Ursula Holl

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Ursula Holl
Ursula Holl 2010.jpg
Holl in 2010.
Personal information
Full name Ursula Ulrika Holl[1]
Date of birth (1982-06-26) 26 June 1982 (age 36)
Place of birth Würzburg, West Germany
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
TSV Uengershausen
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000 FSV Frankfurt 10 (0)
2000–2003 1. FFC Frankfurt 17 (0)
2003–2005 FSV Frankfurt 35 (0)
2005–2007 1. FFC Frankfurt 27 (0)
2007–2009 SC 07 Bad Neuenahr 43 (0)
2009–2011 FCR 2001 Duisburg 31 (0)
2011–2012 Essen-Schönebeck 12 (0)
National team
2001–2006 Germany U21 24 (0)
2007–2011 Germany 5 (0)
Teams managed
2012– Bayer Leverkusen (goalkeeping coach)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:36, 24 June 2011 (UTC)[3]
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 00:36, 24 June 2011 (UTC)[2]

Ursula Ulrika Holl (born 26 June 1982) is a retired German footballer. She currently works as the goalkeeping coach for Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen.



Holl started her career at TSV Uengershausen, before joining FSV Frankfurt, where she made her Bundesliga debut. She moved to local rivals 1. FFC Frankfurt in 2000, where she played for three season, but only appeared sporadically. However, she celebrated several major titles at the club, including the Treble in the 2002–03 season when Frankfurt won the Bundesliga, the German Cup and UEFA Women's Cup.

She returned to FSV Frankfurt in 2003 in order to play regular first team football. After two seasons, Holl transferred back to 1. FFC Frankfurt, now as the team's first choice goalkeeper. During her second stint at FFC Frankfurt, she won a second UEFA Women's Cup in the 2005–06 season, as well as another league title and the 2007 German Cup. From 2007 to 2009, Holl played for SC 07 Bad Neuenahr, before joining Bundesliga side FCR 2001 Duisburg. At Duisburg she was the Bundesliga runner-up in the 2009–10 season and won the 2010 German Cup, her fourth national cup title in total. After the 2010–11 season she left Duisburg and signed a one-year contract at Bundesliga side SG Essen-Schönebeck,[4] after which she ended her active playing career.[5]


At junior level, Holl won the UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship with the German team in 2000 and 2001. She was the first choice goalkeeper at both tournaments. Holl was Germany's third goalkeeper at the 2005 European Championship, winning her first international title without a single cap at senior level. She made her debut for the German national team almost two years later in March 2007 at the Algarve Cup against France. That year she also won the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup with Germany, again as the team's third choice goalkeeper.

After the retirement of Silke Rottenberg, Holl has been Germany's first reserve goalkeeper to Nadine Angerer at the 2008 Summer Olympics, claiming bronze, and the 2009 European Championship, where Germany won its seventh title. Holl has been called up for the German 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup squad. She has not played in any match at these tournaments. Following the 2011 World Cup she retired from international play.


On 2 December 2012 Holl signed on as Bayer 04 Leverkusen's goalkeeping coach.[6]

Personal life

On 18 June 2010, Holl has married her partner Carina in Cologne, Germany. They live together in a same-sex union as recognised under German law.[7]

Media career

As of the 2013–14 season Holl works as a pundit for Eurosport's coverage of the German Women's Bundesliga.[8] She works in the same capacity for WDR on their coverage of the DFB-Pokal.[9]



1. FFC Frankfurt
FCR 2001 Duisburg




  1. ^ "List of Players – 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 17 June 2011. Retrieved 18 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Nationalspielerin Ursula Holl" (in German). DFB.de. Retrieved 23 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Ursula Holl" (in German). Framba.de. Retrieved 18 June 2011.
  4. ^ "Holl transfers to Essen" (in German). womensoccer.de. 1 August 2011. Retrieved 1 August 2011.
  5. ^ Niels Barnhofer (2012-01-19). "Holl beendet Karriere: "Der Fußball hat mich geprägt"". DFB.de. Retrieved 2012-01-19.
  6. ^ Zetbo (20 December 2012). ""Uschi Holl ab sofort Torwarttrainerin in Leverkusen"". Framba.de. Archived from the original on 17 May 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
  7. ^ "Ich bin die Torfrau, die mit einer Frau verheiratet ist" (in German). Bild.de. 4 January 2011. Retrieved 23 June 2011.
  8. ^ Co-Kommentatorin für Eurosport
  9. ^ Als Expertin für den WDR im DFB-Pokal Halbfinale

External links

  • Official website (in German)
  • Profile at the German Football Association (in German)
  • Ursula HollFIFA competition record (archive)
  • Ursula Holl at WorldFootball.net
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