Borussia Dortmund Youth Sector

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Borussia Dortmund Youth Sector
Full name Ballspielverein Borussia
09 e.V. Dortmund
President Dr Reinhard Rauball
Youth Coordinator Lars Ricken
Website Club home page

Borussia Dortmund Youth Sector is the youth set-up of Borussia Dortmund. The club operates the system for boys from the age of nine upwards and a total of 15 youth teams. Home games are staged at the club's training ground Hohenbuschei.

Lars Ricken, a former Dortmund player and German international, has been the youth coordinator since 2008.[1]

The youth team has educated many players who have become regulars in the Fußball-Bundesliga and the Germany national football team, such as Eike Immel, Lars Ricken and the current club Director for Sport Michael Zorc. Most recent graduates include first team regulars Marco Reus, Nuri Şahin and Marcel Schmelzer. The club has notably produced World Cup champions Mario Götze and Kevin Großkreutz.


The club recruits young players and teach them football skills required to play at that club's standard. The young apprentices offered the chance to train in close proximity to the professional players.

The club launched partnerships with United States sides Cincinnati United and La Roca Futbol Club. The cooperation will include training philosophies and drills for their coaches and annual training camps with Dortmund coaching staff.[2]

The Evonik-Fußballschule des BVB was opened in July 2011 to provide mainstream education for the youth players who do not reside in the Dortmund area.[3]

In 2014, a new dormitory for young players from outside of Dortmund was opened. It's housing the young sportsmen who are trained to become a part of the club's professional teams.[4]

Youth teams[edit]

Under 19[edit]

The team currently competes in the Under 19 Bundesliga and the UEFA Youth League. It also participates in the DFB Junioren Vereinspokal and the Under 19 Westphalia Cup. Some of the members of the Under 19 team also play for the club's reserve team Borussia Dortmund II. Former Hamburger SV Chef Préformation Marc Meister has been the head coach since July 2013.

As of 2 February 2015.[5]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Germany GK Jan-Pascal Reckert
Germany GK Dominik Reimann
Germany GK Tim Siegemeyer
Morocco DF Mohamed El-Bouazzati
Germany DF Patrick Franke
Germany DF David Hüsing
Germany DF Emmanuel Mbende
Turkey DF Mert Şahin
Germany DF Till Schumacher
Germany MF Oğuzhan Aydoğan
Turkey MF Burak Çamoğlu
Germany MF Sören Dieckmann
Germany MF Lars Dietz
No. Position Player
Germany MF Nils Dietz
Croatia MF Domagoj Drožđek
United States MF Junior Flores
Germany MF Mehmet Kurt
Japan MF Mitsuru Maruoka
Germany MF David Sauerland
Germany MF Pascal Stenzel
Turkey FW Hayrullah Alıcı
Germany FW Jonas Arweiler
Germany FW Ogün Gümüştaş
Germany FW Luca Steinfeldt
Germany FW Vincent Stenzel

Under 17[edit]

The team currently competes in the Under 17 Bundesliga and the Under 17 Westphalia Cup. Hannes Wolf has been the head coach since July 2011. The team recently have won for the fifth time the Under 17 championship.

As of 2 February 2015.[6]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Germany GK Dani Balic
Germany GK Eike Bansen
Germany GK Marvin Bobka
Germany DF Jan-Philipp Binias
Germany DF Sören Lippert
Germany DF Andreas Ogrzall
Germany DF Felix Passlack
Germany DF Amos Pieper
Germany DF Julian Schwermann
Germany DF Tim Sechelmann
Germany DF Niklas Sewing
Greece MF Petros Agiasiotis
Germany MF Etienne Amenyido
Germany MF Miguel Blanco-Lopez
No. Position Player
Germany MF Dženis Burnić
Denmark MF Jacob Bruun Larsen
Germany MF Patrick Fritsch
Poland MF David Kopacz
Germany MF Sahin Kösecik
Germany MF Alexander Laukart
Poland MF Mateusz Ostaszewski
Germany MF Sandro Plechaty
United States MF Christian Pulisic
Italy MF Dario Scuderi
Germany FW Berkant Güner
Turkey FW Tarik Kurt
Germany FW Janni-Luca Serra
Poland FW Robin Wodniok

Current technical staff[edit]

Role Under 19 Under 17
Head coach Germany Marc Meister Germany Hannes Wolf
Assistant coach Germany Eduard Graf Germany Miguel Moreira
Goalkeeper coach Germany Thomas Feldhoff Germany Andreas Braun


Winners (5): 1993–94, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98
Runners-up (1): 2008–09
Winners (5): 1983–84, 1992–93, 1995–96, 1997–98, 2013–14
Runners-up (5): 1998–99, 2000–01, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08
Winners (1): 2008–09
Winners (2): 2007–08, 2013–14
Runners-up (2): 2006–07, 2010–11
  • DFB Junioren Vereinspokal
Runners-up (1): 2008–09
  • Under 19 Westphalia Cup
Winners (4): 2006–07, 2007–08, 2009–10, 2011–12
Runners-up (1): 2012–13
  • Under 17 Westphalia Cup
Winners (3): 2006–07, 2008–09, 2013–14
Runners-up (2): 2011–12, 2012–13

International youth graduates[edit]

This is a list of former Borussia Dortmund youth graduates who have gone on to represent their country at full international level.

As of 5 March 2014.

Fritz Walter Medal[edit]

First awarded in 2005, the Fritz Walter Medal is a series of annual awards given by the German Football Association to German youth footballers. The following youth graduates have won the medal.

As of 15 July 2013.
Year Category Metal Player
2005 Under 18 Gold medal icon.svg Gold Marc-André Kruska
2005 Under 17 Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Sebastian Tyrała1[›]
2009 Under 17 Gold medal icon.svg Gold Mario Götze
2010 Under 18 Gold medal icon.svg Gold Mario Götze
2012 Under 19 Gold medal icon.svg Gold Antonio Rüdiger

^ 1: Tyrała began his career with the Germany national youth football team. Later he switched to Poland.


  1. ^ "Lars Ricken Is Borussia's New Youth Coordinator". 11 July 2008. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "BVB announce partnership with football clubs in the US". 2 July 2014. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "BVB Evonik Fußballschule eröffnet - 500 Kinder trainieren im Schatten des Signal Iduna Park" (in German). 25 July 2011. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Das neue Jugendhaus: Schwarzgelbe Talent-WG" (in German). 28 May 2014. Retrieved 16 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "A-Junioren-Bundesliga, Saison 2014/2015)" (in German). Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "B-Junioren-Bundesliga, Saison 2014/2015)" (in German). Retrieved 1 July 2014. 

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