Borussia Dortmund Best Players of All Time

Andrew Kovacs

Borussia Dortmund is one of the most successful and popular football clubs in Germany. It’s based in the city of Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, where it has been since 1909. The club is best known for its men’s professional football team which competes in both domestic and international competitions including Bundesliga (German top division) and UEFA Champions League. They have won numerous prestigious titles throughout their history such as eight German Championships, five DFB cups, four UEFA Europa Leagues etc., making them one of the most successful teams in European Football today. With an estimated 80 million supporters worldwide Borussia Dortmund are well loved by many fans across Europe who cheer on their beloved BVB each week at Signal Iduna Park (their home ground).

Table of Contents

1. Mats Hummels


Mats Hummels Career

  • 1995–2006: Bayern Munich
  • 2006–2007: Bayern Munich II
  • 2007–2009: Bayern Munich
  • 2008–2009: → Borussia Dortmund (loan)
  • 2009–2016: Borussia Dortmund
  • 2016–2019: Bayern Munich
  • 2019–: Borussia Dortmund
  • 2007: Germany U20
  • 2007–2010: Germany U21
  • 2010–: Germany

Mats Hummels is a Germany international centre-back who currently plays for Borussia Dortmund. Hummels began his career with Bayern Munich, making 42 appearances between 2006 and 2007 before joining Borussia Dortmund on loan in 2008.

He made 212 appearances for Dortmund over the following 19 years, winning both the Bundesliga and DFB Cup twice each during that time. In 2016, he joined Juventus as part of a €35 million deal but was released after just one season due to injury problems.

Since then, Hummels has been out of action until recently when he signed with West Ham United in July 2018. He will be available for selection once again at BVB ahead of their UEFA Champions League second leg against AS Monaco on Wednesday night.

Mats Hummels is a world-class defender and one of the most popular players at Bayern Munich.

He has represented his country on numerous occasions, including winning the World Cup in 2014. Hummels started out playing for Germany's youth teams, before making his international debut in 2007. 

Since then he has been a mainstay in the side, helping them to victory at UEFA Euro 2012 and 2014 FIFA World Cup tournaments. 

Hummels is known for being an aggressive player who loves putting opponents under pressure, which makes him difficult to beat even when he isn't scoring goals himself.

In 2019, Mats Hummels joined Borussia Dortmund after spending seven seasons with Bayern Munich - where he won three Bundesliga titles and two DFB Pokals (German Cups). 

His arrival at Dortmund was met with mixed reactions from fans due to his departure from one of German football's biggest clubs but overall it seems that everyone is happy about the move. 

Although 31 years old now, there are still rumours linking Mats Hummel with moves to bigger clubs such as Manchester United or Barcelona - so we'll just have to wait and see what happens next.

Also Played For: germany

2. Marco Reus


Marco Reus Career

  • 1994–1996: Post SV Dortmund
  • 1996–2006: Borussia Dortmund
  • 2006–2007: Rot Weiss Ahlen II
  • 2007–2009: Rot Weiss Ahlen
  • 2009–2012: Borussia Mönchengladbach
  • 2012: Borussia Dortmund
  • 2009: Germany U21
  • 2011: Germany

Marco Reus is a German attacking midfielder who has played for Borussia Dortmund since 2006. 

He started his career at Post SV Dortmund and then moved to Borussia Dortmund in 1996, where he has made over 230 appearances and won three Bundesliga titles, as well as the DFB-Pokal twice.

Marco Reus was nominated for the 2009–10 season's Bundesliga player of the year award but lost out to Franck Ribéry. In September 2014, Marco Reus announced that he would be leaving Borussia Dortmund at the end of that season after nine years with the club.

After being linked with a move to Barcelona, Manchester United and Chelsea, Reus signed for Bayern Munich on 1 July 2017. On 30 May 2019, it was announced that he had rejoined BVB on a two-year contract Senior competitive information shown.

Also Played For: borussia mönchengladbach

3. Matthias Sammer

Matthias Sammer Career

  • 1976–1985: Dynamo Dresden
  • 1985–1990: Dynamo Dresden
  • 1990–1992: VfB Stuttgart
  • 1992–1993: Inter Milan
  • 1993–1998: Borussia Dortmund
  • 1986–1990: East Germany
  • 1990–1997: Germany
  • 2000–2004: Borussia Dortmund
  • 2004–2005: VfB Stuttgart

Matthias Sammer is one of the most successful German footballers of all time. He played for Dynamo Dresden, VfB Stuttgart and Borussia Dortmund in his career and was capped 82 times by Germany.

Matthias Sammer started his professional career at Dynamo Dresden before moving to VfB Stuttgart two years later. He made a total of 63 appearances for them over two seasons before joining Inter Milan.

After just 11 appearances with Inter Milan, he moved to Borussia Dortmund where he would spend the next 12 seasons overall making 115 apps (21 goals). 

Matthias Sammer retired from playing in 1998 after helping Borussia Dortmund win three straight Bundesliga titles as well as the Champions League in 1997/98 season.

Since retiring from football, Matthias Sammer has been involved with several roles within German football including being manager.

Bayer Leverkusen between 2006-2008 and head coach at Wolfsburg between 2009-2011 before taking up his current role as sporting director at Bayern Munich.

4. Roman Weidenfeller


Roman Weidenfeller Career

  • 1985–1996: Sportfreunde Eisbachtal
  • 1996–1998: 1. FC Kaiserslautern
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1998–2002: 1. FC Kaiserslautern: 6: (0)
  • 2002–2018: Borussia Dortmund: 349: (0)
  • Total: : 355: (0)
  • 1999–2001: Germany U21: 3: (0)
  • 2005: Germany B: 1: (0)
  • 2013–2015: Germany: 5: (0)

Roman Weidenfeller is a German goalkeeper who has played for Borussia Dortmund since 2002. He was born in Diez, West Germany in 1980 and started his career with Sportfreunde Eisbachtal before moving to 1.

FC Kaiserslautern in 1998. In 2002, he joined Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund where he has remained ever since, making 355 appearances and counting. 

Weidenfeller is known for his calmness under pressure and reliability as a goalkeeper - something that has helped him secure several trophies during his time at BVB including the DFB-Pokal (German Cup) two times and the UEFA Champions League once.

He will be 41 years old this coming summer and may well retire from playing professionally after 18 seasons with one of Europe's biggest clubs - an accomplishment that should not be taken lightly.

5. Erling Haaland


Erling Haaland Career

  • 2005–2016: Bryne
  • 2015–2016: Bryne 2
  • 2016–2017: Bryne
  • 2017: Molde 2
  • 2017–2019: Molde
  • 2019–2020: Red Bull Salzburg
  • 2020–2022: Borussia Dortmund
  • 2022: Manchester City
  • 2015: Norway U15
  • 2016: Norway U16
  • 2017: Norway U17
  • 2017: Norway U18
  • 2018: Norway U19
  • 2019: Norway U20
  • 2018: Norway U21
  • 2019: Norway

Erling Braut Haaland is a professional footballer who plays as a striker for Manchester City. Haaland was born in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England on 21 July 2000 and started playing football at the age of seven with Bryne Boys Club.

He made his senior debut for Bryne in 2016 and signed for Manchester City in 2019. 

Haaland has represented Norway at the youth level, making five appearances between 2015 and 2017 before being called up to the full national team in 2018.

Erling Haaland is a Norwegian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Molde and the Norway national team. He made his debut for Molde in 2014 and has since played 146 league games and 21 internationals. 

In May 2019, he was named in Norway's squad for the World Cup qualification campaign. Erling Haaland helped Molde win the 2017 Norwegian Premier League championship, and reached the Europa League group stage in 2018–19 with Manchester City. 

He was born on 7 February 1995 in Drammen to parents Tor-Erik Haaland and Liv Marit Sandviken, both of whom are footballers themselves.

Father Tor-Erik also played internationally for Norway between 1992–94 while mother Liv represented Iceland at the youth level before switching allegiances to her country of birth.

6. Michael Zorc


Michael Zorc Career

  • 1969–1978: TuS Eving-Lindenhorst
  • 1978–1981: Borussia Dortmund
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1981–1998: Borussia Dortmund: 463: (131)
  • 1982–1983: West Germany U21: 2: (0)
  • 1986: West Germany B: 1: (0)
  • 1987–1988: West Germany Olympic: 5: (0)
  • 1992–1993: Germany: 7: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Michael Zorc was born in Dortmund, West Germany in 1962. He progressed through the youth ranks at Borussia Mönchengladbach before joining Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt in 1984.

After three seasons with Frankfurt, he joined Bayern Munich during their 1987–88 season and made over 200 appearances for them over a six-year period. In 1996, he moved to Schalke 04 where he spent two seasons before retiring from playing football professionally at the age of 34 due to injury.

Following his retirement as a footballer, Michael worked as assistant coach of Hannover 96 between 2001 and 2003 and then became head coach of 1860 München until 2007 when he left the club to take up a coaching position with Borussia Dortmund again.[1] 

On 8 October 2014 it was announced that Zorc would become vice president of global sports marketing company Sportfive,[2] also taking on an advisory role within BVB's academy[ citation needed.

7. Jürgen Kohler

Jürgen Kohler Career

  • 1975–1981: TB Jahn Lambsheim
  • 1982–1983: Waldhof Mannheim
  • 1983–1987: Waldhof Mannheim
  • 1987–1989: 1. FC Köln
  • 1989–1991: Bayern Munich
  • 1991–1995: Juventus
  • 1995–2002: Borussia Dortmund
  • 1983–1984: West Germany U-18
  • 1985–1987: West Germany U-21
  • 1986–1998: Germany
  • 2002–2003: Germany U-21
  • 2005–2006: MSV Duisburg
  • 2008: VfR Aalen
  • 2012: Bonner SC U-19
  • 2013–2015: SpVgg EGC Wirges
  • 2015–2016: SC Hauenstein[1]
  • 2016–2017: VfL Alfter
  • 2018–: Viktoria Köln U19
  • 2019: Viktoria Köln (caretaker)

Kohler began his career in the Bundesliga with 1. FC Köln, and later spent time at Bayern Munich before joining Juventus. He made 191 appearances for Borussia Dortmund before retiring in 2002.

Kohler won two German titles during his time at Bayern Munich and Juve, as well as a UEFA Cup with Dortmund. He is currently manager of Viktoria Köln's U19 team. 

Kohler has also represented Germany on several occasions, most notably at the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000 where he played 10 times each.

A strong defender who was known for his aerial ability, Jürgen Kohler is one of German football's all-time greats Kohler played football for Germany at all levels, from U-18 to the senior team. 

He spent time as manager of various youth teams before taking over as boss of MSV Duisburg in 2005. Kohler then had a successful two years with VfR Aalen before being appointed head coach of SC Hauenstein in 2016.

