Martina Müller (footballer)
|Date of birth||18 April 1980|
|Place of birth||Kassel, West Germany|
|Height||1.61 m (5 ft 3 in)|
|TSV Jahn Calden|
|2000–2005||SC 07 Bad Neuenahr||79||(65)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:05, 25 October 2015 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:12, 3 December 2012 (UTC)
Müller had played at several smaller clubs at youth level, before joining the reigning German champions FSV Frankfurt in 1998. Because many of club's star players, such as Birgit Prinz and Sandra Smisek, had left that summer, Müller immediately became a regular starter and helped the team avoid relegation. After two years, she moved to SC 07 Bad Neuenahr, where she played for four seasons. In 2005, she joined VfL Wolfsburg, at a time when the club had just been relegated to the second division. With 36 goals, Müller was the second Bundesliga top-scorer the following season, helping Wolfsburg to achieve immediate promotion back to the German top flight.
Müller remained with Wolfsburg in their 2012–13 breakout season, when they won a treble of Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal and UEFA Women's Champions League. In May 2013's Champions League final at Stamford Bridge Müller scored the decisive penalty kick to defeat Olympique Lyonnais 1–0. The result halted Lyon's 118–match unbeaten run and stopped the French team winning a third successive continental title.
Müller made her debut for the German national team against the United States in July 2000. In the following years, she won several major titles with Germany, almost exclusively as a reserve player, often coming on as a late substitute. Müller won her first international trophy at the 2001 European Championship. Two years later, she was part of Germany's winning team at the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup. She had three appearances and scored twice in the tournament.
At the 2004 Summer Olympics, Müller claimed the bronze medal. She again became world champion at the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup, where she played in four matches, coming from the bench in all of them. She scored Germany's third goal in the semi-final against Norway. Müller won the European Championship a second time with Germany in 2009, and was called up for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup squad.
Scores and results list Germany's goal tally first:
|Müller – goals for Germany|
|1.||10 May 2001||Troisdorf, Germany||Italy||1–0||1–0||Friendly|
|2.||17 June 2001||Oberhausen, Germany||Canada||7–1||7–1||Friendly|
|3.||9 September 2001||Chicago, United States||United States||1–1||1–4||2001 Women's U.S. Cup|
|4.||27 September 2001||Kassel, Germany||England||1–0||3–1||2003 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification|
|5.||25 October 2001||Wolfsburg, Germany||Portugal||3–0||9–0||2003 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification|
|8.||1 March 2002||Portimão, Portugal||Denmark||3–0||3–0||2002 Algarve Cup|
|9.||14 September 2002||Grimstad, Norway||Norway||1–0||3–1||Friendly|
|10.||26 January 2003||Wuhan, China||Norway||1–1||2–2||2003 Four Nations Tournament|
|11.||4 March 2003||Gütersloh, Germany||China||1–0||2–2||Friendly|
|13.||6 March 2003||Arnsberg, Germany||China||1–0||3–1||Friendly|
|14.||6 August 2003||Trier, Germany||Nigeria||2–0||3–0||Friendly|
|16.||9 August 2003||Kiev, Ukraine||Ukraine||3–1||3–1||UEFA Women's Euro 2005 qualification|
|17.||28 August 2003||Passau, Germany||Czech Republic||4–0||4–0||UEFA Women's Euro 2005 qualification|
|18.||27 September 2003||Washington, D.C., United States||Argentina||6–1||6–1||2003 FIFA Women's World Cup|
|19.||3 October 2003||Portland, United States||Russia||1–0||7–1||2003 FIFA Women's World Cup|
|20.||2 May 2004||Livingston, Scotland||Scotland||3–1||3–1||UEFA Women's Euro 2005 qualification|
|21.||11 August 2004||Patras, Greece||China||8–0||8–0||2004 Summer Olympics|
|22.||3 August 2006||Krefeld, Germany||Italy||5–0||5–0||Friendly|
|23.||30 August 2006||Schaffhausen, Switzerland||Switzerland||5–0||6–0||2007 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification|
|24.||25 October 2006||Aalen, Germany||England||4–1||5–1||Friendly|
|25.||10 May 2007||Haverfordwest, Wales||Wales||5–0||6–0||2007 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification|
|26.||2 August 2007||Gera, Germany||Czech Republic||4–0||5–0||Friendly|
|27.||26 September 2007||Tianjin, China||Norway||3–0||3–0||2007 FIFA Women's World Cup|
|28.||6 August 2009||Bochum, Germany||Russia||3–1||3–1||Friendly|
|29.||26 February 2010||Parchal, Portugal||Finland||7–0||7–0||2010 Algarve Cup|
|30.||28 October 2010||Wolfsburg, Germany||Australia||2–1||2–1||Friendly|
|31.||17 September 2011||Augsburg, Germany||Switzerland||4–1||4–1||UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying|
|32.||19 November 2011||Wiesbaden, Germany||Kazakhstan||15–0||17–0||UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying|
|34.||15 September 2012||Karaganda, Kazakhstan||Kazakhstan||6–0||7–0||UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying|
|35.||19 September 2012||Duisburg, Germany||Turkey||6–0||10–0||UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying|
- FIFA World Cup: Winner (2) 2003, 2007
- UEFA European Championship: Winner (2) 2001, 2009
- Olympic bronze medal: (1) 2004
- UEFA Women's Champions League: Winner (2) 2012–13, 2013–14
- "Nationalspielerin Martina Müller" (in German). DFB.de. Archived from the original on 16 October 2012. Retrieved 23 June 2011.
- "Martina Müller" (in German). Framba.de. Retrieved 23 May 2013.
- "Women's Champions League: Wolfsburg beat Lyon in final". British Broadcasting Corporation. 23 May 2013. Retrieved 25 May 2013.
- "Martina Müller hört zum Saisonende auf". dfb.de. 13 April 2015.
- "Players Info M. Müller Goals". DFB. Retrieved 4 February 2014.
- "Bastian Schweinsteiger ist Fußballer des Jahres" (in German). kicker.de. 28 July 2013. Retrieved 28 July 2013.
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