Nilla Fischer

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Nilla Fischer
Nilla Fischer (cropped).jpg
Fischer in 2013.
Personal information
Full name Åsa Nilla Maria Fischer[1]
Date of birth (1984-08-02) 2 August 1984 (age 29)
Place of birth Kristianstad, Sweden
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Centre back / Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
VfL Wolfsburg
Youth career
Verums GoIF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2000 Vittsjö GIK
2000–2003 Kristianstad/Wä DFF
2003–2011 LdB FC Malmö 136 (24)
2012–2013 Linköpings FC 33 (2)
2013– VfL Wolfsburg 4 (0)
National team
2001– Sweden 107 (18)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 October 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:49, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

Åsa Nilla Maria Fischer (born 2 August 1984) is a Swedish footballer for VfL Wolfsburg and the Swedish national team.[2] She was previously the captain of LdB FC Malmö.

Fischer won most of her caps for Sweden as a defensive midfielder after her debut versus Norway in January 2001.[3] Approaching a century of appearances, she was converted to a centre back by coach Pia Sundhage in 2013.[4]

The change in position coincided with an upturn in goalscoring form for Fischer, who scored three times for hosts Sweden at UEFA Women's Euro 2013.[5] Her performances in Sweden's run to the semi-finals prompted a contract offer from European Champions VfL Wolfsburg and Fischer agreed to move to Germany from 1 January 2014.[6] In August 2013 the clubs reached a deal for "grateful" Fischer's immediate transfer.[7] Fischer played the first competitive game for her new side in the Bundesliga 2013-14 season opener against Bayern Munich in front of a home crowd of 8.249 fans on 7 September 2013.

Personal life[edit]

In 2013 Fischer gave an interview to QX magazine in which she announced her intention to marry her female partner. In December 2013 she married her partner Mariah-Michaela [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nilla Fischer". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Nilla Fischer till Linköping Svenskfotboll.se
  3. ^ "Fischer, Nilla" (in Swedish). Swedish Football Association. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  4. ^ Juvet, Jo (21 May 2013). "Confident Fischer's case for Sweden's defence". UEFA.com. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  5. ^ Johansson, Robert ‏ (15 July 2013). "Fischer enjoys her goalscoring glory". UEFA.com. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "Wolfsburg seal deal for Sweden defender Fischer". UEFA.com. 30 July 2013. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "Fischer completes Wolfsburg move". UEFA.com. 14 August 2013. Retrieved 14 August 2013. 
  8. ^ Weinemo, Pontus (3 July 2013). "Fischer gifter sig med flickvännen efter EM" (in Swedish). Expressen. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 

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