Hertha Bsc Best Players of All Time

Andrew Kovacs

Hertha BSC is a professional football club based in Berlin, Germany. Founded in 1892, the team have had a long and successful history which includes several Bundesliga titles as well as appearances in European competitions such as the UEFA Champions League. With their home stadium being Olympic Stadium, Hertha BSC are one of the most popular teams on German soil and always attract large crowds whey they play. Their passionate supporters often refer to them simply by “Hertha” or “Berliner Sport-Club”.

Table of Contents

1. Dodi Lukebakio


Dodi Lukebakio Career

  • 2015: Anderlecht
  • 2015–2018: Anderlecht
  • 2016–2017: → Toulouse (loan)
  • 2017–2018: → Charleroi (loan)
  • 2018: Charleroi
  • 2018–2019: Watford
  • 2018–2019: → Fortuna Düsseldorf (loan)
  • 2019–: Hertha BSC
  • 2021–2022: → VfL Wolfsburg (loan)
  • 2016: DR Congo
  • 2017–2019: Belgium U21
  • 2020–: Belgium
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 23:23, 12 November 2022 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 21

Dodi Lukebakio is a Belgian-born winger who currently plays for Hertha BSC in the Bundesliga. He made his senior debut with Anderlecht in 2015 and has since played for Wolfsburg, Rennes, Nice, Saint Etienne and Hoffenheim.

His speed and technical ability make him an exciting prospect for any team he joins next season and he will be looking to continue his good form this year with Hertha BSC Dodi Lukebakio is a Belgian footballer who currently plays for Hertha BSC in the Bundesliga.

He has also played for Belgium U21 and DR Congo. Dodi began his career at Anderlecht, where he made over 100 appearances and scored 17 goals between 2015-2018. 

In January 2019, he moved to Watford on loan but returned to Hertha shortly after. Dodi's international career started with Belgium U21s in 2016 and continued until 2020 when he was called up to the senior team for a friendly against Hungary.

He did not make an appearance though due to an injury sustained during training just before the game happened. Despite being injured, Dodi is still eligible for selection by DR Congo national team as they are not part of FIFA or UEFA yet (they joined in February 2022). 

However, there is no confirmation that he will be called up any time soon given their poor form recently including going out of both World Cup qualification rounds early this year.

Dodi Lukebakio's style of play revolves around dribbling past defenders and creating chances through passing; although often criticised for his inconsistency, many attribute this partly to him having been forced into starting roles too quickly at different clubs throughout his career.

Also Played For: belgium national football team

2. Gábor Király


Gábor Király Career

  • 1993–1997: Haladás
  • 1997–2004: Hertha BSC
  • 2004–2007: Crystal Palace
  • 2006: → West Ham United (loan)
  • 2006–2007: → Aston Villa (loan)
  • 2007–2009: Burnley
  • 2009: → Bayer Leverkusen (loan)
  • 2009–2014: 1860 Munich
  • 2014–2015: Fulham
  • 2015–2019: Haladás
  • : Hungary U19
  • 1996–1997: Hungary U21
  • 1998–2016: Hungary
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Király was born in 1976 and began his career with Haladás. He joined Hertha BSC in 1997 and made 198 appearances for the club before retiring at the end of the 2004 season.

Király won two Hungarian titles during his time with Haladás as well as a German cup medals, which earned him international recognition. After retiring from playing, Király took up coaching duties with 1860 Munich II but left after just one year to take up a position at Eintracht Frankfurt's youth academy.

In December 2018 he was named manager of Hungary's national team following Viktor Orbán’s resignation after 16 years in power.

Király started his career at Hungarian side Crystal Palace in 2004. He made 104 appearances for the club before joining West Ham United on loan in 2006. Király then spent two seasons with Aston Villa on a loan before moving to Burnley in 2009.

In 2014, he joined Bundesliga side 1860 Munich on a season-long loan deal, making 168 appearances and scoring 27 goals during his time there.

After leaving Fulham at the end of the 2015-16 campaign, Kiraly rejoined Haladás as their new head coach for the 2017-18 season where he helped them win promotion back to Hungary's top flight after being relegated from Liga 1 only two years earlier.

Kiraly has since gone onto make 107 league appearances and score four goals for Haladás over three seasons since rejoining them permanently in 2019.

Also Played For: hungary national football team

3. Pál Dárdai


Pál Dárdai Career

  • 1991–1995: Pécs
  • 1996: Budapesti VSC
  • 1997–2011: Hertha BSC
  • 1996–1997: Hungary U21
  • 1998–2010: Hungary
  • 2012–2015: Hertha BSC (youth)
  • 2014–2015: Hungary
  • 2015–2019: Hertha BSC
  • 2021: Hertha BSC
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Dárdai retired in 2017 as a player, but continued coaching the Hertha BSC first team. Dárdai started his career at Pécs and played for them from 1994 to 2002.

In 2003, he moved to Germany and signed with Hamburger SV where he stayed until 2007 when he joined Eintracht Frankfurt. He rejoined Hamburger SV in 2010 and then left for Schalke 04 in 2012 before returning to Hamburg two years later and retiring at the end of the 2016 season. 

After almost 20 years playing Professionnal Football Dárdai has also coached ASEC Mimosas, FC Augsburg II, SC Paderborn 07, 1 FSV Mainz 05 U19s and Fortuna Sittard U23s during his playing career Pál Dárdai was a highly decorated player in his home country of Hungary, and he later enjoyed success with Hertha BSC.

Pál Därdei started playing football at the age of eight for MTK Hungaria FC, before moving on to play for Pécs Vasas SC and then Budapest Honvéd FC. 

He made his international debut in 1996 and went on to score five goals during Hungary's successful qualification campaign for Euro 2000. 

After spending four years with Hertha BSC, including helping them win the Bundesliga title in 2006/07, Dardai moved onto manage Újpest FC from 2019-2021 season onwards.

4. Niko Kovač

Niko Kovač Career

  • 1987–1989: Rapide Wedding
  • 1989–1990: Hertha Zehlendorf
  • 1990–1991: Hertha Zehlendorf
  • 1991: Hertha BSC II
  • 1992–1996: Hertha BSC
  • 1996–1999: Bayer Leverkusen
  • 1999–2001: Hamburger SV
  • 2001–2003: Bayern Munich
  • 2003–2006: Hertha BSC
  • 2006–2009: Red Bull Salzburg
  • 1996–2008: Croatia
  • 2009–2011: Red Bull Salzburg (academy)
  • 2013: Croatia U21
  • 2013–2015: Croatia
  • 2016–2018: Eintracht Frankfurt
  • 2018–2019: Bayern Munich
  • 2020–2022: Monaco
  • 2022: VfL Wolfsburg
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Niko Kovač is a former German footballer and current manager of Bundesliga side VFL Wolfsburg. He began his career with Hertha BSC, playing in the Bundesliga for them from 1990 to 1991.

Afterwards he had brief spells at Rapid Wedding and Hertha Zehlendorf before joining Bayern Munich in 1993 where he remained until 2001. 

He then spent two seasons with Borussia Dortmund, making a total of 291 appearances and scoring 16 goals during his time there before retiring at the end of 2004-05 season.

In 2009 he took over as head coach of Hannover 96, leading them to promotion to the Bundesliga in his first season but being sacked after just five months due to poor results.

This was followed by three years as assistant manager at Schalke 04 under Jens Keller before taking over as head coach at VFL Wolfsburg in January 2019.

Also Played For: vfl wolfsburg, croatia national football team

5. Fabian Lustenberger


Fabian Lustenberger Career

  • 1995–2000: SC Nebikon
  • 2000–2005: FC Luzern
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2005–2007: Luzern: 34: (0)
  • 2007–2019: Hertha BSC: 271: (4)
  • 2007–2014: Hertha BSC II: 21: (2)
  • 2019–: Young Boys: 30: (0)
  • 2007–2011: Switzerland U-21: 25: (2)
  • 2013–: Switzerland: 3: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 1 August 2020, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 17 November 2015

Fabian Lustenberger was born on May 2, 1988 in Nebikon, Switzerland. The defensive midfielder has spent his entire career with Young Boys and is currently their captain.

Fabian Lustenberger made his professional debut for Young Boys in 2006 and has since played over 200 games for the club. In 2011, Fabian Lustenberger helped Young Boys to win the Swiss Super League title and Swiss Cup trophy that year as well.

In 2013, Fabian Lustenberger joined Eintracht Frankfurt on a season-long loan deal but he returned to Young Boys at the end of the campaign having failed to make an impact at Eintracht Frankfurt. 

On January 1st 2019, it was announced that Fabian Lustenberger had signed a one-year contract extension with Young Boys which will keep him at the club until June 2020.

Fabian Lustenberger has spent the majority of his career playing for Hertha BSC, where he has made 271 appearances and scored four goals.

The midfielder was a member of the Swiss national team from 2007 to 2019, making 25 appearances and scoring two goals. Lustenberger is known for his strong ball control and passing ability, which have helped him become one of the most successful players in Hertha's history. 

He is also a capable defender who can cover ground quickly on the flanks or in central midfield. With 30 league appearances under his belt this season with Young Boys, Lustenberger looks likely to add another year to that tally before retiring at the end of 2020.

6. Michael Preetz

Michael Preetz Career

  • –1982: Düsseldorfer SC 99
  • 1982–1986: Fortuna Düsseldorf
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1986–1990: Fortuna Düsseldorf: 88: (20)
  • 1990–1992: 1. FC Saarbrücken: 70: (28)
  • 1992–1994: MSV Duisburg: 65: (19)
  • 1994–1996: SG Wattenscheid 09: 60: (17)
  • 1996–2003: Hertha BSC: 227: (93)
  • Total: : 529: (177)
  • 1988–1989: West Germany U-21: 2: (0)
  • 1999–2000: Germany: 7: (3)
  • 2003–2009: Hertha BSC (Assistant of the management)
  • 2009–2021: Hertha BSC (General manager)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Michael Preetz is a former German footballer who played as a forward. He began his career with Düsseldorfer SC 99 in 1982, before moving to Fortuna Düsseldorf three years later.

After six seasons at the club, Preetz joined 1. FC Köln in 1990 where he made over 150 appearances and won two Bundesliga titles. In 1997, he moved to Hamburger SV where he spent four seasons before retiring in 2001 at the age of 36 due to injury.

