The 2009/10 Bundesliga season was memorable for fans due to several reasons. Firstly, it was a very closely contested season with a number of teams vying for the title, leading to a thrilling race to the finish. Additionally, there were many standout performances from individual players, such as Edin Dzeko’s 22 league goals for Wolfsburg, and the emergence of young talents like Thomas Müller at Bayern Munich.
The season was also notable for the performance of promoted sides Mainz, who managed to finish in the top half of the table, defying expectations, thanks to Thomas Tuchel. This season also saw the resurgence of Borussia Dortmund, under Jürgen Klopp, seeing them finish in 5th place, much improved from the previous season. The three teams that were relegated were Hertha Berlin, VfL Bochum, and FC Nürnberg.
A season of emerging rookies and young stars! Let’s get into the top 10!
10 – Mats Hummels – #72 – Rookie Sticker from Panini German Football Bundesliga 2008/09
Mats Hummels made a name for himself as a top center-back. He has a great ability to read the game and anticipate the movements of opposing players, which allows him to make crucial interceptions and tackles. Hummels is also known for his excellent ball-playing ability, as he is capable of starting attacks from the back with his precise passing and technical skills.
In the 2009/10 season, Hummels was a key player in Dortmund’s defense that season, helping the team finish in fifth place in the Bundesliga. The season was a breakout campaign that landed him in the Bundesliga team of the season and showcased his potential to become one of the best center-backs in the world.
9 – Manuel Neuer – #357 – Rookie Sticker from Panini German Football Bundesliga 2007/08
Manuel Neuer is widely considered as one of the best goalkeepers of his generation. He is known for his impressive reflexes, excellent shot-stopping ability, and his remarkable composure under pressure. However, what sets him apart from other goalkeepers is his ability to play as a sweeper-keeper, a role in which he acts as an auxiliary defender by charging out of his area to intercept through balls and break up opposing attacks.
Neuer’s revolutionary style of goalkeeping has changed the way the position is played. His willingness to come off his line and sweep behind the defence has allowed his teams to maintain a high line of pressure, putting more pressure on the opposition and reducing the amount of space they have to play in. Neuer’s distribution skills are also top-notch, as he is able to launch quick counter-attacks with his long and accurate throws.
In the 2009/10 season, Neuer was an integral part of Schalke’s success, helping them to finish second in the Bundesliga. His performances earned him the Bundesliga Goalkeeper of the Year award for the first time in his career. Neuer’s consistent and reliable performances helped to establish himself as one of the best goalkeepers in Europe and earned him a move to Bayern Munich the following season.
8 – Stefan Kießling – #268 – Rookie Sticker from Panini German Football Bundesliga 2004/05
Stefan Kiessling was a German striker who played for Bayer Leverkusen. He was known for his ability to score goals and his poaching instincts in the box. Kiessling was a tall and physically imposing forward who possessed a keen sense of positioning, allowing him to be in the right place at the right time to score goals.
In the 2009/10 season, Kießling had an outstanding campaign, finishing as the second-highest scorer in the Bundesliga with 21 goals. He formed a potent partnership with fellow striker Eren Derdiyok and was instrumental in Leverkusen’s successful season, which saw them finish in fourth place.
Kießling’s goals were crucial in securing important wins for his team, and his performances earned him a call-up to the German national team for the 2010 World Cup. He continued to be a consistent goal scorer for Leverkusen in subsequent seasons, cementing his status as one of the top strikers in the Bundesliga.
7 – Lucas Barrios Rookie Sticker – #86
Lucas Barrios is a former Paraguayan footballer who played as a striker. He was known for his aerial ability, physical presence in the box, and clinical finishing skills. During his time with Borussia Dortmund in the 2009/10 season, Barrios was a key player in the team’s success, scoring 19 goals in 33 appearances, helping them to a 5th place finish.
Barrios had a natural ability to find space in the box and his positioning was excellent. He was quick to react to rebounds and loose balls, making him a constant threat to opposition defences. His strong physical attributes allowed him to hold up the ball and bring his teammates into play, while his technical ability allowed him to finish with precision and power.
6 – Mesut Özil – #56 – Rookie Sticker from Panini German Football Bundesliga 2007/08
Mesut Özil is a German attacking midfielder known for his incredible creativity on the pitch. He is famous for his ability to provide assists, and his unique style of play, which is characterized by his vision, technique, and passing ability. Özil is also known for his calmness and composure under pressure, which makes him an effective playmaker in the final third.
In the 2009/10 season with Werder Bremen, Özil established himself as one of the best young midfielders in Europe. He contributed greatly to his team’s success, providing 16 assists and scoring 9 goals in the Bundesliga season. His performances helped Werder Bremen to the UCL, finishing third on the Bundesliga table. Özil’s impressive season earned him a move to Real Madrid in the following summer, where he continued to showcase his immense talent as a creative midfielder.
