Leonie Maier

Leonie Rebekka Maier (German pronunciation: [ˈleːoni ˈmaɪ̯ɐ, leoˈniː -];[2] born 29 September 1992) is a German footballer. She currently plays as a defender for Everton and the German national team.

Leonie Maier
Leonie Maier 2020.jpg
Maier with Arsenal in 2020
Personal information
Full name Leonie Rebekka Maier[1]
Date of birth (1992-09-29) 29 September 1992 (age 29)
Place of birth Stuttgart, Germany
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Position(s) Right back
Club information
Current team
Everton
Number 21
Youth career
TV Aldingen
0000–2009 JSG Remseck
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 VfL Sindelfingen 31 (9)
2010–2013 SC 07 Bad Neuenahr 65 (7)
2013–2019 Bayern Munich 92 (4)
2019–2021 Arsenal 25 (0)
2021- Everton 6 (1)
National team
2008–2009 Germany U17 15 (3)
2010–2011 Germany U19 18 (1)
2012 Germany U20 12 (3)
2013– Germany 79 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 May 2021
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:03, 30 October 2021 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

 
Maier with Bayern Munich in 2016

VfL Sindelfingen, 2008–2010Edit

Maier started her professional career with VfL Sindelfingen in the second tier of the Frauen-Bundesliga. She spent two seasons at Sindelfingen. During her second season with Sindelfingen she scored 9 goals in 31 appearances with the club.

SC 07 Bad Neuenahr, 2010–2013Edit

Maier then moved to SC 07 Bad Neuenahr, who played in the top tier of the Frauen-Bundesliga. She stayed with the club for three seasons, playing 65 regular season games and scoring two goals. Following the death of the club president, SC 07 Bad Neueahr filed for insolvency, forcing Maier to move.

Bayern Munich, 2013–2019Edit

Maier signed for FC Bayern Munich. Since joining the club she has won the Frauen-Bundesliga twice, in 2014–2015 and 2015–2016. As of the end of the 2018–2019 season she has appeared in 92 first team regular season appearances, scoring four times.

Arsenal, 2019–2021Edit

Maier signed for Arsenal FC on 31 May 2019.[3] She made 25 appearances across two seasons.

Everton, 2021-Edit

Maier signed for Everton in July 2021, with a two-year contract until the end of June 2023.

She scored her first goal for Everton on her debut in a 3–1 win vs. Birmingham City.[4]

International careerEdit

Maier scored her first international goal in a friendly match against Canada on 19 July 2013. She scored in the 53rd minute, which resulted in a 1–0 win for Germany.[5]

She has been selected for the squads of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup where Germany finished fourth, 2016 Summer Olympics, where Germany won the gold medal, the 2017 UEFA Women's Championship and the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.[6]

 
Leonie Maier in 2017

Career statisticsEdit

InternationalEdit

As of 26 October 2021[7]
Germany
Year Apps Goals
2013 20 3
2014 2 0
2015 13 2
2016 14 2
2017 11 1
2018 9 2
2019 2 1
2020 4 0
2021 4 0
Total 79 11

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Germany's goal tally first:[7]

Maier – goals for Germany
# Date Location Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 19 June 2013 Paderborn, Germany   Canada 1–0 1–0 Friendly
2. 29 June 2013 Munich, Germany   Japan 1–0 4–2
3. 26 October 2013 Koper, Slovenia   Slovenia 2–0 13–0 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
4. 18 September 2015 Halle, Germany   Hungary 2–0 12–0 UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying
5. 22 October 2015 Wiesbaden, Germany   Russia 2–0 2–0
6. 3 March 2016 Tampa, United States   France 1–0 1–0 2016 SheBelieves Cup
7. 16 September 2016 Khimki, Russia   Russia 2–0 4–0 UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying
8. 4 July 2017 Sandhausen, Germany   Brazil 3–1 3–1 Friendly
9. 4 September 2018 Tórshavn, Faroe Islands   Faroe Islands 3–0 8–0 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
10. 10 November 2018 Osnabrück, Germany   Italy 5–2 5–2 Friendly
11. 3 September 2019 Lviv, Ukraine   Ukraine 8–0 8–0 UEFA Women's Euro 2021 qualifying

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

Bayern München

GermanyEdit

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019: List of Players" (PDF). FIFA.com. FIFA. 27 May 2019. p. 10. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  2. ^ Krech, Eva-Maria; Stock, Eberhard; Hirschfeld, Ursula; Anders, Lutz Christian (2009). Deutsches Aussprachewörterbuch [German Pronunciation Dictionary] (in German). Berlin: Walter de Gruyter. pp. 697, 718. ISBN 978-3-11-018202-6.
  3. ^ "Leonie Maier: Arsenal Women sign Germany defender from Bayern Munich". BBC. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Leonie Maier: Everton sign former Arsenal defender on two-year deal". BBC. Retrieved 16 July 2021.
  5. ^ "DFB-Frauen gewinnen gegen Olympiadritten Kanada" (in German). German Football Association. 19 July 2013. Archived from the original on 24 June 2013. Retrieved 19 July 2013.
  6. ^ "Gold for Germany as Neid finishes in style". fifa.com. 19 August 2016. Archived from the original on 20 August 2016.
  7. ^ a b "Leonie Maier". dfb.de. 18 September 2021.
  8. ^ "2016 FIFPro Award". fifpro.org. Archived from the original on 28 July 2017. Retrieved 9 March 2017.

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