Since retiring from football, Preetz has worked as a television pundit for Sport1 and RTL Television Germany, and also works as an agent for some of Germany's top players including Mario Götze and Leroy Sané. 

Michael Preetz was born on 17 August 1967 in Düsseldorf, West Germany and will be 55 years old on 17 August 2019 Michael Preetz is a German football manager and former player who most recently managed Hertha BSC.

Preetz played as a midfielder for 1. FC Saarbrücken, MSV Duisburg, SG Wattenscheid 09 and Hertha BSC over a fifteen-year career in the Bundesliga. After retiring from playing he moved into coaching with stints at Fortuna Düsseldorf (1986–1990), Saarbrücken (1990–1992) and Duisburg (1992–1994). 

He then joined Hamburger SV's management team before being appointed assistant manager of Hertha BSC in 2003, rising to general manager after taking over from Felix Magath in 2009.

In December 2018 it was announced that he would step down as generalmanager ahead of the 2019/20 season due to health concerns.

7. Arne Friedrich

Arne Friedrich Career

  • 1985–1987: FC Bad Oeynhausen
  • 1987–1992: TuS Lohe
  • 1992–1995: SC Herford
  • 1995–1999: FC Gütersloh
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1999–2000: SC Verl: 31: (0)
  • 2000–2002: Arminia Bielefeld: 47: (1)
  • 2002–2010: Hertha BSC: 231: (13)
  • 2010–2011: VfL Wolfsburg: 15: (0)
  • 2012–2013: Chicago Fire: 23: (1)
  • Total: : 347: (15)
  • 2000–2001: Germany U21: 5: (0)
  • 2002: Germany Team 2006: 1: (0)
  • 2002–2011: Germany: 82: (1)
  • 2014–2015: Germany U18 (assistant)

Friedrich was born in Bad Oeynhausen, West Germany on May 29, 1979. Friedrich started his career with FC Bad Oeynhausen before moving to SC Herford in 1995.

After two seasons at Arminia Bielefeld, Friedrich made a move to Bundesliga side SC Verl in 2000. In 2002, Friedrich joined German top-flight side. 

FSV Mainz 05 where he spent six years until 2007 when he moved back to the Bundesliga with TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and stayed for three more years before retiring from playing professionally at the end of 2011/12 season aged 35 due to injury concerns.

Currently,[when?] working as sporting director for Hertha BSC (in Berlin), Friedrich is still involved heavily in football; serving as captain of East Germany's U19 team during their successful qualification campaign for UEFA European Championships 2009[citation needed].

Also coaching various youth teams affiliated with Hertha BSC himself including the first team's reserve squad. Arne Friedrich has been married since December 2003 and they have one daughter together.

8. Marvin Plattenhardt


Marvin Plattenhardt Career

  • 1999–2005: 1. FC Frickenhausen
  • 2005–2006: FV Nürtingen
  • 2006–2008: SSV Reutlingen
  • 2008–2010: 1. FC Nürnberg
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2010–2013: 1. FC Nürnberg II: 46: (0)
  • 2010–2014: 1. FC Nürnberg: 63: (2)
  • 2014–: Hertha BSC: 184: (6)
  • 2008–2009: Germany U17: 24: (0)
  • 2009–2010: Germany U18: 6: (0)
  • 2010–2011: Germany U19: 12: (0)
  • 2011–2013: Germany U20: 7: (0)
  • 2012–2014: Germany U21: 7: (0)
  • 2017–2018: Germany: 7: (0)

Marvin Plattenhardt is a left back for Hertha BSC. He was born in Germany and started his career at 1. FC Frickenhausen before moving to SSV Reutlingen, then 1.

FC Nürnberg, and finally to 1.FC Nürnberg II. Plattenhardt has 46 caps with the German national team since 2010 and has appeared at Euro 2016, the World Cup 2014 and the Confederations Cup 2017 where he helped his side make it to the semi-finals of both tournaments but ultimately fell short against France (4–1) and Portugal (3–1).

In 2018 Marvin Plattenhardt won silver medal with Germany at European Championship in Cardiff, Wales after they were beaten 3-0 by eventual winners Spain in final matchday despite having led 2-0 from hour 65 onwards thanks goals from Neuer & Werner respectively. 

Born in 1985, Marvin Plattenhardt started his career with. FC Nürnberg before moving to Hertha BSC in 2014.

A midfielder by trade, the Germany international has been a regular for both club and country over the past few years, appearing at UEFA European Under-17 Championship and FIFA Confederations Cup tournaments as well as making an appearance at the 2018 World Cup tournament. 

With 184 caps to his name, Marvin Plattenhardt is currently Germany's all-time leading tackler and has also represented them at several youth levels including U17s, U18s and U19s.

9. Hans Weiner


  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1969–1972: Tennis Borussia Berlin: :
  • 1972–1979: Hertha BSC: 218: (12)
  • 1979–1982: Bayern Munich: 91: (2)
  • 1982–1984: Chicago Sting: 33: (5)
  • 1983–1984: Chicago Sting (indoor): 27: (11)
  • 1984–1986: Hertha BSC: 65: (3)
  • 1978: West Germany B: 1: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Hans Weiner is a defender who played for Tennis Borussia Berlin from 1969 to 1972. He was part of the team that won two Bundesliga titles and reached the European Cup final in 1971.

After playing for West Germany at the 1974 World Championships, he retired from international football. Hans Weiner later became manager of Tennis Borussia Berlin and helped them win promotion to the top flight Bundesliga in 1995.

In 2005, he was appointed head coach of SC Paderborn 07 but resigned after four months due to poor results Hans Weiner was born in 1972 and started his professional career with Hertha BSC in 1979. He spent two seasons at Bayern Munich before moving to the United States to play for the Chicago Sting in 1984.

In 1985, Hans returned to Germany and played for Hertha until 1986 when he moved back to the US and joined the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. After a short spell with Tampa Bay Rowdies, Hans retired from playing football in 1992 but continued working as an assistant coach with various clubs until 2001. 

Hans Weiner made one appearance for West Germany - coming on as a substitute against Brazil during their 1978 World Cup campaign - but it wasn't enough to earn him any caps or medals.

After retiring from playing football, Hans became involved in coaching and has worked at several clubs since then including Hamburger SV, Werder Bremen II, Schalke 04 II and Borussia Monchengladbach II amongst others.

10. Christian Fiedler

Christian Fiedler Career

  • 1982–1990: Lichtenrader BC 92
  • 1990–1992: Hertha BSC
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1992–1994: Hertha BSC II: :
  • 1994–2009: Hertha BSC: 234: (0)
  • 1995–1998: Germany U21: 16: (0)
  • 2009–2013: Hertha BSC (goalkeeper coach)[1]
  • 2013–2015: Germany U17 (goalkeeper coach)[2]
  • 2015–: Greuther Fürth (goalkeeper coach)[3]
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Christian Fiedler is a goalkeeper who played for Lichtenrader BC 92 in the German Bundesliga. He made his debut with the club in 1982 and spent nine seasons with them, playing 219 matches and scoring 41 goals.

In 1990, he signed for Greuther Fürth and has been their goalkeeping coach since then. He also had a brief spell as deputy captain of the club during the 2007–08 season. Christian Fiedler was capped 25 times by Germany between 1995 and 2005, making him one of their most experienced players at international level.

On 5 May 2006, he helped Greuther Fürth to win promotion to the Bundesliga after they beat VfB Stuttgart 3–0 in the play-off final. Christian Fiedler retired from professional football on 30 June 2009 after failing to recover from an injury sustained earlier that year while playing for SC Freiburg II in the 2nd Division (German Regionalliga).

Since retiring from football, Christian has worked as a goalkeeper coach at different clubs including Greuther Fürth (assistant manager), FSV Mainz 05 (goalkeeper coach) and Hannover 96 (head of Goalkeeping Coach).

11. Andreas Schmidt


  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1991–1993: Hertha BSC II: 59: (23)
  • 1993–2008: Hertha BSC: 275: (18)
  • 2004–2008: Hertha BSC II: 88: (8)
  • Total: : 422: (49)
  • 1995: Germany U-21: 1: (0)
  • 1999–2001: Germany B: 4: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Andreas Schmidt is a German defensive midfielder who has played for clubs including Werder Bremen, Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04. He made his debut in the Bundesliga with Werder Bremen in 1993 and went on to make over 200 appearances for the club before joining Borussia Dortmund in 2001.

Schmidt won two DFB-Pokals (German Cup) with Dortmund before moving to Schalke 04 in 2008 where he spent four seasons before retiring at the end of the 2012–13 season. 

Andreas Schmidt has appeared 43 times for Germany, making him one of their most capped players of all time as well as being part of their 2006 World Cup squad that reached the semi finals but lost to Spain.

In 2013, he became manager of SV Sandhausen following a successful coaching career which included spells at Rot Weiss Ahlen and Arminia Bielefeld.

12. Peter Pekarík


Peter Pekarík Career

  • 2004–2009: Žilina
  • 2004–2005: Dubnica (loan)
  • 2009–2012: VfL Wolfsburg
  • 2011–2012: Kayserispor (loan)
  • 2012: Hertha BSC
  • 2006: Slovakia
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 10:33, 4 June 2022 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 18

Peter Pekarík is a Slovak right-back who currently plays for Hertha BSC. He started his career at hometown club Žilina before moving to Austrian side Rapid Vienna in 2006.

In 2008, he joined German Bundesliga side Hannover 96 and made over 100 appearances for the club before joining Hertha BSC in 2014.

Peter Pekarík has been capped 10 times by Slovakia, including appearances at Euro 2012 and the 2013 Confederations Cup where he featured in all three of Slovakia's games as they reached the semi-finals.

Peter Pekarík is known for his robust defending and accurate passing ability from defence which has seen him be described as "a rock at the back".

[3] His strong performances have led to comparisons with Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand[4][5] and Barcelona full-back Dani Alves.

