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 got a dramatic late winner in the English capital. bundesliga.com takes a look at what the players from both sides of the 2013 Klassiker divide are up to now…
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. In November 2019, meanwhile, he became an ambassador of the Laureus Sport for Good charity.
Polish defender Piszczek was one of Dortmund and the German top tier's most reliable defenders for 11 seasons. The veteran full-back left the club at the end of the 2020/21 campaign, lifting one last trophy after helping Dortmund beat RB Leipzig in the DFB Cup final. He made 382 appearances for BVB, winning the Bundesliga twice and the cup three times. He is seeing out his career with his local team LKS Goczalkowice in the Polish fourth division, where he has also set up a youth academy in partnership with Dortmund.
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. He spent the 2020/21 season playing in Turkey with Denizlispor and with Rheindorf Altach in Austria.
Hummels is still propping up the Dortmund defence, although he spent three seasons with Bayern between 2016 and 2019. He returned for the 2019/20 campaign to Dortmund, where he had previously 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.
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.
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 was a regular there until the end of 2020/21. That was when the Bender brothers decided to call time on their top-level careers and return to where it all began for them at ninth-tier TSV Brannenburg.
Now a key figure in the Manchester City midfield, with whom he has won three 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 50 caps for Germany.
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 further seasons. The 108-time Polish international then returned to Wisla Krakow in his homeland in February 2019. 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.
After rejoining Dortmund from Borussia Mönchengladbach in 2012, Reus hit the ground running in his maiden first-team campaign at the Signal Iduna Park. He scored four goals and set up as many again 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. Injuries disrupted the career of one of the world's most naturally gifted footballers, but Reus has since become Dortmund captain and made over 300 appearances for the club.
Watch: Reus under the tactical microscope
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. He then joined 3. Liga outfit Uerdingen in 2018, facing Dortmund in the first round of the DFB Cup 12 months later. Another 2014 World Cup winner, he later dropped further down the leagues with TuS Bövinghausen.
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 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. He then set a single-season Bundesliga record of 41 goals in the 2020/21 campaign and earned the European Golden Shoe award.
Watch: All of Lewandowski's 41 Bundesliga goals in 2020/21
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 was for many years the youngest goalscorer in Bundesliga history, made over 250 appearances at Germany's top table. He joined Antalyaspor in Turkey in 2020, retiring to coach the club in October 2021.
Another player whose career was 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. He signed for Augsburg in 2018 before retiring in 2021 to join the coaching staff at TSG Backnang.
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. After leading Liverpool to European glory that year, he 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.
Mitchell Langerak (GK, Nagoya Grampus, Japan)
Felipe Santana (DEF, retired)
Sebastian Kehl (MID, retired, player license director at Dortmund since 2018)
Moritz Leitner (MID, FC Zürich)
Oliver Kirch (MID, retired)
Neuer came up with some HUGE saves in the first half at Wembley, and delivered 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.
Watch: Neuer has often thwarted Dortmund in the Klassiker
After lifting the World Cup in 2014 - a year on from that Wembley win - Lahm left the international scene at the highest possible level. 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 as tournament director for Euro 2024, which will be held in Germany.
Boateng played 10 seasons with Bayern before leaving for French side Lyon in the summer of 2021. The decorated defender, who partnered up with Hummels at the 2014 World Cup, is credited with introducing the quarter-back - the ball-playing centre-back - to the soccer field. He made 314 Bundesliga appearances, and was a German champion nine times.
Dante followed up his Champions League winner's medal with one in the FIFA Confederations Cup as Brazil warmed up for the following year's home World Cup. Leaving Munich in 2016 with four Bundesliga titles to his name, the former Gladbach defender spent a year at Wolfsburg before switching to Nice. He turned 38 during his sixth year with the French club in 2021/22.
The 2012/13 season was Alaba's second as a first-team regular with Bayern and he went on to make 431 competitive appearances for the record German champions. The Austrian won 10 Bundesliga titles, six DFB Cups, the FIFA Club World Cup and two UEFA Supercups to go with his two Champions League titles. The left-back moved to centre-back later in his Bayern career before leaving for Real Madrid in July 2021.
Martinez only knew success after moving 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. He added a further nine Bundesliga and five DFB Cups to his collection in 268 appearances for the club. Injuries restricted his playing time in later years, and he joined Qatar SC at the end of 2020/21.
Schweinsteiger missed the decisive spot-kick in the 2011/12 Champions League final defeat at home to Chelsea, but was named Germany's Footballer of the Year following his treble-winning exploits in 2013. Following 500 appearances for Bayern, the combative midfielder left Munich for Manchester United in 2015. He scored in his final game for the German club, bringing his tally to 45 goals and 69 assists in 342 Bundesliga matches. He also netted 24 times in 121 games for Germany and lifted the 2014 World Cup. Schweinsteiger returned to 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 pundit in Germany.
Bayern's match-winner at Wembley, Robben called time on a celebrated playing career at the end of the 2018/19 season. The flying Dutch winger's undefendable angled run off the right-hand side and arced left-footed finish into the far corner has gone down in football legend. He 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. His first retirement lasted just one year before he returned to boyhood club Groningen in the Netherlands for 2020/21. He retired - this time for good - at the end of that campaign.
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 32-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. Having broken the Bundesliga's single-season assist record with 21 that term - he finished top of that ranking again in 2020/21 - he is showing no signs of slowing down.
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 bowed out at Bayern at the end of 2018/19 with his name writ large in the history books after claiming an unprecedented ninth Bundesliga title. The Frenchman has since moved on to Italy, first with Fiorentina and then - at the age of 38 - signing for Salernitana in September 2021.
Mandzukic broke the deadlock at Wembley - one of 22 goals in 40 appearances during his debut season at Bayern following his summer 2012 move from Bundesliga rivals Wolfsburg. The Croatian hit another 26 under Pep Guardiola in 2013/14 before moving on to accommodate the arrival of Lewandowski. He 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. He also enjoyed success at international level, finishing as a runner-up at the 2018 World Cup. After a stint with Qatari side Al-Duhail, the 6'3" striker had a brief spell with AC Milan before retiring in September 2021.
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 four years with Wolfsburg between 2013-2017. He won the DFB Cup there before moving - via Marseille - to Turkey's Fenerbahce in summer 2019.
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 Stuttgart in the DFB Cup final. That would be the last of his 174 appearances for FCB, during which time he scored 113 goals. He later 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.
Heynckes became the first German coach in history to win the treble back in 2012/13 - but he wasn't done yet. The former Gladbach and Real Madrid boss 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, with the septuagenarian now enjoying the quieter side of life with his family and pet dog. The former West Germany forward featured in a record 1,038 matches as a player or coach over the course of a Bundesliga career spanning some 19,264 days.
Tom Starke (GK, retired, goalkeeper coach in Bayern academy)
Daniel van Buyten (DEF, retired)
Xherdan Shaqiri (MID, Lyon)
Anatoliy Tymoshchuk (MID, retired)
Claudio Pizarro (ST, retired and now part of the Bundesliga Legends Network)
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