Alexandra Popp

Alexandra Popp ( 2011)

Alexandra Popp ( born April 6, 1991, Witten ) is a German football player. The defender and striker is at the Bundesliga VfL Wolfsburg under contract.


Popp began her career at FC black and white Silschede ( Gevelsberg ) and played up to the maximum age limit of 14 years there in mixed teams. Later, she transferred to 1 FFC Recklinghausen. With the fifth division team they failed in 2008 just wide of the promotion to the Regionalliga West. In May 2008, Popp was with the U- 17 National Team European Champion, scoring in the final against France, the pre-decisive 2-0. For the season 2008/ 09 she moved to FCR 2001 Duisburg and suggested an offer of top French club Olympique Lyon. On September 7, 2008, she made her Bundesliga debut against the Herford and SV reached on 28 September at the 8-0 victory against TSV Crailsheim their first Bundesliga goals. In the DFB - Pokal Hall 2010, she was top scorer with five goals in the tournament. In February 2010, Popp was first appointed in the cadre of senior national women, debuting on 17 February 2010 against North Korea. When you reach Algarve Cup 7-0 win against Finland on February 26, her first two international goals. In the U -20 Women's World Cup 2010 in Germany, she won not only with her team the title, but also met yet in every game. With a total of ten tournament hits she was awarded following the tournament by FIFA with the " Golden Boot " for the top scorer and the " Golden Ball " for the best player of the tournament. With her 10 goals she is with Sydney Leroux and Christine Sinclair also top scorer at U -20 World Championships.

In 2011 she was part of the German World Cup squad and came in all four games for use, where they were each loaded. When 17:0 - record victory in the European Championship qualifier against Kazakhstan 19 November 2011 she has succeeded as well as Celia DFB four goals. This makes it the seventh German player, who get four goals in an international match.

For the season 2012/13 she moved with her club mate Luisa Wensing to VfL Wolfsburg. With Wolfsburg won the same in their first season, the treble of German Cup, DFB Cup and Champions League.



  • U- 20 World Cup: 2010
  • U-17 European Championship: 2008
  • Victory at the Algarve Cup in 2012 and 2014


  • UEFA Women 's Cup winner: 2009
  • DFB Cup winner: 2009, 2010
  • Champions League winner: 2013
  • German Mistress: 2013
  • DFB Cup winner: 2013

Personal Awards

  • Fritz -Walter - Medal 2009 in Silver
  • Scorer of the DFB Cup Hall 2010
  • Golden Ball at the 2010 U -20 World Cup best player
  • Golden Boot at the 2010 U -20 World Cup as top scorer
  • Newcomer of the year at the Felix Award (choice of NRW - Sportsman of the Year ) 2010
  • FLVW Badge of Honour in Gold
  • National player of the year 2012


Alexandra Popp was a student at the Gesamtschule Berger Feld in Gelsenkirchen. In the certified as an elite school of football by the DFB school Popp was the only student in the class football. This learned and trained them with young players of FC Schalke 04 She left the school after the twelfth year with the diploma and completed a year-long internship as a physiotherapist. Meanwhile, she completed a three-year training as an animal keeper at the zoo Essehof.

In some interviews, she explained that she was a fan of Borussia Dortmund.