Top players

We are going to talk about the best players of the team Borussia Dortmund.

Roman Weidenfeller

And at 36, he is still the one the coach can rely on, determining the starting lineup. Yes, Weidenfeller is no longer so clever and jumpy as before. Yes, his not very good game with their feet began to falter more often with age, but for 15 years of exemplary service to the Roman club, by definition, he was freed from any comments and grievances. Even this season, being nominally a substitute goalkeeper and playing less often, Weidenfeller managed to save Dortmund from relegation from the German Cup, having beaten two penalties in the post-match series with Union, and showed the class in the away game with Real in the League champions.

Calling Weidenfeller the best goalkeeper of “Borussia” in the entire history is hampered by the presence of such a character as Stefan Clos. A native of Dortmund, who actively burned in the 90s and won the Champions League with Borussia, clearly would not have approved such a decision. And who are we to upset Stefan? However, in the XXI century, Weidenfeller in Borussia was not (yet) equal.

Ivan Perisic

Football player Ivan Perisic, who deserved the fame of a hard-working legionnaire of European clubs, turned into a national hero of Croatia overnight. His goal equalized the score in the semifinal meeting with England at the 2018 World Cup. And the ball, scored with his filing later, led the “checkers” to the final of the world championship, which the Croatian team had never achieved before. The attacking midfielder, who earned the title of the best scorer of the Belgian championship in 2011 and is now playing for Inter, confessed to the press that at 9 years of age, cheering for Croatia at the 1998 World Cup, he did not dream of surpassing the “star” generation that broke out semifinal world championship.

The future star of the Croatian team was born on May 2, 1989 in one of the most sporting cities in the country. Split was celebrated by tennis players Mario Anchich and Goran Ivanishevich, handball player Ivano Balic and 4-time world champion in high jump Blanca Vlašić. The young football fan had access to training in the youthful section of the titled “Hajduk”, but fate almost left Ivan without his favorite sport. Parents owned a small chicken farm, and Perisic’s father insisted that his son help him after school. The head of the family didn’t want to hear that, due to household worries, Ivan was constantly late for workouts. The older the young man became, the sharper were the conflicts.

By the time he graduated from school, Ivan had time to play for the youth team of Croatia and had offers from breeders of several clubs, including Ajax and Hamburg. But the young football player chose “Sochaux” and at the age of 17 he ran away from family fights to France.  The Croat spent the first season playing for the youth squad of the French club from Montbeliard. In 2007, the team won the first trophy – the Gambardella National Cup, for which teams consisting of players less than 19 years old are competing. The senior team that year played in the French Super Cup final, so Perisic was looking forward to the transfer to the base.

However, the debut did not take place, despite the fact that the contract continued to operate for another two years. First, the footballer played for the Sochaux V team, and in the last half of the year they rented it to the Belgian Roeselare. The first game of the newcomer in the Belgian team was the match against Brugge within the Belgian Cup. The athlete, inspired by the changes, was marked by a goal, which turned out to be the only goal scored in that meeting. For Rozelare, Ivan played another 16 games in which he scored 4 goals, but the club did not want to get a midfielder. But the player became interested in those whom he had forgotten to think about – the Brugge scouts, whose team was defeated because of his debut goal. In autumn 2009, Perisic finally moved from France to Belgium.

lukasz Piszczek

“I do not know of another such player who at the same time would combine in himself an attacking agility and the ability to defend first-class. Want the closest analogy? Good: Dani Alves. Only one important clarification – Pishchek plays in defense much better than the Brazilian.” We will never know what Jürgen Klopp was thinking about, inviting the unremarkable Polish winger Herta to his team. But we know exactly what happened after this transfer. The left-handed striker who faded out of the reserve in Berlin became the main right-back of Dortmund and won the gold of the Bundesliga in the first season in the new team.

Having cooperated with compatriots, Pishchek became part of the Borussia Dortmund side project called Polonia Dortmund. The main hit of this group will soon be 4 years old. Its release took place on April 24, 2013 and stunned the whole of Europe.

