Aaron Hunt

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Aaron Hunt
Aaron Hunt - SV Werder Bremen (1).jpg
Hunt with Werder in 2009.
Personal information
Full name Aaron Hunt
Date of birth (1986-09-04) 4 September 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Goslar, West Germany
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Attacking Midfielder
Club information
Current team
VfL Wolfsburg
Number 10
Youth career
1993–1997 VfL Oker
1997–2001 Goslarer SC 08
2001–2003 Werder Bremen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2007 Werder Bremen II 37 (8)
2004–2014 Werder Bremen 214 (46)
2014– VfL Wolfsburg 1 (0)
National team
Germany U16 5 (1)
Germany U17 10 (6)
2005–2009 Germany U21 13 (3)
2009– Germany 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21:22, 22 August 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 29 May 2013

Aaron Hunt (born 4 September 1986) is a German footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for VfL Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga.

Club career[edit]

Werder Bremen[edit]

After spending his first season at Werder Bremen in the reserves, in the year the side achieved the double, Hunt made his first division debut on 18 September 2004, as a substitute against Hannover 96. On his first appearance in the starting line-up, against Borussia Mönchengladbach on 12 February 2005, he scored his first league goal, becoming Werder Bremen's youngest-ever goalscorer at the age of 18 years and 161 days.

Early in 2006, Hunt suffered a mysterious knee injury, which after some months was found to be bursitis. As a result, he missed the remainder of the season following the winter break. In November, he renewed his club link until 2010[1] and, on 3 March 2007, bagged a hat-trick in the 3–0 league win against VfL Bochum.[2] At that point, Werder moved to second in the league, but eventually finished second to VfB Stuttgart, with Hunt netting a career-best nine goals.

In March 2014 when, after receiving a penalty, he successfully asked the referee to overturn his decision and admitted to having come under no contact from the opposition player.[3]

VfL Wolfsburg[edit]

Hunt signed for VfL Wolfsburg on 26 May 2014.[4]

International career[edit]

Having a German father and an English mother,[5] Hunt was eligible to play for both Germany or England. His mother's family all live in the London area and his grandfather went to the same north-east school as Sir Bobby Charlton.

However, Hunt stated that he would only play internationally for his birth nation. When asked which team he would represent at international level, Hunt said, 'I feel very honoured and extremely happy that England have expressed an interest in me and even watched me play. But I am clear in my mind that I want to play for Germany. This is where I have grown up and played all my football, and it seems a logical decision to make'.[6]

In October 2006, he appeared for Germany under-21s in a 2007 European Championship qualification playoff against England,[7] in Coventry. On 6 November 2009, Hunt was nominated for Germany for the two friendly games on 14 November 2009 against Chile and on 18 November 2009 against Ivory Coast, making his debut in the latter game (the one against Chile had been cancelled).

In November 2006, Hunt was charged by UEFA for serious unsporting behaviour, after complaints of racist remarks in the second leg of the under-21 playoff against England. He was banned for two games.[8] However, he successfully appealed against the decision shortly thereafter and the ban was dropped.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total Ref.
Club League Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Germany League DFB-Pokal DFB-Ligapokal Europe Total
Werder Bremen II Regionalliga Nord 2003–04 7 2 7 2 [10]
2004–05 22 6 22 6 [11]
Werder Bremen Bundesliga 2004–05 10 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 14 1 [11][12]
2005–06 7 0 3 2 1 0 6 0 17 2 [13][14]
Werder Bremen II Regionalliga Nord 2005–06 6 1 6 1 [13]
2006–07 2 0 2 0 [15]
Werder Bremen Bundesliga 2006–07 28 9 1 0 1 0 12 0 42 9 [15][16]
2007–08 14 1 1 0 0 0 5 1 20 2 [17]
2008–09 18 2 2 0 8 0 28 2 [18]
2009–10 32 9 6 1 8 1 46 11 [19]
2010–11 29 3 2 0 7 0 38 3 [20]
2011–12 18 3 1 0 19 3 [21]
2012–13 28 11 1 0 29 11 [22]
2013–14 31 7 1 0 32 7 [23]
Werder Bremen totals 215 46 21 3 2 0 47 2 285 51
Werder Bremen II totals 37 9 37 9
VfL Wolfsburg Bundesliga 2014–15 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 [24]
Career totals 253 55 22 3 2 0 47 2 324 60
Last updated: 22 August 2014

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Werder Bremen[25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hunt signs Bremen extension". UEFA.com. 27 November 2006. Retrieved 9 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Hunt hat-trick boosts Bremen hopes". UEFA.com. 6 March 2007. Retrieved 9 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Werder Bremen's Aaron Hunt owns up to dive in penalty area". BBC Sport. 10 March 2014. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Hunt vor Wechsel zum VfL Wolfsburg". Süddeutsche Zeitung (in German). 26 May 2014. Retrieved 27 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Hunt graces his fatherland". UEFA.com. 5 September 2005. Retrieved 10 January 2014. 
  6. ^ Edwards, John (3 November 2009). "Aaron Hunt turns down plea to play for England and pledges his future to Germany". dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 5 April 2012. 
  7. ^ "Hunt ready to put Germany first". UEFA.com. 6 October 2006. Retrieved 9 January 2010. 
  8. ^ "Germans appeal against Hunt ban". BBC Sport. 13 November 2006. Retrieved 26 October 2007. 
  9. ^ "U21 star cleared of racist abuse". BBC Sport. 8 December 2006. Archived from the original on 29 September 2007. Retrieved 26 October 2007. 
  10. ^ "Aaron Hunt" (in German). Fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  11. ^ a b "Hunt, Aaron". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  12. ^ "Aaron Hunt" (in German). Fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "Hunt, Aaron". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  14. ^ "Aaron Hunt" (in German). Fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  15. ^ a b "Hunt, Aaron". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  16. ^ "Aaron Hunt" (in German). Fussballdaten.de. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  17. ^ "Hunt, Aaron". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  18. ^ "Hunt, Aaron". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  19. ^ "Hunt, Aaron". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  20. ^ "Hunt, Aaron". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  21. ^ "Hunt, Aaron". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  22. ^ "Hunt, Aaron". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  23. ^ "Hunt, Aaron". kicker.de. kicker. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  24. ^ "Hunt, Aaron". kicker.de (in German). kicker. Retrieved 22 August 2014. 
  25. ^ "A. Hunt". Soccerway. Retrieved 22 August 2014. 

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