Marco Reus Biography and Facts

One of the best wingers in world football, a talented player who showed his skill at an early age. Marco Reus is a versatile attacker who plays in Borussia Dortmund and the German national team. The fast paced offensive midfield started impressing football scouts since he started playing at the age of 5. These are Marco Reus Biography and facts.

Marco Reus Biography and Facts

Marco Reus’s childhood and early years

Marco Reus at Borussia Dortmund age 10

Born in Dortmund on May 31st 1989, Marco is son to Thomas Reus and Manuela Reus. As any great footballer, he started playing football at the age of 5 at his home club Post SV Dortmund. In fact, his parents encouraged him to join Borussia Dortmund youth ranks in 1996. He played for the German giants until 2006 when he left for the U-19 team of Rot Weiss Ahlen.

Marco Reus departure to Borussia Mönchengladbach

As he evolved into a great talent, Marco Reus attracted a big interest from German and European clubs. Therefore, Borussia Mönchengladbach succeeded to sign the youngster. The details, a four year contract in 2009. Although he was a very big influence for the team, his real breakthrough came in 2012. As a matter of a fact, he scored 18 goals and assisted 8.

Marco Reus celebrating a goal as Borussia Monchengladbach player

On the one hand, this helped Borussia Mönchengladbach secure a spot on next season’s UEFA champions league. On the other hand, his success attracted many European big teams including Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich. 

Return to his hometown team

Following his prolific season at Gladbach in 2012, Marco Reus signed a five year deal with Borussia Dortmund. After announcing this transfer he said: “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.”

It turned out to be right. In the 2012-2013 season, Marco Reus scored 19 goals and set up 15 assists in 49 games. Moreover, He lead Borussia Dortmund to reach the final of UEFA champions league. However, they lost to Bayern Munich on an iconic game.

Marco Reus looking sad after losing the UEFA Champions league final to Bayern

Marco Reus stayed loyal to Borussia Dortmund. Although he received offers from top European clubs, he decided to stay in his hometown team. Borussia Dortmund decided to make him team captain for the 2018-2019 season. Marco Reus scored his 100th Bundesliga goal in the 90th minute of their win against RB Leipzig.

To this date, Marco Reus played 210 competitive games for Dortmund, scoring 98 goals and 62 assists.

National team action

In 2010, Marco Reus was called up to play in the senior German national team. He established his place in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers scoring 5 goals and setting up 3. Unfortunately, he was forced to withdraw due to an ankle injury, missing the world tournament.

Marco Reus playing for the German national team

In 2018, Marco Reus made his return to the world cup atmosphere. However, the German national team ended their journey early with a deceptive disqualification.

Marco Reus’s personal life

Dating wise, Marco Reus was seeing TV presenter Carolin Bohs since 2009 till they separated in 2013. However, they stayed close friends. Afterwards, Marco Reus started dating German model Scarlett Gartmann  who is his current girlfriend.

Marco Reus on vacation with his current girlfriend

This ends Marco Reus biography.

Marco Reus facts

  • Marco Reus grew up in Dortmund with his two sisters. His father was a locksmith while his mother worked as an office clerk.
  • After living for a long time in a penthouse apartment at Lake Pheonix in Dortmund, Marco Reus moved into the quieter district of Holzen.
  • Marco Reus was driving for years without a valid driving license. He was fined a sum of 540,000 euros in 2014 for that matter. 
  • His football role-model is former Borussia Dortmund player and Czech Midfielder Tomáš Rosický.
  • Being a fan of going to the movies, Marco Reus favorite three pictures are “Training Day”, “Man Under Fire” and “American Gangster”.
  • One of his best friends is teammate Mario Gotze.
  • Marco Reus is dating German top model Scarlett Gartmann for the three past years.
  • He snubbed Bayern Munich to join Borussia Dortmund in 2012.

So these were BVB star Marco Reus biography and facts. The German talent is still playing for his hometown club and national team. We wish him good luck with the remainder of his career.

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