|Estimated value:||€30 million|
|Country of origin:||Germany|
|Source of Wealth:||footballer|
Who is Jerome Boateng?
Jérôme Boateng is a 31-year-old German soccer player. His current club is the record champion FC Bayern Munich, with whom he has always been the national champion in recent years. He is still under contract there until June 30, 2021. He was born on September 3rd, 1988 in Berlin and grew up with a sister and two half brothers. One of his half brothers is the also very famous Kevin Prince Boateng, who is currently lacing his boots for the glorious FC Barcelona. Jérôme Boateng grew up in Berlin-Charlottenburg with a German mother and a Ghanaian father, who separated when Jérôme was just five years old. In Berlin, he finished his schooling after the tenth grade with a high school diploma in order to fully devote himself to a potential career as a professional soccer player. As will be shown in the next section – a step that can be regarded as absolutely correct.
A career that grew steeper and steeper…
Jérôme Boateng made his first attempts at walking on the holy lawn for the Tennis Borussia Berlin club. But several scouts quickly became aware of the talented defender, which is why a move to a bigger club was only a matter of time. At the age of 13 he switched to the youth department of Hertha BSC and went through all youth departments at the capital club. Although technically still in the U19s, the central defender was moved to the U23s in his second year, which then and now plays in the Regionalliga Nord. Jérôme made his debut for the professional team in the 2006/2007 season, in which he ultimately made ten appearances. In the 2007/2008 season it was time for the young central defender – a change of scenery was the order of the day – because from Berlin he went north to Hamburger SV, where he was to play an impressive 75 games from 2007 to 2010. The former Bundesliga dinosaur was another springboard for Jérôme Boateng in his meteoric football career. Next Stop Premier League – After three successful years at HSV, Jérôme Boateng moved from Hamburg to Manchester. But not to United, but to the current English champions City. The German defender had a mixed time there. Always plagued by injuries, Jérôme Boateng never really managed to assert himself, which is why he only made 16 appearances – of which only a few from the start. Probably the most important and last step for Jérôme Boateng was the one to Munich. At Bayern Munich there were a number of doubters before the signing as to whether he could really provide the necessary stability in the back team, but these have been belied game after game since then. He matured into one of the best, if not at times the best, German central defender. It is not for nothing that he has played an impressive 182 games for the record champions from Munich since 2011 and, as already mentioned, is still under contract there until June 30th, 2021.
Highlights of his football life
In addition to the numerous national titles (championship and DFB Cup) that he was able to celebrate with FC Bayern Munich, there are probably two memorable moments in his football career. The Champions League trophy won in 2013 must have left a lasting impression on the club’s career. In Wembley they defeated their league competitor Borussia Dortmund 2-1 and were allowed to hold the coveted trophy in the London night sky. Just one year later, what was probably the biggest title in his career to date followed. With Germany, Jérôme Boateng became the first European team to win the FIFA World Cup on the South American continent. The two years should probably also be seen as the high point of his career in terms of performance.
Famous quotes from Jérôme Boateng
“I have two rooms for my 650 pairs of shoes.” – A quote that gives an idea of how much value Jérôme Boateng places on his appearance. It was not for nothing that he brought a successful lifestyle magazine called “Boa” onto the magazine market, among other things. One of his most famous quotes is probably: “I actually wanted to be a police officer. They also have cool things on and stuff.” – The statement also describes the character of Jérôme Boateng very strongly, as he uses this expression in almost every interview. “I’m punctual, mostly in a good mood and always hungry.” – The German virtues are definitely well anchored, even if you definitely can’t tell by looking at him physically that he has a good appetite.
Success tips from Jérôme Boateng
A tip for success, even if not directly quotable, should definitely be composure and down-to-earthness. Even when AFD politician Alexander Gauland made the famous “neighbor statement” (“People like him as a football player. But they don’t want a Boateng as a neighbor.”) about Jérôme Boateng, he kept calm at all times and became otherwise never abusive in his life. This relaxed and down-to-earth manner also makes him an absolute crowd favorite in Munich and throughout Germany.
|Estimated value:||€30 million|