June 20, 2010

2010 FIFA World Cup: Germany, 23-man roster.

Filed under: FIFA World Cup, 2010,Germany — admin @ 9:07 am

Germany 2010 World Cup squad.

The map shows the birthplaces and hometowns of the players on the Germany national team that is competing in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. At the bottom, left of the map page are photos of all the players in the German squad who have seen action in the first 5 matches in the competition (19 player photos). International appearances (aka caps) and international goals as of 3rd July, 2020 are listed.
From The, by Duncan White, Mesut Ozil at head of the vanguard for new generation (12 June, 2010).
These days, Germany fields an ethnically diverse squad. There are 5 players on the Germany squad who were born abroad. Three players were born in Soviet bloc-era Poland: starters Miroslav Klose and Lukas Podolski (both of Silesian heritage), and sub Piotr Trochowski. One player, midfielder Marko Marin, is a Bosnian Serb whose family fled war-torn Bosnia for Germany in 1991. One player, Cacau, is Brazilian-born and raised. He became a German citizen in 2009. While on the subject of players from abroad, it is worth mentioning that midfield wizard Mesut Özil is a third generation Turkish German. DF Serdar Tasci is also of Turkish origin. Starting midfielder Sami Khedira is a Tunisian-German. DF Jérôme Boateng is of Ghanian-German descent. And DF Dennis Aogo is of partly Nigerian descent.
Thanks to the contributors to the pages at, Germany national football team. Thanks to UK Soccer, for the photos of the Germany jerseys.

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