Marco Reus

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Marco Reus
FIFA WC-qualification 2014 - Austria vs. Germany 2012-09-11 - Marco Reus 01.JPG
Reus with Germany in 2012
Personal information
Full name Marco Reus[1]
Date of birth (1989-05-31) 31 May 1989 (age 24)
Place of birth Dortmund, West Germany
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[2]
Playing position Attacking midfielder / Winger
Club information
Current club Borussia Dortmund
Number 11
Youth career
1994–1996 Post SV Dortmund
1996–2006 Borussia Dortmund
2006–2008 Rot Weiss Ahlen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Rot Weiss Ahlen II 6 (3)
2007–2009 Rot Weiss Ahlen 44 (5)
2009–2012 Borussia Mönchengladbach 99 (37)
2012– Borussia Dortmund 58 (28)
National team
2009 Germany U21 2 (0)
2011– Germany 19 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 April 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 November 2013

Marco Reus (German pronunciation: [ˈmaɐ̯koː ˈʁɔʏ̯s] ( ); born 31 May 1989) is a German professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder or winger for the German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund and the Germany national football team. Reus is known for his versatility, speed and technique.[3]

Reus spent his youth career at Borussia Dortmund, prior to leaving for Rot Weiss Ahlen. He has played for three clubs in his senior career, most notably, and with most influence, in Borussia Mönchengladbach of the German Bundesliga.[4] Reus plays primarily as a left attacker for BVB; however, he is capable of playing on the right also and through the middle, due to his ability to control the ball with both feet and brilliant close control. 2012 was his most successful season when, scoring 18 and assisting 8, he helped Borussia Mönchengladbach secure a place in the following season's UEFA Champions League. Reus agreed a move to his home club Borussia Dortmund at the end of that season. Reus wears number 11 for Dortmund.

With Dortmund, Reus won the 2013 DFL-Supercup. Reus was the Footballer of the Year in Germany in 2012 and was on the UEFA Team of the Year in 2013. Franz Beckenbauer spoke about Reus, along with Mario Götze, saying, " a classic duo there is nobody better than the prolific Reus and Götze."[5] In 2013, Reus was ranked as the fourth best footballer in Europe by Bloomberg.[6]

Early career

Reus was born in Dortmund. He began to play football for his hometown club Post SV Dortmund in 1994 and joined the youth ranks of Borussia Dortmund in 1996.[7] He played for Borussia Dortmund until he left for the U-19 of Rot Weiss Ahlen in the summer of 2006. During his first year there the attacking midfielder 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 times. One of his goals came on the last day of the season and helped his team being promoted to the 2. Bundesliga.[8]

In 2008–09, the then 19 year old had his definitive breakthrough as a professional football player. He played in 27 games and scored four times.[9]

Club career

Borussia Mönchengladbach

On 25 May 2009, he signed a four-year contract with Bundesliga club Borussia Mönchengladbach.[10] On 28 August 2009, Reus scored his first Bundesliga goal in a game against Mainz 05 after a 50 metre solo run,[11] 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 seven goals in twelve matches. Reus' contract with Gladbach was set to expire in 2015 and reportedly had a buy-out clause of €18 million, and he mentioned that his role model was Arsenal and Czech national team midfielder Tomáš Rosický, who himself played for Borussia Dortmund for six years before moving to the English Premier League club in 2006.[12]

Borussia Dortmund

2012–13 season

Reus in action for Borussia Dortmund in 2013

On 4 January 2012, Reus signed with his former club Borussia Dortmund for a transfer fee of €17.1 million on a five-year deal that will keep him at the club until July 2017. Reus 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."[13] Reus officially re-joined Dortmund on 1 July 2012.[14] In Reus' Bundesliga debut with Dortmund on 24 August 2012, he scored a goal as his new side completed a 2–1 win over Werder Bremen.[15] 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.[16]

On 3 October, in Reus' first ever Champions League appearance, he opened the scoring as Dortmund earned a 1–1 draw away to Manchester City.[17] Reus then opened the scoring for the German champions in their 2–2 draw with Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu on 6 November, netting on a spectacular volley after a kick-down from teammate Robert Lewandowski.[18] In Dortmund's following Champions League match, on 21 November, Reus scored Dortmund's first goal in a 4–1 defeat of AFC Ajax at the Amsterdam Arena, securing qualification for the Round of 16 as Group D winners.[19]

On 16 February 2013, Reus scored a hat-trick, netting all the goals in Dortmund's thumping of Hessian side Eintracht Frankfurt.[20][21] On 11 May, Reus scored a late brace against Wolfsburg to help Dortmund draw the match after being two goals down.[22]

2013–14 season

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.[23]

On 18 August 2013, Reus converted a penalty kick which rounded off the scoring as Dortmund defeated Eintracht Braunschweig 2–1 at the Signal Iduna Park, which was the second game of Borussia Dortmund's 2013–2014 Bundesliga campain. He then scored a brace against Freiburg, one from the penalty spot, and started the season hitting impressive form. Reus has confirmed he will be Dortmund's penalty taker for the season, however, despite winning a penalty against 1860 München in the DFB Pokal, he allowed fellow team mate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in taking the penalty which propelled the Borussia based club into the next round of the competition.[24] On 1 November 2013, Reus scored a goal for Dortmund in a 6–1 win against Stuttgart in the Bundesliga.[25]

On 25 February 2014, Reus scored a goal in a 4-2 win for Dortmund against Zenit St. Petersburg in the 1st leg of the round of 16 in the UEFA Champions League.[26] On 29 March 2014, Reus scored a hat-trick in a 3-2 win for Dortmund against Stuttgart in the Bundesliga.[27] On 8 April 2014, Reus scored twice in Borussia Dortmund's second leg 2-0 win against Real Madrid, however, Dortmund were knocked out of the competition, losing 3-2 on aggregate. [28]

International career

Reus with Germany in 2012

On 11 August 2009, Reus made his under-21 team debut in a friendly match against Turkey.[29] On 6 May 2010, he earned his first call-up to the senior team[30] for a friendly match against Malta on 14 May 2010.[31] On 11 May 2010, he withdrew from the squad due to a leg injury picked up in the last game of the season against Bayer Leverkusen.[32] On 7 October 2011, he made his debut against Turkey.[33] He scored his first goal for the team on 26 May 2012 in a 5–3 defeat to Switzerland.[34] On 22 June, he scored in the UEFA Euro 2012 quarter-final against Greece, his first start for Germany in the tournament.[35]

Reus established himself as a regular member of Joachim Löw's side in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign, scoring five goals and registering three assists in six matches.[36]

Career statistics

As of 12 April 2014.[37]
Club Season League Cup[nb 1] Continental[nb 2] Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Rot Weiss Ahlen 2007–08 17 1 0 0 - 17 1
2008–09 27 4 1 0 - 28 4
Total 44 5 1 0 45 5
Borussia Mönchengladbach 2009–10 33 8 2 0 - 35 8
2010–11 34 11 3 1 - 37 12
2011–12 32 18 5 3 - 37 21
Total 99 37 10 4 109 41
Borussia Dortmund 2012–13 32 14 3 1 12 4 47 19
2013–14 26 14 3 2 9 5 38 21
Total 58 28 6 3 21 9 85 40
Career total 201 70 17 7 21 9 239 86
  1. ^ Includes DFB-Pokal and DFL-Supercup
  2. ^ Includes UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League



Rot Weiss Ahlen
Borussia Dortmund



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