Bundesliga

Hummels named new Dortmund captain

Dortmund - Ahead of their clash against FC Bayern München in the 2014 Supercup next week, Borussia Dortmund have named Mats Hummels as the new club captain, replacing veteran midfielder Sebastian Kehl.

Anfield defeat

The club tweeted via their official account that 25-year-old Hummels will take over the armband effective immediately, with

Roman Weidenfeller

and

Marco Reus

acting as his vice-captains.

Despite a 2013/14 season blighted by injury, Hummels helped BVB finish as runners-up in both the Bundesliga and DFB Cup, and helped the club to the last eight of the UEFA Champions League. He also enjoyed an excellent FIFA World Cup campaign with Germany, scoring twice as the

Nationalmannschaft

won the tournament for the fourth time. Just before the the announcement of his appointment as skipper, the former Bayern youngster watched on as Dortmund collapsed to a 4-0 reverse at Anfield against Liverpool FC, the Premier League runners-up. It was BVB's first

pre-season

defeat and a final outing for Jürgen Klopp's charges before competitve action resumes against Bayern at the Signal Iduna Park next Wednesday.