A number of big stars have played for both FC Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund. SPOX shows you all defectors between FCB and BVB.
It has happened again: a transfer between the two rivals at the top of the Bundesliga table. After seven years at Borussia Dortmund, Raphael Guerreiro joins FC Bayern Munich. This was confirmed by Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
There were a lot of well-known changes – this is what a top eleven from defectors could look like…
TW: Toni Schumacher
He spent his longest time (538 games) at 1. FC Köln, where he was cup winner, champion and twice footballer of the year. It was only at the age of 37 that he moved from Fenerbahce to FCB on a free transfer, but he only played eight games there and was not very successful. So in 1992 he ended his career.
But only to hire two years later as a goalkeeping coach at Dortmund. His only appearance: In the 1995/96 season he came on as a substitute for the last two minutes and thus became champion with BVB at the age of 42 – until today no player was older when winning the title. Until 2019 he was Vice President of 1. FC Köln.
RV: Niklas Süle
After four years at Bayern, the defensive specialist was no longer able to agree on a new contract with those responsible in 2022. In addition to financial issues, consultant Volker Struth primarily criticized the lack of appreciation.
Interested parties queued up for the free national player, and Chelsea FC, among others, were given good chances with England fan Süle. But the 26-year-old was drawn to Dortmund, where he competed with Mats Hummels and Nico Schlotterbeck. At times he was also used as a right-back.
IV: Thomas Helmer
A year after his Bundesliga debut, Borussia Dortmund secured the skills of the up-and-coming defender and a little later celebrated the cup victory with him. In 1992, Helmer finally switched to FC Bayern Munich for the record sum of 7.5 million DM at the time and it was there that he really started winning. He can call himself a cup winner, three-time champion, UEFA Cup winner and European champion. He only narrowly missed the CL triumph in 1999.
IV: Mats Hummels
The story is well known. Coming from the youth of FC Bayern, Hummels won the championship, cup and almost the Champions League with Dortmund before he took the step back to Bayern in 2016.
He took the Munich title guarantee with him, but the euphoric fans, among other things, drew him back to BVB three years later. “I was in the mood for these moments here in the stadium,” he enthused about the Dortmund south stand. He had a lot of these moments in the 2022/23 season – but the renewed championship title in black and yellow is a long time coming. He recently extended his contract again until 2024.
LV: Raphael Guerreiro
When Raphael Guerreiro came to Borussia Dortmund in 2016, the freshly crowned European champion was not initially used as a left-back. He played the first five games in central midfield, before being forced to move to the left back due to injury. Then ex-BVB coach Thomas Tuchel pulled him back into central midfield. Under Lucien Favre he even played more as a left winger.
With BVB, Guerreiro won the DFB Cup twice and the Super Cup once. After missing the championship title almost at the last minute, he is now going to FCB – and wants to lift the championship trophy there.
ZM: Torsten Frings
Of course, today’s coach is always associated with SV Werder Bremen. But he also celebrated great success in black and yellow or red and white. In 2002 he was drawn to the then German champions Borussia Dortmund, but a cruciate ligament tear slowed him down later.
So two years later he went to the then runners-up Bayern, with whom he immediately won the championship trophy, only to return to Bremen after just one year.
ZM: Sebastian Rode
Greatly gifted, Sebastian Rode gave Bayern a chance at the age of 23 coming from Frankfurt, but the midfield strategist was repeatedly slowed down by serious injuries.
The following three years in Dortmund did not become a love story either, as he only played 22 games during this time due to injury. He is now fully integrated again at Eintracht Frankfurt, won the Europa League as captain and was in the DFB Cup final. So it’s a love story after all, but neither at BVB nor at FCB.
RA: Stefan Reuter
He played for BVB for a total of twelve years and made 69 appearances for Germany. The right winger made his start at 1. FC Nürnberg, where he recommended himself first for first division club Offenbach and then for FC Bayern Munich. He later sold grass pitches professionally and still has responsibilities in this area as manager of FC Augsburg. Most recently, Reuter was even associated with a return to FCB, but there was nothing to the rumors about Reuters as the new sports director.
OM: Michael Rummenigge
At the age of 17, the youth international followed his big brother to Munich and collected a total of six titles there. After moving to Dortmund, Rummenigge wasn’t particularly popular at first, but the successes (DFB Cup victory) came anyway. Interesting: Rummenigge managed to score the goal of the month in the Bundesliga three times.
LA: Mario Goetze
After outstanding years at BVB, the 2014 World Cup hero also tried his luck under Pep Guardiola’s Bayern. But Götze was never able to live up to the high expectations and missed the leap to become the next German world star – he always had the facilities.
Even after a BVB return, he was not happy, then fought his way back up at PSV Eindhoven. After SGE’s Europa League victory, he joined Rodes Eintracht and played with them in the Champions League.
MS: Robert Lewandowski
Already in the BVB jersey, Robert Lewandowski scored at will, for example three times in the 2012 cup final against Bayern. Particularly memorable in BVB dress: his four-pack in the Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid.
In 2014 he finally moved to Säbener Straße, won numerous titles and became arguably the best striker in the world. In 2020 he finally won his long-awaited Champions League title.
He now plays in Spain for FC Barcelona, where his goal tally has dropped significantly, but his value for the team is still enormous. Lewy won the Spanish championship with the Catalans in his first year.
Trainer: Ottmar Hitzfeld
He came to Dortmund in 1991, became runners-up straight away, made it into the 1993 UEFA Cup final and two years later celebrated his first title as a coach in Germany – and the next in 1996. 1997 CL winner with BVB.
He later had two very successful terms at FC Bayern and coached the Swiss national team for six years.
Hitzfeld even had a few aces up his sleeve with this defector team. With Jürgen Kohler, Robert Kovac, Christian Nerlinger, Markus Feulner, Jürgen Wegmann and Emre Can, well-known substitutes are available. Should he want to give up coaching, the new Bayern boss Thomas Tuchel is available as his successor.