|Date of birth||8 March 1986|
|Place of birth||Bielefeld, West Germany|
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|FC Gütersloh 2000|
|2003–2006||FC Gütersloh 2000||35||(7)|
|2006–2011||SC 07 Bad Neuenahr||98||(19)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 September 2018|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12 June 2019
Goeßling began her career at her local football club SV Löhne-Obernbeck. She later joined FC Gütersloh 2000, where she won the German Under-17 championship. Goeßling played two seasons in the second Bundesliga with Gütersloh, before joining the top division side SC 07 Bad Neuenahr in 2006. After five years and 97 games for the club, she announced her transfer to VfL Wolfsburg for the 2011–12 season.
Goeßling won the 2004 FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship with Germany. She had three appearances for the team and scored twice in the first group game against Thailand. Two years later, she again competed at the 2006 FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship. Now a regular starter, she was eliminated with her team in the quarter-finals against the United States.
In February 2008, Goeßling made her debut for the German national team against China. Twice she has been denied a place in a German squad at international tournaments. She was named to the 26 player preliminary squads at the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2009 European Championship, but failed to make the final 21 player squad at both tournaments. Goeßling has been called up for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, which was her first major tournament.
Scores and results list Germany's goal tally first:
|Goeßling – goals for Germany|
|1.||22 October 2011||Bucharest, Romania||Romania||1–0||3–0||UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying|
|2.||24 November 2011||Motril, Spain||Spain||1–0||2–2|
|3.||15 September 2012||Karaganda, Kazakhstan||Kazakhstan||7–0||7–0|
|4.||15 June 2013||Essen, Germany||Scotland||1–0||3–0||Friendly|
|5.||21 September 2013||Cottbus, Germany||Russia||7–0||9–0||2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification|
|6.||26 October 2013||Koper, Slovenia||Slovenia||11–0||13–0|
|8.||5 March 2014||Albufeira, Portugal||Iceland||4–0||5–0||2013 Algarve Cup|
|9.||18 September 2015||Halle, Germany||Hungary||6–0||12–0||UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying|
The UEFA Women's U-19 Championship 2004 Final Tournament was held in Finland between 28 July – 8 August 2004. Players born after 1 January 1985 were eligible to participate in this competition. Spain won the cup after defeating Germany 2–1 in the final match.2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or
The 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or Gala was the fourth year for FIFA's awards for the top football players and coaches of the year. The awards were given out in Zürich on 13 January 2014. The deadline for voting was 15 November 2013 but was extended to 29 November 2013 for the first time in history.
Real Madrid and Portugal winger Cristiano Ronaldo won the Ballon d'Or award as the World Player of the Year. It was his second Ballon d'Or, after winning the award in 2008, as well as his first FIFA Ballon d'Or. With the win, he ended Lionel Messi's domination of the award. Nadine Angerer was announced as the Women's World Player of the Year recipient, while Jupp Heynckes claimed the World Coach of the Year for Men's Football, and Silvia Neid the World Coach of the Year for Women's Football. The ninety-minute ceremony was hosted by Fernanda Lima along with Ruud Gullit.2013 UEFA Women's Champions League Final
The 2013 UEFA Women's Champions League Final was the final match of the 2012–13 UEFA Women's Champions League, the 12th season of the UEFA Women's Champions League football tournament and the fourth since it was renamed from the UEFA Women's Cup. The match was held at Stamford Bridge in London on 23 May 2013. Wolfsburg won the tournament, surprisingly beating Lyon 1–0 to make their first cup victory.Lyon played the final for the fourth consecutive time. It also marked the fourth time in a row that a French and a German club met in the final.2014 UEFA Women's Champions League Final
The 2014 UEFA Women's Champions League Final was the final match of the 2013–14 UEFA Women's Champions League, the 13th season of the UEFA Women's Champions League football tournament and the fifth since it was renamed from the UEFA Women's Cup. The match was held at Estádio do Restelo in Lisbon on 22 May 2014. Reigning champions Wolfsburg played Champions League debutants Tyresö in the final and successfully defended their title.
Wolfsburg played the final for the second consecutive time, while Tyresö managed to reach the final in their first tournament appearance. It also marked the fifth time that a Swedish and a German club meet in the final.2014–15 DFB-Pokal Frauen
The DFB-Pokal 2014–15 was the 35th season of the cup competition, Germany's second-most important title in women's football.
Wolfsburg won their second title after beating Frankfurt 3–0 in the final.2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Group B
Group B of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup consisted of Germany, Ivory Coast, Norway and Thailand. Matches were played from 7 to 15 June 2015.2015 FIFA Women's World Cup knockout stage
The knockout stage of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup began on 20 June and ended with the final match on 5 July 2015. A total of 16 teams competed in this knockout stage.2015 FIFA Women's World Cup statistics
The following article outlines the statistics for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, which took place in Canada from 6 June to 5 July.
