Marco Reus Biography
Marco Reus is a German professional footballer who plays as a forward for Borussia Dortmund and the Germany national team. He is renowned for his versatility, speed and technique, but also for proneness to injury.
Marco Reus Career
He began to play football for his hometown club Post SV Dortmund in 1994 and joined the youth ranks of Borussia Dortmund in 1996. He played for Borussia Dortmund until he left for the U-19 team of Rot Weiss Ahlen in the summer of 2006. During his first year there, he played as an attacking midfielder and was featured in five games for the club’s second team, which played in the Westphalia league at the time. He scored a goal in each of his first two games. The following year, he was able to break into Ahlen’s first team, which played in the German third division at the time. He started twice and was featured in 14 matches, scoring two goals. One of his goals came on the last day of the season and propelled the team being promoted to the 2. Bundesliga.
In 2008–09, as a 19-year-old, he had his definitive breakthrough as a professional football player, playing 27 games and scoring four goals. On 25 May 2009, Reus signed a four-year contract with Bundesliga club Borussia Mönchengladbach. On 28 August 2009, he scored his first Bundesliga goal in a game against Mainz 05 after a 50-metre solo run, and since then became a prolific goalscorer for his club under Lucien Favre. At the start of the 2011–12 season, Reus began the season in fine form, scoring 7 goals in 12 matches. His contract with Gladbach was set to expire in 2015 and reportedly had a buy-out clause of €18 million. Reus mentioned that his role model was Tomáš Rosický.
On 4 January 2012, Reus signed with his former club Borussia Dortmund for a €17.1 million transfer fee on a five-year deal. He spoke about his transfer saying, “I’ve made the decision to take the next step forward in the coming season. I’d like to play for a club who can challenge for the league title and guarantee me Champions League football. I see this chance in Dortmund.” Reus officially re-joined Dortmund on 1 July 2012. In Reus’s Bundesliga debut with Dortmund on 24 August, he scored a goal as his new side completed a 2–1 win over Werder Bremen. On 29 September, Reus scored two goals for Dortmund in a 5–0 rout of his former club Borussia Mönchengladbach, pushing the champions to the top of the Bundesliga table through six games.
On 3 October, in Reus’s first ever Champions League appearance, he opened the scoring as Dortmund earned a 1–1 draw away to Manchester City. He then opened the scoring for the German champions in their 2–2 draw with Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium on 6 November, netting on a spectacular volley after a kick-down from teammate Robert Lewandowski. In Dortmund’s following Champions League match, on 21 November, Reus scored Dortmund’s first goal in a 4–1 defeat of Ajax at the Amsterdam Arena, securing qualification for the Round of 16 as Group D winners.
On 16 February 2013, Reus scored a hat-trick, netting all the goals in Dortmund’s thumping of Hessian side Eintracht Frankfurt.On 11 May, Reus scored a late brace against VfL Wolfsburg to help Dortmund draw the match after being two goals down. On 27 July 2013, in the 2013 DFL-Supercup against Bayern Munich, Reus netted the game’s opening goal and later rounded off the scoring, as Borussia Dortmund claimed a 4–2 victory to lift the trophy.
On 18 August, Reus converted a penalty kick which rounded off the scoring as Dortmund defeated Eintracht Braunschweig 2–1 at the Signal Iduna Park in the second game of Dortmund’s 2013–14 league campaign. He then scored a brace against SC Freiburg, one from the penalty spot, and started the season hitting impressive form. Reus had confirmed he would be Dortmund’s penalty taker for the season, though despite winning a penalty against 1860 Munich in the DFB Pokal, he allowed teammate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in taking the penalty which propelled the Borussia-based club into the next round of the competition. On 1 November 2013, Reus scored a goal for Dortmund in a 6–1 win against VfB Stuttgart in the Bundesliga.
On 25 February 2014, Reus scored a goal in a 4–2 win for Dortmund against Zenit Saint Petersburg in the first leg of the round of 16 in the UEFA Champions League. On 29 March, he then scored a hat-trick in a 3–2 win for Dortmund against VfB Stuttgart in the Bundesliga. On 8 April, Reus scored twice in Borussia Dortmund’s second leg 2–0 win against Real Madrid, though Dortmund were eventually knocked out of the competition after losing 3–2 on aggregate. Reus finished the season with 23 goals and 18 assists in all competitions.
In the second match of the 2014–15 Bundesliga against FC Augsburg, Reus scored one goal and helped set up another. Dortmund went to win the match by 3–2. In September 2014, he was diagnosed with an ankle injury. On 22 October 2014, Reus returned from injury and contributed a goal and assist in their 4–0 Champions League group stage away win against Galatasaray. On 1 November, he scored the only goal for Dortmund in their 2–1 away loss against their rivals Bayern Munich.
Despite prior injury concerns, Reus started Dortmund’s match away to SC Paderborn on 22 November and scored to put them 2–0 up. He was stretchered off in the second half, however, after which Paderborn equalised for a final score of 2–2. The injury ruled him out until January 2015.On 10 February 2015, Reus signed a contract extension with Dortmund, keeping him at the club until 2019.
