Per Mertesacker

Date of birth29 September 1984
Place of birthHannover
NationalityGerman
Weight90 kg
Height1.98 m
PositionDefender/Centre back

Per Mertesacker was included in Germany's 2014 World Cup squad.

His contract at Arsenal was extended to June 2018 in January 2017.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Hannover 96 01 Jul 2003 08 Aug 2006
Werder Bremen 08 Aug 2006 31 Aug 2011
Arsenal 31 Aug 2011 30 Jun 2018

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2003-04 Hannover 96 Bundesliga 13
2004-05 Hannover 96 Bundesliga 31
2
1
2005-06 Hannover 96 Bundesliga 30
5
1
2006-07 Werder Bremen Bundesliga 23
1
1
2
2006-07 Werder Bremen UEFA Champions League 1
1
2007-08 Werder Bremen Bundesliga 26
1
3
1
2010-11 Werder Bremen UEFA Champions League 1
2011-12 Arsenal FA Cup 1
2011-12 Arsenal Premier League 21
2
2011-12 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 5
2012-13 Arsenal FA Cup 3
2012-13 Arsenal League Cup 1
2012-13 Arsenal Premier League 33
1
3
3
1
2012-13 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 6
1
2013-14 Arsenal FA Cup 5
1
1
2013-14 Arsenal League Cup 1
2013-14 Arsenal Premier League 35
2
3
2013-14 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 10
1
2014-15 Arsenal FA Cup 4
2
2014-15 Arsenal Premier League 35
2
2014-15 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 9
2015-16 Arsenal FA Community Shield 1
2015-16 Arsenal FA Cup 3
2015-16 Arsenal League Cup 2
2015-16 Arsenal Premier League 24
1
1
2015-16 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 5
1
2016-17 Arsenal FA Cup 1
2016-17 Arsenal Premier League
1
2017-18 Arsenal FA Community Shield 1
2017-18 Arsenal FA Cup 1
1
1
2017-18 Arsenal League Cup 1
2017-18 Arsenal Premier League 4
2
1
2017-18 Arsenal UEFA Europa League 3