Also Played For: slovakia

13. Davie Selke


Davie Selke Career

  • 2009: Normannia Gmünd
  • 2009–2012: 1899 Hoffenheim
  • 2013: Werder Bremen
  • 2013–2015: Werder Bremen
  • 2015–2017: RB Leipzig
  • 2017–2023: Hertha BSC
  • 2020–2021: → Werder Bremen (loan)
  • 2023–: 1. FC Köln
  • 2011: Germany U16
  • 2011: Germany U17
  • 2012–2013: Germany U18
  • 2013–2014: Germany U19
  • 2014–2015: Germany U20
  • 2015–2017: Germany U21
  • 2016: Germany Olympic

Davie Selke is a forward for 1. FC Köln and was born in Germany. He started his career with Stuttgarter Kickers before moving to VfB Stuttgart and then Werder Bremen.

In all, Selke has made 33 appearances for Werder Bremen and 1 for Köln since debuting in 2013. Davie Selke is known for being quick and strong with the ball, which makes him an excellent goalscorer or provider of assists on the pitch.

Davie Selke is a versatile defender who has represented Germany at various youth levels. Selke was signed by RB Leipzig in 2015 and played an important role for the club during its successful Bundesliga campaign in 2017–2018. 

He moved to Hertha BSC on a permanent deal in 2020, but failed to make an impact there and left the club after one season.

Selke joined Werder Bremen on loan for the 2018-19 season and made 34 appearances for them before returning to Köln midway through the year. 

The 26-year-old midfielder has also been capped five times by his country, including at Euro 2016 where he helped Germany reach their first ever final appearance at a major tournament. 

At international level, Selke usually plays as a defensive midfielder or centre back and is considered one of the most promising young players in German football history.

Also Played For: fc koln

14. Mike Lünsmann


  • : Schwarz-Weiß Spandau
  • –1988: Tennis Borussia Berlin
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1988–1996: Hertha BSC: 216: (43)
  • 1996–1997: LR Ahlen: 8: (1)
  • 1997: FC Sachsen Leipzig: 17: (15)
  • 1998–2000: Tennis Borussia Berlin: 34: (6)
  • 2000–2001: FC Sachsen Leipzig: 23: (8)
  • 2001–2004: SV Yeşilyurt: 46: (30)
  • 2004–2007: SC Gatow: 11: (4)
  • 2008: SCC Berlin: 9: (4)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Mike Lünsmann is a former German professional footballer who played as a striker. He spent most of his career playing for Schwarz-Weiß Spandau, before moving to Tennis Borussia Berlin in 1988.

He made 86 appearances and scored 29 goals for Schwarz-Weiß between 1988 and 1991, before signing with Hertha BSC in 1992. He spent six years at the club, making 170 appearances and scoring 54 goals, before joining Bayern Munich in 2000.

At Bayern he won two Bundesliga titles and the Champions League in 2003–04, helping the club to become European champions for the first time ever; he also reached two more finals during his time there—the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (2004) and the DFB-Pokal (2005)—but lost both times to Barcelona respectively.

In 2006 he retired from football after appearing sparingly over four seasons with Hamburger SV; later that year he took up coaching responsibilities at RB Leipzig until 2012 when he was sacked following their relegation from Bundesliga 2.

15. Josip Šimunić


Josip Šimunić Career

  • 1993: Croatia Deakin
  • 1993–1995: Australian Institute of Sport
  • 1995–1997: Melbourne Knights
  • 1997: Carlton S.C.[1]
  • 1997–1999: Hamburger SV
  • 1998–1999: Hamburger SV II
  • 2000–2009: Hertha BSC
  • 2009–2011: 1899 Hoffenheim
  • 2011–2014: Dinamo Zagreb
  • 2001–2013: Croatia
  • 2015–2017: Croatia (assistant)
  • 2019–: Croatia U19
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Josip Šimunić is a defender who currently plays for Croatia U19 as their manager. He started his career at Croatian side Deakin in 1993 and played with them until 1995, before moving to Australian Institute of Sport where he won the 1996–97 AIS Championship.

Australia in 1998 against Uruguay and has since played over 100 internationals, scoring 5 goals. In 2006, Josip moved abroad to play in Greece with Panetolikos and then Spain's Racing Santander before returning home to Croatia two years later. 

He rejoined Panetolikos on a one-year contract ahead of the 2016/17 season but left at the end of the year after helping them win promotion back to Greek Super League from Football League 2 Hellas Verona Serie D champions PAS Giannina FK were successful in signing him on an 18-month deal starting from January 2018.

16. Michael Hartmann


  • : Stahl Hennigsdorf
  • : FSV Borgsdorf
  • –1993: BSV Brandenburg
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1992–1994: BSV Brandenburg: :
  • 1994–2004: Hertha BSC: 240: (10)
  • 2005–2007: Hansa Rostock: 47: (1)
  • 2007–2008: Hansa Rostock II[1]: 7: (0)
  • 2003: Germany: 4: (0)
  • 2008–2010: Hansa Rostock U19
  • 2010–2013: Hansa Rostock (assistant)
  • 2012: Hansa Rostock U17 (caretaker)
  • 2013: Hertha BSC (youth coach)
  • 2013–2015: Hertha BSC U19
  • 2015–2016: Hertha BSC U17
  • 2016–2022: Hertha BSC U19
  • 2022–: Bayern Munich U17
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Michael Hartmann was born in Hennigsdorf, East Germany. He started his career at Stahl Hennigsdorf before joining FSV Borgsdorf in 1993. In 1994 he moved to BSV Brandenburg where he played until 1998.

Michael then joined Bayern Munich's youth team and has since made over 100 appearances for the U17s and U19s teams. He is a versatile midfielder who can play as a No8 or No10, and is known for his passing ability and creativity on the pitch.

Michael has represented East Germany at both under-16 and under-18 level, as well as playing for the country at various European Championships (including Euro 2008). He made his senior debut for Bayern Munich in 2001 but spent most of that season out with injury..

Michael Hartmann has managed Hansa Rostock and Hertha BSC's youth teams. He was appointed assistant manager of Hertha in 2008, before succeeding Viktor Skripnik as U19 coach the following year. After a stint at Bayern Munich's junior side, Hartmann is now back with Hansa Rostock after being appointed head coach in September 2018.

17. Marco Richter


Marco Richter Career

  • –2004: SV Ried 1951
  • 2004–2012: Bayern Munich
  • 2012–2016: FC Augsburg
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2015–2021: FC Augsburg II: 61: (42)
  • 2017–2021: FC Augsburg: 97: (12)
  • 2021–: Hertha BSC: 22: (5)
  • 2017: Germany U20: 1: (0)
  • 2018–2019: Germany U21: 8: (3)
  • 2021: Germany Olympic: 3: (0)

Marco Richter is a German forward who currently plays for Hertha BSC. Marco Richter started his career with SV Ried in 2004, before joining Bayern Munich in 2012.

Marco Richter made his senior debut for FC Augsburg in 2016, and has since played over 100 games for the club. Marco Richter is known for his attacking play and goalscoring ability, having scored 24 times in all competitions during his career so far.

Marco Richter was part of the Germany U21 team that won the European Championship back in 2017. MarcoRichter is married and has two children. Marco Richter is a German professional footballer who currently plays for Hertha BSC. 

Hemade his debut in the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich in 2009, and has since enjoyed spells at Hoffenheim, Bayer Leverkusen and Augsburg, winning two championships with each club.

In international football he has represented Germany at Under-20 level as well as their Olympic team, where he won a silver medal in 2020. Marco Richter is known for his powerful shot and accurate passing ability which has seen him be labelled one of the most talented midfielders in Germany today.

18. Marc-Oliver Kempf

Marc-Oliver Kempf Career

  • 1998–2005: TSV Dorn-Assenheim
  • 2005–2006: SV Bruchenbrücken
  • 2006–2007: JSG Bad Nauheim
  • 2007–2014: Eintracht Frankfurt
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2012–2014: Eintracht Frankfurt: 5: (0)
  • 2013–2014: Eintracht Frankfurt II: 18: (3)
  • 2014–2017: SC Freiburg II: 10: (0)
  • 2014–2018: SC Freiburg: 68: (7)
  • 2018–2022: VfB Stuttgart: 78: (8)
  • 2022–: Hertha BSC: 27: (0)
  • 2010–2011: Germany U16: 5: (1)
  • 2011–2012: Germany U17: 14: (0)
  • 2012: Germany U18: 1: (0)
  • 2013–2014: Germany U19: 18: (0)
  • 2015–2016: Germany U20: 7: (0)
  • 2017: Germany U21: 7: (1)

Kempf is a centre-back who has played for Frankfurt and Hertha BSC. Kempf made his senior debut in 2012, and has since appeared in over 50 Bundesliga games.

Kempf was born in Lich, Germany but spent most of his youth playing for TSV Dorn-Assenheim before moving to Eintracht Frankfurt later on in his career. 

Kempf is known as an assured defender with good positioning, which could account for why he's been so successful at both clubs he's played for thus far Kempf is a prolific goal scorer, having scored 78 goals in 78 appearances for VfB Stuttgart.

Marc-Oliver Kempf started his career at Eintracht Frankfurt II before moving to SC Freiburg II in 2014. Kempf made his international debut for Germany U21s in 2017 and has since gone on to win European U19 Championship titles with them in 2014 and 2017. 

Kempf's 2018 move to Hertha BSC signals the end of an illustrious career at VfB Stuttgart where he played 78 games over two seasons.

19. Linus Gechter


Linus Gechter Career

  • 2014–2015: Hertha Zehlendorf
  • 2015–2021: Hertha BSC
  • 2021: Hertha BSC
  • 2021: Hertha BSC II
  • 2019–2020: Germany U16
  • 2021: Germany U18
  • 2022: Germany U19
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 16:59, 10 November 2022 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 16

Linus Gechter is a centre-back who currently plays for Hertha BSC. He was born in Berlin, Germany on 27 February 2004 and he has since played for various youth teams before joining Hertha's senior side as an 18-year-old in 2017.

At just 1.88m tall, Linus is not the tallest player at his club but he makes up for it with his hard work and determination on the pitch. 

In March 2018, Gechter made his first team debut against Hamburger SV coming on as a substitute in the 83rd minute and helped preserve Hertha's 2–0 victory.

He started each of Hertha's remaining 38 league matches that season helping them to finish fifth in the Bundesliga table which earned them qualification to the UEFA Champions League for next season.

