Johan Djourou, a player of London side Arsenal, was born on 18 January 1987 in the capital of Côte d'Ivoire. His family moved to Geneva when he was a child.
At the age of 13, Johan went in for football and joined local club Étoile Carouge as a midfielder two years later. In 2003 the young footballer was invited by London side Arsenal. In 2007 Djourou was sent on loan to Birmingham City, but he went back to his parent club five months later. In 2013 he had a spell with German Hannover 96 and later on with Hamburg.
From 2006 Johan plays for the Switzerland national team and has already made 40 appearances and scored one goal.
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