Saskia Bartusiak

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Saskia Bartusiak
2015-09-13 1.FFC Frankfurt vs 1.FFC Turbine Potsdam Saskia Bartusiak 001.jpg
Bartusiak during a league match in September 2015
Personal information
Date of birth (1982-09-09) 9 September 1982 (age 40)
Place of birth Frankfurt, West Germany
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Position(s) Centre back
Club information
Current team
1. FFC Frankfurt
Number 25
Youth career
0000–1996 FV 09 Eschersheim
1996–2000 FSV Frankfurt
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2005 FSV Frankfurt 113 (26)
2005– 1. FFC Frankfurt 151 (14)
National team
Germany U18 1 (0)
Germany U21 11 (0)
2007–2016 Germany 101 (3)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 September 2013
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 August 2016

Saskia Bartusiak (born 9 September 1982) is a German footballer. She plays as a centre back position for 1. FFC Frankfurt.[1][2]

Career[change | change source]

Club[change | change source]

Bartusiak began her career at FV 09 Eschersheim. In 1996, she left the club to join FSV Frankfurt where she made her Bundesliga debut. After five years, she transferred to local rivals 1. FFC Frankfurt in 2005. Playing in central defence, Bartusiak has been an important player for FFC Frankfurt's success in the following years. She won two Bundesliga championships and three German Cup titles at the club. In the 2005–06 and 2007–08 season she also won the UEFA Women's Cup with Frankfurt.[1]

International[change | change source]

Bartusiak made her debut in the German national team in a friendly against the Netherlands in April 2007. She was part of Germany's winning team at the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup, appearing in one match, the opening game against Argentina. Bartusiak has since been called up for all major tournaments for Germany. She again was a reserve player at the 2008 Summer Olympics, where she won a bronze medal. At the 2009 European Championship, Bartusiak became a regular starter for Germany, winning her first European title. She has been called up for Germany's 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup squad.[1]

She was named captain of the German team on 17 September 2015.[3]

She announced her retirement from the national team in August 2016 after leading Germany to its first Olympic gold medal in women's football.[4]

International goals[change | change source]

Scores and results list Germany's goal tally first:

Bartusiak – goals for Germany
# Date Location Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 27 November 2013 Osijek, Croatia  Croatia 8–0 8–0 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
2. 22 July 2016 Paderborn, Germany  Ghana 5–0 11–0 Friendly
3. 6 August 2016 São Paulo, Brazil  Australia 2–2 2–2 2016 Summer Olympic


Honours[change | change source]

Club[change | change source]

1. FFC Frankfurt

International[change | change source]

Individual[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Nationalspielerin Saskia Bartusiak" (in German). Archived from the original on 30 March 2016. Retrieved 18 June 2011.
  2. "Saskia Bartusiak" (in German). Archived from the original on 19 March 2012. Retrieved 18 June 2011.
  3. "Bartusiak neue Kapitänin: Die perfekte Wahl". 17 September 2015.
  4. "Olympiasiegerin Bartusiak beendet Karriere im Nationalteam". 22 August 2016.

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