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Jonathan Tah
Tah with Bayer Leverkusen in 2019
Personal information
Full name Jonathan Glao Tah[1]
Date of birth (1996-02-11) 11 February 1996 (age 28)
Place of birth Hamburg, Germany
Height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)[2]
Position(s) Centre-back
Team 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)
2014–2015Fortuna Düsseldorf (loan) 23 (0)
2015– Bayer Leverkusen 258 (12)
International career
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 26 (0)
Medal record
Men's football
Representing  Germany
UEFA European Under-21 Championship
Runner-up 2019 Italy
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 03:19, 19 May 2024 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 00:07, 15 June 2024 (UTC)

Jonathan Glao Tah (German pronunciation: [ˈjoːnatan ˈtaː]; born 11 February 1996) is a German professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen and the Germany national team.

Early life[edit]

Tah was born in Hamburg, to an Ivorian father and a German mother.[3] He grew up in the Hamburg district of Altona.[4]

Club career[edit]

Tah started playing football at local clubs Altona 93 and SC Concordia before being snapped up by Hamburger SV. On 4 August 2013, Tah made his competitive debut for Hamburg in a DFB-Pokal match against SV Schott Jena.[5] He made his Bundesliga debut on 21 September 2013 in a 2-0 home loss against Werder Bremen.[6]

On 1 September 2014, he was loaned to Fortuna Düsseldorf for a year.[7]

Bayer Leverkusen[edit]

On 15 July 2015 he signed a five-year contract with Bayer Leverkusen for a fee of €7.5 million.[8] On 26 February 2018, Bayer Leverkusen announced the extension of Tah's contract with the club until 2023.[9]

He made his 100th Bundesliga appearance for the club on 10 March 2019.[10]

In September 2021, Tah signed a contract extension with the club until 2025.[11]

Tah was part of the Leverkusen side that won their first Bundesliga title ever during the 2023–24 season, clinching the league with a win against Werder Bremen on 14 April 2024.[12][13] On 3 May 2024, Tah was included in the Bundesliga team of the season along with five of his Leverkusen teammates.[14]

International career[edit]

After playing for the Germany youth sides from U16 to U21, Tah received his first call up to the senior Germany squad in March 2016 for friendlies against England and Italy.[15] He made his debut in the former, coming on at half-time for Mats Hummels in a 2–3 loss.[16] He was called up to replace Antonio Rüdiger at Euro 2016.[17]

Tah was not included in the Germany squads for the 2018 World Cup or the 2022 World Cup.[18]

Tah was named in Germany's squad for UEFA Euro 2024.[19]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 25 May 2024[20]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League DFB-Pokal Europe Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Hamburger SV 2013–14 Bundesliga 16 0 4 0 20 0
Fortuna Düsseldorf (loan) 2014–15 2. Bundesliga 23 0 0 0 23 0
Bayer Leverkusen 2015–16 Bundesliga 29 0 4 0 12[a] 0 45 0
2016–17 19 1 2 0 5[b] 0 26 1
2017–18 28 0 5 0 33 0
2018–19 33 3 2 0 3[c] 0 38 3
2019–20 25 0 5 0 9[d] 0 39 0
2020–21 27 1 1 0 7[c] 0 35 1
2021–22 33 2 1 0 8[c] 0 42 2
2022–23 33 1 0 0 14[e] 0 47 1
2023–24 31 4 6 2 11[c] 0 48 6
Total 258 12 26 2 69 0 353 14
Career total 297 12 30 2 69 0 396 14
  1. ^ Eight appearances in UEFA Champions League, four appearances in UEFA Europa League
  2. ^ Appearances in UEFA Champions League
  3. ^ a b c d Appearances in UEFA Europa League
  4. ^ Five appearances in UEFA Champions League, four appearances in UEFA Europa League
  5. ^ Six appearances in UEFA Champions League, eight appearances in UEFA Europa League

International[edit]

