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Maren Meinert (born 5 August 1973 in Rheinhausen) is a retired German football midfielder/striker and currently the coach for the German U-20 Women's squad. She played for FCR Duisburg, FFC Brauweiler Pulheim, and the Boston Breakers. Meinert also played for the German national team between 1991 and 2003, making appearances at three FIFA Women's World Cup finals and the 2000 Summer Olympics.
She was the first player inducted in the Breaker's Pillars of Excellence, during a ceremony held at half-time of the 17 May 2009 game between the Breakers and Washington Freedom.
As a Player
- 1995: Germany become champions of UEFA Women's Euro 1995 and runners-up at the World Cup. FC Rumeln-Kaldenhausen win the Hallenmasters.
- 1997: Germany become European champions again. FCR Duisburg are runners up in the Deutsche Fussballmeisterschaft.
- 1998: FCR Duisburg win the German Women's Cup
- 2000: Germany win the bronze medal.
- 2001: Germany are European champions again.
- 2003: Meinert is MVP in the WUSA and Germany win the World Cup.
As a Manager
- 2006 and 2007: The German U-19 team are European champions twice in a row.
- 2008: The German U-20 team come 3rd at the World Cup.
- 2010: Germany are U-20 world champions and Meinert wins the Felix award for North Rhine-Westphalia trainer of the year].
- 2011: Germany are U-19 European champions after thrashing Norway 8-1 in the final.
- 2012: Germany are U-20 World Cup runners up.
- 2014: Germany are U-20 World Champions, equalling the USA's record of 3 titles.
- Order of Merit of North Rhine-Westphalia
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