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Mats Hummels

26-Year-Old Defender     Borussia Dortmund  Bundesliga


Birthdate:  December 16, 1988    Birthplace:  Bergisch Gladbach, Germany    Nationality:  Germany    Height:  6' 4"    Weight:  198 lbs    

February 1, 2015    Mats Hummels News

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Hummels kept a clean sheet Saturday as Dortmund tied 0-0 with Bayer Leverkusen.

Hummels was on fine form for the Bundesliga restart, marshalling the back-line very effectively and keeping a clean sheet in the process. The highlight of his performance was an excellent goal-line clearance from Leverkusen's Gonzalo Castro attempt in the first half.

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January 15, 2015

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Hummels would not rule out moving to Manchester United despite insisting that he is loyal to the club, reports the Daily Mail.

Manchester United is in need of adding to their defensive line, and Hummels would come with a price tag of around 30 million. The defender said a move in January is unlikely, but did not rule out a transfer in the future.

December 21, 2014

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Hummels scored his side's only goal as Dortmund lost 2-1 Saturday at Werder Bremen.

Hummels scored to pull a goal back for Dortmund but his diving header from Ilkay Gundogan's corner turned out only to be a consolation. The captain put in a lot of effort to get Dortmund a crucial win, ever-present in defense and going forward when the opportunity arose. However despite the goal and making a game high of successful tackles, his sloppy defending played a part in both the goals his team conceded. He was guilty of failing to execute the offside trap for Bremen's first goal after just three minutes and then was to easily turned on the build-up to the second. Hummels held his shirt over his head at the final whistle knowing simply that neither he nor Dortmund were good enough.

December 18, 2014

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Hummels put in a very solid performance despite conceding two goals in Dortmund's 2-2 draw Wednesday with Wolfsburg.

Hummels was the star man of the Dortmund defense and really proved his worth to the team. He was a rock in defense throughout while he also had two shots and played a key part in Dortmund's first goal, his marauding run forward setting up Ciro Immobile who assisted Pierre-Emerick Aunameyang's finish. If Dortmund's torrid Bundesliga form continues into the New Year, they're going to find it really tough to keep hold of their prized captain come the end of the season.

December 14, 2014

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Hummels failed to keep a clean sheet as Dortmund lost 1-0 Saturday to Hertha Berlin.

Hummels had a couple of good chances, going particularly close when Hertha Berlin goalkeeper Thomas Kraft punched over his header in the second half. Yet despite offering a threat aerially from set-pieces, Hummels was error-prone in defense. His performance was not up to its usual standard in what was a shaky looking Dortmund backline as the team fell to its ninth league defeat of the season.

December 6, 2014

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Hummels returned from injury and kept a clean sheet in Dortmund's 1-0 victory Friday over Hoffenheim.

Hummels hadn't played since injuring his foot against Bayern Munich on Nov. 1 but was fit to return against Hoffenheim and kept a clean sheet. Although his defensive services weren't called upon frequently, the Dortmund captain commanded the backline expertly and did well to track back to clear a goal bound Sebastian Rody free kick. He also had two shots and went close to scoring when Hoffenheim goalkeeper Oliver Baumann tipped over his header. This performance was a reminder that Hummels is a key part of the Dortmund defense and his team will desperately hope he has more luck with injury in the second half of the season.

November 2, 2014

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Hummels will be out for three weeks after injuring his foot against Bayern Munich reports.

Hummels was substituted in the 46th minute against Bayern Munich after complaining of pain at half-time. Now after a medical examination it has been confirmed that Dortmund's captain will face time on the sidelines. It's terrible news for Dortmund who sit 17th in the Bundesliga and will miss their star defender for crunch league games against Borussia Moenchengladbach and Paderborn. Hummels will also definitely miss the Champions League clash with Galatasaray and is doubtful for the trip to Arsenal later in the month.

November 2, 2014

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Hummels could be out with an ankle injury for up to six weeks according to

Hummels was taken off after half-time in Dortmund's 2-1 defeat to Bayern Munich Saturday and reports suggest that he could face a lengthy spell on the sidelines. Early indications are that Hummels injured his ankle after jumping awkwardly and was replaced by Neven Subotic after complaining of pain at half-time. Full news of the injury will come out Monday and could potentially be disastrous for Dortmund.