Jerome Boateng Biography

Tue 16 February 2021 | 6:30

One of the few central backs who managed to win the Germany Footballer of the Year Awards, in this article we take a look at Jerome Boateng biography.

Jérôme Boateng, born in West Berlin, on 3 September 1988 is a German football player who plays as a centre back. After joining

Hertha Berlin

, he spent two years at


and one season at

Manchester City

(where he won the

FA Cup

in 2010-2011), before moving to

Bayern Munich


At Bayern Boateng quickly became a key player, winning eight German


, four German Cups,f four German Super Cups, two UEFA Champions Leagues, two European Super Cups and a

Club World Cup

. He was the treble winner of the Bundesliga, the UEFA Champions League and the German Cup twice with the Bavarian club in the 2012-2013 and 2019-2020 seasons.

With the German Under-21 national team, he won the European Under-21 Championship in 2009. He competed in three World Cups with the German senior national team, winning the 2014

World Cup

and finishing third in 2010, as well as two European Championships, where he finished third in 2012 and 2016.

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All You Need to Know About Jerome Boateng Biography

Jerome is the younger brother of fellow professional football player Kevin-Prince Boateng.

Jerome Boateng Information

Now we want to share some more general information such as

Jerome Boateng nationality

in this section of his biography to help you get to know him even better.

Jerome Boateng Bio

  • Full Name: Jérôme Agyenim Boateng

  • Nickname: N/A

  • Profession: Professional Footballer

Jerome Boateng Physical Stats

  • Weight: 94 Kg

  • Height: 1.90 m

  • Eye Color: Dark Brown

  • Hair Color: Brown

Jerome Boateng Football Information

  • Position: Defender

  • Jersey Number: 17

  • Professional Debut: 2006

Jerome Boateng Date of Birth and Personal Info

  • Date of Birth: 3 September 1988

  • Birth Place: Berlin, West Germany

  • Zodiac Sign: Virgo

  • Nationality: German

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Jerome Boateng biography

as we want to share some information about

Jerome Boateng childhood


Jerome Boateng Early Life

Jérôme Boateng, born in Berlin, grew up in Berlin-Charlottenburg with his German mother, who was a flight attendant with British Airways and later with Lufthansa's ground staff. His Ghanaian father from the Aduana clan of the Akan ethnic group, Prince Boateng, divorced his mother when his son was five years old.

Boateng has a younger sister, Avelina, who featured in four episodes of Comedy Kids in 2002/03, and (through their father) two older half-brothers, Kevin-Prince and George Boateng, who also play football. Kevin-Prince plays professionally in the Italian Serie B with AC Monza, George as an amateur with Hertha 06 in the Berlin Landesliga.

He went to Poelchau-Oberschule in the district of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, a sports-oriented comprehensive school with a gymnasium upper school. After completing tenth grade, he left school with a secondary school certificate, in order to devote himself entirely to his career as a professional football player.

At the age of about six, Boateng played football for the first time in the courtyard with his father and did not join Tennis Borussia Berlin until he was ten. He transferred to the youth academy of Bundesliga club Hertha BSC in 2002 at the age of 13. He progressed through all the other age groups at Hertha and won the German B-youth championship with the U17s in 2005. He was twice in the final round of the German A-youth championship with the club's U19 team but failed both times in the semi-finals.

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Jerome Boateng Profile

During his second year at U19 level, he was already part of the U23 squad and played nine times in the Regionalliga Nord in the 2005/06 season. One year later, he was a permanent member of the U23 squad, but at winter break he was also called up to the first-team squad of Hertha Berlin. It was on 31 January 2007 that Boateng played his first Bundesliga match for Hertha BSC's first team, when he was in the starting line-up for the 5-0 away defeat to Hannover 96 and he played the entire match.

The youngster played in ten Bundesliga matches in his debut season, including two appearances alongside his half-brother Kevin-Prince. Stay tuned to this section of

Jerome Boateng biography

as we want to share some information about his Hamburg career.

Hamburger SV

For the 2007/08 season, league rivals Hamburger SV signed him. The player made his first appearance in the starting line-up on the fourth matchday, and after that, he was a regular. With the Hamburg team, he finished in fourth place and qualified for the UEFA Cup.

After tearing a muscle fibre at the beginning of the season, it took him some time in that season to find his way back into the starting line-up. Nonetheless, he played in 21 matches and contributed to the team's narrow UEFA Cup qualification. He also helped the team reach the semi-finals of both the DFB Pokal and the UEFA Cup, although they were defeated by

Werder Bremen

in both competitions.

