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Nadine Marejke Angerer (born 10 November 1978) is a German professional football goalkeeper. She currently plays for Portland Thorns FC in the NWSL. She is also the captain of the German national team.
On 13 January 2014, Angerer was named FIFA World Player of the Year, becoming the first goalkeeper – male or female – to win the award.
She announced her retirement for the end of the 2014–15 season on 13 May 2015.
Angerer was born in Lohr am Main. Her career began with ASV Hofstetten, where she played as a forward. When she substituted for the injured goalkeeper during a youth scouting game, she was discovered as a goalkeeping talent. In 1995, she moved to 1. FC Nürnberg and one year later to FC Wacker München. While at Wacker, she was given the opportunity to play for an American college soccer team, but declined.
From 1999 to 2001, Angerer played at FC Bayern Munich, helping the team achieve promotion to Germany's top division, the Bundesliga. She transferred to 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam in 2001, where she claimed two national Bundesliga championships, three German Cup wins and the UEFA Women's Cup in the 2004–05 season.
After seven years at Potsdam, Angerer left Germany in 2008 to play at Djurgårdens IF Dam in Sweden, replacing Bente Nordby. She returned to Germany after only one season to join 1. FFC Frankfurt. She won the German Cup for a fourth time with Frankfurt in 2011. Following Birgit Prinz's retirement she was appointed Frankfurt's new captain.
While playing at the UEFA Women's Euro 2013 Angerer announced her signing on a free transfer with the Brisbane Roar in Australia's W-League and further plans for a move to an as yet unspecified team in the NWSL by January 2014.
On January 13, 2014, Portland Thorns FC announced Angerer's acquisition to play for Portland for the National Women's Soccer League 2014 Season, replacing Karina LeBlanc who was traded to the Chicago Red Stars. She made her debut for Portland with a shutout against the Houston Dash on April 12 and went on to start 22 games for the Thorns, adding another three saves while compiling 74 saves (both ranking fourth in the league). After the season, Nadine was loaned to the Brisbane Roar with plans to return to Portland for the start of the 2015 season.
Angerer made her international debut for Germany against the Netherlands in August 1996. However, after five matches in quick succession she was only used sporadically thereafter. Angerer was Germany's second choice goalkeeper behind Silke Rottenberg for almost a decade, winning six major titles as a reserve player without having played in a single game, including the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup, two Olympic bronze medals in 2000, 2004, and three UEFA European Championships in 1997, 2001 and 2005.
When Rottenberg suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury, Angerer was picked as the starting goalkeeper for the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup. During the entire tournament she did not concede a single goal, setting the record for most consecutive minutes played without conceding a goal in World Cup play to 540 minutes. This included blocking a penalty kick by Marta in the final against Brazil. She was named the best goalkeeper of the tournament.
Angerer remained Germany's national team goalkeeper for the 2008 Summer Olympics, claiming the bronze medal. She won the European Championship for a fourth time in 2009, the first time she had been a starter for Germany. Angerer was called up for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup squad and received her 100th cap in her team's second match of the tournament, against Nigeria.
Following Birgit Prinz's retirement she was appointed the national team's new captain.
She saved two penalties in the 2013 European Championship final on July 28, 2013, and was named player of the match following Germany's 1–0 win against Norway.
Angerer told the German newspaper Die Zeit in December 2010 that she does not discriminate on grounds of gender when considering personal relationships.
1. FFC Frankfurt
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- ^ "Nadine Angerer wins FIFA women's world player of the year". SBNation.com. 2013-12-18.
- ^ "Angerer beendet Nationalmannschafts-Karriere nach WM". dfb.de. 13 May 2015.
- ^ "Kader 1. FFC Frankfurt" (in German). ffc-frankfurt.de. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
- ^ "DFB-Frauen: Angerer wechselt zu Brisbane Roar", Focus, 14 July 2013 Invalid language code.
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- ^ "Thorns FC sign goalkeeper Nadine Angerer". Portland Timbers. January 13, 2014. Retrieved January 13, 2014.
- ^ Thorns FC loan goalkeeper Nadine Angerer to Australian club Brisbane Roar, defender Steph Catley to Melbourne Victory, Portland Thorns FC, September 4, 2014
- ^ "Germany: Angerer the new captain of the national team" by Albert Sigurdsson, Wsoccernews.com, 16 September 2011
- ^ "Angerer bekennt sich zu Männern und Frauen". Die Zeit. 2 December 2010. Retrieved 2 December 2010.
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