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
01 Nov 2003 1.FC Köln v Hannover 96 W 1-2 Bundesliga 11
06 Mar 2004 Borussia Mönchengladbach v Hannover 96 L 1-0 Bundesliga 23
13 Mar 2004 Hannover 96 v 1.FC Kaiserslautern L 0-1 Bundesliga 24
20 Mar 2004 Schalke 04 v Hannover 96 D 2-2 Bundesliga 25
27 Mar 2004 Hannover 96 v Borussia Dortmund D 1-1 Bundesliga 26
03 Apr 2004 TSV 1860 München v Hannover 96 W 0-2 Bundesliga 27
11 Apr 2004 Hannover 96 v 1.FC Köln W 1-0 Bundesliga 28
18 Apr 2004 Werder Bremen v Hannover 96 D 0-0 Bundesliga 29
24 Apr 2004 Hannover 96 v VfB Stuttgart L 0-1 Bundesliga 30
01 May 2004 SC Freiburg v Hannover 96 L 4-1 Bundesliga 31
08 May 2004 Hannover 96 v Eintracht Frankfurt W 3-0 Bundesliga 32
15 May 2004 Hannover 96 v VfL Wolfsburg D 0-0 Bundesliga 33
22 May 2004 VfL Bochum v Hannover 96 L 3-1 Bundesliga 34
07 Aug 2004 Bayer Leverkusen v Hannover 96 L 2-1 Bundesliga 1
29 Aug 2004 Borussia Dortmund v Hannover 96 D 1-1 Bundesliga 3
12 Sep 2004 Hannover 96 v SC Freiburg D 2-2 Bundesliga 4
18 Sep 2004 Werder Bremen v Hannover 96 L 3-0 Bundesliga 5
25 Sep 2004 Hannover 96 v Schalke 04 W 1-0 Bundesliga 6
28 Sep 2004 Hannover 96 v Arminia Bielefeld L 0-1 Bundesliga 2
02 Oct 2004 Hansa Rostock v Hannover 96 W 1-3 Bundesliga 7
17 Oct 2004 Hannover 96 v VfL Wolfsburg W 3-0 Bundesliga 8
23 Oct 2004 Borussia Mönchengladbach v Hannover 96 W 0-2 Bundesliga 9
26 Oct 2004 Hannover 96 v 1.FC Kaiserslautern W 3-1 Bundesliga 10
30 Oct 2004 Hannover 96 v VfL Bochum W 3-0 Bundesliga 11
06 Nov 2004 Bayern München v Hannover 96 L 3-0 Bundesliga 12
13 Nov 2004 Hannover 96 v 1.FSV Mainz 05 W 2-0 Bundesliga 13
21 Nov 2004 1.FC Nürnberg v Hannover 96 D 1-1 Bundesliga 14
28 Nov 2004 Hannover 96 v VfB Stuttgart D 0-0 Bundesliga 15
04 Dec 2004 Hamburger SV v Hannover 96 W 0-2 Bundesliga 16
11 Dec 2004 Hannover 96 v Hertha Berlin L 0-1 Bundesliga 17
23 Jan 2005 Hannover 96 v Bayer Leverkusen L 0-3 Bundesliga 18
29 Jan 2005 Arminia Bielefeld v Hannover 96 W 0-1 Bundesliga 19
05 Feb 2005 Hannover 96 v Borussia Dortmund L 1-3 Bundesliga 20
05 Mar 2005 Hannover 96 v Hansa Rostock L 0-1 Bundesliga 24
12 Mar 2005 VfL Wolfsburg v Hannover 96 L 1-0 Bundesliga 25
19 Mar 2005 Hannover 96 v Borussia Mönchengladbach W 2-1 Bundesliga 26
02 Apr 2005 1.FC Kaiserslautern v Hannover 96 W 0-2 Bundesliga 27
09 Apr 2005 VfL Bochum v Hannover 96 L 1-0 Bundesliga 28
16 Apr 2005 Hannover 96 v Bayern München L 0-1 Bundesliga 29
23 Apr 2005 1.FSV Mainz 05 v Hannover 96 L 2-0 Bundesliga 30
01 May 2005 Hannover 96 v 1.FC Nürnberg W 1-0 Bundesliga 31
07 May 2005 VfB Stuttgart v Hannover 96 L 1-0 Bundesliga 32
14 May 2005 Hannover 96 v Hamburger SV W 2-1 Bundesliga 33
21 May 2005 Hertha Berlin v Hannover 96 D 0-0 Bundesliga 33
06 Aug 2005 Hannover 96 v Hertha Berlin D 2-2 Bundesliga 1
13 Aug 2005 1.FC Nürnberg v Hannover 96 D 1-1 Bundesliga 2
27 Aug 2005 Hamburger SV v Hannover 96 D 1-1 Bundesliga 3
10 Sep 2005 Hannover 96 v Eintracht Frankfurt W 2-0 Bundesliga 4
17 Sep 2005 Bayern München v Hannover 96 L 1-0 Bundesliga 5
20 Sep 2005 Hannover 96 v VfL Wolfsburg L 2-4 Bundesliga 6
24 Sep 2005 Schalke 04 v Hannover 96 L 2-0 Bundesliga 7
01 Oct 2005 Hannover 96 v MSV Duisburg D 1-1 Bundesliga 8
16 Oct 2005 1.FC Köln v Hannover 96 W 1-4 Bundesliga 9
22 Oct 2005 Hannover 96 v Werder Bremen D 0-0 Bundesliga 10
30 Oct 2005 DSC Arminia Bielefeld v Hannover 96 L 4-1 Bundesliga 11
05 Nov 2005 Hannover 96 v 1.FSV Mainz 05 D 2-2 Bundesliga 12
20 Nov 2005 VfB Stuttgart v Hannover 96 D 2-2 Bundesliga 13
26 Nov 2005 Hannover 96 v 1.FC Kaiserslautern W 5-1 Bundesliga 14
03 Dec 2005 Borussia Dortmund v Hannover 96 W 0-2 Bundesliga 15
10 Dec 2005 Hannover 96 v Borussia Mönchengladbach D 1-1 Bundesliga 16
17 Dec 2005 Bayer Leverkusen v Hannover 96 D 0-0 Bundesliga 17
18 Feb 2006 Hannover 96 v Bayern München D 1-1 Bundesliga 22
25 Feb 2006 VfL Wolfsburg v Hannover 96 L 2-1 Bundesliga 23
04 Mar 2006 Hannover 96 v Schalke 04 L 1-2 Bundesliga 24
11 Mar 2006 MSV Duisburg v Hannover 96 D 0-0 Bundesliga 25
18 Mar 2006 Hannover 96 v 1.FC Köln W 1-0 Bundesliga 26
25 Mar 2006 Werder Bremen v Hannover 96 L 5-0 Bundesliga 27
02 Apr 2006 Hannover 96 v DSC Arminia Bielefeld L 0-1 Bundesliga 28
08 Apr 2006 1.FSV Mainz 05 v Hannover 96 D 0-0 Bundesliga 29
16 Apr 2006 Hannover 96 v VfB Stuttgart D 3-3 Bundesliga 30
22 Apr 2006 1.FC Kaiserslautern v Hannover 96 L 1-0 Bundesliga 31
02 May 2006 Hannover 96 v Borussia Dortmund L 1-2 Bundesliga 32
06 May 2006 Borussia Mönchengladbach v Hannover 96 D 2-2 Bundesliga 33
12 May 2006 Hannover 96 v Bayer Leverkusen D 2-2 Bundesliga 34


