VfL Wolfsburg (women)

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VfL Wolfsburg
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Full name Verein für Leibesübungen Wolfsburg e. V. (Sports club)
Verein für Leibesübungen Wolfsburg Fußball GmbH (Professional football club)
Nickname(s) Die Wölfinnen (The She-wolves)
Founded 2003; 15 years ago (2003)
Ground AOK-Stadion
Wolfsburg
Ground Capacity 5,200
Chairman Hans-Dieter Pötsch
Manager Stephan Lerch
League Bundesliga
2017–18 1st

Verein für Leibesübungen Wolfsburg e. V., commonly known as VfL Wolfsburg, is a German women's football club based in Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony. The club is currently playing in the top division of Germany the Bundesliga. The club has won the UEFA Women's Champions League in 2013 and 2014.

History[edit]

VfR Eintracht Wolfsburg was founded in 1973. The team was a founding member of the Bundesliga. In 2003 the team joined VfL Wolfsburg.

The first season under the new name was in 2003–04, which ended with an eighth place, the next season the team was relegated to the 2nd Bundesliga in 12th place but gained direct promotion in the following 2005–06 season. After a fifth place in 2009–10, Wolfsburg grew up one year later, contending for the title and managed to be runner-up in 2011–12.

In the 2012–13 season Wolfsburg won the UEFA Women's Champions League.[1] Two weeks prior the team achieved its first Bundesliga title.[2] They were the second team, after 1. FFC Frankfurt to complete the treble, by also winning the domestic cup competition.[3] This was the first time that the same year both in men's and women's football, clubs from the same nation, complete the treble, with the men's club being Bayern Munich. They were also the first German football team to successfully defend their Champions League title.

Current squad[edit]

As of 8 July 2018

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Germany GK Almuth Schult
2 Germany DF Luisa Wensing
3 Hungary MF Zsanett Jakabfi
4 Sweden DF Nilla Fischer
6 Germany DF Katharina Baunach
7 Iceland MF Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir
8 Germany DF Babett Peter
9 Germany MF Anna Blässe
11 Germany FW Alexandra Popp
12 Germany GK Jana Burmeister
14 Germany DF Meret Wittje
No. Position Player
16 Switzerland DF Noëlle Maritz
17 Poland FW Ewa Pajor
18 Switzerland MF Vanessa Bernauer
21 Switzerland MF Lara Dickenmann
22 Denmark FW Pernille Harder
23 Norway FW Marie Dølvik Markussen
24 Germany DF Joelle Wedemeyer
26 Norway MF Caroline Graham Hansen
27 Germany MF Isabel Kerschowski
28 Germany MF Lena Goeßling
29 Germany GK Merle Frohms
30 United States MF Ella Masar
England GK Mary Earps

Out on loan[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
7 Norway FW Synne Jensen (at Stabæk until the end of 2016–17 season[4])
14 Germany MF Lina Magull (at SC Freiburg until May 2017[5])

Honours[edit]

Official[edit]

Invitational[edit]

Individual Club Awards[edit]

Record in UEFA Women's Champions League[edit]

All results (away, home and aggregate) list Wolfsburg's goal tally first.

Season Round Club Away Home Aggregate
2012–13 Round of 32 Poland Unia Racibórz 5–1 f 6–1 11–2
Round of 16 Norway Røa Oslo 1–1 4–1 f 5–2
Quarter-final Russia Rossiyanka Khimki 2–0 2–1 f 4–1
Semi-final England Arsenal 2–1 f 2–0 4–1
Final France Olympique Lyon 1–0 (England London)
2013–14 Round of 32 Estonia Pärnu 14–0 f 13–0 27–0
Round of 16 Sweden Rosengård Malmö 2–1 f 3–1 5–2
Quarter-final Spain FC Barcelona 2–0 3–0 f 5–0
Semi-final Germany Turbine Potsdam 0–0 4–2 f 4–2
Final Sweden Tyresö 4–3 (Portugal Lisbon)
2014–15 Round of 32 Norway Stabæk Bærum 1–0 f 2–1 3–1
Round of 16 Austria Neulengbach 4–0 f 7–0 11–0
Quarter-final Sweden Rosengård Malmö 3–3 1–1 f 4–4 (agr)
Semi-final France Paris Saint-Germain 2–1 0–2 f 2–3
2015–16 Round of 32 Serbia Spartak Subotica 0–0 f 4–0 4–0
Round of 16 England Chelsea 2–1 f 2–0 4–1
Quarter-final Italy Brescia 3–0 3–0 f 6–0
Semi-final Germany Frankfurt 0–1 4–0 f 4–1
Final France Olympique Lyon 1–1 a.e.t. (3p–4p) (Italy Reggio Emilia)
2016–17 Round of 32 England Chelsea 3–0 f 1–1 4–1
Round of 16 Sweden Eskilstuna United 5–1 f 3–0 8–1
Quarter-final France Olympique Lyon 1–0 0–2 f 1–2
2017–18 Round of 32 Spain Atlético Madrid 3–0 f 12–2 15–2
Round of 16 Italy Fiorentina 4–0 f 3–3 7–3
Quarter-final Czech Republic Slavia Prague 1–1 5–0 f 6–1
Semi-final England Chelsea 3–1 f 2–0 5–1
Final France Olympique Lyon 1–4 a.e.t. (Ukraine Kiev)

f First leg.

Former notable players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Müller helps Wolfsburg end Lyon reign". uefa.com. UEFA. 23 May 2013. Retrieved 24 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Wolfsburg wrap up title, Lyon reach final". uefa.com. UEFA. 12 May 2013. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Wolfsburg win maiden German Women's Cup". uefa.com. UEFA. 19 May 2013. Retrieved 24 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "On loan in Norway". VfL Wolfsburg. 21 June 2016. Retrieved 7 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "Loan extended". VfL Wolfsburg. 17 May 2016. Retrieved 7 October 2016. 
  6. ^ Awards 2013 and 2014

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