In his first season with Hauenstein, they finished second in the Regionaliga West and qualified for the German Cup where they were knocked out by FC Augsburg in the semi-finals. 

Kohler left Hauenstein after just one year to take charge of Viktoria Köln - who are currently bottom of Bundesliga 2 - on a caretaker basis this season.

Also Played For: fc koln

8. Robert Lewandowski


Robert Lewandowski Career

  • 1996–1997: Partyzant Leszno
  • 1997–2004: MKS Varsovia Warsaw
  • 2005: Delta Warsaw
  • 2005–2006: Legia Warsaw II
  • 2006–2007: Znicz Pruszków II
  • 2006–2008: Znicz Pruszków
  • 2008–2010: Lech Poznań
  • 2010–2014: Borussia Dortmund
  • 2014–2022: Bayern Munich
  • 2022: Barcelona
  • 2007: Poland U19
  • 2008: Poland U21
  • 2008: Poland

Robert Lewandowski is a Polish professional footballer who plays as a striker for Spanish club Barcelona. He began his career with Delta Warsaw, before joining Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund in 2005.

In 2010, he signed for Bayern Munich and helped the team clinch the Bundesliga title that season. After one year at Madrid-based Real Madrid, Lewandowski rejoined Bayern Munich on a long-term deal in 2013.

He has won three consecutive La Liga titles with Barcelona (2014–16), as well as two Champions League crowns (2015 and 2017). 

 Having scored over 250 goals in all competitions during his career, Lewandowski is considered to be one of the best strikers of his generation, and was named by Pelé as one of the 100 greatest living footballers in 2016.

On 6 March 2019, he announced his retirement from professional football due to an injury sustained earlier that month against Atlético Madrid.

Robert Lewandowski is a world-class striker who has scored many goals for clubs like Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich. He was born in Poland but plays for the German national team, which he helped win the 2014 World Cup. 

Lewandowski is one of the best strikers in Europe and will be an important player for Barcelona when they join La Liga next season.

9. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang


Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Career

  • 1995–1997: ASL L'Huisserie
  • 1997–1998: Nice
  • 1998–2001: Laval
  • 2001–2007: Bastia
  • 2007–2008: AC Milan
  • 2008–2011: AC Milan
  • 2008–2009: Dijon (loan)
  • 2009–2010: Lille (loan)
  • 2010–2011: Monaco (loan)
  • 2011–2013: Saint-Étienne
  • 2011: Saint-Étienne II
  • 2013–2018: Borussia Dortmund
  • 2018–2022: Arsenal
  • 2022: Barcelona
  • 2022: Chelsea
  • 2009: France U21
  • 2009–2012: Gabon U23
  • 2009–2022: Gabon
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 23:19, 5 January 2023 (UTC)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a French professional footballer who plays as a striker for English club Chelsea. Aubameyang started his career with hometown club ASL L'Huisserie, before moving to Nice in 1998.

He made over 200 appearances for the club before joining Bastia in 2001. In 2007, Aubameyang joined Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund and helped them win the German Cup in 2013 and the Bundesliga title in 2014.

After two seasons at Dortmund, he transferred to Arsenal where he has since scored 129 goals in 266 appearances.

On 28 January 2018, it was announced that Aubameyang had completed his transfer from Borussia Dortmund to Premier League champions Chelsea on a reported fee of £56 million.[6] Pierre-Emerick Aubameakia was born on 18 June 1989 in Laval, France.

He began playing football at an early age with local team ASL L’Huisserie before transferring to Nice after making just one appearance for Laval's first team during the 1997–98 season. 

Upon arrival atNice , Aubambeyang became embroiled within controversy after being accused of rape by an ex-teammate. The charge eventually led him into exile overseas for six months while continuing his footballing career.

Aubambeyanga would later return home to play for Bastia (2001), Lyon (2002) then back abroad once more this time joining Borussia Dortmund(2007). 

While with BVB;s reserves he played against Manchester Unitedin what turned out to be their last competitive fixture prior To signing wit arsenal - which happened on 31 August 2017.

Also Played For: as saint-Étienne, gabon

10. Jadon Sancho


Jadon Sancho Career

  • 2007–2015: Watford
  • 2015–2017: Manchester City
  • 2017: Borussia Dortmund II
  • 2017–2021: Borussia Dortmund
  • 2021: Manchester United
  • 2015–2016: England U16
  • 2016–2017: England U17
  • 2017–2018: England U19
  • 2018: England

Jadon Sancho is a young English winger who signed for Manchester United in July 2019. Jadon Sancho started his career at Watford, where he made over 100 appearances and scored 38 goals between 2015 and 2017.

In 2017, he moved to German side Borussia Dortmund II, scoring three times in the Bundesliga before signing for Manchester United in July 2019. 

Jadon Sancho has pace and an excellent dribbling ability which make him dangerous on the wings; however, it will be interesting to see how he fares playing under manager Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford.

Jadon Sancho is a young English footballer who has been highly touted by many as one of the best prospects in Europe. Jadon began his career with Manchester City but was loaned out to Borussia Dortmund for the 2017-2018 season. 

He quickly made an impact at Dortmund and helped them win the Bundesliga title that year. Jadon subsequently signed with England's Premier League team, Manchester United, in June 2018 and made his debut shortly thereafter against Chelsea.

He has since established himself as a regular starter for United and has contributed significantly to their success over the past two years. 

Jadon is known for his speed and dribbling ability; these skills have seen him score goals both from close range and further out on the pitch. 

His strong playmaking abilities have also earned him plaudits from pundits across Europe, who believe he has all the potential to become one of the greatest players ever born in England or abroad.

With several high-profile clubs reportedly interested in signing him next summer, it will be interesting to see what else Jadon can achieve during his time at Manchester United.

11. Lars Ricken


Lars Ricken Career

  • 1982–1986: TuS Eving-Lindenhorst
  • 1986–1990: Eintracht Dortmund
  • 1990–1993: Borussia Dortmund
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1993–2007: Borussia Dortmund: 301: (49)
  • 2007–2009: Borussia Dortmund II: 39: (8)
  • Total: : 340: (57)
  • 1995–1998: Germany U21: 17: (8)
  • 1997–2002: Germany: 16: (1)

Lars Ricken is a German football midfielder who currently plays for Borussia Dortmund. He has also played for Eintracht Dortmund, and TuS Eving-Lindenhorst in his youth career.

Despite being born in West Germany, Ricken spent most of his youth career playing for East German side TuS Eving-Lindenhorst before joining Bundesliga side Bremen in 1990. 

After failing to make an impact at Bremen, he moved back to Dortmund where he made 81 appearances over the next two seasons before retiring from professional football aged 26 due to injury.

In 2006, Ricken rejoined former club Dortmund as their Youth Coordinator and helped develop many young players into first team regulars including current captain Mats Hummels and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. 

Lars Ricken was part of the Germany national team that reached the semi finals of Euro 2008 but they were later beaten by Spain on penalties following a 0–0 draw after extra time; this marked his only appearance at the international level. 

At club level, he won three league titles (1997–98 with Dortmund; 2004–05 with Bayern Munich; 2013–14 with Borussia Dortmund) and one DFB Pokal (2004).

He also won two UEFA Champions League trophies (2007 with Bayern Munich; 2013 with Borstadt dortmund), five DFL Supercup trophies (2006/07/08/09/10withBorussia Mönchengladbach), three Intertoto. 

Cup trophies (1996/97withEintracht Frankfurt am Main 1999with Paderborn 07and 2002with Hertha Berlin) as well as eight caps for the German national team between 1997 and 2007 without scoring any goals.

12. Andreas Möller

Andreas Möller Career

  • 1973–1981: BSC Schwarz-Weiß 1919 Frankfurt
  • 1981–1985: Eintracht Frankfurt
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1985–1987: Eintracht Frankfurt: 35: (5)
  • 1988–1990: Borussia Dortmund: 75: (24)
  • 1990–1992: Eintracht Frankfurt: 69: (28)
  • 1992–1994: Juventus: 56: (19)
  • 1994–2000: Borussia Dortmund: 153: (47)
  • 2000–2003: Schalke 04: 86: (6)
  • 2003–2004: Eintracht Frankfurt: 11: (0)
  • Total: : 485: (129)
  • 1988–1990: West Germany U-21: 4: (2)
  • 1988–1999: Germany: 85: (29)
  • 2007–2008: Viktoria Aschaffenburg
  • 2015–2017: Hungary (assistant)

Andreas Möller is a German football player who has played for Juventus and Borussia Dortmund. He was born on September 2nd, 1967 in Frankfurt, West Germany.

Andreas Möller started his career with BSC Schwarz-Weiß 1919 Frankfurt before signing for Eintracht Frankfurt in 1981. In 1985, he joined Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund where he made 153 appearances over the course of five seasons.

After leaving Dortmund in 2000, he had spells at Juve and then Bayer Leverkusen before retiring from professional football in 2004 due to injury aged 35 years old Andreas Möller is a former German international footballer who played as a midfielder.

He made his professional debut with Schalke 04 in 2000 and went on to play for Eintracht Frankfurt, Viktoria Aschaffenburg, and Hungary over the next few years. Andreas Möller represented Germany at both the FIFA World Cup (1990) and UEFA Euro (1996).

After retiring from football in 2004, he began working as an assistant manager with Hungarian club Vasas SC before taking up the same position with Bundesliga side Hamburger SV in 2007. In 2015, he was appointed head coach of Hungary but resigned after just one month due to personal reasons.

13. Manfred Burgsmüller


  • –1967: VfB Recklinghausen
  • 1967–1968: Rot-Weiss Essen
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1968–1971: Rot-Weiss Essen: 12: (0)
  • 1971–1974: Bayer Uerdingen: 101: (80)
  • 1974–1976: Rot-Weiss Essen: 64: (32)
  • 1976: Bayer Uerdingen: 7: (1)
  • 1976–1983: Borussia Dortmund: 224: (135)
  • 1983–1984: 1. FC Nürnberg: 34: (12)
  • 1984–1985: Rot-Weiß Oberhausen: 50: (36)
  • 1985–1990: Werder Bremen: 115: (34)
  • Total: : 607: (330)
  • 1975–1978: West Germany B: 8: (8)
  • 1977–1978: West Germany: 3: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Manfred Burgsmüller was a German striker who played in the Bundesliga for Rot-Weiss Essen and VfB Recklinghausen. He made his professional debut with VfB Recklinghausen in 1967, and went on to make over 250 appearances for the club before moving to Rot-Weiss Essen in 1978.

Burgsmüller won two league titles with Rot-Weiss, as well as being runner up twice more during his time there. In 1981 he moved to Borussia Mönchengladbach, where he spent three seasons before retiring at the end of 1985–86 season. 

