Inka Grings

Inka Grings ( 2010)

Inka Grings ( born October 31, 1978 in Dusseldorf ) is a German football player. The striker played 16 years in the women's Bundesliga for FCR 2001 Duisburg. With the national team, she won two European titles and was also in both tournaments top scorer.


Inka Grings wanted to be a tennis player. Since it was not picked up by the local tennis club, they started in 1984 with TSV Eller to play 04 football. About the Garather SV 1995 she moved to FC Rumeln - Kaldenhausen, today FCR 2001 Duisburg. There she was immediately master player and in the years to become one of the most successful striker inside the Bundesliga. On 5 May 1996, she debuted in the German national team in the game against Finland. In 1998, she scored in the DFB Cup final three goals in a 6-2 victory over FSV Frankfurt. A year later she became the first scorer of the Bundesliga.

The year 2000 was the most successful year of their career. First she won with the FCR the Hall Cup, then it was German champion. Her 38 goals this season are unmatched to this day. After the turn of the millennium, she was thrown back from several injuries over again. In 2001, she missed the European Championship on home soil. In 2003, she suffered a thigh strain during a course preparing for the World Cup. Shortly before the 2004 Olympics, she suffered a cruciate ligament injury. After this injury, she wanted to stop, but decided to during rehabilitation.

When FCR she was captain until 2006, before she was withdrawn by coach Dietmar Herhaus this office. After the 1:6 home defeat against 1 FFC Frankfurt practiced Herhaus sharp criticism of Grings ' attitude on and off the court. Inka Grings subsequently announced its intention to change clubs when not alter the position coach. This resulted despite attempts at conciliation, the final suspension of the player on October 25, 2006. On 5 December 2006, the suspension was lifted, three weeks after coach Dietmar Herhaus had resigned. In February 2007, she extended her contract in Duisburg until 30 June 2009. 2009 she won with Duisburg the UEFA Women's Champions League and the DFB Cup and the European Championships with the national team, where she was top scorer with six goals.

Despite many injuries, it is the top scorer in the German club football; 29 January 2011 she scored her 350th goal in the away match against the first FFC Frankfurt. She leads the eternal Torschützinnenbestenliste in Duisburg with more than 200 -goal advantage.

2011 moved Grings together with Sonja Fuss to FC Zurich. Your former club, the FCR Duisburg wants future jersey number 9 never forgive her honor. On March 16, 2013, it announced and foot, the FC Zurich to leave women May 20, 2013, and signed a valid contract from that date for the Chicago Red Stars. For the 2013/14 season, she returned to Germany and was awarded the second division club FC Cologne 1 one-year contract (since August 27, 2013 ).

After 96 missions Inka Grings told end of July 2012 her retirement from the national team. Before the European Championship qualifier on September 19, 2012 in Duisburg against Turkey was officially adopted.


As a club player

  • German Champion 2000
  • Second of the Championship 1997, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010
  • Swiss Champion 2012, 2013
  • DFB Cup winner in 1998, 2009, 2010
  • Swiss Cupsiegerin 2012, 2013
  • DFB - Pokal winner Halle 1996, 2000
  • Player of the Year in 1999, 2009, 2010
  • Bundesliga top scorer in 1999, 2000, 2003, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Scorer of the UEFA Women's Champions League 2010/11
  • Scorer of the 2013 NLA
  • UEFA Women 's Cup winner 2009
  • Player of the season 2009, 2010

As a national player

  • European Champion 2005, 2009
  • Scorer of the European Championships in 2005 and 2009
  • Scorer at the Algarve Cup in 2010


2009 Inka Grings was named " Player of the Year " by North Rhine -Westphalia awarded the " Felix".


In football Verband Niederrhein Grings trained as a clerk for office communication. It was time soldier in the sports promotion group of the Bundeswehr in Cologne from October 2002 to 2005 and held the rank of corporal. Since then Grings works as an insurance broker, first full-time, part-time later to have more time for football.