFL-Supercup: It serves as a curtain-raiser for German football at the beginning of every season. RB Leipzig had played and lost in the final.


UEFA Champions League / Europa: The club has been consistent in the Champions League since its inaugural season in 2017–18.


Red Bull Bragantino


Founded: 1928; 2020 as RB

League: Campeonato Série A.


RB Bragantino, or simply Bragantino, is a professional football club in Brazil that competes in the Campeonato Série (national) and Campeonato Paulista Série A1 (São Paulo State League).


Following Red Bull’s failure to secure top-flight football with its original club, Red Bull Brasil, the company bought over ownership of Clube Atlético Bragantino in 2020.


The company’s partnership with Clube Atlético Bragantino existed in 2019; however, it was only limited to naming rights. In 2020, Bragantino began its new look in the Campeonato Série A as Red Bull Bragantino.


Leagues and Competitions

Campeonato Série A: A Brazilian national football league contested by 20 teams.

Campeonato Paulista Série A1: State of São Paulo league.

Copa do Brazil: Brazil’s national knockout cup competition.

CONCACAF Club Competitions

Finishing in the top seven positions at the end of the season would see Bragantino on the continent.


Red Bull Brasil

Founded: 2007

League: Campeonato Paulista Série A2 (São Paulo State League 2)


Currently, the team serve as a development team.

RB Brasil is a Brazilian professional football club based in Campinas that competes in the Campeonato Paulista Série A2, São Paulo second-tier state league.  The club was the company’s original idea and was all about taking over the soccer scene in Brazil.


However, it could not be actualised, which led to its decision to acquire Atlético Bragantino. The club remains active as a development side for RB Bragantino of the Campeonato Série A.


FC Liefering GmbH

(Currently reserve team for RB Salzburg)



RB Salzburg is currently one of the most supported football clubs in Austrian football. The club’s performance in the UEFA Champions League has also attracted interest from the international community.


United States

New York RB is currently the third most supported soccer club in the United States.


Brazil and South America

Bragantino is gradually gaining the Brazilian football community and other South American followers.



Despite leaving with a new side in the German soccer division, RB Leipzig’s follower count has increased over the years in Germany.

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