Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund played out an all-German, all-Bundesliga UEFA Champions League final at Wembley Stadium in 2013. - © imago images
Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund played out an all-German, all-Bundesliga UEFA Champions League final at Wembley Stadium in 2013. - © imago images

Bayern Munich 2-1 Borussia Dortmund - 2013 UEFA Champions League final: where are they now?

Bayern Munich beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in the first UEFA Champions League final between two German clubs at Wembley Stadium on 25 May 2013.

Much has happened since Mario Mandzukic and Ilkay Gündogan traded second-half goals, before Arjen Robben's dramatic late winner in the English capital - takes a look at what the players from both sides of the 2013 Klassiker divide are up to now…

Borussia Dortmund


Roman Weidenfeller

The former Germany international racked up 453 appearances for Dortmund between 2002, when he joined on a free transfer from Kaiserslautern, and his retirement in 2018. After playing a testimonial in front of 70,000 fans at the Signal Iduna Park, Weidenfeller continues to represent the BVB Legends team and is busy promoting the club, while in November 2019, he became an ambassador of the Laureus Sport for Good charity.

Roman Weidefeller (r.) could only watch on as Arjen Robben (l.) scored a 89th-minute winner at Wembley. - 2013 Getty Images


Lukasz Piszczek

Having broken through the 300-appearance mark in the Bundesliga in 2018/19, Polish defender Piszczek ranks not only as Dortmund's but also one of the German top tier's most reliable defenders. Now aged 35, he has already prepared for when he does eventually hang up his boots by opening a youth academy back in his native Poland.

The 2020/21 campaign is likely to be Lukasz Piszczek's last as a Dortmund player. - 2018 DFL

Neven Subotic

Serbia international Subotic was recently back in the Bundesliga with Union Berlin after spells with Cologne and Saint-Etienne. He was a firm crowd favourite at the Signal Iduna Park, playing in 262 games across all competitions for the Bundesliga giants and winning five trophies. The now 31-year-old is plying his trade in the Turkish top-flight for Denizlispor.

Mats Hummels (l.) started out at Bayern, joined Dortmund, returned to Bayern and is now back at BVB. - imago images/Sven Simon

Mats Hummels

Hummels is still propping up the Dortmund defence, although he spent three seasons with Bayern between 2016 and 2019 before returning to Westphalia, where he made his Bundesliga breakthrough and won the first two of his five Bundesliga titles. One year after going within a whisker of continental club glory, he tasted FIFA World Cup gold with Germany.

Former Dortmund, Cologne and Saint-Etienne defender Neven Subotic returned to face BVB while at Union Berlin in 2019/20. - imago images

Marcel Schmelzer

Another survivor of the 2013 final, Schmelzer has remained faithful to the Dortmund cause since 2008 and is the longest-serving active player at the club. The left-back, who is a 16-time Germany international, has made over 250 appearances for BVB, winning two Bundesliga titles, as many DFB Cups and three German Supercups.

Marcel Schmelzer is Dortmund through-and-through. - 2018 DFL


Sven Bender

The versatile defensive specialist broke onto the scene at 1860 Munich, before spending a total of eight seasons with Dortmund, where he won the Bundesliga twice in his 224 outings for the club. He was reunited with his twin brother, Lars, at Bayer Leverkusen in 2017, and has been a regular at the heart of Die Werkself's defence ever since.

Sven Bender (c.) moved to Bayer Leverkusen, eight years after his brother left Dortmund in the same direction. - DFL

Ilkay Gündogan

Now a key figure in the Manchester City midfield, with whom he has won two English Premier League titles and two FA Cups, Gündogan continues to enhance a world-class reputation he forged in his Dortmund days. The former Nuremberg man turned out 157 times for BVB during an injury-hit five-year spell, and has also won over 35 senior caps for Joachim Löw's Germany.

Ilkay Gündogan's cool penalty cancelled out Mario Manzukic's opener at Wembley. - imago images

Jakub Blaszczykowski

Blaszczykowski's displays for BVB in 2012/13, in which he scored 11 goals and provided 13 assists, earned him a place on UEFA's 32-man shortlist for the Best Player in Europe Award. He moved to Italian Serie A club Fiorentina in 2015, before returning to the Bundesliga with Wolfsburg, for whom he played two seasons before returning to Wisla Krakow in January. With the club having fallen on hard times, he contributed around 300,000 euros (roughly 345,000 dollars) of his own money to help pay outstanding wages, and declined a salary of his own.

