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2006 FIFA World Player of the Year Contenders
« on: December 08, 2006, 11:21:48 PM »
Lingor: Germany's playmaker comes good

Renate Lingor is one of Germany's most experienced players. The 31-year-old midfielder has so far made more than 120 appearances for the reigning world champions, scoring 27 goals in the process.

Exceptionally strong on the ball, Lingor is particularly renowned for her ability to evade close marking. Highlights of her long and distinguished career include two UEFA European Women's Championship titles, one FIFA Women's World Cup success and two Olympic bronze medals. Winning the FIFA Women's World Player of the Year 2006 award would add an individual title to those impressive credentials.

When Bettina Wiegmann retired in the wake of the tournament, Lingor inherited her number 10 shirt and has gone on to establish herself as the team's undisputed playmaker.

National coach Silvia Neid has attested to that fact, saying, "Renate's passing ability and vision make her the key player for both her club and her country."

As Germany prepare for their defence of the world title at the FIFA Women's World Cup China 2007, Renate Lingor remains modest about her chances of scooping the FIFA World Player of the Year award. "I'm delighted to have been nominated of course, "she said, "and would be proud to win a place in the top three." She has already achieved that goal, and on 18 December, she will know if she needs to make space in her trophy cabinet for another honour.

http://www.fifa.com/en/news/feature/0,1451,126508,00.html
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