- Sebastian Kehl officially at BVB
The return of Sebastian Kehl was heavily rumored for weeks and now it’s finally official. The former midfielder and captain will return to the club and will be the “head of the licensed player department” starting on June 1st.
In a statement posted on his twitter account, Kehl talked about being happy to have returned to the club and how his experiences that he acquired since ending his playing career - management-degree from UEFA, coaching A-license and his work as an expert for German TV channel ZDF - will help him with his new position. In addition he said he will not yet talk about his new position and what he plans to do because the season is still going and the focus of the club should be on qualifying for the Champions League.
️ Sebastian #Kehl kehrt zum 1. Juni als Leiter der Lizenzspielerabteilung zum BVB zurück!— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) April 23, 2018
️ "Mit der Verpflichtung von Sebastian haben wir unsere neue sportliche Führung unter der Leitung von Michael Zorc komplettiert." #Watzke
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- Roman Weidenfeller testimonial-match
As we all know Roman Weidenfeller will retire at the end of the season after 16 years with the club, now the club has announced the date for his testimonial game which will be on September 7th 2018 at the Signal Iduna Park. In addition “Weide” will stay at the club and work as an international ambassador for the club going forward.
In his 16 years with the club the goalkeeper played 452 matches (with hopefully one last appearance) for the black and yellows and won 2 Bundesliga titles and 2 DFB cups with the club. Furthermore he won the 2014 World Cup with Germany.
- Youssoufa Moukoko
If you’re a fan of BVB and follow the club a bit more in depth you’ve probably heard the name Youssoufa Moukoko by now. The 13(!)-year-old has grabbed headlines in Germany because of his sensational play in the U17 league, the striker has so far scored an incredible 35 goals in just 21 all while being 3-4 years younger than his opponents.
BVB had a few great youth players who joined the first team in recent years and went on to have successful careers but no BVB-youth player has gotten this much attention since Mario Götze. We have to remember that he’s just a kid and we should not put too much pressure on him but his performances are impressive and worth mentioning. The tweet below contains a link with a video where you can see him in action scoring his 35th goal of the season.