Marco Reus – the player was tipped to reach the summit, however, injuries halted the fate of the German. Known as one of the best players in the attacking third, when fit, the 27-year-old is easily one of hottest properties in the industry.
And with a charming face like this and a popularity like anything, off the pitch antics are bound to happen. It’s not just that, the German professional is one of the humblest players in the footballing world and has earned a lot of accolades over the years.
With that being said and done, here is a brief of how Marco Reus engaged himself off the field over the years –
Brand Ambassador Panasonic –
Back in 2013, the German international agreed a personal endorsement deal with Panasonic – one of the leading electronic brands.
The then 24-year-old became the ambassador to publicize Panasonic’s Lumix G range of digital cameras in Germany and went on to promote the product in print campaigns in national newspapers.
“As a player I need to be technically accurate, flexible and react quickly – those qualities I associate with the LUMIX G system camera,” said Reus.
Hot Wheels ‘MR11’ –
In the same year, the German attacker tied up with toy manufacturer Mattel’s Hot Wheels brand. Soon after that, the company launched a model and named it ‘MR11’ with ‘M’ and ‘R’ being the initial letters of the player.
Favourite Sport (besides football) – Table Tennis
Favourite Food – mashed potatoes, goulash, cabbage
Favourite singer – Justin Bieber
Favourite movie – Hangover 2
Music – R ‘n’ B and hip-hop
Favourite video game – FIFA ( He often used to play FIFA 12 with then Mönchengladbach teammates Roman Neustadter and Tony Janstschke)
An offer from Jordan Carver –
Back in 2014, the German was fined £427,000 after being found guilty of driving without a license and as a result, he was banned from driving any vehicle. And soon after that, he was offered a help from one of the top German models – Jordan Carver.
‘Marco, my beloved. I am not only willing to be your chauffeur 24/7, but I can help you get your driver’s license back,’ Carver reportedly said.
‘Just agree to the following conditions: either love me or you have to move from Dortmund to Bayern. I’m slightly greedy, but both options are awesome!