Top 10 Players Who Were Sold for Big Money by Borussia Dortmund

Top 10 Players Who Were Sold for Big Money by Borussia Dortmund

Chukwu Ikechukwu
updated at August 27, 2023 at 3:19 PM
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  • Borussia Dortmund have a reputation for selling quality players
  • The Bundesliga club have produced top superstars including Erling Haaland
  • BVB have won the Bundesliga title once in the last ten seasons in Germany

Borussia Dortmund is among the highly respected teams in the Bundesliga due to the calibre of quality players that have passed through the club recently.

The German side were losing finalists in the 2013 UEFA Champions League to Bayern Munich and have also been crowned Bundesliga champions once in the last ten years.

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Borussia Dortmund have made so much money from player sales in the last decade after selling top stars like Jude Bellingham, Erling Haaland, and Jadon Sancho among others. Photo by Ina Fassbender
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Several players such as Robert Lewandowski, Pierre-Emerich Aubameyang, Ilkay Gundogan and Ousmane Dembele came to the club as nobodies but left the club as superstars, All Football reports.

BVB have made huge profits in selling their superstars over the years, with Erling Haaland one of the German club’s biggest sales just last summer following his transfer to Manchester City.

Here, Sports Brief takes a look at Dortmund’s top ten expensive player sales in the history of the Bundesliga club.

Top 10 expensive Dortmund sales

  1. Ousmane Dembele to Barcelona (€105m) – 2017
  2. Jude Bellingham to Real Madrid (€103m) - 2023
  3. Jadon Sancho to Manchester United (€85m) – 2021
  4. Christian Pulisic to Chelsea (€64m) – 2018
  5. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Arsenal (€63m) – 2017
  6. Erling Haaland to Manchester City (€60m) – 2022
  7. Henrikh Mkhitaryan to Manchester United (€40m) – 2016
  8. Mario Gotze to Bayern Munich (€37m) – 2013
  9. Mats Hummels to Bayern Munich (€35m) – 2016
  10. Abdou Diallo to Paris Saint-Germain (€32m) – 2019

Dortmund struggle to keep talents

Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund has struggled to retain their brightest talent, losing several world-class players such as Erling Haaland and Robert Lewandowski.

The team of ex-Der BVB players, including Ousmane Dembele and Erling Haaland, could have achieved great success if retained by Dortmund, Give Me Sport reports.

The loss in talent has seen BVB underachieve in recent years, as they have only won one Bundesliga and one DFB Pokal trophy in the last ten years.

Malen rescues point for Dortmund

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Donyell Malen's second-half goal salvaged a point as Borussia Dortmund were held at local rivals Bochum 1-1 on Saturday.

Dortmund fell behind early, Bochum's Kevin Stoeger unleashing a rocket from the edge of the box to catch the visiting defence off guard.

Malen scored early in the second half, his third goal in his past three matches, to level the scores.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..