Merle Frohms

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Merle Frohms
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Frohms with SC Freiburg in 2019
Personal information
Date of birth (1995-01-28) 28 January 1995 (age 27)
Place of birth Celle, Germany
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
SC Freiburg
Number 1
Youth career
–2011 Fortuna Celle
2011–2012 VfL Wolfsburg
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2018 VfL Wolfsburg II 36 (0)
2012–2018 VfL Wolfsburg 23 (0)
2018– SC Freiburg 18 (0)
National team
2010 Germany U-15 2 (0)
2011 Germany U-16 2 (0)
2010–2012 Germany U-17 15 (0)
2012–2014 Germany U-19 4 (0)
2014 Germany U-20 4 (0)
2018– Germany 10 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 27 May 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:50, 4 March 2020 (UTC)

Merle Frohms (born 28 January 1995) is a German footballer. She is currently playing for SC Freiburg and the Germany national team.

Career[change | change source]

Club career[change | change source]

Merle Frohms played together with boys for Fortuna Celle until 2011 and was signed by VfL Wolfsburg in late 2010.[1] In her first season, she was part of the second team but wasn't used. On 9 December 2012, she debut in a 3–0 victory against FSV Gütersloh 2009 in what was her only game for the 2012–13 season. The following season she was moved to the second team as she played in sixteen matches for the team in the 2. Frauen-Bundesliga as the team finished in third place.

The 2014–15 season initially saw her contract being extended for another two years with sport director, Ralf Kellermann stating that "she has a great goalkeeping talent with such a perspective".[2] It was during this season that she played another three games for the main club which included an appearance in the Champions League when she was a starter in the semi-final against Paris Saint-Germain.[3] During this contract she was a substitute in both Wolfsburg victories in the DFB-Pokal Frauen in 2014–15 and 2015–16.[4]

After another two years in the team, she moved to fellow Bundesliga club SC Freiburg where she played in 18 games for the club in the first season.[5]

International career[change | change source]

Frohms first appearance in an international tournament was the finals of the 2012 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship where she played as the main keeper in the semi-final role against Denmark before stopping penalties from Chloé Froment and Ghoutia Karchouni in the final to give Germany the Under-17 title and also gaining a spot in the FIFA U-17 World Cup.[6] Later that year she was chosen as the main goalkeeper for Germany at the 2012 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup where she would play in all six of the matches as the national team finished in fourth place.[7]

Honours[change | change source]

International[change | change source]

Club[change | change source]

VfL Wolfsburg

References[change | change source]

  1. "Merle Frohms becomes a wolf" (in German). 13 October 2010. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
  2. "VfL Wolfsburg extended with Laura Vetterlein and Merle Frohms" (in German). 3 June 2014. Archived from the original on 26 May 2019. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  3. "UEFA Women's Champions League Semi Final". 19 April 2015. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  4. "Wolfsburg brings third DFB cup victory" (in German). 21 May 2016. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  5. "Sport-Club verpflichtet Merle Frohms" (in German). 24 February 2018. Archived from the original on 19 August 2018. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  6. Rodgers, Steven (29 June 2012). "Germany on spot for third title". UEFA. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  7. "Germany". FIFA. Archived from the original on 28 May 2019. Retrieved 28 May 2019.

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