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Top facts about Marco Reus, the prince of Westfalen

A look at the Top Facts about Marco Reus, the prince of Westfalen including his childhood, love life, career and his most interesting quotes.

Marco Reus is a German star who currently plays as a midfielder at Dortmund. Reus has been playing with the yellow and blacks since 2012 after a very successful spell with Borussia Monchengladbach and is considered as one of the best players in Dortmund's history.

During his nine seasons at


Reus has scored 132 goal in 282 matches. He had the best years of his career at the club and many times proved his loyalty to the club despite strong interest from many of Europe's top teams.

Reus has won a total of 4 titles with Dortmund. He was the star of the Dortmund side which reached the final of the Champions League in the 2012-13 season. They eventually lost to

Bayern Munich

in the extra time, but Reus's exceptional performances earned him a place in the UEFA Champions League Team of the Season.

Marco Reus has been on a good form since the start of the 20-21 season. An injury sidelined him for a month but overall he has registered 4 goals and one assist in 17 games across all competitions. For now let's have a look at the top

facts about Marco Reus

, the prince of Westfalen.

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Top facts about Marco Reus you might want to know

In the following article we will take a look at the Marco Reus, the prince of Westfalen. First we present you with some of the general information.

  • Full Name:

    Marco Reus

  • Date and Place of Birth:

    31 May 1989/ Dortmund, West Germany

  • Height & Weight:

    1.81 m /76 kg

  • Family Members:

    Thomas Reus (Father), Manuela Reus (Mother), Yvonne and Melanie (Sisters)

  • Marital Status:


  • Girlfriends:

    Caroline Bohs (Ex. Girlfriend), Scarlett Gartmann (Current Girlfriend)

  • Children:


  • Current team:


  • Jersey Number:

    11 at Dortmund and German National team

  • Zodiac Sign:


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Marco Reus Birthday, Zodiac Sign and nationality

First part our article on top facts about Marco Reus is about his birthday.

Marco Reus Birthday

is at 31 May 1989. Marco Reus nationality is German, although he has strong British and Russian roots. He was born in Dortmund, West Germany.

Marco Reus zodiac sign is Gemini. He shares his birthday with many great stars from football and other fields. Some of the most famous figures born on 20th of November are:

Footballers: Viktor Orban and Joachim Andersen / Actors and Actresses: Archie Panjabi, Brooke Shields, Colin Farrell and Clint Eastwood / Singers and Musicians: Andy Hurley

Marco Reus Childhood story

At this part we will look at the top facts about

Marco Reus Childhood story

and the family and the background he grew up in.

Marco Reus was born into a middle-class family. His father, Thomas Reus, is originally from England and his mother, Manuela Reus has Russian roots. However both of them were raised in Germany.  Marco is the third child in the family. He grew up with two older sisters, Yvonne and Melanie.

Marco Reus's father was a locksmith and his mother used to work as an office clerk. They both were fans of football and supported Marco from early age to pursue his dream to become a professional footballer.

"At home I used tangerines and apples as playing objects, so that helped my parents make up their mind for me to join a team."

Reus’s parents helped him associate with various football clubs in the neighborhood when he was just 4 years old.

One cool fact about Marco Reus childhood is that he became a Dortmund fan at a very young age. According to himself, he always dreamed of wearing the Black and Yellow.

"I was born in Dortmund and grew up here, so you become automatically a black and yellow. I played here for many years in the youth ranks, but at first I did not have the chance to become a professional football player at BVB and to realize my dream."

In 1996 Marco saw his dreams turn into reality when he joined Borussia Dortmund youth ranks at the age of seven. He stayed at the academy until 2006 when he left for the U-19 team of Rot Weiss Ahlen. Shortly after his arrival at Rot Weiss Ahlen, Reus was promoted to the first team to start his professional career.

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Marco Reus Wife, Relationships and Marital Status

The gifted German midfielder has had two notable relationships so far. Before his current relationship, 

Marco Reus girlfriend

was Caroline Bohs, a beautiful German TV presenter he dated first in 2009. They had an intimate relationship for the next four years before breaking up in 2013, due to personal disagreements. According to Marco and Caroline, they kept their friendship alive even after their break up.

