Marcel Schmelzer

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Marcel Schmelzer
Marcel Schmelzer 2014.jpg
Schmelzer with Borussia Dortmund in 2014
Personal information
Full name Marcel Schmelzer[1]
Date of birth (1988-01-22) 22 January 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth Magdeburg, East Germany
Height 1.80 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 198 (2)
National team
2009–2010 Germany U21 11 (0)
2010–2014 Germany 16 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:44, 8 May 2016 (UTC).

‡ 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 German club Borussia Dortmund. He has been capped by Germany at international level.[2]

Club career[edit]

Borussia Dortmund players (From Left to Right: Marco Stiepermann, Marcel Schmelzer, Mats Hummels and Kevin Großkreutz) celebrate winning the Bundesliga in 2011

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 title.[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]

On 25 April 2016, Marcel Schmelzer yet again extended his contract with BVB. He agreed on a five-year deal which will keep him with the black and yellows trough 2021.[7]

International career[edit]

Schmelzer playing for Germany

Schmelzer was called up 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.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 21 May 2016
Club Season League Cup Continental Other1 Total Ref.
League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Borussia Dortmund II 2007–08 Regionalliga Nord 26 0 26 0 [8]
2008–09 Regionalliga West 10 0 10 0 [8]
2009–10 3. Liga 1 0 1 0 [8]
Totals 37 0 37 0
Borussia Dortmund 2008–09 Bundesliga 12 0 3 0 1 0 16 0 [8]
2009–10 28 0 2 0 30 0 [8]
2010–11 34 0 2 0 7 0 43 0 [8]
2011–12 28 1 4 0 5 0 37 1 [8]
2012–13 29 0 3 1 13 1 1 0 46 2 [8]
2013–14 19 1 3 0 5 0 1 0 28 1 [8]
2014–15 22 0 4 0 6 0 1 0 33 0 [8]
2015–16 26 0 6 0 15 0 47 0 [8]
Totals 198 2 27 1 52 1 3 0 280 4
Career totals 235 2 27 1 52 1 3 0 317 4

International[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

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. 
  7. ^ "Borussia Dortmund und Marcel Schmelzer verlängern Zusammenarbeit bis 2021". Borussia Dortmund (in German). 25 April 2016. Retrieved 25 April 2016. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Marcel Schmelzer » Club matches". World Football. Retrieved 15 August 2015. 

External links[edit]