Germany

Germany have participated at all editions of the EHF EURO and have entered the semi-final on four occasions so far - three times walking away with 4th place, but in 1994 at the first EHF EURO the team won the silver medal on home court.

A more recent highlight for the team came courtesy of its performance at the World Championship 2007 in France, where Germany took home the bronze medal, and Clara Woltering and Anja Althaus are still part of the team today.

At the EHF EURO 2012 in Serbia the team scraped into the main round with just one win, before two victories and a draw saw them finish with a respectable seventh in the end. Most recently the team qualified for the World Championship 2013 in Serbia where they reached the quarter-final after having remained unbeaten in group phase.

Playing the EHF EURO 2014 Preliminary Round in Varazdin, the current team is a balanced combination of youth and experience and reaching the main round is once again the short-term objective.

Team Roster

Geschke,Angie Birgit
24.05.1985 00:00
Althaus,Anja
03.09.1982 00:00
Loerper,Anna
18.11.1984 00:00
Müller,Anne
01.01.1 00:00
Woltering,Clara
01.01.1 00:00
Minevskaja,Ewgenija
31.10.1992 00:00
Schülke,Katja
18.03.1984 00:00
Wohlbold,Kerstin
11.01.1984 00:00
Naidzinavicius,Kim
06.04.1991 00:00
Steinbach,Laura
01.01.1 00:00
Schulze,Luisa
14.09.1990 00:00
Zapf,Marlene
06.01.1990 00:00
Nadgornaja,Nadja
01.01.1 00:00
Lang,Saskia
19.12.1986 00:00
Huber,Svenja
01.01.1 00:00
Smits,Xenia
22.04.1994 00:00

Key Players

Clara Woltering

The charismatic player was educated by Andreas Thiel, one of the greatest German goalkeepers of all time and widely known as 'the wizard'. After having played in Leverkusen for more than ten years, Woltering moved to Buducnost Podgorica in 2011.

Together with the magnificent Bojana Popovic she was the key factor for the Montenegro's top club to win the Women’s EHF Champions League in 2012 for the first time.

The 31-year-old has gained much experience from her 169 appearances for the national team. The event in Croatia is her sixth appearance at a Women’s EHF EURO events. When she’s not on the court, the goalkeeper spends time on her family's farm as often as possible.

Susann Müller

Susann Müller is arguably the most dangerous player in the German national team. The right back proved her enormous skills during the World Championship 2013, when she scored 62 times in seven matches becoming the tournament’s top scorer and earning a nomination to the All-star team.

Born in Saalfeld in the east of Germany, Susann Müller started her career in the local club SSV, moved to HC Leipzig and looked for an international challenge in 2011: The 1,86m tall right back gained experience in Denmark (Aarhus and Randers) and Slovenia (Ljubljana). Following another season in Leipzig she has joined the winners of Women’s EHF Champions League, Györi Audi ETO KC, in summer 2014.

Susann Müller is not only a dangerous shooter, she is also a brilliant player with a good eye for the players next to her. With her assists and presence on the court she is able to put the whole team on a higher level.

THE COACH - Heine Jensen

In 2011, the German Handball Federation decided to employ an international coach for the first time. The Dane Heine Jensen took over the team, managed to qualify for the World Championship in Brazil - and despite an arguably weaker performance in South America, he managed the turnaround for the EHF EURO 2012 and the World Championship 2013 when the team finished 7th at both events.

At the age of 37 Jensen will be one of the youngest coaches at the EHF EURO 2014. After having worked in Denmark and Norway, Jensen came to Germany in 2007. Only one year later, he took over HC Leipzig as head coach. In 2009 and 2010 he won the national championship, in 2009 he also reached the EHF Cup Final. Together with his assistant Maik Nowak, one of his predecessors in Leipzig, he works hard to help the German women’s national team playing better every day.

Past Performance at the EHF EURO Events

Year Event host Place/Medal
1994 Germany Silver
1996 Denmark 4th place
1998 Netherlands 6th place
2000 Romania 9th place
2002 Denmark 11th place
2004 Hungary 5th place
2006 Sweden 4th place
2008 FYR Macedonia 4th place
2010 Denmark/Norway 13th place
2012 Serbia 7th place

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