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Marcell Jansen

  • Position: Defender
  • Squad number: 2
  • Date of birth: 4 November, 1985 (24 years old)
  • Height: 6'3" (191cm)

Tournament totals

Games played Shots on target | off target
4 Marcell Jansen
1|2 Marcell Jansen
3 As substitute
58|34 Total Germany
20 Most shots on target Diego Forlan
7 Total Germany
12 Most shots off target Asamoah Gyan, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wesley Sneijder
Goals Assists
1 Marcell Jansen
0 Marcell Jansen
16 Total Germany
15 Total Germany
6 Best Diego Forlan
Fouls by | on Cards yellow | red
0|2 Marcell Jansen
0|0 Marcell Jansen
64|69 Total Germany
12|1 Total Germany
20 Most fouls by Mark Van Bommel
25 Most fouls on Andres Iniesta

Germany games played

  1. Germany 4-0 Australia
    Sunday, 13 June Match report
  2. Germany 0-1 Serbia
    Friday, 18 June Match report
  3. Ghana 0-1 Germany
    Wednesday, 23 June Match report
  4. Germany 4-1 England
    Sunday, 27 June Match report
  5. Argentina 0-4 Germany
    Saturday, 3 July Match report
  6. Germany 0-1 Spain
    Wednesday, 7 July Match report
  7. Uruguay 2-3 Germany
    Saturday, 10 July Match report

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An ankle injury suffered at the end of March looked to have put Jansen’s World Cup place in doubt, but under the watchful eye of German - and Bayern Munich - team doctor, Hans Muller-Wohlfahrt, he recovered in time to make the squad.

Jansen established himself as Germany’s first-choice left-back in the run-up to the 2006 finals, but his form tailed off in the warm-up matches and he made one appearance in the tournament, playing in the third place play-off win over Portugal.

Normally plays in a more advanced role on the left side of midfield for his club and prior to his injury, he had enjoyed an excellent season, scoring at a rate of nearly one goal every three games.

His wife, Julia Godicke, is a model and was part of fashion shoot ahead of the World Cup featuring Wags (wives and girlfriends) of players from various competing nations posing in football strips.

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