Ana-Maria Crnogorčević

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Ana-Maria Crnogorčević
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Ana-Maria Crnogorčević, August 2011
Personal information
Full name Ana-Maria Crnogorčević
Date of birth (1990-10-03) 3 October 1990 (age 23)
Place of birth Steffisburg, Switzerland
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
FFC Frankfurt
Number 21
Youth career
2001–2004 FC Steffisburg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2009 FC Rot-Schwarz Thun
2009 FC Thun
2009–2010 Hamburger SV 39 (13)
2011– FFC Frankfurt 40 (13)
National team
2009– Switzerland 55 (29)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 March 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 March 2014

Ana-Maria Crnogorčević (born 3 October 1990) is a Swiss footballer of Croat descent. She plays as a striker for FFC Frankfurt in the Frauen Bundesliga and represents the Switzerland women's national football team. A fast player with good heading ability,[1] Crnogorčević is considered alongside Ramona Bachmann one of Switzerland's most talented female footballers.[2][3]

Club career[edit]

Crnogorčević began her club career with FC Steffisburg at age 11. In 2004 she moved to FC Rot-Schwarz Thun, then later to FC Thun. In 2009 she helped Rot-Schwarz win the Swiss Cup final. Crnogorcevic scored a hat-trick in the 8-0 win over FC Schlieren.[4] She was also top-scorer with 24 goals in the Nationalliga A.[4] In September 2009 she joined German Bundesliga team Hamburger SV. She made her debut for HSV on 27 September, scoring in a 3–2 win at SG Essen-Schönebeck. Crnogorčević finished her first season in Germany with eight goals from 19 appearances.[5]

After a body painting photo shoot with the Bild newspaper, Crnogorčević was proclaimed the most attractive footballer in Germany.[2][3]

International career[edit]

Crnogorčević in December 2011

Crnogorčević, who has dual nationality, turned down an approach to play for Croatia when she was 17.[1] Instead she scored 25 goals in 29 games for the Switzerland U19 team.[1] At the 2009 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship in Belarus, she reached the semi-final with her team. On 12 August 2009 she made her debut for the Swiss senior team in a friendly against Sweden.[6] In August 2010 she scored five goals in an 8–0 World Cup qualifying win over Kazakhstan.[7]

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Michael Krobath (2010-09-07). "Ana Crnogorcevic: "I Don't Have the Figure for It"". Credit Suisse. Retrieved 2010-09-29. 
  2. ^ a b "Ana Marie (18): Wir haben die schönste Bundesliga-Spielerin!" (in German). Blick. 2009-09-30. Retrieved 2010-09-29. 
  3. ^ a b "Swiss outsiders thinking big". FIFA.com. 2010-05-12. Retrieved 2010-09-29. 
  4. ^ a b Erik Garin (2009-12-31). "Switzerland (Women) 2008/09". RSSSF.com. Retrieved 2010-09-29. 
  5. ^ "Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic" (in German). Framba.de. Retrieved 2010-09-29. 
  6. ^ "Portrait" (in German). Football.ch. Archived from the original on 28 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-29. 
  7. ^ "Switzerland 8-0 Kazakhstan". UEFA.com. Archived from the original on 4 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-29. 

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