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Anja Mittag
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Mittag with Rosengård in 2018
Personal information
Date of birth (1985-05-16) 16 May 1985 (age 38)
Place of birth Karl-Marx-Stadt, East Germany
Height 1.68 m
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club RB Leipzig (player-coach)
Number 31
Youth career
1991–1997 VfB Chemnitz
1997–1999 Chemnitzer FC
2000–2002 FC Erzgebirge Aue
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2006 Turbine Potsdam 83 (55)
2006 QBIK
2007–2011 Turbine Potsdam 79 (61)
2012–2015 FC Rosengård 69 (62)
2015–2016 Paris Saint-Germain 18 (10)
2016–2017 VfL Wolfsburg 10 (1)
2017–2019 FC Rosengård 47 (22)
2019–2020 RB Leipzig 24 (23)
2022– SV Eintracht Leipzig-Süd 3 (1)
National team
2001 Germany U-17 3 (4)
2002–2004 Germany U-19 58 (32)
2004–2017 Germany 158 (50)
Teams managed
2019–2020 RB Leipzig (player-coach)
2020– RB Leipzig (assistant)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).
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Mittag playing for Potsdam in 2008.

Anja Mittag (German pronunciation: [ˈʔanja ˈmɪtaːk]; born 16 May 1985) is a German football coach and player who plays as a striker. Mittag is currently a player-coach for RB Leipzig.

In July 2020, Mittag announced that she will end her playing career after the women's Saxony Cup final on 30 August 2020 and become a full-time coach with RB Leipzig. She made her comeback in the winter season 2021/22 SV Eintrach Leipzig-Süd in the german Regionalliga Nordost. She will sporadically take part in the games

Club career

In December 2011 Mittag negotiated a release from 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam, after nine and a half years, in order to sign a two-year deal with Swedish Damallsvenskan club FC Rosengård. In May 2015, she signed a two-year deal with French club Paris Saint-Germain. On 30 August 2016, Mittag joined German club VfL Wolfsburg on a two-year deal. On 31 March 2017, Mittag signed a contract with Rosengård once again.

Mittag became the first player to 50 goals in the UEFA Women's Champions League and its predecessor the UEFA Women's Cup on 11 October 2017.

Mittag ended her playing career after the women's Saxony Cup final on 30 August 2020.

International career

Mittag made her debut for the senior national team as a substitute in a friendly match with Italy on 31 March 2004. Her first goal with the senior national team came on 11 March 2005 in an Algarve Cup match against Norway.

She was part of the squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics, where Germany won the gold medal.

On 22 August 2017, she announced her retirement from international football.

Coaching career

In June 2019, Mittag joined third-tier German club RB Leipzig as a player-coach. After scoring 17 goals and helping the team win promotion to the 2. Frauen-Bundesliga, Mittag announced that she would focus on coaching full-time from the 2020–21 season onward.

