Reus with Germany in 2012
|Full name||Marco Reus|
|Date of birth||31 May 1989|
|Place of birth||Dortmund, West Germany|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking midfielder|
|Current club||Borussia Dortmund|
|1994–1996||Post SV Dortmund|
|2006–2009||Rot Weiss Ahlen||44||(5)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20:20, 21 May 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Marco Reus (German pronunciation: [ˈmaɐ̯koː ˈʁɔʏ̯s]; born 31 May 1989 in Dortmund) is a German footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for the German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund and the German national team. Reus is known for his versatility, speed and technique.
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. Reus primary plays as a left attacker for Dortmund; 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, previously worn by Mario Götze, who left the shirt for Reus when he joined. Franz Beckenbauer spoke about Reus, along with Mario Götze, saying, "...as a classic duo there is nobody better than the prolific Reus and Götze."
Reus was born in Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia. 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 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.
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. On 25 May 2009, he signed a four-year contract with Bundesliga club Borussia Mönchengladbach.
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.
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." Reus officially re-joined Dortmund on 1 July 2012.
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. 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' first ever Champions League appearance, he opened the scoring as Dortmund earned a 1–1 draw away to Manchester City. 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. 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.
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 Wolfsburg to help Dortmund draw the match after being two goals down.
On 11 August 2009, Reus made his under-21 team debut in a friendly match against Turkey. On 6 May 2010, he earned his first call-up to the senior team for a friendly match against Malta on 14 May 2010. 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. On 7 October 2011, he made his debut against Turkey. He scored his first goal for the team on 26 May 2012 in a 5–3 defeat to Switzerland. On 22 June, he scored in the UEFA Euro 2012 quarter-final against Greece, his first start for Germany in the tournament.
Reus has established himself as a regular member of Joachim Löw's side in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign and is currently the team's top goalscorer with five goals from five matches.[better source needed]
- As of 26 May 2013.
|Rot Weiss Ahlen||2007–08||17||1||0||0||-||17||1|
|Germany national team|
- Scores and results table lists Germany's goal tally first:
|1.||26 May 2012||St. Jakob-Park, Basel, Switzerland||Switzerland||3–4||3–5||Friendly|
|2.||22 June 2012||PGE Arena Gdańsk, Gdańsk, Poland||Greece||4–1||4–2||UEFA Euro 2012|
|3.||11 September 2012||Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria||Austria||1–0||2–1||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|4.||12 October 2012||Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland||Republic of Ireland||1–0||6–1||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
|6.||26 March 2013||Frankenstadion, Nuremberg, Germany||Kazakhstan||1–0||4–1||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
- Borussia Dortmund
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- "Top Scorers". FIFA. Retrieved 11 June 2013.
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- German national team profile (German)
- Marco Reus at fussballdaten.de (German)
- Marco Reus at transfermarkt.de (German)
- Marco Reus at National-Football-Teams.com
- Marco Reus – FIFA competition record
- Marco Reus – UEFA competition record
- Marco Reus career stats at Soccerbase
- ESPN FC profile
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