Bayer 04 Leverkusen (women)

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Bayer Leverkusen
Bayer 04 Leverkusen logo.svg
Full name TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen e. V.
Bayer 04 Leverkusen Fußball
GmbH (Football)
Nickname(s) Werkself ("Factory Squad")
Founded 1 July 2008
Ground Jugendleistungszentrum Kurtekotten
Ground Capacity 1,140
President Wolfgang Holzhäuser
Manager Thomas Obliers
League Bundesliga
2015–16 10th

The origin of Bayer Leverkusen women's football section lies at the SSG 09 Bergisch Gladbach, which in the 1970s and 1980s was the dominating club in German women's football. In that period Bergisch Gladbach won the national women's football championship nine times which today is still the record. They also won the DFB-Pokal three times. After the inception of the Bundesliga in 1990 their performance declined through the 1990s, eventually leading to relegation.

In 1996 the women's team moved from SSG 09 Bergisch Gladbach to TuS Köln rrh.. At Köln the team played mostly second-tier football with a few seasons in the third tier in between. Their greatest success was a semi-final appearance in the 2007–08 cup. However the team was not able to find sponsors, that would help to realize the team's ambitions of playing Bundesliga football again. Contemporaneously Bayer Leverkusen pronounced their interest to establish a women's football section of their own. On 25 June 2008 the women's football department of TuS Köln rrh. disbanded to join Bayer Leverkusen.

In their first season at Bayer Leverkusen the team finished 7th in the south group of the 2nd Bundesliga. The following season Leverkusen became champion of the 2nd Bundesliga and will thus play in the Bundesliga in the 2010-11 season. In its debut season the team was 8th.

The following season the team finished 11th in the table, yet wasn't relegated as Hamburger SV announced its disestablishment of the women's section. Since the 2012-13 season, Leverkusen has been coached by Thomas Obliers.

Current squad[edit]

As of 2 September 2016 [1]

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 Anna Klink
2 Germany DF Frederike Kempe
3 Germany DF Melissa Friedrich
4 Germany DF Lena Schrum
7 Germany MF Jessica Wich
8 Germany MF Ramona Petzelberger
9 Germany MF Merle Barth
10 Germany FW Turid Knaak
11 Germany FW Nina Ehegötz
14 Hungary MF Henrietta Csiszár
26 Jordan MF Sarah Abu-Sabbah
18 Germany FW Gianna Rackow
No. Position Player
15 Germany MF Rebecca Knaak
16 Germany MF Laura Widak
17 Germany MF Marina Hegering
20 Republic of Macedonia FW Gentjana Rochi
19 Germany FW Lisa Schwab
21 Germany MF Francesca Weber
25 Germany MF Rieke Dieckmann
5 Germany DF Annike Krahn
29 Germany GK Leonie Doege
30 Austria GK Carolin Größinger
22 Portugal DF Ana Cristina Oliveira Leite
31 Switzerland DF Rachel Rinast
23 Germany MF Jil Ludwig

Former players[edit]

For details of current and former players, see Category:Bayer 04 Leverkusen (women) players.


Season League Place W D L GF GA Pts DFB-Pokal
2008–09 2nd Bundesliga (south) (II) 7 6 7 9 47 40 25 2nd round
2009–10 2nd Bundesliga (south) 1 17 3 2 62 19 54 Round of 16
2010–11 Bundesliga (I) 8 6 3 13 32 67 21 2nd round
2011–12 Bundesliga (I) 11 4 3 15 22 55 15 2nd round
2012–13 Bundesliga (I) 8 6 8 8 31 40 26 2nd round
2013–14 Bundesliga (I) 7 7 5 10 44 38 26 3rd round
2014–15 Bundesliga (I) 9 5 5 12 23 42 20 Round of 16
Green marks a season followed by promotion, red a season followed by relegation.


  • Kurt-Rieß-Anlage (2008-2011)
  • Ulrich-Haberland-Stadion (Amateurstadion) (2011-2015/16)
  • Jugendleistungszentrum Kurtekotten (since 2016/17)


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