| Alexandra Popp|
FCR 2001 Duisburg
| (1991-04-06) 6 April 1991 (age 24)|
Gesamtschule Berger Feld
Alexandra Popp Wikipedia
Alexandra Popp (born 6 April 1991) is a German footballer and Olympic gold medalist. She plays as a striker for VfL Wolfsburg and the German national team. She previously played for FCR 2001 Duisburg and 1. FFC Recklinghausen. She was twice named German Footballer of the Year in 2014 and 2016.
Popp started her career at FC Silschede, before moving to 1. FFC Recklinghausen. She joined the Bundesliga side FCR 2001 Duisburg in 2008. She had also been approached by French champions Olympique Lyonnais at the time, but chose Duisburg. Popp made her Bundesliga debut in September 2008 against Herforder SV and scored her first two goals three weeks later in an 8–0 win over TSV Crailsheim.
In her first year at Duisburg, Popp won the Double: the 2009 UEFA Women's Cup and the 2009 German Cup. She was awarded the 2009 Fritz Walter medal in silver as the year's second best female junior player. One year later, she again claimed the German Cup title and finished runner-up with Duisburg in the 2009–10 Bundesliga season. Because Duisburg had major injury worries during the 2010–11 season, Popp played the majority of matches at left back.
At the 2008 UEFA U-17 Women's Championship, Popp won her first international title with Germany, scoring the team's second goal in the final. The same year, she reached third-place at the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup. In February 2010, Popp made her debut for Germany's senior national team in a friendly match against North Korea. Less than two weeks later she scored her first two international goals at the 2010 Algarve Cup in a 7–0 win over Finland.
Popp returned to junior competition for the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, which was held on home soil in Germany. She won the title with the German team and was the tournament's break-out star, being honoured as the best player and top goalscorer. She reached ten goals and scored in every game. Popp was then called up for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup squad.
She was part of the squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics, where Germany won the gold medal.
Scores and results list Germany's goal tally first:
Popp attended Gesamtschule Berger Feld in Gelsenkirchen, one of four facilities certified as "elite schools of football" by the German Football Association. She was the school's sole female pupil and could only attend courtesy of a special permit. She studied and trained with junior players of the German men's Bundesliga side FC Schalke 04. Popp left school after the 12th grade with a Fachabitur diploma. Following a one-year internship at a physiotherapist, Popp is currently completing a three-year apprenticeship to become a zookeeper at Tierpark Essehof in Lehre.FCR 2001 Duisburg
UEFA Women's Champions League: Winner 2008–09
Bundesliga: Runner-up 2009–10
DFB-Pokal: Winner 2008–09, 2009–10
UEFA Women's Champions League: Winner 2012–13, 2013–14
Bundesliga: Winner 2012–13, 2013–14, 2016–17
DFB-Pokal: Winner 2012–13, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17
FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup: Winner 2010
FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup: Third-place 2008
UEFA U-17 Women's Championship: Winner 2008
Algarve Cup: Winner 2012, 2014
Summer Olympic Games: Gold medal, 2016
UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship: Golden Player 2008
Fritz Walter Medal: Silver 2009
Golden Ball – FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup
Golden Shoe – FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup
Footballer of the Year in Germany: 2014, 2016
Silbernes Lorbeerblatt: Winner 2016