During his third year, he advanced to the UEFA Cup semi-finals again, since that season under the name of

UEFA Europa League

, but this time HSV was defeated by

Fulham FC

from London. He scored the first two goals of his professional career in the qualifying round and the round of 16. Boateng did not score a goal in the Bundesliga but received a red card in the North derby against Werder Bremen after an unnecessary foul. Furthermore, Hamburg missed out on qualifying for European competition.

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Manchester City

In 2010, Boateng decided to move abroad and joined Man City in English Premier League. It was announced on 5 June that Manchester City FC had signed him for around €12.5 million. Boateng again signed for five years with his new club. The player was one of Manchester City's many acquisitions this summer, along with Aleksandar Kolarov, James Milner, Yaya Touré, David Silva, Mario Balotelli and Edin Džeko. Over 182 million euros were paid in total for these seven players.

Boateng played his first ever match for The Citizens on 25 September 2010. That day they won 1-0 against Chelsea FC, and coach Roberto Mancini allowed Boateng to substitute for Dedryck Boyata two minutes before the end of the match. Five days later, in the home game with Juventus FC (1-1), the German defender played in the starting line-up for the first time. His first season with Manchester City saw Boateng win the FA Cup. However, during the final match against

Stoke City FC

, he was not in the squad.

Stay tuned to this section of

Jerome Boateng biography

as we want to share some information about his Bayern career.

Bayern Munich

For the 2011/12 season, Boateng transferred to FC Bayern München. He signed a four-year deal with the German record champions. He was an immediate starter at Bayern and played 27 games in the season, although he had to sit out two games after receiving his second red card when he was sent off in the 28th minute in the away game at Hannover 96. He finished as runner-up with the club and reached the DFB Pokal final, which ended in a 5-2 defeat to

Borussia Dortmund


In the Champions League, he played all 15 games for FCB from both qualifiers against FC Zurich to the final against


. However, they lost the final in a penalty shootout at the Allianz Arena at home.

Boateng made 26 appearances in the following season. He scored his first Bundesliga goal on 9 March 2013 to decide the match against Fortuna Düsseldorf 3:2 in the 86th minute. This was followed four matchdays later by his second Bundesliga goal. Boateng secured the German Bundesliga title with FC Bayern on the 28th matchday, the earliest ever. During the Champions League, Boateng was shown the red card on the last day of the group stage and was suspended for the round of 16.

In the quarter-final, he came back into action and also played the whole match in the victorious semi-final against

FC Barcelona

. In the UEFA Champions League final on 25 May 2013, Boateng played 90 minutes as a centre-back against Borussia Dortmund and won the title with Bayern after a 2-1 victory. Bayern completed the treble on 1 June 2013 with a 3-2 win over VfB Stuttgart in the DFB Pokal final. Boateng also played 90 minutes in this match.

In the 2013/14 season, Boateng was again a regular player for Bayern Munich. He made 25 appearances and scored one goal in the season, enabling Bayern to improve on the previous year's record for the earliest German league title. In the DFB Pokal, the team defended its title; in the final, Boateng played over 120 minutes against Borussia Dortmund. In the Champions League, however, Bayern failed to defend its title. There, Boateng made nine appearances, but the team was eliminated by Real Madrid in the semi-finals.

Boateng and Bayern won their third league title in a row in the 2014/15 season. He appeared in 27 matches and set a new Bundesliga record on 8 November 2014 in a 4-0 away win against Eintracht Frankfurt with his 50th consecutive Bundesliga match without defeat, a record previously held by teammate Franck Ribéry. The team extended this streak to 56 consecutive games and lost again for the first time on 30 January 2015 away to VfL Wolfsburg.

He received his fifth red card in the 17th minute of the game in the 1-1 draw against Schalke 04 on 3 February 2015 and was suspended for three Bundesliga games, shortened to two games after an appeal by his club. Boateng played his 100th Bundesliga match for Bayern Munich in the 1-0 away win against Borussia Dortmund on 4 April 2015. In the Champions League season, Boateng scored three goals during the season. In 2015, the German championship was defended.

Boateng suffered a muscle injury to his adductor muscles in the 2-1 away win against HSV on 22 January 2016 and was out for three months. He trained with the team again for the first time on 18 April 2016 and on 30 April 2016, matchday 32, he was back in the starting eleven for the first time in the 1-1 draw against Borussia Mönchengladbach, making his comeback. He ended the 2015/16 season by becoming German champion for the fourth time in a row with FC Bayern.

