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Ariane Hingst (born 25 July 1979) is a German footballer. Primarily utilized as a defender or a defensive holding midfielder. Hingst announced in the middle of 2011 that she would be retiring from international football with the German national team. In addition it was announced by 1. FFC Frankfurt manager Siegfried Dietrich that Hingst had left the Frankfurt club.

Ariane Hingst
Personal information
Full name Ariane Hingst
Date of birth (1979-07-25) 25 July 1979 (age 39)
Place of birth Berlin, Germany
Playing position Defender, Midfielder
Youth career
1986–1992 Hertha Zehlendorf
1992–1994 Lichterfelder FC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1997 Hertha Zehlendorf
1997–2007 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam 183 (53)
2007–2008 Djurgårdens IF 36 (7)
2009–2011 1. FFC Frankfurt 34 (6)
2011–2012 Newcastle Jets 10 (0)
2012–2013 Canberra United
National team
1996–2011 Germany 173 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:40, 25 June 2011 (UTC)[2]
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 00:40, 25 June 2011 (UTC)[1]




Hingst had played at several local clubs at junior level. At age 15, she played for the first team of Hertha Zehlendorf in the Regionalliga, then the second-highest division in Germany. In 1996 and 1997, Hingst won the league with Zehlendorf, but they failed to win their promotion play-offs both years. At that time, Germany's head coach Tina Theune had urged her to play at Bundesliga level, if she wanted to continue her international career.

Hingst joined newly promoted Bundesliga side Turbine Potsdam for the 1997–98 season. From 2001 to 2003, Potsdam was runner-up in the Bundesliga for three years in a row. Hingst won the Bundesliga title with Potsdam in 2004 and 2006, and claimed the German Cup competition from 2004 to 2006 three consecutive times. In the 2004–05 season, Potsdam also won the UEFA Women's Cup.[1]

In 2007, Hingst moved to the Swedish first division side Djurgårdens IF Dam, where she played for two years, finishing runner-up in the league both seasons. She returned to Germany in 2009, joining 1. FFC Frankfurt. In her third season at the club, she won the 2011 German Cup.[2] It was announced after Germany's poor 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup campaign, that she would leave 1. FFC Frankfurt. In October 2011 she signed to Australian club Newcastle Jets.[3] On 29 September 2012 she signed for Australian W-League side Canberra United FC.[4]


Hingst made her debut for the German national team in August 1996 against the Netherlands. One year later, she won her first international title at the 1997 European Championship. The final against Italy was her only game in the starting line-up. At the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup, Hingst was Germany's youngest player in the squad, yet she started in all matches and scored one goal in a group match. The team was eliminated in the quarter-finals. At the 2000 Summer Olympics, Hingst won bronze with the German team. She scored after 88 minutes in the final first round match against Sweden, which secured Germany's first place in the group.[1]

Hingst again won the European Championship in 2001, which was played on home soil in Germany. However, she was only used sparely and did not appear in the final of the tournament. Hingst was part of Germany's winning squad at the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup, starting in all matches for Germany. One year later, she went on to win the bronze medal at the Summer Olympics, and in 2005, she claimed her third European Championship. Hingst was one of the team's key players at Germany’s successful title defence at the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup. Alongside Kerstin Stegemann, Annike Krahn and Linda Bresonik, she was part of Germany's defence which did not concede a single goal in the entire tournament.[1]

One year later, she won her third bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics and she was part of the team to win Germany's seventh title at the European Championship. Hingst was also called up for Germany's 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup squad. She announced her retirement from international football following the tournament as Germany's third most capped player with 173 appearances.[1][5]



  1. ^ a b c d e "Nationalspielerin Ariane Hingst" (in German). Retrieved 25 June 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Turbine Potsdam" (in German). Archived from the original on 19 March 2012. Retrieved 24 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Hingst signs for Jets". 6 October 2011. Archived from the original on 5 February 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2011.
  4. ^ "29.08.12 – Canberra United signs German Ace Hingst". 29 August 2012. Archived from the original on 30 December 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  5. ^ Deutscher Fußball-Bund. Most-capped players Archived 27 September 2012 at the Wayback Machine.. Accessed 3 March 2010.

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