Manfred Burgsmüller later worked as a football coach at various clubs including FC Schalke 04, Arminia Bielefeld and 1 FC Köln among others; he passed away aged 69 in May 2019 after a long battle with cancer Burgsmüller was a prolific goalscorer in the Bundesliga, winning three league titles with Borussia Dortmund.

He also won two German Cups and one European Cup with Dortmund. After leaving BVB, Burgsmüller went on to play for Werder Bremen and Rot-Weiss Oberhausen before retiring in 1990 at the age of 34.

14. Stefan Reuter

Stefan Reuter Career

  • 1971–1982: TSV 1860 Dinkelsbühl
  • 1982–1984: 1. FC Nürnberg
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1984–1988: 1. FC Nürnberg: 125: (13)
  • 1988–1991: Bayern Munich: 95: (4)
  • 1991–1992: Juventus: 28: (0)
  • 1992–2004: Borussia Dortmund: 307: (11)
  • Total: : 545: (28)
  • 1985: West Germany U-18: :
  • 1987–1998: Germany: 69: (2)

Stefan Reuter is a German football defender who played for Bayern Munich and Juventus. He was born in 1966 in Dinkelsbühl, West Germany and started his career with TSV 1860 Dinkelsbühl before joining 1.

FC Nürnberg in 1984. After two seasons at Bayern Munich he moved to Juventus where he made 28 appearances over two years before returning to Bavaria in 1992 to play for Bayern again until 1994 when he joined Dutch side Feyenoord Rotterdam.

Returning once more to Italy, Reuter spent three seasons at Parma from 1997-2000 before retiring from playing professionally at the end of the 2000–01 season after making 111 appearances in total throughout his career including 11 UEFA Champions League matches.

Since retirement, Stefan has been coaching both as manager of FC Augsburg's U19 team as well as their reserve team[1].

15. Stéphane Chapuisat

Stéphane Chapuisat Career

  • 1978–1980: Red Star Zürich
  • 1980–1985: Lausanne
  • 1985–1986: Malley
  • 1986–1987: Malley
  • 1987–1990: Lausanne
  • 1991: Bayer Uerdingen
  • 1991–1999: Borussia Dortmund
  • 1999–2002: Grasshoppers
  • 2002–2005: Young Boys
  • 2005–2006: Lausanne
  • 1989–2004: Switzerland
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Stéphane Chapuisat started his career at Red Star Zürich in 1978. He made his international debut for Switzerland in a 1985 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Liechtenstein, scoring the opening goal of a 3-1 victory.

Over the course of 14 years and 177 official matches, Chapuisat scored 68 goals, including 27 during UEFA Euro 2000 qualifying which saw him earn his first major honour as Switzerland reached the tournament finals – they were eventual runners-up to France.

In May 2006, Chapuisat announced his retirement from professional football after playing for FC Sion since 2004; he subsequently took up coaching duties with that club's youth teams until March 2014 when he was appointed assistant manager to Christian Streich at SC Freiburg.

Stéphane is married and has two children; following his retirement from football he became involved in tennis coaching and managed Swiss player Florian Mayer’s ATP Challenger Tour team between December 2015 and January 2016 (winning one title).

Also Played For: switzerland football team

16. Łukasz Piszczek


Łukasz Piszczek Career

  • 1992–2001: Goczałkowice-Zdrój
  • 2001–2004: Gwarek Zabrze
  • 2004–2010: Hertha BSC
  • 2004–2007: Zagłębie Lubin (loan)
  • 2010–2021: Borussia Dortmund
  • 2021: Goczałkowice-Zdrój
  • 2003–2005: Poland U19
  • 2005: Poland U21
  • 2007–2019: Poland
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 20:30, 27 November 2021 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 19 November 2019

Piszczek is a Polish international footballer who currently plays for Goczałkowice-Zdrój in the Polish Second Division. He began his career at Ruch Chorzów, before moving to Borussia Dortmund in 2010.

There he won two Bundesliga titles and the Champions League in 2013/14. In 2016, he signed with Tottenham Hotspur but only made one appearance before being loaned back to Dortmund the following season.

He announced his retirement from professional football after making just four appearances for Spurs during the 2018–19 campaign due to injury problems. 

Piszczek has represented Poland at various levels, including 36 times senior level and 10 times under 21s.

On 8 February 2020, he scored an 89th-minute equaliser against Portugal which ensured that Poland qualified for Euro 2020 as Group C winners.

[3] Piszczek was born on 3 June 1985 in Czechowice-Dziedziece,[4][5] near Tarnobrzych, where his father worked as a carpenter[8].

Growing up, Łukasz played football with local side Zdrowiec Wielkopolski before signing schoolboy forms with Ruch Chorzów.[9] 

He joined Borussia Dortmund's youth system shortly after graduating from high school and made his debut for the first team on 15 October 2004 against Werder Bremen II coming on as a substitute for Stefan Kuntze.

However it would be another year until he started playing regularly again having been hampered by ankle ligament injuries sustained early into 2005.

Also Played For: poland national football team, polish soccer league

17. Mario Götze


Mario Götze Career

  • 1995–1998: SC Ronsberg
  • 1998–2001: FC Eintracht Hombruch
  • 2001–2009: Borussia Dortmund
  • 2009–2013: Borussia Dortmund
  • 2013–2016: Bayern Munich
  • 2016–2020: Borussia Dortmund
  • 2020–2022: PSV Eindhoven
  • 2022–: Eintracht Frankfurt
  • 2007: Germany U15
  • 2007–2008: Germany U16
  • 2008–2009: Germany U17
  • 2009: Germany U21
  • 2010–: Germany

Mario Götze is a German attacking midfielder who currently plays for Eintracht Frankfurt. Götze started his career with SC Ronsberg before moving to FC Eintracht Hombruch in 2001.

He joined Borussia Dortmund in 2009, and made over 100 appearances for the club before joining Bayern Munich in 2013. Götze has been capped 37 times by Germany and was part of their 2011 World Cupwinning squad.

In 2016 he left Bayern Munich to join Eintracht Frankfurt on a free transfer Mario Götze is a midfielder for Borussia Dortmund and has represented Germany at the FIFA World Cup, UEFA European Championship, and EURO U-17 Championships.

He was born in 1993 in Gelsenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia and started playing football with local teams before joining Bayern Munich's youth academy when he was just 14 years old. 

After impressing during his time at Bayern Munich's reserve team, Götze moved to Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund in 2013 for an estimated €37 million (£31 million).

His performances for BVB have seen him named German Footballer of the Year on three occasions - including back-to-back honours in 2015 and 2016 - as well as being runner up for the Ballon d'Or twice (in 2014 and 2017). 

In total, Götze has made over 175 appearances for Germany across all levels of competition.

18. Karl-Heinz Riedle

Karl-Heinz Riedle Career

  • : TSV Ellhofen
  • : SV Weiler
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1983–1986: FC Augsburg: 80: (31)
  • 1986–1987: Blau-Weiß Berlin: 34: (10)
  • 1987–1990: Werder Bremen: 86: (38)
  • 1990–1993: Lazio: 84: (30)
  • 1993–1997: Borussia Dortmund: 87: (24)
  • 1997–1999: Liverpool: 60: (11)
  • 1999–2001: Fulham: 34: (6)
  • Total: : 465: (150)
  • 1986–1987: West Germany U21: 4: (1)
  • 1988: West Germany Olympic: 1: (0)
  • 1988–1994: Germany: 42: (16)
  • 2000: Fulham

Karl-Heinz Riedle is a German former professional footballer who played as a striker. He began his career at TSV Ellhofen before joining SV Weiler in 1986.

He spent the majority of his playing career with Werder Bremen, where he won two Bundesliga titles and one DFB-Pokal trophy in 1997. After leaving Werder Bremen, Riedle moved to Liverpool for £6 million in 1999, but failed to make an impact and was released after just 60 appearances.

In 2001, he signed for Fulham where he helped them win promotion to the Premier League during his three years there. After finishing his contract with Fulham in 2003, Riedle retired from football and later worked as a sports journalist for Eurosport Germany. 

In May 2012 it was announced that Karl-Heinz Riedle would be taking up the role of Director of Football at 1. FC Köln , succeeding Thomas Schaaf. Senior club totals include all competitive matches including cup games.

19. Jude Bellingham


Jude Bellingham Career

  • 2010–2019: Birmingham City
  • 2019–2020: Birmingham City
  • 2020: Borussia Dortmund
  • 2016–2018: England U15
  • 2018–2019: England U16
  • 2019: England U17
  • 2020: England U21
  • 2020: England

Jude Bellingham is a young English midfielder who currently plays for Borussia Dortmund. Jude started his career with Birmingham City before joining Borussia Dortmund in 2020.

Jude has impressed during his time at Borussia Dortmund, and was part of the team that won the German Cup in 2019. 

Jude is known for his explosive attacking play and impressive passing range, which makes him an important member of the midfield unit.

With a promising future ahead of him, there are few players more deserving of recognition than Jude Bellingham. 

Jude Bellingham is a talented young footballer who has been playing for Birmingham City in the English Premier League. 

Jude has represented England at youth international level and is looking to make his senior debut soon.

He was named runner-up in UEFA's European Championship this year, which shows just how good he is. Jude is highly rated by scouts and will no doubt be one of the stars of the future if he continues to develop at such a pace. 

Keep an eye out for Jude - he could well be on his way to becoming one of the best footballers in the world.

20. Marius Wolf


Marius Wolf Career

  • 1998–2004: VfB Einberg
  • 2004–2006: JFG Rödental
  • 2006–2007: DTFS
  • 2008–2012: 1. FC Nürnberg
  • 2012–2014: 1860 Munich
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2014–2015: 1860 Munich II: 10: (3)
  • 2014–2016: 1860 Munich: 39: (5)
  • 2016: Hannover 96: 2: (0)
  • 2016: Hannover 96 II: 15: (2)
  • 2017–2018: → Eintracht Frankfurt (loan): 31: (5)
  • 2018–: Borussia Dortmund: 53: (5)
  • 2019–2020: → Hertha BSC (loan): 21: (1)
  • 2020–2021: → 1. FC Köln (loan): 31: (2)
  • 2015: Germany U20: 1: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 23:17, 29 October 2022 (UTC)

Marius Wolf was born on May 27th 1995 in Kronach, Germany. He started his career at VfB Einberg before moving to JFG Rödental and DTFS. In 2016, he joined Borussia Dortmund and has since made over 100 appearances for the club.

Marius is known for his speed and passing ability from midfield, which makes him an important part of Dortmund's squad. Marius Wolf is a German international and has represented his country at U17, U19, U21 levels as well as the full national team level (U23).

