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Per Mertesacker

Per Mertesacker

A tall, lean central defender, Per Mertesacker has been a stalwart for Germany since 2004, appearing in two FIFA World Cups as well as UEFA EURO 2008, where he was a losing finalist. After five impressively consistent seasons with SV Werder Bremen, he has found the going rather tougher in England with Arsenal FC.

• Joined the youth ranks of home-town club Hannover 96 at the age of 11 and graduated to the first team, making his Bundesliga debut against 1. FC Köln in November 2003 and holding down a regular berth in central defence over the next two seasons.

• His first cap for Germany came ten days after his 20th birthday − in the Iranian capital of Teheran − and he was ever-present at the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup, scoring his first international goal on his competitive debut, a 4-3 win against Australia in Frankfurt.

• Started and finished every match bar the third-place play-off at the 2006 World Cup, despite carrying a leg injury that subsequently required surgery.

• Joined Bremen after the World Cup and scored the winning goal in a 2006/07 UEFA Champions League group game at home to Chelsea FC − his first in Europe − before helping the club into the last four of the UEFA Cup later that season.

• Helped Bremen reach the finals of the UEFA Cup and German Cup in 2009 but injury denied him participation in both showpieces; amassed 147 Bundesliga and 53 European appearances for the club before leaving for Arsenal in late August 2011.

• Ever-present for Germany at UEFA EURO 2008 and the 2010 FIFA World Cup, he is the only player not to have missed a minute of final tournament action under current Nationalmannschaft coach Joachim Löw.

UEFA honours
UEFA European Championship: runner-up 2008

Last updated: 02/03/12 10.28CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 16/04/2014 02:10 CET
07.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundGermanyGermany3-0Faroe IslandsFaroe Islands9000
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland1-6GermanyGermany9000
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundGermanyGermany4-4SwedenSweden9010
22.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundKazakhstanKazakhstan0-3GermanyGermany9000
26.03.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundGermanyGermany4-1KazakhstanKazakhstan9000
02.06.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundUSAUSA4-3GermanyGermany4600
14.08.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundGermanyGermany3-3ParaguayParaguay4600
17.08.2013English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal1-3Aston VillaAston Villa9000
21.08.2013UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsFenerbahçeFenerbahçe0-3ArsenalArsenal9000
24.08.2013English Premier LeagueFulhamFulham1-3ArsenalArsenal9000
27.08.2013UEFA Champions LeaguePlay-offsArsenalArsenal2-0FenerbahçeFenerbahçe9000
01.09.2013English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal1-0TottenhamTottenham9000
06.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundGermanyGermany3-0AustriaAustria9000
10.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundFaroe IslandsFaroe Islands0-3GermanyGermany9010
22.09.2013English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal3-1StokeStoke9010
25.09.2013English League CupThird roundWest BromWest Brom1-1
(3-4(p))
ArsenalArsenal12000
28.09.2013English Premier LeagueSwanseaSwansea1-2ArsenalArsenal9000
06.10.2013English Premier LeagueWest BromWest Brom1-1ArsenalArsenal9000
11.10.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundGermanyGermany3-0Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland9000
19.10.2013English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal4-1NorwichNorwich9000
26.10.2013English Premier LeagueCrystal PalaceCrystal Palace0-2ArsenalArsenal9000
02.11.2013English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-0LiverpoolLiverpool9000
23.11.2013English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-0SouthamptonSouthampton9000
30.11.2013English Premier LeagueCardiffCardiff0-3ArsenalArsenal9000
04.12.2013English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-0HullHull9000
08.12.2013English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal1-1EvertonEverton9000
14.12.2013English Premier LeagueMan. CityMan. City6-3ArsenalArsenal9010
23.12.2013English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal0-0ChelseaChelsea9000
26.12.2013English Premier LeagueWest HamWest Ham1-3ArsenalArsenal9000
29.12.2013English Premier LeagueNewcastleNewcastle0-1ArsenalArsenal9000
01.01.2014English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-0CardiffCardiff9000
04.01.2014English FA CupThird roundArsenalArsenal2-0TottenhamTottenham4500
13.01.2014English Premier LeagueAston VillaAston Villa1-2ArsenalArsenal9000
18.01.2014English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-0FulhamFulham9000
24.01.2014English FA CupFourth roundArsenalArsenal4-0CoventryCoventry9001
28.01.2014English Premier LeagueSouthamptonSouthampton2-2ArsenalArsenal9000
02.02.2014English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-0Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace9000
08.02.2014English Premier LeagueLiverpoolLiverpool5-1ArsenalArsenal9000
12.02.2014English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal0-0Man. UnitedMan. United9000
16.02.2014English FA CupFifth roundArsenalArsenal2-1LiverpoolLiverpool9000
22.02.2014English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal4-1SunderlandSunderland9000
01.03.2014English Premier LeagueStokeStoke1-0ArsenalArsenal9000
08.03.2014English FA CupQuarter-finalsArsenalArsenal4-1EvertonEverton9000
16.03.2014English Premier LeagueTottenhamTottenham0-1ArsenalArsenal9000
22.03.2014English Premier LeagueChelseaChelsea6-0ArsenalArsenal9000
25.03.2014English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal2-2SwanseaSwansea9000
29.03.2014English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal1-1Man. CityMan. City9000
06.04.2014English Premier LeagueEvertonEverton3-0ArsenalArsenal9000
12.04.2014English FA CupSemi-finalsWiganWigan1-1
(2-4(p))
ArsenalArsenal12010
15.04.2014English Premier LeagueArsenalArsenal3-1West HamWest Ham9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

Nominee

General info

  • Name: Per Mertesacker
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (age): 29/09/1984 (29)
  • Country: Germany
  • Squad number: 4
  • Club: Arsenal ( ENG)

  • Height: 198cm
  • Weight: 90kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2013/14
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Group stage)
    27/09/06: Bremen 1-1 Barcelona
  • National team: UEFA European Under-21 Championship (Qualifying round)
    12/10/04: Germany 2-0 Austria

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
Germany210
Germany U-2110
Total220

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Arsenal210
Bremen252
Total462
UEFA Europa League
ClubPGS
Bremen281
Total281
Last updated: 12/03/2014 01:07 CET
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