17 years BVB
Former international Schmelzer ends his career
Marcel Schmelzer, then 17, joined Borussia Dortmund on 17 July 2005. Now “Schmelle” announces the end of his career in the same club. The cause is accidents in recent years. Saturday can expect a big goodbye.
Marcel Schmelzer, veteran of Borussia Dortmund, ends his football career, and more. The former international will leave BVB at the end of the season after 17 years. The 34-year-old shared it in a video on Instagram. “Unfortunately, over the past two years, injuries have repeatedly brought me back. In this context, I would like to thank BVB for allowing me to complete my rehabilitation here again. I don’t know what will happen, but I can’t wait to do it. challenges “.
In 2005, Schmelzer moved from the youth team of 1. FC Magdeburg to the Dortmund Under 19 team. In 2008 he played his first competitive match with the pros. Since then, the center-back has appeared in a total of 367 official Borussia matches and has been a two-time German champion and three-time cup winner with BVB since 2008. In 2009 he won gold at the European Championships with the Under 21 national team. In November 2010 he made his debut in the German national team, for which he played a total of 16 international matches. Schmelzer last played for BVB on June 17, 2020.
BVB had extended Schmelzer’s expiring contract last season so that the former captain could continue his rehabilitation in his usual environment after a severe knee injury.
However, Schmelzer cannot play one last time for his club. “He hasn’t trained in the team for four months, which also has some insurance problems,” explained coach Marco Rose. “As much as I’d like for myself and the fans, some things can’t be implemented, and that’s Schmelzer’s case. He’ll be at the stadium – and hopefully not for the last time. He’ll definitely be very special.”