Marius Wolf is a German-born footballer who currently plays for Eintracht Frankfurt. He has also played for 1860 Munich and Hannover 96 II, among others. Wolf made his professional debut with 1. FC Köln in the 2013–14 Bundesliga season, but left the club at the end of that campaign to join 1860 Munich on loan.

Wolf then had another spell away from Cologne after joining Hannover 96 II on a permanent deal in 2016; he helped them gain promotion to Bundesliga 2 as champions that year. 

In 2018, Wolf joined Eintracht Frankfurt on loan until 2020, helping them qualify for Europe for the first time in their history during his tenure there so far; they have since signed him permanently following this achievement.

On 11 November 2018, he scored his first goal for Germany in a 3–1 victory over Liechtenstein at the age of 22 years and 239 days old – making him Germany's youngest goalscorer ever by almost two years (the previous record holder was Lothar Matthäus).

21. İlkay Gündoğan


İlkay Gündoğan Career

  • 993–1998: SV Gelsenkirchen-Hessler 06
  • 1998–1999: Schalke 04
  • 1999–2004: SV Gelsenkirchen-Hessler 06
  • 2004–2005: SSV Buer
  • 2005–2008: VfL Bochum
  • 2008–2009: VfL Bochum II
  • 2009–2011: 1. FC Nürnberg
  • 2011–2016: Borussia Dortmund
  • 2012: Borussia Dortmund II
  • 2016: Manchester City
  • 2008: Germany U18 7
  • 2008–2009: Germany U19
  • 2009–2010: Germany U20
  • 2010–2012: Germany U21
  • 2011: Germany

Gündoğan is a German international footballer who currently plays for Manchester City. He started his career at SV Gelsenkirchen-Hessler 06 before moving to Schalke 04 in 1999.

After spending four seasons with the Royal Blues, he joined Manchester City in 2017 and has since played a key role in their Premier League title win that same year. In total, he has made 156 appearances for Germany, scoring 16 goals.

He represented his country at the 2014 World Cup and the 2018 European Championship, where they reached the semi-finals each time Gündoğan is a German-born Turkish international footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Manchester City and the Turkey national team.

He began his career with Bochum before joining Nürnberg in 2009, where he made 48 appearances over six seasons. 

He joined Dortmund in 2011 and went on to make 105 appearances over 10 years, winning the Bundesliga title in 2012 and 2015 while also appearing at Euro 2016. In January 2016, he joined Manchester City for £38 million ($59 million).

Gündoğan has represented Germany at the youth level since 2008, making 66 appearances – including 7 during his time with the U18s to earn him a call up to the senior squad later that year. 

After helping Turkey qualify for their first-ever World Cup in 2018, Gündoğan announced his retirement from international football after Russia 2020 due to injury concerns.

22. Raphaël Guerreiro


Raphaël Guerreiro Career

  • 1999–2005: Blanc-Mesnil
  • 2005–2008: Clairefontaine
  • 2008–2012: Caen
  • 2010–2012: Caen B
  • 2012–2013: Caen
  • 2013–2016: Lorient
  • 2016: Borussia Dortmund
  • 2013–2015: Portugal U21
  • 2014: Portugal

Guerreiro joined Borussia Dortmund from Caen in the summer of 2012. He has since made over 100 appearances for the club, playing at left-back and midfielder.

Guerreiro is a French international, having represented his country at youth level before making his senior debut in 2010. He was part of the France squad that finished runners-up at UEFA Euro 2016, losing to Portugal on penalties in the final.

In October 2018 he extended his contract with Dortmund until 2024.[2] Raphaël Guerreiro is married and has two children.[1] His father played professional football as a defender.[3] 

Guerreiro enjoys surfing[4] and cycling,[5][6] while also following Arsenal FC and Real Madrid CF closely.[7][8][9]" Raphaël Adelino José Guerriero (born 22 December 1993) is a French footballer who plays as a left back or midfielder for Borussia Dortmund[10], where he signed an extension until 2024 on 10 October 2018.

Also Played For: portugal football team

23. Giovanni Reyna


Giovanni Reyna Career

  • 2015–2019: New York City FC
  • 2019–2020: Borussia Dortmund
  • 2020: Borussia Dortmund
  • 2016–2017: United States U15
  • 2017–2018: United States U16
  • 2018–2019: United States U17
  • 2020: United States

Giovanni Reyna is a 20-year-old attacking midfielder and winger who currently plays for Borussia Dortmund. Reyna started his career with New York City FC in 2015 before moving to Borussia Dortmund the following year.

At just 18 years old, Giovanni earned himself a call-up to the England U20 squad and went on to make 13 appearances for them over two seasons. 

A hard worker both on and off the pitch, Reyna has developed into one of Europe's top young midfielders and is looking forward to furthering his development at Dortmund next season.

Giovanni Reyna is a young American soccer player who has made a name for himself with Borussia Dortmund. Giovanni Reyna was born in California, and first joined the Borussia Dortmund youth academy at the age of six. 

He quickly progressed through the ranks and made his professional debut in 2016–17, playing 11 games for the reserves before making his senior team debut two years later.

Giovanni Reyna has represented America at various youth international levels, most notably captaining their U15 side to victory at the CONCACAF Under-17 Championship in 2017. 

In 2018 he helped lead USA to runner-up spot behind Panama at the Concacaf Nations League tournament - an important stepping stone towards qualifying for World Cup Russia 2022™ qualification as hosts country. 

Giovanni Reyna will be looking to continue this good form when he captains USA once again during their 2020 campaign at both of their Confederations Cups group stage matches against Mexico and Costa Rica respectively.

24. Emre Can


Emre Can Career

  • 2000–2006: SV Blau-Gelb Frankfurt
  • 2006–2009: Eintracht Frankfurt
  • 2009–2011: Bayern Munich
  • 2011–2013: Bayern Munich II
  • 2012–2013: Bayern Munich
  • 2013–2014: Bayer Leverkusen
  • 2014–2018: Liverpool
  • 2018–2020: Juventus
  • 2020: → Borussia Dortmund (loan)
  • 2020–: Borussia Dortmund
  • 2009: Germany U15
  • 2009–2010: Germany U16
  • 2010–2011: Germany U17
  • 2012–2013: Germany U19
  • 2013–2015: Germany U21
  • 2015–: Germany

Emre Can is a 28-year-old midfielder who currently plays for Borussia Dortmund. Can started his career with SV Blau-Gelb Frankfurt, before moving to Eintracht Frankfurt in 2009 and Bayern Munich the following year.

He made his first team debut for Bayern Munich in 2011 and has since played for them on two separate occasions as well as Bayern Munich II. 

Can was part of the Germany side that reached the 2017 Confederations Cup final, but they were defeated by Russia in extra time.

Can is a versatile midfielder who has played for both Liverpool and Juventus. He was part of the Germany squad that won the 2017 Confederations Cup, as well as their U-17 World Cup in 2010. 

Can also has experience playing overseas with Bayer Leverkusen and Liverpool before moving to Juventus in 2018.

The 24-year old can continue his successful career by signing a new contract with Dortmund or another club soon.

25. Christian Pulisic


Christian Pulisic Career

  • 2005–2006: Brackley Town
  • 2006–2007: Michigan Rush
  • 2008–2015: PA Classics
  • 2015–2016: Borussia Dortmund
  • 2016–2019: Borussia Dortmund
  • 2019: Chelsea
  • 2019: Borussia Dortmund (loan)
  • 2012–2013: United States U15
  • 2013–2015: United States U17
  • 2016: United States

Christian Pulisic is an American attacking midfielder who currently plays for Chelsea. He first came to prominence as a teenager when he played for Brackley Town in the UK before moving on to Michigan Rush and then PA Classics in Germany.

In 2015, he signed with Borussia Dortmund and made his professional debut that year. He was part of Dortmund's Bundesliga-winning side in 2016 and 2017, before joining Chelsea in 2019. 

Pulisic has represented the United States at the youth level and featured prominently at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2017 where they were runners up to Spain Christian Pulisic is a young American soccer player who has impressed for Borussia Dortmund and the United States national team.

He was born on November 17, 1997 in Hershey, Pennsylvania and started playing football at an early age with local clubs before joining Dortmund's youth academy as a teenager. 

His breakthrough came in 2016 when he joined Bayern Munich's junior side but decided to return to Dortmund after one season due to family reasons. In 2018 he helped the USA reach the World Cup quarter-finals where they were beaten by Croatia 4-2 on penalties following a 0-0 draw in the full game.

Since returning from Russia he has been loaned out to Chelsea where he made nine appearances over the course of two seasons before rejoining his parent club in 2019.

26. Gregor Kobel


Gregor Kobel Career

  • 2013–2016: Grasshoppers
  • 2014–2016: 1899 Hoffenheim (loan)
  • 2016–2020: 1899 Hoffenheim
  • 2019: FC Augsburg (loan)
  • 2019–2020: VfB Stuttgart (loan)
  • 2020–2021: VfB Stuttgart
  • 2021: Borussia Dortmund
  • 2014: Switzerland U17
  • 2015: Switzerland U18
  • 2015–2016: Switzerland U19
  • 2016: Switzerland U20
  • 2016–2018: Switzerland U21
  • 2021: Switzerland
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 22:45, 11 November 2022 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 09

Gregor Kobel is a goalkeeper for Borussia Dortmund and has been with the club since 2017. He made his professional debut in 2018, starting in BVB's 2-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt.

Gregor was born in Zürich, Switzerland on December 6th 1997 and started playing football at an early age with local clubs Grasshoppers and 1899 Hoffenheim before joining Borussia Dortmund as a youth player in 2013.

He broke into the first team during the 2018-19 season, making 15 appearances including 10 consecutive starts between October 18th - January 1st 2019 which led to him being nominated for the Bundesliga Goal of the Month award but he ultimately lost out to Alaba from Bayern Munich who scored twice against Hamburg.

His performances have seen him called up to Switzerland’s senior squad multiple times and he played Europa League qualifying matches against Iceland (as captain) and Andorra last month.

He is currently Borussia Dortmund’s first choice goalkeeper, having won both Belgian Pro League titles (2018 & 2020) as well as reaching the Champions League semifinals back-to-back years ago, something that few clubs can boast about nowadays.

27. Dedé


Dedé Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1996–1998: Atlético Mineiro: 36: (3)
  • 1998–2011: Borussia Dortmund: 322: (12)
  • 2010–2011: Borussia Dortmund II: 3: (0)
  • 2011–2014: Eskişehirspor: 75: (4)
  • Total: : 436: (19)
  • 1999: Brazil U23: 1: (0)
  • 2004: Brazil: 1: (0)
  • 2015: Eskişehirspor (assistant)

Dedé started his career at Atlético Mineiro, before signing with Borussia Dortmund in 1998. Dedé has spent the majority of his professional career playing left back, although he has also played as an attacking midfielder and on the right wing.

