Alexandra Popp was born on April 6, 1991. She is a German professional football player and plays for Frauen-Bundesliga club VfL Wolfsburg. Alexandra Popp also plays for the German national team.
It is interesting to note that Alexandra Popp in 2014 and 2016, won the award for German Footballer of the Year. He was named captain of the German national team effective February 2019.
She attended Gesamtschule Berger Feld and it was considered as one of the four facilities certified as elite schools of football. Alexandra Popp was the only female student and she studied and trained with junior players from FC Schalke 04. She earned a Fachabitur diploma after the 12th grade.
Until age 14, Alexandra Popp was playing with FC Silschede. Subsequently, she played for FFC Recklinghausen for three years and then joined FCR 2001 Duisberg in 2008. In September 2008, she made her debut in the Bundesliga in a match against Herforder Sv. She registered her first two goals three weeks later when she played against TSV Crailshelm.
She moved to VfL Wolfsburg in the 2012/2013 season. She helped Wolfsburg to defend their UEFA Women’s Champions League title. Alexandra Popp scored the winning goal against Frankfurt to win the Bundesliga.
She scored the second goal and helped Germany to win the 2008 UEFA U-17 Women’s Championship. In that same year, the German team placed third in the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup. She made her debut for the senior national team in February 2010.
However, she played for Germany in the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. Germany won that tournament and Alexandra Popp became the top goalscorer and the best player of the tournament. She scored in each game and had a total of 10 goals.
Alexandra Popp played at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Later that year, she scored 4 goals against Kazakhstan in a European Championship qualifying match; the team won by 17 goals. Alexandra Popp became the seventh German woman to score four goals in an international game.
She earned a call-up on May 24, 2015, for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup and was also part of the German team for the 2016 Summer Olympics.Germany won the Gold medal at the Olympics. She won the Silbernes Lorbeerblatt for her performance together with the team.
However, she missed the 2017 UEFA women’s Euro tournament due to injury. She captained the German team during the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Alexandra Popp Children
Alexandra Popp is believed to be married to one Sebastian Gold. There isn’t much information about him but he is believed to be the CEO of a company. Alexandra Popp and Sebastian Gold are said to have one child.
Some of the honors of Alexandra Popp include UEFA Women’s Under-17 Championship: Golden Player 2008, Fritz Walter Medal: Silver 2009, FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Golden Ball: 2010, FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Golden Shoe: 2010, Footballer of the Year in Germany: 2014, 2016,2023, Silbernes Lorbeerblatt: 2016, IFFHS Women’s World Team: 2020, 2022, and UEFA Women’s Championship Silver Boot: 2022.
Others are UEFA Women’s Championship Team of the Tournament: 2022,Frauen-Bundesliga Top scorer: 2022–23, DFB-Pokal Frauen Top scorer: 2022–23 and FIFA Women’s World Cup Bronze Boot: 2023.
According to footballarroyo.co.uk, the top 10 highest-paid female footballers in the world in 2022 earned an average of $450,000 per year and it is expected that the salary of Alexandria Popp should fall in this category. Her net worth is also estimated to be about $1 million as of 2023. Based on the contract she had with Wolfsburg, she is believed to earn about $50,000 weekly.