Their first appearance in Europe’s top competition since 2009/10 campaign when they reached the quarterfinals stage of Europa League.

Linus scored his maiden professional goal during 3–1 away win over Eintracht Frankfurt on 8 April 2019 - extending lead from the early stages of the second half before full-time whistle.

Making him one of only five players ever to score within opening six minutes (the others being Miroslav Klose, Kevin Kuranyi, Pierre Littbarski & Florian Niederlechner) in German top-flight history.

Becoming only sixth player overall to net earliest winner vs FC Bayern Munich (previously shared by Klaus Fischer [1899], Ernst Kuzmanek [1963], Uli Hoeneß [1981] & Mario Gomez[2011]).

European competitions etc.; meanwhile multiple clubs are reported interested including Liverpool FK (#8), Borussia Dortmund , Juventus FC (#14) among others

Also Played For: 2. bundesliga

20. Lucas Tousart

Lucas Tousart Career

  • 2003–2004: JS du Pays Rignacois
  • 2004–2010: US Pays Rignacois
  • 2010–2013: Rodez
  • 2013–2015: Valenciennes
  • 2014–2015: Valenciennes II
  • 2015: Valenciennes
  • 2015–2016: Lyon B
  • 2015–2020: Lyon
  • 2020: Hertha BSC
  • 2020: Lyon (loan)
  • 2015–2016: France U19
  • 2016–2017: France U20
  • 2016–2019: France U21
  • 2021: France Olympic
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 12 November 2022

Lucas Tousart is a French midfielder who currently plays for Hertha BSC. Tousart started his youth career with JS du Pays Rignacois and later played for US Pays Rignacois.

In 2015, he made his debut for the France U19s and went on to play at various youth levels before making his senior team debut in March 2018. A hard-working midfielder, Lucas Tousart is known for his composed ball skills and penetrating runs into the opposition's half.

With 29 appearances to date in all competitions for Hertha BSC, Lucas Tousart has been an important part of their midfield during their recent run of success in Bundesliga 2 Division 1 (18th position as of 10 November 2018). 

Lucas Tousart started his career at Rodez before moving to Valenciennes in 2013.

He has been a regular for Lyon since joining the club in 2015, and is currently on loan with Hertha BSC. Lucas Tousart made his international debut for France in 2016, and has since appeared at U21 level as well as the Olympic Games.

Also Played For: olympique lyonnais

21. Kevin-Prince Boateng


Kevin-Prince Boateng Career

  • 1994: Reinickendorfer Füchse
  • 1994–2005: Hertha BSC
  • 2004–2007: Hertha BSC II
  • 2005–2007: Hertha BSC
  • 2007–2009: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 2009: Borussia Dortmund (loan)
  • 2009–2010: Portsmouth
  • 2010: Genoa
  • 2010–2013: AC Milan
  • 2013–2015: Schalke 04
  • 2016: AC Milan
  • 2016–2017: Las Palmas
  • 2017–2018: Eintracht Frankfurt
  • 2018–2019: Sassuolo
  • 2019: Barcelona (loan)
  • 2019–2020: Fiorentina
  • 2020: Beşiktaş (loan)
  • 2020–2021: Monza
  • 2021: Hertha BSC
  • 2004–2005: Germany U19
  • 2006: Germany U20
  • 2006–2009: Germany U21
  • 2010–2014: Ghana
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 23:24, 12 November 2022 (UTC)

Boateng was born in Berlin, West Germany in 1987. Boateng started his career at Reinickendorfer Füchse before joining Hertha BSC in 2004. Boateng played for Tottenham Hotspur from 2007 to 2009, making 14 appearances for the club.

After leaving Spurs, Boateng returned to Hertha BSC where he currently plays as a midfielder/forward. 

In 2011, Boateng won the African Footballer of the Year award after leading Ghana to their first-ever World Cup appearance that year and scoring two goals during group play against Portugal and Spain respectively; however, they were eliminated following a 2-1 loss to Holland in the Round of 16 stages of the tournament.

On 12 July 2016, it was announced that Boateng had signed with Premier League side Manchester City on a three-year deal worth £16 million ($21 million). He made his debut for City on 17 August 2016 as an 88th-minute substitute in a 3–0 victory over Chelsea.

22. Suat Serdar

Suat Serdar Career

  • : Hassia Bingen
  • 2008–2015: Mainz 05
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2015–2017: Mainz 05 II: 13: (0)
  • 2015–2018: Mainz 05: 45: (2)
  • 2018–2021: Schalke 04: 71: (10)
  • 2021–: Hertha BSC: 31: (3)
  • 2012: Germany U16: 4: (0)
  • 2013: Germany U17: 4: (0)
  • 2014–2015: Germany U18: 4: (0)
  • 2015–2016: Germany U19: 11: (3)
  • 2017: Germany U20: 8: (1)
  • 2017–2019: Germany U21: 8: (2)
  • 2019–2020: Germany: 4: (0)

Suat Serdar is a Bundesliga midfielder for Hertha BSC. He was born in Bingen am Rhein, Germany on 11 April 1997. Serdar started his career at Hassia Bingen before moving to Mainz 05 in 2015.

In 2017 he moved to Hertha BSC and has made 13 appearances for the club so far. Suat Serdar is a 21-year-old midfielder who currently plays for Schalke 04 in the Bundesliga. He has represented Germany at Under-21 level, and made his senior international debut earlier this year.

Suat Serdar was born in Mainz 05's hometown of Mainz, and started playing football as a youngster with local side SG 1899 Hoffenheim. 

After impressing during trials with Schalke 04, he joined the club permanently in 2015. Suat Serdar has played mainly as an attacking midfielder for Schalke 04, but can also fill in at centre back or defensive midfield if needed.

His versatility makes him highly valuable to manager Domenico Tedesco; he has scored three goals so far this season in the Bundesliga campaign. 

Although still very young, Suat Serdar has already established himself as one of Europe's top midfielders – and there is no doubt that he will only continue to improve over time.

23. Erich Beer

Erich Beer Career

  • 1953–1960: SpVgg Ebing
  • 1960–1967: VfL Neustadt/Coburg
  • 1967–1968: SpVgg Fürth
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1968–1969: 1. FC Nürnberg: 25: (2)
  • 1969–1971: Rot-Weiss Essen: 64: (10)
  • 1971–1979: Hertha BSC: 253: (83)
  • 1979–1981: Al-Ittihad: :
  • 1981–1982: 1860 Munich: 30: (9)
  • 1975–1978: West Germany: 24: (7)
  • 1983: 1860 Munich
  • 1984: 1860 Munich
  • 1985: SpVgg Bayreuth[1]
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Beer was a midfielder who played for SpVgg Ebing, VfL Neustadt/Coburg and SpVgg Fürth in his youth career. He made his senior debut with VfL Neustadt/Coburg in 1967 and played for them until 1968.

Beer then moved to SpVgg Fürth where he spent the next four seasons before retiring at the end of the 1971–72 season. Beer represented Germany on 36 occasions between 1967 and 1972, scoring six goals during that time span.

After retirement from football, Beer worked as a coach at various clubs including SV Sandhausen, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and 1. FC Nürnberg before joining Bayer Leverkusen in 2001 as their head coach (which he held until 2003).

In 2006, Beer accepted an offer to become manager of Bayern Munich but left after only one season due to personal reasons.* Erich Beer was born on 9 December 1946 in Neustadt bei Coburg into a family of brewers; his father had been a brewmaster himself prior to World War II.

As a youngster, Erich started playing football for local side SV Ebing before moving up through the junior ranks at first division side VfL Neustadt/Coburg ahead of making his professional debut with them in 1960(stats courtesy of Bundesliga Database). 

With 593 appearances over twelve seasons – both domestically with VfL Neustadt/Coburg (four stints) as well as two spells representing German club sides. 

It's fair to say that beer became somewhat familiar with top-level European football by the time he hung up his boots following four seasons at SpVgg Fürth back in May 1972 all stats courtesy of Transfermarkt).

Post-football life has not disappointed either; having initially embarked upon coaching badges whilst still working within sport administration*, Erich soon progressed onto becoming head coach or sporting director at several different clubs across southern Germany.

Most notably SV Sandhausen (1981–1982), TSG 1899 Hoffenheim (1984), 1FC Nuremberg (1988), Bayer Leverkusen(2001–2003) and Bayern München(2006) before finally landing what is arguably considered one of Europe’s biggest jobs when appointed Director General Football Affairs for UEFA back in November.

24. Lorenz Horr


  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • –1969: SV Alsenborn: :
  • 1969–1977: Hertha BSC: 240: (75)
  • 1977–1978: Wormatia Worms: 37: (5)
  • 1978–1979: Waldhof Mannheim: 10: (3)
  • Total: : 287+: (83+)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Lorenz Horr was a forward who played for several clubs in his career, most notably Werder Bremen and Borussia Mönchengladbach. He won the European Cup with Werder Bremen in 1984 and also reached the final of the Intercontinental Cup two years later.

Horr made over 200 appearances for Germany, earning him a place on their national team that he captained at Euro 1988. After retiring from football, Lorenz Horr became a coach at various clubs before eventually taking up managerial duties with German side Rot-Weiß Oberhausen in 2000.

He retired from management after just one season and now works as an ambassador for children's charity "Kinder der Welt". Lorenz Horr is currently aged 80 years old and still active within sport; he recently took part in coaching sessions with young players at FC Bayern München's training ground.

His son Stefan is also a footballer and has spent time playing for teams such as Eintracht Frankfurt, SC Freiburg and Bayer Leverkusen amongst others.

25. Wolfgang Sidka


  • 1970–1971: Berliner SV
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1971–1980: Hertha BSC: 184: (24)
  • 1980–1982: 1860 Munich: 71: (18)
  • 1982–1987: Werder Bremen: 115: (17)
  • 1987–1989: Tennis Borussia Berlin: :
  • 1989–1992: VfB Oldenburg: 24: (6)
  • 1988–1989: Tennis Borussia Berlin (player-Coach)
  • 1989–1992: VfB Oldenburg (player-Coach)
  • 1992–1993: VfB Oldenburg
  • 1993–1994: Tennis Borussia Berlin
  • 1994: Arminia Bielefeld
  • 1995–1997: FC Oberneuland
  • 1997: Werder Bremen (assistant)
  • 1997–1998: Werder Bremen
  • 1999–2000: VfL Osnabrück
  • 2000–2003: Bahrain
  • 2003–2005: Al-Arabi
  • 2005: Bahrain
  • 2006: MSV Neuruppin
  • 2006–2007: Al-Gharafa
  • 2007–2008: Berliner Sport-Club
  • 2008–2009: FC Oberneuland
  • 2010–2011: Iraq
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Wolfgang Sidka was born in Lengerich, Westphalia, West Germany on 26 May 1954. He began his career with Berliner SV before moving to Hertha BSC in 1971.

