Marco Reus Player Profile
Now everybody should know who Marco Reus is by now. He’s definitely one of the most loved players to have ever graced the Bundesliga. Often spoken in high regard not only for his amazing technique, speed, and versatility. But also for his loyalty that he has shown in recent years to Borussia Dortmund who he spent the majority of his youth career with. Unfortunately, it has not been a plain sailing ride for Reus. Common injury problems have left him infamous for being classed as an “injury prone” player. But there is no doubt of his ability when he turns up.
Marco Reus was born in Dortmund on the 31st May 1989. He began his footballing career by playing for his hometown club Post SV Dortmund in 1994, just 5 years old. Marco was quick to impress scouts at Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund as he joined the BVB youth ranks in 1996 just 2 years later. He played in the youth academies at Borussia Dortmund all the way up until the year 2006. When Reus decided that in order to help improve his career that we would sign for the U19 side of Rot-Weiss Ahlen that summer. During his first year at the new club, he played as an attacking midfielder and also managed to feature in 5 games for the second team of Rot-Weiss Ahlen where he would make a quick impact by scoring a goal in each of his first 2 games.
After making such a great start to his new career at Ahlen. He was promoted to the first team who were playing in the German 3. Liga at the time. He started twice and was featured in 14 matches and scored two goals. One of his goals included one on the last day of the season which boosted the team in being promoted to the 2. Bundesliga. It would be in the 2008-09 season where Marco Reus would make his major breakthrough onto the German football scene where he played 27 games and scored 4 goals for the new 2. Bundesliga side.
Marco Reus signed for the Bundesliga side Borussia Mönchengladbach in the summer of 2009 on a 4 year deal. It didn’t take him long to score for Die Fohlenelf either. After he scored against Mainz after going on a mesmerising 50 yard run. From this Marco Reus went on to really kickstart his career under his manager Lucien Favre and became a pivotal cog in the side. From this, at the start of the 2011-12 season. Reus began the season in a superb spell of form where he netted 7 times in the opening 12 games. In Reus’ contract was an 18 million pound buyout clause that caught the eye of many clubs in the league. Including Borussia Dortmund.
During the January transfer window of 2012, Reus decided to move from Mönchengladbach to return to his former club Borussia Dortmund. The transfer fee was for 17.1 million euros on a 5 year deal. The reasoning behind the move was so that he could play for a side that was challenging for the league title and qualfiying for the champions league season after season. As I’m sure you’re aware he has never moved from here. Despite many rumours linking him with big money moves to the giants of Europe such as Real Madrid & Bayern Munich. Reus has always stayed true to Dortmund which is his boyhood club. This is the kind of loyalty we just don’t see nowadays from footballers. Especially since Bayern have signed a host of Dortmund players over the last few years such as Robert Lewandowski, Mario Götze, and Mats Hummels.
Once Mats Hummels had departed from the club, Marco Reus was then appointed the club captain just before the start of the 2016-17 season began. An honour that couldn’t be more deserved for such a high class player. Ever since his arrival at Dortmund, he instantly became a fan favourite and started to attract huge plaudits across Europe due to Dortmund’s successes in the Champions League where they finished runner up to Bayern Munich in 2013. Over his career at Dortmund Marco Reus has scored 90+ goals and provided 60+ assists for teammates too in just a little over 200 appearances.
It was on the 11th August 2009, Marco Reus made his debut for under 21 team in a friendly against Turkey. But it would turn out to be two years later when we would get his first cap for Germany. Despite being called up the year before, before having to withdraw from the squad due to injury. His only appearance in a major tournament was in 2012 where he was selected by Joachim Löw for the European championships in Poland & Switzerland. Marco Reus managed to establish himself as a regular starter in Joachim Löw’s national side following Reus’ domestic success. He was an integral part of the 2014 World Cup qualification campaign where he scored 5 goals and registered 3 assists in just six matches for Die Mannschaft. Marco was initially selected for the 2014 World Cup but had to withdraw again due to injury. Thus missing out on a winners medal. A similar situation occurred in time for the European championships of 2016. Where Germany was knocked to runners up France in the semi finals of the tournament. Marco Reus was an active member of the sides qualifying campaign. Only to miss out on selection due to a groin injury. As the World Cup of 2018 approaches and Marco Reus still fit for now. We hope that he finally gets to make an impact in a major tournament in Russia. He has stated that this time there will be “no way” he’s missing this tournament as it is all that is really missing from what has been an amazing career so far.
Despite having such a star studded career at Borussia Dortmund which he will always be most recognised for. He has only won one major title to this day. That honour is the DFB Pokal which he won at the end of the 2016/17 season after defeating Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1 at the Olympiastadion. He has won 2 DFL Super Cups and finished runner up in the Champions League but that is far as it goes in terms of silverware for Marco Reus. Although the list of individual player honours is very long these include:
4x Bundesliga Team Of The Season (2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16)
2x Bundesliga Player Of The Season (11/12, 13/14)
1x Bundesliga Breakthrough Of The Season (11/12)
1x Footballer Of The Year In Germany (2012)
UEFA Team Of The Year (2013)
Most Bundesliga Assists (2013/14)
Borussia Dortmund Player Of The Year (2013/14)
Champions League Team Of The Season (2013/14)
So despite the lack of major honours he’s won at Borussia Dortmund, it’s safe to say there’s no doubt that Marco Reus has had a successful career and many will look back on him as one of the best players that Borussia Dortmund have had in their history.
There are still some things that you not actually know about Marco Reus just yet. Like, for example, did you know? If Marco hadn’t become a professional footballer then he would have like to be a pilot. He was also featured on the front cover of popular football game FIFA 17. Marco Reus’ idol growing up was Tomas Rosicky who played for Borussia Dortmund for 6 six seasons between 2001 & 2006 before moving to Arsenal.
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