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World Cup winner Hummels leaves Dortmund after 13 years

AFP | Dortmund

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Borussia Dortmund announced yesterday defender Mats Hummels will leave after 13 years at the club.

Hummels departure comes a day after coach Edin Terzic surprisingly announced he would leave the club, just two weeks after taking them to the Champions League final. During two stints at Dortmund, Hummels won two league titles and two German Cups, along with reaching the Champions League final in 2013 and 2024.

“Dear fans, my time in black and yellow is now coming to an end after a total of over 13 years.

It was a huge honour and joy for me to have played for BVB for so long,” Hummels said in a statement.

“I will be cheering from afar and hopefully in the stadium from time to time. I will miss you.” Hummels, 35, wound back the clock this campaign in Dortmund’s run to the Champions League final and was named in the UEFA team of the season.

The cen - tre-back was publicly critical of Terzic’s tactics in the lead up to the Wembley final, in particular the coach’s focus on defensive rather than attacking football.