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Johan Djourou Biography

Johan Danon Djourou-Gbadjere more commonly known as Johan Djourou, is a Swiss international footballer who is currently on loan at German Bundesliga side Hannover 96 from English Premier League club Arsenal. He enrolled at the Payerne Training Center when he was 13 and then in 2002 joined local second division side Étoile Carouge as a midfielder at 15. A few months later he signed scholarship forms for the Arsenal Academy. He joined Arsenal in 2003 and was member of the Swiss under-19 squad that reached the semi-finals of the 2004 European Championships. Djourou made his first senior start for Arsenal in a 3–1 victory against Everton in the League Cup, having made his first appearance after 89 minutes of the corresponding match in the previous round against Manchester City on 27 October 2004. He played in Arsenal's 2007 pre-season Emirates Cup win, against both Inter Milan and Paris Saint-Germain. On 10 August 2007 he signed for Birmingham City on loan for a five-month period. In September 2008, Djourou signed a new long-term contract. In February 2012, Djourou signed a three-year contract extension until summer 2015 with Arsenal. During the 2011–12 season, he started 19 times for Arsenal and made 8 substitute appearances. On 3 January 2013 Djourou confirmed that he is set to move to Bundesliga side Hannover on a six month loan deal until the end of the season. He made his senior Switzerland international debut against Scotland on 1 March 2006. Djourou was called up to the Switzerland 2006 FIFA World Cup squad, despite not playing in the qualifiers.
Basic Player Info
Full Name Johan Danon Djourou-Gbadjere
Nationality Switzerland
Position Defender
Last Club Étoile Carouge
Shirt Number 20
Career
Clubs
Étoile Carouge Jul 2002 - Jun 2003
Arsenal Jul 2004 - Jun 2007
Arsenal Apr 2008 - Jan 2013
Birmingham City Aug 2007 - Apr 2008
Hamburger SV Jul 2013 - Jun 2014
Hamburger SV Aug 2014 - Jun 2017
Antalyaspor Kulübü Aug 2017 - Present
Hannoverscher Sportverein 1896 Jan 2013 - Jun 2013
National
Switzerland Jan 2006 - Present
Stats
Clubs
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Arsenal
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2006/2007 Premier League 21 0 0 1 0 1539
UEFA Champions League 5 0 0 1 0 435
2005/2006 Premier League 7 0 0 0 0 563
Total 33 0 0 2 0 2537
Arsenal
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Birmingham City
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Hamburger SV
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Hamburger SV
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Antalyaspor Kulübü
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Hannoverscher Sportverein 1896
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National
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Switzerland
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2018 Russia WC Qualification Europe 7 0 0 0 0 630
2016 France EC Qualification 8 1 1 1 0 720
European Championship 4 0 1 1 0 390
2014 Brazil WC Qualification Europe 7 0 0 1 0 592
World Cup 4 0 0 1 0 390
2012 Poland/Ukraine EC Qualification 3 0 0 2 0 270
2010 South Africa WC Qualification Europe 4 0 0 0 0 226
2006 Germany World Cup 3 0 0 1 0 86
Total 40 1 2 7 0 3304

Johan Djourou Latest News & Articles

Poland pip Switzerland on penalties to enter maiden Euro quarters
Poland pip Switzerland on penalties to enter maiden Euro quarters
Tactical Analysis: Where did it all go wrong for Arsenal?
Tactical Analysis: Where did it all go wrong for Arsenal?
The article is to show where Arsneal lacks at present and what Arsene Wenger shall do to bring the best out of the players and get the fans back in his own side. Arsenal have boosted their squad by adding Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez but still are not at the right end of the table and I suppose these are the reasons for their failure. Arsene needs to work his magic and make Arsenal a force to reckon in both Barclays Premier League and the UEFA Champions League.
Why is Johan Djourou still in the Arsenal squad?
Why is Johan Djourou still in the Arsenal squad?
Analysis on Johan Djourou and Arsenal over the years
Djourou better than Messi? FIFA approved Castrol index believes so
Djourou better than Messi? FIFA approved Castrol index believes so
Has Messi conceded 5 goals in a match being a defender? Has he not won any man of the match award in the World Cup till now? No? Then he’s not g ...
Arsenal defender Johan Djourou completes transfer to Hamburg
Arsenal defender Johan Djourou completes transfer to Hamburg
Johan Djourou completes a move to Hamburg from Arsenal
Bundesliga: Stuttgart held to 3-3 draw at Hamburg
Bundesliga: Stuttgart held to 3-3 draw at Hamburg
Arsenal's Djourou joins Hamburg on loan
Arsenal's Djourou joins Hamburg on loan
Gunners' Djourou set to join Hamburg on loan
Gunners' Djourou set to join Hamburg on loan
Hamburg chase Arsenal's Djourou
Hamburg chase Arsenal's Djourou
Johan Djourou looking for extended in Germany
Johan Djourou looking for extended in Germany
Arsenal fans, how well do you know your players, Part I
Arsenal fans, how well do you know your players, Part I
Arsene Wenger – Buy or Bye
Arsene Wenger – Buy or Bye
Daily Transfer Updates: 6th January
Daily Transfer Updates: 6th January
Johan Djourou: Much-maligned Swiss International departs to Germany
Johan Djourou: Much-maligned Swiss International departs to Germany
It’s 27th October 2004. A young defender with Djourou on the back of his shirt comes on to the Highbury pitch. Questions are asked: Who? How do I pronounce that? Nationality? Where’s he from? The Swiss player puts in a solid defensive performance. On 14th January 2006, over a year … Continue reading →
Arsenal defender Djourou joins Hannover
Arsenal defender Djourou joins Hannover
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