Best Borussia Dortmund Players in 2021

Sat 09 October 2021 | 14:30

Who is the best Borussia Dortmund player in 2021? In the following article, we've compiled who we think are the current top players in Borussia Dortmund. Read on to find out more about ranking Dortmund's top players this season.

Borussia Dortmund's season of 2020/21 ended with them winning the DFB-Pokal, and finishing 3rd in the Bundesliga.1, hence being qualified for the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League season. Read on to find out more about the best Dortmund players in 2021.

The Black and Yellows started the season with the Swiss manager Lucien Favre – who had been in charge from the beginning of 2018/19 season – but their poor form left the club's authorities no choice but to sack Favre and replace him with Terzić who was appointed interim coach until the end of the 2020/21 season.

On 13 May 2021, Terzić won the 2020–21 DFB-Pokal with Borussia Dortmund as their coach. However, on 15 February 2021,


announced that their manager, Marco Rose, would leave the club at the end of the season to join

Borussia Dortmund


Dortmund have been one of the clubs across the Europe to have been famous for the abundant playing time they give to young players. Furthermore, their squad's average age has been one of the youngest in the country.

With a new coach at the helm and a squad packed with talented players, Borussia Dortmund will be looking to fight for the Bundesliga title this season. Here we take a look at the BVB squad and analyze the squad in 2021.

Best Dortmund Players in 2021:

A number of players who have been the

best Dortmund players in 2021

are the young ones, and in this article, we are going to talk about some of Borussia Dortmund best players in squad 21/22, and provide an overview of their numbers in the recent season.

Erling Haaland

  • Full name: Erling Braut Haaland

  • Date of birth: 21 July 2000 (age 21)

  • Place of birth: Leeds, England

  • Height: 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in)

  • Position(s): Striker

The Norwegian wonder kid is undoubtedly the best and most decisive Borussia Dormtund player since his arrival. The 21 – year – old has scored 68 goals in 67 appearances for the Black and Yellows since he came to Signal Iduna Park in the January of 2020, averaging more than 1 goal per match!

He has also provided 19 assists. With regard to his current form, we can fearlessly state that Haaland will be the top scorer among

Borussia Dortmund squad 2021-2022

as well.

He took part in a total of 41 matches in 2020/21 season, scored 41 goals and provided 12 assists.

Erling Haaland

was Bundesliga's second top scorer with 27 goals in 28 games behind only

Robert Lewandowski

who scored a record – breaking number of 41 goals.

In addition, he recorded an average of 89 minutes/goal ratio, the best among Borussia Dortmund squad, and the second – best of the league behind Bayern Munich's Polish striker who spent an astonishing season with a 60 mins/goal ratio.

More importantly, Haaland finished the UEFA Champions League as the top scorer by scoring 10 goals within only 8 matches. Moreover, Haaland netted 3 goals within 4 DFB-Pokal games and played a pivotal role in the club achieving their 5th ever German Cup.

Having been regarded as one of the most promising players in the world, Haaland is widely expected to breaking so many goal – scoring records in the future, provided he continues his form for at least a decade.

Haaland is probably going to leave Borussia Dortmund at the end of 2021/22 season, and he is determined to make his last season at Signal Iduna Park, the most memorable one. Thus,

2021–22 Borussia Dortmund season

is going to be a must – see with a motivated Erling Haaland in their squad.

Haaland is the most in-demand player in Europe after an outstanding 18 months in Germany. However, he admitted that ‘£150million is a lot for one player’ as he addressed rumors linking him with a huge transfer to



The German club is reluctant to sell him having already had star winger Jadon Sancho depart for

Manchester United

for £73m.

Haaland told reporters on his transfer rumor, “Before yesterday I haven’t talked to my agent in a month… you have to tell me. But I hope they are just rumors, as €175m would be a lot of money for one person.”

