Jérôme Boateng

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Jérôme Boateng
Jerome Boateng Training 2019-04-10 FC Bayern Muenchen-2 (cropped).jpg
Boateng training with Bayern Munich in 2019
Personal information
Full name Jérôme Agyenim Boateng[1]
Date of birth (1988-09-03) 3 September 1988 (age 32)[2]
Place of birth Berlin, West Germany
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)[3]
Playing position Centre-back[4]
Club information
Current team
Bayern Munich
Number 17
Youth career
1994–2002 Tennis Borussia Berlin
2002–2006 Hertha BSC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Hertha BSC II 24 (1)
2007 Hertha BSC 10 (0)
2007–2010 Hamburger SV 75 (0)
2010–2011 Manchester City 16 (0)
2011– Bayern Munich 220 (5)
National team
2004–2005 Germany U17 4 (1)
2005–2007 Germany U19 17 (2)
2007–2009 Germany U21 15 (1)
2009– Germany 76 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:23, 6 March 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22:18, 13 October 2018 (UTC)

Jérôme Agyenim Boateng (born 3 September 1988) is a German professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Bayern Munich and the Germany national team.

Career[change | change source]

Boateng's mother is German, his father was from Ghana. He began to play football at Tennis Borussia Berlin and came to the youth teams of Hertha BSC Berlin in 2002. On 31 January 2007 he had his first Bundesliga match against Hannover 96. His half-brother, Kevin-Prince Boateng, played also for Hertha BSC at that time.

In 2007, Boateng came to Hamburger SV. In season 2008-09, he played with them in the semi-finals of DFB-Pokal and UEFA Cup, but lost both times against SV Werder Bremen.

Boateng was a member of the German Under-21 team who won the UEFA Under-21 European Championship in June 2009. On 10 October 2009, he had his first match in Germany's senior football team against Russia. There he had to leave the football field when he saw his second yellow card after 69 minutes.

References[change | change source]

  1. "FIFA World Cup Russia 2018: List of Players: Germany" (PDF). FIFA. 15 July 2018. p. 12. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 December 2019.
  2. "Jérôme Boateng: Overview". ESPN. Retrieved 28 June 2020.
  3. "Jérôme Boateng". FC Bayern Munich. Retrieved 28 June 2020.
  4. "Jerome Boateng". Barry Hugman's Footballers.

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