Ramona Petzelberger

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Ramona Petzelberger
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Petzelberger playing for SGS Essen, 2019
Personal information
Full name Ramona Petzelberger[1]
Date of birth (1992-11-13) 13 November 1992 (age 30)
Place of birth Essen, Germany
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)[2]
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Tottenham Hotspur
Number 11
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Wattenscheid 09 1 (0)
2009–2012 SC 07 Bad Neuenahr 74 (10)
2012–2017 Bayer 04 Leverkusen 94 (9)
2017–2020 SGS Essen 28 (8)
2020–2022 Aston Villa 16 (3)
2022– Tottenham Hotspur 0 (0)
International career
Germany U17 6 (4)
Germany U19 15 (4)
Germany U20 13 (1)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Ramona Petzelberger (born 13 November 1992) is a German footballer who plays as a midfielder for Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Women's Super League. She previously played for Bundesliga club SGS Essen. In 2022 she was called to the Germany national team.

Club career[edit]

Petzelberger began her career at the Police Sports-Club (Polizei-Sportverein) Essen and later moved to FCR 2001 Duisburg. In 2008 she moved to the second division club SG Wattenscheid 09, for whom she scored four goals in 15 league games. Together with three team players, Petzelberger moved to SC 07 Bad Neuenahr for the 2009/10 season, where she won a regular place straight away. In the Bundesliga she made her debut on 20 September 2009 against Tennis Borussia Berlin; the first goal followed on 10 October 2009 against SC Freiburg.

Petzelberger signed for Bayer 04 Leverkusen for the 2012/13 season.[3] On 19 April 2017, the native Essenerin announced her return to the Ruhr area to the SGS Essen.[4] There, she extended her contract to June 2020.[5] The first and third year in food were overshadowed for Petzelberger from long injury time. Nevertheless, Ramona Petzelberger played a key role in reaching the DFB Cup final in the final phase of the 2019/20 season (assist in the quarter-final at Turbine Potsdam and leading goal in the semi-final at Bayer 04 Leverkusen). In July 2020 she left SGS Essen.[6]

Petzelberger signed for Aston Villa in July 2020.[7]

International career[edit]

Petzelberger won the 2009 UEFA European Under-17 Championship with the U-17 national team. With the U-19 national team, she reached the semi-finals at the 2010 European Championships. Petzelberger was also nominated for the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup that took place in the same year but had to cancel because of an injury.

From 30 May to 11 June 2011 she took with the team at the U-19 European Championship in Italy in part and led the team as captain until the finale, the 8–1 was won against the selection of Norway, while the 4–0 met. After the tournament, Petzelberger was voted "Golden Player" of the finals by UEFA.[8]

Petzelberger captained the squad at the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Japan, finishing in sixth place at the tournament.[9] All three group games was the U-20 team for opt (against China 4–0, Ghana 1–0 and USA 3–0) and drew with nine points and a goal difference of 8–0 goals in the quarter-finals. This was won by the team with Petzelberger against the selection from Norway 4–0. In the semi-finals, the team met host nation Japan; the German team won 3–0 and moved into the final against the United States, which was lost 1–0. Ramona Petzelberger played all encounters over 90 minutes. On the 14th of February 2022 she was called up to Germany women's football national football team for the Arnold Clark cup 2022

Honors and awards[edit]

  • 2007: German B youth champion
  • 2009: U-17 European champion
  • 2011: U-19 European champion
  • 2012: U-20 vice world champion
  • Golden player of the 2011 European Under-19 Championship
  • Fritz Walter Medal 2010 in silver


  1. ^ "FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Japan 2012 – List of Players: Germany" (PDF). FIFA. 14 September 2012. p. 5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 August 2014. Retrieved 17 February 2022.
  2. ^ "Ramona Petzelberger". avfc.co.uk. Aston Villa W.F.C. Retrieved 5 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Kader der Frauen für die neue Saison steht" (in German). 27 June 2012. Archived from the original on 13 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Leverkusenerin Ramona Petzelberger wechselt zur SGS Essen". Westfälische Nachrichten. 19 April 2017. Retrieved 19 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Petzelberger bleibt bei der SGS Essen" (in German). DFB – Deutscher Fußball-Bund e.V. 7 March 2019.
  6. ^ Haidinger, Peter (29 July 2020). "Frauen-Bundesliga: Ramona Petzelberger verlässt SGS Essen". MSPW - Media Sportservice (in German). Retrieved 5 December 2020.
  7. ^ "Villa sign Siems and Petzelberger". BBC Sport. 29 July 2020. Retrieved 6 December 2020.
  8. ^ "2011: Ramona Petzelberger". UEFA. 24 August 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2014.
  9. ^ van der Velden, Frank (17 August 2012). "Deutsche Spielführerin bei der U20-WM in Japan". sportschau.de. Archived from the original on 22 August 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2012.

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