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2004-05 Germany FIFA Confederations Cup 5
1
2004-05 Germany International Friendly 7
1
2004-05 Germany UEFA Under-21 1
2005-06 Germany FIFA World Cup 6
2005-06 Germany International Friendly 10
1
1
2006-07 Germany International Friendly 1
2006-07 Germany UEFA European Championship 3
2007-08 Germany International Friendly 5
1
2007-08 Germany UEFA European Championship 11
2008-09 Germany FIFA World Cup 4
2008-09 Germany International Friendly 2
2009-10 Germany FIFA World Cup 10
2009-10 Germany International Friendly 4
2010-11 Germany International Friendly 1
2010-11 Germany UEFA European Championship 5
2011-12 Germany International Friendly 4
2011-12 Germany UEFA European Championship 2
2012-13 Germany FIFA World Cup 5
1
2012-13 Germany International Friendly 4
2013-14 Germany FIFA World Cup 7
2
1
2013-14 Germany International Friendly 5
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
09 Oct 2004 Iran v Germany W 0-2 International Friendly
12 Oct 2004 Germany v Austria W 2-0 UEFA U21 Group 6
17 Nov 2004 Germany v Cameroon W 3-0 International Friendly
16 Dec 2004 Japan v Germany W 0-3 International Friendly
21 Dec 2004 Thailand v Germany W 1-5 International Friendly
09 Feb 2005 Germany v Argentina D 2-2 International Friendly
04 Jun 2005 Northern Ireland v Germany W 1-4 International Friendly
08 Jun 2005 Germany v Russia D 2-2 International Friendly
15 Jun 2005 Germany v Australia W 4-3 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
18 Jun 2005 Germany v Tunisia W 3-0 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
21 Jun 2005 Germany v Argentina D 2-2 FIFA Confederations Cup Group A
25 Jun 2005 Germany v Brazil L 2-3 FIFA Confederations Cup Semi-final
29 Jun 2005 Germany v Mexico W 4-3 FIFA Confederations Cup 3rd place
17 Aug 2005 Netherlands v Germany D 2-2 International Friendly
03 Sep 2005 Slovakia v Germany L 2-0 International Friendly
07 Sep 2005 Germany v South Africa W 4-2 International Friendly
08 Oct 2005 Turkey v Germany L 2-1 International Friendly
12 Oct 2005 Germany v China PR W 1-0 International Friendly
12 Nov 2005 France v Germany D 0-0 International Friendly
01 Mar 2006 Italy v Germany L 4-1 International Friendly
22 Mar 2006 Germany v USA W 4-1 International Friendly
27 May 2006 Germany v Luxembourg W 7-0 International Friendly
30 May 2006 Germany v Japan D 2-2 International Friendly
02 Jun 2006 Germany v Colombia W 3-0 International Friendly
09 Jun 2006 Germany v Costa Rica W 4-2 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
14 Jun 2006 Germany v Poland W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
20 Jun 2006 Ecuador v Germany W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Finals Group A
24 Jun 2006 Germany v Sweden W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals - Round of 16
30 Jun 2006 Germany v Argentina W 1-1 (4-2) FIFA World Cup Quarter-final
04 Jul 2006 Germany v Italy L 0-2 FIFA World Cup Semi-final
07 Feb 2007 Germany v Switzerland W 3-1 International Friendly
24 Mar 2007 Czech Republic v Germany W 1-2 UEFA European Championship Group D
02 Jun 2007 Germany v San Marino W 6-0 UEFA European Championship Group D
06 Jun 2007 Germany v Slovakia W 2-1 UEFA European Championship Group D
22 Aug 2007 England v Germany W 1-2 International Friendly
08 Sep 2007 Wales v Germany W 0-2 UEFA European Championship Group D
13 Oct 2007 Republic of Ireland v Germany D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group D
17 Oct 2007 Germany v Czech Republic L 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group D
17 Nov 2007 Germany v Cyprus W 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group D
21 Nov 2007 Germany v Wales D 0-0 UEFA European Championship Group D
06 Feb 2008 Austria v Germany W 0-3 International Friendly
26 Mar 2008 Switzerland v Germany W 0-4 International Friendly
27 May 2008 Germany v Belarus D 2-2 International Friendly
31 May 2008 Germany v Serbia W 2-1 International Friendly
08 Jun 2008 Germany v Poland W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
12 Jun 2008 Croatia v Germany L 2-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
16 Jun 2008 Austria v Germany W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group B
19 Jun 2008 Germany v Portugal W 3-2 UEFA European Championship Finals quarter-final
