A German professional soccer player who has made a name for himself with the country’s national team and the German side Borussia Dortmund, Marco Reus is an attacker who has been playing football since he began his youth career in 1994. Having played important roles for both his club and country, Marcos was called up in the build-up to the FIFA 2018 World Cup in Russia to represent the country. Here is all to know about him.
Marco Reus Biography and Age
The German was born Marco James Reus on 31 May 1989 in then-West Germany. Of German, English, and Russian descent, the player was raised in Germany by his parents, Thomas Reus and Manuela Reus as the only son.
Just as it is with many other great footballers, Reus began playing since he was a little boy and he was encouraged by his parents who helped him to get into a youth club.
He has elder sisters named Yvonne and Melanie Reus with whom he grew up.
Girlfriend and Wife
For those wondering, Marco Reus has no wife and he has never been married. Nevertheless, he has been in a number of relationships in the past. He was in a relationship with Carolin Bohs from 2009 to 2013 when they walked their separate ways. Bohs who was said to be a TV presenter in Germany and the football player had known each other since they were teenagers.
After their relationship ended, he would go on in 2015 to begin dating German model Scarlett Gartmann. Since then, the two have remained together.
As regards his club career, the forwards began his youth career when he was only 5 years old with the Post SV Dortmund. Having remained with the club till 1996, he moved to Borussia Dortmund where he remained until 2006. The next club that he would find himself in was the German Football Club, Rot Weiss Ahlen.
From 2006 to 2007, he played for the youth team before being promoted to the senior team in 2007. By 2009, he had already played 45 games for the club, netting in 5 goals. The next club that he would find himself in was in Borussia Mönchengladbach. There, he scored 36 goals after 97 caps before signing for Borussia Dortmund in 2012. By the end of the 2017/2018 season, he had already had 63 goals in the 136 games he played for the club.
With Borussia Dortmund, Marco Reus won a number of titles including the DFB-Pokal and DFL-Supercup. In 2013, the club emerged as UEFA Champions League runner-up. He has also recorded some individual achievements such as emerging as a part of the Bundesliga Team of the Season for 5 straight seasons and emerging the Bundesliga Player of the Season twice.
In the German jersey, Reus made his debut in 2009 when he played for the Under 21 team of the country. Before moving to the senior team, he only got to play two games. His call to the National team was in 2011 and by the time he was called to represent the country in Russia in 2018 for the FIFA World Cup which Germany had last won in 2014, Marcos had already recorded 9 goals for the team, after 29 games.
What is more is that with the team, he has again recorded some personal accomplishments including emerging as the Footballer of the Year in Germany in 2012 and making the FIFPro World XI 5th team in 2013 and 2014.
Height and Weight
Reus has a rather athletic build and a slim body that allows him to exploit the speed needed as a forward which complements his creativity. That stated, he also has a good height and body weight. He stands at 1.80 meters (5 feet 11 inches) tall and weighs 152 lbs (69 kg).
The Borussia Dortmund forward has not been the one without any legal issues as he was arrested in 2014 for driving with a fake license.
He would have made it to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil but he lost out as a result of an ankle injury.
With the opening of the transfer market for the 2018/2019 season, top English clubs including Liverpool and Tottenham have shown interest in him. But then, the Dortmund attacker had already gone on to sign a contract extension with the Bundesliga side.
One of his closest friends is Mario Götze with whom he plays for both club and country.