Behringer with Bayern Munich in 2015
|Date of birth||18 November 1985|
|Place of birth||Lörrach, West Germany|
|Height||1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|2008–2010||FC Bayern Munich||35||(9)|
|2010–2014||1. FFC Frankfurt||97||(20)|
|2014–||FC Bayern Munich||40||(12)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 May 2015.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 August 2016
Behringer started her career at SpVgg Utzenfeld and FC Hausen. In 2003, she joined SC Freiburg. She made her Bundesliga debut for Freiburg and played at the club for five seasons. For the 2008–09 season, Behringer transferred to FC Bayern Munich and finished second in the Bundesliga table in her first year in Munich. After two seasons, Behringer joined league rivals 1. FFC Frankfurt in 2010. She won the 2011 German Cup with Frankfurt, defeating 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam in the final. On 31 March 2016, Behringer extended her contract until 2019.
In 2004, Behringer was runner-up with Germany at the 2004 UEFA Women's U-19 Championship and later that year won the 2004 FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship. She scored in all three knockout round games of that tournament, including the final. She made her debut for the German senior national team in January 2005 against China.
She was part of Germany's World Cup winning squad at the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup, starting in all six games. One year later, she won the bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics and claimed the title at the 2009 European Championship. She scored a long-range goal in the final, for which she won Germany’s Goal of the Month award. Behringer has been called up for Germany's 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup squad.
She retired from international football on 23 August 2016.
Scores and results list Germany's goal tally first:
|Behringer – goals for Germany|
|1.||9 March 2006||Loulé, Portugal||Finland||4–0||5–0||2006 Algarve Cup|
|2.||11 March 2006||Loulé, Portugal||Sweden||1–0||3–0||2006 Algarve Cup|
|3.||12 March 2007||Vila Real de Santo António, Portugal||Denmark||3–0||3–0||2007 Algarve Cup|
|4.||29 July 2007||Magdeburg, Germany||Denmark||1–0||4–0||Friendly|
|5.||22 August 2007||Koblenz, Germany||Switzerland||2–0||7–0||UEFA Women's Euro 2009 qualifying|
|7.||30 August 2007||Mainz, Germany||Norway||1–1||2–2||Friendly|
|8.||10 September 2007||Shanghai, China||Argentina||1–0||11–0||2007 FIFA Women's World Cup|
|10.||29 May 2008||Kassel, Germany||Wales||4–0||4–0||UEFA Women's Euro 2009 qualifying|
|11.||17 July 2008||Unterhaching, Germany||England||3–0||3–0||Friendly|
|12.||1 October 2008||Basel, Switzerland||Switzerland||2–0||3–0||UEFA Women's Euro 2009 qualifying|
|13.||4 March 2009||Albufeira, Portugal||Finland||1–0||2–0||2009 Algarve Cup|
|14.||25 July 2009||Sinsheim, Germany||Netherlands||3–0||6–0||Friendly|
|15.||27 August 2009||Tampere, Finland||France||3–0||5–1||UEFA Women's Euro 2009|
|16.||10 September 2009||Helsinki, Finland||England||2–0||6–2||UEFA Women's Euro 2009|
|17.||24 February 2010||Parchal, Portugal||Denmark||1–0||4–0||2010 Algarve Cup|
|18.||15 September 2010||Dresden, Germany||Canada||4–0||5–0||Friendly|
|19.||22 October 2011||Bucharest, Romania||Romania||3–0||3–0||UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying|
|20.||19 November 2011||Wiesbaden, Germany||Kazakhstan||9–0||17–0||UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying|
|21.||15 February 2012||İzmir, Turkey||Turkey||4–0||5–0||UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying|
|23.||2 March 2012||Vila Real de Santo António, Portugal||China PR||1–0||1–0||2012 Algarve Cup|
|24.||19 September 2012||Duisburg, Germany||Turkey||4–0||10–0||UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying|
|26.||17 September 2014||Heidenheim, Germany||Republic of Ireland||1–0||2–0||2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification|
|27.||7 June 2015||Ottawa, Canada||Ivory Coast||9–0||10–0||2015 FIFA Women's World Cup|
|28.||18 September 2015||Halle, Germany||Hungary||4–0||12–0||UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying|
|29.||25 October 2015||Sandhausen, Germany||Turkey||3–0||7–0||UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying|
|30.||3 August 2016||São Paulo, Brazil||Zimbabwe||3–1||6–1||2016 Summer Olympics|
|32.||9 August 2016||Brasília, Brazil||Canada||1–0||1–2||2016 Summer Olympics|
|33.||12 August 2016||Salvador, Brazil||China PR||1–0||1–0||2016 Summer Olympics|
|34.||16 August 2016||Belo Horizonte, Brazil||Canada||1–0||2–0||2016 Summer Olympics|
- 1. FFC Frankfurt
- FC Bayern München
- FIFA World Cup: Winner 2007
- UEFA European Championship: Winner 2009, 2013
- Summer Olympic Games: Bronze medal 2008, Gold medal 2016
- FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship: Winner 2004
- UEFA Women's U-19 Championship: Runner-up 2004
- Algarve Cup: Winner 2006, 2012, 2014
- Football at the 2016 Summer Olympics: Top scorer with 5 goals
- Silbernes Lorbeerblatt: 2007
- Goal of the Month: September 2009
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Melanie Behringer.|
- "Nationalspielerin Melanie Behringer" (in German). DFB.de. Retrieved 18 June 2011.
- "Frankfurt revanchiert sich gegen Potsdam" (in German). Focus.de. 26 March 2011. Retrieved 18 June 2011.
- "Melanie Behringer verlängert beim FC Bayern" (in German). Retrieved 1 April 2016.
- "Gold for Germany as Neid finishes in style". fifa.com. 19 August 2016.
- "Krahn und Behringer treten aus Nationalteam zurück" (in German). dfb.de. 23 August 2016. Retrieved 23 August 2016.
- Olympic women's football had 65 goals and crowned Melanie Behringer