Jakub Blaszczykowski (c.) was thwarted by Manuel Neuer's brilliance with the score at 0-0. - getty images

Marco Reus

After rejoining Dortmund from Borussia Mönchengladbach in 2012, Reus hit the ground running in his maiden first-team campaign at the Signal Iduna Park, scoring four goals and setting up as many in the Black-Yellows' run to the final. Germany's Footballer of the Year in 2012, his performances also earned him a place in the 2013 UEFA Team of the Year. Reus is now closing in on 300 Bundesliga appearances - a figure which would have been significantly higher had injuries not disrupted the career of one of the world's most naturally talented footballers.

Watch: All 17 of Reus' Bundesliga goals in 2018/19!

Kevin Großkreutz

Dortmund-born utility man Großkreutz was a bundle of energy in the first half at Wembley but tired in the second as Bayern's attacking midfield trio of Robben, Thomas Müller and Franck Ribery began to turn the screw. A diehard BVB supporter, Großkreutz clocked up 236 appearances for his boyhood club before joining Turkish side Galatasaray in 2016. A 14-month spell at VfB Stuttgart was followed by a move to Darmstadt, before he joined 3. Liga outfit Uerdingen in 2018, facing Dortmund in the first round of the DFB Cup 12 months later. Like Hummels, he won the 2014 World Cup.

Kevin Großkreutz (l.) has faced boyhood club Dortmund twice - once for VfB Stuttgart, and most recently in the colours of Uerdingen. - getty images


Robert Lewandowski

This is not a hard one: one of the world's greatest goalscorers of all time continues to put the ball in the back of the net with a startling regularity for Dortmund's Bundesliga rivals Bayern. The Bundesliga's record non-German scorer grabbed four goals in BVB's 2012/13 semi-final first leg against Real Madrid, and repeated the feat against Red Star Belgrade in the 2019/20 groups. Lewandowski claimed UEFA's Player of the Year title in 2020, having now been on the winning side of a continental final and helping his side win a second treble, finishing as top scorer in the Bundesliga, DFB Cup and Champions League.

Watch: All of Lewandowski's 34 Bundesliga goals in 2019/20

Used substitutes

Nuri Sahin

Sahin won the Bundesliga with Dortmund in 2011 before moving to Spain with Real Madrid. After a loan spell at Liverpool, he was loaned back to Dortmund in 2013 and subsequently joined Werder Bremen in 2018. The Turkey midfielder, who is the youngest goalscorer in Bundesliga history, has made over 250 appearances at Germany's top table and joined Antalyaspor in his native Turkey in 2020.

Julian Schieber

Another player whose career has been blighted by injury, Schieber's substitute appearance in the Champions League final was arguably the highlight. He spent only one more season with Dortmund before joining Hertha Berlin, where he continued to suffer from a variety of niggles which limited him to just 51 outings in four years before he joined Augsburg in 2018.


Jürgen Klopp

He may not have got his hands on the prize in 2013, and he was a beaten finalist again in 2018, but Kloppo finally broke his European hoodoo in 2019 when he won Ol' Big Ears with Liverpool in Madrid and added the English Premier League title one season later. But there can be no doubt that it was Klopp's spell at Dortmund between 2008 and 2015 that made him the man, the manager and the entertainer he is today.

If at first you don't suceed: Jürgen Klopp lost his first two Champions League finals, before making it a case of third time lucky. - getty images

Unused subs

Mitchell Langerak (GK, Nagoya Grampus, Japan)
Felipe Santana (DEF, retired)
Sebastian Kehl (MID, retired, player license director at Dortmund since 2018)
Moritz Leitner (MID, Norwich City)
Oliver Kirch (MID, retired)

Bayern Munich


Manuel Neuer

Neuer came up with some HUGE saves in the first half at Wembley, and came up with another big-game performance to help secure his and the club's second continental treble in 2020. SuperManu was nominated for the Ballon d'Or after winning the World Cup and the tournament's Golden Glove in 2014. He has inherited the captain's armband from Philipp Lahm for club and country, while his revolutionary interpretation of football's last line of defence has cemented his place as arguably the best custodian the world has ever seen.


