Robert Huth is a professional footballer who currently plays as a defender for the Premier League club Stoke City and is a former German international defender and has played for the Germans in the FIFA World Cup 2006 at home. Born in East Berlin, Huth played at two local clubs at youth level after which, he was signed by Premier League giants Chelsea in 2001 for the academy before he broke into the first team.
However, after being handed his first senior call up to the side by then manager Claudio Ranieri, he failed to establish himself in a defensive lineup that included the likes of former England captain John Terry, Portugal international Ricardo Carvalho, and Frenchman William Gallas and was armed out to fellow Premier League club Middlesbrough for a transfer fee of £ 6 million. Robert Huth spent three seasons at the Riverside club before newly promoted Premier League club Stoke City paid £ 5 million for his signature, which was then the record transfer fee for the club.
The 2010/11 season was the most successful season he has had at the club in which he played in the FA Cup final for the club, losing 1-0 to Manchester City and was named the club’s Player of the Season. With the signing of former England players Jonathan Woodgate and Matthew Upson, Huth has also played at right back for the club.
Robert Huth made his debut for the German national team at a very young age and played for the Germany Under-21 team between 2004 and 2005 and was handed his debut by the senior national team in 2004 as well. He was a part of the Germany team that played in the FIFA Confederations Cup of 2005 and the FIFA World Cup of 2006 on home soil.