Fitschen in April 2012
|Date of birth||25 October 1968|
|Place of birth||Zeven, West Germany|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|1988–1992||VfR Eintracht Wolfsburg|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Together with Martina Voss and Silvia Neid, she is considered the most successful German women's soccer player, having won seven national titles and six DFB trophies. Fitschen competed for Germany at the 1996 and 2000 Summer Olympics.
Fitschen signed for the Women's United Soccer Association (WUSA) ahead of the inaugural season in 2001. She was allocated to Philadelphia Charge and scored the team's first ever goal in a 2–0 win at San Diego Spirit on 22 April 2001. Despite missing the final part of the season with a career-ending wrist injury, Fitschen was named WUSA Defensive Player of the Year.
Fitschen's senior debut for the West German national team came on 4 October 1986; in a 2–0 win over Denmark. She scored her first international goal in the same game after entering play as a substitute.
Following her retirement Fitschen received a special achievement award from UEFA, for her outstanding contribution to women's football.
- Bundesliga: Winner 1993–94, 1995–96, 1998–99, 2000–01
- DFB-Pokal: Winner 1992–93, 1998–99, 1999–00, 2000–01
- DFB-Hallenpokal: Winner 1997, 1998, 1999
- UEFA Women's Championship: Winner 1989, 1991, 1995, 1997, 2001
- Football at the Summer Olympics: Bronze medal 2000
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- Alf, Andreas (18 June 2013). "1989: Doris Fitschen". UEFA. Retrieved 28 December 2013.
- "UEFA award for Doris Fitschen". German Football Association. 1 November 2001. Retrieved 28 December 2013.
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