VfL Wolfsburg (women)

Verein für Leibesübungen Wolfsburg e. V., commonly known as VfL Wolfsburg, is a German women's football club based in Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony. The club is currently playing in the top division of Germany the Bundesliga. The club has won the UEFA Women's Champions League in 2013 and 2014.

VfL Wolfsburg
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Full nameVerein für Leibesübungen Wolfsburg e. V. (Sports club)
Verein für Leibesübungen Wolfsburg Fußball GmbH (Professional football club)
Nickname(s)Die Wölfinnen (The She-wolves)
Founded2003; 19 years ago (2003)
GroundAOK Stadion, Wolfsburg
Capacity5,200
ChairmanHans-Dieter Pötsch
Sporting directorRalf Kellermann
Head coachTommy Stroot
LeagueFrauen-Bundesliga
2021–221st of 12

HistoryEdit

VfR Eintracht Wolfsburg was founded in 1973. The team was a founding member of the Bundesliga. In 2003 the team joined VfL Wolfsburg.

The first season under the new name was in 2003–04, which ended with an eighth place, the next season the team was relegated to the 2nd Bundesliga in 12th place but gained direct promotion in the following 2005–06 season. After a fifth place in 2009–10, Wolfsburg grew up one year later, contending for the title and managed to be runner-up in 2011–12.

In the 2012–13 season Wolfsburg won the UEFA Women's Champions League.[1] Two weeks prior the team achieved its first Bundesliga title.[2] They were the second team, after 1. FFC Frankfurt to complete the treble, by also winning the domestic cup competition.[3] This was the first time that the same year both in men's and women's football, clubs from the same nation, complete the treble, with the men's club being Bayern Munich. They were also the first German football team to successfully defend their Champions League title.

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 18 January 2022[4]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   GER Almuth Schult
2 DF   NED Lynn Wilms
4 DF   GER Kathrin Hendrich
5 DF   GER Lena Oberdorf
6 DF   NED Dominique Janssen
7 FW   GER Pauline Bremer
8 MF   GER Lena Lattwein
9 MF   GER Anna Blässe
10 FW   GER Svenja Huth
11 FW   GER Alexandra Popp
12 GK   GER Julia Kassen
13 DF   GER Felicitas Rauch
14 MF   NED Jill Roord
No. Pos. Nation Player
16 FW   GER Sandra Starke
17 FW   POL Ewa Pajor
18 FW   NED Joëlle Smits
20 MF   GER Pia-Sophie Wolter
21 FW   SWE Rebecka Blomqvist
22 MF   NED Shanice van de Sanden
24 DF   GER Joelle Wedemeyer
28 FW   GER Tabea Waßmuth
30 GK   GER Lisa Weiß
31 MF   GER Lotta Cordes
32 FW   ISL Sveindís Jane Jónsdóttir
33 MF   GER Turid Knaak
77 GK   POL Katarzyna Kiedrzynek

Out on loanEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   GER Anna-Lena Stolze (at FC Twente until 30 June 2022)[5]

Former playersEdit

PersonnelEdit

Current technical staffEdit

As of 4 July 2021
Position Staff
Head coach   Tommy Stroot
Assistant coaches   Sabrina Eckhoff
  Kim Kulig
Goalkeeping coach   Eike Herding
  Alisa Vetterlein
Analyzer   Donna Newberry
Physiotherapists   Omar Rüppel
  Ewa Gehring-Sturm
  Fee-Maresa Müller
Club Doctors   Dirk Ziller
  Agnes Schneider
Team manager   Jörg Schmidt

Source:[citation needed]

[6]

ManagementEdit

Board of directorsEdit

 
Ralf Kellermann is the current sporting director.
Office Name
Managing Director   Michael Meeske
  Jörg Schmadtke
  Tim Schumacher
Sporting director   Ralf Kellermann

Last updated: 30 August 2020
Source: Management board

HonoursEdit

OfficialEdit

InvitationalEdit

Individual Club AwardsEdit

Record in UEFA Women's Champions LeagueEdit

All results (away, home and aggregate) list Wolfsburg's goal tally first.

