Who are the greatest players to have graced Borussia Dortmund?
Borussia Dortmund has seen the rise of numerous exceptional players throughout its storied history.
In this article, we will delve into the achievements of the top five Borussia Dortmund players of all time, shedding light on their remarkable contributions to the club’s success.
5- Marco Reus
Rues has secured a place in Dortmund’s history with his inspiring loyalty to the club. Many talented players have established their reputations at Signal Iduna Park before continuing their careers elsewhere. But Reus’ presence in Dortmund’s midfield line has been a constant despite many ups and downs at the club since 2013.
The German star is yet to claim the Bundesliga, but he has captained the Black and Yellows to two DFB-Pokal cups. He has also won the Bundesliga Player of the Season award three times.
4- Jürgen Kohler
Kohler, was an essential component of Dortmund’s success in the 1990s. The defender played a pivotal role in Dortmund’s Bundesliga title triumphs in 1996 and 2002. He was also instrumental in the club’s crowning moment in 1997 when they secured the UEFA Champions League trophy. Kohler’s leadership, defensive prowess, and ability to marshal the backline were vital to Dortmund’s achievements during that era.
3- Michael Zorc
Michael Zorc, a true Dortmund legend, enjoyed a remarkable career at the club as a midfielder. His longevity and loyalty are unparalleled, having spent his entire professional career at the German side. Zorc played a significant role in the club’s successes during the 1990s, winning two Bundesliga titles in 1995 and 1996, as well as the Champions League in 1997. Zorc holds the record for the most appearances for Dortmund (572).
2- Manfred Burgsmüller
Manfred Burgsmüller holds the distinction of being Borussia Dortmund’s all-time leading goal scorer in the Bundesliga. The German striker registered 135 goals for the Black and Yellows in 224 appearances.
His scoring prowess made him a key player for the Black and Yellows during the late 1970s and early 1980s. However, he left the club without a trophy in 1983.
1- Matthias Sammer
Matthias Sammer was the driving force behind Dortmund’s triumphs during the 1990s. He won back-to-back Bundesliga titles in the Bundesliga before winning the European Championship with Germany in 1996. Sammer’s immense contributions were recognized with the prestigious Ballon d’Or award at the same year.
The versatile midfielder’s exceptional performances and leadership qualities propelled Dortmund to unprecedented success, including their UEFA Champions League victory in 1997.