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

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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:
    • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16

  • 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

TeamPGS
Switzerland70
Switzerland U-2120
Switzerland U-1940
Switzerland U-1730
Total160

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Arsenal250
Total250
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Hannover20
Total20
Last updated: 16/11/2014 01:16 CET
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