[People Profile] All We Know About Nadine Kessler biography, Career, Family, Networth

 All We Know About Nadine Kessler biography, Career, Family, Networth

Nadine Kessler ( [na’di:n ‘keslaKessler born on April 4, 1988) is a retired German footballer, and currently head of women’s soccer at UEFA. She was a player in the German club VfL Wolfsburg and the German national team. Kessler was awarded the FIFA World Player of the Year award at the 2014 FIFA Ballon d’Or.

Nadine Kessler


Born in Landstuhl, Kessler was raised in the town of Weselberg which is where she attended primary and kindergarten. When she was a teenager she started playing for the boys’ clubs SV Herschberg, SV Hermersberg as well as SC Weselberg. At 16 years old she joined the women’s team 1. FC Saarbrucken in the second division. From 2006 until 2007 she was the team’s top scoring player.

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A Quick Glance Nadine Kessler

Full NamesNadine Kessler
Place of birthLandstuhl, West Germany
Date Of Birth4 April 1988
State of OriginLandstuhl, West Germany
position Attacking midfielder
Current teamWolfsburg
careerYouth career
SV Herschberg
SV Hermersberg
SC Weselberg
2004–2005 1. FC Saarbrücken
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2009 1. FC Saarbrücken
2009–2011 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam
2011–2016 VfL Wolfsburg
Total 144 (87)
National team
2003 Germany U15
2003–2004 Germany U17
2004–2007 Germany U19
2008 Germany U20
2010–2016 Germany
Salary£17,000 per week
Net Worth$5 Million

After finishing High School in the year 2007 Kessler began her basic training in the Bundeswehr in the month of October 2007. She was assigned to an organization for sports promotion in the Bundeswehr Sports School in Warendorf and was a Corporal. of Corporal. She was also a student at in the German University for Prevention and Health Management (DHfPG) where she graduated with an undergraduate degree in Health Economics in the year 2012. The year 2014 was the first time she was enrolled for the MBA program at DHfPG.


1. FFC Turbine Potsdam

Kessler joined 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam in the top-division Frauen Bundesliga in 2009 at the age of 21. She assisted in finishing the regular season on very top spot on the league standings with an 19-1-2 record for scoring record scoring. The team was crowned their 2009/10 UEFA Women’s Champions League after beating Olympique Lyonnais in penalty kicks.

VfL Wolfsburg

In the year 2011, Kessler transferred to VfL Wolfsburg. They finished in second place in the regular season of 2011-12 with a 18-2-2 record. Kessler had 11 points,, which is tied for fourth place in the league for the most goals scored.

In the 2012-13 season, Kessler recorded eight points to help Wolfsburg finish in the top spot during the regular season. 17-3-2 record. She was captain of the team that helped take home the 2012-13 UEFA Champions League after defeating Olympique Lyonnais 1-0 in the final.

Nadine Kessler

in 2014, Kessler was the captain of Wolfsburg to victories at the Frauen Bundesliga as well as the UEFA Women’s Champions League. Wolfsburg was the only German team in history to be crowned the treble consisting of League, German Cup and Champions League. Kessler was recognized with an award called the UEFA Best Women’s Player in Europe Award. She was also awarded with the FIFA Players of the Year award in January of this year, having won 17.52 percent of the vote over Marta (14.16 percent) as well as Abby Wambach (13.33 percent). When she was presented with the award, she said “It’s a reward for hard work, good performances and a good development track. I know it’s a trophy for individuals, but I’d never have won it without my teammates.”

She signed her new one-year contract the 12th of May, 2015. She announced her retirement on April 14th, 2016.

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Kessler played for Germany at the youth level with teams of under-15s, 17 19 as well as 20 team from 2003 until in 2008. Her debut came with the senior national side at the 2010 Algarve Cup on 26 February 2010, in a game against Finland after making her debut in the 46th minute as a substitute to Lena Goessling and scoring her first international goal in the 77th minute.

Kessler was a midfielder in the attacking position for Germany in the 2013 UEFA Women’s Euro helping the team to take home the sixth time in a row the team winning 1-0 against Norway.


Nadine Kessler


1. FC Saarbrucken

  • 2. Bundesliga: Winner (2) 2006-07, 2008-09
  • German Cup: Runner-up (1) 2007-08

1. FFC Turbine Potsdam

  • Bundesliga: Winner (2) 2009-10, 2010-11
  • UEFA Women’s Champions League: Winner (1) 2009-10
  • DFB-Hallenpokal: Winner(1) 2010

VfL Wolfsburg


  • FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Third place in 2008
  • UEFA Women’s U-19 Championship: Winner (2) 2006, 2007
  • UEFA Women’s Championship: Winner (1) 2013
  • Algarve Cup: Winner (1) 2014
  • U-17-Nordic-Cup: Winner (1) 2005


  • Fritz Walter Medal: Silver 2006
  • UEFA Best Women’s Player in Europe Award: Winner 2014
  • FIFA World Player of the Year: Winner 2014
  • IFFHS World’s Women Best Playmaker: 2014
  • MY BEAUTIFUL GAME: Former FIFA & UEFA Women’s Player of the Year Nadine Kessler on her favourite memories & players

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