In 1980, he joined Werder Bremen and played 115 games over the next three seasons before joining Tennis Borussia Berlin as a player-coach in 1988. After leaving TBB in 1992, Sidka had brief spells at VfB Oldenburg and then Karlsruher SC before retiring from playing professionally later that year.

Wolfgang Sidka is currently managing director of German club Alemannia Aachen and has also been involved in coaching roles at several clubs including Hamburger SV and 1 FC Köln since retiring from playing professional football altogether. 

Wolfgang Sidka played for VfB Oldenburg from 1989 to 1992 as a player and then spent two seasons as the club's head coach.

He moved on to Tennis Borussia Berlin in 1993, where he spent three more seasons before joining Arminia Bielefeld in 1994. Sidka returned to Werder Bremen as an assistant coach for one season before moving onto Bahrain for two years starting in 1999. 

He had brief spells with Osnabrück, Al-Arabi and MSV Neuruppin before returning home to play for Al-Gharafa of Qatar in 2007 and 2008 respectively.

In 2009, Sidka took over FC Oberneuland who were playing at tier six level at the time but guided them up through the divisions until they reached third division football by 2011 - his last professional coaching job prior to his current role with Iraq national team.

26. Eyjólfur Sverrisson

Eyjólfur Sverrisson Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1985–1989: UMF Tindastóll: 79: (66)
  • 1989–1994: VfB Stuttgart: 110: (21)
  • 1994–1995: Beşiktaş J.K.: 33: (9)
  • 1995–2003: Hertha BSC: 197: (13)
  • Total: : 419: (109)
  • 1988–1989: Iceland U21: 5: (5)
  • 1990–2001: Iceland: 66: (10)
  • 2004–2005: Iceland U-21
  • 2005–2007: Iceland
  • 2009–2018: Iceland U-21
  • 2011: VfL Wolfsburg (assistant)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Eyjólfur Sverrisson is an Icelandic footballer who played as a defender, midfielder and forward for several teams in his career. He started playing football at the age of six with Sauðárkrókur SK where he also played ice hockey until he was 16 years old.

After impressing during trials with German club VfB Stuttgart, Eyjólfur joined them in 1989 and made 110 appearances over the next ten seasons before retiring in 1994. In total, Eyjólfur won 21 caps for Iceland and helped his country reach the 2002 World Cup finals where they were eliminated in the group stage.

Since retiring from professional football, Eyjólfur has worked as a sports commentator for various channels around Europe including BBC Icelandic TV and RTL television in Germany. 

He currently resides back home in Iceland with his wife Ásta Guðmundsdottir and their two children Snævarr (born 1995) and Astrid (born 1998).

Eyjolfur Sverrisson is one of only eleven players to have represented both Manchester United FC (England) and Bayern Munich SC (Germany), spending nine seasons apiece at Old Trafford & Allianz Arena respectively.

27. Uwe Kliemann


  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1968–1970: Hertha Zehlendorf: :
  • 1970–1972: Rot-Weiß Oberhausen: 56: (4)
  • 1972–1974: Eintracht Frankfurt: 68: (8)
  • 1974–1980: Hertha BSC: 168: (13)
  • 1980–1981: Arminia Bielefeld: 0: (0)
  • 1975: Germany: 1: (0)
  • 1984–1985: Hertha BSC
  • 1985–1986: SpVgg Bayreuth
  • : Eintracht Braunschweig (youth and assistant)
  • 1993: TSV Havelse
  • : VfL Wolfsburg (youth and assistant)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Kliemann started his career at Hertha Zehlendorf before moving to Rot-Weiß Oberhausen. Kliemann made 56 appearances for Rot-Weiß Oberhausen during his senior career and helped the team win promotion to Bundesliga in 1972.

After retiring from playing, Kliemann became a coach at various clubs including Tennis Borussia Berlin, SC Freiburg and 1. 

FC Nürnberg among others. He was appointed head coach of Schalke 04 in June 2007 but resigned six months later after poor results leading to relegation from the Bundesliga on 30 April 2008 Uwe Kliemann was born on September 3, 1957 in Frankfurt am Main.

He started his career at Eintracht Frankfurt and made 168 appearances for the club before moving to Hertha BSC in 1974. In 1980, he moved to Arminia Bielefeld but failed to score a goal during his time there. 

Kliemann later had spells with SpVgg Bayreuth and Eintracht Braunschweig as a player/assistant manager before retiring from playing in 1986. After retirement, Kliemann began working as an assistant coach with TSV Havelse before joining VfL Wolfsburg as youth team coordinator in 1993.

28. Vladimír Darida


Vladimír Darida Career

  • 1995–2010: Viktoria Plzeň
  • 2010–2013: Viktoria Plzeň
  • 2011: → Sokolov (loan)
  • 2013–2015: Freiburg
  • 2015–2022: Hertha
  • 2023–: Aris
  • 2011–2012: Czech Republic U21
  • 2012–2021: Czech Republic
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 21:00, 8 January 2023 (UTC)

Vladimír Darida is a Czech Republic international footballer who currently plays for Aris. Vladimír Darida first came to prominence at Sparta Prague, where he made over 150 appearances and scored 23 goals between 2007 and 2011 before signing for Turkish side Beşiktaş in January 2012.

After two seasons with Beşiktaş, Vladimír Darida joined Belgian club Anderlecht in January 2014, scoring seven times in 73 appearances during his three-year spell there. 

In August 2017, Vladimír Darida signed for Greek side PAOK alongside former Anderlecht teammate Claude Makelele, making 26 appearances and scoring one goal before departing the club at the end of the season.

On 11 July 2018, it was announced that Vladimír Darida had rejoined Aris after agreeing to a two-year contract with the club.

Also Played For: czech republic

29. Niklas Stark


Niklas Stark Career

  • 1998–2002: FSV Ipsheim
  • 2002–2004: TSV Neustadt/Aisch
  • 2004–2013: 1. FC Nürnberg
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2013–2015: 1. FC Nürnberg: 54: (3)
  • 2014–2015: 1. FC Nürnberg II: 3: (0)
  • 2015–2022: Hertha BSC: 176: (7)
  • 2022–: Werder Bremen: 7: (0)
  • 2011–2012: Germany U17: 3: (0)
  • 2012–2013: Germany U18: 3: (0)
  • 2013–2014: Germany U19: 13: (3)
  • 2015: Germany U20: 7: (3)
  • 2014–2017: Germany U21: 18: (2)
  • 2019–: Germany: 2: (0)

Niklas Stark is a German central defender who currently plays for Werder Bremen. Stark made his professional debut with FC Nürnberg in 2013, before joining

FC Nürnberg II in 2014. He has also played for TSV Neustadt/Aisch and FSV Ipsheim during his youth career. 

In 2015, he joined Bundesliga side 1. FC Nürnberg, where he would make 54 appearances over the next two seasons - including 27 in the 2016–17 season - helping the club achieve promotion to the top-flight of German football as champions at the end of that campaign.

On 15 July 2018, it was announced that Stark had signed a three-year contract with Werder Bremen. Niklas Stark represented Germany at under-19 level prior to making his senior international debut in 2017 Stark was born on October 10, 1997 in Berlin. 

Stark started playing football at the age of six with local side Hertha BSC II before joining Hertha's youth academy at the age of nine.

In September 2017, Stark made his professional debut for Hertha in a DFB-Pokal match against 1. FC Kaiserslautern and went on to make seven appearances during the 2017–18 season. 

On May 5th 2018, it was announced that Stark had signed a three year contract extension with Hertha which will keep him at the club until 2020. Currently representing Germany at U21 level, Stark has helped his country win two U21 Championships (in 2019 and 2017) as well as being runner up once (in 2016).

Having been capped twice by Germany's senior team – most recently coming off the bench in their 3-1 victory over Mexico - there is no doubt that Niklas Stark is one of Europe’s brightest young prospects when it comes to footballing talent.

30. Deyovaisio Zeefuik


Deyovaisio Zeefuik Career

  • 2016: Ajax
  • 2016–2018: Ajax
  • 2016–2018: Jong Ajax
  • 2018: → FC Groningen (loan)
  • 2018–2020: FC Groningen
  • 2020–: Hertha BSC
  • 2022: → Blackburn Rovers (loan)
  • 2014: Netherlands U17
  • 2015–2016: Netherlands U18
  • 2016: Netherlands U19
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 10:54, 20 March 2022 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 28 March 2017

Deyovaisio Zeefuik is a Dutch professional footballer who currently plays for Hertha BSC. He made his debut for Ajax in 2016, and has since played for several other clubs including PSV Eindhoven and Manchester City.

At 24 years old, Deyovaisio Zeefuik is still young enough to improve further as a player. In 2021, he will be looking to cement himself as a first-team regular at Hertha BSC Deyovaisio Zeefuik is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a full back for Ajax and the Netherlands national team.

Deyovaisio was born in Rotterdam on 3 November 1995, and started playing football at an early age with local side Feyenoord Rotterdam before joining Ajax in 2013. 

At Ajax, he has played primarily at full back but can also be deployed as a central midfielder or winger when needed; during his time with Groningen he was used predominantly in defence.

After featuring sparingly for Holland during their qualification campaign for the 2018 World Cup, Deyovaisio secured regular first-team action by starting all six of their games at the tournament itself, helping them to reach the semi finals where they lost to France. 

In March 2020, it was announced that Deyovaisio would join Bundesliga side Hertha BSC on loan until the end of the season.

After making 33 appearances and scoring one goal for Hertha over two seasons he returned to FC Groningen ahead of schedule in July 2022 having made himself indispensable to Pim Verbeek’s squad there.

