Doris Fitschen

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Doris Fitschen
Fitschen in 2012
Personal information
Date of birth (1968-10-25) 25 October 1968 (age 55)
Place of birth Zeven, West Germany
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Sweeper
Youth career
1978–1982 FC Hesedorf
1982–1988 TuS Westerholz
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1992 VfR Eintracht Wolfsburg
1992–1996 TSV Siegen
1996–2001 1.FFC Frankfurt
2001 Philadelphia Charge 13 (3)
International career
1986–2001 Germany 144 (16)
Medal record
Women's football
Representing  Germany
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Sydney Team
European Championship
Winner 1989 Germany Team
Winner 1991 Denmark Team
Winner 1995 Germany Team
Winner 1997 Norway/Sweden Team
Winner 2001 Germany Team
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Doris Fitschen (born 25 October 1968) is a German former footballer who played as a midfielder.

Together with Martina Voss and Silvia Neid, she is considered the most successful German women's footballer, having won seven national titles and six DFB trophies. Fitschen competed for Germany at the 1996 and 2000 Summer Olympics.[1]

Club career[edit]

Fitschen was born in Zeven. She 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.[2]

International career[edit]

Fitschen's senior debut for the West Germany 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.

Fitschen (5) marking Tiffeny Milbrett (16) of the United States in 1998

At the 1989 European Competition for Women's Football, Fitschen was an important part of the team who claimed West Germany's first major trophy. UEFA named her the tournament's Golden Player.[3]

Following her retirement Fitschen received a special achievement award from UEFA, for her outstanding contribution to women's football.[4]


TSV Siegen

1. FFC Frankfurt




  1. ^ "Doris Fitschen Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 11 August 2011. Retrieved 17 November 2009.
  2. ^ "Milbrett Tops List of WUSA Post-Season Honorees". United States Soccer Federation. 23 August 2001. Archived from the original on 21 December 2013. Retrieved 28 December 2013.
  3. ^ Alf, Andreas (18 June 2013). "1989: Doris Fitschen". UEFA. Retrieved 28 December 2013.
  4. ^ "UEFA award for Doris Fitschen". German Football Association. 1 November 2001. Retrieved 28 December 2013.

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