Katharina Lindner

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Katharina Lindner
Personal information
Date of birth (1979-09-03) September 3, 1979 (age 34)
Place of birth Munich, Germany
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Glasgow City
Number 7
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996–1999 1. FFC Frankfurt
1999–2002 Hartford Hawks[1] 87 (26)
2004 Western Mass Lady Pioneers
2005–2011 Glasgow City
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1 December 2009.
† Appearances (Goals).

Katharina "Kat" Lindner (born 3 September 1979) is a German former female footballer who most recently played her club football for Glasgow City in Scotland.[2] A former German international at youth level, Lindner gave up the opportunity to represent her country at senior level by moving to the USA on a college scholarship.

Club career[edit]

Lindner grew up in Kleinostheim and joined 1. FFC Frankfurt aged 16. She won a double with Frankfurt in 1999 before accepting a scholarship in America.[3]

While attending the University of Hartford in 2000, Lindner was named an NSCAA 1st team All-American.[4]

Lindner joined Glasgow City in 2005 after moving to Scotland to complete a PhD in film studies.[5] She quickly established herself as a pivotal member of Glasgow City's strike force and was voted the club's player of the year on two occasions.

When Lindner announced plans to retire from football ahead of the 2011 Scottish Women's Cup final, Glasgow City manager Eddie Wolecki-Black paid tribute to her contribution: "Kat, few would argue, is without doubt one of the finest players ever to play in Scotland and it has been a pleasure working with such a committed and talented athlete. She will be a big loss to our attacking options."[6]

She represented Glasgow City in European competition more often than any other player and held the record for the most European appearances for a Scottish club.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Individual career records". University of Hartford. Retrieved 2 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Glasgow City's Katharina Lindner hits double milestone". BBC Sport. 7 October 2010. Retrieved 9 October 2010. 
  3. ^ Bernhard Kux (29 July 2009). "Katharina Lindner: "Münchner Kindl" trifft Bayern-Frauen" (in German). Womensoccer.de. Retrieved 2 January 2011. 
  4. ^ Dave Litterer (31 January 2010). "The Year in American Soccer, 2000". American Soccer History Archives. Retrieved 2 January 2011. 
  5. ^ Fraser Wilson (6 January 2009). "Bundesliga star Kat leads Glasgow City title defence". Daily Record. Retrieved 2 January 2011. 
  6. ^ "Glasgow Duo look to end with cup win". She Kicks. 11 November 2011. Retrieved 13 November 2011. 

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