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Jonas Hector Midfielder

  • Birthdate: 27.05.1990
  • Height: 185 cm
  • Country: Germany
  • Birthplace: Saarbrücken
  • Weight: 75 kg
  • Joined: 24.02.2012
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Jonas Hector's career isn't that of what you would expect from a professional footballer. Football was, for a long time, nothing more than just a hobby. Different to many other professional footballers, he was never part of an elite academy. At the age of 19, he was still playing in the Oberliga. However, the FC captain still quickly made his way into the Bundesliga and into the German national team.

Hector was born in Saarbrücken and grew up in Auersmacher on the French border. Auersmacher is a village of 2600 people. It is Hector's home and also where he began to play football. At SV Ausermacher, he made his way through all the youth teams before earning promotion to the Oberliga in 2009. Many teams were interested in Hector, including VfL Bochum, TSG Hoffenheim, SC Freiburg and Bayern Munich. However, Hector decided on another club. In July 2010, he moved to 1. FC Köln. But not the first-team, the reserves.

After two years with the under-21s, he found a place in the first-team squad. On 18th August 2010, Hector made his debut in a DFB-Pokal game against SpVgg Unterhaching. He moved from a midfielder to a left-back and made a big impression, including on the Germany coach. In November 2014, he was nominated to the squad by Joachim Löw. He became the 43rd player at FC to feature for Germany. In the 2016 European Championship quarter-final, he scored the winning penalty against Italy. In 2017, he was part of the Germany squad that won the Confederations Cup in Russia.

It wasn't just with Germany where Hector was able to make a mark. At 1. FC Köln, Hector scored on the final day of the season to earn a 2:0 win over Mainz and end a 25-year wait for a return to European competition. After relegation in the following season, Hector remained loyal to FC. He extended his contract ahead of time until 2023, despite many interesting and lucrative offers.

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71. FC Union Berlin27
81. FC Köln25
91. FSV Mainz 0524

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