Marco Reus (German pronunciation: [ˈmaʁkoː ˈʁɔʏs] ( listen); born 31 May 1989) is a German professional footballerwho plays as an attacking midfielder, winger or striker for German club Borussia Dortmund and the Germany 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 the most influence—in Borussia Mönchengladbach of the Bundesliga.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 closely control the ball with both feet. 2012 was his most successful season when, scoring 18 and assisting eight, he helped Borussia Mönchengladbach secure a place in the following season’sUEFA 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, “…as a classic duo there is nobody better than the prolific Reus and Götze.” In 2013, Reus was ranked as the fourth best footballer in Europe by Bloomberg.