Jerome Boateng made his Bundesliga debut with Hertha of his native Berlin in 2007 - at the tender age of 18. He soon moved on to Hamburg and Manchester City, before settling down in the Bavarian capital.
The West Berlin-born central defender is the half brother of Eintracht Frankfurt's Kevin-Prince Boateng. Although he has often been plagued by injury, Jerome Boateng, who was part of the 2014 World Cup-winning squad, is one of the first names on the lineup card, whether it is his coach at Bayern or national team coach Joachim Löw naming his squad.
After his preseason performances earned him praise from Bayern Munich players and staff, the 2014 World Cup winner was in the starting lineup against Dortmund. “He played a good game," Bayern coach Niko Kovac told DW.
A second half Javi Martinez header was enough for Bayern Munich to see off a stubborn Hertha Berlin side. Despite a second straight clean sheet, an injury to Kingsley Coman takes some of the gloss off Bayern's win.