Aaron Hunt

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Aaron Hunt
Aaron Hunt - SV Werder Bremen (1).jpg
Hunt with Werder Bremen in 2009
Personal information
Full name Aaron Hunt
Date of birth (1986-09-04) 4 September 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Goslar, West Germany
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Hamburger SV
Number 14
Youth career
1993–1997 VfL Oker
1997–2001 Goslarer SC
2001–2003 Werder Bremen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2007 Werder Bremen II 37 (9)
2004–2014 Werder Bremen 215 (46)
2014–2015 VfL Wolfsburg 17 (2)
2015– Hamburger SV 50 (6)
National team
2002 Germany U16 4 (1)
2002–2003 Germany U17 10 (6)
2005–2009 Germany U21 13 (3)
2009– Germany 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 November 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 May 2013

Aaron Hunt (born 4 September 1986) is a German professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Hamburger SV.

He spent most of his career at Werder Bremen, making his first-team debut at the age of 18.[1]

Club career

Werder Bremen

Hunt was born in Goslar, Lower Saxony. After spending his first season at SV Werder Bremen in the reserves, in the year the former achieved the double, he made his Bundesliga debut on 18 September 2004, coming on as a substitute in a 3–0 home win against Hannover 96.[2] On his first appearance in the starting line-up, against Borussia Mönchengladbach on 12 February 2005, he scored his first goal, becoming the club's youngest-ever goalscorer at the age of 18 years and 161 days.[3][4]

Early in 2006, Hunt suffered a mysterious knee injury, which after some months was found to be bursitis. As a result, he missed the remainder of the season following the winter break. In November, he renewed his contract until 2010[5] and, on 3 March 2007, netted a hat-trick in the 3–0 league win over VfL Bochum;[6] he finished that campaign with nine goals, and his team eventually ranked third behind VfB Stuttgart and FC Schalke 04.

Hunt scored a career-best 11 goals in 2012–13, but Werder could only finish in 14th place. In March 2014, after receiving a penalty during a match against 1. FC Nürnberg, he successfully asked the referee to overturn his decision and admitted to having come under no contact from the opposition player.[7]

Wolfsburg

On 26 May 2014, Hunt signed for VfL Wolfsburg.[8] He made his debut for his new club on 17 August in a 5–4 penalty shoot–out win against SV Darmstadt 98 in the DFB-Pokal, being replaced at the start of extra time.[9] His first league appearance came five days later, in a 1–2 loss at FC Bayern Munich.[10]

Hunt scored his first goal for the Wolves on 21 September 2014, in a 4–1 defeat of Bayer 04 Leverkusen at the Volkswagen Arena.[11] He made his European debut the following week in a 1–4 loss to Everton,[12] and netted for the first time in the UEFA Europa League on 6 November of that year, his brace helping the hosts to a 5–1 success against FC Krasnodar.[13]

Hamburger SV

On 31 August 2015, Hunt joined Hamburger SV.[14]

International career

Having a German father and an English mother,[15] Hunt was eligible to play for both Germany or England. His mother's family all hailed from the London area, and his grandfather went to the same north-east school as Bobby Charlton.

However, Hunt stated that he would only play for his birth nation. When asked which team he would represent at international level, he said he was '...very honoured and extremely happy that England have expressed an interest in me...', adding that he was steadfast on his decision.[16]

In October 2006, Hunt appeared for the German under-21s in a 0–1 loss against England in Coventry for the 2007 UEFA European Championship qualification playoff (eventually 3–0 on aggregate).[17] On 6 November 2009, he was called up to the full side for two friendlies with Chile and Ivory Coast to be held during that month,[18] making his debut in the latter after coming on late in the game for Bastian Schweinsteiger (the former had been cancelled following Robert Enke's suicide).[19]

In November 2006, Hunt was charged by UEFA for serious unsporting behaviour, after complaints of racist remarks in the second leg of the under-21 playoff against England. He was banned for two games[20] but, following an appeal, the decision was reversed.[21][22]

Career statistics

As of 23 January 2016.
Club Season League Cup1 Continental2 Other3 Total Ref.
League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Werder Bremen II 2003–04 Regionalliga Nord 7 2 7 2 [23]
2004–05 22 6 22 6 [24]
2005–06 6 1 6 1 [25]
2006–07 2 0 2 0 [26]
Totals 37 9 37 9
Werder Bremen 2004–05 Bundesliga 10 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 14 1 [24][27]
2005–06 7 0 3 2 6 0 1 0 17 2 [25][28]
2006–07 28 9 1 0 12 0 1 0 42 9 [26][29]
2007–08 14 1 1 0 5 1 0 0 20 2 [30]
2008–09 18 2 2 0 8 0 28 2 [31]
2009–10 32 9 6 1 8 1 46 11 [32]
2010–11 29 3 2 0 7 0 38 3 [33]
2011–12 18 3 1 0 19 3 [34]
2012–13 28 11 1 0 29 11 [35]
2013–14 31 7 1 0 32 7 [36]
Totals 215 46 21 3 47 2 2 0 285 51
Wolfsburg 2014–15 Bundesliga 15 2 2 0 5 2 22 4 [37]
2015–16 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 [38]
Totals 17 2 2 0 5 2 0 0 24 2
Hamburg 2015–16 Bundesliga 18 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 [38]
Career totals 287 57 23 3 52 4 2 0 364 64

