Alexandra Popp Bio, Net Worth, Wiki, Age, Husband, Parents

Alexandra Popp is a professional football player and Olympic gold medalist who plays as a striker for VfL Wolfsburg and the Germany national team. Popp scored twice in Germany’s Women’s World Cup win over Morocco on Monday, July 24, 2023. Popp’s goal celebration, which involved mimicking the alien from the movie E.T., also caught the eye of many fans and media outlets.

Alexandra Popp Bio, Net Worth, Wiki, Age, Husband, Parents

Early Life

Alexandra Popp was born in Witten, Germany, on April 6, 1991. FC Silschede is the team she started her career with and she played in mixed-gender squads up. Before joining FCR 2001 Duisburg in the 2008 season, FFC Recklinghausen competed for three years in the Bundesliga. Olympique Lyonnais, the reigning French champions, had also contacted her at the time, but she decided on Duisburg.

Alexandra Popp Career

Alexandra Popp made her Bundesliga debut in September 2008 against Herforder SV and scored her first two goals three weeks later in an 8–0 win over TSV Crailsheim. Popp won the 2009 UEFA Women’s Cup and the 2009 German Cup in her first season at Duisburg. She was the second-best female junior player in 2009 and received the silver Fritz Walter prize.

She won the German Cup once more the following year and finished second with Duisburg in the 2009–10 Bundesliga season. Popp played the bulk of Duisburg’s games at left back in the 2010–11 campaign due to significant injury concerns. She relocated to VfL Wolfsburg for the 2012–13 campaign along with club teammate Luisa Wensing.

In her first season there she won the treble with the Frauen-Bundesliga championship, the DFB-Pokal Frauen, and the UEFA Women’s Champions League. Wolfsburg won the UEFA Women’s Champions League a year later and successfully defended their championship.

Rise to Fame

For the Bundesliga championship, it came down to a match on the final day of the season against the previously unbeaten, FFC Frankfurt. In contrast to Wolfsburg, Frankfurt just needs a victory to claim the title. Wolfsburg won its second DFB-Pokal match in the 89th minute thanks to a goal from Popp.

At the international level, Popp has represented Germany at various youth levels, winning the 2008 UEFA U-17 Women’s Championship and the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, where she was also awarded the Golden Ball as the best player and the Golden Shoe as the top scorer of the tournament.

In March 2010 against Finland, Popp scored her first goal after making her senior debut in February 2010 against North Korea. She was a member of the German team that took home the gold at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and placed fourth in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada.

In both the 2011 and 2019 World Cups, Popp represented Germany, which both times advanced to the quarterfinals. Martina Voss-Tecklenburg, the head coach, appointed her as the team’s captain in February 2019.

Alexandra Popp Biography

Real NameAlexandra Popp-Höppe
Birth DateApril 6, 1991
Age33 Years
Birth PlaceWitten, Germany
ProfessionProfessional Footballer

Physical Statistics

Heightin feet inches – 5’ 9” – in Centimeters – 174 cm
Weightin Kilograms – 66 kg  –  in Pounds –  145 lbs
Hair ColorBlonde
Eye ColorGray

Alexandra Popp Family

FatherAndreas Popp
MotherIris Popp
BrotherDennis Popp

Relationship Status

Marital StatusMarried
Who is Alexandra Popp’s husband?Daniel Höppe

Personal Life

Popp is married to Daniel Höppe, a former footballer who played for Rot-Weiss Essen and Wuppertaler SV. They tied the knot in June 2020 after dating for several years. The couple has no children and is happily married.

Social Media

Alexandra Popp is active on social media platforms such as Instagram, and Twitter. Popp often posts pictures and videos of her training sessions, matches, travels, family, and friends. Popp also uses her platforms to promote causes such as gender equality, animal welfare, and environmental awareness.

Alexandra Popp Net Worth

Popp’s net worth is around $2 million as of July 2023. She earns as well as her endorsements from brands such as Adidas, Coca-Cola, and Volkswagen. She also earns money from appearances and bonuses from playing for Germany.

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