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Birgit Prinz
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Personal information
Full name Birgit Prinz
Date of birth October 25, 1977 (1977-10-25) (age 32)
Place of birth    Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10+12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current club 1. FFC Frankfurt
Number 9
Youth career
1986–1988
1988–1992
SV Dörnigheim FC
FC Hochstadt
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1992–1998
1998–2002
2002
2002–
FSV Frankfurt
1. FFC Frankfurt
Carolina Courage
1. FFC Frankfurt
   
National team2
1994– Germany 0199 (125)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of December 30, 2009.
* Appearances (Goals)

Olympic medal record
Competitor for  Germany
Women's Football
Bronze 2000 Sydney Team Competition
Bronze 2004 Athens Team Competition
Bronze 2008 Beijing Team Competition

Birgit Prinz (born October 25, 1977) is a German international football player and the Women's World Cup all-time leading scorer with 14 goals.

Prinz was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and she trained to become a physiotherapist. Prinz has been with 1. FFC Frankfurt (1st Frankfurt Women's Football Club) since July 1994.

She was elected FIFA Women's World Player of the Year in 2003, 2004, and 2005 and was the German "Women's Footballer of the Year" each year from 2001 to 2008. She scored seven goals for Germany in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2003 as a center-forward, and played for the German women's football team at the 2004 Summer Olympics. She is one of only three German women with more than 150 caps; as of September 10, 2009, her total stood at 198 international appearances (scoring 125 goals). In a September 17, 2007 match against Japan, she became the all-time leading scorer in FIFA Women's World Cup history with 13 career goals in World Cup play.Prinz extended this record to 14 career goals in the final.

In 2003, Prinz declined an offer from Luciano Gaucci, president of AC Perugia, to join his team.

Team Honors

World Cup: Winner 2003, 2007; Runner-Up 1995

UEFA European Championship: Winner 1995, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2009

Olympic Games: Bronze Medalist 2000, 2004, 2008

Algarve Cup: Winner 2006

UEFA Women's Cup: Winner 2002, 2006, 2008

German Championship: Winner 1995, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008

German Cup: Winner 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008

German Indoor Cup: Winner 1995, 1999, 2002, 2006 und 2007

Super Cup: Winner 1996

WUSA Championship: Winner 2002

Personal Honors

FIFA World Player of the Year: Winner 2003, 2004, 2005; Runner-Up 2007, 2008

German Player of the Year: Winner 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

Golden Ball Winner: 2003 World Cup

Silver Ball Winner: 2007 World Cup

Bundesliga Goal Scoring Champion: 1997, 1998, 2001, 2007

World Cup All-Time Leading Goal Scorer - 14 Goals

Record Goal Scorer and Caps at Olympic Games - 10/19

Federal State of Hesse Service Medal Recipient: 2007

Silbernes Lorbeerblatt (Silver Bay Laurel Leaf) Recipient

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Preceded by
Martina Voss
German Female Footballer of the Year
2001–2008
Succeeded by
Inka Grings
Preceded by
Mia Hamm
FIFA World Player of the Year
2003, 2004, 2005
Succeeded by
Marta
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