BVB players Mats Hummels and Erling Haaland have been nominated for the Team of the Season by their fellow professionals in the Vereinigung der Vertragsfussballspieler (VDV; the professional footballers' union in Germany). Jude Bellingham was voted the VDV Newcomer of the Season.
The "VDV 11" is composed of the best players per position across the season. Centre-back Mats Hummels and striker Erling Haaland convinced in their positions, with 36.9% and 61.7% of the vote respectively.
Jude Bellingham won the VDV Newcomer of the Season award with 24.1%, ahead of Jamal Musiala of Bayern Munich (19.9%) and Florian Wirtz of Bayer Leverkusen (9.9%).
As for the VDV Player of the 2020/21 Season award, Erling Haaland (7.1%) finished in second place behind Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich (75.9%).
All the players in the Bundesliga, Bundesliga 2, third division and the regional leagues, as well as the other VDV members, are eligible to vote.