LifeBogger presents the Full Story of a Football Genius known by the Nicknames; “Rolls Reus, Woody Woodpecker”.
Our Marco Reus Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts brings to you a full account of notable events from his childhood time to date.
The analysis of the BVB Legend involves his life story before fame, family life and many OFF and ON-Pitch little-known facts about him.
Yes, everyone knows about his abilities, but few consider Marco Biography, which is quite interesting. Now, without further ado, let’s Begin.
Marco Reus Childhood Story – Early Life and Family Background:
Marco James Reus [Full Name] was born on the 31st day of May 1989 in Dortmund, Germany, by Manuela Reus (mother) and Thomas Reus (Father).
Starting off, Marco Reus is a native of Britain and not Germany which is contrary to popular belief. His dad, Thomas Reus, hails from England and was raised in Germany.
Marco’s mum, Manuela, has Russian heritage. She was also raised in Germany like her husband.
Marco Reus, as being the only son of his parents, had a humble beginning in Dortmund. He was never over pampered beyond limits. Ideally, his parents never went overboard. Young Marco was also known as the playing type.
Still, in childhood, Marco spent almost every available moment kicking footballs. He detected the talent in him, but harnessing it came from his parent’s help. Marco was encouraged by his parents to join a football club.
Marco Reus Biography Facts – Career in Summary:
He began to play football for his hometown club Post-SV Dortmund in 1994 and joined the youth ranks of Borussia Dortmund in 1996.
Back then, his first apartment was only one way from Borussia Park which is close to home.
While there, he was told his slight physique would hinder him from turning professional. This resulted in him having irregular playing time at the club for years.
In a bid to get better playing time, young Reus left the club and moved to Rot-Weiß Ahlen where he got regular football.
This happened in the summer of 2006. For a year, he got so confused about choosing his nationality [German, English, Russian].
“It was very painful for me to leave‚,” he told The Guardian in 2013. “When you spend your whole youth career at one club, you want to take the next step – especially when you support that team and then observe the lack of opportunity they give you.” …
“I left BVB because I wanted to have more playing time. It’s no use to be in Dortmund if you only sit on the bench,” Reus said.
He initially played for their reserve team before making a transition to the senior team. He was spotted by the Borussia Monchengladbach scouts in 2009. The club went on to sign him.
Marco went on to shape the immediate future of the club. He made 97 league appearances for Monchengladbach and established himself there.
Reus bagged the decisive goal that helped the Foals avoid relegation in 2011 and then scored 18 times in 2011/12 to secure a fourth-placed finish and entry to the UEFA Champions League qualifying stage.
However, one thing was imminent;… Returning to his boyhood club was always on his mind. This he did. The rest, as they say, is now history.
Marco Reus Family Life:
Marco Reus comes from a humble, middle-class British/Russian family background. Below is a picture of his parents, Mr and Mrs Thomas and Manuela Reus.
Beautiful Yvonne Reus (located at the right-hand side) is the elder sister of Marco Reus.
Below is the nephew of Marco Reus. His name is Nico. He is Yvonne Reus’ son.
Melanie Reus is another elder sister to Marco Reus. Below is a photo of her and her husband.
Marco Reus Love Life:
Marco Reus Love Story is centred around celebrities. He once dated Carolin Bohs, a German TV presenter, in 2009. They broke up in 2013 but remain close friends.
Reus later started dating German model Scarlett Gartmann in December 2015.
Marco Reus Facts – The Huge Driving Fine:
The German star has managed his on-field duties very well but neglected a few of his off-field duties. Reus was once handed one of the biggest driving fines in the history of Germany in 2014.
It all happened in December 2014. Reus was fined over £500,000 for driving without a licence.
He had previously been issued speeding tickets on at least five occasions since 2011 without authorities knowing that he was not licensed.
When convicted, Reus said, “The reasons I did it is something I cannot really understand.”
Prior to his conviction, he had appeared in commercials for cars and petrol. However, in August 2016, Reus confirmed that he now has a driver’s license.
Marco Reus Nickname Fact:
His Nickname is Woody because of Woody Woodpecker, the cartoon. Apparently to his teammates when he runs, they both have similar head movements.
His teammates think that when Reus runs, his head bobs like that of Woody woodpeckers.
His Twitter handle is @woodyinho, which is a nod to his nickname Woody.
Marco Reus Untold Biography Facts – A Robin:
Marco Reus Bio – Best Friend:
Marco Reus shares a close friendship with his former Borussia Dortmund team-mate Mario Gotze. Both of them spent six years at the Borussia Dortmund academy before Reus left for Rot Weiss Ahlen.
