By Rune Gjerulff@runegjerulff

Lukasz Piszczek steps down as Dortmund vice-captain

Lukasz Piszczek has resigned from his vice-captain role at Dortmund.
Lukasz Piszczek has announced that he has stepped down from his role as Borussia Dortmund vice-captain.

"The 2020/2021 season will be my last as a professional footballer," the 35-year-old said in a statement and added:

"I want to enjoy this year as much as I possibly can. I have always loved taking on responsibility and leading the team alongside several colleagues over the past few years - both on the team council and as vice-captain.

"Now I would like to play an equally active role in shaping the team's transition and helping others to become more involved. For this reason, I have decided to step down from the role of vice-captain and also relinquish my place on the team council. But I will continue to help, because I know that my opinion is valued in the dressing room. I will continue to make my voice heard in the future and will always be available to give advice to any players that might seek it."

The experienced defender joined Dortmund from Hertha BSC in 2010.

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