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Jonas Armin Hector (German pronunciation: [ˈjoːnas ˈhɛktoːɐ̯];[3][4] born 27 May 1990) is a German professional footballer who plays as a left back for 1. FC Köln and the Germany national team.[5]

Jonas Hector
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Hector with Germany in 2018
Personal information
Full name Jonas Armin Hector[1]
Date of birth (1990-05-27) 27 May 1990 (age 29)[1]
Place of birth Saarbrücken, West Germany[2]
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Playing position Left back
Club information
Current team
1. FC Köln
Number 14
Youth career
1998–2009 SV Auersmacher
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 SV Auersmacher 34 (9)
2010–2012 1. FC Köln II 63 (5)
2012– 1. FC Köln 204 (13)
National team
2014– Germany 42 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:39, 19 May 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:40, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

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Club careerEdit

KölnEdit

After beginning his youth career with SV Auersmacher in his home state of Saarland, Hector transferred to 1. FC Köln in 2010.[6] He was promoted to the first team by coach Holger Stanislawski for the 2012–13 season and was given a debut in the first round of the DFB-Pokal against SpVgg Unterhaching on 1 August 2012.[6][7] On 27 August, he made his league debut in a 2. Bundesliga match against FC Erzgebirge Aue.[6][5] He established himself as a starting player for Köln during the season, making 24 appearances in the league.[5]

In 2013–14, Hector started 33 of Köln's 34 matches as the FC won the second division championship, gaining promotion to the Bundesliga.[5] On 4 November 2013, he scored his first professional goal in a 4–0 defeat of 1. FC Union Berlin.[8]

The following season, he again played in all but one of FC Köln's league matches, making his Bundesliga debut against Hamburger SV on the first matchday.[6][5] On 4 October 2014, he scored his first Bundesliga goal in a 3–2 loss at Eintracht Frankfurt.[6][5] He was named Köln's Player of the Season for 2014–15 by the club's official website with 54.41% of the vote.[9] On 31 December 2015, Hector was also named FC Köln's "Winner of the Year" by Cologne newspaper Express, who named the defender the club's "Mr. Reliable".[10]

On 7 February 2016, Hector captained Köln for the first time in a 1–1 draw with Hamburger SV.[11] At the end of the 2015–16 season, Hector was reported to have the most crosses blocked in Bundesliga, recording a total of 20 blocks.[12]

After a successful season and an impressive Euro campaign, Hector received interest from the likes of Liverpool and Chelsea, which led to negotiations on a new contract. On 14 August 2016, Hector signed a new contract until 2021.[13][14]

On 23 April 2018, Hector and the 1. FC Köln announced he had signed a new contract, even though the club was effectively relegated into the 2. Bundesliga at this point. After Köln's 3–2 loss to SC Freiburg the following matchday, it was confirmed that the team had been relegated.[15] On 12 January, he was awarded the 2018 Bundesliga Goal of the Year award for his chipped goal against Wolfsburg in the season before.[16]

International careerEdit

On 7 November 2014, Hector was called up to the Germany national football team for the first time ahead of a UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying match against Gibraltar and a friendly against Spain. Manager Joachim Löw said "We want to get to know Jonas Hector better; he's in good form for Cologne."[17] He made his debut in the 4–0 win over Gibraltar in Nuremberg on 14 November, replacing Erik Durm for the last 18 minutes.[18]

On 4 September 2015, he started a Euro 2016 qualifier against Poland at left back and assisted goals for Thomas Müller and Mario Götze thus further staking his claim to the left back position for Germany.[19]

On 29 March 2016, Hector scored his first goal for Germany in a 4–1 win over Italy in Munich.[20]

On 31 May 2016, Hector was named in Germany's final 23-man squad for UEFA Euro 2016.[21] On 2 July 2016, Hector scored the winning kick in the quarter-final penalty shootout against Italy to take the German team into the Euro 2016 semi-final stage.[22] On 11 November 2016, Hector scored two goals in a 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualification game against San Marino. Germany won the game 8–0.[23]

In 2017, Hector was named in Germany's squad for the Confederations Cup in Russia.[24] He played in all-but-one of Germany's matches at the tournament as the nation went on to lift the title.[25]

