STUTTGART, GERMANY - APRIL 15: Marco Reus of Borussia Dortmund reacts during the Bundesliga match between VfB Stuttgart and Borussia Dortmund at Mercedes-Benz Arena on April 15, 2023 in Stuttgart, Germany. (Photo by Christian Kaspar-Bartke/Getty Images)

Marco Reus steps down as Borussia Dortmund captain

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Marco Reus has made the decision to give up the Borussia Dortmund armband, which means that the club will have a new captain next season.

The 34-year-old Germany international has announced that he has made the decision to step down as Borussia Dortmund captain, ahead of what could well be his final season with the club. Reus said that he made the decision over the summer break, and added that he is confident the club will find a worthy successor.

 “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.”

Reus was appointed Borussia Dortmund captain in 2018 following Marcel Schmelzer’s decision to step down from the role.

A loyal servant to the club, Reus joined Dortmund in 2012 from Borussia Monchengladbach after previously coming through the Dortmund academy.

Despite being plagued with injury problems during his 11 years at the club, Reus has made 387 appearances in total, scoring 161 goals and providing 121 assists, he’s also the club’s second-highest goalscorer of all time.

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