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Marco Reus Named German Footballer of the Year

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Another prestigious award for our captain

Udinese Calcio v Borussia Dortmund - Pre-Season Friendly Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images

Borussia Dortmund captain and legend Marco Reus has been named the 2018-19 German Footballer of the Year, presented by kicker. The vote is determined by a poll of German football journalists from the Association of German Sports Journalists, and German players abroad and players in Germany are eligible for the award.

In 27 league appearances for Dortmund last season, our captain totaled 17 goals and eight assists. Reus also scored one goal and one assist in six Champions League appearances, and scored three goals and one assist in three DFB-Pokal matches.

Reus, who was also named the German national team Player of the Year in 2018, received 158 of the 540 total votes tallied to beat out Kai Havertz of Bayer Leverkusen (121 votes) and Bayern Munich’s Joshua Kimmich (35). Jadon Sancho also made the top 10 with 15 votes received.

This marks the second time in his career that Reus has won the award, after winning in 2011-12 when he scored 19 goals and 12 assists as a member of Borussia Mönchengladbachand. He becomes the fourth Borussia Dortmund player to claim the honor of German Footballer of the Year, joining Hans Tilkowski (1965), Matthias Sammer (1995 & 1996), and Jürgen Kohler (1999).

Congratulations, Marco! Let’s hope you can become the first repeat winner since Michael Ballack in 2002-2003 with another stellar season.