Philipp Lahm

After lifting the World Cup in 2014 - a year on from that Wembley win - Lahm left the international scene at the highest possible level, and three years later he brought down the curtain on his playing career. The Munich native, who lifted eight Bundesliga titles and six DFB Cups, is now busy helping the German Football Association prepare to host Euro 2024.

Philipp Lahm (c.) hoisted five different trophies aloft in 2013, including the Champions League. - getty images

Jerome Boateng

One of five of the class of 2013 still on the club's books, Boateng is in his ninth season at Bayern. The decorated defender, who partnered up with Hummels at the 2014 World Cup, and is credited with introducing the quarter-back - the ball-playing centre-back - to the soccer field, has made almost 300 Bundesliga appearances to date.

Jerome Boateng has been part of the Bayern furniture since returning to Germany from Man City in summer 2011. - Alexander Scheuber/Bundesliga/DFL via Getty Images


Dante followed up his Champions League winner's medal with one in the FIFA Confederations Cup as the Selecao warmed up for the following year's home World Cup. Leaving Munich in 2016 with four Bundesliga titles to his name, he spent a year at Wolfsburg before switching to France with Nice, where the 37-year-old continues to ply his trade.

Dante's peak: The Brazilian was one of the best-performing defenders in Europe in 2012/13. - getty images

David Alaba

The 2012/13 season was Alaba's second as a first-team regular with Bayern and he has since gone on to make over 350 competitive appearances for the record champions, amassing a joint-record nine Bundesliga titles, six DFB Cups, the FIFA Club World Cup and two UEFA Supercups to go with his Champions League titles. Still only 28, his best years could yet be ahead of him having now transitioned to a centre-back in the Bayern defence.

David Alaba has not looked back since joining Bayern Munich at the tender age of 15. - DFL / Getty Images / Lukas Schulze


Javi Martinez

Martinez has only known success since he moved to Munich from Athletic Bilbao in summer 2012. The Spain international proved a key acquisition in midfield as he played 43 games in that treble-winning season, and is as relevant today as he was all those years ago, the 32-year-old adding a further eight Bundesliga and five DFB Cups to his collection in almost 250 appearances for the club which would have been more if not for recent injury-stricken campaigns.

Javi Martinez has helped Bayern Munich reassert their authority over Dortmund in more ways than one. - 2013 AFP

Bastian Schweinsteiger

Schweinsteiger missed the decisive spot-kick in the finale dahoam Champions League defeat to Chelsea, but was named Germany's Footballer of the Year following his treble-winning exploits in 2013. Following 500 appearances for Bayern, Schweinsteiger left Munich for Manchester United in 2015. He scored in his final game for the German club, bringing his final tally to 45 goals and 69 assists in 342 Bundesliga matches. The man who scored 24 goals in 121 games and lifted the 2014 World Cup for Germany did return the Allianz Arena for a testimonial game in 2018, playing a half each for Bayern and Chicago Fire, the MLS club where he ended his career. The Bayern legend now works as a TV expert in Germany covering national team matches.

Arjen Robben

Bayern's match-winner at Wembley, Robben called time on a celebrated playing career at the end of the 2018/19 season. The Flying Dutchman, whose undefendable angled run off the right-hand side and arced left-footed finish into the far corner goes down in football legend, registered 246 goals and 195 assists in his 309 appearances for Bayern, winning eight Bundesliga titles - including seven back-to-back between 2013 and 2019 - and five DFB Cups. However, his first retirement lasted just one year before he returned to boyhood club Groningen in the Netherlands for 2020/21.

