Fischer in the World11
VfL captain Nilla Fischer has made the leap into the world’s top eleven in women’s football. On Wednesday afternoon, the footballer‘s union Fédération Internationale des Associations de Footballeurs Professionnels (FIFPro), an internationally active representative of professional footballers and their interests, announced the second women’s world selection. Together with Wendie Renard (Olympique Lyon), the Swede was named in the 2016 World11. The VfL defender was joined by further German internationals Leonie Maier (Bayern) and Dzsenifer Marozsan (Lyon).
2016 in review
Wolfsburg’s Nilla Fischer experienced her fair share of sporting highs and lows throughout 2016. The year began very successfully: In May, the Green-Whites claimed the DFB-Cup for their third year in succession, with Fischer & Co. securing a 2-1 win over SC Sand. Just days later though, there followed a sporting disappointment. In Emilia, Italy, the defensive specialist and VfL were frustratingly beaten 3-4 in a penalty shoot-out by Olympique Lyon. Fischer had to quickly get over the setback, with a medal at the Olympic Games in Rio the target for the Swedish national team. And Fischer, a central-defender with five league goals under her belt so far this season, claimed the prize. Sweden were narrowly beaten 1-2 by Germany in the final, but the centre-half could proudly call herself an Olympic silver medallist.
The Women’s World11 2016: Hope Solo - Ali Krieger, Wendie Renard, Nilla Fischer, Leonie Maier – Marta, Carli Lloyd, Dzsenifer Marozsan – Eugennie Le Sommer, Ada Hegerberg, Alex Morgan
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