The former international Marcel Schmelzer will end his career after the season. The left -back from Borussia Dortmund announced this in a video on Instagram on Thursday. The 34-year-old has become German champion and three times cup winner with BVB since 2008.
“Unfortunately, injuries have repeatedly thrown me back in the past two years,” said Schmelzer, who played 367 competitive games for Borussia: “In this context, I would like to thank BVB that I was able to complete my rehab here again. I don’t know yet what is coming, but I’m looking forward to the challenges. “
Schmelzer moved from the youth of 1. FC Magdeburg to the U19 team of Dortmund in 2005. Four years later he became European champion with the U21 national team in Sweden.
In November 2010, Schmelzer completed his first of a total of 16 international matches for the German national team. Schmelzer enters his last game for BVB in June 2020.
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