Emre Can appointed Borussia Dortmund captain

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Emre Can. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)
Borussia Dortmund midfielder Emre Can. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images) /

Borussia Dortmund have made the decision to appoint Emre Can as the next club captain, with the midfielder set to succeed Marco Reus.

Emre Can will take over the captain’s armband at Borussia Dortmund, with Edin Terzic revealing that the 29 year old will be leading the team next season. Just days after signing a new contract with the Black and Yellows, Can has been named as the successor to Marco Reus. Gregor Kobel will be the new vice-captain, with Niklas Süle the third captain.

During a press conference on Thursday, Can said that he is incredibly proud to have been appointed Borussia Dortmund captain.

The decision to appoint Can as captain was made by BVB CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke, sporting director Sebastian Kehl and head coach Edin Terzic. In addition to Can, Kobel and Süle, Marco Reus, Sebastien Haller and Julian Brandt will also be members of the team’s leadership council next season.

Emre Can has enjoyed a stunning resurgence since the turn of the year. He established himself as a key player for Borussia Dortmund in the second half of last season, and played an important role in their title charge. The defensive midfielder also earned a recall to the Germany squad earlier this year.

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Can joined Borussia Dortmund on an initial loan deal from Juventus in January 2020. His transfer was made permanent in the following summer, and he has made a total of 121 appearances for the club. It was reported earlier this summer that Borussia Dortmund could potentially look to cash in on Can. But in another stunning turnaround, he will now lead the club as captain next season.