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Annike Krahn

Annike Krahn

National team Germany

Which player has most inspired you and why? Nobody stands out particularly, but it was a pleasure to play alongside Birgit Prinz, Steffi Jones, Silke Rottenberg and Nadine Angerer, as well to play against players like Hanna Ljungberg, Victoria Svensson, Abby Wambach and Marta. They are all great players and great characters as well.

Which coach has most inspired you? There are several. In the German national team, Silvia Neid, who always trusts me. But also the coaches I had when I was younger (Helmut Horsch and Martina Voss).

What is the best advice they've given you? Be yourself, show respect to others, do not forget where you come from, have goals and work hard to reach them.

Best player you've played with? I have known many players on and off the pitch. For example, Kerstin Stegemann (nearly 200 caps) has always played alongside me, or Sandra Minnert (13 years older than me). During the 2007 World Cup, Sandra got injured and I replaced her. After three days she was back training but she did not play. She always thought about the team and worked to help the young 22-year-old Annike Krahn. After our win she was the first to congratulate me. It shows how great a character she is; it impressed me.

Toughest opponent? That's difficult to say because I have always been lucky enough to play for the right team. Defending against Marta or Alex Morgan is very difficult.

What are your memories of your first club as a child? When I was playing in the youth team we used to have a mascot – a giant crocodile toy, we used to bring it everywhere.

What tip would you give a young player hoping to succeed? Enjoy what you are doing, have objectives and work hard. Never forget the rules. Football is a team sport. Defeat is part of the game and if you think hard you will be stronger after each defeat.

What was the experience of playing in a youth final tournament? I played the final of the 2004 European Women's Under-19 Championship with Germany. We lost 2-1 against Spain. It was hard, but we regrouped and four months later we won the Women's U-20 World Cup. The experience greatly helped us.

Last updated: 10/09/14 17.49CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 04/12/2014 05:03 CET
17.09.2011UEFA Women's EUROQualifying group stageGermanyGermany4-1SwitzerlandSwitzerland9000
22.10.2011UEFA Women's EUROQualifying group stageRomaniaRomania0-3GermanyGermany9000
24.11.2011UEFA Women's EUROQualifying group stageSpainSpain2-2GermanyGermany4500
31.03.2012UEFA Women's EUROQualifying group stageGermanyGermany5-0SpainSpain9000
05.04.2012UEFA Women's EUROQualifying group stageSwitzerlandSwitzerland0-6GermanyGermany9000
31.05.2012UEFA Women's EUROQualifying group stageGermanyGermany5-0RomaniaRomania4400
15.09.2012UEFA Women's EUROQualifying group stageKazakhstanKazakhstan0-7GermanyGermany4500
11.07.2013UEFA Women's EUROFinal tournament - Group stageGermanyGermany0-0NetherlandsNetherlands9000
14.07.2013UEFA Women's EUROFinal tournament - Group stageIcelandIceland0-3GermanyGermany9000
17.07.2013UEFA Women's EUROFinal tournament - Group stageGermanyGermany0-1NorwayNorway9000
21.07.2013UEFA Women's EUROQuarter-finalsItalyItaly0-1GermanyGermany9000
24.07.2013UEFA Women's EUROSemi-finalsSwedenSweden0-1GermanyGermany9000
28.07.2013UEFA Women's EUROFinalGermanyGermany1-0NorwayNorway9000
21.09.2013Women's World CupQualifying roundGermanyGermany9-0RussiaRussia9000
26.10.2013Women's World CupQualifying roundSloveniaSlovenia0-13GermanyGermany9010
30.10.2013Women's World CupQualifying roundGermanyGermany4-0CroatiaCroatia9000
23.11.2013Women's World CupQualifying roundSlovakiaSlovakia0-6GermanyGermany9000
27.11.2013Women's World CupQualifying roundCroatiaCroatia0-8GermanyGermany9000
05.04.2014Women's World CupQualifying roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland2-3GermanyGermany9000
08.05.2014Women's World CupQualifying roundGermanyGermany9-1SlovakiaSlovakia9001
13.09.2014Women's World CupQualifying roundRussiaRussia1-4GermanyGermany9000
17.09.2014Women's World CupQualifying roundGermanyGermany2-0Republic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland9000
08.10.2014UEFA Women's Champions LeagueRound of 32TwenteTwente1-2ParisParis9000
15.10.2014UEFA Women's Champions LeagueRound of 32ParisParis1-0TwenteTwente9000

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General info

  • Name: Annike Krahn
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 01/07/1985 (29)
  • Country: Germany
  • Squad number: 13
  • Club: Paris ( FRA)

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Women's Champions League 2014/15
    • FIFA Women's World Cup 2013/15

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Women's Champions League (Second qualifying round)
    10/10/08: Duisburg 5-1 Naftokhimik
  • National team: UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship (Final tournament - Group stage)
    25/07/03: Germany 0-2 Italy

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Germany WOCO253
Germany WU-19117

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Women's Champions League
Last updated: 13/11/2014 01:06 CET
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