25 Jun 2008 Germany v Turkey W 3-2 UEFA European Championship Finals semi-final
29 Jun 2008 Germany v Spain L 0-1 UEFA European Championship Finals final
11 Oct 2008 Germany v Russia W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
15 Oct 2008 Germany v Wales W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
19 Nov 2008 Germany v England L 1-2 International Friendly
11 Feb 2009 Germany v Norway L 0-1 International Friendly
28 Mar 2009 Germany v Liechtenstein W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
01 Apr 2009 Wales v Germany W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
12 Aug 2009 Azerbaijan v Germany W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
09 Sep 2009 Germany v Azerbaijan W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
10 Oct 2009 Russia v Germany W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 4
18 Nov 2009 Germany v Ivory Coast D 2-2 International Friendly
03 Mar 2010 Germany v Argentina L 0-1 International Friendly
29 May 2010 Hungary v Germany W 0-3 International Friendly
03 Jun 2010 Germany v Bosnia and Herzegovina W 3-1 International Friendly
13 Jun 2010 Germany v Australia W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
18 Jun 2010 Germany v Serbia L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
23 Jun 2010 Ghana v Germany W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals Group D
27 Jun 2010 Germany v England W 4-1 FIFA World Cup Finals - Round of 16
03 Jul 2010 Argentina v Germany W 0-4 FIFA World Cup Quarter-final
07 Jul 2010 Germany v Spain L 0-1 FIFA World Cup Semi-final
10 Jul 2010 Uruguay v Germany W 2-3 FIFA World Cup Finals 3rd place
03 Sep 2010 Belgium v Germany W 0-1 UEFA European Championship Group A
07 Sep 2010 Germany v Azerbaijan W 6-1 UEFA European Championship Group A
08 Oct 2010 Germany v Turkey W 3-0 UEFA European Championship Group A
12 Oct 2010 Kazakhstan v Germany W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group A
09 Feb 2011 Germany v Italy D 1-1 International Friendly
26 Mar 2011 Germany v Kazakhstan W 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group A
06 Sep 2011 Poland v Germany D 2-2 International Friendly
07 Oct 2011 Turkey v Germany W 1-3 UEFA European Championship Group A
11 Oct 2011 Germany v Belgium W 3-1 UEFA European Championship Group A
15 Nov 2011 Germany v Netherlands W 3-0 International Friendly
26 May 2012 Switzerland v Germany L 5-3 International Friendly
31 May 2012 Germany v Israel W 2-0 International Friendly
07 Sep 2012 Germany v Faroe Islands W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group C
12 Oct 2012 Republic of Ireland v Germany W 1-6 FIFA World Cup Europe group C
16 Oct 2012 Germany v Sweden D 4-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group C
14 Nov 2012 Netherlands v Germany D 0-0 International Friendly
06 Feb 2013 France v Germany W 1-2 International Friendly
22 Mar 2013 Kazakhstan v Germany W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group C
26 Mar 2013 Germany v Kazakhstan W 4-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group C
29 May 2013 Ecuador v Germany W 2-4 International Friendly
02 Jun 2013 USA v Germany L 4-3 International Friendly
14 Aug 2013 Germany v Paraguay D 3-3 International Friendly
06 Sep 2013 Germany v Austria W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group C
10 Sep 2013 Faroe Islands v Germany W 0-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group C
11 Oct 2013 Germany v Republic of Ireland W 3-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group C
19 Nov 2013 England v Germany W 0-1 International Friendly
05 Mar 2014 Germany v Chile W 1-0 International Friendly
01 Jun 2014 Germany v Cameroon D 2-2 International Friendly
06 Jun 2014 Germany v Armenia W 6-1 International Friendly
16 Jun 2014 Germany v Portugal W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group G
21 Jun 2014 Germany v Ghana D 2-2 FIFA World Cup Finals group G
26 Jun 2014 USA v Germany W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group G
30 Jun 2014 Germany v Algeria W 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals - Round of 16
08 Jul 2014 Germany v Brazil W 7-1 FIFA World Cup Semi-final
13 Jul 2014 Germany v Argentina W 1-0 FIFA World Cup Final


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.