Caroline Bohs is still active as a TV presenter. Her Instagram account (


) has 1226 followers.

But who is

Marco Reus wife

? Two years after his break up with Caroline Bohs, Reus found love again and this time Marco Reus girlfriend was a stunning German model, Scarlett Gartmann. The couple started dating in December 2015 and has been together ever since.

Scarlett Gartmann is active in Social Media platforms. Her Instagram account (


) has 266k followers.

In the case of

Marco Reus children

, you must know that the couple had their first child in March 2019 and got married later the same year.

Any new information about Marco Reus Love life will be published here at SportMob.

Marco Reus Net worth, Salary and Market Value

Marco Reus net worth

is estimated to be 20 million Dollars in 2020, including all of his properties and earnings. Marco Reus market value is at 25 million Euros. He is ranked number 10 among Dortmund players and number 45 among all Bundesliga players.

Marco Reus salary

in 2020 is reportedly 10.96 million Euros annually.

Marco Reus Transfermarket stats

According to

Marco Reus Transfermarket

stats, he has played a total of 481 games for three clubs. He has scored 203 goals and has provided 115 assists for his team mates.

Marco Reus Transfermarket stats shows why he is considered among the best playmakers in the world. He is often praised for his ability to send the final pass behind the opposition's defense line and his excellent performances in different midfielder roles.

During his career, Marco Reus has played 141 games as a Left-winger, 86 games as a right-winger, and 101 games as an attacking midfielder. He has also played 30 games as a center forward.

On the international level Marco Reus Transfermarket stats shows that he has scored 13 goal in his 44 games for Germany. Marco Reus was also a member of Germany U21 youth teams and played 2 games without scoring.

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Marco Reus Tattoos, does he have one?

The most interesting facts about

Marco Reus tattoos

is that he has a code, "Marco – 31.05.1989” tattooed on his left arm which refers to his first name and his birthdate.  

Reus once admitted his obsession for tattoos in an interview.

“I just love tattoos and I have a good tattoo artist. There’ll probably be some more in the future. It might even become an obsession.”

Reus's second notable tattoo is a quote from Oprah which reads: "The biggest adventure you can take is to live your dreams”

Marco Reus social media accounts

Marco Reus is active in social media.

Marco Reus Instagram

account (


) has around 9 million followers.  He is also followed by more than two million people on Twitter & has a very active Tumblr page. His Twitter account name is @woodyinho, which refers to his nickname Woody.

Marco Reus nicknames

Reus was nicknamed 'Woody Woodpecker' by his Monchengladbach teammates, as they think that when Reus runs, his head bobs like Woody Woodpecker’s does.

German tabloid "Bild" once gave Reus the nickname, "Rolls Reus", referring to British Car manufacturers Rolls Royce.

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Marco Reus Injury curse

Despite being known as one of the most talented players of his generation,

Marco Reus career

has been marred by unfortunate injuries. While Reus has recovered from many of his injuries quickly, two of his injuries left his heart broken.

Reus's first unfortunate injury was before the 2014 World Cup as he suffered an ankle injury against Armenia in Germany's last friendly game before the start of the tournament. Even without Reus, Germany went on to win a fourth World Cup.

Reus tried to bounce back from the dark period he suffered at the 2014 world Cup by performing for his home nation at the 2016 European Championships. However, his dreams were shattered once again as he missed out the tournament because of another unfortunate injury. A very bizzare incident indeed.

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Marco Reus and Mario Gotze friendship

Marco Reus and Mario Gotze are famous for their close friendship. Both stars were Dortmund players and formed a strong relationship with each other on and off the field. Their friendship has been called "Gotzeus" by German Medias.

When Goetze decided to leave Dortmund and Join Bayern Munich, Reus said in an interview that he cried all night. When Reus injured his ankle and missed the 2014 World Cup, Mario Gotze scored in the final against Germany and dedicated the win to Marco by carrying a shirt with his name on the back around the pitch during the celebrations.

Marco Reus in FIFA game

Like many other football stars, Marco Reus is passionate about playing the FIFA game. Marco Reus rating in FIFA 21 is 85 (his overall rating).

