Pauline Bremer, who only turned 17 in April, has finished top scorer at the 2013 UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship.
The 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam forward struck six goals in Germany's run to the semi-finals. Three came before half-time in the first match of the tournament in the form of two predatory strikes and a clinical one-on-one as she and Linda Dallmann tore into Norway in a 5-0 triumph. Sweden also succumbed to Bremer's penalty-box prowess next time out, the No9 breaking their resolve with two second-half headers as Germany advanced with a game to spare.
That meant coach Maren Meinert could initially rest her versus Finland though Bremer endured a frustrating return to the starting XI in the last four against France, her late penalty a mere consolation in a 2-1 defeat. Yet that spot kick took her to six in 278 minutes in south-west Wales – an average of a goal every 46 minutes – double what any other player managed in a competition that witnessed 40 goals in 15 matches, a marked rise on 2012's tally of 26.
Bremer will, of course, be eligible not only for next year's finals in Norway but also for the 2015 event in Israel.
2013 final tournament top scorers
6 – Pauline Bremer (Germany)
3 – Bethany Mead (England)
3 – Sandie Toletti (France)
2 – Kadidiatou Diani (France)
2 – Clarisse Le Bihan (France)
2 – Nikita Parris (England)
2 – Paige Williams (England)
2 – Linda Dallmann (Germany)
2 – Juliette Kemppi (Finland)
2 – Nikoline Frandsen (Denmark)
2 – Synne Jensen (Norway)
Despite not reaching the final tournament, Serbia's Jovana Damnjanović was season top scorer after registering a record 14 goals in six qualifying games.
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