Honours

Club

Werder Bremen[39]
Wolfsburg[39]

References

  1. ^ "Hunt: Tendenz Ausland" [Hunt: Slanting abroad]. Kreiszeitung (in German). 10 April 2014. Retrieved 25 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Werder mit glanzlosem Pflichtsieg" [Werder with boring win] (in German). kicker. 18 September 2004. Retrieved 25 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Die ersten Tore von Hunt und Zidan" [Hunt and Zidan's first goal]. Die Welt (in German). 13 February 2005. Retrieved 25 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Hunt drauf!" [Get Hunting!] (in German). 11 Freunde. 28 November 2012. Retrieved 25 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Hunt signs Bremen extension". UEFA.com. 27 November 2006. Retrieved 9 January 2010. 
  6. ^ "Hunt hat-trick boosts Bremen hopes". UEFA.com. 6 March 2007. Retrieved 9 January 2010. 
  7. ^ "Bundesliga player admits dive". BBC Sport. 10 March 2014. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "Hunt vor Wechsel zum VfL Wolfsburg" [Hunt moving to VfL Wolfsburg]. Süddeutsche Zeitung (in German). 26 May 2014. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  9. ^ "Benaglio-Vertreter Grün ist im Krimi zur Stelle" [Benaglio replacement Grün is on the spot in the thriller] (in German). kicker. 17 August 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 
  10. ^ "Robben macht's besser als Malanda" [Robben fared better than Malanda] (in German). kicker. 22 August 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 
  11. ^ "Rodriguez führt die Wölfe zum ersten Dreier" [Rodriguez leads the wolves to first three] (in German). kicker. 21 September 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 
  12. ^ "Glückloser VfL erhält Lehrstunde in Sachen Effektivität" [Hapless VfL get crash course in effectiveness] (in German). kicker. 18 September 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2014. 
  13. ^ "Hunt und Bendtner schießen FK ab" [Hunt and Bendtner take FK down] (in German). kicker. 6 November 2014. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 
  14. ^ "Zum HSV: Aaron Hunt wechselt nach Hamburg" [To HSV: Aaron Hunt moves to Hamburg] (in German). VfL Wolfsburg. 31 August 2015. Retrieved 31 August 2015. 
  15. ^ "Hunt graces his fatherland". UEFA.com. 5 September 2005. Archived from the original on 27 May 2006. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  16. ^ Edwards, John (3 November 2009). "Aaron Hunt turns down plea to play for England and pledges his future to Germany". Daily Mail. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 
  17. ^ "Hunt ready to put Germany first". UEFA.com. 6 October 2006. Retrieved 9 January 2010. 
  18. ^ "Wie gut können sie heute spielen?" [How well can they play today?]. Bild (in German). 18 November 2009. Retrieved 25 June 2017. 
  19. ^ "Ein kleines Stück Normalität – 2:2 gegen die Elfenbeinküste" [A little bit of normality – 2:2 against the Ivory Coast]. Münchner Merkur (in German). 19 November 2009. Retrieved 25 June 2017. 
  20. ^ "Germans appeal against Hunt ban". BBC Sport. 13 November 2006. Retrieved 26 October 2007. 
  21. ^ "U21 star cleared of racist abuse". BBC Sport. 8 December 2006. Retrieved 26 June 2017. 
  22. ^ "Uefa spricht Bremer Hunt frei" [Uefa acquit Bremen's Hunt]. Der Spiegel (in German). 8 December 2006. Retrieved 26 June 2017. 
  23. ^ "Aaron Hunt" (in German). Fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  24. ^ a b "Hunt, Aaron" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  25. ^ a b "Hunt, Aaron" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  26. ^ a b "Hunt, Aaron" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  27. ^ "Aaron Hunt" (in German). Fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  28. ^ "Aaron Hunt" (in German). Fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  29. ^ "Aaron Hunt" (in German). Fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  30. ^ "Hunt, Aaron" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  31. ^ "Hunt, Aaron" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  32. ^ "Hunt, Aaron" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  33. ^ "Hunt, Aaron" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  34. ^ "Hunt, Aaron" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  35. ^ "Hunt, Aaron" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  36. ^ "Hunt, Aaron" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  37. ^ "Hunt, Aaron" (in German). kicker. Retrieved 22 August 2014. 
  38. ^ a b "Aaron Hunt » Club matches". World Football. Retrieved 12 September 2015. 
  39. ^ a b "A. Hunt". Soccerway. Retrieved 22 August 2014. 

External links

  • Aaron Hunt at fussballdaten.de (in German)
  • National team data (in German)
  • Aaron Hunt at National-Football-Teams.com
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