While Jerome Boateng is renowned for being a technically adept and extremely robust central defender, he can also be deployed as a full-back.
Boateng progressed through the youth ranks at Hertha Berlin, before spells at Hamburg and Manchester City, preceded joining Bayern Munich in 2011. Immediately became a regular starter, he won numerous domestic and international titles, including the UEFA Champions League and FIFA Club World Cup. He was named Germany’s Footballer of the Year in 2016.
In 2009 Boateng became a European champion with the Germany U-21 side that formed the core of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™-winning squad. He won his first senior cap in the same year, and holds the dubious honour of being the first German international to be sent off on his debut. He played against his half-brother, Ghana midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng, at South Africa 2010 before becoming world champion in Brazil four years later.