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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; 15 years ago (2003)
GroundAOK-Stadion
Wolfsburg
Capacity5,200
ChairmanHans-Dieter Pötsch
ManagerStephan Lerch
LeagueBundesliga
2017–181st

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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.

Current squadEdit

As of 14 August 2018

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

No. Position Player
1   GK Almuth Schult
2   MF Anna-Lena Stolze
3   MF Zsanett Jakabfi
4   DF Nilla Fischer
5   MF Cláudia Neto
6   DF Katharina Baunach
7   MF Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir
8   DF Babett Peter
9   MF Anna Blässe
11   FW Alexandra Popp
12   GK Jana Burmeister
14   DF Meret Wittje
16   DF Noëlle Maritz
No. Position Player
17   FW Ewa Pajor
19   MF Kristine Minde
20   MF Pia-Sophie Wolter
21   MF Lara Dickenmann
22   FW Pernille Harder
23   MF Sara Doorsoun
24   DF Joelle Wedemeyer
26   MF Caroline Graham Hansen
27   GK Mary Earps
28   MF Lena Goeßling
30   MF Ella Masar
33   GK Melina Loeck

HonoursEdit

Record in UEFA Women's Champions LeagueEdit

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

Season Round Club 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   Olympique 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   FC 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   Olympique Lyon 1–1 a.e.t. (3p–4p) (  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   Olympique 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   Olympique Lyon 1–4 a.e.t. (  Kiev)
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   Olympique Lyon X–X f X–X X–X

f First leg.

Former notable playersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Müller helps Wolfsburg end Lyon reign". uefa.com. UEFA. 23 May 2013. Retrieved 24 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Wolfsburg wrap up title, Lyon reach final". uefa.com. UEFA. 12 May 2013. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Wolfsburg win maiden German Women's Cup". uefa.com. UEFA. 19 May 2013. Retrieved 24 May 2013.
  4. ^ Awards 2013 and 2014

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