Dedé made 36 appearances for Atlético Mineiro and 322 appearances for Borussia Dortmund, scoring 12 goals during that time. 

After leaving Borussia Dortmund in 2011, Dedé joined Eskişehirspor on an assistant coaching role. He is still with them today Dedé is a Brazilian international who has played for Dortmund II in the German second division.

Dedé joined Eskişehirspor from Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund in 2015 as an assistant coach. Dedé made his professional debut with Brazil's U23 team before playing for BVB II between 2011 and 2014. 

Dedé has represented his country at both senior and under-20 level, scoring one goal during his time with the latter group of players. Outside of football, Dedé is studying social work at university.

28. Stefan Klos

Stefan Klos Career

  • : TuS Eving-Lindenhorst
  • : Eintracht Dortmund
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1990–1998: Borussia Dortmund: 254: (0)
  • 1998–2007: Rangers: 208: (0)
  • Total: : 462: (0)
  • 1991–1993: Germany U21: 17: (0)
  • 1992: Germany U23: 2: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Stefan Klos is a German goalkeeper who played for Borussia Dortmund, Hannover 96 and Werder Bremen. Klos made his professional debut with Dortmund in 1992 and has since helped the club win four Bundesliga titles and two DFB-Pokal trophies.

In 2006, Klos joined Hannover 96 on a free transfer after being released by Werder Bremen. He spent three seasons with the club before joining Schalke 04 in 2009. At Schalke, Klos enjoyed greater success than at any other previous clubs; he won back-to-back Bundesliga titles as well as the UEFA Champions League in 2012–13, making him one of only six goalkeepers to achieve this feat.[2] After leaving Schalke at the end of the 2013–14 season, Klos signed for FC Augsburg but left after just one season due to an injury crisis.[1] Since retiring from professional football in 2015,[3] Klos has worked as Goalkeeping Coach at Eintracht Frankfurt[4][5] and served as caretaker manager of VfB Stuttgart during their relegation battle in 2019.[6][7] Stefan "Klos" Jakob Christian Wilhelm von Kloß (born 16 August 1971) is a German retired footballer who was most recently goalkeeping coach at English side Eintracht Frankfurt .

As of May 2019 , he holds career totals of 528 competitive matches across all competitions for 14 different teams - including 1 hundred league appearances for Borussia Dortmund where he lifted five division championships between 1994/95 & 1997/98 whilst also scoring once against Bayer Leverkusen ; [8 ] 234 international caps over 12 years representing Germany – winning Euro 2000[/9 ] earning him respect amongst Europe's elite : 3x Golden Glove winner (2000–01 France , 2002 Portugal & 2005 Spain ),[10 ]; 2nd best keeper award behind Manuel Neuer during 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign playing every single minute apart from last 10 minutes v Sweden which resulted 4th place play offs where they lost on penalties following 0–0 draw ; Silver medalist 2003 IFFHS World’s Best Goalkeeper Award polling 137 points behind Casillas

29. Julian Brandt


Julian Brandt Career

  • 2001–2009: SC Borgfeld
  • 2009–2011: FC Oberneuland
  • 2011–2014: VfL Wolfsburg
  • 2014: Bayer Leverkusen II
  • 2014–2019: Bayer Leverkusen
  • 2019–: Borussia Dortmund
  • 2011: Germany U15
  • 2011–2012: Germany U16
  • 2012–2013: Germany U17
  • 2013–2014: Germany U19
  • 2015: Germany U20
  • 2015–2016: Germany U21
  • 2016: Germany U23
  • 2016–: Germany

Julian Brandt is a German professional footballer who plays as a left winger for Borussia Dortmund. He began his career with SC Borgfeld before moving to FC Oberneuland and then VfL Wolfsburg, where he made over 165 appearances in total.

In 2014, Brandt joined Bayer Leverkusen II on loan and helped the side achieve promotion to the Bundesliga that season. 

Since joining Dortmund permanently in 2019, he has been an integral part of their successful run in the UEFA Champions League, scoring 11 goals in all competitions so far this season.

Julian Brandt was born on 2 May 1996 in Bremen, Germany[5] and is 1 metre 85 centimetres tall.[6] He represented Germany at youth level from 2009 onwards,[7][8] making 46 appearances and scoring six times overall including one goal at Euro U17s.[9]

30. Henrikh Mkhitaryan


Henrikh Mkhitaryan Career

  • 1995–2006: Pyunik
  • 2006–2009: Pyunik
  • 2009–2010: Metalurh Donetsk
  • 2010–2013: Shakhtar Donetsk
  • 2013–2016: Borussia Dortmund
  • 2016–2018: Manchester United
  • 2018–2020: Arsenal
  • 2019–2020: → Roma (loan)
  • 2020–2022: Roma
  • 2022–: Inter Milan
  • 2006–2007: Armenia U17
  • 2007–2008: Armenia U19
  • 2008–2010: Armenia U21
  • 2007–2021: Armenia
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 23:04, 7 January 2022 (UTC)

Henrikh Mkhitaryan is a Armenian international footballer who plays for Italian club Inter Milan. He began his career at Pyunik in 1995, and made over 100 appearances for the club before moving to Manchester United in 2015.

He has won Armenia's top honour, the Armenian Premier League title, on three occasions (2009, 2012, 2017). In February 2018 he signed with Inter Milan on a two-and-a-half year contract worth €30 million. 

Mkhitaryan was named as the PFA Players' Player of the Year in both 2013–14 and 2016–17 and also received the FWA Footballer of the Year award twice (2013 2015).

Internationally he has represented Armenia at Euro 2004, 2006 World Cup, 2010 World Cup, European Championships 2008, 2012 Olympic Games, 2014 FIFA World Cup Finalsb+ UEFA Euro 2016.

Senior career includes all competitive matches since 1 November 2007.

Also Played For: fc shakhtar donetsk

31. Donyell Malen


Donyell Malen Career

  • 2007–2015[2]: Ajax
  • 2015–2017: Arsenal
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2017–2018: Jong PSV: 22: (13)
  • 2018–2021: PSV: 81: (40)
  • 2021–: Borussia Dortmund: 37: (5)
  • 2014: Netherlands U15: 5: (1)
  • 2014–2015: Netherlands U16: 5: (2)
  • 2015–2016: Netherlands U17: 20: (1)
  • 2016–2017: Netherlands U18: 7: (1)
  • 2017–2018: Netherlands U19: 10: (8)
  • 2018–2019: Netherlands U21: 8: (2)
  • 2019–: Netherlands: 19: (4)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 22:41, 11 November 2022 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 29 March 2022

Donyell Malen is a Dutch forward who currently plays for Borussia Dortmund. Malen started his career with Ajax, before moving to Arsenal in 2015. He made his Bundesliga debut for Dortmund in 2018 and has since scored six goals in 22 appearances.

Malen was part of the Netherlands under-17 team that won the European Championship in 2016, and he also played at the FIFA U-19 World Cup that same year. 

Malen is set to become a key player for Borussia Dortmund as they look to challenge for honours once again this season Donyell Malen is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a left back for Jong PSV.

He made his senior debut with Jong PSV in the 2017–2018 season, and has since played 81 games for the club. In 2018, he was loaned to Borussia Dortmund for the rest of the season where he made 5 appearances. 

Malen has also represented Netherlands at youth level on several occasions, most notably appearing for them in 2014 and 2015 at U15 and U16 levels respectively before making his full international debut in 2016 aged 17 years old against Czech Republic.

Having won 19 caps to date, including 4 this year, it looks likely that Donyel Malen will make an appearance at UEFA European Championship 2020 after being called up by manager Dick Advocaat earlier this year.

32. Youssoufa Moukoko


Youssoufa Moukoko Career

  • 2014–2016: FC St. Pauli
  • 2016–2020: Borussia Dortmund
  • 2020–: Borussia Dortmund
  • 2021–2022: Borussia Dortmund II
  • 2017: Germany U16
  • 2020–: Germany U20
  • 2021–: Germany U21
  • 2022–: Germany

Moukoko is a 18-year-old striker who currently plays for Borussia Dortmund. Moukoko started his career at FC St. Pauli in Germany before moving to Borussia Dortmund two years later.

Moukoko has been capped by Cameroon at youth level and has scored several goals for his country's U23 side during the past few seasons. Moukoko is known as one of the most promising young strikers in Europe, with many predicting great things from him in the future.

With a powerful shot and good dribbling skills, Moukoko is sure to be an important player for Borussia Dortmund in the coming seasons Moukoko is a young, promising forward who has already made his mark with Borussia Dortmund II. 

The Gambian international has been in fine form this season and looks like he could have a bright future ahead of him.

Moukoko is highly-rated by both his teammates and coaches at Dortmund and will be looking to continue his impressive form into the 2020/21 campaign. 

He also holds German citizenship which should help him further cement himself as one of the top players in Europe. Moukoko is not just an attacking player though; he's also very capable on the defensive side of the ball and can contribute greatly to any team he plays for moving forwards.

Moukoko will be looking to make an impact at Germany's senior level in years to come, so watch out for him.

Also Played For: euro u21, football manager 2022

33. Ousmane Dembélé


Ousmane Dembélé Career

  • 2004–2009: Madeleine Évreux
  • 2009–2010: Évreux
  • 2010–2015: Rennes
  • 2014–2015: Rennes II
  • 2015–2016: Rennes
  • 2016–2017: Borussia Dortmund
  • 2017: Barcelona
  • 2013–2014: France U17
  • 2014–2015: France U18
  • 2015: France U19
  • 2016: France U21
  • 2016: France

Ousmane Dembélé is a French winger who currently plays for Barcelona. He made his senior debut with Rennes in 2014, and has since played for them II team.

In 2015, he joined Barcelona where he has become an important part of the squad. At 25 years old, Ousmane Dembélé is still very young and has plenty of potential to develop further in his career.

His athleticism and speed make him extremely difficult to defend against, which is why he is such a threat on the pitch Dembélé is an exciting young player who has drawn comparisons to Barcelona great Lionel Messi.

Dembélé began his career at Rennes before moving to Dortmund in 2016 and then Barcelona the following year. He has made over 100 appearances for France, including four World Cup matches, winning one title in 2018 Russia and reaching the final of the 2022 Qatar tournament.

His speed and dribbling ability have led him to be compared with some of football's greatest players, such as Ronaldinho and Diego Maradona. 

Dembélé is a key part of both club and country, looking likely to cement his place in France's history alongside Zinedine Zidane and Thierry Henry as world-class stars of their era.

