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

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 League Cup 1
2017-18 Arsenal Premier League 1
1
2017-18 Arsenal UEFA Europa League 2


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 D 3-3 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
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 Qualifying
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
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.