Marco Reus ( ; born 31 May 1989 in Dortmund) is a German footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder or winger 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."
In 2013, Reus was ranked as the fourth best footballer in the world by Bloomberg.