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On 5 August 2015, Reus scored a goal in their 5–0 win against Wolfsberger AC to advance into the 2015–16 Europa League play-off round. On 15 August, he then opened the 2015–16 league campaign with a goal and an assist in a 4–0 home win against his former club Borussia Mönchengladbach. On 28 August 2015, he scored a hat-trick in their 7–2 home win against Odds BK to qualify for the 2015–16 UEFA Europa League.
On 20 April 2016, Reus was one of three goalscorers as Borussia won 3–0 away at Hertha BSC in the semi-final of the DFB-Pokal. Before the start of the 2016–17 Bundesliga , he became the captain for Borussia Dortmund shortly after former club captain Mats Hummels left for rivals Bayern Munich. He finished the 2015–16 season with total of 23 goals and 8 assists in 43 appearances. After being sidelined due to injury, Reus made his return on 22 November 2016. He scored twice and assisted once in a historic 8–4 Champions league group stage win against Legia Warsaw.
Reus took the game ball for it was originally a hat-trick game by him. On 3 December 2016, he assisted three goals in their 4–1 win against his former club Borussia Mönchengladbach. Four days later, Reus scored a goal in a 2–2 draw against Real Madrid; Dortmund subsequently advanced to the round 16 as the winners of Group F, ahead of Madrid. On 10 December 2016, Reus continued his goal scoring form with a late equaliser in Dortmund’s 1–1 draw with 1. FC Köln. During the 2017 DFB-Pokal Final, Reus suffered a partial cruciate ligament tear and was substituted at halftime. Dortmund, however, would go on to win the 2017 DFB-Pokal Final, giving Reus his first major trophy. The initial prognosis suggested that he would miss six months.
On 10 February 2018, Reus recovered from the ligament damage and made his return against Hamburg in the Bundesliga. Reus scored his first goal since his return from injury and the only goal in the match against his former club Borussia Mönchengladbach in a 1-0 victory. Reus scored the only goal in two consecutive matches against Augsburg and RB Leipzig in which both the matches ended with a 1-1 draw.On 9 March 2018, Reus further extended his contract until 2023.Reus scored twice in a 4-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen but also missed a penalty. He finished the season with 7 goals in 15 appearances in all competitions.
On 2 June 2018, Reus made his return to the international duty after two years in a friendly match against Austria but the game ended 2-1 loss for Germany.Reus was included in Joachim Löw’s 23-man final squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup on 4 June 2018.
Marco Reus Current Teams
He plays as a forward for Borussia Dortmund and the Germany national team.
Marco Reus Age
Born 31st May 1989 in Dortmund, Germany. He is 29 years old.
Marco Reus Wife
Reus dated Carolin Bohs in 2009. They broke up in 2013 but remain close friends. Reus started dating German model Scarlett Gartmann in December 2015.
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Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus on being back with Germany, why Leroy Sane needn’t throw in the towel and Die Mannschaft’s World Cup chances
Updated On: 7th June 2018
Marco Reus admits he has mixed feelings looking back on Germany’s 2014 FIFA World Cup triumph, but is determined to make the most of his chance at Russia 2018 following a tortuous career chapter with injury.
The 29-year-old is poised to make his first appearance at the finals after a partial ankle ligament tear sustained on the eve of the tournament dashed his hopes of playing in Brazil four years ago. His Borussia Dortmund teammate Mario Götze held aloft a shirt with his name on it after his extra-time goal earned Germany their fourth world title.
“I remember it well,” Reus said at Germany’s pre-tournament media day on Wednesday. “It wasn’t nice for me not being there, but on the other hand it was great to see the guys lift the trophy.”
Now the boot is on the other foot. Reus is in Germany’s final squad for Russia; Götze didn’t even make the preliminary selection. Manchester City’s Leroy Sane, meanwhile, was one of four players to miss the cut when head coach Joachim Löw pruned his squad from 27 to 23 players on 4 June.
“I wasn’t with the team for two years, so to get that recognition is great,” Reus explained. “I feel for the players who got left out, but from experience I can say that that’s life – life goes on. You get more chances, even here in the national team. I’m very optimistic.”
He’s had to be. A pubic bone injury denied Reus a place at UEFA EURO 2016, before a knee ligament tear forced him to miss more than half of the 2017/18 campaign. He returned in February, though, scoring seven goals in 11 Bundesliga appearances, and made his first Germany appearance since 29 March 2016 in the friendly defeat to Austria last weekend.
“I’m delighted to be here,” Reus said. “It’s every footballer’s dream to play at a World Cup, but the tournament is long. Every player will be needed. Hopefully I’ll get my chance to play. I want to do my bit to help the team.”
As for Germany’s prospects of becoming the first team since Brazil in 1962 to successfully defend their title, Reus is – as you’d expect – optimistic.
“We’re the hunted,” the 30-time Germany international acknowledged. “Every nation wants to beat the defending champions. That pushes you to give that one or two percent extra. We all want to defend our title. It won’t be easy, but you can see in training how hungry everyone is, how high the motivation is to defend the thing. That’s our objective.”