Centre-back candidates: Benjamin Stambouli, Naldo, Ömer Toprak and Dan-Axel Zagadou (l-r.) - © © DFL DEUTSCHE FUSSBALL LIGA
Centre-back candidates: Benjamin Stambouli, Naldo, Ömer Toprak and Dan-Axel Zagadou (l-r.) - © © DFL DEUTSCHE FUSSBALL LIGA

Naldo, Toprak, Stambouli or Zagadou – who would be YOUR first Schalke/Dortmund dream team centre-back?

Borussia Dortmund and Schalke treated the world to one of the greatest matches in Bundesliga history when the Royal Blues completed one of sport's greatest ever comebacks after being 4-0 down at half-time at the Signal Iduna Park. This week the arch-rivals meet for another Revierderby at the Veltins-Arena with the winner having one hand on second place.

Ahead of Sunday's fixture, bundesliga.com is giving you the chance to vote for your Revierderby dream team. All 11 positions are up for grabs, and it's your votes that will determine the final combined Schalke-Dortmund XI, which we will present to you ahead of the big match.

The four candidates are: Naldo, Benjamin Stambouli, Ömer Toprak, Dan-Axel Zagadou. Cast your votes in the poll below!

Naldo has been a rock at the heart of Schalke’s defence in 2017/18, playing every single minute in the league and staking a claim as perhaps their standout performer of the season. As well as winning almost three-quarters of his challenges and completing 90 per cent of his passes, the Brazilian colossus (6’6”) is the Bundesliga’s top-scoring defender with six goals, including the equaliser in that breathless 4-4 draw.

Stambouli has also featured regularly alongside Naldo in central defence, notching up two assists and helping the Royal Blues to build from the back with characteristic composure and accuracy.  

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Turkey international Toprak forms one of the Bundesliga’s most trusted centre-back partnerships with Sokratis, and so it should perhaps come as no surprise that Dortmund have failed to win six of the seven league games he has missed this term - including the infamous 6-0 thrashing at the hands of Bayern Munich. BVB’s Mr. Reliable has only committed 18 fouls in 22 appearances and boasts a staggering 93 per cent pass completion rate.

Paris Saint-Germain youth product Zagadou began the season at left-back but has hardly featured under Peter Stöger, although at just 18 the hulking Frenchman looks to have a bright future ahead of him.

Click here for a look at the other ten positions.