Lena Goeßling

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Lena Goessling
Lena Goeßling 2013 1.jpg
Goeßling after winning the DFB-Pokal in 2013 with Wolfsburg
Personal information
Date of birth (1986-03-08) 8 March 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Bielefeld, West Germany
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
VfL Wolfsburg
Number 28
Youth career
SV Löhne-Obernbeck
SV Sundern
FC Gütersloh 2000
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2006 FC Gütersloh 2000 35 (7)
2006–2011 SC 07 Bad Neuenahr 97 (19)
2011– VfL Wolfsburg 80 (18)
National team
2002–2003 Germany U17 12 (7)
2003–2005 Germany U19 29 (9)
2006 Germany U20 4 (0)
2007 Germany U23 4 (1)
2008– Germany 93 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 May 2015.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 September 2016

Lena Goeßling (born 8 March 1986) is a German footballer. She plays as a midfielder for VfL Wolfsburg and the German national team.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

Goeßling began her career at her local football club SV Löhne-Obernbeck. She later joined FC Gütersloh 2000, where she won the German Under-17 championship. Goeßling played two seasons in the second Bundesliga with Gütersloh, before joining the top division side SC 07 Bad Neuenahr in 2006. After five years and 97 games for the club, she announced her transfer to VfL Wolfsburg for the 2011–12 season.

International[edit]

Goeßling playing for Germany at the UEFA Women's Euro 2013.

Goeßling won the 2004 FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship with Germany. She had three appearances for the team and scored twice in the first group game against Thailand. Two years later, she again competed at the 2006 FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship. Now a regular starter, she was eliminated with her team in the quarter-finals against the United States.

In February 2008, Goeßling made her debut for the German national team against China. Twice she has been denied a place in a German squad at international tournaments. She was named to the 26 player preliminary squads at the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2009 European Championship, but failed to make the final 21 player squad at both tournaments. Goeßling has been called up for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, which was her first major tournament.

She was part of the squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics, where Germany won the gold medal.[1]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Germany's goal tally first:

Goeßling – goals for Germany
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 22 October 2011 Bucharest, Romania  Romania 1–0 3–0 UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying
2. 24 November 2011 Motril, Spain  Spain 1–0 2–2 UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying
3. 15 September 2012 Karaganda, Kazakhstan  Kazakhstan 7–0 7–0 UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying
4. 15 June 2013 Essen, Germany  Scotland 1–0 3–0 Friendly
5. 21 September 2013 Cottbus, Germany  Russia 7–0 9–0 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
6. 26 October 2013 Koper, Slovenia  Slovenia 11–0 13–0 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
7. 12–0
8. 5 March 2014 Albufeira, Portugal  Iceland 4–0 5–0 2013 Algarve Cup
9. 18 September 2015 Halle, Germany  Hungary 6–0 12–0 UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying
10. 7–0

Source:[2]

Honours[edit]

Goeßling with the DFB-Pokal trophy in 2013

International[edit]

Club[edit]

VfL Wolfsburg

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gold for Germany as Neid finishes in style". fifa.com. 19 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Players Info Goeßling Goals". DFB. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  3. ^ Awards 2013

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