Marcel Schmelzer in 2011
|Date of birth||22 January 1988|
|Place of birth||Magdeburg, East Germany|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Playing position||Left back|
|Current club||Borussia Dortmund|
|2007–2009||Borussia Dortmund II||37||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:53, 5 September 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Marcel Schmelzer (German pronunciation: [ˈmaːʀˌsɛl ˈʃmɛlˈzɐ]; born 22 January 1988) is a German footballer who plays as a left back for the German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund. He has been capped by Germany at international level.
Schmelzer was born in Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt. He started his professional career with Borussia Dortmund, making his first appearance on 9 August 2008, in the German Cup first-round match against Rot-Weiss Essen. His first league appearance came in the following week, as he played the final twenty minutes of a 3–2 win at Bayer Leverkusen. Schmelzer had his best season for Borussia Dortmund in the 2010–11 season, where he managed to play every minute of the season for the team who went on to win the Bundesliga that year.
The following season, Schmelzer, who missed the beginning of the Bundesliga due to injury, enjoyed yet another trophy as he helped Dortmund win another Bundesliga titles. In addition to being the left back for the team for the entire season, Schmelzer also helped Dortmund secure the DFB Pokal with a 5–2 win against Bayern Munich, making it 3 titles in 2 years.
On 11 January 2013, Schmelzer extended his contract with Borussia, which will keep him at the club until 2017.
|Schmelzer playing for Germany|
As of 23:58, 14 August 2013 (UTC)
- As of 5 September 2013[update]
|Club||Season||League||Cup[nb 1]||Supercup[nb 2]||Continental[nb 3]||Total|
- Borussia Dortmund
- "Marcel Schmelzer". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
- "Valdez vollendet Arbeitssieg". kicker.de (in German). 9 August 2008. Retrieved 17 May 2009.
- "Löw: "My compliments go to Jürgen Klopp"" (in German). bundesliga.de. 22 April 2012. Retrieved 27 April 2012.
- "BVB extend contract of Marcel Schmelzer until 2017". Borussia Dortmund Official Website. 11 January 2013. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
- "Dortmund prevail over Bayern in Supercup thriller". bundesliga.com. 27 July 2013. Retrieved 5 November 2013.
- Borussia Dortmund profile (German)
- Marcel Schmelzer at fussballdaten.de (German)
- Marcel Schmelzer at transfermarkt.de (German)
- Marcel Schmelzer – UEFA competition record
- Marcel Schmelzer at National-Football-Teams.com
- ESPN FC profile