German professional Jonas Hector is considered as an important part of the national football team of his country. He plays in the position of his teams’ left back. Also, he represents 1.FC Köln.
Jonas Hector Biography
Jonas Hector, who has never been associated with any youth programme, is one of those players who become an important part of his team with assists and proper support. He is not much about bright and pompous displays but acts as a true team player in an obscure style.
Jonas Hector Full Biography
Jonas Hector Early Career
Hector never played in any youth programme of a soccer club. Instead, he played in the fifth division for SV Auersmacher. So, he stayed associated with the team from 1998 2009, he began his senior career at the first team of the same club. He was only 20 at that time he joined the first team for 2009-10 team. During his tenure at the team, he amassed 34 match appearances, scoring 9 goals in them.
Jonas Hector Köln Career
From SV Auersmacher, the club based in his hometown of Saarland, Hector made a move to 1.FC Köln in the year 2010. Though this was the reserve team, he got a promotion to the first team for 2012–13. He got his debut in the opening round in DFB-Pokal. In the match played in August 2012, his club faced SpVgg Unterhaching. Again in August, Hector debuted in a 2.Bundesliga game, facing FC Erzgebirge Aue. Soon, he succeeded in establishing himself capable of being a starting player for the team; and, he appeared in 24 matches of the league during that season.
Even in 2013–14, he started in 33 of 34 matches by Köln and the club earned a win in the second division championship, thus getting promoted to the Bundesliga . In November 2013, he made his first ever pro goal in his career in a match against 1. FC Union Berlin, in which his team secured a 4–0 win. After this, in the following season, Hector once again appeared in all but one matches of FC Köln in the league. Thus, during this time, he debuted in Bundesliga in the first match of the campaign against Hamburger SV. In October 2014, he made his first goal of Bundesliga, in a match at Eintracht Frankfurt which ended in a 3–2 loss.
Jonas Hector Full Club Career
Jonas Hector Recent Career
He became the 2014–15 Player of the Season for his team; the announcement came up on the official site, which mentioned that he received 54.41% votes. in December 2015, he also became Winner of the Year for Cologne, as declared by Express, a newspaper in Cologne; additionally, they named the defender “Mr. Reliable”. In February 2016, Hector led Köln as the captain of the team for the first time in his career, and the match came to a draw of 1–1 with Hamburger SV. As 2015–16 came to an end, Hector reportedly made 20 blocks in the Bundesliga campaign, which became the highest number of crosses blocked.
After the success that he gained in that season and a wonderful Euro campaign, he grabbed the attention of big teams like Liverpool and Chelsea. This led to negotiations on the player’s new contract. In August 2016, he signed a contract extension keeping him in the team till 2021. During his time, the greatest achievement of his club was winning the 2. Bundesliga in 2013–14.
Jonas Hector International Career
In November 2014, Hector received his first call-up to join the national football team of Germany. This took place right before the qualifying round of UEFA Euro 2016; and Hector was asked to represent the team in a game in which Germany faced Gibraltar, as well as in a friendly match against Spain. The reason behind the team management’s decision to include Hector was to find out more about the player since he had shown good form for Cologne. He debuted for Germany in a match that ended in a 4–0 victory against Gibraltar, and the match took place in November. He replaced Erik Durm and played for the final 18 min of the match.
Then, in September 2015, Hector began in the qualifier match of Euro 2016 where his team faced Poland. He made assists in the goals made by Thomas Müller and Mario Götze, and thus, he made his position as a right back even stronger in the national team. Then in March 2016, Hector’s first goal came for the country in a match that ended with a 4–1 victory for Germany against Italy. In May 2016, Hector became part of the squad of 23 players, finalized for representing Germany in the UEFA Euro 2016. In July 2016, Hector made the match-winning shot during the penalty shootout at the quarter-final match against Italy. Thus, he helped his team to go to the semi-final match of the Euro 2016 campaign.
Jonas Hector Germany Career
After that, in November 2016, Hector made two more goals in a qualifying match of FIFA World Cup 2018, facing San Marino. Thus, he helped Germany win the match with a massive score of 8–0. In 2017, Hector became part of the squad of Germany for FIFA Confederations Cup. During his tenure, Hector has so far earned 36 caps and scored 3 goals, all of which came in the year 2016-17. For the rest of his tenure, he has made some important assists and helped his team score, while remaining obscure.
Jonas Hector Personal Life
Jonas Hector was born in Saarbrücken, the capital city of the German state named Saarland. His father’s name is Erhard and his mom is Monika. Jonas has a brother named Lucas Hector, who is also a football player. Hector is the only member of the German football team who has never been part of a youth academy. He used to play in the fifth division of SV Auersmacher; and when he got the offer to join youth programme of 1. FC Saarbrücken, which was the biggest club in the town of Auersmacher, he refused to move.
He later admitted that he was happily playing with his friends at his small club, and had not even dreamed of playing in Bundesliga. Hailing from the Auersmacher, near the border of France, it seemed that he was so loyal to the club to dream big.
Jonas Hector Net Worth
The current market value of Jonas Hector is £16.20 million. This is a drop from his previous value of £18 million, also his highest market value so far, which he achieved in 2017. As a result of his current value, he is the highest earning FC Cologne player at the moment. And also 44th among all players participating in Bundesliga. Besides, his market value helps him to acquire the 16th place among the highest paid right-backs in the world. He has the 29th highest value among Germans while being ranked at 326 among players worldwide. Additionally, he acquires the 26th place among all players born in 1990, on the basis of current market value.
Jonas Hector Individual awards
Unfortunately, Hector has no list of big individual awards to boast of. However, it is not an award that shows proves the skill of a player. He has received enormous appreciation for his performances as a team player, from the media as well as from critics.