In addition, he won the DFB Pokal on 21 May 2016 against Borussia Dortmund after a 4:3 penalty shootout. His injury in the European Championship semi-final initially kept him out at the start of the 2016/17 season. After being substituted in the 83rd minute, he returned to action for the first time on 17 September 2016 in a 3-1 home win against FC Ingolstadt 04.

Throughout the 2017/18 season, Boateng sustained a structural adductor injury in the Champions League semi-final first leg versus Real Madrid on 25 April 2018, which caused him to miss the remainder of the Bundesliga season. The injury also meant that it was unclear for a long time whether Boateng would take part in the 2018 World Cup with the German national football team.

Both Boateng and club officials publicly considered a possible move abroad during the summer break before the following season. In the end, a move to Boateng's dream club Paris Saint-Germain did not happen despite interest from coach Thomas Tuchel, even shortly before the end of the transfer window, which was attributed by Munich to the dubious negotiating methods of Parisian sporting director Antero Henrique.

Negotiations were held in September 2019 shortly before the end of the transfer period about a possible short-term transfer of Boateng to


. After the dismissal of Niko Kovac, Boateng returned to his old strength under the new head coach Hansi Flick and had a regular place again by the end of the season. During that season, he won his 8th German league title in a row and once again clinched the double with the 2020 Cup victory.

He also won the UEFA Champions League for the second time with FC Bayern against

Paris Saint-Germain

on 23 August 2020, thereby winning the treble again after 2013. He suffered a torn muscle fibre in his right thigh in the 1-0 win in the final and had to be substituted for Niklas Süle in the 25th minute as a result. He played his 300th Bundesliga game in the 0-1 away win against FC Augsburg on 20 January 2021. Boateng's contract at FC Bayern München runs until 30 June 2021.

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Germany National Team

He made his senior national team debut on 10 October 2009 in the 2010 World Cup qualifying match against Russia at the Luzniki Stadium in Moscow. The game ended 1-0 to the Germans, ensuring that they mathematically qualified for the World Cup, but Boateng finished the match prematurely due to a sending-off. Invited for the 2010 World Cup, he played against his brother Kevin-Prince in the Germany-Ghana match; the first time such an event has occurred in the history of the competition. He finished the competition in third place.

During Euro 2012, he played as a starter and was eliminated from the competition in the semi-finals after a 2-1 loss to Italy. He was called up for the 2014 World Cup, after once again playing against his brother Kevin-Prince's Ghana, on 13 July 2014 he became world champion following a 1-0 victory over Argentina in the final, which came after Götze's decisive goal in extra time. He was important in the World Cup, having won 83% of the oppositions.

Boateng was called up for the 2016 European Championships in France. He scored his first goal for the national team in the round of 16 match of the tournament, played at the Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille against Slovakia and won 3-0. The team's progress was halted in the semi-final against host France losing 2-0, with Boateng coming off injured in the 61st minute. He first wore the captain's armband of the German national team on 27 March 2018 in the friendly lost 1-0 to Brazil.

Jerome Boateng also played in the 2018 World Cup in which he had a negative impact: after a first match in which the Germans lost 1-0 to Mexico, in the second match, Boateng struggled and was sent off in the 82nd minute, however, the team still won 2-1. With Boateng suspended from the next game, the Germans dropped out in the group stage after losing 2-0 to South Korea.

He played 3 more matches after the game against Sweden, the last of these against the Netherlands (lost 3-0) on 13 October 2018 which was his last match for the national team. However, on 5 March 2019, coach Joachim Löw announced the end of Boateng's national team career (as well as 2 other key pillars including Mats Hummels and Thomas Müller); on 20 March, before the friendly match with Serbia played in Wolfsburg, the 3 were greeted by the German public with a standing ovation.

Stay tuned to this section of Jerome Boateng biography as we want to share some information about his style of play.

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Style of Play

A very versatile defender, he is mainly a central defender but can also play at right-back. He is physically strong, good in the tackle, precise in passing and in reading the game, skills that have led him to be considered one of the best defenders in action. However, he lacks dynamism, especially when jumping at speed.


Jerome Boateng is considered to be one of the best central defenders in the world right now and with just 32 years old, we can still watch him play at the highest level in the next years.

Goal Celebration

As a central defender, Boateng scored just 12 goals in his club career and as he does not have a special goal celebration, we have seen him celebrate his goals quite differently each time.

