Grosskreutz's Nike Mercurial
worn boots. This special made to measure boots were worn during the
season 2011/2012 with Borussia Dortmund Both boots are personalized with
"KEVIN 19", "LENNY 19" and a flag of Germany. Großkreutz
began his career with the Dortmund clubs DJK Rot-Weiß Obereving, VfL
Kemminghausen and FC Merkur 07. In 2002, he joined Borussia Dortmund,
where he played until he moved to Rot Weiss Ahlen. Promoted to first
team in 2006, he led the club to promotion to the 2. Bundesliga in
2008. He scored 12 goals and was named in kicker XI of the year.
Großkreutz made his full international debut in a friendly match
against Malta on 13 May 2010, helping set up striker Cacau for one of
his two goals in a 3–0 win. He next appeared for Germany as a starter
against Sweden in a 0–0 draw on 18 November 2010. In June 2014, he
was named in Germany's squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Germany
went on to win the tournament, though Großkreutz failed to make an
appearance during the competition.