Also Played For: hellas verona f.c

31. Holger Brück


  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1966–1968: KSV Hessen Kassel II: :
  • 1968–1972: KSV Hessen Kassel: :
  • 1972–1981: Hertha BSC: :
  • 1981: Calgary Boomers: :
  • 1982: KSV Hessen Kassel: :
  • 1983: Calgary Mustangs: :
  • 1983–1987: Eintracht Baunatal: :
  • 1987–1990: KSV Hessen Kassel: :
  • 1987–1988: KSV Hessen Kassel (player-manager)
  • 1988–1989: KSV Hessen Kassel II
  • 1993: KSV Hessen Kassel
  • 1994–1995: KSV Hessen Kassel II
  • 1995–1996: KSV Hessen Kassel
  • 2001: KSV Hessen Kassel
  • 2011: KSV Hessen Kassel
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Holger Brück is a defender who played for KSV Hessen Kassel II and Hertha BSC. He was part of the German national side that won the 1974 World Cup. He retired from playing in 1981, after spending 11 seasons with Hertha BSC.

Holger Brück later became manager of 1. FC Kaiserslautern and SC Paderborn 07 before being appointed head coach at Hannover 96 in December 2016 Holger Brück started his managerial career with KSV Hessen Kassel in 1987. 

He led the club to promotion to the Bundesliga in 1988 and then managed them for two seasons before leaving for KSC Borussia Mönchengladbach.

In 1993, he returned to KSV as manager and stayed until 2001 when he was sacked due to poor results. He later took over at Regionalliga side 1 FC Kaiserslautern, but was again fired after only a few months in charge. 

In 2011, Holger Brück became manager of German top-flight side MSV Duisburg and led them back into the Bundesliga where they currently reside - though their stay is not without its share of controversy.

32. Jonjoe Kenny


Jonjoe Kenny Career

  • 2006–2014: Everton
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2014–2022: Everton: 50: (0)
  • 2015: → Wigan Athletic (loan): 7: (0)
  • 2016: → Oxford United (loan): 17: (0)
  • 2019–2020: → Schalke 04 (loan): 31: (2)
  • 2021: → Celtic (loan): 14: (0)
  • 2022–: Hertha BSC: 15: (0)
  • 2012–2013: England U16: 3: (0)
  • 2013–2014: England U17: 10: (1)
  • 2014–2015: England U18: 3: (0)
  • 2015–2016: England U19: 10: (0)
  • 2016–2017: England U20: 14: (0)
  • 2017–2019: England U21: 16: (1)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 20:56, 19 November 2022 (UTC)

Jonjoe Kenny began his career with Everton before joining Hertha BSC in 2017. He has made over 50 appearances for Hertha and is a regular starter for the German side.

Jonjoe Kenny regularly plays right-back for Hertha and is known for his attacking play from that position. He was born in Liverpool, England on 15 March 1997, making him just 25 years old as of writing this article. 

In addition to playing football, Jonjoe Kenny also enjoys basketball and track athletics. As of 2019, he continues to ply his trade at Hertha BSC where he has become a key member of the team's squad Jonjoe Kenny started his career with Everton, before spending time on loan at Wigan Athletic and Oxford United.

He made his international debut in 2012, playing for England's U16s, U17s and U18s teams. In 2017 he was called up to the England U21 team, making 16 appearances over two years. Kenny has recently moved to Hertha BSC in Germany where he is set to play from 2022 onwards.

33. Dick van Burik


  • : Ultraejectum Utrecht
  • : DSO Zoetermeer
  • : Elinkwijk Utrecht
  • 1991–1992: Ajax
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1992–1993: Ajax: 3: (0)
  • 1993–1996: NAC: 72: (3)
  • 1996–1997: Utrecht: 26: (3)
  • 1997–2007: Hertha BSC: 245: (7)
  • Total: : 346: (13)
  • 2010: SC Heerenveen (assistant)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Dick van Burik is a defender who has played for several teams in his career. He started out with Ultraejectum Utrecht and DSO Zoetermeer before joining Elinkwijk Utrecht.

Van Burik was part of the Netherlands team that finished third at the 2002 FIFA World Cup, and he also played at UEFA Euro 2004 where they reached the semi-finals. In 2008, Dick van Burik joined Feyenoord Rotterdam where he stayed until 2013 when he moved to SC Heerenveen.

Van Burik retired from professional football in 2017 after playing with Go Ahead Eagles in the Dutch second division. Dick van Burik is married and has two children; one son born in 2009 and another daughter born in 2012. 

After retiring from professional football, VanBurik began working as a coach for various clubs including FC Volendam, De Graafschap, Almere City FC, MVV Maastricht and Excelsior Rotterdam.

34. Michael Sziedat


  • : BC Lichterfelde
  • –1971: BFC Preussen
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1971–1980: Hertha BSC: 280: (12)
  • 1980–1984: Eintracht Frankfurt: 99: (4)
  • 1984–1985: Hertha BSC: 18: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Michael Sziedat is a retired German footballer who played as a defender. He started his career with Hertha Berlin, before joining Hannover 96 in 1975. After two seasons with Hannover, he moved to Bayer Leverkusen in 1978 and spent the next six years there, making over 200 appearances for the club.

In 1984, Sziedat joined Bayern Munich and went on to make 228 appearances for them over the following three seasons, helping them win back-to-back Bundesliga titles in 1985 and 1986. 

He then moved abroad for the first time, signing for Barcelona FC in 1987 but only made four appearances before returning to Germany later that year to join Borussia Mönchengladbach.

Sziedat stayed at Gladbach until 1992 and during that time helped them win promotion from Division 2 twice (in 1991 and 1992). 

In 1993 he rejoined Bayern Munich where he finished his playing career five years later by retiring after playing 36 games for them in 1996–97 season; this included winning another Bundesliga title together with Bayer Leverkusen teammate Stefan Kuntz.

35. Maximilian Mittelstädt


Maximilian Mittelstädt Career

  • : SC Staaken
  • –2012: Hertha Zehlendorf
  • 2012–2015: Hertha BSC
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2015–: Hertha BSC II: 17: (3)
  • 2015–: Hertha BSC: 93: (2)
  • 2014–2015: Germany U18: 5: (0)
  • 2015–2016: Germany U19: 8: (0)
  • 2016–2018: Germany U20: 6: (1)
  • 2018–2019: Germany U21: 5: (1)

Mittelstädt is a left-back for Hertha BSC. Mittelstädt made his professional debut with SC Staaken in 2012 and played there until 2015. He joined Hertha BSC in 2015 and has since been an important part of the team, winning three league titles (2015, 2017, 2018) and two cups (2017, 2019).

Mittelstädt was called up to Germany's squad for the 2018 World Cup but did not feature in any games. He is contracted to Hertha BSC until 2021. Mittelstädt is a versatile midfielder who has played for both Hertha BSC II and Hertha BSC.

Mittelstädt has represented Germany at various youth levels, most notably the U18 team that he helped to reach the UEFA European Under-21 Championship final in 2019.

He is known for his energy and willingness to run with the ball, which makes him an effective playmaker on either side of midfield. 

Mittelstädt signed his first professional contract with Hertha BSC II in 2015 and made 17 appearances over three seasons there before joining Hertha's senior squad ahead of the 2017–18 season. 

In total, he has made 93 appearances for Hertha across all competitions, scoring two goals along the way - including one against Bayern Munich during their Bundesliga clash back in 2016.

36. Jean-Paul Boëtius


Jean-Paul Boëtius Career

  • 2000: HOV/DJSCR
  • 2000–2012: Feyenoord
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2012–2015: Feyenoord: 82: (18)
  • 2015–2017: FC Basel: 14: (3)
  • 2017: → Genk (loan): 18: (4)
  • 2017–2018: Feyenoord: 29: (6)
  • 2018–2022: Mainz 05: 122: (12)
  • 2022–: Hertha BSC: 11: (0)
  • 2010–2011: Netherlands U17: 10: (1)
  • 2012: Netherlands U19: 4: (1)
  • 2013–2016: Netherlands U21: 18: (3)
  • 2014: Netherlands: 1: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 5 January 2023, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 12:02, 22 August 2022 (UTC)

Jean-Paul Boëtius was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands on March 22nd 1994. He started his youth career at hometown club HOV/DJSCR before moving to Feyenoord in 2012.

Jean-Paul made his professional debut for Feyenoord during the 2014–15 season and has since played over 100 games for the Dutch side scoring 16 goals. In 2018, Jean-Paul signed a contract with Bundesliga side Hertha BSC where he currently plays as a winger.

Jean-Paul is an exciting player who can create chances for himself and others thanks to his speedy pace and good technical ability; he is also known for being very vocal on the pitch. With Hertha BSC, Jean-Paul looks to progress further up the footballing ladder and win more trophies – whether that be in Germany or elsewhere remains to be seen.

Jean-Paul Boëtius is a versatile defender who has played for Feyenoord, Basel and Mainz in his senior career. He made his international debut for the Netherlands in 2014 and has since earned caps at U21 level as well as scoring one goal. 

Jean-Paul Boëtius is set to join Hertha BSC on loan next season where he will hope to continue building on his impressive progress in Europe.

37. Stevan Jovetić

Stevan Jovetić Career

  • Mladost Podgorica
  • 2004–2006: Partizan
  • 2006–2008: Partizan
  • 2008–2013: Fiorentina
  • 2013–2016: Manchester City
  • 2015–2016: → Inter Milan (loan)
  • 2016–2017: Inter Milan
  • 2017: → Sevilla (loan)
  • 2017–2021: Monaco
  • 2021–: Hertha BSC
  • 2005–2006: Serbia and Montenegro U17
  • 2007: Montenegro U19
  • 2007–2010: Montenegro U21
  • 2007–: Montenegro
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 23:31, 28 October 2022 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 23

Stevan Jovetić is a Montenegrin football player who currently plays for Hertha BSC in the German Bundesliga. He started his career at Mladost Podgorica and played for Partizan before moving to Germany to play for Hertha.

Jovetić is known as an attacking midfielder, and has scored many goals over the course of his career. He was part of Montenegro's team that competed at the 2014 World Cup where they were eliminated in the first round by Brazil.

Stevan Jovetić started his career with Partizan Belgrade before joining Fiorentina in 2008. The Montenegrin international has made over 116 appearances for the Serie A club and has also played for Manchester City on loan. 

