Susann Müller

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Susann Müller
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Personal information
Born (1988-05-26) 26 May 1988 (age 29)
Saalfeld, East Germany
Nationality German
Height 1.86 metres (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current club SG BBM Bietigheim
Number 22
Youth career
Years Team
1996–2003
2003–2006
1.SSV Saalfeld
HC Leipzig
Senior clubs
Years Team
2006–2010
2010–2011
2011–2012
2012–2013
2013–2014
2014–2015
2015–
HC Leipzig
SK Aarhus
Randers HK
RK Krim
HC Leipzig
Győri Audi ETO KC
SG BBM Bietigheim
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007– Germany 92 (331)[1]

Susann Müller (born 26 May 1988) is a German handball player who plays for SG BBM Bietigheim and the German national team.

On club level Müller played for a number of top teams across Europe, winning league titles in Denmark, Germany and Slovenia. A German international since her youth, she was bronze medalist at the 2007 World Championship and won the Junior World Championship title in 2008. A prolific left-handed shooter, Müller was the top scorer of the 2013 World Championship and was selected in the All-Star team of the tournament. With her performances she also earned the Handballer of the Year title in Germany in 2013.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

Müller began to play handball at the age of seven by local club 1.SSV Saalfeld, before in 2003 she switched to Bundesliga club HC Leipzig.[2] Initially she was part of the youth section of the club and was promoted to the senior team for the 2006–2007 Bundesliga season.[3] She scored over 60 goals in the first part of the season, whereupon she got a contract extension until 2010.[4] During her spell at the club, Müller won two league and two national cup titles, as well as the German Supercup title in 2008.

In 2010 Müller signed to Danish club SK Århus to be closer to her partner Nina Wörz, who played for Randers HK that time.[5][6] However, due to Århus' financial difficulties Müller left the club after one season and eventually joined Randers HK.[7] In the 2011–12 season she led Randers to Danish league title, being the club's top scorer with 124 goals.[8] In the following year she moved to Slovenia to play for RK Krim,[9] but she returned to Leipzig at the end of the season.[10] Müller's second spell at the club lasted for one year, during which period she collected anonther silverware by winning the German Cup. In the summer of 2014 she was signed by Hungarian top club Győri ETO KC as a replacement for Katarina Bulatović.[11]

National team[edit]

Müller was part of the German youth setup since the youngest age categories. In youth handball she achieved her biggest success in 2008 when she won the Junior World Championship in Macedonia. With seven goals she was the top scorer of the German team in the final, that stunned favorite Denmark 23–22.[12]

In 2006, she was already selected in the wider 24-man squad for the European Championship by head coach Armin Emrich, but she was eventually left out from the travelling squad.[13] Müller finally made her full international debut on 18 October 2007 against Japan. She made it to the German team for the 2007 World Championship; she played six matches at the tournament, scoring two goals and winning the bronze medal.[14] A year later, Müller decided not to participate at the 2008 European Championship, claiming she needs a break after a long and exhausting three-years period behind her.[15]

Müller was back in the German squad for the 2009 World Championship held in China; Germany finished seventh and with 34 goals Müller was the second-best scorer of the team behind Franziska Mietzner.[16] Müller and Germany went to the 2010 European Women's Handball Championship with medal hopes, however, they suffered a surprise early exit after the group stage.[17]

Müller missed the 2011 World Championship[18] and the 2012 European Championship[19] due to injuries, however, she returned at the 2013 World Championship in great form – with 62 goals she became the top scorer of the tournament and was further elected to the All-Star team.[20] Germany eventually finished seventh at the championship.

Personal life[edit]

Müller is married to fellow handball player and former national teammate Nina Wörz. Wörz was previously engaged to football coach Michael Winter, before making her coming out in 2010 and making it public that she is lesbian and is in love with Müller.[21]

Achievements[edit]

Club[edit]

National team[edit]

Individual awards[edit]

  • World Championship Top Scorer: 2013
  • All-Star Right Back of the World Championship: 2013
  • German Handballer of the Year: 2013
  • EHF Cup Top Scorer: 2017

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profil Susann Müller". dhb.de. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Interview: HCL-Talent Susann Müller" (in German). Sportlive. 15 May 2010. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Meister HC Leipzig absolviert Trainingsstart mit sechs Neuzugängen" (in German). Handball World. 18 July 2006. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "HC Leipzig verlängert Vertrag mit Susann Müller bis 2010" (in German). Handball World. 24 November 2006. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Susann Müller ab der neuen Saison in Aarhus" (in German). Handball World. 1 June 2010. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  6. ^ Grimm, Anne (10 October 2010). "Champions League in Leipzig: HCL gegen Weltklasse-Team – Schulze fällt lange aus" (in German). LVZ-Online. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  7. ^ "Finanzprobleme bei Aarhus - Müller wechselt nach Randers" (in German). Handball World. 3 August 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "Topscorerlisten - Dame Håndbold Ligaen" (in Danish). Handbold.dk. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  9. ^ "Duo Wörz/Müller wechselt nach Ljubljana" (in German). Handball World. 5 April 2012. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  10. ^ "Transfer-Coup in Leipzig: Susann Müller kehrt zurück" (in German). Handball World. 3 April 2013. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  11. ^ "Vb-gólkirállyal izmosodik a győri nőikézi-csapat" (in Hungarian). Origo. 20 March 2014. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  12. ^ "Juniorinnen jubeln über WM-Gold - Favorit Dänemark gestürzt" (in German). Handball World. 3 August 2008. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  13. ^ "Emrich hat seinen 24er-Kader für Schweden benannt" (in German). Handball World. 7 November 2006. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  14. ^ "Cumulative Statistics – Germany – XVIII Women's World Championship 2007" (PDF). International Handball Federation. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  15. ^ "Leipzigerin Müller verzichtet auf EM - Rohde nachnominiert" (in German). Handball World. 19 November 2008. 
  16. ^ "Cumulative Statistics – Germany – XIX Women's World Championship 2009" (PDF). International Handball Federation. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  17. ^ ""Wie Zombies" - Schock nach EM-Aus" (in German). Handball World. 11 December 2010. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  18. ^ "WM-Aus für Lærke Møller" (in German). Handball World. 26 November 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  19. ^ "Heine Jensen: "Wir sind für uns selbst eine Unbekannte"" (in German). Handball World. 3 December 2012. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  20. ^ "All Star Team announced – Amorim Most Valuable Player". International Handball Federation. 22 December 2013. Retrieved 13 September 2014. 
  21. ^ "Döbbent vőlegény: leszbikus lett az esküvő előtt a német kézisztár" (in Hungarian). Samsungsport. 20 May 2010. Retrieved 13 September 2014.