Jansen at practice with Mönchengladbach in 2005.
|Full name||Marcell Jansen|
|Date of birth||4 November 1985|
|Place of birth||Mönchengladbach, West Germany|
|Height||1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Playing position||Left winger / Left wingback|
|Current club||Hamburger SV|
|2009–||Hamburger SV II||1||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:08, 18 May 2013 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).
Marcell Jansen (German pronunciation: [maʁˈsɛl ˈjansən]; born 4 November 1985) is a German footballer who plays as a left winger or left wingback for Hamburger SV and the German national team. He is well known for his accurate crossing and pace, despite his tall stature. Jansen has represented his country on 35 occasions so far, scoring three times showing up as a left back. On occasions, he has even played as a striker, a term declaring his versatility.
Borussia Mönchengladbach 
Joining Borussia Mönchengladbach from local SV Lürrip in 1994, Jansen was already capped various times for Germany on youth level when then Mönchengladbach manager Ewald Lienen appointed him to act as an unused substitute in a Bundesliga fixture of the club against Hannover 96 (0–2) in September 2003. Ironically that remained Ewald Lienen's final game in charge of Mönchengladbach and Jansen had to go on playing for the U-19 of the club. The start of the 2004–05 season saw the player gaining senior status, getting his games with the U-23 of the club in the fourth German division under manager Horst Köppel. A change of manager in Mönchengladbach's professional squad saw Dick Advocaat taking charge and soon after the Dutchman relied on Jansen, giving the left-footed defender the opportunity to debut in Mönchengladbach's first team in an away fixture at Hertha BSC (0–6) in December 2004. When the result turned out to become a disaster in the second-half, Jansen even caused a foul inside the box, resulting in a penalty. However, Dick Advocaat kept faith in him despite this rather uninspiring debut. An injury that sidelined Mönchengladbach's skipper Christian Ziege in winter training worked out Jansen's big first-team opportunity. A string of impressive performances later he was even able to keep newly signed Belgian international Filip Daems (Ziege's proposed replacement) off the starting berth on left-back and enjoyed a bright debut season in the professional game, winning a key role for the German U21 as well. After making 9 nine appearances for Mönchengladbach, Jansen scored his first goal in a 2–2 draw against VfL Bochum.
His second season in the professional game worked out to be an even bigger success for Jansen. Helping his club to a comfortable season without any relegation fear, Jansen signed a new three-year deal with Mönchengladbach after several big European sides had begun to scout him extensively then.
Bayern Munich 
Jansen moved in July 2007 to Bayern Munich for a fee of about €10 million. Following his move to Munich, Jansen made his Bayern Munich debut in a friendly match coming on for Philipp Lahm on a 46th minutes in a 4–0 win over Swiss side FC Schaffhausen and scored his first and only goal for Bayern Munich in the friendly match in a 13–0 win over FC 07 Albstadt. Jansen made his debut in a Bayern Munich shirt on the opening day of the season 2007–08 in a 3–0 win over Hansa Rostock. His time at Bayern Munich who was hampered by an ankle injury which put him out of action for three months in his first season as he did not play much for Bayern Munich. In his second season, Jansen found himself on the bench for Bayern's opening two matches of the new Bundesliga campaign after Jürgen Klinsmann criticized Jansen's performance in the Euro 2008 tournament. Jansen made 17 Bundesliga, ten UEFA Cup and three DFB Cup appearances for the club.
Hamburger SV 
On 28 August 2008, Hamburg announced the signing of Jansen for a fee of €8 million. Two days after his move, Jansen made his debut for Hamburg in a 4–2 win over Arminia Bielefeld. On 7 December 2008, Jansen scored his first goal for Hamburg in a 2–1 win over 1. FC Köln. It was his first goal in the league since his time at Borussia Mönchengladbach. At Hamburg, his primary role is a left winger and he began to be in the attacking position. In June 2012 he extended his contract with HSV until June 2015.
International career 
World Cup 2006 
Jansen previously played for Germany at under-21 level and was called up to the senior side for a friendly against Slovakia on 3 September 2005 in Bratislava. He made his debut in that match, coming on as a half-time substitute for Thomas Hitzlsperger as Germany lost 2–0. After appearing in further internationals for Germany, Jansen was subsequently named in the final 23-man German squad for the 2006 World Cup. He initially started out as first-choice on the left with usual left back Philipp Lahm being moved to right back to accommodate him. After some below-par performances prior to the tournament, Klinsmann benched him and put Lahm in at left back again. With Lahm in good form, Jansen was restricted to only one appearance throughout the tournament, Germanys bronze medal winning match against Portugal.
Euro 2008 
He eventually earned a recall for several Euro 2008 qualifiers, including the 6–0 hammering of San Marino, in which he scored his first international goal. He was part of Joachim Löw's squad for the main tournament, and after playing the full 90 minutes in the 2–0 win against first group opponent Poland, he was then benched in Germanys 2–1 loss in the second group game against Croatia, and only came on as a substitute against Portugal in the quarter final, against Turkey in the semi final and in Germanys 1–0 loss against Spain in the final.
World Cup 2010 
Jansen was injured prior to the World Cup in South Africa, but he was still called up by Löw for Germanys squad. He came on as substitute in the matches against Ghana, Argentina and Spain. He played in the starting lineup and scored in the 3–2 2010 World Cup third place win for Germany against Uruguay.
Germany's first competitive game after the World Cup, a 1–0 win in a Euro 2012 qualifying match against Belgium was his last international appearance. Until 2 years later when he was called up against Kazakhstan for the 2014 World Cup qualifying.
International goals 
|1||2 June 2007||Frankenstadion, Nuremberg, Germany||San Marino||2–0||6–0||Euro 2008 Q|
|2||28 March 2009||Zentralstadion, Leipzig, Germany||Liechtenstein||2–0||4–0||2010 WCQ|
|3||10 July 2010||Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth, South Africa||Uruguay||2–2||3–2||2010 FIFA World Cup|
National team 
- FIFA World Cup Third Place: 2006, 2010
- UEFA European Football Championship Runner-up: 2008
- FIFA Confederations Cup Third Place: 2005
Career statistics 
|Club||Season||Domestic League||Domestic Cup||European Competition||All Competitions|
- "FC Bayern holt Nationalspieler Marcell Jansen" (in German). sueddeutsche.de. 24 May 2007. Retrieved 30 June 2009.
- "New signings on target in Schaffhausen". FC Bayern Munich Official Website. 11 July 2007. Retrieved 16 February 2012.
- "Schweinsteiger marks comeback with brace". FC Bayern Munich Official Website. 15 July 2007. Retrieved 16 February 2012.
- "Match Report:Bayern Munich v Hasna Rostock". ESPN Soccernet. 11 August 2007. Retrieved 16 February 2012.
- "Marcell Jansen moves north". Club news. Bundesliga. 27 August 2008. Retrieved 28 August 2008.
- "Bayern's Jansen switches to Hamburg". CNN. 28 August 2008. Retrieved 16 February 2012.
- "Jansen verlängert HSV-Vertrag bis 2015". Die Welt. 27 August 2008. Retrieved 15 July 2012.
- "Marcell Jansen" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 15 November 2012.
- Official website (German)
- Marcel Jansen at transfermarkt.de (German)
- Marcel Jansen at fussballdaten.de (German)
- Marcell Jansen career stats at Soccerbase
- ESPN Soccernet Profile