Britta Carlson

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Britta Carlson
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Britta Carlson in 2015
Personal information
Date of birth (1978-03-03) 3 March 1978 (age 41)
Place of birth Kiel, Germany
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Playing position Defender / Midfielder
Youth career
TSV Altenholz
SV Friedrichsort
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Schmalfelder SV
0000–2004 Hamburger SV
2004–2007 Turbine Potsdam
2007–2008 VfL Wolfsburg
National team
2004–2007 Germany 31 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 April 2007

Britta Carlson (born 3 March 1978) is a German former football midfielder who played in the Frauen Bundesliga for Hamburger SV, Turbine Potsdam and VfL Wolfsburg. She was capped 31 times for the Germany women's national football team.

Club career[edit]

Carlson won the UEFA Women's Cup with Turbine Potsdam in 2005, as well as the 2006 Bundesliga and the Frauen DFB Pokal in 2005 and 2006.[1] In October 2008, following a season with Wolfsburg, Carlson retired from football. She had been plagued by a persistent knee injury.[2]

She subsequently joined the coaching staff at Wolfsburg and served as an ambassador for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany.

International career[edit]

In 31 appearances for the senior Germany team Carlson hit four goals and collected a winners' medal from UEFA Women's Euro 2005. Her debut came on 4 March 2004 in a 1–0 defeat to China in Fürth, and she won her last cap on 12 March 2007 in the 3–0 win over Denmark.[2]

Carlson was named as an alternate for the 2004 Olympics in Athens,[3] and was disappointed to be overlooked for the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup squad.[4]




  1. ^ "Britta CARLSON". Retrieved 4 January 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Carlson hangs up her boots". 23 October 2008. Retrieved 4 January 2012.
  3. ^ "Olympic football tournaments Athens 2004 report and statistics" (PDF). Retrieved 4 January 2012.
  4. ^ "We ask…Britta Carlson". 28 July 2008. Retrieved 4 January 2012.

External links[edit]

Britta CarlsonFIFA competition record