Annike Krahn

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Annike Krahn
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Personal information
Full name Annike Berit Krahn
Date of birth (1985-07-01) 1 July 1985 (age 31)
Place of birth Bochum, West Germany
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Bayer Leverkusen
Number 5
Youth career
1989–1993 SV Westfalia Weitmar 09
1993–1998 SV Waldesrand Linden
1998–2002 TuS Harpen
2002–2004 SG Wattenscheid 09
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2012 FCR 2001 Duisburg 146 (8)
2012–2015 Paris Saint-Germain 52 (2)
2015– Bayer Leverkusen 0 (0)
National team
2002–2004 Germany U19 29 (10)
2005–2006 Germany U21 8 (0)
2007–2016 Germany 137 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:43, 8 June 2015 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 August 2016

Annike Krahn (born 1 July 1985) is a German footballer. She plays as a centre back for Bayer Leverkusen.[1]



Krahn started playing football at the age of four. She played at SV Westfalia Weitmar 09, SV Waldesrand Linden, TuS Harpen and SG Wattenscheid 09 at youth level, before joining FCR 2001 Duisburg in 2004. Krahn was runner-up in the Bundesliga five times with Duisburg, including four seasons in a row from 2005 to 2008. She won the German Cup twice with the club and claimed the UEFA Women's Cup with Duisburg in the 2008–09 season.

During qualification for the UEFA Women's Champions League against Glasgow City in August 2010, Krahn tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee. She missed the entire 2010–11 Bundesliga season.[2] Following the 2011–12 season she left Duisburg after eight years seeking a new challenge.[3]

She signed a two-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain on 20 July 2012.[4][5] She announced that she would leave Paris at the end of the 2014–15 season.[6]

She joined Bayer Leverkusen at the start of the 2015–16 season.[7]

Krahn (on the left) playing for PSG in 2012.


In 2004, Krahn was runner-up with Germany at the 2004 UEFA Women's U-19 Championship and later that year won the 2004 FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship. She made her debut for the German senior national team in a friendly match against Australia in January 2005. The 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup was Krahn's first major tournament. Initially a reserve player, she started for Germany in the second group match against England after veteran Sandra Minnert got injured. Alongside Kerstin Stegemann, Ariane Hingst and Linda Bresonik, Krahn was part of Germany’s defence which did not concede a single goal in the entire tournament.

One year later, she won the bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics and she was part of Germany's team winning the country's seventh title at the 2009 European Championship. Krahn has been called up for Germany's 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup squad.[1]

She was part of the squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics, where Germany won the gold medal.[8]

She retired from international football on 23 August 2016.[9]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Germany's goal tally first:

Krahn – goals for Germany
# Date Location Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 22 September 2007 Wuhan, China  North Korea 3–0 3–0 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup
2. 1 November 2007 Volendam, Netherlands  Netherlands 1–0 1–0 UEFA Women's Euro 2009 qualifying
3. 29 May 2008 Kassel, Germany  Wales 3–0 4–0 UEFA Women's Euro 2009 qualifying
4. 27 August 2009 Tampere, Finland  France 2–0 5–1 UEFA Women's Euro 2009
5. 26 October 2013 Koper, Slovenia  Slovenia 4–0 13–0 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification




FCR 2001 Duisburg




  1. ^ a b c "Nationalspielerin Annike Krahn" (in German). Retrieved 18 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Sport-Informations-Dienst (13 August 2010). "Nationalspielerin Krahn erleidet Kreuzbandriss" (in German). Retrieved 18 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Krahn leaves Duisburg" (in German). 28 June 2012. Retrieved 28 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "Krahn-Wechsel zu Paris Saint-Germain perfekt" (in German). Women Soccer. 20 July 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "Annike Krahn hat sich für Paris St. Germain entschieden" (in German). Frauenfußball Info. 20 July 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "Nationalspielerin Krahn verlässt Paris" (in German). 27 May 2015. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  7. ^ "Zurück in der Bundesliga: Nationalspielerin Krahn wechselt zu Bayer" (in German). 2 June 2015. Retrieved 2 June 2015. 
  8. ^ "Gold for Germany as Neid finishes in style". 19 August 2016. 
  9. ^ "Krahn und Behringer treten aus Nationalteam zurück" (in German). 23 August 2016. Retrieved 23 August 2016. 

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