Incredible as it seems, the 2016/17 Bundesliga season is already drawing to a close, and as usual at the business end of a campaign, it is time to hand out the prizes. We want you to decide who is honoured by voting for the bundesliga.com Team of the Season.
Right-back is hardly a position that kids aspire to when they take up the game, but who wouldn't want to emulate bundesliga.com's trio of rampaging full-backs? Only one of them can be in your Team of the Season, so get casting your votes now!
Philipp Lahm (Bayern Munich)
Legend is not a strong enough word to describe the Bayern captain, who will be sorely missed when he brings down the curtain on an obscenely successful career at the season's end. A pair of sunglasses would be a fitting leaving present given the dazzling array of silverware Lahm will be able to quietly contemplate come the summer. Now 33, he is as good and arguably even better than ever, while his combative edge remains sharp, helping him win 57 per cent of his challenges. Add in two assists and a goal on the opening day of the season, and Bayern's treble-winning captain makes a strong case for your vote as he finally bids farewell.
Lukasz Piszczek (Borussia Dortmund)
As consistent as Lahm in recent seasons and almost as successful. The experienced Poland international has also added goals to his repertoire this season, with a personal best five in the Bundesliga to remain ahead of chief challengers Felix Passlack and Matthias Ginter. But while Dortmund's young attackers have been given free rein, Piszczek's 55 per cent success rate in challenges has given them a solid platform on which to work in front of one of the Bundesliga's tightest defences.
Benjamin Henrichs (Bayer Leverkusen)
There are breakthrough seasons and then there is Henrichs' 2016/17. The full-back, who turned 20 in February, has been an almost ever-present for Leverkusen this season and has matched Lahm's two assists from nearly 20 fewer crosses and with 56 per cent of his challenges won. It is little surprise then to see him talked of as a potential long-term successor to the 2014 FIFA World Cup-winning captain.