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Jerome Boateng
Jerome Boateng
Jerome Boateng
Date of Birth:03-Sep-1988 (Age 25)
Place of Birth:Berlin
Nationality:Germany
Height:192 cm.
Weight:79 Kg.
Position:Defender
Squad Number:17
National Team Page: Germany
Jerome Boateng - Germany (Getty)
Jérôme Boateng is a talented young man who made the breakthrough in the summer of the last year, winning the Under-21 European Championship with Germany. Boateng is a defender by trade, but was a more attacking player in his early career. With his speed and his ball-winning ability he is on the right path to be a key player for club side Hamburg.

Boateng was already a recognised talent when he started playing for Hamburger SV in Bundesliga. Previously he was on the books of Hertha BSC Berlin, prompting interest from other German clubs. The move to Hamburg was beneficial for him, because it was a club where he could develop without paramount pressure. He was selected for the first time for the national team against Russia. Even though he was sent off in his first appearance, the coach continues to put faith in the defender.

Did you know?

When Jérôme Boateng played his first game for TeBe Berlin. Boateng scored five goals and his team won  11-0. Now things have changed:  Boateng is no longer an attacking player, now he is a central defender and uses his experiences as a striker to thwart the opposition.

Awards

U-21 European champion 2009

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