Robben missed a penalty in the 2012 final defeat to Chelsea in Munich, before scoring his redemptive winner against Dortmund. - imago/Camera 4

Thomas Müller

Müller boasts the same bounty of Bundesliga and DFB Cup wins as Alaba. He also got his hands on the 2014 World Cup alongside Schweinsteiger and Co., and can expect to add to his collection in the years ahead having reinvigorated himself to help win a second Champions League crown in 2020. The 31-year-old Raumdeuter, who grew up on the outskirts of Munich and joined Bayern at the age of 10, smashed through the 500-appearance barrier during the 2019/20 campaign and, having broken the Bundesliga's season assist record with 21, is showing no signs of stopping.

Thomas Müller is one of a select few top-level one-club men left in the game. - Sebastian Widmann/Bongarts/Getty Images

Franck Ribery

Ribery provided the match-winning assist for the other half of 'Robbery' at Wembley, a contributing factor in him being crowned 2013 Best Player in Europe ahead of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. He narrowly missed out on the Ballon d'Or in 2013 after finishing third behind the aforementioned duo, but continued his assault on the senses at Bayern before bowing out at the end of 2018/19 with his name writ large in the history books after claiming an unprecedented ninth Bundesliga title. The Frenchman is currently plying his trade in Italy with Fiorentina, aged 37.

Franck Ribery played some of the best football of his career during Bayern's 2012/13 treble-winning campaign. - 2013 AFP


Mario Mandzukic

Mandzukic broke the deadlock at Wembley - one off 22 goals in 40 appearances the Croatia international scored in his debut season at Bayern following his summer 2012 move from Bundesliga rivals Wolfsburg. He hit another 26 under Pep Guardiola in 2013/14, before moving on to accommodate the arrival of Lewandowski. The 34-year-old played in another two Champions League finals for Atletico Madrid and Juventus, with his overhead effort against Real Madrid in 2017 earning him the UEFA Goal of the Season award, and was also a runner-up at the 2018 World Cup. After departing Al-Duhail, the Croatian is now without a club.

Another key summer 2012 new arrival, Mandzukic struck with an hour gone at Wembley. - getty images

Used subs

Luiz Gustavo

The arrival of Martinez pushed Gustavo to the fringes of the Bayern side, though he still featured in 10 of their 13 Champions League matches in 2012/13. The Brazil international, a starter in his country's chastening 7-1 2014 World Cup semi-final loss to Germany, spent three years with Wolfsburg between 2013-2017, winning the DFB Cup, before moving - via Marseille - to Turkey's Fenerbahce in summer 2019.

Luiz Gustavo has played in Brazil, Germany, France and now Turkey. - getty images

Mario Gomez

Facing increasing competition from Mandzukic, Gomez was very much Bayern's back-up striker in 2012/13. He made a 60-second cameo at Wembley, though he did score a brace as the Bavarians completed the treble with a 3-2 win against VfB Stuttgart in the DFB Cup final. That would be the last of his 174 appearances for FCB, in which he scored 113 goals. He played for Fiorentina and Besiktas before returning to Germany with Wolfsburg, whom he helped avoid relegation to the second tier in 2016/17. The 34-year-old couldn't repeat the trick in his second stint at boyhood club Stuttgart, though, as VfB slipped through the 2018/19 trapdoor via the play-offs. But Gomez was able to end his career on a high one year later by helping Stuttgart win promotion at the first time of asking.

Mario Gomez ended his career where it started, with VfB Stuttgart, and leaving them as a Bundesliga club. - Thorsten Wagner/Bundesliga/DFL via Witters


Jupp Heynckes

Heynckes became the first and only German coach in history to win the treble back in 2012/13 - but he wasn't done yet. The former Borussia Mönchengladbach and Real Madrid coach came out of retirement in October 2017 to not just steady the Bayern ship but steer it to the Bundesliga title. His fourth spell in the dugout of Germany's most successful club was his last: the septuagenarian is now enjoying the quieter side of life with his family and pet dog, having featured in a record 1,038 matches as a player or coach over the course of a Bundesliga career spanning some 19,264 days.

Treble mastermind Jupp Heynckes ranks as one of the most successful coaches in German football history. - 2013 Getty Images

Unused subs

Tom Starke (GK, retired, goalkeeper coach in Bayern academy)
Daniel van Buyten (DEF, retired)
Xherdan Shaqiri (MID, Liverpool)
Anatoliy Tymoshchuk (MID, retired)
Claudio Pizarro (ST, retired)