Also Played For: stade rennais f.c, la liga

34. Sokratis Papastathopoulos


Sokratis Papastathopoulos Career

  • 2004: Apollon Petalidiou
  • 2004–2005: AEK Athens
  • 2005–2008: AEK Athens
  • 2006: Niki Volou (loan)
  • 2008–2010: Genoa
  • 2010–2012: AC Milan
  • 2011–2012: Werder Bremen (loan)
  • 2012–2013: Werder Bremen
  • 2013–2018: Borussia Dortmund
  • 2018–2021: Arsenal
  • 2021: Olympiacos
  • 2003–2005: Greece U17
  • 2005–2007: Greece U19
  • 2007–2010: Greece U21
  • 2008–2019: Greece

Sokratis Papastathopoulos is a Greek professional footballer who currently plays for Olympiacos. Sokratis was born on 9 June 1988 in Kalamata and started his career at Aiantas Kalamatas, before moving to Apollon Petalidiou.

Sokratis joined AEK Athens in 2005 and made 42 appearances over the following two seasons as the club won promotion to the Greek Super League. 

In 2006, he spent a season on loan with Niki Volou, making 11 appearances whilst helping them win the double of Greek Cup and League Championship titles.

Sokratis permanently transferred to AEK Athens in 2007, where he enjoyed another successful spell playing alongside captain Giorgos Katidis until his departure for Arsenal in 2018.

During this time they were promoted twice more (once again to the top flight), reached three consecutive cup finals (including winning it in 2016) and also secured their first ever European competition berth by reaching the Europa League semi-finals that year – eventually losing 2–1 against Atlético Madrid.

At international level, Sokratis has represented Greece at under-19,[5][6] under-21[7], [8] and senior levels; making 88 total caps including 12 goals.[9][10] He made his debut on 10 October 2008 against Andorra.

On 14 July 2017, after protracted negotiations between both clubs,[12][13][14], Sokratis completed a transfer from AEK Athens FC to Premier League side Arsenal FCO for an undisclosed fee believed to be around €30 million (£26 million).[15][16] *Senior competitive totals only.

Also Played For: olympiacos f.c

35. Shinji Kagawa


Shinji Kagawa Career

  • 1994–1999: Marino FC
  • 1999–2001: Kobe NK Football Club
  • 2001–2005: FC Miyagi Barcelona
  • 2006–2010: Cerezo Osaka
  • 2010–2012: Borussia Dortmund
  • 2012–2014: Manchester United
  • 2014–2019: Borussia Dortmund
  • 2018: Borussia Dortmund II
  • 2019: Beşiktaş (loan)
  • 2019–2020: Real Zaragoza
  • 2021: PAOK
  • 2022: Sint-Truiden
  • 2006–2008: Japan U19
  • 2007: Japan U20
  • 2008: Japan U23
  • 2008–2019: Japan

Shinji Kagawa is a Japanese midfielder who currently plays for Belgian club Sint-Truiden. He spent his early career playing in Japan with Kobe NK Football Club and then at Spanish side FC Barcelona before moving to Germany to play for Borussia Dortmund.

Kagawa made an impact as a youngster, scoring 25 goals in 83 appearances while playing for Marino FC and then 54 goals in 131 appearances while at Kobe NK Football Club. 

After spending two seasons with Borussia Dortmund, he moved back to Spain, this time joining La Liga side Cerezo Osaka where he won the 2016 J1 League title and was named MVP of the season.

In 2017, Kagawa joined Premier League side Manchester United on a one-year contract but failed to make any significant impact during his time there; he was loaned out again the following year before returning to Cerezo Osaka permanently later that year. 

At the international level, Kagawa has represented Japan at under-20 (2007), under-23 (2008) and senior national team levels (2009–present).

He played in all three of their games at UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying which saw them finish third behind Denmark and Sweden respectively whilst also being eliminated from contention for the 2014 World Cup by Saudi Arabia via a penalty shootout.

After losing 2–1 on aggregate in their final encounter; however, they went on to win the 2015 AFC Asian Cup tournament without him present owing largely due to injury problems sustained earlier in the domestic season by regular starter Makoto Hasebe.

In May 2018 it was announced that Shinji had signed a new deal with Sint Truiden until 2021.[6] Shinji finished runner-up behind Luka Modric receiving votes from fans across social media websites.

FIFA 19 Ultimate Team™ players include 89 overall rating, 93 shooting accuracy, 88 passing accuracy, 84 dribbling skill, 82 ball control skills as well as 94 physical strength rating making him one of FUT 19 best midfielders available.

Also Played For: japan football team

36. Roman Bürki


Roman Bürki Career

  • 1999–2005: FC Münsingen
  • 2005–2009: Young Boys
  • 2009–2013: Young Boys
  • 2009–2010: FC Thun (loan)
  • 2010: FC Schaffhausen (loan)
  • 2011–2013: Grasshoppers (loan)
  • 2013–2014: Grasshoppers
  • 2014–2015: SC Freiburg
  • 2015–2022: Borussia Dortmund
  • 2022: St. Louis City SC 2
  • 2023: St. Louis City SC
  • 2011–2012: Switzerland U21
  • 2014–2018: Switzerland
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 19:23, 14 May 2022 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 22 June 2018

Bürki is a goalkeeper who has played for several clubs, most notably Borussia Dortmund and St. Louis City SC. Bürki signed with Dortmund in 2009, helping the club win two Bundesliga titles and the Champions League in 2014-15.

He rejoined St. Louis City SC for the 2018 season after spending last year on loan at Eintracht Frankfurt. In 2017, he was named to UEFA's Team of the Year alongside players like Luka Modric and Cristiano Ronaldo. 

Bürki is known for his agility, reflexes, and shot-stopping abilities; he has been described as "the best keeper in Europe".

Bürki married his long-time girlfriend Amelie Maupertuis in October 2018.[3] He holds Swiss citizenship but also represents Germany at international level[1]. 

Bürki is a goalkeeper who has played for clubs in Switzerland and Germany. He made his international debut for Switzerland in 2011 and has since gone on to make nine appearances. 

Bürki is known for his excellent reflexes, which have seen him stay as Dortmund's first-choice goalkeeper over the past few seasons.

In 2018 he signed with SC Freiburg but was released after one season due to financial reasons. He currently plays for St Louis City SC 2, where he continues to be an important part of the team's roster.

37. Manuel Akanji


Manuel Akanji Career

  • 2004–2007: FC Wiesendangen
  • 2007–2014: Winterthur
  • 2013–2014: Winterthur II
  • 2014–2015: Winterthur
  • 2015–2016: Basel II
  • 2015–2018: Basel
  • 2018–2022: Borussia Dortmund
  • 2022: Manchester City
  • 2014: Switzerland U20
  • 2014–2015: Switzerland U21
  • 2017: Switzerland
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 23:06, 5 January 2023 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 21

Manuel Obafemi Akanji is a Swiss-born defender who currently plays for Manchester City. Akanji began his career with FC Wiesendangen before moving to Manchester City in 2017.

He has made over 100 appearances for the English club and represented Nigeria at youth level. At 1.86 m tall, Akanji is a commanding figure at the back and is known for his pace and ball control on the ground.

His performances at international level have seen him called up to represent Switzerland at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. 

Manuel Akanji is a Swiss international footballer who plays for Borussia Dortmund. He has represented his country at youth level and played in the 2017 Confederations Cup.

Manuel Akanji began his career with Winterthur before moving to Basel in 2015. He made an impact throughout the season, scoring five goals in 42 appearances. 

In 2018 he joined Manchester City, where he will continue to play after signing a long-term contract earlier this year. 

Manuel Akanji is a versatile player who can operate as a defender or midfielder, making him an important part of any team he plays for.

Apart from football, ManuelAkanji also enjoys reading and playing sports such as basketball and tennis.

Also Played For: manchester city f.c

38. Nico Schlotterbeck


Nico Schlotterbeck Career

  • 2015: VfR Aalen
  • 2015–2017: Karlsruher SC
  • 2017–2018: SC Freiburg
  • 2018–2020: SC Freiburg II
  • 2019–2022: SC Freiburg
  • 2020–2021: Union Berlin (loan)
  • 2022: Borussia Dortmund
  • 2017: Germany U18
  • 2017–2018: Germany U19
  • 2018: Germany U20
  • 2019–2021: Germany U21
  • 2022: Germany

Nico Schlotterbeck is a German centre-back who currently plays for Borussia Dortmund. He made his debut in the Bundesliga during the 2018–19 season. 

Nico Schlotterbeck was born on 1 December 1999 in Waiblingen, Germany and started playing football at an early age with local team VfR Aalen.

In 2017, he moved to SC Freiburg where he played 25 games over two seasons before joining BVB in 2018. 

With SC Freiburg II, he has won promotion to the Bundesliga this season and is looking forward to continuing his career in one of Europe's top leagues next year. 

Nico Schlotterbeck is a versatile attacker who can play in any offensive position.

He started his career at SC Freiburg, before moving to Union Berlin on loan in 2016. After impressing with Germany's U19 side, he was called up to the senior team for their Euro 2020 qualifiers and has since been a regular starter. 

With 13 goals in 33 appearances for the Under-21s, Nico is one of the most prolific scorers at this level and looks set to make an impact on the national team soon.

His versatility makes him difficult to defend against and he will be looking to continue his impressive form with Germany's senior squad during 2022 World Cup qualification campaign.

Also Played For: sc freiburg

39. Axel Witsel


Axel Witsel Career

  • 1995–1997: RRC Vottem
  • 1997–1999: CS Visé
  • 1999–2006: Standard Liège
  • 2006–2011: Standard Liège
  • 2011–2012: Benfica
  • 2012–2016: Zenit Saint Petersburg
  • 2017–2018: Tianjin Quanjian
  • 2018–2022: Borussia Dortmund
  • 2022: Atlético Madrid
  • 2004: Belgium U15
  • 2005: Belgium U16
  • 2005–2006: Belgium U17
  • 2006–2007: Belgium U18
  • 2006: Belgium U19
  • 2007–2009: Belgium U21
  • 2008: Belgium

Axel Witsel was born on January 12, 1989 in Liège, Belgium. He started his career at RRC Vottem and then played for CS Visé before joining Standard Liège in 2006.

In 2011, he joined Benfica where he made over 100 appearances and won two Portuguese Liga titles (2012–13, 2013–14). In July 2016, Witsel signed with Atlético Madrid for a reported fee of €40 million.

With Atlético Madrid, Witsel has helped the club win the Spanish League title twice (2017-18; 2018-19) as well as the UEFA Europa League (2018-19).

He has also been part of Belgium's World Cup squad this year and scored their first goal in their Round of 16 match against Panama. Axel Witsel is one of Europe's most highly rated defensive midfielders and is often compared to Claude Makelele from Chelsea FC.