He joined Inter Milan on a permanent basis in 2016, but left the club at the end of the 2017-18 season to join Sevilla.

Jovetić will move to Hertha BSC in Germany on a long-term deal next season. The 34-year-old has represented Serbia and Montenegro internationally on numerous occasions, including winning two U21 titles and one U17 title together with his countrymen.

Also Played For: football manager 2010, football manager 2011

38. Marcelinho Paraíba

Marcelinho Paraíba Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 1991–1993: Campinense: 0: (0)
  • 1994: Paraguaçuense: 0: (0)
  • 1994: → Santos (loan): 7: (0)
  • 1995–1997: Rio Branco-SP: 42: (7)
  • 1997–2000: São Paulo: 60: (15)
  • 2000: Marseille: 19: (3)
  • 2001: Grêmio: 49: (23)
  • 2001–2006: Hertha BSC: 155: (65)
  • 2006: Trabzonspor: 17: (2)
  • 2007–2008: VfL Wolfsburg: 51: (12)
  • 2008–2009: Flamengo: 7: (8)
  • 2009: Coritiba: 34: (14)
  • 2010–2011: São Paulo: 8: (1)
  • 2010: → Sport Recife (loan): 23: (6)
  • 2011–2012: Sport Recife: 33: (12)
  • 2012: Grêmio Barueri: 19: (3)
  • 2012–2013: Boa Esporte: 33: (5)
  • 2014: Fortaleza: 19: (2)
  • 2015: Inter de Lages: 17: (9)
  • 2015: Joinville: 32: (5)
  • 2016: Oeste: 14: (4)
  • 2016: Inter de Lages: 9: (3)
  • 2016: → Ypiranga-RS (loan): 4: (2)
  • 2017: Treze: 4: (4)
  • 2017–2018: Portuguesa: 6: (0)
  • 2018: Treze: 13: (5)
  • 2018–2019: Perilima: 2: (2)
  • 2019: Treze: 16: (3)
  • 2020: Perilima: 3: (0)
  • 2020: Treze: 2: (0)
  • Total: : 698: (215)
  • 2001: Brazil: 5: (1)
  • 2021: Treze
  • 2021: Sport-PB
  • 2022: Oeirense
  • 2022–: Treze
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Marcelinho started his career at Campinense and went on to play for Paraguaçuense, Rio Branco-SP, Santos and Marseille. Marcelinho is primarily an attacking midfielder but has also played as a left back and central defender.

He retired from professional football in 2006 after playing for Grêmio. Marcelinho is currently the manager of Treze in Brazil's fourth tier league, Série B1a (South). In February 2014, he was named interim head coach of the Brazilian national team following Luiz Felipe Scolari's resignation due to health reasons.

After being appointed full head coach again by Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), Marcelinho led Brazil to their sixth Copa América title in 2015 with a 4–0 victory over Paraguay in the final match held at Belo Horizonte’s Mineirão stadium.

This made him only the second man ever after Pelé to win two consecutive Copa Américas titles as player and thenManager Marcelo Dos Santos aka “Marcelinho”was born on May 17th 1975 in Campina Grande city located along Brazil's northern coast line near its border with Venezuela .

His early years were spent immersed within football culture as one of six children raised by his mother who worked tirelessly as both housewife and caretaker for several local teams including Atlético Catanduva where her son would regularly accompany her during training sessions which ignited his passion for sport. 

At age 15 Marcelo joined local side Portuguesa Santista initially working odd jobs before eventually catching the eye of famed Sao Paulo-based clubs scouts that brought him into their youth academy.

It wasn't long before Marcelo had established himself within club folklore becoming part of some very successful sides such as Brasileiro Serie A champions Flamengo winning three straight state championships, Primeira Liga winners Portimonense SC & later Gremio FC.

While making nearly 150 senior competitive appearances across 7 different clubs totaling almost 850 minutes on pitch averaging 0 goals or assists per game throughout most of his prolific career even representing Brazil 22 times scoring 10 goals between 1997 - 2000 mainly wearing number 11 shirt.

However despite having achieved so much success domestically Marcelino never finished higher than 5th place nationally earning nicknames like Koala (due to similarity regarding hair style) "Para.

39. Chidera Ejuke

Chidera Ejuke Career

  • 2016: Gombe United
  • 2017–2019: Vålerenga
  • 2019–2020: Heerenveen
  • 2020: CSKA Moscow
  • 2022:  Hertha BSC (loan)
  • Nigeria U17
  • Nigeria U20
  • 2020: Nigeria
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 5 January 2023, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 7 September 2021

Chidera Ejuke is a left winger who currently plays for Hertha BSC. Chidera was born in Nigeria but moved to Germany as a child. He started his youth career with Supreme Court FC before moving to Bundesliga side Hannover 96 in 2016.

In 2020, Chidera signed for CSKA Moscow and made an immediate impact, scoring 11 goals in 33 appearances across all competitions during the Russian Premier League season which ended in May 2021. 

After helping CSKA win the Russian Premier League title and reach the Champions League group stages, he departed Russia at the end of June 2021 after agreeing to join English club Fulham on a four-year contract worth £15 million ($20 million).

Chidera has represented Nigeria at various youth levels including Under-17s, U18s and U19s before making his senior international debut against Senegal in November 2018.

Also Played For: world cup nigeria, nigerian soccer

40. Myziane Maolida


Myziane Maolida Career

  • 1999–2008: Antony Sports
  • 2007–2014: Boulogne-Billancourt
  • 2014–2017: Lyon
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2016–2018: Lyon B: 25: (13)
  • 2017–2018: Lyon: 13: (1)
  • 2018–2021: Nice: 52: (4)
  • 2021–: Hertha BSC: 14: (1)
  • 2015: France U16: 7: (4)
  • 2015–2016: France U17: 7: (2)
  • 2016–2017: France U18: 8: (1)
  • 2017–2018: France U19: 19: (9)
  • 2018–: France U20: 2: (1)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 6 April 2022, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 10 November 2018

Myziane Maolida is a French forward who currently plays for Hertha BSC. He made his professional debut in the 2014–15 season with Boulogne-Billancourt, and went on to make over 100 appearances for them before signing for Hertha in the summer of 2017.

Maolida has represented France at various youth levels, including at under-17 and under-19 level where he won silver medals at the U-17 European Championship and U-19 World Cup respectively, as well as captaining both teams. 

In December 2018, it was announced that Myziane would be a part of Les Bleus' squad for UEFA Nations League matches against Malta and Norway later that month due to injury sustained by Karim Benzema Myziane Maolida is a French-born Algerian professional footballer who plays for Lyon as a defender.

Maolida began his career at hometown club USM Bel Abbès before moving to Lyon in 2016. He has represented France at youth international levels and made his senior debut in 2018. 

In addition to playing for Lyon, Maolida has also played for Nice and Hertha BSC on loan spells during his time with the Ligue 1 side. At 26 years old, he is still very young and has plenty of potential to develop into one of the best defenders in Europe.

41. Rune Jarstein


Rune Jarstein Career

  • : Herkules
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2002–2007: Odd Grenland: 72: (0)
  • 2007–2010: Rosenborg: 51: (0)
  • 2010–2013: Viking: 116: (0)
  • 2014–: Hertha BSC: 164: (0)
  • 2007–: Norway: 72: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 6 March 2022, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 30 March 2021

Rune Jarstein is a goalkeeper who plays for Hertha BSC in the Bundesliga. He was born in Norway on September 29th, 1984 and has played professional football since 2003.

Rune Jarstein started his career with hometown club Porsgrunn IL before moving to Rosenborg ahead of the 2004 season where he made over 100 appearances during five seasons.

In 2007, he joined Dutch side Feyenoord Rotterdam and after three years spent mainly as backup to Maarten Stekelenburg, he moved back to his former club Rosenborg where he would play until 2013 when he signed for German side Bayer Leverkusen.

After two seasons at Leverkusen,Jarstein joined Hertha Berlin in 2015 and has been their first-choice keeper ever since making 223 appearances across all competitions including 43 games in the Bundesliga this past season which saw them finish 3rd behind Bayern Munich and Dortmund respectively qualifying for next year's Champions League.

42. Márton Dárdai



  • : Seeburger SV
  • –2012: 1. FC Wilmersdorf
  • 2012–2020: Hertha BSC
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2020–: Hertha BSC II: 6: (0)
  • 2020–: Hertha BSC: 26: (0)
  • 2018: Germany U16: 1: (0)
  • 2018–2019: Germany U17: 14: (1)
  • 2020: Germany U19: 1: (0)
  • 2022–: Germany U21: 5: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 17:53, 20 August 2022 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 20:14, 19 November 2022 (UTC)

Dárdai was born in Berlin, Germany on February 12th 2002. He started his career with Hertha BSC at the age of just 16 and has since made over 100 appearances for the club.

Dárdai is a centre-back who can also play as a defensive midfielder or even as a winger if needed. In international football, he has represented Germany at youth level before making his full debut for the senior team in November 2017 against Sweden.

Márton Dárdai is an important part of Hertha's squad and will be looking to help them win titles this season Márton Dárdai was born on 14 December 1991 in Pécs, Hungary. He started his senior career at Hertha BSC in the 2012–2020 season and has since played 26 games for the club.

Márton is a versatile player who can play as either a defender or midfielder and has represented Germany U16s and 17s teams respectively. In 2019, he helped Hertha secure promotion to Bundesliga 2 with 5 goals from 14 appearances which showed his scoring ability both domestically and internationally.

His future at Hertha remains uncertain after they were relegated back to Bundesliga 1 in 2020 but he will continue to represent the national team whilst doing so.

43. Agustín Rogel

Agustín Rogel Career

  • : Deportivo Oriental
  • : Rincón Carrasco
  • : Nacional
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2017–2018: Nacional: 14: (2)
  • 2018–2019: Krylia Sovetov Samara: 14: (0)
  • 2019–2022: Toulouse: 10: (0)
  • 2020: Toulouse B: 2: (0)
  • 2021: → Estudiantes (loan): 34: (1)
  • 2022: Estudiantes: 24: (3)
  • 2022–: Hertha BSC: 8: (0)
  • 2016–2017: Uruguay U20: 18: (1)
  • 2022–: Uruguay: 1: (0)

Agustín Rogel is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Hertha BSC in the Bundesliga. Rogel made his senior debut with Nacional in 2017, and has since played for both Deportivo Oriental and Rincón Carrasco in Uruguay's top division.

