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Babett Peter (born 12 May 1988) is a German footballer. She plays as a defender for VfL Wolfsburg.[1][2]

Babett Peter
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Peter with VfL Wolfsburg in 2015
Personal information
Date of birth (1988-05-12) 12 May 1988 (age 31)
Place of birth Oschatz, East Germany
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
VfL Wolfsburg
Number 8
Youth career
FSV Oschatz
1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig 30 (4)
2006–2012 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam 138 (17)
2012–2014 1. FFC Frankfurt 26 (1)
2014– VfL Wolfsburg 91 (7)
National team
2006–2018 Germany 118 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:20, 5 September 2017 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 November 2018


Club careerEdit

Turbine PotsdamEdit

Peter started playing football in primary school. At the age of nine, her parents took her to the local football club FSV Oschatz. She later played for 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig and was called up for German national teams at the junior level. During the winter break of the 2005–06 season, she moved to 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam, winning the Bundesliga title and the German Cup in her first season. In September 2007, Peter received the Fritz Walter medal in gold as the best female junior player of the year. One month later, she scored her first Bundesliga goal for Potsdam against SG Essen-Schönebeck from the penalty spot.[1]

From 2009 to 2011, Peter won three consecutive Bundesliga titles with Turbine Potsdam.[1] In the 2009–10 season, Potsdam also claimed the inaugural UEFA Women's Champions League title, with Peter scoring during the penalty shoot-out in the final.[3] One year later, Potsdam again made it to the final, but lost against Olympique Lyonnais.

1. FFC FrankfurtEdit

On 29 February 2012, Peter signed a three-year contract and moved to 1. FFC Frankfurt on 1 July 2012.[4]


Signed there in 2014 until 2017.[5]

International careerEdit

Peter made her debut in the German national team in March 2006 against Finland. She was part of Germany's winning team at the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup, but did not play in any game. One year later, she won the bronze madel at the 2008 Summer Olympics, where she became a regular starter for Germany in the knockout stage of the tournament. Peter was part of Germany's team winning the country's seventh title at the 2009 European Championship. She scored her first goal for the national team at the Algarve Cup facing China in March 2010. Peter was called up for Germany's 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup squad.[1]

She was part of the squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics, where Germany won the gold medal.[6]

On 26 April 2019, she announced her retirement from the national team.[7]

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Germany's goal tally first:

Peter – goals for Germany
# Date Location Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 1 March 2010 Faro, Portugal   China PR 4–0 5–0 2010 Algarve Cup
2. 19 November 2011 Wiesbaden, Germany   Kazakhstan 13–0 17–0 Euro 2013 qualifying
3. 14–0
4. 17–0
5. 6 March 2016 Nashville, United States   England 2–1 2–1 2016 SheBelieves Cup
6. 21 July 2017 Breda, Netherlands   Italy 2–1 2–1 UEFA Women's Euro 2017
7. 25 July 2017 Utrecht, Netherlands   Russia 1–0 2–0
8. 24 October 2017 Großaspach, Germany   Faroe Islands 4–0 11–0 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualifying


Personal lifeEdit

Peter graduated from the Potsdam Sports Gymnasium in June 2007, receiving her Abitur diploma. In October 2007, she became a member of the sports support group of the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr). Since being five years old, Peter suffers from facial nerve paralysis. At the age of 15, she had an operation which improved her condition.[8]


Babett Peter (2009)


Turbine Potsdam
1. FFC Frankfurt
VfL Wolfsburg




  1. ^ a b c d e "Nationalspielerin Babett Peter" (in German). Retrieved 18 June 2011.
  2. ^ "Babett Peter" (in German). Archived from the original on 4 April 2016. Retrieved 18 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Turbine-Frauen gewinnen im Elfmeterschießen" (in German). 20 May 2010. Retrieved 18 June 2011.
  4. ^ "Odebrecht zum VfL – Peter zum 1. FFC" (in German). 29 February 2012. Retrieved 8 May 2012.
  5. ^ "Bundesliga: Wolfsburg holt Babett Peter von Liga-Rivale Frankfurt" (in German). Focus. 10 March 2014. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Gold for Germany as Neid finishes in style". 19 August 2016.
  7. ^ "Babett Peter beendet Laufbahn im Nationalteam". 26 April 2019.
  8. ^ "Der leise Aufstieg von Babett Peter" (in German). 2 September 2009. Retrieved 18 June 2011.

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