Also Played For: sl benfica, standard liege

40. Neven Subotić


Neven Subotić Career

  • 1994–1999: TSV Schwarzenberg
  • 1999–2000: Sparta United SC
  • 2000–2001: Impact United SC
  • 2002–2003: Manatee Magic SC
  • 2003–2004: Braden River SC
  • 2004–2005: IMG Soccer Academy
  • 2006–2007: Mainz 05
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2006: South Florida Bulls: 0: (0)
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2006–2007: Mainz 05 II: 23: (3)
  • 2007–2008: Mainz 05: 34: (4)
  • 2008–2018: Borussia Dortmund: 196: (15)
  • 2016: → Borussia Dortmund II (loan): 2: (1)
  • 2017: → 1. FC Köln (loan): 12: (0)
  • 2018–2019: Saint-Étienne: 42: (3)
  • 2019–2020: Union Berlin: 23: (1)
  • 2020–2021: Denizlispor: 5: (1)
  • 2021: Rheindorf Altach: 10: (0)
  • Total: : 347: (29)
  • 2005: United States U17: 10: (0)
  • 2006: United States U20: 2: (0)
  • 2009–2013: Serbia: 36: (2)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Neven Subotić is a Serbian centre-back who has played for clubs in his homeland, Germany, Serbia and the United States. He started out at hometown club TSV Schwarzenberg before moving to Sparta United SC and then Impact United SC.

In 2004, he signed with Bundesliga side Mainz 05 where he made over 100 appearances over six seasons. After leaving Mainz 05 in 2009, Subotić spent two years in Belgium with Genk and one season apiece with Saint Louis FC and Orlando City SC before joining MLS team D.C.

United in 2015 as their first ever signing from abroad.. Neven Subotić is a Serbian professional footballer who plays as a defender for Borussia Dortmund II. He started his career with Mainz 05, before joining Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund in 2008. After spending two years on loan at 

FC Köln, he returned to BVB and has since made 196 appearances for the club, scoring 15 goals. In 2019 he joined Saint-Étienne on a free transfer and has been an ever-present in Ligue 1 this season making 42 appearances so far.

Helping them qualify for the UEFA Champions League play-offs where they will face Ajax Amsterdam Semi Finalists Neven Subotić was capped 36 times by Serbia between 2009 and 2013, scoring 2 goals.

41. Julian Weigl


Julian Weigl Career

  • 2001–2006: SV Ostermünchen
  • 2006–2010: 1860 Rosenheim
  • 2010–2013: 1860 Munich
  • 2013–2014: 1860 Munich II
  • 2014–2015: 1860 Munich
  • 2015–2020: Borussia Dortmund
  • 2020: Benfica
  • 2022: Borussia Mönchengladbach (loan)
  • 2013–2014: Germany U19
  • 2014–2015: Germany U20
  • 2015–2016: Germany U21
  • 2016: Germany
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 22:49, 11 November 2022 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 21

Julian Weigl is a German defensive midfielder who currently plays for Borussia Mönchengladbach on loan from Benfica. He started his career at SV Ostermünchen before moving to Bundesliga side Borussia Mönchengladbach in 2015.

In total, Weigl has made 138 appearances for Gladbach, scoring six goals and providing ten assists. On international duty, he has represented Germany at under-17, under-19, and senior levels. 

With experience playing both as a holding midfielder and as a centre back, Julian Weigl is considered one of the most versatile players in Europe today.

As well as continuing to play for Gladbach on loan from Benfica next season, he could also be eyed up by several other top European clubs should they make an offer during the January transfer window Julian Weigl is a professional footballer who plays for Borussia Dortmund and the Germany national team. 

He is a versatile midfielder who can play in defence or midfield, and has often been used as a deep-lying playmaker on his club's behalf.

Weigl started his career at hometown side Rosenheim before signing with Bayern Munich in 2010. After two seasons spent mostly out on loan at 1860 Munich, he rejoined. 

Bayern permanently during the 2013 season and went onto make 116 appearances for the Bavarians over four years, winning three Bundesliga titles (2013-2015) and helping them to reach the Champions League semi-finals in 2015–16. 

In January 2020, he transferred to Borussia Dortmund where he has continued to be an important part of their squad; thus far this season he has made 77 appearances across all competitions (47 in the Bundesliga).

At international level, Weigl made his debut for Germany back in 2013 under coach Joachim Löw and since then has gone on to earn 6 caps – including playing in Euro 2016 – while scoring one goal.

42. Mahmoud Dahoud


Mahmoud Dahoud Career

  • SC Germania Reusrath
  • Fortuna Düsseldorf
  • 2010–2014: Borussia Mönchengladbach
  • 2014–2017: Borussia Mönchengladbach
  • 2017–: Borussia Dortmund
  • 2014: Germany U18
  • 2014–2016: Germany U19
  • 2016–2019: Germany U21
  • 2020–: Germany

Mahmoud Dahoud is a 27-year-old midfielder who plays for Borussia Dortmund. Dahoud was born in Amuda, Syria and started his youth career with SC Germania Reusrath before moving to Fortuna Düsseldorf in 2010.

He made his senior debut for Mönchengladbach in 2014 and has since played for Dortmund on numerous occasions, including the 2018 FIFA World Cup where he helped the team reach the semi-finals. 

Mahmoud Dahoud is primarily a central midfield player but can also be deployed as a right winger or even as an attacking midfielder if required.

Possesses excellent technical ability and ball control which makes him difficult to dispossess; he is also capable of setting up teammates with accurate passes and assists from deep positions in midfield or even out wide on the wings when needed. 

Ranked second among all Bundesliga players for chances created this season behind only Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski, highlighting his importance not just within his own team but throughout the entire league structure overall.

43. Nuri Şahin


Nuri Şahin Career

  • 1994–2001: RSV Meinerzhagen
  • 2001–2005: Borussia Dortmund
  • 2005–2008: Borussia Dortmund II
  • 2005–2011: Borussia Dortmund
  • 2007–2008: Feyenoord (loan)
  • 2011–2014: Real Madrid
  • 2012–2013: Liverpool (loan)
  • 2013–2014: Borussia Dortmund (loan)
  • 2014–2018: Borussia Dortmund
  • 2018–2020: Werder Bremen
  • 2020–2021: Antalyaspor
  • 2003: Turkey U16
  • 2004–2005: Turkey U17
  • 2004–2005: Turkey U19
  • 2007–2008: Turkey U21
  • 2005–2017: Turkey
  • 2021: Antalyaspor

Nuri Şahin is a German-born midfielder who has played for Dortmund, Real Madrid CF and Antalyaspor in recent years. Borussia Dortmund II in 2005 before becoming a regular fixture in the first team during the 2007–08 season.

He moved to Real Madrid on loan in 2011 but was unable to help them win any silverware that season as they were knocked out of the Champions League at the group stage. 

After leaving Los Blancos, Şahin signed for Antalyaspor side where he currently plays under new head coach Murat Bilginç Altintop.

After impressing in the Turkish second division and being scouted by several European clubs, Şahin moved to Germany to join Borussia Dortmund on a loan deal in 2013. 

He made an instant impact for Dortmund and helped them win the Bundesliga title during his first season there. 

In 2018, Şahin joined Werder Bremen on a permanent basis and has since been one of their key players helping them reach the top flight for the first time in over two decades.

The striker also represented Turkey at both under-17 and under-19 levels before making his full international debut in 2007 aged just 18 years old. 

At 32 years old, Şahin is still very much involved in footballing life and is currently playing for Antalyaspor as they attempt to avoid relegation from Liga I this season.

Also Played For: turkey football team

44. Thomas Meunier


Thomas Meunier Career

  • 1996–2002: RUS Saint-Ode
  • 2002–2004: RUS Givry
  • 2004–2006: Standard Liège
  • 2006–2009: Virton
  • 2009–2011: Virton
  • 2011–2016: Club Brugge
  • 2016–2020: Paris Saint-Germain
  • 2020–: Borussia Dortmund
  • 2006: Belgium U15
  • 2011–2012: Belgium U21
  • 2013: Belgium

Thomas Meunier is a Belgian footballer who currently plays for Borussia Dortmund. He started his career at RUS Saint-Ode and later played for RUS Givry, Standard Liège, Virton before joining Borussia Dortmund in 2016.

In 2017, he won the Bundesliga with BVB and also made appearances for Belgium at the World Cup that year. Meunier has been capped 41 times by Belgium and was part of their squad at the 2018 World Cup where they reached the semi-finals but were beaten by France.

On 1 January 2019, it was announced that Meunier had signed a new contract with BVB which will keep him at Dortmund until 2024.

Thomas Meunier is a left back who plays for Paris Saint-Germain. He has represented Belgium at the FIFA World Cup and UEFA Euro 2016, both of which he played in.

Thomas Meunier began his career with Virton before joining Club Brugge in 2011 where he won several honours including Belgian Pro League titles in 2013 and 2014 as well as the Belgian Cup in 2015. 

In 2016, Thomas Meunier was signed by PSG and has since helped them to numerous domestic trophies including Ligue 1 titles in 2017 and 2018 as well as the Coupe de France twice (2018, 2019).

Thomas Meunier is also an important part of Belgium's national team having made 62 appearances between 2006 and 2020 scoring 8 goals.

Also Played For: football right back, belgium national football team

45. Thorgan Hazard


Thorgan Hazard Career

  • 1998–2003: Royal Stade Brainois
  • 2003–2007: A.F.C. Tubize
  • 2007–2011: Lens
  • 2011–2012: Lens
  • 2012–2015: Chelsea
  • 2012–2014: Zulte Waregem (loan)
  • 2014–2015: Borussia Mönchengladbach (loan)
  • 2015–2019: Borussia Mönchengladbach
  • 2019: Borussia Dortmund
  • 2008: Belgium U15
  • 2008–2009: Belgium U16
  • 2008–2010: Belgium U17
  • 2010: Belgium U18
  • 2010–2012: Belgium U19
  • 2012–2014: Belgium U21
  • 2013: Belgium

Hazard is a Belgian international footballer who plays for Borussia Dortmund. Hazard was born in La Louvière, Belgium in 1993 and started his career with Royal Stade Brainois before joining A.F.C Tubize in 2007.

Chelsea signed Hazard from Lens in 2012 and he made 14 appearances for the club before moving to Borussia Dortmund in January 2021. 

Hazard has been capped 10 times by Belgium and is often deployed as an attacking midfielder or winger on the left side of midfield.

He has been praised for his ball control, dribbling ability, passing range, creativity and goalscoring potential both at club level and internationally.

Thorgan Hazard is a midfielder for Borussia Mönchengladbach and Belgium. He has loan spells at Zulte Waregem in 2012-2014 and Borussia Mönchengladbach from 2014-2015.

In 2015, he joined Borussia Dortmund on a permanent basis before his international retirement in 2019. 

At the international level, Thorgan Hazard has represented Belgium since 2008 including World Cup appearances in 2018 and Russia this year as part of their team.

