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Arne Friedrich
Arne Friedrich
Arne Friedrich
Date of Birth:May 29, 1979 (Age 37)
Place of Birth:Bad Oeynhausen
Nationality:Germany
Height:185 cm.
Weight:80 Kg.
Position:Defender
Squad Number:3
Arne Friedrich, Hertha BSC (Bongarts/Getty)
Arne Friedrich has plenty of doubters, who claim he isn't good enough to play at an international level based on his club performances. However, Friedrich has often proven them wrong, stepping up his game with the national team. For example in Euro 2008, he did an excellent job marking Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo in the quarter-finals.
 
Friedrich is a very versatile defender as he can feature on the right side or in the center. He's played in over 70 matches for Germany since 2002. That same year, he also started playing for Hertha BSC Berlin and has been the for over five years, becoming a team leader. Friedrich has often said that he can imagine himself finishing his career with the club.


Did you know?

 
After only two matches in the Bundesliga Arne Friedrich was called up to the national side. This was in August 2002, when he played the second-half against Bulgaria in a friendly.
 

Awards

 
Third place World Cup 2006
Finalist Euro 2008
German Cup 2002