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Åsa Nilla Maria Fischer (born 2 August 1984) is a Swedish footballer for Linköpings FC and the Swedish national team.[5] She was previously the captain of LdB FC Malmö.

Nilla Fischer
Nilla Fischer (cropped).jpg
Nilla Fischer in 2013
Personal information
Full name Åsa Nilla Maria Fischer[1]
Date of birth (1984-08-02) 2 August 1984 (age 35)[2]
Place of birth Kristianstad, Sweden[3]
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[2]
Playing position Centre back / Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Linköpings FC
Number 5
Youth career
Verums GoIF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2000 Vittsjö GIK (0)
2000–2003 Kristianstad/Wä DFF (0)
2003–2011 LdB FC Malmö 136 (24)
2012–2013 Linköpings FC 33 (2)
2013–2019 VfL Wolfsburg 125 (11)
2019– Linkopings FC 0 (0)
National team
2000–2001 Sweden U17 12[4] (3[4])
2001–2004 Sweden U20 24[4] (4[4])
2001– Sweden 182[4] (23[4])
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 April 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 July 2019

CareerEdit

Fischer won most of her caps for Sweden as a defensive midfielder after her debut versus Norway in January 2001.[6] Approaching a century of appearances, she was converted to a centre back by coach Pia Sundhage in 2013.[7]

The change in position coincided with an upturn in goalscoring form for Fischer, who scored three times for hosts Sweden at UEFA Women's Euro 2013.[8] Her performances in Sweden's run to the semi-finals prompted a contract offer from European Champions VfL Wolfsburg and Fischer agreed to move to Germany from 1 January 2014.[9] In August 2013 the clubs reached a deal for "grateful" Fischer's immediate transfer.[10] Fischer played the first competitive game for her new side in the Bundesliga 2013–14 season opener against Bayern Munich in front of a home crowd of 8,249 fans on 7 September 2013.

Personal lifeEdit

In 2013 Fischer gave an interview to QX magazine in which she announced her intention to marry her partner Mariah-Michaela. They married in December 2013.[11]

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nilla Fischer". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 9 June 2013.
  2. ^ a b "List of Players – 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Profile". Svenska Fotbollförbundet (in Swedish). Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  4. ^ a b c d e f Caps and goals
  5. ^ Nilla Fischer till Linköping Svenskfotboll.se
  6. ^ "Fischer, Nilla" (in Swedish). Swedish Football Association. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
  7. ^ Juvet, Jo (21 May 2013). "Confident Fischer's case for Sweden's defence". UEFA.com. Retrieved 9 June 2013.
  8. ^ Johansson, Robert (15 July 2013). "Fischer enjoys her goalscoring glory". UEFA.com. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
  9. ^ "Wolfsburg seal deal for Sweden defender Fischer". UEFA.com. 30 July 2013. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
  10. ^ "Fischer completes Wolfsburg move". UEFA.com. 14 August 2013. Retrieved 14 August 2013.
  11. ^ Weinemo, Pontus (3 July 2013). "Fischer gifter sig med flickvännen efter EM" (in Swedish). Expressen. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
  12. ^ Nordic cup 2004
  13. ^ Nordic cup 2000, 2001
  14. ^ 2016 FIFPro Award

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