Jerome Boateng outside Football

The first edition of his lifestyle magazine BOA was published in November 2018. The magazine focuses on politics, sports, music and fashion and includes interviews by Boateng with athletes, designers and musicians. This magazine is a project of agencies Territory and Roc Nation. It was announced in October 2019 that the magazine would only be published on an event-by-event basis.

Outside of his football career, Jérôme Boateng works as an eyewear designer for a Hamburg-based company.

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Jerome Boateng Personal Life

In this section of Jerome Boateng biography, we take a look into his personal life and share some info on

Jerome Boateng life story


Jerome Boateng religion


Family, Children and Relationships

Boateng was engaged to Sherin Senler, his girlfriend Together, Boateng and Senler have 2 kids: Lamia and Soley, twin sisters born on March 8, 2011. After allegations of Boateng's unfaithfulness, the pair split up for a few years, but they reconciled in November 2013, just to have an on-off relationship. Reportedly, Jerome had a relationship with model Gina-Lisa Lohfink, however, Boateng and Lohfink both denied that an affair had ever taken place. The couple had a son in 2015.

Boateng initiated a partnership with the Polish-born model Kasia Lenhardt in 2019. After a public dispute between the two in February 2021, Boateng declared that they were ending their relationship and said "We will go our opposite ways from here on. That is unfortunate, but for my family and for me it is the only correct one."

Lenhardt was discovered dead in an apartment in Berlin on 10 February, a week after the reported split, with police considering the reason for death to be suicide. Boateng, who was at the time in Qatar participating in the FIFA Club World Cup with his club Bayern Munich, was then reported to have left the country by the club for personal purposes.

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In October 2017, it was announced that Jerome Boateng will support McDonald's Children's Aid. “Together we can achieve a lot,” said the German star footballer. “Help us and secure a good supply of the fabulous plasters so that even more children can get well again quickly!”

In March 2020, when the Covid lockdown just got started, Boateng supported the food banks in his home town of Berlin and in Munich with a donation to purchase essential products. Boateng stated: “It is important in times like these that we all help together. After all, we footballers are often forced into the role of role models. These days, however, I see role models as all those who help out in a difficult situation and ensure that life goes on as much as possible. Just like the volunteers at the food banks. Therefore, I have chosen to support the food banks in my hometown of Berlin and in Munich, where I have spent many years of my life.”

Stay tuned to this section of Jerome Boateng biography as we want to share some information about his legal issues.

Legal Issues

Following research by the Süddeutsche Zeitung and WDR, it became known in September 2019 that the Munich I public prosecutor's office had already been investigating Boateng since November 2018 on suspicion of dangerous bodily harm to the detriment of his former partner. The public prosecutor's office finally brought charges in February 2019.

Based on information from the Munich Local Court, the proceedings were still in so-called interim proceedings at the beginning of September 2019, as the competent judge had not yet made a final decision on whether to admit the charges and had ordered further investigations. The public prosecutor's office also stated that it was investigating Boateng in another case of simple assault to the detriment of the same injured party.

Jérôme Boateng's lawyers stated that the incidents were a private matter, essentially based on unproven allegations by third parties.

The Munich Local Court allowed charges to be brought against Boateng in December 2019 for simple, intentional bodily harm to the detriment of his former partner. A spokesperson for the court confirmed this. The court had issued a partial order to open the main hearing. Initially, the court rejected a charge of dangerous bodily harm. According to the judge in charge, there were no sufficient indications for such a charge. Against this decision, the Munich Public Prosecutor's Office lodged an appeal with the Regional Court.

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Jerome Boateng Career Statistics

In this section of Jerome Boateng biography, we take a look at his career statistics.


Since 2005, Boateng has played in a total of 519 matches in all competitions and scored 12 goals for the clubs he has played for. Of all these matches, almost in 350 of them, he wore Bayern Munich jersey.


In 9 years between 2009 and 2018, Jerome Boateng managed to play 76 matches for his country and score a goal. After the 2018 World Cup, he was forced to retire from the German national team.

Jerome Boateng Honors

As one of the most decorated German footballers, he has won many titles including FA Cup, Bundesliga, DFB Pokal, DFL-Supercup, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup.

On the international level, Boateng has won the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

His notable individual titles and awards include Bundesliga Team of the Season, UEFA European Championship Team of the Tournament, Germany Footballer of the year and UEFA Team of the Year among many others.

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