5 – Edin Džeko – #413 – Rookie Sticker from Panini German Football Bundesliga 2007/08
Edin Dzeko is a powerful and prolific striker who is known for his physicality, aerial ability, and clinical finishing in front of goal. He has a good eye for goal, is comfortable with both feet, and is a threat both inside and outside the box. In the 2009/10 season with Wolfsburg, Dzeko had a remarkable campaign, scoring 22 goals and winning the Bundesliga golden boot. He formed a lethal partnership with Brazilian forward Grafite, which was dubbed as “The Double-Headed Eagle”
After his successful stint with Wolfsburg, Edin Dzeko transferred to Manchester City in 2011, where he won a Premier League title. He then moved to AS Roma in 2015, where he scored over 100 goals! In 2020, he joined the Italian club Inter Milan, where he won the Serie A title in his first season.
4 – Michael Bradley Rookie Sticker – #305
Michael Bradley is an American professional footballer who is known for his versatility in midfield. He has played in various midfield roles, including defensive midfield, central midfield, and attacking midfield. Bradley is a tireless worker on the pitch and is known for his ability to cover a lot of ground, make tackles, and intercept passes.
In terms of his popularity, Bradley is highly regarded in the United States as one of the country’s most successful football exports. He has played for top clubs in Europe, including Borussia Mönchengladbach and AS Roma
During the 2009/10 season, Bradley was playing for Borussia Mönchengladbach in the Bundesliga. He made 31 appearances for the club, crucial because of his tireless work in midfield and ability to break up opposition attacks.
Overall, Bradley is known for his technical ability, tactical intelligence, and work rate on the pitch. He has become a stalwart for the United States national team, earning over 150 caps and representing the country at multiple World Cup tournaments
American’s love collecting their own. With Bradley being one of the American greats, this rookie sticker is a no brainer.
3 – İlkay Gündoğan Rookie Sticker – # 347
Ilkay Gündoğan is a German professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Manchester City and the Germany national team. He is known for his excellent ball control, technical ability, vision, and creativity on the field. He is also a hard-working midfielder who contributes to his team’s defensive efforts as well.
Gündoğan’s popularity has grown significantly in recent years, as he has become a key player for both Manchester City and the German national team. He is highly regarded for his technical skills, as well as his ability to score important goals and create chances for his teammates.
Gündoğan has 22 appearances in the 2009/10 season, despite his youth. Nürnberg were relegated this season but Gündoğan earned a move to Borussia Dortmund, where his career blossomed.
With his increasing trophy cabinet at City, Ilkay’s rookie sticker will only grow in value.
2 – Marco Reus Rookie Sticker – #306
Marco Reus is a versatile attacking player known for his quick movements, dribbling skills, and deadly finishing ability. He is comfortable playing across the front line as a winger, forward, or attacking midfielder, and is equally adept at creating chances for his teammates as he is at scoring goals himself. Reus is also renowned for his work rate, stamina, and high levels of intensity, making him an ideal player for pressing and counter-pressing systems.
Reus rose to prominence during his time at Borussia Dortmund, where he became a fan favourite for his skilful displays on the pitch and his commitment to the club’s ethos. He has been a key player for Dortmund since his return to the club in 2012.
Reus’ 2009/10 season was spent with Borussia Monchengladbach, where he established himself as one of the brightest talents in German football. In a struggling team, Reus managed to score 8 goals in 33 appearances, showcasing his potential as a future star.
Due to Reus’ popularity, this sticker will be in high demand, especially Borussia Dortmund fans!
1 – Toni Kroos Rookie Sticker – #264
Toni Kroos is the best rookie sticker in Topps German Football Bundesliga 2009-2010.
Toni Kroos is a highly skilled and intelligent midfielder known for his incredible passing range, vision, and ability to control the tempo of a game. He is capable of playing in a variety of midfield roles, from a deep-lying playmaker to a more advanced attacking midfielder.
During the 2009/10 season, Kroos played on loan for Bayer Leverkusen from Bayern Munich. He made 33 league appearances, scored 9 goals, and provided 12 assists. His performances helped Leverkusen secure a top-four finish in the Bundesliga.
Following his successful loan spell, Kroos returned to Bayern Munich and became a regular starter in the team. He won numerous titles with the Bavarian club. In 2014, he played a key role in Germany’s World Cup-winning team, providing several assists and scoring two goals in the tournament.
In 2014, Kroos joined Real Madrid, where he continued to impress with his passing and vision. He has won four Champions League titles with the Spanish club and is widely regarded as one of the best midfielders of his generation.
I think in the future, this will be one of on the great rookie stickers! Pick up now while its still relatively cheap.
The 2009/10 was great season with many emerging talents! It is no surprise that many of these players featured in Germany’s World Cup winning squad in 2014.
Thanks for reading 🙂