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Marcell Jansen Player Profile

Marcell Jansen Player Profile
Marcell Jansen
Date of Birth:Nov 4, 1985 (Age 31)
Place of Birth:Mönchengladbach
Nationality: Germany
Height:191 cm.
Weight:88 Kg.
Squad Number:7
Bundesliga: Bayer Leverkusen - HSV Hamburg, Marcell Jansen (firo)
Jansen was born in Mönchengladbach and played eleven years for his hometown club. After an inconsistent, but short, period at the highly-rated German club Bayern Munich, he switched to Hamburger SV. Jansen made his debut as an international already during his time with Mönchengladbach on 3 September 2005. 

The left-sided star is an encouraging example for young players. He is able to use both feet well. Jansen is a well-rounded player on the left, because he can play as a defender, midfielder, or attacking winger. In the past Jansen has been plagued quite a few times by injuries. As a consequence he has had to work hard to maintain his fitness. That vulnerability hindered a great career for the player, but the World Cup could represent a chance to prove his worth.

Did you know? 

Marcell Jansen’s debut in professional football was anything but perfect: Dick Advocaat selected him for the match against Hertha BSC Berlin in December 2004. Jansen was average and his team lost 6-0.


German League Cup 2007
German Cup 2008
Bundesliga Champion 2008
Third place World Cup 2006
Finalist Euro 2008