In the seventies under coach Hennes Weisweiler the young Borussia side displayed an offensive minded philosophy and powerful play that attracted fans from all over Germany. The team matched Bayern's prior achievement with three consecutive German titles of their own from 1975 to 1977

And in Europe they were among the elite. M'gladbach lost in the 1977 European Cup final, 3-1 to Liverpool, but also made four appearances in UEFA Cup finals in this period, with wins in 1975 and 1979 against losses in 1973 and 1980

The club's spectacular run had come to an end with eight trophies to their credit, and although they would continue to be competitive for many years, success would be much harder to come by