VfL Wolfsburg (women)

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VfL Wolfsburg
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Full nameVerein für Leibesübungen Wolfsburg e. V. (Sports club)
Verein für Leibesübungen Wolfsburg Fußball GmbH (Professional football club)
Nickname(s)Die Wölfinnen (The She-wolves)
Founded2003; 16 years ago (2003)
GroundAOK-Stadion
Wolfsburg
Capacity5,200
ChairmanHans-Dieter Pötsch
ManagerStephan Lerch
LeagueBundesliga
2017–181st

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 14 August 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 MF Anna-Lena Stolze
3 Hungary MF Zsanett Jakabfi
4 Sweden DF Nilla Fischer
5 Portugal MF Cláudia Neto
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
16 Switzerland DF Noëlle Maritz
No. Position Player
17 Poland FW Ewa Pajor
19 Norway MF Kristine Minde
20 Germany MF Pia-Sophie Wolter
21 Switzerland MF Lara Dickenmann
22 Denmark FW Pernille Harder
23 Germany MF Sara Doorsoun
24 Germany DF Joelle Wedemeyer
26 Norway MF Caroline Graham Hansen
27 England GK Mary Earps
28 Germany MF Lena Goeßling
30 United States MF Ella Masar
33 Germany GK Melina Loeck

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)
2018–19 Round of 32 Iceland Þór/KA Akureyri 1–0 f 2–0 3–0
Round of 16 Spain Atlético Madrid 6–0 4–0 f 10–0
Quarter-final France Olympique Lyon 1–2 f X–X X–X

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. ^ Awards 2013 and 2014

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