The Football Mascot Index No.4: Junter, Borussia Monchengladbach

Ollie Irish

6th, January 2010



Name: Jünter the foal

Mascot of: Borussia Mönchengladbach, since 1965 – Jünter’s name and the number 10 on the back of his shirt are references to Günter Netzer, one of the greatest players in the club’s history

Distinguishing features: White mohican, big teeth, large cock


Jünter (a local dialect form of Günter) hit the headlines in 2005 when he was abused by Borussia’s then-goalkeeper Kasey Keller. The American recalls:

“When I picked him up I didn’t know how heavy he was going to be. It depended on what I could do to him. When I realised he wasn’t very heavy, I started spinning him around and smashing him.”

Foal abuse, not to be condoned.