Marcell Jansen

  • Born: (M├Ânchengladbach, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany [now Germany])

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 J├╝rgen 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.

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