Marco Reus steps down as Dortmund’s captain as the Germany international star has confirmed he will relinquish the club’s armband.
Marco Reus steps down as Dortmund’s captain
Reus was named Dortmund captain at the start of the 2018/19 season, replacing former defender Marcel Schmelzer.
The 34-year-old Germany international was named Dortmund captain at the start of the 2018-19 season, replacing former defender Marcel Schmelzer.
The end of an era?
After five years of captaining the Bundesliga side, Reus has announced his decision to relinquish the club’s armband, confirming that he has informed manager Edin Terzic and sporting director Sebastian Kehl of his decision.
He said: “I had a lot of time to think during my vacation and have decided to pass on the captain’s armband.
“I informed Terzic and Kehl about my decision yesterday.”
“I was allowed to wear this armband for five years with pride and honour. Thank you for your support over the years. I wish that Sebastian and Edin find a very good successor. I am sure they will succeed.”
One of the examples of loyalty in football
If there is any example of loyalty in football today, it has to be Reus and Dortmund.
Reus, a loyal servant to the club, joined Dortmund in 2012 from Borussia Monchengladbach after coming through the Dortmund academy.
Despite being plagued with injury problems during his 11 years at the club, he has made 387 appearances in total, scoring 161 goals and providing 121 assists.
There were multiple times when elite clubs like Real Madrid or other Premier League giants came with offers for him, but Reus always rejected them all.
He has won five trophies with the German outfit. Still, he has been unable to win an elusive Bundelisga title, coming close to achieving this feat last season but falling short on the last day of the season after being held to a 2-2 draw with Mainz.