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Top five players with most appearances for Borussia Dortmund

Published at :December 18, 2023 at 4:04 PM
Modified at :January 14, 2024 at 12:26 AM
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Dhruv Sharma

All of these players are Iconic figures of the Black and Yellow

Borussia Dortmund stand as one of Germany’s most prestigious football clubs, adorned with a rich history and a lineage of iconic players who have graced the hallowed grounds of Signal Iduna Park. Their contributions extend far beyond mere numbers on a stat sheet; they represent an era, a legacy, and an unwavering commitment to the values that define this illustrious football institution.

Their legacies endure as a testament to their dedication, skill, and unrelenting passion for the club they represented with pride, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of Dortmund faithful fans and in the history of one of the oldest clubs in Germany and Europe.

During a time when players change teams a lot, these legends stayed with Dortmund, picking loyalty to the club over leaving for bigger opportunities. They became the real protectors of Dortmund’s history. They didn’t just play; they lived and breathed the club, making everyone feel dedicated and united in the team.

Among these greatest players, selected players have made into the club’s history by making the most appearances across all competitions, becoming living legends and embodying the true essence of Die Schwarzgelben:

5. Marco Reus: 409 appearances

One of Germany’s finest players to ever wear a football boot. Reus has been in his native country throughout his whole career, he has been a part of Borussia Dortmund since more than a decade now, even though he hasn’t won the Bundesliga, his loyalty and love towards the club can never go unnoticed. He has been one of the longest tenured players for the club. He has 166 goals and 124 assists in 409 matches for Dortmund, his leadership quality has been one of the best.

4. Stefan Reuter: 421 appearances

Stefan Reuter, a versatile and tenacious full-back, caved his legacy in Dortmund’s history books. During his tenure from 1988 to 1996, Reuter’s relentless work ethic and defensive prowess propelled him to make this amount of appearances. His marauding runs down the flanks and defensive solidity endeared him to the passionate Dortmund faithful.

3. Roman Weidenfeller: 453 appearances

A custodian par excellence, Roman Weidenfeller fortified Dortmund’s defense for over a decade. His time at the club, from 2002 to 2018, saw him don the gloves an impressive 453 times. His acrobatic saves and unwavering spirit made him an indispensable figure between the posts, earning him respect and admiration from the famed Yellow Wall.

2. Mats Hummels: 489 appearances

Mats Hummels
Hummels has an indelible mark on Borussia Dortmund during his tenure at the club

Mats Hummels, the esteemed German centre-back, has left an indelible mark on Borussia Dortmund during his tenure at the club. Returning to Dortmund after a successful stint with Bayern Munich, his return to Dortmund in 2019 infused experience and leadership into a youthful defensive line. Hummels is a large, consistent, and physically strong player, known for his powerful tackling and strength in the air, as well as his ability to read the game and intercept loose balls.

1. Michael Zorc: 572 appearances

Zorc is a Living Monument of Loyalty, topping the charts, he is a figure who epitomizes unwavering loyalty and dedication to Borussia Dortmund. Zorc’s tenure at the club spanned an astonishing 17 years, from 1981 to 1998. As a midfielder, his leadership, technical awareness, and commitment saw him make a staggering 571 appearances, scoring 159 goals and providing 31 assists during his tenure.

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