Jerome Boateng is a German footballer who plays as a defender for the German national team and FC Bayern Munich. He was born on the 3rd of September, 1988, in West Berlin.
Jerome started his career with the youth team of Tennis Borussia Berlin in 1994 at the age of six. He spent most of his early years at that club, before making a transfer to the youth team of Hertha BSC in 2002.
It was here that he was first promoted to the senior side from the youth team.
Boateng, by the year 2009 had played for the German U17, U19, and U21 teams. He was included in Joachim Low’s final squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup being held in South Africa.
Jerome made his international debut in 2009 against Russia. He made his World Cup debut on 23 June 2010, when Germany played Ghana. The game ended in a 1-0 victory for the German side.
Rise to Glory
Boateng transferred to Hamburger SV in August 2007 for a fee said to be around €1.1 million. He made major contributions to the side’s bid for the Bundesliga and UEFA Europa League.
He then transferred to Manchester City with his value increasing almost tenfold in terms of his price in the transfer market. He then won the FA Cup in 2011 with the English side.
Jerome was also a regular in the national team and was part of all the key matches for the German team in the 2010 edition of the world cup.
After his spells at Hertha BSC, Hamburger SV, and Manchester City, Jerome shifted to German giants Bayern Munich. He has been signed to Bayern till 2021. He has had a remarkable spell there.
He contributions made Ancelotti's treble and Pep’s domestic double possible, amongst several other trophies in succeeding and preceding seasons. He has established himself as a regular in one of the biggest clubs in the world.