Laura Vetterlein

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Laura Vetterlein
Laura Vetterlein.jpg
With Saarbrücken in 2009
Personal information
Full name Laura Vetterlein
Date of birth (1992-04-07) 7 April 1992 (age 30)
Place of birth Rheinfelden, Germany
Height 170 cm (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Zürich
Number 26
Youth career
SV Nollingen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Saarbrücken 48 (0)
2011–2015 Wolfsburg 5 (1)
2013–2015 Wolfsburg II 12 (0)
2015–2019 SC Sand 63 (1)
2019–2021 West Ham United 30 (1)
2021– Zürich 0 (0)
National team
2007 Germany U15 5 (0)
2007–2008 Germany U16 8 (0)
2008–2009 Germany U17 10 (1)
2009–2010 Germany U19 4 (0)
2011–2012 Germany U20 4 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 02:20, 28 April 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 12:59, 21 December 2019 (UTC)

Laura Vetterlein (born 7 April 1992) is a German footballer, who plays as a defender for FC Zürich Frauen in Switzerland. She is the younger sister of Alisa Vetterlein.[2]

Club career[edit]

Vetterlein's early interest in football was inspired by her sister Alisa. She joined SV Nollingen's youth system when she was five years old and got a special permit from the German Football Association to keep playing in boys' youth teams until she was 16.[3]

She began her senior career in 2008, electing to join 1. FC Saarbrücken who had just been relegated from the Frauen-Bundesliga and were looking to give younger players a chance in their team.[4] Vetterlein played 48 league matches for Saarbrücken over three seasons and helped them reclaim their place in the top division. But when they were relegated again in 2011 she transferred to Wolfsburg, where her sister was also contracted.[5]

Wolfsburg won the UEFA Women's Champions League in consecutive seasons, but Vetterlein was an unused substitute in both the 2013 and 2014 finals. When her contract was not renewed she agreed a free transfer to SC Sand in May 2015, alongside Wolfsburg teammate Jovana Damnjanović.[6]

In July 2019 Vetterlein signed for FA Women's Super League club West Ham United.[7]

International career[edit]

Between April 2007 and February 2012 Vetterlein played 31 matches for Germany's youth international teams, ranging from under-15 to under-20 level.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Laura Vetterlein" (in German). German Football Association. Retrieved 21 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Alisa und Laura Vetterlein: VfL-Schwestern wollen ins Finale" (in German). German Football Association. 20 April 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2019.
  3. ^ Hoffmann, Jens (15 December 2010). ""...ich spiele gern mit Jungs!"" (in German). Sportalis. Archived from the original on 30 May 2012. Retrieved 21 December 2019.
  4. ^ Gerigk, Peter (10 July 2008). "Laura Vetterlein zum 1. FC Saarbrücken" (in German). Badische Zeitung. Retrieved 21 December 2019.
  5. ^ "Germany: VfL Wolfsburg signs top striker Conny Pohlers". Our Game Magazine. 31 March 2011. Retrieved 21 December 2019.
  6. ^ "Der SC Sand holt sich Vetterlein und Damnjanovic" (in German). Braunschweiger Zeitung. 25 May 2015. Retrieved 21 December 2019.
  7. ^ "Laura Vetterlein: West Ham United Women sign Champions League-winning defender". BBC Sport. 12 July 2019. Retrieved 21 December 2019.

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