As of match played 14 June 2024[20]
National team Year Apps Goals
Germany
2016 4 0
2019 5 0
2020 4 0
2021 1 0
2022 2 0
2023 5 0
2024 5 0
Total 26 0

Honours[edit]

Bayer Leverkusen

Germany U21

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jonathan Tah at WorldFootball.net Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Jonathan Tah - Abwehr". bayer04.de.
  3. ^ "Jonathan Tah, Leverkusen's defensive 'battleship'". Bundesliga. Retrieved 12 June 2020.
  4. ^ Schiller, Kai; Weßling, Sebastian (6 September 2019). "Nationalspieler Jonathan Tah: "Bin zum Mann geworden"". Berliner Morgenpost (in German). Berliner Morgenpost GmbH (Funke Mediengruppe NRW GmbH & Co. KGaA). Retrieved 22 September 2020.
  5. ^ "Der HSV dank Rudnevs am Ende standesgemäß" (in German). Kicker. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  6. ^ Überblick, Alle Spiele im. "Fußball-Bundesliga: Nils Petersen verschärft die HSV-Krise". sueddeutsche.de (in German). ISSN 0174-4917. Retrieved 15 April 2016.
  7. ^ "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.
  8. ^ "Tah joins Bayer Leverkusen from Hamburg". Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  9. ^ "Jonathan Tah signs Bayer Leverkusen contract extension through 2022-23". 26 February 2018. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Kai Havertz rescues Bayer Leverkusen with late winner in Hannover". Bundesliga. 11 March 2019. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  11. ^ "Leverkusen confirm that Tah's release clause has expired". Bundesliga News. 11 July 2023. Retrieved 13 November 2023.
  12. ^ Whelan, Padraig (14 April 2024). "🚨 Bayer Leverkusen crowned German champions for first time 🏆". OneFootball. Retrieved 14 April 2024.
  13. ^ "Bayer Leverkusen beat Werder Bremen to win the Bundesliga!". bundesliga.com. 14 April 2024.
  14. ^ a b "Bundesliga Team of the Season 2023/24 by EA FC 24!". Bundesliga. 3 May 2024. Retrieved 3 May 2024.
  15. ^ "Löw calls up Leverkusen's Tah for England and Italy games". bundesliga.com. 18 March 2016. Retrieved 21 March 2016.
  16. ^ "Germany squander 2-0 lead against England". dfb.de. German Football Association. 26 March 2016. Retrieved 27 March 2016.
  17. ^ "Löw calls up Tah to replace Rüdiger". dfb.de. German Football Association. 8 June 2016. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  18. ^ "BREAKING: Leroy Sané among cuts from Die Mannschaft". Bavarian Football Works. 4 June 2018. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  19. ^ "UEFA Euro 2024: All squads and players full list". Olympics.com. 7 June 2024. Retrieved 7 June 2024.
  20. ^ a b "Jonathan Tah Socceway Profile". Soccerway. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  21. ^ "Bayer Leverkusen are 2023/24 Bundesliga champions!". Bundesliga. 15 April 2024. Retrieved 15 April 2024.
  22. ^ "U 21 VERPASST GEGEN SPANIEN DRITTEN EM-TITEL" (in German). The DBF Website. 30 June 2019. Retrieved 4 August 2019.
  23. ^ "Fritz-Walter-Medaille in Gold für Bremer, Tah und Passlack" (in German). German Football Association. 30 July 2015. Retrieved 30 July 2015.
  24. ^ "UEFA Europa League Squad of the Season". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 26 August 2020. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
  25. ^ "2022/23 UEFA Europa League Team of the Season". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 4 June 2023. Retrieved 4 June 2023.
  26. ^ "2023/24 UEFA Europa League Team of the Season". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 24 May 2024. Retrieved 24 May 2024.
  27. ^ "Florian Wirtz ist VDV-Spieler der Saison" (in German). VDV. 27 May 2024. Retrieved 27 May 2024.

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