Career statistics

Scores and results list Germany's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Mittag goal.
List of international goals scored by Anja Mittag
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 11 March 2005 Silves, Portugal Flag of Norway.svg Norway 1–0 4–0 2005 Algarve Cup
2 9 June 2005 Preston, England Flag of Italy.svg Italy 4–0 4–0 UEFA Women's Euro 2005
3 12 March 2007 Vila Real de Santo António, Portugal Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark 1–0 3–0 2007 Algarve Cup
4 2–0
5 12 April 2007 Wattenscheid, Germany Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands 2–1 5–1 UEFA Women's Euro 2009 qualifying
6 12 August 2008 Tianjin, China Flag of North Korea.svg North Korea 1–0 1–0 2008 Summer Olympics
7 22 April 2009 Frankfurt, Germany Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil 1–0 1–1 Friendly
8 24 August 2009 Tampere, Finland] Flag of Norway.svg Norway 3–0 4–0 UEFA Women's Euro 2009
9 1 March 2010 Faro, Portugal Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China 2–0 5–0 2010 Algarve Cup
10 3–0
11 29 February 2012 Lagos, Portugal Flag of Iceland.svg Iceland 1–0 1–0 2012 Algarve Cup
12 5 April 2012 Aarau, Switzerland Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg Switzerland 2–0 6–0 UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying
13 15 September 2012 Karaganda, Kazakhstan Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Kazakhstan 4–0 7–0 UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying
14 19 September 2012 Duisburg, Germany Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey 2–0 10–0 UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying
15 20 October 2012 Bridgeview, United States Flag of the United States.svg United States 1–1 1–1 Friendly
16 5 April 2013 Offenbach, Germany Flag of the United States.svg United States 3–3 3–3 Friendly
17 28 July 2013 Solna, Sweden Flag of Norway.svg Norway 1–0 1–0 UEFA Women's Euro 2013
18 26 October 2013 Koper, Slovenia Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia 3–0 13–0 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
19 5–0
20 9–0
21 23 November 2013 Žilina, Slovakia Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia 2–0 6–0 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
22 3–0
23 27 November 2013 Osijek, Croatia Flag of Croatia.svg Croatia 4–0 8–0 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
24 7 March 2014 Albufeira, Portugal Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China 1–0 1–0 2014 Algarve Cup
25 10 March 2014 Albufeira, Portugal Flag of Norway.svg Norway 3–1 3–1 2014 Algarve Cup
26 12 March 2014 Faro, Portugal Flag of Japan.svg Japan 2–0 3–0 2014 Algarve Cup
27 10 April 2014 Mannheim, Germany Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia 2–0 4–0 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
28 4–0
29 8 May 2014 Osnabrück, Germany Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia 2–0 9–1 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
30 9–0
31 17 September 2014 Heidenheim, Germany Flag of Ireland.svg Republic of Ireland 2–0 2–0 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
32 6 March 2015 Vila Real de Santo António, Portugal Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China 1–0 2–0 2015 Algarve Cup
33 11 March 2015 Parchal, Portugal Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 1–0 2–1 2015 Algarve Cup
34 7 June 2015 Ottawa, Canada Flag of Côte d'Ivoire.svg Ivory Coast 3–0 10–0 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup
35 5–0
36 6–0
37 11 June 2015 Ottawa, Canada Flag of Norway.svg Norway 1–0 1–1 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup
38 20 June 2015 Ottawa, Canada Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 1–0 4–1 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup
39 25 October 2015 Sandhausen, Germany Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey 2–0 7–0 UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying
40 9 March 2016 Boca Raton, United States Flag of the United States.svg United States 1–0 1–2 2016 SheBelieves Cup
41 8 April 2016 Istanbul, Turkey] Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey 2–0 6–0 UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying
42 12 April 2016 Osnabrück, Germany Flag of Croatia.svg Croatia 2–0 2–0 UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying
43 22 July 2016 Paderborn, Germany Flag of Ghana.svg Ghana 1–0 11–0 Friendly
44 7–0
45 8–0
46 9–0
47 22 October 2016 Regensburg, Germany Flag of Austria.svg Austria 1–0 4–2 Friendly
48 2–0
49 25 October 2016 Aalen, Germany Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands 3–1 4–2 Friendly
50 7 March 2017 Washington, D.C., United States Flag of England.svg England 1–0 1–0 2017 SheBelieves Cup

Honours

1. FFC Turbine Potsdam

  • Bundesliga: 2003–04, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11
  • DFB-Pokal: 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06
  • UEFA Women's Champions League: 2004–05, 2009–10
  • DFB-Hallenpokal for women: 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010

FC Rosengård

Germany

Germany U20

  • FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup: 2004

Germany U19

  • UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship: 2002

Individual

Records

  • 2nd all-time UEFA women's club competition top scorer: 51 goals

Others

Together with her former teammate Josephine Henning she runs the podcast Mittag’s bei Henning.

See also

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