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Marco Reus fined €500k for having no licence


Marco Reus

Marco Reus

Marco Reus

Borussia Dortmund and Germany winger Marco Reus has been fined more than half-a-million euro for repeatedly driving without a licence.

The 25-year-old international (inset) was stopped by police several times and received speeding tickets on at least five occasions since 2011 before authorities realised he had been driving without a licence, Bild newspaper has reported.

"I decided back then to take that road but the reasons I did it are something I cannot really understand today," Reus was quoted as saying in the German paper.

Dortmund's prosecutor's office said the fine was €540,000 related to incidents spanning from 2011 until last March.

"Today I know that I was too naive and that it was stupid. I have learned my lesson and this will not happen again," said Reus.

The club could not be immediately reached for a comment.

Reus, who missed Germany's World Cup triumph in Brazil last July after picking up an injury in the final warm-up game, is a transfer target of several major European clubs.