Marco Reus has been officially named as Borussia Dortmund’s new captain for the 2018/19 season after he led his team out against Stade Rennes in a friendly on Friday.

Having captained his boyhood club several times already, including five times during the second half of the 2017/18 season, Reus has been told he is the club’s new captain for the coming campaign.

“The coach told me today that I will be the new captain,” Reus said after Dortmund’s 1-1 pre-season draw with Rennes. “That is a huge honor and makes me very proud.”

Marcel Schmelzer was the club’s captain last season under Peter Bosz and Peter Stöger, but confirmed in May that he would step down from his role for the upcoming season.

“He is a role model,” Favre told reporters. “He has a lot of experience and has been at the club a long time. It is the logical choice.”

Reus will lead his Dortmund teammates out as the club’s official captain for the first time in the Bundesliga against RB Leipzig on 26 August at the Signal Iduna Park.

The Germany international has made over 200 appearances for his hometown club, scoring 96 goals.

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