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Kim Kulig

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Kim Kulig
Full nameKim Nadine Kulig
Date of birth (1990-04-09) 9 April 1990 (age 26)
Place of birthHerrenberg, Germany
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Playing positionMidfielder, forward
Club information
Current team
1. FFC Frankfurt
Number8
Youth career
1998–2001SV Poltringen
2001–2003SV Unterjesingen
2003–2006Sindelfingen
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2006–2008Sindelfingen
2008–2011Hamburger SV59(27)
2011–1. FFC Frankfurt19(4)
National team
Germany U1912(12)
2008–2010Germany U2016(5)
2009–Germany33(7)

Kim Kulig (born 9 April 1990) is a German footballer. She plays as a central midfielder or forward for 1. FFC Frankfurt and the German national team.

Career

Club

Kulig, born in Herrenberg, Swabia, Baden-Württemberg, started her career at age eight at SV Poltringen, where she initially played in a boy's team. In 2001, she joined SV Unterjesingen, before moving to VfL Sindelfingen two years later. She made her second Bundesliga debut at Sindelfingen, where she scored 17 goals in her first season in the country's second division. In 2008, Kulig won the Fritz Walter medal in silver as the year's second best female junior player.[3] That year she moved to the Bundesliga side Hamburger SV. During three seasons at the club, she scored 27 goals in 59 Bundesliga appearances.[2] From the 2011–12 season, Kulig has signed a three-year contract with 1. FFC Frankfurt.[1]

International

At age 18, Kulig reached third-place with Germany at the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup. She made her debut for the German senior national team in February 2009 against China. Only seven months after her first international game, Kulig won the 2009 European Championship with Germany. She scored the third goal in Germany's 6–2 win over England in the final .

Kulig returned to junior competition one year later, helping Germany lift the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup on home soil. In the tournament's final against Nigeria, Kulig hit the post which resulted in a Nigerian own goal and sealed the German 2–0 victory. Kulig was honoured as the tournament's third-best player.[4] She has been called up for Germany's 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup squad.[1]

During the quarter final of the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup she was taken out in the 4th minute due to an ACL injury of the right knee. She is expected to return to playing by March 2012.

On 15 September 2012, Kulig made her comeback after 14 months of injury against Kazahstan in the UEFA Euro 2013 Qualifiers.

International goals

Scores and results list Germany's goal tally first:

Kulig – goals for Germany
# Date Location Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 6 March 2009 Albufeira, Portugal 23x15px China 2–0 3–0 2009 Algarve Cup
2. 9 March 2009 Faro, Portugal 23x15px Sweden 2–3 2–3 2009 Algarve Cup
3. 10 September 2009 Helsinki, Finland 23x15px England 3–1 6–2 UEFA Women's Euro 2009
4. 21 May 2011 Ingolstadt, Germany Template:Country data North Korea North Korea 1–0 2–0 Friendly
5. 3 June 2011 Osnabrück, Germany 23x15px Italy 3–0 5–0 Friendly
6. 7 June 2011 Aachen, Germany 23x15px Netherlands 4–0 5–0 Friendly
7. 5 April 2013 Offenbach, Germany 23x15px United States 1–2 3–3 Friendly

Source: [5]

Honours

International

Individual

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Nationalspielerin Kim Kulig" (in German). DFB.de. Retrieved 18 June 2011. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Kim Kulig" (in German). Framba.de. Retrieved 18 June 2011. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Fritz-Walter-Medaille für vier deutsche U 19-Europameister" (in German). DFB.de. 20 August 2008. Retrieved 18 June 2011. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Popp and Kulig in dreamland". FIFA.com. 1 August 2010. Retrieved 18 June 2011. 
  5. "Players Info Kulig Goals". DFB. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 

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