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Top 5 players sold by Borussia Dortmund

  • Dortmund, in recent seasons, have sold some world class players and here are five of them...
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Modified 20 Mar 2018, 14:28 IST
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Borussia Dortmund have been home to some world-class players in recent seasons

Borussia Dortmund are one of the top teams playing in Germany and Europe. The early 2010's era was a time when they underwent a renaissance with current Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp as their manager.

They won two Bundesliga titles in 2011 and 2012 and the DFB Pokal in 2012. It is not a matter of coincidence that they just won two successive Bundesliga titles. Jurgen Klopp's tactics and some world class players helped them achieve that at Bayern Munich's expense.

Though the Ruhr based outfit have lost a number of key players, they have done well enough to maintain their status as one of the most elite clubs in Europe. They use the policy of buying young players, giving them a run in the first team so that they can develop into world-class players.

The Signal Iduna Park has been home to many world-class players in recent seasons. There is no doubt that if they had kept their best players they would have been a force to reckon with not only in Germany but in Europe as well. But unfortunately, that is not the case.

Here we look at top 6 players sold by Borussia Dortmund...

#5 Ousmane Dembele

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Dembele helped Dortmund end their trophy drought last season with a DFL Pokal Cup

Dembele joined Borussia Dortmund from Rennes for a fee of £13.50 million, scoring 10 goals and providing 21 assists in his first and only season with the club.


In the summer of 2017, he moved to FC Barcelona for a fee of £94.50 million. Though his initial days were marred by injuries, he has picked up his form after staying injury free in the last few weeks.

He helped Dortmund end their trophy drought last season when he scored the crucial winner against Bayern Munich in the semi-final as they went on to win the DFL Pokal Cup in 2017.

Capable of using both his feet, Dembele is known for his dribbling has a knack for scoring crucial goals. He would have been higher on the list had he spent more years with BVB as he is a player capable of influencing big games by himself.

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Published 20 Mar 2018, 14:28 IST
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