FF USV Jena

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FF USV Jena
FF USV Jena logo.svg
Full name Frauenfußball Universitätssportverein Jena e. V.
Founded 2004; 14 years ago (2004)
Ground Ernst-Abbe-Sportfeld
Chairman Ralf Schmidt-Röh
Manager Katja Greulich
League Bundesliga
2017–18 12th (relegated)

Frauenfußball Universitätssportverein Jena e. V., commonly known as FF USV Jena, is a German women's football club from Jena, Thuringia. The club currently plays in the Frauen-Bundesliga, the highest level of women's football in Germany.

History[edit]

After becoming the last East German women's football champion in 1991, USV Jena was admitted to the Bundesliga after the reunification of Germany. They were relegated after one season and have remained in the 2nd tier league (then Regionalliga, later 2nd Bundesliga) since then. In 2003 Jena became champions of the northeastern Regionalliga but failed to achieve promotion to the Bundesliga. The decisive match was lost at home against Hamburger SV. A year later they qualified for the newly founded 2nd Bundesliga and were grouped into the southern division. In 2005 and 2006 they came in third, in 2007 even in second place. In the 2007–08 season, Jena finished first in the 2nd Bundesliga Süd and got promoted to the Bundesliga. In 2008–09 the managed a 9th place and improved to an 8th place the next season. The teams biggest success was reaching the final of the 2009–10 Frauen DFB-Pokal, where they lost 0–1 to FCR 2001 Duisburg.

Current squad[edit]

As of 25 January 2018

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Belgium GK Justien Odeurs
2 New Zealand DF Catherine Joan Bott
4 Canada DF Shannon Woeller
5 Germany DF Annalena Breitenbach
6 Germany MF Susanne Utes (captain)
7 Croatia MF Ivana Rudelić
8 United States FW Hannah Keane
9 Germany FW Annalena Rieke
10 Canada FW Amelia Pietrangelo
11 Canada FW Tiffany Cameron
12 Czech Republic DF Jana Sedláčková
No. Position Player
13 Germany DF Karoline Heinze
14 England MF Jessica King
16 Germany MF Luca Maria Graf
17 Germany DF Lisa Seiler
18 Germany MF Annika Graser
19 Croatia DF Sandra Žigić
21 Germany MF Marie-Luise Herrmann
22 Germany GK Stina Johannes
23 Germany DF Maren Marie Tellenbröker
Canada GK Erin McLeod

Staff[edit]

  • Head coach: Katja Greulich
  • Assistant coach: Steffen Beck
  • Goalkeeper coach: Stephan Fleischhauer
  • Fitness coach: Oliver Heck

Former notable players[edit]

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