Season Round Opponents Away Home Aggregate
2012–13 Round of 32   Unia Racibórz 5–1 f 6–1 11–2
Round of 16   Røa Oslo 1–1 4–1 f 5–2
Quarter-final   Rossiyanka Khimki 2–0 2–1 f 4–1
Semi-final   Arsenal 2–1 f 2–0 4–1
Final   Lyon 1–0 (  London)
2013–14 Round of 32   Pärnu 14–0 f 13–0 27–0
Round of 16   Rosengård Malmö 2–1 f 3–1 5–2
Quarter-final   Barcelona 2–0 3–0 f 5–0
Semi-final   Turbine Potsdam 0–0 4–2 f 4–2
Final   Tyresö 4–3 (  Lisbon)
2014–15 Round of 32   Stabæk Bærum 1–0 f 2–1 3–1
Round of 16   Neulengbach 4–0 f 7–0 11–0
Quarter-final   Rosengård Malmö 3–3 1–1 f 4–4 (agr)
Semi-final   Paris Saint-Germain 2–1 0–2 f 2–3
2015–16 Round of 32   Spartak Subotica 0–0 f 4–0 4–0
Round of 16   Chelsea 2–1 f 2–0 4–1
Quarter-final   Brescia 3–0 3–0 f 6–0
Semi-final   Frankfurt 0–1 4–0 f 4–1
Final   Lyon 1–1 (a.e.t.) (3–4 p) (  Reggio Emilia)
2016–17 Round of 32   Chelsea 3–0 f 1–1 4–1
Round of 16   Eskilstuna United 5–1 f 3–0 8–1
Quarter-final   Lyon 1–0 0–2 f 1–2
2017–18 Round of 32   Atlético Madrid 3–0 f 12–2 15–2
Round of 16   Fiorentina 4–0 f 3–3 7–3
Quarter-final   Slavia Prague 1–1 5–0 f 6–1
Semi-final   Chelsea 3–1 f 2–0 5–1
Final   Lyon 1–4 (a.e.t.) (  Kyiv)
2018–19 Round of 32   Þór/KA Akureyri 1–0 f 2–0 3–0
Round of 16   Atlético Madrid 6–0 4–0 f 10–0
Quarter-final   Lyon 1–2 f 2–4 3–6
2019–20 Round of 32   Mitrovica 10–0 f 5–0 15–0
Round of 16   Twente 1–0 6–0 f 7–0
Quarter-final   Glasgow City 9–1[8] (  San Sebastián)
Semi-final   Barcelona 1–0 (  San Sebastián)
Final   Lyon 1–3 (  San Sebastián)
2020–21 Round of 32   Spartak Subotica 5–0 f 2–0 7–0
Round of 16   LSK Kvinner 2–0 2–0 f 4–0
Quarter-final   Chelsea 1–2 f 0–3 1–5
2021–22 Round 2   Bordeaux 2–3 (a.e.t.) 3–2 f 5–5 (3–0 p)
Group A   Servette 3–0 5–0 1st
  Chelsea 3–3 4–0
  Juventus 2–2 0–2
Quarter-final   Arsenal 1–1 f 2–0 3–1
Semi-final   Barcelona 1–5 f 2–0 3–5

f First leg.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Müller helps Wolfsburg end Lyon reign". UEFA. 23 May 2013. Retrieved 24 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Wolfsburg wrap up title, Lyon reach final". UEFA. 12 May 2013. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Wolfsburg win maiden German Women's Cup". UEFA. 19 May 2013. Retrieved 24 May 2013.
  4. ^ "VfL Frauen – der aktuelle Kader unsere Wölfinnen". VfL Wolfsburg. Retrieved 8 July 2020.
  5. ^ "Spielpraxis in Enschede". VfL Wolfsburg. 17 December 2019. Retrieved 21 December 2019.
  6. ^ "VFL Wolfsburg - Aktuelle Mitarbeiter - Frauenfußball auf soccerdonna.de".
  7. ^ Awards 2013 and 2014
  8. ^ Glasgow City 1–9 Wolfsburg: Scots eliminated in last eight, BBC Sport, 21 August 2020

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