Marco Reus

One of Marco’s best friends is Kevin Grosskreutz, a forward from Borussia, with whom they both played for the Dortmund youth teams, but both were excluded from Borussia due to the lack of prospects. Both went to the Rot-Weiss, who were helped out in the second Bundesliga. Marco does not consider himself a very superstitious person. However, he wears blue boxer shorts for good luck. In the evenings, this guy often plays online against their former team-mates – Roman Neustedter or Tony Yanchke. His nickname in the team is “Woody” because of the cartoon character woodpecker Woody. The fact is that Marco makes similar head movements while running.

Yakub Blaschikovski

Cuba and his brother David daily had to travel 35 kilometers one way by train to get to the city of Czestochowa, where they attended trainings of the local team. When Yakub was 10 years old, his father killed his mother, for Yakub this was such a shock that he stopped attending football training sessions and even school. The father of a football player was convicted of murder for 15 years. In 2011, he was released, but Blaschikovskiy refused to contact him. However, in May, when Yakub’s father died at the age of 56, the footballer came to the funeral. Jakub returned to training thanks to his uncle, Jerzy Bjenchek.

Mats Hummels

The long way home took away so much energy and emotion that when he returned to Munich, Mats would need some more time to catch his breath. Do not ask too much from him now. Hummels is looking for peace and stability and becomes a little sentimental: “You have no idea how important it is for me to return to Munich. I can go cycling with my brother Jonas again; finally I will be able to attend his birthday, which has not happened the last 9 years. Walking around the city, I recognized that pool building, in which a 10-year-old child first jumped from a tower. My best friends live 500 meters away from me, and that makes me feel great.” And Borussia has already forgiven her former captain for late departure. To part with the club is beautiful – this is also a skill that not all modern footballers own.

Nuri Sahin

At the very beginning of his career, Shahin became a real “thunderstorm of records”. In 2005, the midfielder became the youngest player, and then the youngest goal scorer in Bundesliga history. Then he updated these same records in the Turkish national team. Shahin played only for those clubs that won the Champions Cup. Borussia won this trophy in 1997, and Feyenoord in 1970, while Real Madrid won this tournament 9 times. Despite the fact that while Nuri cannot boast of playing for Turkey at major tournaments, he has achieved great success at the youth level. At the age of 16, he was a key player in the U-17 national team, which won the European Championship, and later reached the semifinals of the World Youth Championship. At that tournament, Nuri was recognized as the third player of the competition, taking second place in the dispute between scorers. By the way Shahin speaks five languages ​​- Turkish, German, English, Dutch and Spanish.

Christoph Metzelder

Borussia at the beginning of the century was rarely lucky at the classy central defenders, because of which Stefan Reuter and Jurgen Kohler, the heroes of the “Dortmund” of the 90s, had to lash every evexir of youth every weekend so that the center of defense of the club was all right . The reinforcements unexpectedly came from Proussen Münster. A 20-year-old man with a height of over 190 cm sent respectable uncles to a long-awaited retirement, while he himself became the head of the defense. 2002: the prize for the best European U-23 footballer, a championship with Zammer and a silver medal at the World Championships – not bad for yesterday’s newcomer from the regional league.

At 32, Metzelder was thinking about the future after football. Thrice-broken nose, torn long plantar ligament in the tarsus area, loosened knee ligaments and persistent problems with the gastrocnemius muscle — I didn’t really want to spend the rest of my life in a wheelchair, so in 2013, Christophe decided to end his career and no longer torture himself .

Paul Lambert

Paul Lambert is the coach of the Norwich City Football Club, also a former Scottish footballer. Paul was born on August 7 in 1969, in the city of Paisley. Since 1980, Lambert was a player in the youth team “Linwood Rangers Boyce Club”, since 1985 he played in the football club “St. Mirren”, with which he won the Scotland Cup at the age of 17 in the 1986/87 season. In the course of the 1993/94 season, Lambert moved to Motherwell, where he immediately became the bronze medalist of the championship, and the next year silver. In the 1995/96 season, Paul played for Borussia.

In November 1997, the football player was bought by Celtic. Last season 2005/06 as a player, the Scot spent at Livingstone, where he was a playing coach. As part of the Scottish national team, Lambert played from 1995 to 2003, was captain. After an unsuccessful experience with Livingstone, Paul led Wycombe Wanderers. In the 2007/2008 season, Wanderers could go into the First League, but lost in the playoff series, after which Paul was fired. On October 9, 2008, Lambert was entrusted to Colchester United, with whom the Scot took 12th place. After that, the coach accepted the Norwich City Football Club. In the 2009/10 season, Lambert led the team to the Championship and in the 2010/11 season to the Premier League. In the summer of 2012, Paul Lambert was officially introduced as an Aston Villa mentor.

