Player Profile: Jerome Boateng

German Football
By German Football June 9, 2010 06:44

Player Profile: Jerome Boateng

Although Jerome Boateng often conveys a rather casual demeanour, the 1.90m defender is one of the toughest tacklers in the Bundesliga. The 21-year-old is equally adept at centre-back as he is on the right and has developed into one of the most consistent performers at club side Hamburg, not to mention one of the most promising youngsters in the German national team.

Born in Berlin to a Ghanaian father, Boateng learned his football trade with capital clubs Tennis Borussia, and then Hertha Berlin. He made his Bundesliga debut at 18 before moving on to HSV after just ten first-team appearances. His versatility proved a major advantage as he became a regular in the starting line up, making 26 appearances in his first season at the club.

The towering defender first attracted attention with his solid performances in the various German national youth teams, forming a key part of the squad which celebrated victory at the U-21 European Championship 2009 in Sweden. Calm, composed and equally ferocious in the air as he is in the challenge, Boateng is what most coaches would consider a dream defender.

Boateng suffered a major setback in his first senior appearance at international level by becoming the first ever Germany debutant to be shown a red card in Germany’s crucial 1-0 win against Russia during the 2010 World Cup qualifying campaign. However, national coach Joachim Low has stood by him, placing the emphasis on his fields of excellence: speed off the mark, his imposing physique and strong determination.

German Football
By German Football June 9, 2010 06:44
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6 Comments

  1. Jane Chariot June 24, 00:48

    He got no stamina, no skills in dribbling, he can’t defend well or even pass the ball properly.

    WHAT IS HE DOING ON THE GERMAN TEAM???!!!
    Gosh….

  2. DrKamal July 7, 04:03

    Boateng:
    The road to the final has not yet come to an end; the party will go on. In South Africa, Germany and Malaysia. We are all one team. And we all have a very big goal. Together we can do it! GO TO THE NEXT LEVEL. WE LOVE YOU.

    Dr. Kamal Shah
    Malaysia.

  3. Tazz July 8, 15:56

    You did the best you could..i think ..no,i know you are destined for greater hights…..keep it up…

  4. Winnie July 14, 14:45

    He is an excellent defender, I loved the way he defended. He got a strong physic which allowed him to block the balls. No ball could get passed him. I even think had he remain in field till the end the match, the 1 score that Spain managed would have not occurred. A bit of speed will be a bonus.

    Cape Town(Namibian)

  5. shahmi12 February 18, 16:03

    genome benteng jerman,lalalalalala jekhrkhom boa-teng teng chow hai

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