Borussia Dortmund officially name Marco Reus as new captain

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Marco Reus

Borussia Dortmund forward and Germany international Marco Reus has been appointed the club’s new captain. Dortmund has been led by Marcel Schmelzer during the past two seasons, but the veteran left-back stepped down in May, claiming it was time for others to lead the team.

Dortmund have now announced that Reus will be leading the club next season. “He sets an example, he has a lot of experience and he’s been here a long time,” Dortmund head coach Lucien Favre said. “He is the logical choice.”

Reus re-joined Dortmund in 2012 after coming through the youth ranks at the club, but then moving Rot Weiss Ahlen and later on Borussia Monchengladbach. He returned to the club in a €20m deal in the summer of 2012.

Reus is considered as one of the best left forwards in Europe, but he has a wide history of injury struggles, which have kept him from fulfilling his maximum potential. He has played 204 games for Dortmund, scoring 98 and assisting 58.

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