Waldemar Anton: Who is the Borussia Dortmund and Germany defender?

Waldemar Anton has joined Borussia Dortmund after underpinning VfB Stuttgart's surprise runners-up finish in the Bundesliga in 2023/24. Read on for more on the no-nonsense Germany defender...

Jul 9, 2024 - 00:00
Waldemar Anton: Who is the Borussia Dortmund and Germany defender?

Stats correct as of 8 July 2024

Waldemar Anton

Age: 27 (born 20 July 1996)
Club: VfB Stuttgart
Position: Centre-back
Country: Germany (four caps)

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Anton's first call-up to a senior Germany squad for the March 2024 friendlies against France and the Netherlands - and full international debut against the French - was a long time coming. The Uzbekistan-born defender - whose parents are of German and Russian descent - has made over 190 Bundesliga appearances for Hannover and Stuttgart, including all but one in 2023/24 as captain of a VfB team that surprised everyone by qualifying for the next season's UEFA Champions League.

The 6'2" Stuttgart general set quite the example, with club-leading stats for aerial challenges won, as well as three assists from centre-back. He also has the experience of a promotion-winning Bundesliga 2 campaign with Hannover, a successful relegation play-off at the heart of the VfB defence and 11 caps for Germany's U21s. His stock continues to rise: on 8 July 2024, he signed a four-year deal with Dortmund, fresh from making two substitute appearances for Germany at UEFA Euro 2024.

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