On 15 May 2018, Hector was called up to Germany's preliminary squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.[26] He was selected in Germany's final 23-man squad on 4 June 2018.[27]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of 6 April 2019[28]
Club Division Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
SV Auersmacher Oberliga Südwest 2009–10 34 9 - - - - 34 9
1. FC Köln II Regionalliga West 2010–11 31 5 - - - - 31 5
Regionalliga West 2011–12 30 0 - - - - 30 0
Regionalliga West 2012–13 2 0 - - - - 2 0
Total 63 5 0 0 0 0 63 5
1. FC Köln 2. Bundesliga 2012–13 24 0 2 0 - - 26 0
2. Bundesliga 2013–14 33 2 3 0 - - 36 2
Bundesliga 2014–15 33 2 3 0 - - 36 2
Bundesliga 2015–16 32 0 2 0 - - 34 0
Bundesliga 2016–17 33 1 3 0 - - 36 1
Bundesliga 2017–18 20 2 1 0 1 0 22 2
2. Bundesliga 2018–19 22 4 2 0 - - 24 4
Total 197 11 16 0 1 0 214 11
Career total 294 21 16 0 1 0 311 21

InternationalEdit

As of 15 November 2018[28]
National team Year App. Goals
Germany
2014 1 0
2015 9 0
2016 15 3
2017 10 0
2018 7 0
Total 42 3

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Germany's goal tally first.[28]
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 29 March 2016 Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany   Italy 3–0 4–1 Friendly
2. 11 November 2016 San Marino Stadium, Serravalle, San Marino   San Marino 3–0 8–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
3. 5–0

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017: List of players: Germany" (PDF). FIFA. 2 July 2017. p. 4. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 July 2017. Retrieved 21 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Jonas Hector". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
  3. ^ Krech, Eva-Maria; Stock, Eberhard; Hirschfeld, Ursula; Anders, Lutz Christian (2009). Deutsches Aussprachewörterbuch [German Pronunciation Dictionary] (in German). Berlin: Walter de Gruyter. pp. 573, 628. ISBN 978-3-11-018202-6.
  4. ^ Dudenredaktion; Kleiner, Stefan; Knöbl, Ralf (2015) [First published 1962]. Das Aussprachewörterbuch [The Pronunciation Dictionary] (in German) (7th ed.). Berlin: Dudenverlag. pp. 434, 487. ISBN 978-3-411-04067-4.
  5. ^ a b c d e f "Jonas Hector". kicker.de (in German). Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  6. ^ a b c d e "Jonas Hector". Deutscher Fußball-Bund (in German). Retrieved 30 March 2016.
  7. ^ "SpVgg Unterhaching 1:2 1. FC Köln". kicker (in German). 1 August 2012.
  8. ^ "1. FC Köln 4:0 1. FC Union Berlin". kicker (in German). Retrieved 30 March 2016.
  9. ^ "Spieler des Monats". 1. FC Köln (in German). Retrieved 30 March 2016.
  10. ^ "Der Gewinner und der Verlierer des Jahres 2015". Express (in German). 31 December 2015.
  11. ^ "Hamburg setzt auf Debütant Drmic". Sport1 (in German). 7 February 2016. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  12. ^ "Jonas Hector: No player blocked more crosses in the Bundesliga last season than Hector (20)". WhoScored.com. 13 July 2016. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  13. ^ Lumb, Tim (14 August 2016). "Jonas Hector gets new contract at FC Koln". Read Bundesliga. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  14. ^ Vegas, Paul (16 August 2016). "Liverpool boss Klopp rates Moreno ahead of Jonas Hector". Tribal Football. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  15. ^ "Jonas Hector bleibt beim FC". 1. FC Köln (in German). 23 April 2018. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  16. ^ "Cologne's Jonas Hector wins 2018 Goal of the Year". Bundesliga. 12 January 2019. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  17. ^ "Surprise pick Jonas Hector makes Germany squad". Deutsche Welle. 7 November 2014. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  18. ^ "Germany ease aside Gibraltar". UEFA. 14 November 2014. Retrieved 15 November 2014.
  19. ^ "Müller steht wie so oft richtig, Götze hält Wort". kicker.de (in German). 4 September 2015. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  20. ^ "Germany 4–1 Italy". BBC. 29 March 2016. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  21. ^ "Löw streicht Bellarabi, Brandt, Reus und Rudy". Deutscher Fußball-Bund (in German). 31 May 2016. Retrieved 1 June 2016.
  22. ^ "Germany beat Italy to reach Euro 2016 semi-finals after epic penalty shootout". 2 July 2016. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
  23. ^ "San Marino 0–8 Germany". BBC Sport. 11 November 2016. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  24. ^ Myson, Chris (17 May 2017). "Kroos, Muller and Ozil among stars left out of Germany's Confederations Cup squad". Goal. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
  25. ^ Mayer-Lodge, Chris (29 August 2018). "The curious case of Jonas Hector: Cologne's reluctant world-class stalwart". Bundesliga. Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  26. ^ "Mit Neuer, ohne Götze: Löws vorläufiger WM-Kader". kicker.de (in German). 15 May 2018. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  27. ^ "Germany announce final World Cup squad, with Manuel Neuer, without Leroy Sané". Deutsche Welle. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  28. ^ a b c d e "J.Hector". Soccerway. Retrieved 2 October 2016.

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