VfL Wolfsburg (women)

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VfL Wolfsburg
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Full name Verein für Leibesübungen Wolfsburg e. V. (Sports club)
Verein für Leibesübungen Wolfsburg Fußball GmbH (Professional football club)
Founded 2003
Ground AOK-Stadion
Wolfsburg
Ground Capacity 21,600
Chairman Hans-Dieter Pötsch
Manager Ralf Kellermann
League Bundesliga
2014–15 2nd

The women's association football section of VfL Wolfsburg is playing in the top division of Germany the Bundesliga. The club has won the UEFA Women's Champions League in 2013 and 2014.

History[edit]

VfR Eintracht Wolfsburg was founded in 1973. The team was founding member of the Bundesliga. In 2003 the team joined VfL Wolfsburg.

The first season under the new name was in 2003–04, which ended with an eighth place, the next season the team was relegated to the 2nd Bundesliga in 12th place but gained direct promotion in the following 2005–06 season. After a fifth place in 2009–10, Wolfsburg grew up one year later, contending for the title and managed to be runner-up in 2011–12.

In the 2012–13 season Wolfsburg won the UEFA Women's Champions League.[1] Two weeks prior the team achieved its first Bundesliga title.[2] They were the second team, after 1. FFC Frankfurt to complete the treble, by also winning the domestic cup competition.[3] This was the first time that the same year both in men's and women's fooball, clubs from the same nation, complete the treble, with the men's club being Bayern Munich. They were also the first German football team to successfully defend their Champions League title.

Current squad[edit]

As of 1 January 2015[4]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Germany GK Almuth Schult
2 Germany DF Luisa Wensing
3 Hungary MF Zsanett Jakabfi
4 Sweden DF Nilla Fischer
5 Germany DF Johanna Tietge
6 Germany DF Maren Tetzlaff
7 Germany MF Viola Odebrecht
8 Germany DF Babett Peter
9 Germany MF Anna Blässe
10 Germany MF Selina Wagner
11 Germany FW Alexandra Popp
12 Germany GK Jana Burmeister
13 Germany MF Nadine Keßler (captain)
14 Germany MF Lina Magull
No. Position Player
16 Switzerland DF Noëlle Maritz
17 Germany DF Laura Vetterlein
18 Switzerland MF Vanessa Bernauer
19 Japan FW Yūki Ōgimi
20 Germany DF Stephanie Bunte
22 Germany DF Verena Faißt
23 Serbia FW Jovana Damnjanović
24 Germany DF Joelle Wedemeyer
25 Germany FW Martina Müller
26 Norway MF Caroline Graham Hansen
27 Germany MF Isabel Kerschowski
28 Germany MF Lena Goeßling
29 Germany GK Merle Frohms
31 Germany MF Julia Simic

Former notable players[edit]

Honours[edit]

2012–13, 2013–14
2012–13, 2013–14
2012–13, 2014–15

Record in UEFA Women's Champions League[edit]

Season Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2012–13 Round of 32 Poland Unia Racibórz 6–1 5–1 11–2
Round of 16 Norway Røa 4–1 1–1 5–2
Quarterfinals Russia Rossiyanka 2–1 2–0 4–1
Semifinals England Arsenal 2–1 2–0 4–1
Final France Lyon 1–0
2013–14 Round of 32 Estonia Pärnu JK 13–0 14–0 27–0
Round of 16 Sweden LdB Malmö 3–1 2–1 5–2
Quarterfinals Spain Barcelona 3–0 2–0 5–0
Semifinals Germany Turbine Potsdam 4–2 0–0 4–2
Final Sweden Tyresö FF 4–3
2014–15 Round of 32 Norway Stabæk 2–1 1–0 3–1
Round of 16 Austria Neulengbach 7–0 4–0 11–0
Quarter-finals Sweden Rosengård 1–1 3–3 4–4
Semi-finals France Paris 0–2 2–1 2–3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Müller helps Wolfsburg end Lyon reign". uefa.com (UEFA). 23 May 2013. Retrieved 24 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Wolfsburg wrap up title, Lyon reach final". uefa.com (UEFA). 12 May 2013. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Wolfsburg win maiden German Women's Cup". uefa.com (UEFA). 19 May 2013. Retrieved 24 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Players and Staff". Retrieved 8 January 2015. 

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