Bundesliga Bundesliga 2


Home again: Dortmund have re-secured the services of their own former protege Nuri Sahin (m.) on an 18-month <br> loan deal from Real Madrid. Here's a pictorial overview of the Turkey international's career to date Sahin (l.) was first promoted to Dortmund's senior squad in 2005/06 under then-coach Bert van Marwijk (r.), fresh from helping Turkey to the U-17 European title On 6 August 2005, at the age of 16 years, 11 months and one day, Sahin (l.) made his Bundesliga <br> debut for Dortmund at VfL Wolfsburg (2-2), becoming the German top flight's youngest-ever player Under Bert van Marwijk's (r.) tutelage, he netted his first goal in the 2-1 win at 1. FC Nuremberg on <br> 26 November - another Bundesliga record, at just 17 years, 2 months and 21 days old By this point, the left-footed shooting star (l.) had already made his full international debut for Turkey - against Germany. <br> For good measure, Sahin capped the occasion by sticking the ball past Oliver Kahn (2.l.) to help Turkey to a 2-1 victory Sahin spent 2007/08 on loan at top Dutch outfit Feyenoord, now coached by his former mentor Bert van Marwijk. The young midfielder <br> got back to his best form that season in Rotterdam, which he rounded out with a Dutch cup winner's medal Then it was back to Dortmund, now with a new coach at the helm. Jürgen Klopp (r.) would prove to be a pivotal figure in <br> Sahin's subsequent development and by the end of 2008/09 he was a first-team regular for the Yellow-Blacks The following season, the locally born and raised talent consolidated his position as an onfield leader - and in 2010/11, <br> he was the undisputed midfield general as BVB stormed to the title. There was hardly time to savour that success... ...before Real Madrid came calling, fulfilling a long-held dream of Sahin's. Injury kept him out of the pre-season preparations <br> ahead of his first season with the Spanish giants however - a taster of some frustrating times ahead... ...many of which were spent warming up on the touchline. Sahin subsequently mustered just four apperarances in the Primera Divison and the same <br> number in the Champions League, as well as a couple of cup games, in a season that saw Real finish as Spanish champs Ahead of the start of the current campaign, Sahin moved on loan to the Premier League and Liverpool FC in search of more match-time But his spell at Anfield was not marked by great success either - just seven league starts, in which he was invariably substituted, and 16 appearances overall Back at Borussia, Sahin (l.) got to enjoy that winning feeling again post haste, if only in the pre-restart  Wintercup in Düsseldorf. <br> Now, he's just itching to add to his 135-game tally for the champions in Germany's top flight
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