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The most successful goalscorers of the DFB

Birgit Prinz cheers with outstretched arms

Anyone who scores decisive goals or a particularly large number of goals enjoys a special reputation among the fans. The German national soccer team has had some great goalscorers – these ten have been the most successful.

Martina Müller on goal

Martina Muller – 37 goals

Martina Müller is the double world champion (2003, 2007) and the double European champion (2001, 2009). The attacker, who spent most of her career with VfL Wolfsburg, won 101 caps for Germany between 2000 and 2012. In 2015 she ended her career as a professional soccer player in Wolfsburg and has been working for Volkswagen ever since.

Kerstin Garefrekes is focused on the ball

Kerstin Garefrekes – 43 goals

The striker is also part of both German World Cup titles – in 2003 and 2007. She also won the EM in 2005 and 2009 with the DFB women. Garefrekes wore the DFB jersey for ten years (2001-2011) and played 130 games. In addition to her sports career, she sometimes works in the administration of the city of Frankfurt am Main. Today she is part of the coaching staff at Eintracht Frankfurt.

Silvia Neid holds up the EM trophy after the 1995 European Championship final

Silvia Neid – 48 goals

Silvia Neid is one of the pioneers of football in Germany. She was there for the first official international match in November 1982 against Switzerland. Neid won the European Championship three times as a player (1989, 1991, 1995). She is even more successful after her active career as a national coach (2005 – 2016). Her collection of titles: 2007 World Cup, 2009 and 2013 European Championships, as well as Olympic gold in 2016.

Anja Mittag cheers open-mouthed and pulls up her jersey

Anja Mittag – 50 goals

Anja Mittag scored two goals more than Neid in the DFB jersey. With 158 international matches, the attacker is number four in the DFB record list. Mittag celebrates her greatest successes with the Olympic victory in 2016 and the world title in 2007. She is also European champion three times (2005, 2009, 2013). In 2017 she ended her DFB career and now works as an assistant coach at RB Leipzig.

Game scene Bettina Wiegmann

Bettina Wiegmann – 51 goals

Between 1989 and 2003, the technically adept midfielder made 154 appearances for Germany. Wiegmann is European champion four times (1991, 1995, 1997, 2001) and wins the 2003 world championship. The World Cup final is their last game. In 2004, Wiegmann became the DFB’s first honorary captain. After retiring, she begins a career as a trainer.

Alexandra Popp cheers with outstretched arms

Alexandra Popp – 59 goals*

At Euro 2022, Alexandra Popp underlines her importance to the German team. The VfL Wolfsburg striker scored at least once in every game up until the semi-finals. “Poppi” has played for the senior national team since 2010 and has been captain since 2019. In 2016 she won the Olympic gold medal with the DFB women in Rio. (*Status: 07/28/2022)

Celia Sasic celebrates after a goal and laughs

Celia Sasic – 63 goals

Until her marriage in 2013, Celia Sasic went on the hunt for goals as Celia Okoyino da Mbabi for Germany. The Bonn-born daughter of a Cameroonian and a French woman won the European Championships in 2009 and 2013 and became the top scorer at the 2015 World Cup. In the same year – after the end of her career – she was named Europe’s “Footballer of the Year”. Since March 2022, Sasic has been DFB Vice President for Diversity and Diversity.

Inka Grings sprints after the ball in an international match

Inka Grings – 64 goals

The striker wore the jersey of the German national team for 16 years. She scored 64 goals between 1996 and 2012. Grings twice won the European Championship tournaments in 2005 and 2009 with the DFB women and was the top scorer in each case. In April 2019, she became the first woman to take over a men’s team from the top four German soccer leagues as the coach of the regional league team SV Straelen.

Heidi Mohr scores a goal against Norway in the 1989 European Championship final

Heidi Mohr – 83 goals

Heidi Mohr does not have the most goals, but Heidi Mohr has the most impressive quota: For her 83 goals in the DFB jersey, she “only” needs 104 games, which she contests between 1986 and 1996. Mohr is the European champion three times (1989, 1991, 1995). At the 1991 World Cup, she scored a goal in every game. In February 2019, the goalscorer died of cancer at the age of 51.

Birgit Prinz cheers with outstretched arms

Birgit Prinz – 128 goals

The DFB record player (214 international matches) and goalscorer became world champion and five-time European champion in 2003 and 2007 (1995, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2009). At the 2003 World Cup and the 2004 Olympic Games, Prinz was the top scorer and was named world footballer in 2003, 2004, and 2005. She now works as a sports psychologist at TSG Hoffenheim and also with the DFB women.

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