Bundesliga

Marco Reus Steps Down as Borussia Dortmund Captain After 5 Years

German midfielder Marco Reus, who was the club captain for Borussia Dortmund and remained so for over five years has finally decided to end his long run as the captain of the German outfit and has left his armband right before the start of the new season.

Marco Reus steps down as Borussia Dortmund captain

Fans and rivals alike could never forget the memorable finals of Bundesliga which took place well over a month ago, when it seemed like the 10-year-long domination of Bayern Munich would be put to an end; however, Bayern went on to win their 11th title in a row, but the finals scared us all.

Team club Marco Reus, as much as he adores his club, for sure has a sour end owing to the drought spree of Dortmund, who have failed to win any major trophy ever since Reus joined the club back in 2012, right after their recent success.

Now the 34-year-old has made up his mind to play the upcoming season of Bundesliga as a normal player without remaining the captain of the club, for which he has issued a video announcement.

The German international spoke on the club’s social media page about stepping down from his captaincy, and has stated that he wanted to inform all BVB fans about this decision personally and thanked them for their support to him over the years.

Marco Reus passes down captain’s armband to new generation

He stated that he had thought a lot about the matter during his vacation time and has consequently thought it in the best interest of everyone to pass on the captain’s armband.

Reus said that when he was allowed to wear the armband for over five years, he wore it with great pride and honour and that he has informed about his decision to step down to Edin Terzić and Sebastian Kehl and hopes that they find a deserving successor.

The German attacking midfielder had received the armband for the first time back in the beginning of the 2018/19 season by Lucien Favre, and ever since then he had kept it safe; now only time will tell if the baton of leadership will be passed to someone safely or not.

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