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UPDATED 06:51 17th July 2012

A hugely popular figure with the Stoke City supporters, Robert was one of the mainstays of the team’s defence throughout last season’s lengthy campaign, filling in at right-back on occasion while primarily continuing his formidable central defensive partnership with Ryan Shawcross.

The German international, who has been capped 19 times by his country, has developed a mutually appreciative relationship with the Club’s fans since his £5m move from Middlesbrough in the summer of 2009.

His rock-solid combination with captain Shawcross at the heart of City’s back four has been the foundation for the Club’s continued success in the Premier League.

Many credit Huth as one of the Potters’ most consistent performers in recent times and that good form was rewarded with the signing of a new contract earlier this summer.

Despite representing the country of his birth, Huth has played his entire professional career in England since joining Chelsea’s youth Academy from Union Berlin in 2001.

He enjoyed a memorable five-year stint at Stamford Bridge despite making only 43 first-team appearances, with most of those coming under Claudio Ranieri before José Mourinho saw fit to use the defender as an emergency striker.

Huth completed a £6m transfer to Middlesbrough after the 2006 World Cup, where he joined up with future Potters team-mate Jonathan Woodgate.

Following the Teesiders’ relegation from the Premier League at the end of the 2008-09 campaign, Huth upped sticks to the Potteries in late August, along with Boro team-mate Tuncay.

While the latter’s stint at the Club was short-lived, Huth has gone on to firmly establish himself in the team and remains a big part of Tony Pulis’ plans for the future.