According to Reus he always used to play as Barcelona on the PlayStation.

Reus is among the world's most popular players and this was proven in 2016, when in a public vote against James Rodriguez, Eden Hazard and Anthony Martial, the German came out on top and was chosen as the cover star of FIFA 17.

"I'm honored to join a very distinguished group of footballers to appear on the cover of 'FIFA.' Most of all, I am humbled that the fans have chosen me, and I will strive to make them proud with my performance on the pitch."

Some Short top facts about Marco Reus

Marco Reus Heigh

t is 1.82 meters. Marco Reus weight is 79 kg. Marco Reus position is attacking midfielder although he has played as left and right winger as well. Marco Reus age is 32.

Mario Gotze also revealed that Reus is a huge Justin Beiber fan and is often singing or listening to his songs. His favorite Bieber song is 'beauty and the beast'.

Marco Reus religion

is Christianity. He is a Catholic by birth.

Marco Reus favorite sport besides football is Table Tennis.

Reus was handed one of the biggest driving fines in the history of Germany in March 2014. He was caught driving without a license, and it was later known to the officials that he never had a valid driving license

Like many of his fellow footballers, Reus has strange rituals before his games. He is known to put on his right sock, right shin guard and right boot first, and he also steps on the pitch always with his left foot.

Reus also has a different handshake for each of his teammates. He has been seen greeting Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ilkay Gundogan and Nuri Sahin with completely different and creative handshakes.

Reus is known for his haircut. He is fond of both long and short haircuts and is known to spend a lot of time in front of the mirror. Reus owns a fashion label named ‘MRXI’ which refers to his name, Marco Reus and his no. 11 Jersey at Dortmund. He also models for his own brand.

Reus once revealed that he would have liked to become a pilot had he not been a professional footballer.

Marco Reus is a fan of movies and his favorite pictures are “Training Day”, “Man Under Fire” and “American Gangster”.

Marco Reus Favorite Foods are mashed potatoes, goulash and cabbage.

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Marco Reus Quote

One of the most amusing parts of SportMob's article on top facts about Marco Reus is a look back at his most interesting and controversial quotes about himself and other players.

On his idol, Tomas Rosicky:

My idol was always Tomas Rosicky. He used to be phenomenal. He had such a good eye for an opening and knew where his team-mates were, and he was so quick.

On his many heartbreaking injuries:

As top players, we earn a lot of money, but sometimes we pay a hefty price with our health. I would give away all the money to be healthy again, to be able to do my job. To do what I love: to play football.

I was injured many times, but life is like this, and I have to accept this.

On why he decided to stay at Dortmund:

I opted for BVB because I need my regular environment where I feel at home. It has nothing to do that I am not able to handle the pressure or what is permanently speculated. We are also measured in wins and trophies here at Dortmund.

On a footballer's challenges when he nears 30:

When you are 28, 29 years old, you are aware that this is going to be your last big contract of your career. You have to make up your mind: What is it that I want? Do I want to find something new, a new culture, a new league, a new language, new teammates, a new city? And what is it that I need to be happy? What is it that I need to perform?

Marco Reus records and achievements

We round up our article on the top

facts about Marco Reus

with a list of his most notable achievements and records at club and international level.

With Rot Weiss Ahlen:

Regionalliga Nord: 2007–08

With Borussia Dortmund:

DFB-Pokal: 2016–17; runner-up: 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16/ DFL-Supercup: 2013, 2014, 2019; runner-up: 2012, 2016, 2017, 2020/ UEFA Champions League runner-up: 2012–13

Individual honors and records:

Bundesliga Team of the Season (6 times)/ Bundesliga Player of the Season (three times)/ Bundesliga Breakthrough of the Season: 2011–12/ Footballer of the Year (Germany): 2012 and 2019/ Borussia Dortmund Player of the Year: 2013–14/ UEFA Team of the Year: 2013

UEFA Champions League Team of the Season: 2013–14/ FIFA FIFPro World11 5th team: 2013, 2014/ Goal of the Month (Germany): January 2012, June 2012 and September 2012/ Bundesliga Player of the Month: September 2018, November 2018 and December 2018

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facts about Marco Reus

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