Borussia Dortmund 2023/24 – Team Analysis

Check out Borussia Dortmund’s 2023/24 squad with Edin Terzic at the helm. A young team consisting of talented players like Schlotterbeck, Adeyemi, Moukoko and Bynoe-Gittens, enhanced by experienced stalwarts like Marco Reus, Niclas Fullkrug, and Emre Can.

As of the end of November 2023, Dortmund are 4th in Bundesliga, however they have managed to qualify to the Round of 16 in the Champions League, from the group of death, consisting of PSG, Milan and Newcastle.



Felix NmechaCentral Midfield22GermanyVfL Wolfsburg€30.00m
Marcelo SabitzerCentral Midfield29AustriaBayern Munich€19.00m
Niclas FullkrugCentre Forward30GermanyWerder Bremen€15.00m
Ramy BensebainiLeft-Back28AlgeriaGladbachFree

Borussia Dortmund has been quite active in the transfer market, securing some significant signings to bolster their squad. Felix Nmecha arrives from VfL Wolfsburg, adding depth and skill to their midfield lineup with his promising talent. Marcelo Sabitzer’s acquisition from Bayern Munich adds experience and creativity to Dortmund’s midfield, enhancing their offensive prowess. Additionally, Niclas Fullkrug’s move from Werder Bremen brings a seasoned striker into the mix, offering more options upfront. The free transfer of Ramy Bensebaini from Gladbach provides defensive reinforcement, especially on the left flank.

Notable departures

Jude BellinghamAttacking Midfield20EnglandReal Madrid€103.00m
Ansgar KnauffRight Midfield21GermanyFrankfurt€5.00m
Thorgan HazardLeft Winger30BelgiumAnderlecht€4.00m
Raphael GuerreiroLeft-Back29PortugalBayern MunichFree
Mahmoud DahoudCentral Midfield27GermanyBrightonFree
Anthony ModesteCentre Forward35FranceEl AhlyFree
Nico SchulzLeft-Back30GermanyFree

Dortmund underwent significant changes in their roster, however most of the money generated was thanks to one player: Jude Bellingham. His departure, a pivotal figure, raised eyebrows, but the staggering €103 million fee compensated for his absence. Additionally, notable exits like Raphael Guerreiro and Mahmoud Dahoud have shifted the team’s dynamics.


Manager: Edin Terzic

1GKSUIGregor Kobel (vice-captain)
2DFESPMateu Morey
4DFGERNico Schlotterbeck
5DFALGRamy Bensebaini
6MFTURSalih Özcan
7MFUSAGiovanni Reyna
8MFGERFelix Nmecha
9FWCIVSébastien Haller
11FWGERMarco Reus
14FWGERNiclas Füllkrug
15DFGERMats Hummels
16FWBELJulien Duranville
17MFGERMarius Wolf
18FWGERYoussoufa Moukoko
19MFGERJulian Brandt
20MFAUTMarcel Sabitzer
21FWNEDDonyell Malen
23MFGEREmre Can (captain)
24DFBELThomas Meunier
25DFGERNiklas Süle (3rd captain)
26DFNORJulian Ryerson
27FWGERKarim Adeyemi
30MFGEROle Pohlmann
31GKGERSilas Ostrzinski
32MFGUIAbdoulaye Kamara
33GKGERAlexander Meyer
35GKPOLMarcel Lotka
43FWENGJamie Bynoe-Gittens
47DFGERAntonios Papadopoulos

When it comes to Goalkeepers, Dortmund has a diverse mix of experienced and promising keepers offering depth and stability in goal. Kobel is number one, a key player for Dortmund.

A blend of seasoned veterans and talented prospects providing depth and versatility across the defensive line for the team: Mateu Morey, Nico Schlotterbeck, Ramy Bensebaini, Mats Hummels, Thomas Meunier, Niklas Süle, Julian Ryerson, Antonios Papadopoulos.

A versatile and skillful midfield contingent, combining experience with youthful energy and creativity. Players include the likes of: Salih Özcan, Giovanni Reyna, Felix Nmecha, Julian Brandt, Marcel Sabitzer, Emre Can, Ole Pohlmann and Abdoulaye Kamara.

Sébastien Haller, Marco Reus, Niclas Füllkrug, Julien Duranville, Marius Wolf, Youssoufa Moukoko, Donyell Malen, Karim Adeyemi and Jamie Bynoe-Gittens are the attacking options. An exciting mix of established talents and promising forwards capable of making an impact in the attacking third.

Possible Starting 11

Kobel is Dortmund’s #1 and one of the best keepers in the Bundesliga at the moment. Ryerson is the team’s starting right back in most matches, while new signing Bensabaini starts at left back. Dortmund has a couple of good centre back, Schlotterbeck starts most games and he is either partnered with Hummels or with Sule.

Sabitzer, Emre Can, Nmecha and Salih Ozcan are similar in quality for the centre midfield position, Sabitzer and Emre Can have an edge. At CAM we either see club legend Marco Reus, or Julian Brandt.

On the flanks Malen and Adeyemi are the biggest names, bu Jamie Bynoe-Gittens is an up and coming talent who gets chances often. At striker, Fullkrug starts because of his experience, however Moukoko or Haller are also good options.