Building Borussia Dortmund's Perfect Bundesliga Footballer

Callum Altimas
Jun 1, 2020, 12:04 PM GMT+1
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Over the years Borussia Dortmund have seen some of the world's greatest players pull on the black and yellow jersey.

And while Bayern Munich have been the dominant side for the majority of the last 30 years, Dortmund have had their moments in the sun and these players are a large part of that.

In an effort to create the greatest player in Dortmund's history, we're going to take the best features from a number of past players and combine them to make the ultimate hybrid. This should be fun.

Brain - Matthias Sammer

The only Dortmund captain to ever lift the Champions League, you won't find many German footballers more decorated than Sammer.

Whether it was in midfield or when he moved back into a libero role, Sammer's footballing IQ was off the charts and the 2x German Footballer of the Year rarely put a foot wrong for Dortmund.

A Ballon d'Or winner, Sammer led Dortmund to significant success throughout his time at BVB and a large part of that was down to his football brain.

Eyes (Vision) - Jadon Sancho

Jadon Sancho
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Despite still only being 20 years old, Jadon Sancho has emerged as one of football's hottest properties and a large part of that is acute eye for a pass.

Sancho burst onto the scene last year and has gone on to record 17 assists in both of his full seasons as a first team regular at the club.

The winger is dangerous in more ways than one and despite his excellent goal scoring record, it's his playmaking ability makes him really standout as one of the best young players in the world.

Lungs (Workhorse- Cardio) - Marco Reus

Marco Reus
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A Dortmund legend, Marco Reus first joined BVB when he was seven years old - before returning in 2012 - and has become famed for his exceptional technical talent and his incredible work-rate on and off the ball.

Reus has always given 110% in a Black and Yellow shirt and the winger regularly outworks anyone who shares a pitch with him.

Body (Strength) - Mats Hummels

Mats Hummels
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During two separate spells at Dortmund, Mats Hummels has been a force at the back for the Blacks and Yellows. Hummels played an integral role in Dortmund's 2010/11 Bundesliga success, winning the league with the best defensive record in the division.

Hummels has gained a reputation for his strength and tough tackling during his career. He's a forward's worst nightmare.

Legs (Speed) - Stefan Reuter

Stefan Reuter
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Nicknamed 'Turbo' for his blistering pace, there was only one option for this.

Reuter regularly tortured opposition defences with his speed and throughout his BVB career, there was no one in the Bundesliga who could keep up with him down the flank.

Reuter made over 300 appearances for Dortmund and even captained the side for six years.

Right Foot - Robert Lewandowski

Robert Lewandowski
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One of the greatest forwards in Bundesliga history, Lewandowski's finishing is unparalleled in recent times, and the Polish striker has gone on to become the highest scoring non-German in Bundesliga history.

There's no right foot that ever played for Dortmund that is quite as lethal as Lewandowski's.

Whether it was for Dortmund or currently at Bayern Munich, Lewandowski has been nothing short of unplayable for almost a decade and is an easy choice for the right foot of our hybrid player.

Left Foot - Andreas Möller

Andreas Möller
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As an attacking midfielder, Möller was capable of using his right or left foot as he destroyed Bundesliga defences for Dortmund, but as we've got our right foot already in place, it's the German's left we'll be taking.

A creative playmaker, Möller assisted almost as many goals as he scored for Dortmund during two spells at BVB, proving he was dangerous in more than one area for the club.

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