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Goal.com nominates the top three stand-out performers for the Schwarzgelben in 2012-13 - cast your vote in the comments box at the foot of the page

The 2012-13 season will go down as a bittersweet one for Dortmund. While Bayern have asserted their dominance in Germany, Jurgen Klopp's men have finally announced themselves on the world stage.

While they have showed signs of their best in the Bundesliga - the recent win over Greuther Furth and the 3-2 victory over Bayer Leverkusen spring to mind - their Champions League run has been absolutely phenomenal.

Roman Weidenfeller has been a mountain in goal, Marcel Schmelzer proved himself an unlikely hero, Mats Hummels and Neven Subotic have been as solid as ever and Marco Reus has slotted in seamlessly since his move from Gladbach, but others have shone even more.

Below, in alphabetical order, are Goal.com's three nominees for Dortmund's player of the season. Who do you think has been their standout man? Leave your comments below!

MARIO GOTZE | PLAYMAKER
Competition Games
Goals Assists Booked
Sent off
League 27 10 9 4 0
DFB-Pokal 4 4 0 0 0
Europe 9 2 4 1 0
Others 1 0 0 0 0
Total 41 16 13 5 0

After missing so much of last season through a string of unfortunate injuries, Mario Gotze has made up for lost time this term, putting in a string of incredible performances and cementing his status as one of Europe's finest young players.

The 20-year-old has been absolutely key in his side's run on the continent, orchestrating the team's brilliant performances in the draws against Real Madrid and Manchester City, along with the victories over Ajax in Amsterdam and Shakhtar in Germany.

Gotze's performances this season belie his tender age and it is certain that he will be among the best in years to come.

ILKAY GUNDOGAN | MIDFIELDER
Competition Games
Goals Assists Booked
Sent off
League 24 3 3 3 0
DFB-Pokal 4 0 0 0 0
Europe 9 0 0 1 0
Others 1 0 0 0 0
Total 38 3 4 4 0

Ilkay Gundogan's progression since arriving at the Westfalenstadion from Nurnberg has been nothing short of extraordinary. After initially looking like an awkward fit and a pale imitation of Nuri Sahin, whom he replaced, he has become a key cog in midfield.

Even the January re-signing of Sahin, the hero of 2011, has not dulled his progress. Dortmund are simply not the same without him and hold an appalling record without the Germany international gracing the centre of the park with his hard work and superb range of passing.

The 22-year-old has recently stated his intention to sign a new deal with the club, which will be welcome news to everyone associated with BVB.

ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI | STRIKER
Competition Games
Goals Assists Booked
Sent off
League 26 22 4 2 1
DFB-Pokal 4 1 1 0 0
Europe 10 6 2 1 0
Others 1 1 0 0 0
Total 41 30 7 3 1

If Robert Lewandowski, as expected, does leave Borussia Dortmund in the summer, he will be bowing out in the grand manner. Having scored in his last 11 Bundesliga games, he is edging ever-closer to Gerd Muller's record of 16 straight matches.

That people doubted his value to the team less than two years ago when Lucas Barrios was still the top dog seems like madness. The Polish striker has always been there when BVB needed him this season, leading their scoring charts in both the league and the Champions League.

With great positioning, tireless running and lethal finishing, whichever club he ends up at next season will have a hell of a player on their hands.

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