Lukasz Piszczek resigns from role as Borussia Dortmund vice-captain

Lukasz Piszczek of Borussia Dortmund (Photo by Max Maiwald/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)
Lukasz Piszczek of Borussia Dortmund (Photo by Max Maiwald/DeFodi Images via Getty Images) /

Borussia Dortmund legend Lukasz Piszczek has given up his role as vice-captain heading into his final season as a professional footballer.

Piszczek had already revealed that he would be retiring at the end of the upcoming season, and now he has announced that he will be giving up his position as the Borussia Dortmund vice-captain. In a statement released on the club’s official website, the 35 year old also said that he will also be giving up his place in the team council, so he can “help shape the transition and help get others involved.”

Despite resigning from his role, Piszczek said that he will continue to express his opinion in the dressing room, and will there to advice his teammates at all times.

It is likely that Mats Hummels, who was Borussia Dortmund’s club captain from 2014-16 before moving to Bayern Munich, will now assume the role of vice-captain. After making his return to Dortmund last summer, Hummels captained the side in the absence of Piszczek and club captain Marco Reus last season. His role could then be filled by one of the younger players in the team.

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Few players have played for Borussia Dortmund with the same passion and professionalism as Lukasz Piszczek. The former Poland international arrived at the club ten years ago, and has been one of the few constants in the team with 363 appearances to his name. Even at the age of 35, he is still going strong, and will be a crucial part of the team for the upcoming season.