Verena Schweers

Verena Schweers (née Faißt; born 22 May 1989) is a German footballer. She plays as a defender for Bayern Munich and the German national team.[1][2]

Verena Schweers
Verena Faisst BL gg. SC Freiburg Muenchen-1
Schweers with Bayern Munich in 2016
Personal information
Birth name Verena Faißt
Date of birth 22 May 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth Ettenheim, West Germany
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Bayern Munich
Number 22
Youth career
2000–2004 SC Kappel
2004–2006 SC Freiburg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2010 SC Freiburg 81 (3)
2010–2016 VfL Wolfsburg 95 (9)
2016– Bayern Munich 41 (2)
National team
2006–2008 Germany U19 5 (0)
2008–2009 Germany U20 7 (0)
2009– Germany U23 7 (0)
2010– Germany 47 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 April 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:33, 22 June 2019 (UTC)



Schweers began her career at SC Kappel in 2000. She moved to SC Freiburg in 2004, where she initially played in the club's youth and second team. For the 2006–07 season, she joined Freiburg's Bundesliga squad and made her first division debut. After seven years at the club, Schweers transferred to VfL Wolfsburg in 2010–11 season.[1] In the 2012–13 season, she won the German League, the German Cup, and the Champion's League with Wolfsburg. In 2014, she won the German League and the Champions League again and in 2015 the German Cup. Schweers transferred to Bayern Munich in the 2016–2017 season, where she signed a two-year contract that will last until 30 June 2018.[3]


At junior level, Schweers represented Germany at the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, reaching third-place. She made her debut for the German senior national team in October 2010 in a friendly match against Australia. Schweers was called up for Germany's 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup squad.[2]

International goals

Scores and results list Germany's goal tally first:

Schweers – goals for Germany
# Date Location Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 29 November 2012 Halle, Germany  France 1–0 1–1 Friendly
2. 8 March 2013 Parchal, Portugal  Japan 1–0 2–1 2013 Algarve Cup
3. 22 October 2016 Regensburg, Germany  Austria 3–2 4–2 Friendly






  1. ^ a b "Verena Faißt" (in German). Archived from the original on 19 March 2012. Retrieved 23 June 2011.
  2. ^ a b c "Nationalspielerin Verena Faißt" (in German). Retrieved 23 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Verena Faißt: "Ich will mich neu erfinden"", Retrieved 3 September 2016.

External links

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup

The 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup was the eighth edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup, the quadrennial international football championship contested by 24 women's national teams representing member associations of FIFA. It took place between 7 June and 7 July 2019, with 52 matches staged in nine cities in France, which was awarded the right to host the event in March 2015, the first time the country hosted the tournament. The tournament was the first Women's World Cup to use the video assistant referee (VAR) system.

The United States entered the competition as defending champions after winning the 2015 edition in Canada and successfully defended their title with a 2–0 victory over the Netherlands in the final. In doing so, they secured their record fourth title and became the second nation, after Germany, to have successfully retained the title.

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Group B

Group B of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup took place from 8 to 17 June 2019. The group consisted of China PR, Germany, South Africa and Spain. The top two teams, Germany and Spain, along with the third-placed team, China PR (as one of the four best third-placed teams), advanced to the round of 16.

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup knockout stage

The knockout stage of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup was the second and final stage of the competition, following the group stage. It began on 22 June with the round of 16 and ended on 7 July with the final match, held at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Décines-Charpieu. A total of 16 teams (the top two teams from each group, along with the four best third-placed teams) advanced to the knockout stage to compete in a single-elimination style tournament.All times listed are local, CEST (UTC+2).

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup squads

This is a list of squads of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, an international women's association football tournament being held in France from 7 June until 7 July 2019. Each of the 24 national teams involved in the tournament had to provide to FIFA a preliminary squad of between 23 and 50 players by 26 April 2019, which FIFA did not publish. From the preliminary squad, each team named a final squad of 23 players (three of whom must be goalkeepers) by 24 May 2019. FIFA published the 23-player final lists, with the squad numbers, on their website on 27 May 2019. Players in the final squad could be replaced by a player from the preliminary squad due to serious injury or illness up to 24 hours prior to kickoff of the team's first match.The age listed for each player is on 7 June 2019, the first day of the tournament. The numbers of caps and goals listed for each player do not include any matches played after the start of the tournament. The club listed is the club for which the player last played a competitive match prior to the tournament. A flag is included for coaches that are of a different nationality than their own national team.

FC Bayern Munich (women)

FC Bayern Munich Women is a German football club based in Munich, Bavaria. It currently plays in the Frauen-Bundesliga, the top women's league in Germany.

Germany women's national football team

The Germany women's national football team (German: Deutsche Fußballnationalmannschaft der Frauen) is governed by the German Football Association (DFB).

The German national team is one of the most successful in women's football. They are two-time world champions, having won the 2003 and 2007 tournaments. They are also the only nation to have won both the men's and women's tournament. The team has won eight of the twelve UEFA European Championships, claiming six consecutive titles between 1995 and 2013. Germany is one of the two nations to win both the men's and women's European tournament, along with the Netherlands. Germany has won Olympic gold in 2016, after three consecutive bronze medals at the Women's Olympic Football Tournament, finishing third in 2000, 2004 and 2008. Birgit Prinz holds the record for most appearances and is the team's all-time leading goalscorer. Prinz has also set international records; she has received the FIFA World Player of the Year award three times and is the joint second overall top goalscorer at the Women's World Cup.

Women's football was long met with skepticism in Germany, and official matches were banned by the DFB until 1970. However, the women's national team has grown in popularity since winning the World Cup in 2003, as it was chosen as Germany's Sports Team of the Year. As of July 2019, Germany is ranked 2nd in the FIFA Women's World Rankings.

FC Bayern Munich (women) – current squad
Germany squads


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