Kevin Groskreutz

Kevin’s brother, Marcel Grosskroyts is also a professional footballer who plays for the second team of Borussia. Kevin during the season 2010/11 promised that he would shave his head if Borussia became the champion of Germany. After winning the 32nd round over Nuremberg, which made Borussia a champion, his team-mate, Brazilian Dede, shaved him. Father first took Kevin to the stadium when he was 4 years old. It was a 4: 1 win over Cologne in 1993. Goals scored then Michael Zork, Stefan Chapuisat and twice Mattias Zammer. Since then, Grosskroits went to every home match. Kevin’s father himself has been standing on the Southern Tribune for over 30 years. He does not miss a single game and is also always present on the road. Most often, he takes a friend with him and then drives a car to matches – like many other fans. He wants to see how not only Borussia plays, but also his son.

Andreas Moller

Andreas Moller is a well-known German footballer in the past. He was born in the city of Frankfurt am Main. Andreas started his career in the small club Schwarz-Weiss. In 1981, he ended up in Eintracht, in which he made his debut at the adult level. Later, Moeller defended the colors of such clubs as Borussia (Dortmund), Juventus, Schalke 04. A total of midfielder played in 485 matches of the national championships and scored 129 goals. Once he became the winner of the Champions League, the Intercontinental Cup and the UEFA Cup, twice won the championship and the German Cup.

As part of the national team, Andreas Moller became the world champion (1990) and Europe (1996). Total for the national team spent 85 fights and scored 29 goals. After finishing his career he worked as a coach. In 2007 and 2008 he headed the club “Victoria” (Aschaffenburg).

Andreas Moller left great football

World and European champion broke up with Eintracht. One of the strongest midfielders of the 90s, world and European champion in the national team of Germany Andreas Moller leaves the big football. Yesterday, Moller and his former club, Eintracht from Frankfurt am Main, announced the termination of the contract.

36-year-old Moller announced his retirement earlier, but then agreed to help return to Eintracht in Bundesliga. However, this help did not work. Andreas was tortured by injuries due to which, after a winter break, for example, he spent only six minutes on the field – and this is in two games. This situation did not suit the club, and both sides came to a joint decision, according to the official UEFA website. During his rich career, Moller spent in the Bundesliga 429 matches in which he scored 110 goals. I managed to play for Eintracht, Schalke 04 and Borussia in Dortmund. With Borussia, Moller won the European Cup. In addition, he spent two seasons in Juventus Turin. But the main success of Moller is connected, of course, with the German national team. In its composition, he became world champion in 1990, European champion in 1996.

Dede

He is the legend and the main long-playing legionary in club history: 390 official matches played for 13 years. When Borussia experienced financial difficulties, he suggested cutting their own salaries in half to make the club easier to breathe. Of course, about any care in some other club (Bayern, Galatasaray and Barcelona showed interest at different times) Father never thought, even when Borussia was on the verge of bankruptcy. “When I first ran to Westfalenstadion, I immediately felt that there was something special here. This feeling grew stronger with each game and with each season. ” In the first year of his stay in Germany, Ded had a great laugh of Michael Corka, complaining to the patron about cracks on the windshield of his car. Then it turned out that it was just a frost so artistically decorated personal transport Dede. However, he got used to the cold and other curiosities of the Ruhr city very quickly.

Throughout his career, Dede has never been late for training. (“This is a pedant,” another German Brazilian Ailton was probably thinking about him, always forgetting to return from vacation on time and regularly bringing 5-6 extra kilograms to Bremen from Rio on the sides). Dede became a symbol of the rebirth of the club, having traveled with him from one peak point of happiness (2002) to another (2011) – perhaps the most difficult part of life in the history of modern Borussia. In this sense, it is not so important what kind of defender Dede was, how many selections he made per match, how accurately he passed to his partners. The 80,000 fans who gathered at his farewell match were respected primarily by a person with a big black and yellow heart.

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