Borussia Dortmund’s 2013 Champions League final lineup - Where are they now?

As Borussia Dortmund prepare for the 2024 Champions League final, join BVB Buzz to reflect on the 2013 Champions League final lineup, seeing where they are now.
Borussia Dortmund v SV Darmstadt 98 - Bundesliga
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CM - Sven Bender (Borussia Dortmund assistant manager)

In many ways, Sven Bender's legacy at Borussia Dortmund has only just begun. In 2024, 11 years after the 2013 Champions League final he started, Sven Bender was unveiled as the new Borussia Dortmund assistant manager. This is after he retired at Bayer Leverkusen in 2021 and spent some time developing his managerial craft in the Germany youth teams. Maybe he will be the Dortmund head coach one day.

CM - İlkay Gündoğan (player for FC Barcelona)

İlkay Gündoğan was a young player heading into the 2013 Champions League final but little did Borussia Dortmund fans know that he would only have three years remaining at the Signal Iduna Park after this final. Indeed, in 2016, Gündoğan was sold to Manchester City, where he had a stellar career. He lifted five Premier League titles and the Champions League, before being sold to Barcelona in 2023.

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CM - Marco Reus (still plays for Borussia Dortmund)

Like Mats Hummels, Marco Reus is one of the only two remaining Borussia Dortmund players from their 2013 Champions League final lineup. This will certainly be his final Dortmund game, as he seeks his next adventure after the 2024 Champions League final. Hopefully he can bow out by winning the Champions League, it's the least he deserves for his loyalty.

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