Jadon Sancho

  • Full name: Jadon Malik Sancho

  • Date of birth: 25 March 2000 (age 21)

  • Place of birth: Camberwell, England

  • Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)

  • Position(s): Winger

The English right – winger who has recently joined Manchester United was one of the

best Dortmund players in 2021

in his last season with the Black and Yellows.

Jadon Sancho

featured in a total of 37 games for Dortmund last season, scored 15 goals and provided the amazing number of 17 assists.

Sancho scored 50 goals and registered 64 assists in four seasons with Borussia Dortmund. The England International was part of the squad that reached the final of Euro 2020.

He played in 5 DFB-Pokal matches for Dortmund, where with 5 goals and 3 assists he played the most vital role in the club's conquest the title.

In the summer of 2021, it was announced that Jadon Sancho's move to Manchester United was completed for a transfer fee of €85.00m, and the English winger signed a 5 – year contract with the Red Devils after 4 years of thriving in Germany.

We have to wait and see is his replacements in Borussia Dortmund squad 2021-2022 – especially the Dutch Donyell Malen who joined BVB this summer - will make his absence less noticeable or not.

Jadon Sancho said, “I’ll always be grateful to Dortmund for giving me the opportunity to play first team football, although I always knew that I would return to England one day. The chance to join Manchester United is a dream come true and I just cannot wait to perform in the Premier League.

This is a young and exciting squad and I know, together, we can develop into something special to bring the success that the fans deserve. I am looking forward to working with the Manager and his coaching team to further develop my game.”

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

also commented, “Jadon epitomizes the type of player I want to bring to the club, he is a forward player in the best traditions of Manchester United.

He will form an integral part of my squad for years to come and we look forward to seeing him blossom. His goals and assists records speak for themselves and he will also bring tremendous pace, flair and creativity to the team.

Marco Reus

  • Full name: Marco Reus

  • Date of birth: 31 May 1989 (age 32)

  • Place of birth: Dortmund, West Germany

  • Height: 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)

  • Position(s): Forward

Marco Reus

returned to his boyhood club Borussia Dortmund in 2012 and hasn't looked back since. Dortmund's loyal captain was one of the best Dortmund players in 2021 in a season he suffered fewer injuries compared to before. Reus played in 32 Bundesliga games, scored 8 goals and provided 6 assists.

Moreover, the 32 – year – old player scored 1 and assisted 4 goals within 5 DFB-Pokal games, and helped his lovely club to their 5th ever conquest of the German Cup. Furthermore, Reus added 1 goal and 2 assists to his numbers in 2020/21 in the season's UEFA Champions League.

Marco Reus, who has been playing for Borussia Dortmund since 2009, is still one of the most important players of his team, and the club's fans are very hopeful towards seeing him shine in the list of

Borussia Dortmund best players in squad 2021/2022

as well as the recent season.

With Dortmund, Reus won three DFL-Supercups (in 2013, 2014 and 2019), and the DFB-Pokal in 2017 and 2021, and he has scored over 100 goals for the club. He has been named Bundesliga Player of the Season on three occasions.

"I'm one of the oldest and the captain of a club team," Reus told during a press conference. I want to take on responsibility and play an important role here too.

"I had no thoughts of quitting," Reus, who last played at an international tournament at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, added. "So, it wasn't a big question that I should come here. We're now in the middle of a new start. I hope that we have a successful future. We want to get started well now and bring a breath of fresh air into it."

Reus' international career started well as he took part and scored in Euro 2012. He scored eight league goals and provided five assists in the second half of the 2013/14 season, but his dream of playing at the 2014 FIFA World Cup was shattered by an ankle injury suffered against Armenia.

Germany went on to win a fourth World Cup without him. The same happened again before Euro 2016, as Reus missed out on another international tournament due to injury.

Raphael Guerreiro

  • Full name: Raphaël Adelino José Guerreiro

  • Date of birth: 22 December 1993 (age 27)

  • Place of birth: Le Blanc-Mesnil, France

  • Height: 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)

  • Position(s): Left-back, midfielder

Raphael Guerreiro

moved to Dortmund in 2016 on the back of winning the Euros with Portugal. In fact, he almost stole the headlines in the final: shortly before Eder's winning goal in extra-time, Guerreiro had struck the post from a free-kick.

