Renate Lingor

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Renate Lingor
Renate Lingor.jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1975-10-11) October 11, 1975 (age 42)
Place of birth Karlsruhe, West Germany
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder/Striker
Youth career
1981–1983 SV Blankenloch
1983–1990 Karlsruher SC
1990–1991 SC Klinge Seckach
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1997 SC Klinge Seckach
1997–2008 1.FFC Frankfurt
National team
1995–2008[1] Germany 149 (35)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Renate Lingor (born October 11, 1975 in Karlsruhe, Germany) is a retired female German international football player.

Club career[edit]

Lingor began her career in 1981 with SV Blankenloch at the age of six, in 1983 she joined the youth team of Karlsruher SC. Aged 14 she signed with SC Klinge Seckach where she started her professional career in German Bundesliga. Despite several offers from top German teams she remained there until 1997 when she joined 1. FFC Frankfurt. Lingor's position is in the central midfield. She is well known for her good technique, her ability to read a game and her free kicks. She has retired after the 2007-08 season.


  • FFC Frankfurt
  • SC Klinge-Seckach
  • DFC Eggenstein
  • Karlsruher SC
  • SV Blankenloch.

National team[edit]

Before her first appearance in the German national team in 1995 Lingor made 19 games for the Under 20 Team. Since then she has been constantly part of the team that won several international titles. Her goal against Sweden at the 2004 Olympics secured the bronze medal for her team. In 2006 Renate Lingor was nominated as FIFA Women's World Player of the Year together with Marta (Brazil) and Kristine Lilly (USA). Lingor announced, that she would retire after the 2008 Olympic Games.[2]


1. FFC Frankfurt

National team



  1. ^ "Players Info Lingor". Deutscher Fußball Bund. August 14, 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-16. 
  2. ^ "Lingor will nach den olympischen Spielen aufhören" (in German). April 22, 2008. Archived from the original on July 19, 2011. Retrieved 2008-08-16.