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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 nameJérôme Agyenim Boateng[1]
Date of birth (1988-09-03) 3 September 1988 (age 33)[2]
Place of birthBerlin, West Germany
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)[3]
Playing positionCentre-back[4]
Club information
Current team
Bayern Munich
Youth career
1994–2002Tennis Borussia Berlin
2002–2006Hertha BSC
Senior career*
2006–2007Hertha BSC II24(1)
2007Hertha BSC10(0)
2007–2010Hamburger SV75(0)
2010–2011Manchester City16(0)
2011–Bayern Munich220(5)
National team
2004–2005Germany U174(1)
2005–2007Germany U1917(2)
2007–2009Germany U2115(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.


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.


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