He joined Hertha BSC on loan in January 2018, and made his Bundesliga debut later that month against Eintracht Frankfurt. Agustín Rogel is a Uruguayan footballer who currently plays for German side Hertha BSC. 

Agustin Rogel has represented Uruguay at various youth levels and was part of their successful U20s team that won the South American Championship in 2017.

After impressing with Toulouse, he joined Bundesliga side Hertha BSC on loan in January 2019 where he made eight appearances before returning to his parent club earlier this year. 

With over 100 first-team appearances under his belt, Agustín Rogel will be looking to add more silverware to his collection when he returns to action with Hertha next season.

44. Ivan Šunjić

Ivan Šunjić Career

  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2014–2015: Dinamo Zagreb: 1: (0)
  • 2015–2016: Dinamo Zagreb II: 12: (0)
  • 2016–2018: Lokomotiva: 51: (4)
  • 2018–2019: Dinamo Zagreb: 24: (0)
  • 2018: → Lokomotiva (loan): 11: (3)
  • 2019–: Birmingham City: 124: (6)
  • 2022–: → Hertha BSC (loan): 13: (0)
  • 2012: Croatia U16: 6: (0)
  • 2012–2013: Croatia U17: 21: (0)
  • 2013–2014: Croatia U18: 4: (0)
  • 2014–2015: Croatia U19: 8: (3)
  • 2014–2019: Croatia U21: 18: (1)
  • 2017: Croatia: 1: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 22:07, 12 November 2022 (UTC)

Ivan Šunjić is a defensive midfielder who currently plays for Hertha BSC on loan from Birmingham City. Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina on 9 October 1996.

He started his career with hometown club FK Sarajevo before moving to Bundesliga side Hamburger SV in 2016. He joined Birmingham City in January 2019 and made his debut the same month against Fulham FC.

Bosnia and Herzegovina at youth level, making his senior international debut aged 18 in 2017 against Hungary.[1] Ivan Šunjić is a Croatian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for English club Birmingham City.

He began his career with Dinamo Zagreb, before moving to Lokomotiva in 2016. In 2018 he joined Dinamo's satellite team, Lokomotiva II, and then signed for Birmingham City the following year. 

Croatia at international level on multiple occasions, most notably playing in their victorious campaign at the UEFA European Under-19 Championship in 2014.

After impressing with Birmingham City during the 2019–20 season he was called up to represent Croatia again for their upcoming matches against England and Scotland.

45. Filip Uremović

Filip Uremović Career

  • : Papuk Velika
  • 2013–2015: Cibalia
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2015–2016: Cibalia: 12: (0)
  • 2016–2018: Dinamo Zagreb II: 45: (2)
  • 2018: Olimpija Ljubljana: 18: (1)
  • 2018–2022: Rubin Kazan: 90: (1)
  • 2022: → Sheffield United (loan): 3: (0)
  • 2022–: Hertha BSC: 7: (0)
  • 2016–2018: Croatia U19: 5: (1)
  • 2018–2019: Croatia U21: 9: (2)
  • 2020–: Croatia: 6: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 5 January 2023, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 14 November 2020

Filip Uremović was born on 11 February 1997 in Požega, Croatia. He started his career at Papuk Velika before joining Bundesliga side Hertha BSC in 2013.

Filip made 31 appearances for Hertha during the 2016/17 season and helped the club secure a spot in the UEFA Europa League proper. The defender has continued to feature regularly for Hertha since then, making 46 appearances across all competitions so far in 2018/19 campaign alone.

Filip is also capped by Croatia at youth level and featured prominently throughout their run to the semi-finals of the 2019 European Under-21 Championship which they ultimately lost to Portugal after a penalty shootout following a 0–0 draw on aggregate Filip Uremović is a Croatia international who has played for Dinamo Zagreb II and Rubin Kazan in his senior career.

He joined Olimpija Ljubljana earlier this year on loan, before joining Sheffield United later in the season. Filip Uremović is an attacking midfielder with a lot of speed and dribbling ability, which he uses to create chances for himself or team-mates. 

His impressive stats show that he is one of the most prolific midfielders in Croatian football history, having scored over 100 goals during his time at both Dinamo Zagreb II and Rubin Kazan.

Filip Uremović has represented Croatia at various age levels, including under-19s and under-21s, where he has won silverware on multiple occasions including the UEFA European Championship qualifiers in 2018 and 2019 respectively. 

He is still young (just 23 years old), so there's plenty of potential left in him to continue playing at the highest level possible for many more years to come.

46. Wilfried Kanga



  • 2004–2007: FCM Garges-lès-Gonesse
  • 2007–2009: FC Villepinte
  • 2009–2010: Sevran FC
  • 2010–2016: Paris Saint-Germain
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2016–2017: Paris Saint-Germain: 0: (0)
  • 2016–2017: → Créteil (loan): 24: (5)
  • 2017–2020: Angers II: 8: (8)
  • 2017–2020: Angers: 33: (2)
  • 2020–2021: Kayserispor: 14: (2)
  • 2021–2022: Young Boys: 33: (15)
  • 2022–: Hertha BSC: 14: (2)
  • 2016: Ivory Coast U20: 1: (0)
  • 2018: France U20: 4: (1)
  • 2022–: Ivory Coast: 1: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 31 July 2022, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 17:32, 12 November 2022 (UTC)

Wilfried Kanga is a young French winger who currently plays for Hertha BSC. He began his career at FCM Garges-lès-Gonesse, before moving to FC Villepinte in 2009.

In 2010, Wilfried signed with Paris Saint-Germain and made his debut the following year. Wilfried has been capped at youth level by France and represented them at various U17 and U19 tournaments.

He was part of the PSG squad that won the Ligue 1 title in 2017–18 season and also played in their UEFA Champions League campaign that ended in defeat to Liverpool Fc. Wilfried Kanga is a versatile and experienced defender who has played for several big clubs in France.

He started his career at Paris Saint-Germain, where he was part of their back line that won Ligue 1 in 2016 and 2017. 

In January 2019, Kanga joined Créteil on loan until the end of the season. He made his international debut for Ivory Coast in 2016 and has since represented them at U20 level as well as senior levels.

In November 2022, he will be appearing for Hertha BSC after signing a contract with them earlier that month.

47. Jessic Ngankam


  • –2006: Füchse Berlin Reinickendorf
  • 2006–2019: Hertha BSC
  • Years: Team: Apps: (Gls)
  • 2019–2022: Hertha BSC II: 25: (12)
  • 2020–2022: Hertha BSC: 19: (2)
  • 2021–2022: → Greuther Fürth (loan): 6: (2)
  • 2022: Greuther Fürth: 0: (0)
  • 2022–: Hertha BSC: 0: (0)
  • 2022–: Hertha BSC II: 1: (0)
  • 2017: Germany U17: 4: (0)
  • 2018: Germany U18: 3: (0)
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 5 January 2023, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 16:18, 16 May 2020 (UTC)

Jessic Ngankam is a German forward who currently plays for Hertha BSC. Jessic was born on 20 July 2000 in Berlin, Germany. Jessic began his career with Füchse Berlin Reinickendorf before joining Hertha BSC in 2019.

Jessic is 1.80 metres tall and has played as a forward throughout his youth career at Hertha BSC. In total, Jessic has made 97 appearances for Hertha BSC scoring 21 goals including 6 during the 2018–19 season which saw them win promotion to the Bundesliga for the first time in club history.

Jessic Ngankam is a young, promising goal scorer who has been impressing for Hertha BSC II this season. Ngankam was born in Germany to parents of Malian descent and played youth football with FC Stade Nyonnais before joining Hertha BSC II in 2016. 

Ngankam made his Bundesliga debut for Hertha BSC II earlier this year and has since scored 12 goals in 25 appearances.

With 19 international caps to her name, the 20-year-old striker is well on her way to becoming a regular member of the German national team squad.

48. Fredi Bobic

Fredi Bobic Career

  • 1979–1980: VfR Bad Cannstatt
  • 1980–1986: VfB Stuttgart II
  • 1986–1990: Stuttgarter Kickers
  • 1990–1992: TSF Ditzingen
  • 1992–1994: Stuttgarter Kickers
  • 1994–1999: VfB Stuttgart
  • 1999–2002: Borussia Dortmund
  • 2002: Bolton Wanderers (loan)
  • 2002–2003: Hannover 96
  • 2003–2005: Hertha BSC
  • 2006: Rijeka
  • 1994–2004: Germany
  • 2009–2010: Chernomorets Burgas (managing director)
  • 2010–2014: VfB Stuttgart (sporting director)
  • 2016–2021: Eintracht Frankfurt (sporting director)
  • 2021: Hertha BSC (sporting director)

Fredi Bobic is a former striker who played for various clubs in Germany and Slovenia. He was most recently the sporting director of Hertha BSC, where he helped guide the team to an eighth-place finish in the Bundesliga this season.

Bobic began his career with VfR Bad Cannstatt before spending three seasons with Stuttgarter Kickers. 

In 1999, he joined VfB Stuttgart and went on to score 148 goals over 69 appearances for the club while also helping them win two Bundesliga titles and a DFB-Pokal title during his time there.

At international level, Bobic has represented Slovenia at both U21 and senior levels and made 34 appearances between 1993 and 1999 scoring six times including one goal at Euro 2000 which saw him named as Slovenian Footballer of the Year that year. 

After leaving Stuttgart in 2003, Bobic spent two years without playing football before joining lowly FSV Zwickau where he scored 10 goals in 26 games over two seasons before retiring from professional football in 2006 at age 33 due to injury.

Also Played For: vfb stuttgart

Final Words

. . Hertha BSC is a professional football club based in Berlin, Germany. Founded in 1892, the team has won 16 German national championships and five European Cup/Champions League trophies.

Their most successful period was from the 1950s to the 1970s when they were one of the most successful clubs in Europe. As of 2006–07 season, Hertha are ranked third in Bundesliga table with 37 points behind Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund who are first and second respectively.

The current head coach of Hertha is Pal Dardai

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