Melanie Behringer
Behringer with Bayern Munich in 2016
Personal information
Full name Melanie Behringer[1]
Date of birth (1985-11-18) 18 November 1985 (age 36)
Place of birth Lörrach, West Germany
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
SpVgg Utzenfeld
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–2003 FC Hausen
2003–2008 SC Freiburg 97 (30)
2008–2010 Bayern Munich 35 (9)
2010–2014 1. FFC Frankfurt 97 (20)
2014–2019 Bayern Munich 79 (21)
National team
2002–2004 Germany U-19 30 (9)
2005–2006 Germany U-21 9 (3)
2005–2016 Germany 123 (34)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 April 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 19 August 2016

Melanie Behringer (born 18 November 1985) is a German footballer who played as a midfielder for Bayern Munich.[2] She has been Best FIFA Women's Player finalist.[3]



Behringer started her career at SpVgg Utzenfeld and FC Hausen. In 2003, she joined SC Freiburg. She made her Bundesliga debut for Freiburg and played at the club for five seasons. For the 2008–09 season, Behringer transferred to FC Bayern Munich and finished second in the Bundesliga table in her first year in Munich. After two seasons, Behringer joined league rivals 1. FFC Frankfurt in 2010. She won the 2011 German Cup with Frankfurt, defeating 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam in the final.[4] On 31 March 2016, Behringer extended her contract until 2019.[5]


In 2004, Behringer was runner-up with Germany at the 2004 UEFA Women's U-19 Championship and later that year won the 2004 FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship. She scored in all three knockout round games of that tournament, including the final. She made her debut for the German senior national team in January 2005 against China.[2]

She was part of Germany's World Cup winning squad at the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup, starting in all six games. One year later, she won the bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics and claimed the title at the 2009 European Championship. She scored a long-range goal in the final, for which she won Germany's Goal of the Month award. Behringer has been called up for Germany's 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup squad.[2]

She was part of the squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics, where Germany won the gold medal.[6]

She retired from international football on 23 August 2016.[7]

International goals

Scores and results list Germany's goal tally first:




1. FFC Frankfurt
FC Bayern München




  1. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 – List of Players: Germany" (PDF). FIFA. 6 July 2015. p. 12. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 February 2020. Retrieved 18 February 2022.
  2. ^ a b c d "Nationalspielerin Melanie Behringer" (in German). Retrieved 18 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Stars collide as Japan welcomes world's elite". Archived from the original on 5 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Frankfurt revanchiert sich gegen Potsdam" (in German). 26 March 2011. Retrieved 18 June 2011.
  5. ^ "Melanie Behringer verlängert beim FC Bayern" (in German). Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  6. ^ "Gold for Germany as Neid finishes in style". FIFA. 19 August 2016. Archived from the original on 20 August 2016.
  7. ^ "Krahn und Behringer treten aus Nationalteam zurück" (in German). 23 August 2016. Retrieved 23 August 2016.
  8. ^ "Olympic women's football had 65 goals and crowned Melanie Behringer".