What is more, he delivered the corner that

Cristiano Ronaldo

headed into the back of the net to secure a 1-0 win over Wales in the semi-final. The Portuguese left – back spent the best season of his career in 2020/21 on personal level: he provided 10 assists and scored 5 goals within 27 Bundesliga games.

With the said numbers, he was the club's second – highest assist provider behind Jadon Sancho (11), and 4th – top goal scorer behind Erling Haaland (27), Marco Reus (8), and Jadon Sancho (8).

The 27 – year – old defender also was the team's first choice player for his position in the DFB-Pokal and UEFA Champions League matches. With Marco Rose taking over as the club's manager, he has retained his place in Borussia Dortmund squad 2021-2022 as well.

Guerreiro is an immensely gifted and accomplished full-back. He has a real eye for goal in the final third and has the ability to cause problems for opposition defenses through his intelligence and technical skill, not to mention his deadly set-piece delivery.

He won 54% of his tackles in 2019/20 and also posed a threat offensively, picking up nine scorer points in the second half of the season (six goals, three assists).

"Raphael Guerreiro is a technical, versatile player who feels at home in several positions," said Michael Zorc, Dortmund's sporting director, after winning the keenly contested chase to sign the Portugal international from French Ligue 1 side Lorient in 2016.

Guerreiro commented on his injury issues, ''I've recently made a lot of changes to my lifestyle,'' which he hopes are now a thing of the past. ''A physiotherapist comes to my house once a week to work on my muscles. That really helps my recovery after matches. I've also altered my diet. I now eat a lot more vegetables than I used to, for example.”

Jude Bellingham

  • Full name: Jude Victor William Bellingham

  • Date of birth: 29 June 2003 (age 18)

  • Place of birth: Stourbridge, England

  • Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.86 m)

  • Position(s): Midfielder

Borussia Dortmund announced the signing of

Jude Bellingham

from Birmingham City and said the then 17-year-old has “enormous potential” and will go straight into their first-team squad the following season.

Dortmund’s sporting director said, “He has enormous potential, which we will continue to develop together with him over the coming years. He already boasts astonishing quality with and without the ball, and has a strong mentality to boot.

Jude will immediately strengthen our first team squad, but we will certainly give him all the time he needs to adapt to the higher level of play.”

On the other hand, Jude Bellingham said while leaving the club, “I can’t thank

Birmingham City

enough for what they have done for me – not just this season, but since the age of seven,” said Bellingham who played in Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Preston, his 43rd appearance of the season.

“Of course, I wish everyone associated with the club nothing but the best. Once a blue, always a blue. However, I’m incredibly excited to have joined one of the biggest clubs in Europe.”

The now 18 – year – old English midfielder has fixed his place as one of the regular starters of the club despite his very young age, and was indubitably one of the

best Dortmund players in 2021


He featured in 29 Bundesliga games in his first season away from his country at the age of only 17, and seems to be in Marco Rose's starting line- ups for 2021–22 Borussia Dortmund season.

Bellingham also played in 5 DFB-Pokal games and 10 UEFA Champions League matches. Overall, the young talent scored 3 goals and provided 6 assists throughout all competitions last season, and his performance is definitely going to be even more astonishing in the upcoming years.

England starlet Bellingham has attracted serious attention for his displays at Borussia Dortmund. Bellingham commented on Borussia Dortmund, "I knew from day one I’d made the right decision," to swap Birmingham for the Ruhr Valley and Germany.

"They told me you know if you come here we'll develop you, you'll get game time and you'll be an international in two years," Bellingham told reporters.

"Honestly, and this is the honest truth, I can't believe that I'm being put in contention so early in my career. Some of the players that I've gone there and trained with are different class so to be talked about in the same breath is a real honor."

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