The first half of the 2015/16 Bundesliga season will go down in history. A whole host of records were smashed in one of the most spectacular Hinrunden of all time, and you voted Borussia Dortmund's Marcel Schmelzer as your standout left-sided defender.
The Germany international topped both our user polls, winning 7,104 votes among @Bundesliga_EN users and 1,609 from @bundesliga_de voters, thereby seeing off the challenge of VfL Wolfsburg's Ricardo Rodriguez, Borussia Mönchengladbach's Oscar Wendt and 1. FC Köln's Jonas Hector.
Remember: The winner is the man who picks up the most votes from both the @Bundesliga_EN and @bundesliga_de polls combined.
Club: Borussia Dortmund
- Featured 15 times as BVB ended a fine Hinrunde in second.
- An attacking threat: created 25 chances and was fouled 22 times.
- Recorded one assist and completed over 81 per cent of his passes.
- The Germany international is a man reborn under Thomas Tuchel.