|Current Team:||Dundee F.C.|
|Birth Day:||January 31, 1985|
|Birth Place:||Edinburgh, Scotland|
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He came up through Heart of Midlothian's youth system, and played for Scotland's U21 team.
Christophe Berra plays for the team Dundee F.C.
Berra was born and raised in Edinburgh. He joined Heart of Midlothian on 26 April 2002 from their youth development system. He is one in a long line of young defenders, particularly centre backs, to have progressed through the Hearts youth system, including Paul Ritchie and Alan McLaren.
After impressive performances in the youth and Under-21 teams, Berra made his first team debut on 30 November 2003 as a substitute in a 2–1 defeat at Dundee United. He made only a handful of further appearances during the remainder of the 2003–04 season, but continued his development over the following campaigns, becoming an important member of the first-team squad.
He scored in a 2–0 victory against Kilmarnock in season 2005–06 which aided the Tynecastle club's push towards UEFA Champions League qualification. That season also saw him gain a Scottish Cup winner's medal after being a non-playing substitute in the 2006 Scottish Cup Final win against Gretna.
In July 2006, Berra signed a five-year deal with Hearts, before going on to play in the club's European ties in Champions League qualifiers and the UEFA Cup during a season that saw the club finish fourth. The following season, he became the youngest captain in the SPL after the departure of the previous Hearts captain Craig Gordon to Sunderland in August 2007.
Berra was eligible to play for both Scotland (through his mother) and France (through his father), although having been born and grown up in Scotland, he has always committed to Scotland, and has been capped at different age levels right up to the senior side. He made his senior international debut as a substitute, on 30 May 2008 in a 3–1 defeat against the Czech Republic at the AXA Arena in Prague. Berra made his first start for the national team in the Amsterdam Arena on 28 March 2009 in the match against the Netherlands as part of 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification.
Berra won international recognition at the end of the 2007–08 season and, during the close season, his growing reputation attracted the attention of Championship club Wolverhampton Wanderers. They made a reported £1.5 million bid to sign him, but it was not considered as Hearts were without a manager at the time. Wolves returned with an improved offer – reportedly £2million – on 27 January 2009, but it was again rejected. However, he eventually signed for Wolves for an undisclosed fee – believed to be around £2.5m – in a four-and-a-half-year deal on transfer deadline day. He made his club debut on 7 February 2009 in a 1–2 defeat at Coventry.
Berra scored his first goal for Scotland on 25 May 2011 against Wales in the 2011 Nations Cup. Scotland finished as runners-up in the tournament.
On 29 February 2012 he scored his second goal for Scotland, netting the equalizing goal in a 1–1 friendly draw with Slovenia at the Bonifika Stadium, Koper, Slovenia. Later that year, Berra was called up to the Scotland squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification. He featured in four of the group stage matches, with Scotland finishing fourth in the UEFA Group A. He scored his next goal for his country on 25 March 2015 when he scored the winning goal in a 1–0 win over Northern Ireland at Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland.
Berra signed for Ipswich Town, managed by his former Wolves manager Mick McCarthy, in July 2013. He made his debut for the club in a 0–2 away loss to Stevenage in a League Cup first-round tie on 6 August 2013. He made 46 appearances during his first season at Portman Road, as Ipswich finished 9th in the Championship. Berra formed a defensive partnership with Tommy Smith. He scored five league goals in the 2013–14 season, which was the third highest total by an Ipswich player that season. Berra won the Ipswich Town Supporters Player of the Season award for the 2013–14 season.
He continued as a first-team regular during the 2014–15 season, making his first appearance of the season in a 2–1 home win over Fulham on the opening day of the season. On 19 August, he scored a brace in a 2–2 draw with Birmingham City. He signed a new three-year contract with Ipswich in September 2014. Berra made 50 appearances in all competitions over the course of the season, scoring 6 goals, as Ipswich finished 6th in the league and qualified for the Championship play-offs.
Berra made his first appearance of the 2015–16 season on 11 August, starting in a 2–1 win over Stevenage in a League Cup first-round tie. He scored his first goal of the season in a 2–2 draw with Bolton Wanderers on 8 March 2016. He made a total of 44 appearances during the season, scoring once.
On 23 May 2017 Berra signed a pre-contract to return to Hearts. He made his second debut for the club on 18 July in the group stage of the Scottish League Cup, a 1–0 win at Elgin City. Four days later in the next game in the tournament, he scored his first goal since his comeback, heading Malaury Martin's corner kick in a 3–0 home win over East Fife. He won Heart's Player of the Year award during his first season back at the club, while also earning a place in the 2017–18 PFA Scottish Premiership Team of the Year.
Berra was part of Scotland's 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign. He scored in a 2–0 win over Malta at Hampden Park in a qualifier on 4 September 2017. Scotland finished third in their qualifying group.
In August 2018, Berra suffered a severe hamstring injury during a 1–0 win against Celtic. Hearts initially estimated that it would prevent him from playing for six months. He returned to action in December, and then extended his contract with Hearts in January. After signing the contract, Berra said he intended to retire as a Hearts player.
Currently, Christophe Berra is 36 years, 11 months and 27 days old. Christophe Berra will celebrate 37th birthday on a Monday 31st of January 2022.
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