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Arne Friedrich
Arne Friedrich - Hertha BSC Berlin (1).jpg
Personal information
Full name Arne Friedrich
Date of birth 29 May 1979 (1979-05-29) (age 30)
Place of birth Bad Oeynhausen, West Germany
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Central defender / Right back
Club information
Current club Hertha BSC
Number 3
Youth career
1985–1987 FC Bad Oeynhausen
1987–1992 TuS Lohe
1992–1995 Herford
1995–1999 Gütersloh
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2000 Verl 31 (0)
2000–2002 Arminia Bielefeld 47 (1)
2002– Hertha BSC 223 (14)
National team
2000–2001 Germany U-21 5 (0)
2002– Germany 69 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 March 2010.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 October 2009 (UTC)

Arne Friedrich (German pronunciation: [ˈaɐ̯nə ˈfʁiːdʁɪç], born 29 May 1979) is a German football defender, who plays for Hertha BSC and the German national team.

As of September 2009, the Hertha BSC captain has represented his country on 67 occasions, his debut coming in the 2–2 draw against Bulgaria in Sofia, on 21 August 2002.

He was included in the 23-man squad in 2006 World Cup, where Germany finished third. Friedrich started almost every game and was very instrumental in getting Germany to the Third Place match. He is a very versatile player, playing full back, center back, and occasionally a more midfield position. He was also called up to Germany's Euro 2008 squad.

Arne Friedrich is a very reliable defender and can cause problems in striking powers as he is one of the fastest defenders in the Bundesliga.

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Club career

In the 2000–01 season Arne Friedrich signed his first professional contract. Hermann Gerland, head coach of Arminia Bielefeld at the time, scouted Friedrich while playing for Regionalliga club Verl. Because of his convincing performance, Gerland decided to bring Friedrich to Bielefeld, where he immediately became a regular starter.

For two years Friedrich played for Bielefeld in the 2. Bundesliga. In 2002, he accepted an offer from Hertha BSC. With the Berlin club, Friedrich won the DFB-Ligapokal that year, defeating Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, and Schalke 04.

In 2004–05, Falko Götz named Friedrich captain, a role he continues to play today. So far, he has renewed his contract with Hertha twice. His current contract runs until 2012 with a performanced-based option for an additional year.

International career

Friedrich played a total of five games for the German U-21 team, and once for the the B-team known as "Team 2006".

On 21 August 2002, Friedrich made his debut for the senior team against Bulgaria. His fist major tournament for the national team was Euro 2004 where he appeared in all three group matches before the German team was eliminated. On 21 December 2004, Friedrich captained Germany to a 5–1 friendly win over Thailand in Bangkok. He has captained the team three more time since.

In 2005, Germany took part in the Confederations Cup, as World Cup hosts. Friedrich took turns with Andreas Hinkel on the right wing back position. The following year, he was part of the 23-man squad for the 2006 World Cup. Except the match for third place, which he missed because of an injury, Friedrich started all of Germany's games.

At Euro 2008, Friedrich was once again part of the German team, but was initially intended as a substitute. Following an injury to Marcel Jansen, he started the final group match and all three knock-out stage matches. The quarter-final was one Friedrich's best international matches with successfully shutting down Portuguese star Christiano Ronaldo.

In March 2009, Germany coach Joachim Löw explained that he now planned Friedrich as a centre back instead of the unpopular right wing back position. As of 5 September 2009, when he earned his 67th international cap, Friedrich is the most-capped German international to have never scored.

Career statistics

As of 18 April 2009.
All-Time Club Performance
Club Season Domestic League Domestic Cup European Competition Total
App Goals App Goals App  Goals App Goals
Arminia Bielefeld 2000-01 25 1 2 0 - - 27 1
2001-02 22 0 2 0 - - 24 0
Total 47 1 4 0 - - 51 1
Hertha BSC 2002-03 33 5 1 0 8 0 42 5
2003-04 30 2 3 1 2 0 35 3
2004-05 25 3 0 0 - - 25 3
2005-06 31 1 3 1 8 0 42 2
2006-07 26 2 4 0 4 0 34 2
2007-08 30 0 2 0 0 0 32 0
2008-09 25 0 1 0 4 0 30 0
Total 200 13 14 2 26 0 238 15
Career Totals 247 14 18 2 26 0 289 16

Honours

Hertha BSC

2002
2006

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Simple English

Arne Friedrich
File:Arne Friedrich - Hertha BSC Berlin (1).jpg
Personal information
Full name Arne Friedrich
Date of birth 29 May 1979 (1979-05-29) (age 31)
Place of birth    Bad Oeynhausen, West Germany
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current club Hertha Berlin
Number 3
Senior clubs
Years Club
2000-2002
2002-
Arminia Bielefeld
Hertha Berlin
National team
2002-2009 Germany

Arne Friedrich (born May 29, 1979) is a German football player His team at the moment is Hertha Berlin. In the Germany national team he made 64 matches and no goals.

Club career statistics

Club Performance League CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
GermanyLeague DFB-Pokal EuropeTotal
2000/01Arminia Bielefeld2. Bundesliga25120-271
2001/0222020-240
2002/03Hertha BerlinBundesliga3351080425
2003/043023120353
2004/0525300-253
2005/063113180422
2006/072624040342
2007/083002000320
2008/092501040300
2009/10
CountryGermany 2471418226029116
Total 2471418226029116

International career statistics

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Germany national team
YearAppsGoals
200240
2003100
2004100
200580
2006160
200770
200890
200950
Total690

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