Johan Djourou

  • Date of birth : 18/01/1987
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : Switzerland Switzerland
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Johan Djourou

Johan Djourou

Clubs: Etoile-Carouge FC, Arsenal FC, Birmingham City FC (loan)

• Born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Djourou moved to Geneva when he was 17 months old and joined local second division club Étoile-Carouge as a midfielder aged 15.

• Signed professional forms with Arsenal in August 2003 and was a member of the Switzerland squad that reached the UEFA European Under-19 Championship semi-finals the following year on home soil.

• Made his debut for Arsenal as a late substitute in a League Cup third round match against Manchester City FC (2-1) in October 2004, played seven league matches the following season and appeared in three of Switzerland's games at the 2006 FIFA World Cup finals.

• Spent the first half of 2007/08 on loan at Birmingham and the following season enjoyed more playing time, featuring in 15 Premier League fixtures and eight UEFA Champions League matches, including the semi-final second leg loss against Manchester United FC (1-3).

• A knee injury sustained in April 2009 sidelined Djourou for over a year, but he featured frequently after returning in May 2010 and played in four UEFA Champions League group games in 2010/11.

Last updated: 26/01/11 22.00CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 02/07/2014 01:10 CET
07.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundSloveniaSlovenia0-2SwitzerlandSwitzerland9000
11.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundSwitzerlandSwitzerland2-0AlbaniaAlbania9000
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundSwitzerlandSwitzerland1-1NorwayNorway9000
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundIcelandIceland0-2SwitzerlandSwitzerland9000
06.02.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundGreeceGreece0-0SwitzerlandSwitzerland4600
23.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundCyprusCyprus0-0SwitzerlandSwitzerland5200
08.06.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundSwitzerlandSwitzerland1-0CyprusCyprus9000
31.08.2013German BundesligaHamburgHamburg4-0BraunschweigBraunschweig7200
21.09.2013German BundesligaHamburgHamburg0-2BremenBremen9000
24.09.2013German DFB CupSecond roundHamburgHamburg1-0FürthFürth9000
28.09.2013German BundesligaEintracht FrankfurtEintracht Frankfurt2-2HamburgHamburg9000
06.10.2013German BundesligaNürnbergNürnberg0-5HamburgHamburg9000
15.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundSwitzerlandSwitzerland1-0SloveniaSlovenia9000
20.10.2013German BundesligaHamburgHamburg3-3StuttgartStuttgart9000
27.10.2013German BundesligaFreiburgFreiburg0-3HamburgHamburg2200
24.11.2013German BundesligaHamburgHamburg3-1HannoverHannover9000
29.11.2013German BundesligaWolfsburgWolfsburg1-1HamburgHamburg9000
03.12.2013German DFB CupThird roundHamburgHamburg2-1KölnKöln9000
07.12.2013German BundesligaHamburgHamburg0-1AugsburgAugsburg9000
14.12.2013German BundesligaBayernBayern3-1HamburgHamburg9000
21.12.2013German BundesligaHamburgHamburg2-3MainzMainz9000
08.02.2014German BundesligaHamburgHamburg0-3HerthaHertha9000
22.02.2014German BundesligaHamburgHamburg3-0DortmundDortmund9000
01.03.2014German BundesligaBremenBremen1-0HamburgHamburg9000
08.03.2014German BundesligaHamburgHamburg1-1Eintracht FrankfurtEintracht Frankfurt9000
16.03.2014German BundesligaHamburgHamburg2-1NürnbergNürnberg9000
22.03.2014German BundesligaStuttgartStuttgart1-0HamburgHamburg9000
26.03.2014German BundesligaHamburgHamburg1-1FreiburgFreiburg9000
30.03.2014German BundesligaMönchengladbachMönchengladbach3-1HamburgHamburg9000
04.04.2014German BundesligaHamburgHamburg2-1LeverkusenLeverkusen9000
12.04.2014German BundesligaHannoverHannover2-1HamburgHamburg9000
15.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageSwitzerlandSwitzerland2-1EcuadorEcuador9000
20.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageSwitzerlandSwitzerland2-5FranceFrance9000
25.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageHondurasHonduras0-3SwitzerlandSwitzerland9000
01.07.2014FIFA World CupRound of 16ArgentinaArgentina1-0SwitzerlandSwitzerland12000

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General info

  • Name: Johan Djourou
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 18/01/1987 (27)
  • Country: Switzerland
  • Squad number: 5
  • Club: Hamburg ( GER)

  • Height: 192cm
  • Weight: 90kg

  • Currently playing:
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Third qualifying round)
    08/08/06: Dinamo Zagreb 0-3 Arsenal
  • National team: UEFA European Under-17 Championship (First qualifying round)
    18/09/02: Armenia 1-2 Switzerland

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Switzerland U-2120
Switzerland U-1940
Switzerland U-1730

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 02/07/2014 01:10 CET
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