The last minutes before the long-awaited first League-the rise of the 1. FC Union Berlin could no longer stand by and watch Dirk Zingler from the stands. Instead, the club President followed the final whistle at the 0:0 against VfB Stuttgart in an unfamiliar place. “My wife was in the ladies’ room, I was in the men’s room,” said the longtime boss of the football club from Köpenick on Monday evening. “And then we met in front of it.”

Zingler: ‘ve waited 40 years for this Moment

Also, after the first celebrations Zingler could hardly believe his luck. “I have waited 40 years for this day. But if it is, then, to the extent that, it feels weird,” said the businessman stirred. Zingler leads the Club since 2004, as President and experienced his first time in this function, it is also a season in the top League. “This is surreal, I can’t believe it at all,” he said. After the 2:2 in the first leg, Union filed a goalless draw in the second duel with the League-third from Stuttgart to ascension to the upper house.


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