Hunt with Werder in 2009.
|Full name||Aaron Hunt|
|Date of birth||4 September 1986|
|Place of birth||Goslar, West Germany|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking Midfielder|
|Current club||Werder Bremen|
|1997–2001||Goslarer SC 08|
|2003–2007||Werder Bremen II||37||(8)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 November 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).
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 and, on 3 March 2007, bagged a hat-trick in the 3–0 league win against VfL Bochum. 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.
Having a German father and an English mother, 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'.
In October 2006, he appeared for Germany under-21s in a 2007 European Championship qualification playoff against England, 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 Côte d'Ivoire, 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. However, he successfully appealed the decision shortly thereafter and the ban was dropped.
- "Hunt signs Bremen extension". UEFA.com. 27 November 2006. Retrieved 9 January 2010.
- "Hunt hat-trick boosts Bremen hopes". UEFA.com. 6 March 2007. Retrieved 9 January 2010.
- "Hunt graces his fatherland". UEFA.com. 5 September 2005. Retrieved 9 January 2010.[dead link]
- 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.
- "Hunt ready to put Germany first". UEFA.com. 6 October 2006. Retrieved 9 January 2010.
- "Germans appeal against Hunt ban". BBC Sport. 13 November 2006. Retrieved 26 October 2007.
- "U21 star cleared of racist abuse". BBC Sport. 8 December 2006. Archived from the original on 29 September 2007. Retrieved 26 October 2007.
- Aaron Hunt at Werder.de
- Aaron Hunt at transfermarkt.de (German)
- Aaron Hunt at fussballdaten.de (German)