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28 Jul 2019, 17:32 IST
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Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus

Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus has been named Footballer of the 12 months in Germany for the second time in his profession.

The Affiliation of German Sports activities Journalists, along side soccer journal Kicker, gave Reus 150 of the 540 votes solid to position him forward of Bayer Leverkusen prodigy Kai Havertz and Bayern Munich full-back Joshua Kimmich.

Reus’ former Dortmund boss, Jurgen Klopp, earned the Coach of the 12 months title after main Liverpool to glory within the Champions League.

The accolades are thought of probably the most prestigious of their form in Germany and this newest honour holds specific worth for 30-year-old winger Reus, who battled again from an damage riddled 2017-18 season to attain 21 aggressive objectives for BVB final time period.

“It is nicer than it was then, a distinct feeling to seven years in the past,” Reus mentioned after including to the 2012 award he claimed for his performances for earlier membership Borussia Monchengladbach.

“In case you’re a participant with solely three or 4 years left, you rejoice success a little bit extra emotionally than earlier than and revel in the entire thing extra.

“It’s troublesome to return again after an damage as severe as my cruciate ligament rupture in 2017 and grow to be Footballer of the 12 months, which makes me proud and exhibits that I’ve taken a superb path after my damage.”

Reds supervisor Klopp is now a three-time Coach of the 12 months winner, a feat beforehand solely achieved by Felix Magath.

The European champion made for an apparent alternative as he completed 44 votes away from second-placed Friedhelm Funkel, the mastermind behind Fortuna Dusseldorf’s sudden 10th-place end within the Bundesliga.

Eintracht Frankfurt head coach Adi Hutter pipped Bayern Munich boss Niko Kovac to 3rd.

Klopp mentioned: “I do know who I owe this nice award to: my crew and my teaching crew. Solely as a collective can we obtain the successes we have now achieved.

“I’m additionally comfortable for Friedhelm Funkel and Adi Hutter, whose nice work has been recognised.”

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