Borussia Dortmund and Germany left-back Marcel Schmelzer came of age in 2012/13
Borussia Dortmund and Germany left-back Marcel Schmelzer came of age in 2012/13
Bundesliga

Ten things about Marcel Schmelzer

Munich - Having to compete with a player of Philipp Lahm's calibre for a place in the Germany national team would ordinarily be enough to put most people off trying, but Borussia Dortmund's is not your typical individual.

Indeed, the left-back's route to the top as been anything but a smooth journey, as bundesliga.com reveals with some interesting tidbits about the 25-year-old.