Martina Müller (footballer)

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Martina Müller
Martina Müller.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1980-04-18) 18 April 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth Kassel, West Germany
Height 1.61 m (5 ft 3 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
VfL Wolfsburg
Number 25
Youth career
SG Helsa
FSC Lohfelden
SG Kaufungen
TSV Jahn Calden
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2000 FSV Frankfurt 22 (15)
2000–2005 SC 07 Bad Neuenahr 79 (65)
2005– VfL Wolfsburg 168 (111)
National team
2001– Germany 101 (37)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:05, 25 May 2013 (UTC)[2].

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:12, 3 December 2012 (UTC)[1]

Martina Müller (born 18 April 1980) is a German footballer. She plays as a striker for VfL Wolfsburg and the German national team.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

Müller had played at several smaller clubs at youth level, before joining the reigning German champions FSV Frankfurt in 1998. Because many of club's star players, such as Birgit Prinz and Sandra Smisek, had left that summer, Müller immediately became a regular starter and helped the team avoid relegation. After two years, she moved to SC 07 Bad Neuenahr, where she played for four seasons. In 2005, she joined VfL Wolfsburg, at a time when the club had just been relegated to the second division. With 36 goals, Müller was the second Bundesliga top-scorer the following season, helping Wolfsburg to achieve immediate promotion back to the German top flight.

Müller remained with Wolfsburg in their 2012–13 breakout season, when they won a treble of Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal and UEFA Women's Champions League. In May 2013's Champions League final at Stamford Bridge Müller scored the decisive penalty kick to defeat Olympique Lyonnais 1–0. The result halted Lyon's 118–match unbeaten run and stopped the French team winning a third successive continental title.[3]

International[edit]

Müller made her debut for the German national team against the United States in July 2000. In the following years, she won several major titles with Germany, almost exclusively as a reserve player, often coming on as a late substitute. Müller won her first international trophy at the 2001 European Championship. Two years later, she was part of Germany's winning team at the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup. She had three appearances and scored twice in the tournament.

At the 2004 Summer Olympics, Müller claimed the bronze medal. She again became world champion at the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup, where she played in four matches, coming from the bench in all of them. She scored Germany's third goal in the semi-final against Norway. Müller won the European Championship a second time with Germany in 2009, and was called up for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup squad.[1]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Germany's goal tally first:

Source: [4]

Honours[edit]

International[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Nationalspielerin Martina Müller" (in German). DFB.de. Retrieved 23 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Martina Müller" (in German). Framba.de. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Women's Champions League: Wolfsburg beat Lyon in final". British Broadcasting Corporation. 23 May 2013. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Players Info M. Müller Goals". DFB. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Bastian Schweinsteiger ist Fußballer des Jahres" (in German). kicker.de. 28 July 2013. Retrieved 28 July 2013. 

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