Marcell Jansen is a German former footballer and current president of Hamburger SV. He was well known for his accurate crossing and pace, despite his tall stature. A versatile player, he played primarily as a full back or wing back on the left flank, but could also play as a left-winger or even as a striker.
After appearing in further internationals for Germany, Jansen was subsequently named in the final 23-man German squad for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. He initially started out as first-choice on the left with usual left back Philipp Lahm being moved to right back to accommodate him. After some below-par performances prior to the tournament, manager Jürgen Klinsmann benched him and put Lahm in at left back again. With Lahm in good form, Jansen was restricted to only one appearance throughout the tournament, Germany's bronze medal-winning match against Portugal.