Jonathan Tah

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Jonathan Tah
Jonathan Tah 2019.jpg
Tah with Bayer Leverkusen in 2019
Personal information
Full name Jonathan Glao Tah
Date of birth (1996-02-11) 11 February 1996 (age 23)
Place of birth Hamburg, Germany
Height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)[1]
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Bayer Leverkusen
Number 4
Youth career
2000–2009 Altona 93
2009 SC Concordia
2009–2014 Hamburger SV
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2014 Hamburger SV II 8 (0)
2013–2015 Hamburger SV 16 (0)
2014–2015 Fortuna Düsseldorf (loan) 23 (0)
2015– Bayer Leverkusen 113 (4)
National team
2011–2012 Germany U16 5 (1)
2012–2013 Germany U17 13 (0)
2014–2015 Germany U19 6 (1)
2015–2019 Germany U21 14 (0)
2016– Germany 9 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:18, 25 September 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:37, 19 November 2019 (UTC)

Jonathan Glao Tah (German pronunciation: [ˈjoːnatan ˈtaː]; born 11 February 1996) is a German professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Bayer Leverkusen. His mother is German and his father is Ivorian.[2]

Club career

Tah started playing football in Altona 93. Then he joined SC Concordia before being snapped up by Hamburger SV. On 4 August 2013, Tah made his competitive debut for Hamburger SV in DFB Cup match against SV Schott Jena.[3] He made his Bundesliga debut on 21 September 2013 in a 2-0 home loss against Werder Bremen.[4]

On 1 September 2014, he was loaned to Fortuna Düsseldorf for one year.[5]

On 15 July 2015 he signed a five-year contract with Bayer Leverkusen.[6]

On 26 February 2018, Bayer Leverkusen announced the extension of Tah's contract with the club until 2023.[7] He made his 100th Bundesliga appearance for the club on 10 March 2019.[8]

International career

Tah received his first call up to the senior Germany squad in March 2016 for friendlies against England and Italy.[9] He made his debut in the former, coming on at half time for Mats Hummels in a 2–3 loss.[10] He was called up to replace Antonio Rüdiger at Euro 2016.[11]

On 4 June 2018, Tah was not included in Joachim Löw's final 23-man squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.[12]

Career statistics

Club

As of 22 September 2019[13]
Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hamburger SV 2013–14 16 0 4 0 20 0
Fortuna Düsseldorf (loan) 2014–15 23 0 0 0 23 0
Bayer Leverkusen 2015–16 29 0 4 0 12 0 45 0
2016–17 19 1 2 0 5 0 26 1
2017–18 28 0 5 0 0 0 33 0
2018–19 33 3 2 0 3 0 38 3
2019–20 4 0 1 0 1 0 6 0
Total 113 4 15 0 21 0 151 4
Career total 151 4 19 0 21 0 193 4

International

As of 19 November 2019[13]
National team Year App. Goals
Germany
2016 4 0
2019 5 0
Total 9 0

Honours

Individual

References

  1. ^ "Jonathan Tah - Abwehr". bayer04.de.
  2. ^ "HSV-Juwel Tah: "Wir müssen konstanter werden"" [HSV jewel Tah: "We must be consistent"]. dfb.de (in German). German Football Association. 31 January 2014. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Der HSV dank Rudnevs am Ende standesgemäß" (in German). Kicker. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  4. ^ Überblick, Alle Spiele im. "Fußball-Bundesliga: Nils Petersen verschärft die HSV-Krise". sueddeutsche.de (in German). ISSN 0174-4917. Retrieved 15 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Jonathan Tah und Kerem Demirbay werden für ein Jahr verliehen" [Jonathan Tah and Kerem Demirbay will be loaned for one year] (in German). Hamburger SV. 1 September 2014. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  6. ^ "Tah joins Bayer Leverkusen from Hamburg". Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  7. ^ "Jonathan Tah signs Bayer Leverkusen contract extension through 2022-23". 26 February 2018. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Kai Havertz rescues Bayer Leverkusen with late winner in Hannover". Bundesliga. 11 March 2019. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  9. ^ "Löw calls up Leverkusen's Tah for England and Italy games". bundesliga.com. 18 March 2016. Retrieved 21 March 2016.
  10. ^ "Germany squander 2-0 lead against England". dfb.de. German Football Association. 26 March 2016. Retrieved 27 March 2016.
  11. ^ "Löw calls up Tah to replace Rüdiger". dfb.de. German Football Association. 8 June 2016. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  12. ^ "BREAKING: Leroy Sané among cuts from Die Mannschaft". Bavarian Football Works. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  13. ^ a b "Jonathan Tah Socceway Profile". Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  14. ^ "Fritz-Walter-Medaille in Gold für Bremer, Tah und Passlack" (in German). German Football Association. 30 July 2015. Retrieved 30 July 2015.

External links

  • Jonathan TahUEFA competition record
  • kicker profile (in German)
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