Tabea Kemme (born 14 December 1991) is a German former professional footballer who last played for Arsenal of the FA Women's Super League.[1] She also played for 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam for twelve years.[2]

Tabea Kemme
2015-09-13 1.FFC Frankfurt vs 1.FFC Turbine Potsdam Tabea Kemme 005.jpg
Kemme in 2015
Personal information
Date of birth (1991-12-14) 14 December 1991 (age 28)
Place of birth Stade, Germany
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Full-back / Winger
Youth career
2000–2006 SG Freiburg/Oederquart
2006–2008 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam II 6 (2)
2008–2018 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam 145 (24)
2018–2020 Arsenal 3 (0)
National team
2007–2008 Germany U-17 15 (6)
2009–2010 Germany U-19 11 (0)
2010 Germany U-20 10 (0)
2013–2018 Germany 47 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 1:00 22 April, 2019 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14 January 2020

During her youth career and the first two seasons of her senior career, Kemme played as an attacker. She switched to more defensive playing positions[3] while playing for Germany U-20 during the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.[4] Two of Kemme's goals for 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam, both long-range shots, were included in the 10 best goals of the German Football Association's Women's Goal of the Season 2014–2015 shortlist.[5]

Kemme combined her football career with her police studies at Brandenburg's police training college.[6]

Early lifeEdit

Kemme attended the Friedrich Ludwig Jahn Potsdam Sport School,[7][8] which has an elite program for girls' football. The school has very close links with the FFC Turbine Potsdam club.[9]

Club careerEdit

In 2006, Kemme started training and playing with the junior teams of FFC Turbine, progressing to the senior first team in 2008.

She joined Arsenal in July 2018.[10] After persistent injuries, Kemme announced her retirement from professional football on 14 January 2020.[11]

International careerEdit

Kemme's first involvement with the Germany women's national football team was in the squad of players selected for a 2013 UEFA Women's Championship qualifying match against Romania on 22 October 2011,[12] but she did not play in the match. Kemme made her international debut for Germany during their 8–0 win against Croatia on 27 November 2013, a match in Germany's FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 qualification campaign.[13] She came on as a substitute for Leonie Maier, in the 76th minute.[14] Kemme was selected for the German squad for the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 and played 6 matches in the tournament.

She was one of Germany's starting full-backs for the 2016 Summer Olympics, starting and playing every minute of all but one match. Germany would go on to win the gold medal.[15]

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Germany's goal tally first:

Kemme – goals for Germany
# Date Location Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 18 September 2015 Halle, Germany   Hungary 3–0 12–0 UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying
2. 25 October 2016 Aalen, Germany   Netherlands 4–1 4–2 Friendly
3. 16 September 2017 Ingolstadt, Germany   Slovenia 4–0 6–0 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualifying
4. 5–0
5. 24 October 2017 Großaspach, Germany   Faroe Islands 2–0 11–0
6. 3–0

Source:[16]

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

1. FFC Turbine Potsdam

InternationalEdit

Germany

Police careerEdit

In 2012, Kemme began her studies as a police commissioner at the University of Applied Sciences of the Brandenburg Police, which she successfully completed in September 2017.[23] Kemme completed the practical part in Oranienburg. The theory part took place in Potsdam and Oberhavel.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "OLYMPIASIEGERIN KEMME BEENDET KARRIERE". DFB. 14 January 2020. Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Spielerinnenporträt: Tabea Kemme" (in German). 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam. Archived from the original on 20 July 2015. Retrieved 17 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Tabea Kemme: "I want to make it to Canada"". womenssoccerunited.com. Retrieved 2015-07-07.
  4. ^ "Interview mit Tabea Kemme – Fußballnationalspielerin und Polizeikommissaranwärterin" (in German). Fachhochshule Polizei Brandenburg. Retrieved 2015-07-04.
  5. ^ "Goal of the Season 2014–2015 (Tor der Saison 2014/2015)" (in German). German Football Association Television (DFB-TV). Retrieved 2015-07-06.
  6. ^ "Interview mit Tabea Kemme – Fußballnationalspielerin und Polizeikommissaranwärterin" (in German). Fachhochshule Polizei Brandenburg. Retrieved 2015-07-04.
  7. ^ "Deutscher Fußballmeister 2010 : Turbine Potsdam" (in German). Sportschule Potsdam. Retrieved 2015-07-07.
  8. ^ "Interview mit Anna Sarholz und Tabea Kemme from Sportschule Potsdam" (in German). Sportschule Potsdam. Retrieved 2015-07-07.
  9. ^ "Die DFB – Mädchenfußball – Eliteschule in Potsdam" (in German). FFC Turbine Potsdam. Archived from the original on 2015-07-09. Retrieved 2015-07-07.
  10. ^ "Women's Super League: Arsenal sign Germany international Tabea Kemme". BBC Sport. 4 July 2018. Retrieved 25 July 2018.
  11. ^ "Tabea Kemme announces retirement". Arsenal FC. 14 January 2020. Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  12. ^ "ROMANIA VS. GERMANY 0 – 3". Soccerway. Retrieved 2015-09-06.
  13. ^ "Tabea Kemme's debut for Germany" (in German). Deutscher Fussball Bund. Retrieved 2015-07-08.
  14. ^ "Tabea Kemme's debut for Germany" (in German). Deutscher Fussball Bund. Retrieved 2015-07-08.
  15. ^ "Gold for Germany as Neid finishes in style". fifa.com. 19 August 2016.
  16. ^ "Players Info Kemme Goals". DFB. Retrieved 18 September 2015.
  17. ^ "Potsdam triumphiert zum siebten Mal" (in German). spox.com. Retrieved 2015-07-22.
  18. ^ "Match report of FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup 2010 Final". FIFA. Retrieved 2015-07-08.
  19. ^ "FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, Third place match". FIFA. Retrieved 2015-07-05.
  20. ^ "UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship – History – 2008 – Germany first to gain glory". UEFA. Retrieved 2015-07-22.
  21. ^ "Algarve Cup 2014 Final". japan Football Association. Retrieved 2015-07-08.
  22. ^ "Algarve Cup 2015, Third place match". Federação Portuguesa de Futebol. Retrieved 2015-07-05.
  23. ^ "Tabea Kemme: Ernennung zur Polizeikommissarin".

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