Talking about their friendship with CQ magazine, Gotze revealed what makes their friendship on and off the pitch so strong.
“It’s helpful, but it’s not really necessary. As a football player, you instinctively put yourself in the other players’ place and ask yourself: What would I do in his place?
Marco often chooses ways I would have chosen too. That’s what I’d call ‘blind understanding‘ – you think the same.”
Gotze was seen holding Reus’s shirt while celebrating Germany’s FIFA World Cup 2014 win in Brazil. Reus had missed the World Cup due to an injury, but Gotze made sure he dedicated the win to his close friend.
Marco Reus Biography Facts – A Belieber:
Mario Gotze also revealed that Reus is a huge Justin Beiber fan and is often singing or listening to his songs. Believe it or not, Reus is a self-confessed Belieber.
While many of you are not a big fan of his music, the Dortmund star also loves playing his music before games in the dressing room.
Reus first denied such claims, but then revealed them when he first met Gotze in 2009. According to him, both of them were listening to Justin Bieber as at the time they met.
The fact that both of them have the same taste in music helped their friendship to grow. Reus also follows the likes of Christian Louboutin and Rihanna on Instagram.
Marco Reus Biography – Handshake Ritual:
Athletes all over the world are known to have pre-match rituals and superstitions. Cristiano Ronaldo never misses a haircut before a game. Iker Casillas touches the crossbar every time his team scores.
Phil Jones puts his sock on the left or right foot depending his team is playing at home or away, and Kolo Toure is always the last one to leave the pitch.
Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus is no different. 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.
Marco Reus Tattoo:
Celebrities and athletes around the world are seen with tattoos on their skin. David Beckham has almost his entire body inked with his children’s names, Jesus Christ and the famous guardian angels.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic had around 50 temporary tattoos inked on his body with each of them representing names of real people.
Daniel Agger, who himself is a qualified tattoo artist, has a Viking themed work on his back and YNWA inked on his knuckles to show his love for his former team Liverpool.
Marco Reus is no different. Emblazoned on his left forearm he has ‘Marco – 31.05.1989’, with a few more dotted across his arms. The second one is a quote from Oprah which reads: ”The biggest adventure you can take is to live your dreams.”
In his words..“I like tattoos a lot and I have a good tattoo artist. There’ll probably be some more in the future. It might even become an obsession.”
Although Reus is not a tattoo freak, unlike Fenerbahce’s Raul Meireles.
Marco Reus Idol:
He has admitted that he tries to replicate the Czech midfielder.
In his words…
“My idol was always Tomas Rosicky. He used to be phenomenal. He had such a good eye for an opening and knew where his teammates were, and he was so quick.
Rosicky had great technique and was so intelligent and mature. I copied everything about him, right down to his sweatbands.
He was so unlucky he had bad injuries at Arsenal, otherwise, he would be one of the world’s best players.”
Marco Reus Biography Facts – Fashion:
One of Reus’ main pursuits outside of football is his very own fashion label ‘MRXI’ (Marco Reus, no. 11).
the proceeds of which he donates to charity. He even models the clothes himself: this tee shirt bears an emoji that he used as a goal celebration in 2014.
Marco Reus Facts:
- He likes tennis, basketball, badminton. But he’s not good at basketball and he likes Ski jump when he has the time he watches some tournaments.
- His favourite food is mashed potatoes, goulash, cabbage
- His favourite song when he’s on karaoke is “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen
- He adores the U.S.A and would like to have dinner with Obama to ask him how’s it to be a president of the U.S.A
- He likes to wear super skinny jeans and tight shirts
- On Instagram, he follows PlayBoy, Justin Bieber, Christian Louboutin and Rihanna and the rest are some footballer friends
- He snores when he sleeps
- He’s really shy with his fans, he gets overwhelmed when many people approach to him
- He doesn’t like cold weather so he tries during vacation visit warm places
- He often dyes his hair
- He copied everything about Rosicky – right down to his sweatbands because Rosicky is his favourite player
- He is left-handed but he uses his right foot more often.
- He wears a necklace everywhere and wore a ring not too long ago
- He likes Prison Break, and Californication and Entourage as well
- He is often with his friends at the Italian restaurant Domenico in Mönchengladbach.
- His Favourite video game is FIFA. He often used to play FIFA 12 with then Mönchengladbach teammates Roman Neustadter and Tony Janstschke
- He always wears undershirts
- German blonde Reus is fastidious about his hair. A mohawk, skewed hair, shaved sides with a spiky top.
- He cares about his hair the most, no one can touch his hair without permission.