Marcel Schmelzer

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Marcel Schmelzer
Marcel Schmelzer, Germany national football team (04).jpg
Schmelzer playing for Germany in 2011
Personal information
Full name Marcel Schmelzer[1]
Date of birth (1988-01-22) 22 January 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Magdeburg, East Germany
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
Borussia Dortmund
Number 29
Youth career
1997–2001 Fortuna Magdeburg
2001–2005 FC Magdeburg
2005–2007 Borussia Dortmund
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Borussia Dortmund II 37 (0)
2008– Borussia Dortmund 148 (2)
National team
2009–2010 Germany U21 11 (0)
2010– Germany 16 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 March 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 March 2014

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.[2]

Club career[edit]

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.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5]

On 27 July 2013, Schmelzer won the 2013 DFL-Supercup with Dortmund 4–2 against rivals Bayern Munich.[6]

International career[edit]

Marcel Schmelzer, Germany national football team (02).jpg Marcel Schmelzer, Germany national football team (03).jpg
Schmelzer playing for Germany

Schmelzer was called by the U21 team for the 2009 European Championship, being used regularly, although not as a starter, he played the final five minutes in the final, a 4–0 success against England.

International appearances[edit]

As of 5 March 2014

Germany
Year Apps Goals
2010 1 0
2011 4 0
2012 4 0
2013 6 0
2014 1 0
Total 16 0

Club Statistics[edit]

As of 16 April 2014
Club Season League Cup[nb 1] Supercup[nb 2] Continental[nb 3] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Borussia Dortmund 2008–09 12 0 3 0 1 0 16 0
2009–10 28 0 2 0 30 0
2010–11 34 0 2 0 7 0 43 0
2011–12 28 1 4 0 0 0 5 0 37 1
2012–13 29 0 3 1 1 0 13 1 46 2
2013–14 17 1 2 0 1 0 5 0 25 1
Total 148 2 16 1 2 0 31 1 197 4
  1. ^ Includes DFB-Pokal
  2. ^ Includes DFL-Supercup
  3. ^ Includes UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League

Honours[edit]

Schmelzer (second from left) celebrates winning the Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund in 2011

Club[edit]

Borussia Dortmund

Country[edit]

Germany

References[edit]

  1. ^ "M. Schmelzer". Soccerway. Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Marcel Schmelzer". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Valdez vollendet Arbeitssieg". kicker.de (in German). 9 August 2008. Retrieved 17 May 2009. 
  4. ^ "Löw: "My compliments go to Jürgen Klopp"" (in German). bundesliga.de. 22 April 2012. Retrieved 27 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "BVB extend contract of Marcel Schmelzer until 2017". Borussia Dortmund Official Website. 11 January 2013. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "Dortmund prevail over Bayern in Supercup thriller". bundesliga.com. 27 July 2013. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 

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