Jérôme Agyenim Boateng (born 3 September 1988) is a German professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Bundesliga club Bayern Munich and the Germany national team.
Boateng started his career at Hertha BSC where he developed from the youth ranks to the main team. After his first season at Hertha, he soon signed for Hamburger SV and established himself as an integral part of the team, helping Hamburg reach the two consecutive UEFA Europa League semi-finals. After one season in England with Manchester City, he joined Bayern Munich in 2011 and has since won domestic and European honours with the club, notably the continental treble in the 2012–13 and 2019–20 seasons.
Boateng played in the Germany under-21 side, which won the 2009 Euro U-21 Championship and was soon promoted to the national side. Boateng has since accumulated over 70 caps and represented Germany at UEFA Euro 2012, Euro 2016, 2010 World Cup, 2014 World Cup, and 2018 World Cup. He was a key member of his country’s victory in the 2014 World Cup. He is the younger half-brother of fellow footballer Kevin-Prince Boateng.
On 14 December 2019, Boateng made his 300th appearance for Bayern in a match against Werder Bremen.
Boateng also regained his place in the starting XI, often partnering up with David Alaba, after Niklas Süle suffered a long-term injury in September 2019 and Bayern’s new signing Lucas Hernandez suffered from minor injuries. He regained his form in this season and performed very well, completing his second continental treble.