Goals scored from penalty shoot-outs are not counted, and matches decided by penalty shoot-outs are counted as draws.2016 UEFA Women's Champions League Final
The 2016 UEFA Women's Champions League Final was the final match of the 2015–16 UEFA Women's Champions League, the 15th season of Europe's premier women's club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the seventh season since it was renamed from the UEFA Women's Cup to the UEFA Women's Champions League. It was played at the Mapei Stadium – Città del Tricolore stadium in Reggio Emilia, Italy, on 26 May 2016, between German team Wolfsburg and French team Lyon.
Lyon defeated Wolfsburg 4–3 on penalties (1–1 after extra time) to win their third European title.2017–18 DFB-Pokal Frauen
The 2017–18 DFB-Pokal was the 38th season of the cup competition, Germany's second-most important title in women's football.
Wolfsburg defeated Bayern Munich after penalties to win their fourth consecutive title.2018–19 DFB-Pokal
The 2018–19 DFB-Pokal was the 76th season of the annual German football cup competition. Sixty-four teams participated in the competition, including all teams from the previous year's Bundesliga and the 2. Bundesliga. The competition began on 17 August 2018 with the first of six rounds and ended on 25 May 2019 with the final at the Olympiastadion in Berlin, a nominally neutral venue, which has hosted the final since 1985. The DFB-Pokal is considered the second-most important club title in German football after the Bundesliga championship. The DFB-Pokal is run by the German Football Association (DFB).
The defending champions were Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt, after they defeated Bayern Munich 3–1 in the previous final. Frankfurt were knocked out of the competition in the first round by fourth-division side SSV Ulm, losing 1–2.
Bayern Munich won the final 3–0 against RB Leipzig for their 19th title. With the win, Bayern completed their 12th domestic double, and therefore will play away to 2018–19 Bundesliga runners-up Borussia Dortmund in the 2019 DFL-Supercup in August 2019. Because Bayern qualified for the Champions League through the Bundesliga, the sixth-place team in the Bundesliga, VfL Wolfsburg, earned qualification for the group stage of the 2019–20 edition of the UEFA Europa League, and the league's third second round spot went to the team in seventh, Eintracht Frankfurt.Football at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament – Group F
Group F of the women's football tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics was played from 3 to 9 August 2016, and included Australia, Canada, Germany and Zimbabwe. The top two teams advanced to the knockout stage, while the third-placed team Australia also advanced because they were among the two best third-placed teams among all three groups.All times are BRT (UTC−3).Football at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament – Knockout stage
The knockout stage of the women's football tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics was played from 12 to 19 August 2016. The top two teams from each group in the group stage and the two best third-placed teams qualified for the knockout stage.All times are local, BRT (UTC−3).UEFA Women's Euro 2013 Group B
Group B of the UEFA Women's Euro 2013 consisted of Germany, the reigning champions, Iceland, Netherlands and Norway. Matches were staged in Kalmar and Växjö from 11–17 July 2013.
Norway won the group and advanced to the knockout stage along with group runners-up Germany. Iceland progressed as one of the best third-placed teams while the Netherlands failed to advance.UEFA Women's Euro 2013 knockout stage
The knockout stage of the UEFA Women's Euro 2013 was a single-elimination style tournament contested by the eight teams advancing from the group stage of the competition. It began on 21 July 2013 with the quarter-final round, and concluded on 28 July 2013 with the final at the Friends Arena, Solna, to determine the champions.
In the knockout stage (including the final), if a match was level at the end of 90 minutes, extra time of two periods (15 minutes each) was played. If the score was still level after extra time, the match was decided by a penalty shootout.UEFA Women's Euro 2017 Group B
Group B of UEFA Women's Euro 2017 contained Germany, Italy, Russia and Sweden. The matches were played from 17 to 25 July 2017.UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying Group 5
Group 5 of the UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying competition consisted of five teams: Germany, Russia, Hungary, Turkey, and Croatia. The composition of the eight groups in the qualifying group stage was decided by the draw held on 20 April 2015.The group was played in home-and-away round-robin format. The group winners qualified directly for the final tournament, while the runners-up also qualified directly if they were one of the six best runners-up among all eight groups (not counting results against the fifth-placed team); otherwise, the runners-up advance to the play-offs.UEFA Women's Player of the Year Award
The UEFA Women's Player of the Year Award (previously known as the UEFA Best Women's Player in Europe Award) is an association football award given to the female footballer that is considered the best player playing for a football club in Europe during the previous season. The award was announced in 2013, two years after the creation of the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award, the equivalent award for male footballers.Nadine Angerer, Lena Goeßling, and Lotta Schelin made the shortlist for the inaugural year, with Nadine Angerer being selected as the winner on 5 September 2013 during the round of 32 and 16 draws for the 2013–14 UEFA Women's Champions League.VfL Wolfsburg (women)
Verein für Leibesübungen Wolfsburg e. V., commonly known as VfL Wolfsburg, is a German women's football club based in Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony. The club is currently playing in the top division of Germany the Bundesliga. The club has won the UEFA Women's Champions League in 2013 and 2014.
VfL Wolfsburg (women) – current squad