Also Played For: rc lens, psv

46. Ciro Immobile


Ciro Immobile Career

  • 2002–2008: Sorrento
  • 2008–2009: Juventus
  • 2009–2012: Juventus
  • 2010–2011: Siena (loan)
  • 2011: Grosseto (loan)
  • 2011–2012: Pescara (loan)
  • 2012–2013: Genoa
  • 2013–2014: Torino
  • 2014–2015: Borussia Dortmund
  • 2015–2016: Sevilla
  • 2016: Torino (loan)
  • 2016: Lazio
  • 2009–2010: Italy U20
  • 2009–2013: Italy U21
  • 2014: Italy

Ciro Immobile is a Lazio striker who has played for Juventus, Siena and Grosseto in the Italian Serie A. In 2009, he signed for Juventus from Sorrento after impressing on loan at Grosseto earlier that year.

Ciro Immobile scored his first goal for Juventus in a 4-1 victory over Parma in 2010. He was sold to Sassuolo during the January transfer window of 2012 but returned to Juve six months later after failing to agree on terms with Sassuolo's new owners.

On 1 September 2014, he joined Inter Milan on a season-long loan deal but failed to make an impact and was released by the club at the end of the 2015–16 season having made just one appearance off the bench against Chievo Verona in December 2015 as part of Inter's relegation campaign.

Ciro Immobile only featured in competitive matches since 2013–14 due to an injury.

47. Sigfried Held

Sigfried Held Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1963–1965: Kickers Offenbach: 23: (8)
  • 1965–1971: Borussia Dortmund: 183: (41)
  • 1971–1977: Kickers Offenbach: 204: (35)
  • 1977–1979: Borussia Dortmund: 47: (3)
  • 1979: Preußen Münster: 11: (1)
  • 1979–1981: Bayer Uerdingen: 59: (3)
  • Total: : 527: (91)
  • 1966–1973: West Germany: 41: (5)
  • 1981–1983: Schalke 04
  • 1984: FC Remscheid
  • 1985: Teutonia Ickern
  • 1986–1989: Iceland
  • 1989–1990: Galatasaray
  • 1991–1993: Admira Wacker
  • 1993–1995: Dynamo Dresden
  • 1995: Gamba Osaka
  • 1996–1998: VfB Leipzig
  • 2001–2003: Malta
  • 2004: Thailand

Held started his career with Kickers Offenbach in 1963, and went on to play for Borussia Dortmund from 1971-1977. He also spent time at Preußen Münster and Bayer Uerdingen during his playing days.

Held made 41 appearances for West Germany between 1966-1973, scoring five goals. He later managed the team between 1979 and 1981 before retiring from football altogether. 

Held is a highly decorated footballer who has won several accolades throughout his lengthy career, including three Bundesliga titles with Dortmund as well as two German Cups and one UEFA Cup Winners' Cup trophy with Borussia Dortmund in 1980.

Sigfried held the record for most appearances (527) by a German player until it was broken by Lothar Matthäus in 2007; he also remains the all-time leading scorer of Germans national team caps (91). 

After hanging up his boots Sigfried became manager of Rot Weiss Ahlen where he remained until 2003 when he took over at FC Energie Cottbus following the resignation of Dieter Heckinghaus.

48. Adrián Ramos


Adrián Ramos Career

  • 2004: América de Cali
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2004–2009: América de Cali: 84: (34)
  • 2005: → Trujillanos (loan): 23: (8)
  • 2006–2007: → Santa Fe (loan): 31: (5)
  • 2009–2014: Hertha BSC: 157: (58)
  • 2014–2017: Borussia Dortmund: 52: (13)
  • 2017: → Granada (loan): 14: (4)
  • 2017–2018: Chongqing Lifan: 0: (0)
  • 2017–2018: → Granada (loan): 26: (5)
  • 2018–2020: Granada: 17: (4)
  • 2020–: América de Cali: 18: (9)
  • 2008–: Colombia: 37: (4)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 28 December 2020, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 30 March 2016

Ramos is a Colombian striker who has played for several clubs in his homeland and abroad, including Borussia Dortmund. He made his senior international debut in 2007 and has since gone on to score 23 goals in 57 appearances for Colombia's national team.

In 2014, Ramos joined Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund on loan from América de Cali; he scored four goals in 16 appearances before returning to the South American club at the end of the season. 

Ramos signed with Liga MX side Club America ahead of the 2015 Clausura tournament, but was released by them after just two months without featuring for their first team.

He subsequently joined Chilean Primera División side Audax Italiano, where he finished as top scorer during the 2016 Apertura season with 17 goals in 27 matches; this earned him a contract extension until 2017 which he duly signed last week. 

On 10 January 2019, it was announced that Ramos had rejoined former club América de Cali on a six-month deal following his release from Audax Italiano earlier that month.

Having been prolific throughout his career, Ramos is considered one of Colombia’s most elite strikers and is often compared to compatriot Radamel Falcao due to their striking similarities – both players are also known for their finishing ability from outside the box. 

Ramos married Colombian model Araceli Rodríguez Álvarez on 25 May 2018 at Villa La Angostura estate near Cartagena; they have one child together (born 5 December 2018).

49. Tom Rothe


  • : St. Pauli
  • 2021–2022: Borussia Dortmund
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2022–: Borussia Dortmund: 3: (1)
  • 2020: Germany U17: 1: (1)
  • 2022–: Germany U19: 3: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 23:46, 1 October 2022 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 22:25, 16 April 2022 (UTC)

Tom Rothe is a left-back who currently plays for Borussia Dortmund. Rothe started his youth career at SC Freiburg before joining Bundesliga side BVB in 2016.

He made his first-team debut as a substitute in a 3-1 win over Darmstadt 98 on 6 February 2017, and has since made 10 appearances for the club overall. 

Rothe was part of Germany's U17 team that won the European Championships in 2015, and he also played for their U19s at the UEFA Championship last year, helping them to reach the semi-finals where they were narrowly beaten by eventual winners Spain.

Tom Rothe has represented Bayern Munich at various age levels, but decided to switch allegiance to Dortmund after being impressed with their development system following moving from Bayern Munich’s academy in 2016. 

Tom Rothe is a German footballer who currently plays for Borussia Dortmund. Rothe made his senior debut with Borussia Dortmund in 2022 and has since been an important part of the team. He has played for Germany U17s and Germany U19s, both of which he represented at the international level.

In 2020, Rothe was called up to the national side for their European Championship campaign and helped them reach the semi-finals where they narrowly lost to Portugal. At club level, Rothe has enjoyed success with Borussia Dortmund - winning two Bundesliga titles and one DFB-Pokal trophy during his time.

50. Kevin Großkreutz


Kevin Großkreutz Career

  • 1992–1995: DJK Rot-Weiß Obereving
  • 1995–1999: VfL Kemminghausen
  • 1999–2002: FC Merkur 07 Dortmund
  • 2002–2003: Borussia Dortmund
  • 2003–2006: Rot Weiss Ahlen
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2006–2007: Rot Weiss Ahlen II: 2: (2)
  • 2006–2009: Rot Weiss Ahlen: 94: (24)
  • 2009–2015: Borussia Dortmund: 176: (23)
  • 2015: Borussia Dortmund II: 6: (0)
  • 2016: Galatasaray: 0: (0)
  • 2016–2017: VfB Stuttgart: 26: (1)
  • 2017–2018: Darmstadt 98: 27: (3)
  • 2018–2020: KFC Uerdingen: 45: (0)
  • 2021–: TuS Bövinghausen: 48: (8)
  • 2010: Germany U21: 1: (1)
  • 2010–2014: Germany: 6: (0)

Kevin Großkreutz is a professional footballer who plays as a right-back for TuS Bövinghausen. He started his career with DJK Rot-Weiß Obereving before moving on to VfL Kemminghausen and FC Merkur 07 Dortmund.

In 2003, he joined Borussia Dortmund where he played until 2006. After leaving the Bundesliga side, Großkreutz spent two seasons with Rot Weiss Ahlen before joining TuS Bövinghausen in 2010. Großkreutz is a versatile attacking midfielder who can play anywhere across the front three.

He has an impressive record of scoring goals in both Bundesliga and international competitions. His pace, dribbling ability, and shooting power make him a difficult player to defend against. Großkreutz has been linked with several top European clubs in recent seasons, but he continues to stay loyal to Borussia Dortmund.

At just 24 years old, Kevin Großkreutz still has plenty of potential left on the pitch and looks set for even greater things in the future.

51. Mitchell Langerak


Mitchell Langerak Career

  • 1996–2002: Tieri Tigers
  • 2003–2005: Bundaberg Waves
  • 2006–2007: AIS
  • 2007–2010: Melbourne Victory
  • 2007: South Melbourne (loan)
  • 2010–2012: Borussia Dortmund II
  • 2010–2015: Borussia Dortmund
  • 2015–2017: VfB Stuttgart
  • 2016–2017: VfB Stuttgart II
  • 2017–2018: Levante
  • 2018: Nagoya Grampus
  • 2006: Australia U-20
  • 2013: Australia

Mitchell Langerak is a goalkeeper who currently plays for Nagoya Grampus in the J. League Division 1. He has previously played for Melbourne Victory and Bundaberg Waves in Australia's A-League and National Soccer League, respectively.

Mitchell was born on August 22nd 1988 in Emerald, Queensland to an English father and Australian mother. 

He began his professional career with Tieri Tigers before moving to Bundaberg Waves in 2006 where he made over 100 appearances during his time there including representing Australia at U17 level and captaining the side at senior international tournaments such as the AFC Champions League Qualifier against Vietnam F.C.

In 2007, Mitchell joined Melbourne Victory which won both the Premiership (Australia's top division) title that year as well as consecutive A-League Championships from 2008–2010 - making him one of only five goalkeepers ever to achieve this feat across two different leagues (AFL/Ligue 1 & A-League). 

After three seasons with Melbourne Victory, Mitchell moved back home to join Japanese club Nagoya Grampus ahead of their inaugural season in 2016 - helping them finish second behind champions Kashiwa Reysol after conceding just 38 goals all season long.

Mitchell holds several Australian records including most clean sheets (25), lowest number of conceded goals per game (0·89)[3] and longest unbeaten run between concedeances[4]. 

As well as being named Young Footballer of The Year twice by football magazine FourFourTwo,[5][6] he also received an Order Of The British Empire medal from Queen Elizabeth II[7]in recognition of his achievements while playing for England youth teams.[8] 

Outside of football, Mitchell enjoys spending time with family and friends – especially flying kites – surfing when conditions allow it,[9], cooking pasta dishes using traditional Italian ingredients like crushed tomatoes,[10], playing video games(especially FIFA) with mates or watching movies alone afterwards.

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