VfL Wolfsburg (women)

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This article is about the women's football club. For the men's football club, see VfL Wolfsburg.
VfL Wolfsburg
logo
Full name Verein für Leibesübungen
Wolfsburg-Fußball GmbH
Founded 2003
Ground VfL-Stadium
Wolfsburg
Ground Capacity 21,600
Chairman Hans-Dieter Pötsch
Manager Ralf Kellermann
League Bundesliga
2013–14 1st

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 completed the treble, by also winning the domestic cup competition.[3] They were also the first German football team to defend their Champions League title.

Current squad[edit]

As of 7 September 2014
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)
No. Position Player
14 Germany MF Lina Magull
16 Switzerland DF Noëlle Maritz
17 Germany DF Laura Vetterlein
18 Switzerland MF Vanessa Bernauer
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

Honours[edit]

2012–13, 2013–14
2012–13, 2013–14
2012–13

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 Symbol keep vote.svg
Round of 16 Norway Røa 4–1 1–1 5–2 Symbol keep vote.svg
Quarterfinals Russia Rossiyanka 2–1 2–0 4–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
Semifinals England Arsenal 2–1 2–0 4–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
Final France Lyon 1–0 Symbol keep vote.svg
2013–14 Round of 32 Estonia Pärnu JK 13–0 14–0 27–0 Symbol keep vote.svg
Round of 16 Sweden LdB Malmö 3–1 2–1 5–2 Symbol keep vote.svg
Quarterfinals Spain Barcelona 3–0 2–0 5–0 Symbol keep vote.svg
Semifinals Germany Turbine Potsdam 4–2 0–0 4–2 Symbol keep vote.svg
Final Sweden Tyresö FF 4–3 Symbol keep vote.svg
2014–15 Round of 32 Norway Stabæk 2–1 1–0 3–1 Symbol keep vote.svg
Round of 16 Austria Neulengbach 7–0 4–0 11–0 Symbol keep vote.svg
Quarter-finals Sweden Rosengård

Former notable players[edit]

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. 

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